Student Scholarships

 

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Scholarships – XHS Class of 2022

Haley Kumph is the recipient of the annual scholarship sponsored by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization operating in collaboration with and in support of the Xenia Community Schools. In addition to the scholarship, the Foundation awards $25,000.00 a year in classroom grants for special projects. The scholarship is funded with proceeds from the annual Xenia Community Schools Foundation Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The scholarships were announced at the annual Scholarship Awards Assembly at Xenia High School on May 12, 2022.

Haley Kumph is a 2022 Graduate of Distinction. She has been a member of the Soccer Team, Bowling Team, Chemistry Club, National Honor Society, Renaissance, and Student Council. She has performed volunteer work through National Honor Society. Haley held leadership positions in several activities, including the Warner Middle School WEB program. Haley will attend the University of Dayton and major in Business. Her parents are Steve and Michelle Cowdrey.

The Foundation also administers funds for several other scholarships. 

John E. Meyer II Memorial Scholarship The scholarship is funded by the sponsor family through the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. This year two scholarships were awarded.

Blayke Dudley is the son of Steven and Kandice Dudley. He is planning to attend Sinclair Community College and is currently undecided on a major.

Emily McIntosh is one of the Graduates of Distinction for the Class of 2022.  She is the daughter of Jessy and Maranda McIntosh.  Emily is planning to attend Ohio University and major in Chemistry.

Shirley J. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarship Two scholarships were awarded. The scholarships were established to honor the memory of Shirley R. Ellis. They are awarded annually to one or more Xenia High School seniors, who will attend an institution of higher education and has/have participated in theater or attended theater classes.

Will Miller is one of the Graduates of Distinction for the Class of 2022. He is the son of John and Mary Miller. Will is planning to attend Ohio University and major in Media Arts & studies.

Makaiya Stark is the daughter of Betty Caldwell and Rocky Stark. She is planning to attend the University of Dayton to study Nursing.

Gale Adkins Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is new was awarded by the family for the first time this year. 

 

Jobe Vogelsong is one of the Graduates of Distinction for the Class of 2022. Jobe is the son of Dan and Stephany Vogelsong. He is planning to attend Miami University and major in English/History Education.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation provides $1,000.00 in a scholarship to a graduating senior. Students applying for the scholarship follow the scholarship application process through the Guidance Office at Xenia High School. The Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and the XCSF Board makes the final selection.

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Scholarships – 2021

Karleigh Godfrey is the recipient of the annual scholarship sponsored by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization operating in collaboration with and in support of the Xenia Community Schools. In addition to the scholarship, the Foundation awards $25,000.00 a year in classroom grants for special projects. The scholarship is funded with proceeds from the annual Xenia Community Schools Foundation Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

Karleigh Godfrey’s activities include: Swim Team, Spanish Club, Chemistry Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, Prom Committee, Renaissance, Peer Facilitation and Academic Team. Her volunteer efforts have included work with 4-H as a counselor and Girl Scouts serving at the Caring Place, along with other volunteer activities. She will attend Wright State University and major in Nursing. Karleigh, a Xenia High School Graduate of Distinction, is the daughter of Courtney Durflinger.

The Foundation also administers funds for several other scholarships.

  1. John E. Meyer II Memorial Scholarship The scholarship is funded by the sponsor family through the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. This year the recipient is Aleeha Chaffin, daughter of Joe and Andrea Chaffin. Aleeha will attend Sinclair Community College. She has been active in Tennis, Chemistry Club, National Honor Society, Student Council and Yearbook.
  2. Shirley J. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarship Two scholarshipswere awarded. The scholarships were established to honor the memory of Shirley R. Ellis. It is awarded annually to one or more Xenia High School seniors, who will attend an institution of higher education and has/have participated in theater or attended theater classes.

Isabel Wickline is the daughter of Marc and Judy Wickline. She has been active in Ensemble, Musicals, Swimming, Tennis, Spanish Club, FFA, National Honor Society and Student Council. She plans to attend Wright State University.

Garrison Henry is the son of Heather Henry. He has been active in Ensemble, Musicals and Student Council. Garrison plans to attend Ohio State University. Garrison Henry has been named a Graduate of Distinction.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation provides $1,000.00 in a scholarship to a graduating senior. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should follow the scholarship application process adopted by the Guidance Office at Xenia High School. The Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and make the final selection. The scholarships were announced at the annual Scholarship Awards Assembly at Xenia High School. The assembly was held on Friday May, 14, 2021.

