THE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The Van Wert County Foundation hosted its Annual Scholarship Celebration. This event was held at The Wassenberg Art Center to recognize the recent student scholarship recipient’s accomplishments and provided an opportunity for them to connect with other recipients, Foundation Board of Trustee members, and staff.
Several recipients took this opportunity to learn about the donor fund associated with their scholarship. Many felt it was essential to know the person or family who established the fund and has assisted in their education and future.
Gary Clay, Foundation Trustee, and Scholarship Committee Chairman spoke to guests about The Foundation scholarship program and the learn and return philosophy. “Learn, continue your education, gain experiences and knowledge. However, know that you can return. There are opportunities right here in our communities. Bring those experiences and that knowledge to build the future of our community.”, added Clay.
The Van Wert County Foundation awards annual scholarships through an application and review process. For 2018, 314 recipients received a combined total of $896,260.00 provided through funds established for scholarship purposes.
The complete list of 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients.