The Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, Inc. announced recipients of their scholarships at the high school’s Honors Award Program, which was held in May.
This year, a total of 55 scholarships were awarded to 35 seniors through the foundation, which was organized by a local group of interested citizens in January 1991, and has held a tax-free status with the IRS since March 1994. The foundation has seen continued growth over the years, with current funds totaling more than $580,000 compared to $434,000 in 2009 (up 34 percent).
|Thirty-five Genoa High School students received awards from the Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation. (Submitted photo)|
There are currently 33 individual scholarship funds that offered 42 scholarships in 2014. A total of 13 additional scholarships were given by various local businesses and organizations in conjunction with the foundation, including one four-year renewable scholarship first awarded in 2004 (The Dehn Sisters Memorial Scholarship Trust).
“Our growth continues only due to a community program that is funded by caring supporters of Genoa Schools, local businesses, local community clubs, as well as many thoughtful and helpful individuals,” said Diane Gerkensmeyer, foundation president.
Students interested in information on scholarships offered through this program should contact their school counselor or principal.