Scholarship Funds


Fund Scholarships

Assisting our youth with their dreams is an emotional and heartfelt journey. For many of our donors, an endowed fund scholarship is the way they honor the memory of loved ones. These funds distribute each year a stated percentage of the principal value of the fund for student scholarships and may be funded with contributions from a number of donors, an individual donor, or a family of donors.

Every year we see the future in our scholarship recipients and every year we connect the past to the present.

Application for Fund Scholarships is administered through Barberton High School’s Common Scholarship Application Form. This form is usually available in February from the guidance office and must be completed by the stated deadline. Where indicated, scholarships available to students already attending college will have a link to the separate application form.

Join our commitment to educational excellence through the establishment of your own fund or through a donation to these very worthy endeavors listed below.

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AAA Barberton/Ohio Auto Club Scholarship Fund
In 2003, the Fund Committee of the Ohio Automobile Club, which is made up of corporate members from the Barberton membership area along with the Ohio Automobile Club’s Executive Committee, used part of the charitable contribution fund to establish this fund at the Barberton Community Foundation. The fund distributes up to seven scholarships per year to Barberton High School graduates and Barberton residents who are currently in a higher education program. Preference is given to vocational and technical degrees, though the program is open to any major.

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Barberton Band Boosters’ Henda Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund
Assists the Band Boosters in funding its scholarship program, which is designed to assist Barberton High School students with the costs associated with post-high school education.
Matthew Kerr Scholarship
In memorial of Matthew Kerr, this scholarship is for the benefit of Barberton residents perusing higher education.
Barberton Alumni Physician Scholarship Fund
A student (whether a high school senior, a non-traditional adult student or a student already attending a qualified school or educational institute) who is either a Barberton City or Barberton School District resident or is employed within the City of Barberton.
Bill and Kim Eberhardt Special Education Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is intended for a Barberton High School senior or a resident of the City of Barberton going back to school. Priority will be given to graduating seniors with a major in the field of Special Education or related field of study. A previous recipient of this scholarship who is still pursuing secondary education in Special Education may re-apply for future years..
Barberton Community Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship Fund
Assists Barberton High School graduates with the cost of college. The recipient of this scholarship will be a student who has demonstrated an ability to improve as a student over the course of their high school career.
Cianciola/Macko Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014, this fund was established by Sue Macko Cianciola in memory of her late husband Donato F. Cianciola, her father Joseph S. Macko and her mother, Josephine A. Macko in order to assist Barberton youth in reaching their higher education goals.
Dr. Milan Pavkov Scholarship Fund
Established in 1996, this fund honors the first chairman of the Barberton Community Foundation. Milan Pavkov was instrumental in the formation of the foundation which works to improve the lives of Barberton residents every day. A former Barberton Public Schools superintendent, Dr. Pavkov believed strongly in the value of education for all. This scholarship is awarded to Barberton High School graduates pursuing a degree in education.
Barberton High School Alumni Scholarship Fund
Assists Barberton High School graduates with the cost of college.
James A. and Juleen Colombo Scholarship Fund
The Fund was created by Juleen Colombo in memory of her husband James who was a Barberton school teacher. The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to qualifying Barberton High School seniors majoring in elementary education.
Lois and Gary Matney Scholarship Fund
This fund assists Barberton High School graduates with the cost of higher education in the field of registered nursing. Established in 2001 recognizing the couple as Citizens of the Year by the Foundation, it is in memory of Nellie Welty Rouch, R.N., the mother of Lois Matney.
Leach Family Scholarship Fund
Assists Barberton High School graduates with the cost of attending college and started by siblings Harley and Wilma in memory of their parents.
Harry J. Bauschlinger Memorial Scholarship Fund
Harry Bauschlinger dedicated his life to making a difference in the Barberton community through his roles as a teacher, coach and public official on Barberton’s City Council. He was a mentor to many and respected by everyone he met. Established by the family of Harry Bauchlinger from community donations made in his memory, this scholarship assists a Barberton High School graduate majoring in education.
