The Foundation awards more than $40,000 in scholarships each year for the Medina City School District to graduating seniors who meet select academic, community and athletic criteria. If you interested in donating towards a particular scholarship, please click here for instructions.
2021 Scholarships will be available February 1- February 24 through the 2021 Senior Scholarship Application. A list of the Foundation's scholarships, with their criteria and financial award is provided below for your information. Please read the criteria for each of the scholarships at the time of application. There may be additional information that you are responsible to supply, depending on the scholarship for which you are applying. Click here to access the application. Thank you & Good luck!
Art 1.11 Scholarship-Recipient must be pursuing education in an art related field at either a two or four year college or trade school, and/or participated in the Art 1.11 Performance Art Event. Essay: "The impact of Art classes in high school." Essay must be turned in to Mrs. Foy in room 2005 by the application deadline date. Award amount varies.
Cups Cafe'- Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum of 10 volunteer hours. Essay: Volunteer experience. Award amount is $500
Doermann Cross Country Scholarship- Two scholarships will be awarded, one to a male and one to a female who ran cross country at MHS for at least two years. Financial need is to be considered. Award amount is $1,000 each.
The Entrepreneurial Scholarship- Recipient must be a senior with interest in pursuing a future in small business. Essay: "Why I want to start my own business" or "Why I want to be involved in a small business" to be submitted on Universal Scholarship Application. Award amount is $1,000.
Dennis Gaishauser, D.D.S. Dental/Medical Scholarship- Open to any senior pursuing a medical career, i.e. pre-dental, pre-medical, nursing, physical therapy, etc. Financial need and work ethic considered. Award amount is $1,000.
Letha House Scholarship- In memory of Letha House who established a trust fund in 1963 to assist students in funding college education. Criteria include a 75% academic performance in science, 25% upon an interest in pursuing a career in horticulture or related field of science. Applicant must have attended Medina City Schools for at least five years. Award amount is $1,000.
Karson Scholarship- Past athletic participation, academic achievement, financial need and overall school activity participation will be considered. Award amount is $1,000.
Barbara & Steve Komjati Scholarship- Recipient must be a college bound senior, preference to Hungarian descent. Essay: "If you know about Hungarian heritage, please state." Award amount is $2,000.
Rita K. Luebke Nursing Scholarship- Recipient must be pursuing/enrolled in a 4-year BSN program. Other criteria include need based and high school achievement. Award amount is $2,000.
Carol Valeriano- Matozzo Scholarship- In memory of Carol Valeriano Matozzo, who demonstrated a relentless spirit and level of participation in support of Medina athletics during her nine year battle with breast cancer. Recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to an athlete who has dealt with adversity in their lifetime and/or has a parent who demonstrated unending support for their child's coaches and athletic endeavors during their time at MHS. Essay: Write a short (2 page max) essay that describes one of these two situations: (a) describe a hardship that you have experienced in your lifetime and how you and your family dealt with it, or (b) describe the support of your coaches and teams during your time in Medina athletics. Award amount is $1,000.
Sylvia McQuown Memorial Scholarship- One-year college or vocational scholarship awarded to two senior varsity tennis players. Two scholarships will be awarded, one to a male, one to a female, who have played at least five JV or five varsity tennis matches during their high school career. Candidates must be pursuing college, university, or vocational training. Financial need considered. Award amount is $1,000 each. (4 total)
Medina Community Scholarship- Must be a senior is good standing, potential to achieve in chosen field, strong community and school service outside of credited courses and a good school citizen. Two scholarships awarded at $500 each.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship- Recipient must be a minority in the Medina City School District who exemplifies the quality and character of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The recipient shall reflect racial reconciliation; shall possess a non-violent attitude; shall be seeking to further his/her education; shall possess a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA; and shall have overcome personal life obstacles. Essay: "A dream I have that could improve the world." Award amount varies.
Miracle of Medina Scholarship- Recipient must have participated in a sport their senior year. Scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, work ethic and character. Award given to an individual who has "never given up in the face of insurmountable odds" and always puts the team above individual honors. Award amount is $1,000.
Whitney Morehead Memorial Scholarship- Priority is given to (1) females pursuing aviation or related field, (2) females pursuing science field, then, (3) male pursuing aviation or related field. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Financial need is considered. Essay: "It sincerely is the pondering, curiosity, and wonderment that make life worthwhile." Two scholarships will be awarded for $500 each.
