The Medina City Schools Foundation manages more than 60 individual scholarships and the scholarship funds that support those scholarships that are annually given to the District’s students with the assistance from the Stellar accounting and reporting system at The Huntington National Bank. The Foundation administers the scholarships in collaboration with the District each year.

A list of the Foundation’s scholarships, with their criteria and financial award is provided below for your information. Please read the criteria for each of the scholarships at the time of application. There may be additional information that you are responsible to supply, depending on the scholarship for which you are applying.  

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Barbara & Steve Komjati Scholarship

Essay

Applicant must write an essay “If you know you are of Hungarian heritage, please describe it.”

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • Must be a college bound senior
  • Preference to Hungarian descent
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $2000
  • Quantity available: 1

Ben Daugherty Scholarship

Overview

Send a MHS Junior or Senior to a Basketball Camp equivalent to Bobby Knight Basketball Camp or to assist a Basketball player from MHS in furthering their education. This is to be determined by Medina Basketball Coaches, the Principal and the Athletic Director.

  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $0
  • Quantity available: 1

Carol Valeriano-Matozzo Scholarship

Overview

In memory of Carol Valeriano Matozzo, who demonstrated a relentless spirit and level of participation in support of Medina athletics during her nine year battle with breast cancer.

Essay

Write a short (2 page max) essay that describes one of these two situations: (a) describe a hardship that you have experienced in your lifetime and how you and your family dealt with it, or (b) describe the support of your coaches and teams during your time in Medina athletics.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference will be given to an athlete who has dealt with adversity in their lifetime and/or has a parent who demonstrated unending support for their child’s coaches and athletic endeavors during their time at MHS
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Quantity available: 1

Cups Café Scholarship

Essay

Please write an essay detailing your volunteer experience.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum of 10 volunteer hours
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Amount: $500
  • Quantity available: 1

Dan Sherman Memorial Scholarship

Overview

In memory of valued teacher and coach for Medina City Schools for 12 years, Dan Sherman. He had an incredible energy for life and passion to make students better people in the classroom, on the field, and beyond. “Shermanate” means to care for others, putting their needs before your own.

Essay

Describe how Mr. Sherman has impacted your life in some way. This can be personal, academic or athletic. Turn in essay to Mrs. Cavalier in White Guidance by application deadline date.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must be a senior who shows great character, in and out of school, dedication to academics, athlete for Medina City Schools and has been impacted by Mr. Sherman
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $500
  • Quantity available: 1

Dennis Gaishauser, D.D.S. Dental/Medical Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • open to any senior pursuing a medical career, i.e. pre-dental, pre-medical, nursing, physical therapy, etc
  • financial need and work ethic considered
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $1000
  • Quantity available: 1

Doermann Cross Country Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must have run cross country at MHS for at least two years
  • financial need is to be considered
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $1000
  • Quantity available: 2 (one to a male and one to a female)

Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Essay

“Why I want to start my own business Why I want to be involved in a small business”

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must be a senior with interest in pursuing a future in small business
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $1000
  • Quantity available: 1

Jennifer Stickney Memorial Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must pursue post-secondary education
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • financial need
  • preference to students who are HUDDLE/SHUDDLE members
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $2000
  • Quantity available: 1

Jillian Schrader Towne Math Scholarship

Overview

The family of Jillian Schrader Towne honors her life as the mother of two Medina High School graduates and her career as a lifelong math teacher at the middle school, high school and college levels with this scholarship.

Essay

“Why do you want to teach math?”

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must pursue a math major or fields in STEM with an interest in teaching
  • priority will be given to women during the selection process
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • minimum two years of community service
  • must have two letters of recommendation from Medina High School math teachers
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Amount: $2,000, disbursed at $500 over 4 years with annual proof of acceptable progress (3.0 GPA) towards a 4-year degree in math or STEM majors
  • Quantity available: 1

John Paul Kelly Memorial Scholarship

Overview

The scholarship is in honor of John P. Kelly. He was a teacher who tirelessly advocated for the voiceless, fervently believed in everyone’s potential, and indefatigably taught lessons that reached far beyond the classroom. This scholarship honors his lifelong love of teaching, learning, and giving.