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Scholarships – 2020

Alyssia Echols is the recipient of the annual scholarship sponsored by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization operating in collaboration with and in support of the Xenia Community Schools. In addition to the scholarship, the Foundation awards $25,000.00 a year in classroom grants for special projects. The scholarship is funded with proceeds from the annual Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

Alyssia Echols has been active on Student Council, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, National Honor Society, HOSA, Blue Crew and Prom Committee. Alyssia is a four-year tri-athlete in Varsity Soccer, Varsity Cheer and Varsity Track.  Her volunteer efforts have included work at First Fridays, One Bistro, a homeless shelter and “Baskets for Battle” with Student Council. Alyssia will major in nursing. Her goal is to earn a Master’s Degree in Nursing and to become a neonatal nurse. Her mother is TeEdika Echols.

 

The Foundation also administers funds for several other scholarships.

  1. John E. Meyer II Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by the sponsor family through the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. This year the recipient is Jahnyse Jefferson. Jahnyse is the child of Joslyn Jefferson and plans to major in Nursing at Sinclair Community College.
  2. Two Shirley J. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarships were awarded. The scholarships were established to honor the memory of Shirley R. Ellis. It is awarded annually to one or more Xenia High School seniors, who will attend an institution of higher education and has/have participated in theater or attended theater classes.

Lillian Calhoun is the daughter of Scott And Garilyn Calhoun. She plans to attend Miami University where she will major in Forensic Chemistry. Lily has been active in National Honor Society, theater productions, vocal ensemble, Cross Country and Chemistry Club.

Anna Carlson is the daughter of Brian and Shannon Carlson. She has been active in Tennis, Swimming, musical theater, theater, peer facilitation and Renaissance. Her goals are to graduate from college and to create original music. Her college plans are undecided.

 

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation provides $1,000.00 in a scholarship to a graduating senior. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should follow the scholarship application process adopted by the Guidance Office at Xenia High School. The Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and make the final selection. The scholarship is traditionally announced at the annual awards assembly at Xenia High School. The awards assembly was cancelled this year and scholarship award letters were mailed to students.

May 16, 2019

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Scholarships

Lorean Napper is the recipient of the annual scholarship sponsored by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation The Foundation is a nonprofit organization operating in collaboration with and in support of the Xenia Community Schools. In addition to the scholarship, the Foundation awards $25,000.00 a year in classroom grants for special projects. The scholarship is funded with proceeds from the annual Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

Lorean Napper has been active on the Student Council Executive Board and is a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Team, Chemistry Club, Renaissance and Spanish Club. She has been the student representative to the Xenia Board for Recreation, Arts and Cultural Activities for two years and has participated in the Student Roundtable with the Xenia Schools Administration and Board of Education. Lorean plans to attend Ohio State University and major in Aerospace Engineering. Her parents are Larry Napper and Kathleen Jones-Napper.

The Foundation also administers funds for a number of other scholarships that were announced at the Xenia High School Scholarship Assembly on Thursday, May16, 2019. Those scholarships include:

1. The Dale Louderback City Councilman Scholarship awarded to Catherine Laney. Catherine will be attending Bowling Greene State University, majoring in Accounting. She has been a member of the Academic Team, Yellow Ribbon, Spanish Club and DECA. She lives with her sister Tabetha Moore.

2. Two John E. Meyer II Memorial Scholarships were awarded this year to Alex Dye and Samantha Stewart.

Alex Dye is the son of Paula and Scott Dye. He will attend Wittenberg University. Alex plans to major in Nursing. He has been active in Lacrosse, Soccer, National Honor Society and Chemistry Club.

Samantha Stewart, daughter of Jason and Laura Stewart, has been active in Chemistry Club, Women’s Soccer, Renaissance and National Honor Society. She plans to attend Marietta College and to major in Athletic Training.

3. Two East High Legacy and Social Justice and Inclusion Awards were announced for the first time this year by the East High Cultural and Community Association. The recipients are Samuel Lockwood and Olivia Walker. Recipients of the award must demonstrate outstanding commitment to social justice in the areas of leadership, scholarship and service. Students receiving this award are viewed by the review committee as change agents who have made a tangible impact on the community by promoting equity and inclusion.

