The Piqua Community Foundation recently began facilitating the Robert and Miriam Hartzell Memorial Scholarships. The recipients for the 2015-2016 school year are the first to apply through the Foundation to receive funds granted through the Hartzell-Norris Trust, Fifth Third Bank, trustee. The new recipients of the scholarships this year are:
Caje Kindred of Piqua High School
Renee DeFord of Miami East High School
Joshua West of Lehman Catholic High School
Abigail Flamm of Troy High School
These scholarships are awarded to one graduating senior at each of the following schools each year: Piqua High School, Troy High School, Miami East High School, and Lehman Catholic High School. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university and must display academic achievement, school involvement, and upstanding character. Applications are available through the senior counselors at each school, beginning in late January of each year. Completed applications are returned to the counselors by mid-March, and winners are notified at their senior awards assemblies in May. Once earned, the scholarship is renewable for up to four years for a student maintaining a 3.0 G.P.A. or above. The annual $2500 award per student allows for a $10,000 scholarship total; the Foundation distributes $40,000 per year from this scholarship fund.
The Foundation thanks the Hartzell-Norris Trust, Fifth Third Bank, and the scholarship selection committee for the ability to help these worthy students with their educations.
"Providing your opportunity to enrich our community!"