Beth Bradley Heck, a native of Urbana and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, married James R. “Jim” Heck in 1968. Beth was the owner and CEO of Kennedy Printing in Findlay, Ohio and had previously taught in the Carey school system from 1968-1972. She had been active in many organizations and community projects: Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Board; United Way of Hancock County Board and President; Family Service Board; Findlay Rotary Club Board, becoming the first female President; University of Findlay Board; BGSU Foundation Board; Findlay Arts Partnership Board and President; Sky Bank Board (Ohio Bank Region); Hancock County Chapter of the Red Cross Board; Junior Achievement Board; Hancock Properties Foundation Board for the Family Center: Hancock Leadership graduate. She was also named the 2000 Female Entrepreneur of the Year, and had received the Athena Award, March of Dimes Community Service Award and the Small Business of the Year Award from the Findlay Chamber.
Beth often said “I picked my parents well, married a good man, had the best daughter (Kristin Heck Sajadi) anyone could ask for and am blessed with a granddaughter, Sarah Grace.” Beth’s wonderful smile, exceptional wit and spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
The scholarship is dedicated to all young women who work hard to fulfill their dreams, show dedication to the task at hand and who show kindness toward all.