Scholarship Info

2022 Scholarship applications will be available on-line from January 1, 2023 through March 1, 2023.

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High school seniors will find most scholarships have a March deadline. Start early…gathering and adding information takes time!

Completing one application enables you to apply for most of our scholarships. As you answer questions in the application, scholarships for which you may be eligible will be presented to you. Please contact us before the deadline with any questions at (419) 739-9223 or gmyerswacf@bright.net. Best of luck!

**Applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended, may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation in the application and selection processes. If you require an accommodation in making an application through our online system, please call 419-739-9223 or email gmyerswacf@bright.net.
You will need to provide your name, phone number, email address or other means of contacting you, and a brief description of the nature of the requested accommodation.

Scholarships

Many different scholarships are available to apply for. Below are a few samples. Click on the links below for a full list of detailed scholarships available and the scholarship FAQ’s.

Alvin E. Egbert Scholarship Fund
AmVets Post #333 Scholarship Fund
Auglaize DD Legacy Scholarship
Beckie Bell Bledsoe Memorial Scholarship
The Berg Family Scholarship
Marilyn and Richard Chadwick Scholarship
Carl & Imogene Atkins Alpha Strength Scholarship
Steven A. and Marie E. Bilyj Scholarship Fund
Ida Brown Scholarship
Richard and Cindy Chadwick Scholarship
CYO Girls Basketball Scholarship
Jesse Doseck Memorial Scholarship
Paul E. Fisher Jr. Scholarship Fund
Freymuth-Sutton Scholarship
Jason C. Kline Scholarship Fund
Riley and Jean Hardacre Family Scholarship Fund
Al & Gladys Heinrich Scholarship
Deborah A. Kleinhenz Scholarship
Sheriff James M. & Carol A. Knoch Scholarship
Scott Lhamon Scholarship
The Sons of the American Legion Post #330 Jerry Mason Memorial Scholarship
Tom Kohlrieser Agricultural Scholarship
Mary Place Baker Scholarship Gifted by Dr. Robert F. Baker
Michelle A. Schulte Ewald Scholarship
Richard A. and Mary L. Lowry Scholarship
Merle and Opal Miller Scholarship
Arlene M. Metz Scholarship
Minster Bank Scholarship
Naylor Scholarship
Diane Inbody Pepple Memorial Scholarship
Larry Sanders Memorial Scholarship
Niki Schaub 4-H Scholarship
Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarship Fund
Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 8445 Scholarship Fund
Layla Yoakam Memorial Scholarship
Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund
-Ben Stoll Heartbeat Scholarship
-Barb Norton Scholarship
-Masonic Lodge Leland Stroh Scholarship
-Riverside Art Center Scholarship
-Roots & Shoots Garden Club Scholarship
-Wapakoneta Lions Club Scholarship
-Wapakoneta Sertoma Scholarship
-Pauline Menges Nursing Scholarship
-Walter G. Menges Police Training Scholarship
Wapakoneta Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691 Scholarship
Wapakoneta Rotary Club Scholarship
Wapakoneta Woman’s Club Scholarship

Full List of Detailed Scholarships | Scholarship FAQ’s

Scholarship Opportunities

These are some of schools that the foundation offers scholarship opportunities (please check each scholarship for specific eligibility requirements):

Botkins
Indian Lake
Lima Senior
Minster
New Bremen
New Knoxville
St. Marys Memorial
Upper Scioto Valley
Wapakoneta
Waynesfield-Goshen

Scholarship Recipients

The Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for 2022-23. A total of 144 scholarships were awarded totaling $227,000 in scholarship funding. Individual scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 with an average amount of $1,576. Wapakoneta High School graduates received 129 scholarships—92 to the Class of 2022 and 37 were renewal scholarships to former WHS students. Eleven scholarships were awarded to students in other regional high schools. A complete list of recipients for each of the scholarships is listed below. The 43 scholarship funds are in the order in which they were established—the first in 1990 and the three most recent in 2021.

