Salem High School Alumni Association, Ohio

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Postsecondary/Alumni Scholarships 2016

At the 134th Annual Salem High School Alumni Banquet in 2015, 52 graduating Salem High School students, 47 alumni, and 1 current student shared $359,050 in scholarships.

2016 applications will be available by September 1, 2015.

2016 applications are due by noon, Friday, April 1, 2016 at the alumni association office, 330 E. State Street.

Scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend the Annual Banquet, which will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016.


 J. Robert Sebo College Scholarship

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Laura Brown '11 (far left), Abbey Minamyer '12, and Lance Leininger '12 (far right) received the $3,000 J. Robert Sebo College Scholarship with congratulations from Bob Sebo '54.
A graduate of Bowling Green State University, J. Robert Sebo, SHS class of 1954, is a noted businessman and philanthropist.  He was instrumental in the startup and growth of the nationally known Paychex Corporation, retiring as senior vice-president in 1994 and returning to live in Salem.
He has maintained close ties to both his college and high school alma maters and has generously funded scholarships and educational programs at both.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
1. Graduates of Salem High School who will be enrolled in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of an accredited college curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree.
2. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Click HERE for Application (Microsoft Word .DOC)


Greenisen College Leadership Scholarship

Awarded for the first time in 2008, the Greenisen College Leadership Scholarship recognizes the skills and character traits of a leader. Recognizing the importance of leadership, brothers Joel '54 and Philip '61 Greenisen and Philip's wife Marjory provided for this scholarship to honor the memory of Greenisen family members and to encourage leadership development in qualified candidates.

Philip Greenisen worked at the Electric Furnace Company for 38 years, retiring in 2003 as president.  During a 17-year stretch, he was either a member of Salem City Council or its clerk. Phil acted as the Columbiana County Farm Bureau president for seven years, and during the course of the past fourteen years, he has served as either president or trustee of the Ohio Haflinger Association.  His wife Marjory was a supervisor with the Salem Area Visiting Nurses until 2008 after which she worked for Progresa Health Care Systems, retiring in 2012.  Both Greenisens keep active with consulting work and volunteering.

Joel E. Greenisen held numerous leadership positions during his 35 years with the Kroger Company. While president of the Kroger Co. of Michigan, he served as Vice Chairman of the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce and was active in community organizations such as the United Way.  Joel was also founding director and inaugural president of the American Haflinger Registry.  He passed away in 2011.

A Salem High School graduate attending college will be selected annually for his or her leadership character traits based on the demonstrated ability to facilitate a group of individuals working together to accomplish a goal. Leadership skills may be exhibited  during their college or university experiences or in special activities inside or outside the traditional educational environment.

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Matthew Evans '12 received the $5,000 Greenisen College Leadership Scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
1. Candidate must be a Salem High School graduate who is pursuing at a minimum a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university.
2. Candidate must have completed or be completing at least two full academic years at the college level.

3. Candidate must demonstrate leadership character traits and abilities in college or university activities and/or in community activities.
4. The candidate must have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average at the college level.

Click HERE for Application (Microsoft Word .DOC)


Howard "Doc" Pardee College Music Scholarship

Howard “Doc” Pardee was a longtime Salem High School  band director.  As a beloved instrumental music teacher, he was an inspiration and mentor to many SHS students. Pardee was also director of the American Legion-Quaker City Band for 30 years and a driving force behind the construction of the band shell in Memorial Park.
Former students, under the leadership of Mary Mercer Krogness ’56, established the Pardee Scholarships for future generations of instrumental musicians from the Salem City Schools.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
1. Candidate must be a Salem High School graduate who will be enrolled in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of an accredited college curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree. 
2. Candidate must be seeking a degree with a major in music with a major instrument. (Those in vocal music are not eligible for the Pardee. Please see the John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship and/or the Nina J. Cone and Stephen F. Cone  Music Scholarship.)

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Anne Saltsman '12 received the $2,000 Howard "Doc" Pardee College Music Scholarship.

4. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Click HERE for Application (Microsoft Word .DOC)


Nina J. Cone and Stephen F. Cone Music Scholarship

John Frederick Cone ‘44 was an educator and an author. He began his teaching career at Montclair Academy in New Jersey in 1949. He taught at Scarsdale High School from1952 to 1969 and worked briefly as academic dean at North Carolina School of the Arts before joining the faculty at the public high school in Red Bank, NJ.  He taught at Red Bank Regional High School from 1970 to 1988 and supervised the English, Art, Music and Foreign Language Departments during his tenure there. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in English from New York University    When he was not teaching, Dr. Cone conducted research into aspects of opera history.  He turned what he learned into books and articles for scholarly journals and reference works such as The New Grove Dictionary of American Music.