Essay

The applicant should answer the following questions (a) What do you dream for or fear?, (b) What is a detail you remember from a a really good (or bad day)?, (c) Outside of your family, who or what do you love most and why?, and (d) can you whistle? and, if so, what is your favorite song to whistle?

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • Should have a GPA between 3.0 and 3.5
  • Is a person who tries to see the best in people they meet
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Quantity available: 1

Jordin Brooke Riccelli Memorial Scholarship

Overview

Girl Lacrosse Player that demonstrates the qualities of kindness, dependability and excellent work ethic and strives to constantly do better in all aspects of life.

Essay

Write and essay about how a team sport will help prepare you for your purpose in life.

  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: 1,000
  • Quantity available: 1

Joyce B. Ebner Tutoring Center Scholarship

Essay

“What tutoring has meant to you and how this scholarship will benefit your college pursuits”

500 words or less

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must have served at least two semesters as a tutor in the MSH Tutoring Center
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $500
  • Quantity available: 4 (two males and two females)

Karson Athletic Scholarship

Overview

Potential applicants will be reviewed based upon past or current athletic participation, academic achievement, financial need and overall school activity participation. The winners are chosen by the Athletic Director, Guidance Counselor, & a Karson Family Representative.

  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: 1,000
  • Quantity available: 1

Kiwanis Scholarship

  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: 1,000
  • Quantity available: 1

Letha House Scholarship

Overview

In memory of Letha House who established a trust fund in 1963 to assist students in funding college education.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • 75% of evaluation based upon academic performance in science
  • 25% of evaluation based upon an interest in pursuing a career in horticulture or related field of science
  • must have attended Medina City Schools for at least five years
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $1000
  • Quantity available: 1

Marilyn Cross Memorial (MCTA) Scholarship

Overview

Applicants must be planning to continuing their education in the field of education, be accepted to a college or university, write an essay and have a teacher recommendation.

  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: 1,000
  • Quantity available: 1

Math Department Scholarship

Overview

The Math Department Scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior that is planning to major in Mathematics Education (Teaching) or Mathematics in college. The scholarship was founded by Mr. John Berger, a retired math teacher at and former head of the Department of Math at Medina High School and his wife Laura Berger. The recipient’s GPA, character, work ethic, integrity, and financial aid will be considered. In addition, the applicant must submit a brief essay as to why the applicant believes he/she/or they are qualified for the scholarship as well as providing two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a math teacher at the High School. The recipient will be chosen each year by a committee consisting of the Head of the Math Department and two math teachers. If the recipient is a varsity baseball player or softball player for one year then an additional $100 bonus will be added to the $700 award.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • Brief essay as to why the applicant believes he/she/or they are qualified for the scholarship
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a math teacher at the High School
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $700
  • Quantity available: 1

Medina Community Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must be a senior is good standing, potential to achieve in chosen field, strong community and school service outside of credited courses and a good school citizen
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $500
  • Quantity available: 2

Miracle of Medina Scholarship​

Overview

Award given to an individual who has “never given up in the face of insurmountable odds” and always puts the team above individual honors.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must have participated in a sport their senior year
  • awarded based on financial need, work ethic and character
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $1000
  • Quantity available: 1

Murray and Susan Van Epp Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • open to any senior who participated in a varsity sport in their senior year
  • financial need, work ethic and character are the main criteria, with preference going to a wrestler
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $5000
  • Quantity available: 1