Barberton PTA Muffet Family Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was originally established with the PTA Council by the Muffet family in memory of Dennis Muffet. In 2004, the Muffet Family and the PTA Council transferred the scholarship fund to the Barberton Community Foundation and re-established it in memory of all members of the Muffet family, including Dennis Muffet, Tom Muffet and Mary Muffet, who are long-time supporters of Barberton Schools and Barberton PTA.
Barberton PTA Council Scholarship Endowment Fund
Assists Barberton High School students with the cost of college. The student or their parent/guardian must be a current member of the Barberton PTA.
Emilio C. Chu, M.D. Nursing Scholarship Fund
Assists Barberton residents majoring in nursing.
Barberton Elks Lodge 982 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Assists Barberton High School students with the cost of college. The fund was established when the local Elks Lodge decided to disband, thereby providing Barberton students with scholarship opportunities.
Bonnie Joyce Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund is a tribute to Bonnie Meyers’s love for education and assists Barberton High School graduates majoring in Secondary Education or Career and Technical Education (two-year associate degree in secretarial science) at Kent State University. The Fund was started by Vic Myers in memory of his wife Bonnie Myers who devoted 30 years of her career in the guidance office at Barberton High School. Bonnie and her husband Vic share a passion in assisting students with their academic dreams and this scholarship continues the legacy started so long ago.
Craig Wilson Journalism Scholarship Fund
Established in 2007, this scholarship honors the memory of Craig Wilson, who worked at the Akron Beacon Journal for 51 years, from 1951 to 2002. Craig did many things for his adopted city of Barberton, two of which were related to the written word: the Power of the Pen program in Barberton Middle Schools and an essay contest sponsored by the Noon Kiwanis Club. Both of these programs continue to this day. This fund assists Barberton High School graduates majoring in journalism.
Summa Barberton Hospital Endowment Fund
Assists a Barberton student attending Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Summa Barberton doctors, the NEOUMED Foundation, and the Barberton Community Foundation partnered to make this fund a reality.
Thomas L. Angerer Memorial Scholarship Fund
Thomas L. Angerer was born September 5th, 1960. He lived all his childhood in Barberton, OH, attending Woodford Elementary School, U.L. Light Junior High, Barberton High School (class of 1978) and The Ohio State University (Class of 1982). He was a business major and spent most of his career in management and finance in the Columbus area. The Fund was started by the Angerer family in memory of their beloved son, husband and father after his passing in 2006.
Former Mayor Robert Genet Leadership Scholarship
Established in 2010, the Former Mayor Robert Genet Leadership Scholarship recognizes young men and women who utilize their life experiences, abilities, and skills to lead others and make a difference for the community in which they live. Applicants are asked to submit a one-page essay on “What it Means to Be a Leader.” This scholarship aids Barberton High School graduates who have shown leadership in their school and community through volunteer work and other initiatives.
Dr. Douglas A. Gormley Scholarship Fund
Assists Barberton High School graduates with fulfilling their scholastic dreams. The fund was established by Dr. Doug Gormley, who wanted to honor the excellent education he received at Barberton City Schools through a gift in support of a deserving student.
A.O. Austin Engineering Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Arthur Oswin Austin, one of the most significant and innovative leaders in the history of Barberton. Started by Martha A. Gormley in memory of her father, the fund assists outstanding Barberton High School graduates majoring in the traditional Engineering disciplines of Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering.
Karen Lee Burnette Scholarship Fund
Established in the memory of Karen Lee Burnette a former educator and long-time resident of Barberton. She was a caring, loving and giving person, always thinking of others before herself. The scholarship will be given to a Barberton High School senior who is a resident of the City of Barberton. Priority will be given to hardworking and dedicated students with a minimum 2.0 GPA who are involved in activities/service to the school and/or community .
Russ Pry Law Scholarship Fund
In memory of Russ Pry, Summit County Executive, who passed away in 2016. This scholarship will be for a Barberton resident who has been accepted into a qualifying law school, or be entered in a pre-law degree program with the intent of continuing into law school.

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