Jeanette T. and Leo J. Vielhaber Scholarship

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This scholarship was established by the family to support the development of professional therapists dedicated to working with disabled children. Leo Vielhaber was instrumental in the development of the Hancock County Society for the Handicapped and was an honorary member at the time of his death in 2004. His special interest in helping the handicapped was the result of having a handicapped son, one of five children. Mr. Vielhaber was proud of his family and cherished the time spent with them. He took his sons golfing; baked cakes for his family members; and cared for his wife, Jeanette, for the last six years of his life.

Leo worked for Cooper Tire and Rubber Company for nearly forty years and believed that everyone should “give back” to the community with whatever time and talent he or she possesses. He was a member of the Findlay Country Club and The Pits Rod & Gun Club. In addition, he was a volunteer in the emergency room at Blanchard Valley Hospital; served as city councilman for the Sixth Ward; served as a trustee for the Betty Jane Center in Tiffin, Ohio; and was active in the Julie Cole Charity Golf Tournament. He will be remembered well for the contributions he made to his community.

Standards for Determining Eligibility of Students

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior of or a graduate from a county school located in Hancock County
  • The applicant must plan to be a full-time student enrolled for their undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited college/university.
  • The applicant must be pursuing their degree in speech, occupational or physical therapy, or special education, with the goal of working with children. Pursuing a career with special needs children is not a requirement, but those applicants may receive priority.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • The applicant must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or above while in high school or undergraduate.
  • The applicant who demonstrates a dedication, reliability, initiative, honesty, sincerity, compassion, maturity, community spirit, and other such qualities will have priority.
  • Financial need is a requirement.
  • Students who receive full tuition scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.