Samuel Lockwood will attend Wittenberg University and major in Education. He has been active in Football, Baseball, Student Council, National Honor Society Student Roundtable, Chemistry Club, and Basketball Manager. His parents are Cheri and Shawn Lockwood.

Olivia Walker will attend the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Spanish. She is the daughter of Briget and Dennis Walker and has been active in Spanish Club, Renaissance, GSA, Prom Committee and Chemistry Club.

4. Two Shirley J. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarships were awarded. One went to to Isabel Tettau and the other to Heidi Alex. The scholarships are awarded to honor the memory of Shirley J. Ellis. Recipients must be planning to attend college and have participated in theater or theater classes

May 24, 2018

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Annual Scholarships

The XCSF awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship at the Xenia High School Scholarship Assembly on May 11, 2018.

The recipient is Micah Adams. The scholarship is traditionally funded with proceeds from the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony.  A minimum GPA of 3.75 is required for consideration. Edward Bolka, XHS Class of 1972, generously donated the funds for this year’s scholarship.

Micah is the son of Victoria Adams and Ed Severt. He has been active in musicals, Student Council, NHS, Vocal Ensemble, Muse Machine, Chemistry Club and JV Soccer. Micah will attend Ohio State University and major in Urban and Regional Planning.

The Scholarship Subcommittee of the XCSF also chose the recipient for the Dale Louderback City Councilman Scholarship, which is administered through the Foundation. 2013 was the first year for this $500.00 annual scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to Jonathan Shampton, the son of Stacey Shampton. Jonathan has been active in Football, Basketball, Track and Tennis. He will attend Wilmington College and plans to major in Business.

The Foundation also administers the Mary Dickerson Scholarship. Ms. Dickerson was a math teacher at Xenia Community Schools. 2012 was the first year this annual scholarship was offered to a graduating senior who has plans to attend college at Ohio State University.  The scholarship of $1,000.00 is sponsored by the family. This year’s recipient is Kyla Frye. She is the daughter of Kelly and Kevin Frye. Her activities include: Student Council, XSTAT, Key Club, NHS, Spanish Club, Bowling Team and Chemistry Club. Kyla plans to major in Nursing at Ohio State University.

2018 marks the third year for the Shirley R. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarship. Two scholarships are being awarded this year. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Shirley R. Ellis. It is awarded annually to a Xenia High School senior, who will attend an institution of higher education and has participated in theater or attended theater classes. The Ellis Family chose Sophia Ensey and Lydia Dye as the recipients of the awards.

The John Meyer II Memorial Scholarship is funded by the sponsor family through the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. The family announced four scholarship awards at the annual XHS Scholarship Awards Assembly.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation provides $1,000.00 in a scholarship to a graduating senior. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should follow the scholarship application process adopted by the Guidance Office at Xenia High School. The Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews the applications, conduct interviews and make the final selection. The scholarship is announced at the annual awards assembly at Xenia High School. This year the assembly was held on May 11, 2018.

 May 17, 2017

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Annual Scholarships

The XCSF awarded two $1,500.00 scholarships at the Xenia High School Scholarship Assembly on May 12, 2017.

The two recipients are Cheyann McGee and Ian Jones. The scholarships are funded with proceeds from the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony.  A minimum GPA of 3.75 is required for consideration.

Cheyann is the daughter of Carrie McGee and Patrick McGee. She has been active in Xenia Women’s Soccer, Chemistry Club, NHS and Renaissance. Cheyann plans to attend Malone University and to major in Education.

Ian Jones is the son of Tim and Beth Jones. He has been active in Varsity Baseball, Varsity Football, NHS, Student Council and Prom Committee. He will attend Wilmington College and major in Secondary Education.

The Scholarship Subcommittee of the XCSF also chose the recipient for the Dale Louderback City Councilman Scholarship, which is administered through the Foundation. 2013 was the first year for this $500.00 annual scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to Spencer Titus, son of Erin and Chris Adams. Spencer has been active in Xenia Men’s Tennis, Chemistry Club, and NHS. He will attend the University of Cincinnati and major in Chemical Engineering.