When Dr. Cone passed away in May 2009, he bequeathed the alumni association the residual of his estate, desiring that a music scholarship be established in memory of his parents. The Nina J. Cone and Stephen F. Cone Music Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2012.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
1. Candidate must be a graduate of Salem High School.
2.Candidate must have completed at least two full academic years by the end of spring semester.

 

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Brenna Price '12 received the $3,000 Nina J. Cone and Stephen F. Cone Music Scholarship.

3. Candidate must be pursuing at a minimum a bachelor’s degree and majoring in music.
4. Candidate must have a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average. 

Click HERE for Application (Microsoft Word .DOC)


John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship

John Frederick Cone ‘44 was an educator and an author. He began his teaching career at Montclair Academy in New Jersey in 1949. He taught at Scarsdale High School from1952 to 1969 and worked briefly as academic dean at North Carolina School of the Arts before joining the faculty at the public high school in Red Bank, NJ.  He taught at Red Bank Regional High School from 1970 to 1988 and supervised the English, Art, Music and Foreign Language Departments during his tenure there. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in English from New York University    When he was not teaching, Dr. Cone conducted research into aspects of opera history.  He turned what he learned into books and articles for scholarly journals and reference works such as The New Grove Dictionary of American Music.

Dr. Cone also designated the Salem High School Alumni Association the beneficiary of his retirement annuity. The John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship, funded from the $112,606.84 annuity, was given for the first time in 2011. The criteria for the scholarship reflect Cone’s interests in literature, music, art, and foreign languages.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
1. Candidate must be a graduate of Salem High School.
2. Candidate must have completed at least two full academic years by the end of spring semester.

3. Candidate must be pursuing at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: English, art, music, or foreign language.  (Note: "English" degrees may include those pertaining to theater, journalism, literature, writing, etc.)

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Alyssa Myers '11 received the $2,000 John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship. Not pictured are Cameron Clark '11, who received the $3,000 Cone Humanities Scholarship, and Mark Schreffler '11, who received the $2,000 Cone Humanities Scholarship.

4. Candidate must have a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average. 

Click HERE for Application (Microsoft Word .DOC)



Emma Bauman Holmes Vocational Scholarship (renewal)

Emma Bauman Holmes ’43, was a professor of education and child development, emeritus, at California State University, Fullerton. Although a strong advocate of higher education, Prof. Bauman Holmes pointed out that satisfying careers which contribute to society do not necessarily require university study and a bachelor’s degree.

A unique aspect of the Emma Bauman Holmes Vocational Scholarship is that graduating high school recipients may renew their scholarships for one additional year if the student continues his/her studies in the same field in which he/she started and maintains at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent.

RENEWAL APPLICATION - Please provide the following:
1) Cover sheet with name, current address, and phone;
2) Transcript of coursework and grades (as recent as possible)

3) Short paragraph describing your progress in your program including expected date for completion of coursework.

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Aleta Pisoni '13 received the $5,000 renewal of the Emma Bauman Holmes Vocational Scholarship.

 

Click HERE for Application (Microsoft Word .DOC)


Nancy Hickey Memorial Healthcare Scholarship (alumni application)

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Recipients of the Nancy Hickey Memorial Healthcare Scholarship are (from  left to right in the first row) Kelli-jo Little '14 ($2,500), Taylor Zamarelli '13 ($1,250) and Catherine Davidson '12 ($1,250). They received congratulations from Mrs. Hickey's grandsons (from left to right) Ben Peters and Adam Hickey '06, husband Bob Hickey '50, son Leo Hickey '74, and grandson Nicholas A. Peters '98.

  The Nancy Hickey Memorial Healthcare Scholarship recognizes both the traditional and the non-traditional paths of Salem High School graduating seniors and alumni. Robert Hickey ’50, Leo Hickey ’74, Lois Hickey Peters ’77, Nick Peters ’73, and the Hickey Metal Fabrication Corporation generously established this scholarship in 2011 in  memory of their beloved wife and mother, Nancy Howell Hickey ’53. It was first awarded in 2012.

