John Edward Seman Memorial Scholarship

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John Edward Seman was born in Findlay on December 11, 1977 to David A. and Lisabeth M. (Winkeljohn) Seman. At the age of 14 months, John showed interest in road construction, began identifying road signs, and enjoyed playing with cars. John attended St. Michael School and graduated from Findlay High School in 1996, fourth in his class, with dreams of becoming a civil engineer and giving back to his community after college graduation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering With High Distinction in May 2000 from Ohio Northern University. John was the second student since records have been kept at ONU to graduate with a 4.0 GPA in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation he became employed by the City of Findlay Engineering Department, and at the time of his death, he was the Assistant City Engineer. John passed away on October 28, 2004 at the Cleveland Clinic from complications for treatment of leukemia, only 13 days after diagnosis. John is survived by his parents, Dave and Beth, and by his brothers, Steve of State College, PA, and Daniel of Findlay. John’s educational experiences from grade school through college contributed to his success at such a young age. Those experiences, the connection he felt to many people in Findlay who touched his life, and his love for the City of Findlay were the reasons behind his family establishing an engineering scholarship in his memory. It is a great honor to remember John in this manner.

Standard for Determining Eligibility of Students

  • This scholarship is to support a graduating Findlay High School senior.
  • The applicant must plan to be a full-time freshman student attending a four-year accredited university or college and major in civil, mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering.
  • The applicant must have maintained a GPA of 3.75 or greater while in high school.
  • The applicant must be a resident of Hancock County and a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Students who receive full scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.