The Foundation also administers the Mary Dickerson Scholarship. Ms. Dickerson was a math teacher at Xenia Community Schools. 2012 was the first year this annual scholarship was offered to a graduating senior who has plans to attend college at Ohio State University and major in education.  The scholarship of $1,000.00 is sponsored by the family. This year the scholarship was awarded to Jodie Collier. Jodie’s parents are Jennifer and James Collier. Jodie will attend Ohio State University and major in Science and Mathematics Education

2017 marks the second year for the Shirley R. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarship.The$500.00 scholarship was established to honor the memory of Shirley R. Ellis. It is awarded annually to a Xenia High School senior, who will attend an institution of higher education and participated in theater or attended theater classes. The X*ACT Selection Committee chose Leah Stewart as the second recipient of this award.

The John Meyer II Memorial Scholarship is funded, by the sponsor, through the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. The $2,000.00 scholarship was awarded to Alani and Aleeya Young at the annual XHS Scholarship Awards Assembly.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation provides $3,000.00 in scholarships to a graduating senior(s). Students interested in applying for the scholarship should follow the scholarship application process adopted by the Guidance Office at Xenia High School. The Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews the applications, conduct interviews and make the final selection. The scholarship is announced at the annual awards assembly at Xenia High School. This year the assembly was held on May 12, 2017.

 

May 16,2016

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Annual Scholarships

Mikal Porter, son of Karissa Porter, is the recipient of the annual scholarship sponsored by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation (XCSF). The scholarship is funded with proceeds from the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony.  A minimum GPA of 3.75 is required for consideration. The scholarship amount is $3,000.00.

Mikal has been active in FFA, Soccer, Renaissance Club and Chemistry Club. He also attended Buckeye Boys State. Mikal plans to attend Wilmington College and major in Animal Science and Chemistry.

The Scholarship Subcommittee of the XCSF also chose the recipient for the Dale Louderback City Councilman Scholarship, which is administered through the Foundation. 2013 was the first year for this $500.00 annual scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to Andrew Worthington. Donna Worthington is Andrew’s guardian. Andrew has been active in Business Professionals of America, Global Leadership Project, Renaissance, Football, Track and Field. Andrew will attend Sinclair Community College

The Foundation also administers the Mary Dickerson Scholarship. Ms. Dickerson was a math teacher at Xenia Community Schools. 2012 was the first year this annual scholarship was offered to a graduating senior who has plans to attend college at Ohio State University. The scholarship of $1,000.00 is sponsored by the family. This year the scholarship was awarded to Alyson Ray, daughter of Patty Edwards and Phil Ray. Alison will attend Ohio State University and major in Physical Therapy.

2016 marks the first year for the Shirley R. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarship.The$500.00 scholarship was established to honor the memory of Shirley R. Ellis. It will be awarded annually to a Xenia High School senior, who will attend an institution of higher education and participated in theater or attended theater classes. The X*ACT Selection Committee chose Jordan Fletcher as the first recipient of this award.

The John Meyer II Memorial Scholarship is funded, by the sponsor, through the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. The $2,000.00 scholarship was awarded to Hannah Wright at the annual XHS Scholarship Awards Assembly.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation provides an annual $3,000.00 scholarship to a graduating senior. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should follow the scholarship application process adopted by the Guidance Office at Xenia High School. The Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews the applications, conduct interviews and make the final selection. The scholarship is announced at the annual awards assembly at Xenia High School. This year the assembly was held on May 13, 2016.

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Annual Scholarships for 2015

Mary Beam, the daughter of Nancy Beam, is the recipient of the annual scholarship sponsored by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. Mary has been active in Chemistry Club, Volleyball, Softball, Swim Team, National Honor Society and Renaissance. She will attend Eastern Kentucky University and major in Criminal Justice.

The scholarship is funded with proceeds from the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony.  A minimum GPA of 3.75 is required for consideration. The scholarship amount is $3,000.00.

The Scholarship Subcommittee of the XCSF also chose the recipient for the Dale Louderback City Councilman Scholarship, which is administered through the Foundation. 2013 was the first year for this annual scholarship. The criterion is that the student has a 3.0 or higher GPA.  The scholarship amount is $500.00. The scholarship was awarded to Grace Huffman. Grace is the daughter of Craig and Kelly Huffman. She has been active in Marching Band, Leadership Team, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Chemistry Club, Renaissance and National Honor Society. Grace will attend Wittenberg University and plans to major in History.