 A hard-working, intelligent woman, Nancy Howell Hickey was an integral part of the family-owned Hickey Metal Fabrication and served as its corporate treasurer.  She became ill in 2007 and passed away in 2011.  In those years while she was ill, the Hickeys discovered the immense value of caregivers.  Family members decided that the creation of a scholarship for students entering healthcare fields, whether they are seeking a degree, a certificate, or a license, would be a way of "paying forward" the kindnesses they had encountered from healthcare employees.

This scholarship may be awarded to a graduating senior or to an alumnus or alumna who is enrolled in a pre-professional program that will lead to a certificate, a license, or a degree in a healthcare field.  Acceptable programs may be those related to nursing (e.g., LPN, CNA, RN), physical therapy, radiology, phlebotomy, etc.  It is not designed for those who will be enrolling in coursework to become a physician, chiropractor, optometrist, dentist, or pharmacist.  The selection committee will consist of members of the Hickey family and the Scholarship Committee of the Salem High School Alumni Association.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:  
1. This scholarship is open to both graduating seniors of Salem High School and SHS alumni. Graduating seniors should complete the High School Application; alumni should complete the Alumni Application
2. Candidates must be enrolled in a healthcare program at an accredited institution.

3. Candidates must demonstrate need for financial assistance by providing the EFC from the FAFSA.

Click HERE for Application (Microsoft Word .DOC)


Lois A. Peters Memorial Business Scholarship

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Recipients of the first Lois A. Peters Memorial Business Scholarship are (seated) Max Wolfgang '14 ($2,500) and Christina Gentile '11 ($2,500).  They were congratulated by (from left to right) Mrs. Peters' son Ben Peters, her nephew Adam Hickey '06, her father Bob Hickey '50, her brother Leo Hickey '74, and her son Nicholas A. Peters '98.

The Lois A. Peters Memorial Business Scholarship is designed for students who will be seeking a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting. It is open to both graduating Salem High School students and alumni who have completed one year of college. 

Lois A. (Hickey) Peters was a devoted supporter of the Salem High School Alumni Association and its mission to help Salem graduates further their education.  A 1977 SHS graduate, Lois was a successful businesswoman and the Chief Financial Officer for Hickey Metal Fabrication Inc.  Along with an outpouring of community memorial donations to the alumni association, Robert Hickey ’50, Leo ’74

and Suzanne Hickey,  Nick Peters ’73,  Nicholas Peters ’98,  Benjamin Peters, and Hickey Metal Fabrication Inc.  generously established this scholarship in  memory of their beloved daughter, sister, wife, and mother.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
1. Graduates of Salem High School who will be completing at least one full year of college by June.
2. GPA 3.0 or higher.
3. Pursuing bachelor’s degree in business or accounting.

Click HERE for Application (Microsoft Word .DOC)


Charles Fox Medical Scholarship

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12 Charles Fox Medical Scholarships were given in 2014:
  • Sarah Brobeck ’08, dentistry, University of North Carolina
  • Julie Cappuzzello ’06, nurse anesthesia, Case Western Reserve University
  • Annie Dombroski ’06, medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine
  • Kristin Hom ’06, medicine, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mallory Kolich ’06, medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine
  • Mark Kolich ’05, medicine; Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine
  • Olivia Mitchley ’10, pharmacy, Lake Erie College of Medicine
  • Katherine Scullion ’08, optometry, the Ohio State University
  • Joseph Shivers ’06, medicine, Columbia University
  • Lauren Shivers ’09 pharmacy, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Luke Shivers ’08, medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Joshua Wolf ’00, optometry, the Ohio State University

These awards are made available from the Charles Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund. Born in Lisbon in 1903, Mr. Fox attended Lisbon public schools and East Liverpool Business School. He was employed by the Salem China Company from 1925 to 1950. He then began working at the Salem Label Company where he retired as secretary-treasurer in 1969. A love for music resulted in his becoming a founder and charter member of the Community Concert Association. Mr. Fox was openly enthusiastic about talented young people. Upon his death in 1972, Mr. Fox designated the income from his estate be used to support the Community Concert Association and the scholarship fund of the Salem High School Alumni Association.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
1. Graduates of Salem High School studying medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, or any profession related to healthcare. 
2. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree and be working toward a post-graduate degree. 

3. Applicants must have completed one year in their professional school.
4. Applicants must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.2 or its equivalent if GPA’s are not used by the professional school.

