Foundation Awards Scholarships to Current College Students

August 19, 2016

Several scholarships administered by The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation have been awarded to current college students to help them further their education.

Peyton Ostheimer

Peyton Ostheimer is the recipient of the $1,750 Jeanette T. and Leo J. Vielhaber Scholarship which was established to support the development of professional therapists dedicated to working with disabled children. Ostheimer is attending the University of Findlay to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Dylan Mathews

Dylan Mathews was awarded a $1,000 Ed Lodico Memorial Scholarship. Mathews will receive a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Ed Lodico Memorial Scholarship is for a graduate of Hancock County entering at least their third year of college. A second student, Adam Newcomer, will also receive a 2016 Ed Lodico Scholarship award in the amount of $500 to assist in his education at The University of Toledo in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program.

Benjamin Carnes

Benjamin Carnes was awarded the Dr. Thomas Richard and Wendene Wilson Shoupe Post Grad Scholarship. This $7,000 scholarship provides financial assistance to a deserving student who is pursuing graduate or professional studies. Carnes is pursuing his graduate degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Madalyn Gephart and Alexis Spoon

Madalyn Gephart and Alexis Spoon have each been awarded a $3,000 Needler Family Scholarship. Gephart will be majoring in Kinesiology at Miami University, and Spoon will be entering her senior year at Miami University with a major in Business Marketing. The Needler Family scholarship was established to honor employees of Fresh Encounter and is available to employees, their children or grandchildren.

Hailey Buck

This year’s $500 Gail Getway Scholarship was awarded to Hailey Buck. Buck will be a sophomore at The University of Toledo this fall pursuing a degree in nursing.

Kaden Rieck Weaver and Drew Ashcraft

Kaden Rieck Weaver and Drew Ashcraft are the recipients of the W.S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge Family Scholarship for Ohio Northern University. Kaden, a graduate of Findlay High School and The Ohio State University and Drew, a graduate of Van Buren High School and the University of Alabama, will both receive a $1,500 scholarship, which is renewable for up to two years. This scholarship was established to assist students attending Ohio Northern University in pursuit of their law degree.

Paige Vaupel, Rebecca Wolfe and Cathleen Renn

The Jon A. Schlueter City and County Teacher Scholarships were established through the estate of Jon Schlueter to aid currently licensed and employed teachers in Hancock County in obtaining a masters or doctorate degree in a field of study for which they will be certified to teach. $2,500 scholarships were awarded to Paige Vaupel, who is a teacher at Liberty-Benton, and Rebecca Wolfe, who is a teacher with Findlay City Schools. Additionally, $1,500 scholarships were awarded to Cathleen Renn, who is a teacher at Arlington Local Schools and Laura Davis-McMaster, who teaches at Findlay City Schools.

Karigan Blue

Karigan Blue has been awarded a $1,000 Jerry Silveus Agriculture Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Legacy Farmers Cooperative in honor of Jerry, who was the general manager of Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative for more than 20 years. The scholarship was established for members and employees of Legacy Farmers Cooperative, as well as their children or grandchildren. Blue is entering her sophomore year at The Ohio State University ATI and is majoring in Agribusiness.

Garrett Maag

Garrett Maag has been awarded the first $1,000 Robert and Clara Shroy Scholarship. The Robert and Clara Shroy Scholarship was established by Clara in memory of her late husband, Robert (Bob) Shroy. Bob was a 1938 graduate of Findlay High School and later enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. Bob attended The Ohio State University and graduated from the Fisher College of Business in 1949. Maag is entering his sophomore year at The Ohio State University majoring in Business.

Amy Holzwart

The Findlay branch of American Association of University Women Scholarship in the amount of $750 was awarded to Amy Holzwart. The scholarship is for a female who is currently employed and wishes to pursue a degree that will improve their profession, income or standard of life. Holzwart, a teacher at St. Michael Catholic School, is attending Ohio Dominican to obtain her graduate degree in Educational Leadership.


The Community Foundation also awarded 56 renewal scholarships totaling $94,450. These scholarships were established to help provide previous recipients with funding for additional years of schooling.