The Liddle Family First Generation Scholarship Fund

Ray E. Leach

The Liddle family established this fund in 2014 to benefit students who are Barberton residents and the first generation in their family to attend college. Denny Liddle was the first to pursue higher education in his family, and influenced his younger cousins and family members to attend college as well. With this scholarship, the Liddle family celebrates the hurdles overcome and the work of a trailblazing student who has set a new standard for education in their family.

Reflecting on his decision to attend college, Denny asked that scholarship recipients recognize that they are leading by their actions. “Remember that you are an example to others,” he said. “I always hoped that my own children would go to college because I was able to set that precedent and they could see me as a role model for their decisions.”