The Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation, in conjunction with each high school, awards scholarships to students based on educational or extracurricular achievements. If you would like to set up a scholarship, we invite you to contact the Foundation office.
Following are the scholarships that the Foundation administers. Please contact the appropriate school counselor's office to obtain an application and/or discuss the criteria for application and award.
Scholarships by School
Forest Hills Central
Bob Tomko Scholarship: awarded to a Forest Hills Central wrestler who is a senior, who preferably has wrestled for four years and possesses the following qualities: possessing a strong work ethic, being a dependable and valued team player, courage in the face of adversity, and devotion to family, friends and community. ($1000)
Scott Chrisler Memorial Soccer Scholarship: award to a graduating senior, and a soccer player. This individual must have demonstrated leadership qualities, good sportsmanship, have worked to the fullest extent of his academic ability, and displayed a high level of moral integrity, improvement in soccer, and dedication to the sport and team. ($500)
Peter Dion Scholarship: awarded to a graduating senior who is an alumnus of Pine Ridge Elementary School. The recipient must intend to pursue a career in education at the college or university of their choice, and have demonstrated leadership, community and school service, and academic excellence. ($500)
Forest Hills Eastern
Craig Ewing Silver Lining Scholarship: Craig Ewing was a kind and generous father. He was passionate about aviation, entrepreneurship and helping others. Ben and Lydia Ewing honor their father’s memory with this scholarship. The Craig Ewing Silver Lining Scholarship is awarded to a student that has the drive to succeed, a positive attitude and a resilient spirit. This student should also be a creative thinker and dedicated to pursuing a career in business or aviation. ($1000)
Nate Hurwitz Award & Memorial Scholarship: Nate Hurwitz was a Forest Hills Eastern student with an ever-present smile and positive attitude. He was deeply committed to others and played an active role in a variety of school activities. Sadly, Nate passed away unexpectedly on September 16, 2012 during his junior year at FHE. The Nate Hurwitz award goes to the student who embodies Nate's positive attitude and commitment to the well-being of others. This student must also display a passion for EHS and be involved in many aspects of school life. ($1000)
Forest Hills Northern
Charles Anderson Memorial Scholarship: awarded to a community spirited citizen, who demonstrates commitment to volunteerism both in and out of school. This individual must possess the ability to create feelings of goodwill between both students and faculty. While academics are an important element of this scholarship, equally important are the qualities of character, integrity, and a warm sense of humor. ($4,000)
Chris Wietke Memorial Scholarship: awarded to a graduating senior with demonstrated financial need. A preference shall be given to students entering the field of education. The student shall have participated in extracurricular activities in athletics or academics. The scholarship shall be utilized by the recipient for tuition or book fees for the recipient's college or university. ($1,000)
Lisa Verbrugge Memorial Scholarship: awarded to a graduating senior who participated in one or more extracurricular activities during each year of high school, (not necessarily athletics). The recipients also must have exhibited a high level of moral integrity, supported the administration, staff, and student body of Forest Hills Northern High School and have taken an active role in church and/or community life. ($2,500)
Ernie Popiel Memorial Scholarship (2): awarded to students who participated in Forest Hills Northern athletics. The individuals must have demonstrated academic excellence with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, maintained outstanding leadership qualities on and off the playing field and been positive social influences in their school and community. ($1,000)
The Foundation's Mission
To provide funding for all areas of academic excellence in Forest Hills Public Schools.
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