GREENE COUNTY — The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greene County has announced its scholarship award winners for Greene County high school seniors graduating in 2017. Each will enter OSU in August.
Scholarship winners selected from Greene County are: Kerstin Norris of Xenia High School, Morgan Cleek of Fairborn High School, Elizabeth Rumme of Carroll High School, Dana Raber of Bellbrook High School, and Megan Burton, Rohit Chakravarthy, Brandon Haroff, Shailaja Mahalingam, Kaelyn Sanders and Jordan Williams of Beavercreek High School. Each scholarship is for $1,000.
The awards are funded by the support of local alumni. John and Cindy Feltz of Fairborn and Eric and Lela Marcus of Beavercreek are due special thanks for their generosity in setting up endowments in addition to the club’s initial endowment fund. The funds from these endowments generate earnings to enable the local club to offer more scholarships for Greene County students.
Scholarship applications are distributed to all Greene County high school counselors in the fall of each school year and then qualifying applicants are interviewed to select the merit-based award winners. Members serving on the Scholarship Interview Committee this year were Steve Lamb, James Root, Larry Lokai, Kylie Sobota, and chairperson Christi Guillmen.
Scholarship recipients and their parents were recently honored at an alumni gathering held in Fairborn with more than 50 people attending. The guest speaker was Trevor Brown, Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.
Ron Stauffer was thanked for serving as president of the Alumni Club over the past year. Newly elected officers for the 2017-2018 year include: Don Kitchen, president; Becky Mann, first vice-president; John Feltz, second vice-president; Jo Kitchen, secretary; Chuck Moser, treasurer.
The seventeenth annual Student Send Off Picnic will be held 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, August 6 at Fairborn Community Park East. All Greene County high school graduates who will enter OSU as new students this fall are invited along with their parents, siblings, and friends. Special guests will include the Buckeyeman, upper-class students who will serve on a question-answer panel and others to promote Buckeye spirit.
For more information about membership and activities of the OSU Alumni Club of Greene County, contact Don Kitchen at 937-751-3163 or visit the website: www.greenecounty.alumniosu.edu.
Story courtesy of Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greene County.