The John Meyer II Memorial Scholarships are scholarships are funded, by their sponsor, through the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. Two $1,000.00 scholarships were awarded this year. One went to Anthony Ellsworth and the other was awarded to Adrianna Young.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation provides an annual $3,000.00 scholarship to a graduating senior. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should follow the scholarship application process adopted by the Guidance Office at Xenia High School. The Foundation Scholarship Committee will review the applications, conduct interviews and make the final selection. The scholarship is announced at the annual awards assembly at Xenia High School.

 

Xenia Community Schools Foundation Awards Annual Scholarship

Taylor Benge, daughter of Sharon Rice and Steve Benge, is the recipient of the annual scholarship sponsored by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. The scholarship is funded with proceeds from the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony.  A minimum GPA of 3.75 is required for consideration. The scholarship amount is $3,000.00.

Taylor has been active in Chemistry Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Choir, Musical and Renaissance. She will attend Wright State University and major in Biology.

The Scholarship Subcommittee of the XCSF also chose the recipients for two other scholarships administered through the Foundation.

Dale Louderback City Councilman Scholarship -This is sponsored by Dale Louderback. 2013 was the first year for this annual scholarship. The criteria is that the student have a 3.0 or higher GPA and the scholarship amount is $500.00. The scholarship was awarded to Makayla Pullins who will attend Tennessee State University and major in Biology.

Ohio Association of School Board Officials Scholarship -This $500.00 one-time scholarship was designated to be awarded in 2014 to a female student entering the field of education administration or business administration.  The scholarship was part of the recognition award Christy Fielding, Director of Business and Technology at Xenia Community Schools, received as the 2013 Outstanding Business Operations Manager of the Year. The Scholarship was awarded to Haley Fite.

A number of other scholarships are funded, by their sponsors, through the Xenia Community Schools Foundation. These include:  Jim Fleisher Memorial Scholarship, John Meyer, II, Memorial Scholarships, Mary Dickerson Memorial Scholarship, Apple Family Renaissance Scholarships and Apple Family Vocational Scholarships. Those totaled $11,000.00 this year.

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation provides an annual $3,000.00 scholarship to a graduating senior. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should follow the scholarship application process adopted by the Guidance Office at Xenia High School. The Foundation Scholarship Committee will review the applications, conduct interviews and make the final selection. The scholarship is announced at the annual awards assembly at Xenia High School.

The Foundation Scholarship criteria is based on a minimum 3.75 GPA and a demonstration of school and/or community involvement, leadership or service. There is also an essay required.

Recent Recipients

2013- Rekia Salter-Tuskegee University
2012 -Sarah Middlebrooks-The Ohio State University
2011- Taylor Ferguson-Morehead State University

The Foundation administers funds for additional scholarships  annually. Find a list of those scholarships below.

Dale Louderback City Councilman Scholarship – This is sponsored by Dale Louderback. 2013 was the first year for this annual scholarship. The criteria is that the student have a 3.0 or higher GPA. The scholarship amount is $500.00

Mary Dickerson Scholarship – Ms. Dickerson was a math teacher at Xenia Community Schools. 2012 was the first year this annual scholarship was offered to a graduating senior who has plans to major in education at Ohio State University. The scholarship of $1,000.00 is sponsored by the family.

Apple Renaissance Scholarships – Bob Apple is a Xenia graduate who has been inducted into the Hall of Honor. He funds two $2,500.00 scholarships each year. One must be awarded to a member of Renaissance who demonstrates academic success and leadership and plans to pursue higher education.  The second scholarship, The Vocational Apple, must go to a student planning to enter a two year program or college or accredited institution. (On Hold)

John Meyer Scholarship – The Meyer recipient must have a physical handicap or disability and plan to pursue higher education. This $2,000.00 scholarship is funded via earnings on a restricted investment account managed through the Foundation.

Shirley J. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarship – This scholarship is being initiated for 2016. This is an annual scholarship for $500.00. Applicants must have participated in theater or attended theater classes and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.