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TOLEDO, OHIO, April 7, 2023 – Greater Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship. The scholarships are provided by William Block, Jr. in memory of Carol Z. Block, his wife of 50 years who passed away in June, 2020.

This scholarship, awarded first in 2017, provides twenty (20) $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. Recipients of this scholarship are eligible to receive the award for two consecutive years. The 2023 recipients are:

First-time recipients:
• Nathan Araiza, Woodward High School, attending The University of Toledo
• Jaden Bollinger, Southview High School, attending The University of Toledo
• Jackson Burnworth, Northview High School, attending The University of Toledo
• Edison Eschedor, Bowling Green High School, attending Bowling Green State University
• Grayson Gallaher, Clay High School, attending The University of Toledo
• Salah Hamdah, Toledo Early College, attending The University of Toledo
• Joseph Hover, Bowling Green High School, attending The University of Toledo
• Jackson Kamm, Evergreen High School, attending The University of Toledo
• Kristen Krolak, Northview High School, attending Bowling Green State University
• Jennifer LaLonde, Toledo Early College, attending The University of Toledo
• Madgalena Meszaros, Bowling Green High School, attending Bowling Green State University
• Jenna Ramsey, Emmanuel Christian High School, attending Lourdes University
• Taylee Wachowiak, Northview High School, attending Bowling Green State University

Renewal recipients:
• Mary Eby, Southview High School, attending The University of Toledo
• Vanessa Hernandez, Toledo School for the Arts, attending The University of Toledo
• Andrew Kish, Perrysburg High School, attending Bowling Green State University
• James Kolopajlo, Northview High School, attending Lourdes University
• Bailey Price, Whitmer High School, attending The University of Toledo
• Cierra Ruelle, Maumee High School, attending The University of Toledo
• Callie Schramm, Southview High School, attending The University of Toledo

This $1 million scholarship fund, managed by Greater Toledo Community Foundation, was established in 2016 by William and Carol Block to support students from Lucas and Wood counties who attend one of four area universities. It will distribute 20 scholarships each year for 20 years, with eligibility for renewal for an additional year.

Application for the Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation can be made online via the Foundation’s website between November 1 and February 11. 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.

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

Greater Toledo Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 950 funds with assets of approximately $364 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information about Toledo Community Foundation, visit www.toledocf.org or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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