Ned & Barbara Place Cross Country Scholarship

Overview

Awarded to one member of each boys and girls cross country team.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • athlete must be of senior status and a member of a high school cross country team for at least three years (two of which must have taken place at MHS)
  • minimum of 2.54 cumulative GPA but not higher than 3.49
  • recipient is determined by the athlete who has the best average time of his/her five fastest times
  • $100 bonus if: athlete grew up on a farm; is left-handed; is a minority; or birthday is 1/27, 2/9, 4/4, 5/19, 7/14 or 7/15.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Amount: $500
  • Quantity available: 2

Paul Wilder Memorial Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • minimum 2.3 GPA
  • community service and extra-curricular activities considered
  • Minimum GPA: 2.3
  • Amount: $1500
  • Quantity available: 1

Richard Clevidence Memorial Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Student receiving LD services
  • Interested in pursuing post-secondary education
  • Possesses inquisitive mind and demonstrates a love for learning, good work ethic, compassionate, wants to give back to community
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Quantity available: 1

Rita K. Luebke Nursing Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must be pursuing/enrolled in a 4-year BSN program
  • other criteria include need based and high school achievement
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $2000
  • Quantity available: 1

Rollie & Rose Platz Scholarship

Essay

State your aspirations for the future. Why do you feel you have earned this scholarship? Letters and essays must be turned in to Mrs. Platz in the main office by the application deadline date.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must have attended MHS for at least three years
  • must have been the recipient of the Rollie Platz Sportsmanship Award
  • minimum 3.2 GPA
  • two letters of recommendation (at least one from current MHS staff)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • Amount: $0
  • Quantity available: 1

RPM International Inc. Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must be accepted at an accredited school of nursing or accredited allied health program
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $2000
  • Quantity available: 2

Sam Toocheck Memorial Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • must be college bound and pursuing a degree in business or finance
  • minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • Amount: $1000
  • Quantity available: 1

Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarship

Essay

“Around Medina (Photo Essay) What does Medina mean to you? What are your goals in life and how would you plan on using the funds from the scholarship to further those goals? (300 word minimum)”

Applicants are to submit up to five digital photographs depicting “Around Medina” theme. Photos should be taken within and represent Medina County. Winning applicant will have photos displayed in Sinick Family Dental office and may be used on website and social media. All submitted photographs should be suitable for a dental office.

Digital photos and essay should be submitted to SinickFamilyDental@gmail.com

  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $1000
  • Quantity available: 1

Sylvia McQuown Tennis Scholarship

Overview

One-year college or vocational scholarship awarded to two senior varsity tennis players.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • have played at least five JV or five varsity tennis matches during their high school career
  • must be pursuing college, university, or vocational training
  • financial need considered
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $1000
  • Quantity available: 2 (one to a male, one to a female)

The Joan C. Tuchek Memorial Scholarship

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • open to all graduating seniors pursuing some form of higher education
  • must be of good character
  • must have a GPA indicating the ability to reach one’s goals
  • evaluation is based on merit
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $3000
  • Quantity available: 1

The Kimberly Charlotte Morris Class of 1980 Scholarship

Overview

Kim lived life to its fullest while fighting MS for 20+ years. Her infectious smile and positive outlook rubbed off on everyone around her.

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • awarded based on extracurricular activities, community service and GPA as factors
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $1000
  • Quantity available: 1

Todd Brumbaugh Scholarship

Overview

Key Club member with a minimum GPA 2.5, SAR, Service to community and children, review of attendance and discipline record required, essay

  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: Up to $3,000
  • Quantity available: 1

Whitney Morehead Aviation Scholarship

Essay

“It sincerely is the pondering, curiosity, and wonderment that make life worthwhile.”

Requirements, Considerations and Criteria for Evaluation

  • priority is given to (1) females pursuing aviation or related field, (2) females pursuing science field, then, (3) male pursuing aviation or related field
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • financial need is considered
  • Minimum GPA: N/A
  • Amount: $500
  • Quantity available: 2

Supporting Our Hive

Bee a part of our new program, Supporting Our Hive—a fundraising effort that helps grow our community’s students while surprising you with some acts of thanks in return.