Ida Brown Scholarships
Established in 1990 – Total funds awarded this year: $3,000
Emily Kohler (Renewal)
Caitlan Puff (Renewal)

Scott Lhamon Scholarship
Established in 1990 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Jace Mullen

Nikki Schaub 4-H Scholarships
Established in 1991 – Total funds awarded this year: $16,000
McKenzie Ott
Kaden Brackman
Emma Pax
Connor Brown
Alyssa Harrod
Ross Henschen
Natalie Imwalle

Minster Bank Scholarship
Established in 1993 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Connor Brown

Al & Gladys Heinrich Scholarship
Established in 1995 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Grace Schneider (Renewal)

Naylor Scholarships
Established in 1995 – Total funds awarded this year: $3,000
Paige Bartels
Bryson Dick

Berg Family Scholarship
Established in 1996 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Alyssa Harrod

Wapakoneta Woman’s Club Scholarships
Established in 1997 – Total funds awarded this year: $3,000
Katherine Lisi
Lillian Lynch
Alexis Nagel

Paul E. (Bud) Fisher Scholarship
Established in 1999 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,500
Makayla Srihanouvong

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8445 Scholarships
Established in 2000 – Total funds awarded this year: $6,000
Alexis Barrett
Jordan Williams
Kassidy Mitchell (Renewal)
Haven Swink (Renewal)
Jalyssa Zwiebel (Renewal)
Riley Hutt (Renewal)

CYO Girls Basketball Scholarship
Established in 2004 – Total funds awarded this year: $750
Hanna Sparks

Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 Scholarships
Established in 2006 – Total funds awarded this year: $8,000
Aryka Watt
Cassandra Shroyer (Renewal)
Alyssa Watt (Renewal)
Garrett Siefring (Renewal)

Arlene Metz Teaching Scholarship
Established in 2006 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Jordynn Nuss

Diane Inbody Pepple Scholarship
Established in 2006 – Total funds awarded this year: $500
Kaleb Luce Wireman

Jesse Doseck Scholarship
Established in 2009 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Gracie Casebolt

Freymuth-Sutton Scholarship
Established in 2009 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Clayton Wilsey

Sons of the American Legion Post #330
Jerry Mason Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2010 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,500
Peyton Debell

Jason Kline Scholarship
Established in 2010 – Total funds awarded this year: $2,000
Cael Rostorfer

Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarships
Established in 2011 – Total funds awarded this year: 4,000
Connor Brown
Kelsey Fullenkamp (Renewal)

Stephen & Marie Bilyj Scholarships
Established in 2012 – Total funds awarded this year: $7,500
Addalyn Allen
Alexis Barrett
Jaideyn Brannon
Lillian Lynch
Allison Wilson

Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund Scholarships
Established in 2013 – Total funds awarded this year: $20,500
Nikane Ambos
Jaideyn Brannan
Connor Brown
Haleigh Brown
Alexandra Burklo
Peyton Debell
Alexis Fosnaugh
Grant Honigford
DeLaney Jordan
Katherine Lisi
Abigail Metzger
Jace Mullen
Jordyn Nuss
Zach Rogers
Makahla Schanrre
MaKenzie Schroeder
Makayla Srihanouvong
Ashlyn Steinke
Joslyn Taylor
Aryka Watt
Jordan Williams
Clayton Wilsey
Raquel Woten

Individual Scholarships
within the Wapakoneta Community Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 – Total funds awarded this year: $8,500
Wapakoneta Service Club – Cameron Lenhart (Renewal) Wapakoneta Lions Club – Clayton Wilsey
Barbara Norton Memorial – Jordyn Nuss
Barbara Norton Memorial – Taylor Resor
Leland E. Stroh Hamer Lodge Masonic – Nikane Ambos
Leland E. Stroh Hamer Lodge Masonic – Gracie Casebolt
Roots & Shoots Garden Club – Connor Brown
Riverside Art Center – Makayla Srihanouvong
Ben Stoll Heartbeat – Jordyn Nuss
Ben Stoll Heartbeat – Makahla Schnarre
Neil A. Armstrong – Zach Rogers
Pauline Menges Nursing – Addalyn Allen
Pauline Menges Nursing – Alexis Barrett
Pauline Menges Nursing – Jaideyn Brannan
Pauline Menges Nursing – Allison Wilson

Alvin Egbert Scholarship
Established in 2014 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Elijah Tangeman

