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Toledo Community Foundation

TCF Announces 2018 Recipients of Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship

Published on 05/09/2018 by Joanne Olnhausen

TOLEDO, OHIO, May 9, 2018 – Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship, awarded first in 2017, provides ten $4,000 scholarship awards annually to individuals who graduate from a high school located in Wood or Lucas County, OH, who are pursuing a two or four-year undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Owens Community College or The University of Toledo. The scholarship is renewable for one additional year.
The 2018 new recipients are:
Diala Abou-Dahech, Toledo Early College
Zaneh Adya, Toledo Early College
Cole Edgar, Whitmer High School
Italia Fernandez, Toledo Early College
Veronica Gonzalez, Notre Dame Academy
Chloe Hill, Central Catholic High School
Madelene Kish, Perrysburg High School
Emily Ray, Anthony Wayne High School
Lindsey Scarberry, Bowsher High School
Kylee Stewart, Central Catholic High School

Those individuals whose 2017 scholarships were renewed are:
• Tawfiq Abou-Dahech, University of Toledo
• Adam Gaskins, University of Toledo
• Tessa Gawrych, Lourdes University
• Shantel Gray, Bowling Green State University
• Jenna Horvath, University of Toledo
• John Jardine, University of Toledo
• Hannah Kolinski, University of Toledo
• Jacob Lammers, University of Toledo
• Trevor Parkes, Bowling Green State University

This $1 million scholarship fund, managed by Toledo Community Foundation, was established in 2016 by William and Carol Block to support students from Lucas and Wood counties who attend area universities. It will distribute ten new scholarships each year for 20 years to students pursuing an undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Owens Community College or The University of Toledo. The scholarship is renewable for one additional year.

“I can’t think of a better way to give back to the Toledo community than to help these deserving students afford college,” said Bill Block, Jr.

Application for the Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation can be made online via the Foundation’s website between November 1 and February 1. Eligible applicants must plan to be full-time college students at one of the four qualifying colleges. The Scholarship Advisory Committee that reviews applications will consider grade point average as well as community involvement, such as volunteer experiences and/or paid employment, and need for financial assistance in order to continue education.

Mr. Block is a board member of Block Communications, Inc. (BCI) and its executive committee. BCI is the parent company of The Blade. He previously served as chairman of BCI, and before that as its president. He was co-publisher of The Blade and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1990-2001.

For further information about the Foundation’s scholarship program, visit www.toledocf.org/main/scholarships.

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