Robert A. and Shirley Smith Family Scholarship

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The Robert A. and Shirley Smith Family Scholarship was established by Robert A. Smith in June of 2017. Along with their commitment to the Village of McComb, the Smith family values education. Robert graduated from McComb High School in 1946, followed by a bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting and his MBA from Bowling Green State University. All of Robert and Shirley’s children also graduated from McComb High school: in 1971, 1974, 1976, and 1987. Daughter Paula graduated from Bowling Green State University, majoring in English and Library Science, followed by a Master’s Degree in Education.  Daughters Sally and Nancy graduated from The Ohio State University: Sally with a degree in Physical Therapy and Nancy with a degree in Horticulture. Son Rob has a Civil Engineering degree and a Master’s of Engineering with an emphasis in environmental engineering from the University of Toledo as well as a PHD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. 

Standards for Determining Eligibility

The purpose of this scholarship fund is to assist McComb High School graduating seniors who are pursuing a four year degree in agriculture, business, education, engineering or healthcare.

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior of ­McComb High School.
  • The applicant must plan to be a full-time student enrolled at an accredited four-year institution.       
  • The applicant must be pursuing a degree in agriculture, business, education, engineering, or healthcare. 
  • The applicant must have maintained a cumulative 2.9 GPA or above while in high school or during the most recently completed grading period.
  • The applicant must have been active in athletics or other activities while in high school and have participated in community activities.
  • Financial need is not a requirement.
  • Any student who receives a full scholarship that includes all of the fees normally payable by policy of the Community Foundation will not qualify for this Scholarship.