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Kim C. Morris Scholarship- Awarded based on extracurricular activities, community service and GPA as factors. Kim lived life to its fullest while fighting MS for 20+ years. Her infectious smile and positive outlook rubbed off on everyone around her. Award amount is $1,000.
Ned & Barbara Place Cross Country Scholarship- Awarded to one member of each boys and girls cross country team. The athlete must be of senior status and a member of a high school cross country team for at least three years, two of which must have taken place at MHS. Minimum of 2.540 cumulative GPA but not higher than 3.499. Recipient determination: The athlete who has the best average time of his/her five fastest times. Award amount $500 each. $100 bonus if: athlete grew up on a farm; is left-handed; is a minority; or birthday is 1/27, 2/9, 4/4, 5/19, 7/14 or 7/15.
Rollie & Rose Platz Scholarship-Recipient must have attended MHS for at least three years, been the recipient of the Rollie Platz Sportsmanship Award and have at least a 3.2 GPA. Two essays: 1)State your aspirations for the future 2) Why do you feel you have earned this scholarship? Two letters of recommendation (at least one from current MHS staff). Letters and essays must be turned in to Mrs. Platz in the main office by the application deadline date.
RPM International Inc. Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship- Applicant must be accepted at an accredited school of nursing or accredited allied health program. Two scholarships for award amount of $2,000 each.
Dan Sherman Memorial Scholarship- In memory of valued teacher and coach for Medina City Schools for 12 years, Dan Sherman. He had an incredible energy for life and passion to make students better people in the classroom, on the field, and beyond. "Shermanate" means to care for others, putting their needs before your own. The recipient of this award must be a senior who shows great character, in and out of school, dedication to academics, athlete for Medina City Schools and has been impacted by Mr. Sherman. Essay: Describe how Mr. Sherman has impacted your life in some way. This can be personal, academic or athletic. Turn in essay to Mrs. Cavalier in White Guidance by application deadline date. Award amount is $500.
Sinick Family Dental Photo Scholarship- Awarded to any Medina High senior. Applicants are to submit up to five digital photographs depicting "Around Medina" theme. Photos should be taken within and represent Medina County. Winning applicant will have photos displayed in Sinick Family Dental office and may be used on website and social media. All submitted photographs should be suitable for a dental office. One essay: "What does Medina mean to you? What are your goals in life and how would you plan on using the funds from the scholarship to further those goals?" 300 word minimum. Digital photos and essay should be submitted to SinickFamilyDental@gmail.com. Award amount is $1,000.
Jennifer Stickney Memorial Scholarship- Recipient must pursue post-secondary education, minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need. Preference to students who are HUDDLE/SHUDDLE members. Award amount is $2,000.
Linda Smith Scholarship- No information at this time.
Sam Toocheck Memorial Scholarship- Recipient must be college bound and pursuing a degree in business or finance. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Award amount is $1,000.
Jillian Schrader Towne Math Scholarship- The family of Jillian Schrader Towne honors her life as the mother of two Medina High School graduates and her career as a lifelong math teacher at the middle school, high school and college levels with this scholarship. To qualify, applicant must pursue a math major or fields in STEM with an interest in teaching. A priority will be given to women during the selection process. Applicant must satisfy the following criteria: 1. Minimum 3.0 high school GPA 2. Two years of community service 3. Complete a one paragraph essay “Why do you want to teach math?” 4. Two letters of recommendation from Medina High School math teachers. Award amount is $2,000, disbursed at $500 over 4 years with annual proof of acceptable progress (3.0 GPA) towards a 4-year degree in math or STEM majors.
Joan C. Tuchek Memorial Scholarship- Open to all graduating seniors pursuing some form of higher education. They must be of good character and have a GPA indicating the ability to reach one's goals. The scholarship will be based on merit. This scholarship has a separate application, click here to download. Award amount is $3,000. Application should be turned in to Kristi Cavalier by April 15.
Tutoring Center Scholarship- Recipient must have two semesters as a tutor in the MSH Tutoring Center. Essay: 500 words or less explaining what tutoring has meant to you and how this scholarship will benefit your college pursuits. Award amount is $500 each to two males and two females, for a total of four scholarships.
Murray and Susan Van Epp Scholarship- Open to any senior who participated in a varsity sport in their senior year. Financial need, work ethic and character are the main criteria, with preference going to a wrestler. Award amount is $5,000.
Paul Wilder Memorial Scholarship- Recipient must have a minimum 2.3 GPA; community service and extra-curricular activities considered. Award amount is $1,500.