MCF Gives Up To $322,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

Photo Credit: Vasily Koloda

Photo Credit: Vasily Koloda

Washington County, OH – In the past several weeks, Washington County high school seniors dawned their caps and gowns, received their diplomas while their families cheer, and moved their tassels from right to left, signifying a great achievement. During these ceremonies, almost 50 of these students walked across their school’s stage with an added confidence.

Marietta Community Foundation has awarded 44 scholarships to 49 local students in the past several weeks. The Foundation has already awarded over $145,000 in scholarships, including past recipients who have renewed their previously won scholarships.

This past January, the Foundation announced they had received the largest bequest in their 45 year history from the estate of Adriann “Arie” Janssens. According to Arie’s wishes, the majority of this bequest was to be used to set up a scholarship fund in memory of his late wife Carol Christy. The Carol Christy Scholarship is able to cover up to 50% of a recipients total tuition cost.

This year, several students were inducted into the Foundation’s history by being the first recipients of The Carol Christy Scholarship. While the exact amount has yet to be determined, this scholarship could add an additional $177,000 in scholarships; bringing the Foundation’s potential award total to over $322,000.

Ana-Sophia Beardsley, Carol Christy Scholarship and Jolene Craig Journalism Scholarship  Photo Provided by Ana-Sophia Beardsley

Ana-Sophia Beardsley, Carol Christy Scholarship and Jolene Craig Journalism Scholarship

Photo Provided by Ana-Sophia Beardsley

Madi Moore, Carol Christy Scholarship, Myra P. Berg Scholarship, and Kevin O’Brien Kelly Memorial Scholarship  Photo Provided by Madi Moore

Madi Moore, Carol Christy Scholarship, Myra P. Berg Scholarship, and Kevin O’Brien Kelly Memorial Scholarship

Photo Provided by Madi Moore


2019 Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Abigail Werry

  • Elks #477 Scholarship

Ana-Sophia Beardsley

  • Carol Christy Scholarship

  • Jolene Craig Journalism Scholarship

Andrea Siders

  • Connect to Success Scholarship

Andrew Rauch

  • Conlan Opportunity Award

Austin Offenberger

  • Myra P. Berg Scholarship

Bailey Harlow

  • Elks #477 Scholarship

  • *Warren Local Education Association Future Educator Scholarship*

Brookelyn Heiss

  • Marietta Soccer League Scholarship

Caileigh Moore

  • Faustena “Frosty” Haas Health Care Scholarship

  • Trae DeVolld Memorial Scholarship

Colby Sleek

  • Terry Huck Memorial Scholarship

  • Nancy A. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Derek Duckworth

  • John McCracken Memorial Scholarship

  • Charlie Spindler Athletic Memorial Scholarship

  • Elks #477 Scholarship

Derek Joy

  • Magnum Manufacturing Scholarship

Diamond Decker

  • Carol Christy Scholarship

Grace Arnold

  • Noon Lion’s Club Scholarship

  • Edwin V. Pugh Memorial Scholarship

Haley Davis

  • Art Fordham Memorial Scholarship

Halle Richards

  • James S. & Brenda A. Measell Scholarship

Hope Miracle

  • Myra P. Berg Scholarship

Hunter Gilbert

  • Connect to Success Scholarship

Jace Ward

  • The Mt. Moriah 506 Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship

Jared Farnsworth

  • Conlan Opportunity Award

  • Charles D. Fogel, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Justin Fouty

  • Edwin “Jack” Haas Memorial Scholarship

Julianna Bottomley

  • Peoples Employee Scholarship

Kaitlyn Engle

  • Edward Parrish Scholarship

Kaleigh West

  • Mellissa Ann Weckbacher Memorial Scholarship

Kaylee Ullman

  • David C. Barrett Memorial Scholarship

Kennedy Schuck

  • Marietta Soccer League Scholarship

Kristen Winstanley

  • Frontier Ag Science Scholarship

Kristyn Villarta

  • Lisa Marie Wesel Memorial Scholarship

Leah Wietrzykowski

  • Stanton W. Brock Memorial Scholarship

  • Warren E. Offenberger Scholarship

Leilani Lieras-Kelly

  • Myra P. Berg Scholarship

Lexi Mullen

  • Carpe Diem Scholarship

Luke Nelson

  • Greg Schilling Memorial Scholarship

  • Elks #477 Scholarship

Madi Moore

  • Myra P. Berg Scholarship

  • Kevin O’Brien Kelly Memorial Scholarship

  • Carol Christy Scholarship

Maggie Gottfried

  • Noon Lion’s Club Scholarship

  • Carol Christy Scholarship

Makayla Feldner

  • Trae DeVolld Memorial Scholarship

Matt Semon

  • Connect to Success Scholarship

  • Greg Schilling Memorial Scholarship

Matthew Goodman

  • Marietta Soccer League Scholarship

Morgan Connolly

  • Connect to Success Scholarship

Nadine Oliver

  • Carol Christy Scholarship

Natalie Brooks

  • Mark C. Studenic Memorial Scholarship

Nathan Bennett

  • Pete & Laura Pannier Scouting Scholarship

  • Penelope “Penny” J. Passavant Academic Scholarship

Nicholas Oliver

  • Peoples Employee Scholarship

Rachel Adams

  • The Mt. Moriah 506 Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship

Rachel Baumgard

  • Anna Laura Masters Memorial Scholarship

  • Howard & Molly Varner Scholarship

Shayla Honaker

  • Conlan Opportunity Award

Sierra Bayless

  • Conlan Opportunity Award

  • Charles D. Fogel, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Tia Jarvis

  • Anderson-Stage Scholarship Award

Tim Grosel

  • Dr. Richard Hille Scholarship For Medical Students

Tyler Hartline

  • Marie Adamson Senior Scholarship

Wyatt Miracle

  • Charlie Spindler Athletic Memorial Scholarship

Applicants submitted their scholarship application packets by the April 5th deadline. Depending on the scholarship, students had to provide academic information, financial information, and write multiple essays. Once the Foundation compiled all of the application packets, committees and funders determined who would be awarded each scholarship.