Merle & Opal Miller Scholarships
Established in 2014 – Total funds awarded this year: $97,000
Jaideyn Brannon
Gracie Casebolt
Addalyn Allen
Alexis Barrett
Allison Wilson
Mallory Messick
Emma Meyer
Hannah Schulze
Kiarra Holtzapple (Renewal)
Rylie Barrington (Renewal)
Jalyssa Zwiebel (Renewal)
Alexandra Ott (Renewal)
Elyssa Mullins (Renewal)
Alex Eisert (Renewal)
John Kohler (Renewal)
Kassidy Mitchell (Renewal)
Faith Hegelberger (Renewal)
Madison Mitchell (Renewal)
Madison Bishop (Renewal)
Madison Doseck (Renewal)
Brianna Fisher (Renewal)
Jeven Woodruff (Renewal)
Delani Harter (Renewal)
Mallory Liles (Renewal)
Sierra Lentz (Renewal)

Mary Place Baker Scholarship
Established in 2015 – Total funds awarded this year: $5,000
Makahla Schnarre

Mark Coomer Memorial Tool Scholarship
Established in 2016 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Ayden Hadding
Dylan Kantner

Carl & Imogene Atkins Scholarship
Established in 2018 – Total funds awarded this year: $500
Aryka Watt

First National Bank Academic Team Scholarships
Established in 2018 – Total funds awarded this year: $2,000
Makahla Schnarre
Gavin Sutton

AmVets Post #333 Scholarships
Established in 2019 – Total funds awarded this year: $4,000
MaKenzie Schroeder
Haven Swink (Renewal)
Alexandria Bauer (Renewal)
Garrett Siefring (Renewal)

Larry Sanders Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2019 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Garrett Siefring

Deborah A. Kleinhenz Scholarships
Established in 2019 – Total funds awarded this year: $14,000
Addalyn Allen
Alexis Barrett
Jaideyn Brannan
Alexandra Burklo
Peyton Debell
Gabby Huelskamp
Makahla Schnarre
MaKenzie Schroeder
Clayton Wilsey
Allison Wilson
Madison Doseck (Renewal)
Kassidy Mitchell (Renewal)
Lauren Place (Renewal)
Cassandra Shroyer (Renewal)

Sherriff James Knoch & Carol Knoch Scholarship
Established in 2020 – Total funds awarded this year: $1,000
Garrett Siefring

Beckie Bell Bledsoe Scholarship
Established in 2021 – Total funds allocated this year: $500
Hayley Kinninger

Tom Kohlrieser Agriculture Scholarships
Established in 2021 – Total funds allocated this year: $1,750
Hannah Schulze
Gracie Casebolt
Emma Pax
Garrett Donovan

Layla Yoakam Scholarships
Established in 2019 – Total funds allocated this year: $4,000
DeLaney Jordan
Raquel Woten
Gracie Casebolt
Madison Kidder

Total scholarships awarded – 144

Total scholarship funds awarded – $227,000

For Scholarship Award Recipients

If you have been notified that you have received a scholarship from one of the funds administered by the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation…Congratulations! You need to complete one easy task to receive your scholarship check:

  1. Send us your tuition statement (your college may call it an account or billing statement). Colleges and universities typically make these available to you by logging into your account on the college’s website. Scholarship payments, in most cases, will be made in full the fall semester of the academic year they have been awarded. Please mail or email a copy of the tuition statement which shows what you owe to attend college. We consider this as proof of enrollment in the college. An emailed item may be sent to gmyerswacf@bright.net. A mailed copy may be sent to Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation P.O. Box 1957 Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.

And one more important request…please send a Thank You note to the person or family that provided your scholarship. It is always appreciated and valued by them! Please send the note to the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation P.O. Box 1957 Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.

If you don’t personally know the individuals who provided the scholarship, it is always safe to begin your note with “To the (scholarship name) family.” We will forward your note to the appropriate individual or family member. Mention your future plans such as your college, major and career goal. Most individuals who create a scholarship fund have no involvement with the selection process and have not read your application. They truly enjoy reading notes from recipients!

“Think of giving not only as a duty, but as a privilege.”

John D. Rockefeller