College Scholarships Awarded in 2023
Scholarship Dollars Awarded in 2023
Funds Currently Administered
Grant Dollars Awarded in 2022

“I am attending Purdue University Fort Wayne to pursue my dream of of becoming a music educator. I hope to teach and show kids that there is a future in music.”

Alden Longsworth, Recipient of Ben Stoll Heartbeat Scholarship and the AmVets Post #333 Scholarship.

“I am blessed to have been awarded a scholarship through the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation that will help me further my education at Xavier University majoring in Nursing.”

Sarah Parker, Recipient of the Merle & Opal Miller Scholarship

“I would like to thank the Wapakoneta Lions Club, Merle & Opal Miller, and the Berg Family for awarding me these scholarships. I will be studying Agricultural Equipment Technology at UNOH. I will be applying my knowledge at Koenig Equipment where I am currently employed.”

Alex Eisert, Recipient of the Wapakoneta Lions Club Scholarship, the Berg Family Scholarship and the Merle & Opal Miller Scholarship.

“I am beyond thankful for the scholarships awarded to me through the Wapakoneta Area Foundation. I plan to use them towards my schooling at Bowling Green State University, where I will be majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders to later become a Speech Language Pathologist!”

Haven Swink, Recipient of the VFW Post #8445 Scholarship and the Sheriff Knoch and Carol Knoch Scholarship.

“I am tremendously grateful to have received scholarships from the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation. These scholarships are helping me further my education at Bowling Green State University where I am studying to become a Registered Dietitian.”

Grace Schneider, Recipient of the Deborah A. Kleinhenz Scholarship and the Al & Gladys Heinrich Scholarship

“I am studying nursing at Ohio Northern University and I am thankful for the opportunity given to me by the Wapakoneta Community Foundation.”

Jeven Woodruff, Recipient of the Merle & Opal Miller Scholarship and a Deborah A. Kleinhenz Scholarship and is a second year student at ONU.

“I am extremely grateful for the scholarships I have received from the Wapak Community Foundation! With the help of these scholarships, I will be attending Liberty University majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Global Studies. I hope to become a Physician and be involved in medical missions.”

Alyssa Watt, Recipient of a Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 Scholarship and a Deb A. Kleinhenz Scholarship

“It is an honor to have been awarded aid from the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation as the aid will help me pursue my future career. I am planning on attending the University of Cincinnati- Main Campus to study Electrical Engineering.”

Nate Metzger, Recipient of a Scholarship from the Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund

“I am incredibly grateful for being awarded a scholarship from the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation. Their generosity over the last few years has allowed me to pursue my highest academic goals. Thanks to the scholarships, I have been able to attend my dream school, The Ohio State University in Columbus, and am currently applying to dental school. I hope to one day give back to the community as this wonderful organization does.”

Lauren Place, Recipient of a Deborah A Kleinhenz Scholarship




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Who We Are

Board of Trustees

Why Give?

To improve the quality of life in the Wapakoneta Area through organized philanthropy by:
Providing leadership and acting as a catalyst in identifying and addressing evolving community needs.
Distributing grants for charitable purposes in the areas of health, economic development, basic human needs, education, cultural activities, environment, and community services.
Assist donors in creating funds to meet emerging community needs and distribute proceeds in accordance with the donor’s intent.
Prudently manage the Foundation’s resources to achieve the maximum benefit for the Wapakoneta area in perpetuity.

Contact Info:

Tax ID #: #34-1615229

Greg Myers
Executive Director

PO Box 1957
103 S. Blackhoof
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

PH: 419-739-9223
Fax: 419-739-9220


Grant applicants please click here to fill out an application.

How to Donate

To make a donation to the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation please make your check out to the W.A.C.F. and indicate on the memo line the fund you would like the donation directed towards. If no fund is indicated, the donation will be directed to the Community Administration Fund.

If your donation is for a memorial, please make the check out to the W.A.C.F. and indicate the person(s) name on the memo line of the check.

All donations should be mailed to:

Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation
P. O. Box 1957
Wapakoneta, OH 45895