** Please note the deadline is April 1.

Click HERE for Application (Microsoft Word .DOC)


 Colley, Schafer, and Tetlow Awards

In 2014 the alumni association created awards to honor the memory of three individuals whose bequests provided significant infusions of money into the scholarship fund. The bequests of Leon H. Colley ($601,000), Doris Tetlow ($222,000), and Florence C. Schafer ($231,000) have been credited with boosting the growth of the scholarship fund and helping to increase the number of scholarships and amount of monies distributed over the last twenty-five years. There is no application for these awards. Recipients will be selected from the total pool of applications made for other scholarships. Applicants who have not been chosen for other named scholarships but strongly impress the SHSAA Scholarship Committee because of their educational goals and/or service to community may be selected. These awards will be presented at the discretion of the SHSAA Scholarship Committee when funds are available.
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Amy Scullion '10 received the $3,000 Leon H. Colley Award; Emma Wilson '14 and Annaliese Radcliff '14
received the $2,000 Florence C. Schafer Award; and Nicholas Costa '12 received the $2,000 Doris Tetlow Award.
Leon H. Colley was born in Tennessee in 1897 and came to Salem in 1926. Employed by the First National Bank in Salem in 1928, he rose through the ranks from cashier to vice president and by 1938 was named bank president, a position he held until 1967. He actively supported the community serving on various boards such as the two hospital association boards and the World War Memorial Building Association. He was also a two term president of the Chamber of Commerce. His wife of 47 years, Enid, died in 1973; Mr. Colley passed away four years later in 1977. Mr. Colley bequeathed $601,000 to the Salem High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Florence C. Schafer, SHS Class of 1923, was a lifelong Salem resident. Even though a frequent traveler, she loved her hometown dearly and enjoyed reading about its history. She worked for 30 years in the offices of Gem Clay Company in Sebring, Ohio, retiring in 1960. Her father Jesse Schafer owned and operated Schafer’s Tavern and Restaurant at 330 East State Street, the location of the current Alumni Association office. For many years Miss Schafer had lived above the tavern on its second floor, which in 1993 became the location of the association’s first office. After her father’s death, Florence and her brother Tom operated the tavern until its closing in 1974. Florence died in 1996 and left the SHSAA $231,000 for scholarships.

Doris Tetlow, Class of 1922, was a long-time junior high teacher for Salem City Schools. A talented singer, she was director of the junior high chorus. Miss Tetlow began teaching in 1925 at a time when teacher salaries were usually less than $1000 a year and women teachers were to be unmarried. Doris lived with her mother Olive, who also left the alumni association a sizeable amount of money. When Doris died in 1982, she left the association $222,000.

There is no separate application for this scholarship.   Recipients will be selected from the pool of all scholarship applications.


Memorial Book Award

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Ten SHS alumni received $1,000 Memorial Book Awards. They are  (from left to right) Kayleigh Null '12, Ciara Andrews '12, Desiree Brown '08, Rebecca Enlow '11, and Karli Utt '12. The other award recipients were unable to attend the banquet. They are Andrew Bostwick '11, Kylie Marconi '12, Katie Matthews '13, Monica Metts '11, and Lindsay Winn '10.

2014 recipients of $1000 Memorial Book Awards:

  • Ciara Andrews '12
  • Andrew Bostwick '11
  • Desiree Brown '08
  • Rebecca Enlow '11
  • Kylie Marconi '12
  • Katie Matthews '13
  • Monica Metts '11
  • Kayleigh Null '12
  • Karli Utt '12
  • Lindsay Winn '10.

The Memorial Book Award is presented in memory of those who 1) have given $10,000 or more, or had at least $10,000 donated in their name and 2) do not have a named scholarship.

 

They are John Mulford, Sr. '17, Dorothy Failer Sullivan ’21, Fred E. ’25 and Doris S. Cope, Robert W. Campbell ’27, Wade ’29 and Stella Loop, J. Floyd Stamp ’32, William Guappone '35, Henry '37 and Aliliva Juhn, Eleanor Szkola '37, Eugene W. McCready ’40, Donald and Betty Roessler '42 Greenamyer, Mary and Burt (Carl) '42 Capel Jr., Dr. David W. Jones '43, Dr. Joseph Kelley '45, Harvey Walken ’46, Edith Lynn White, and Jack B. Lozier '48.

There is no separate application for this scholarship.  Recipients will be selected from the pool of all scholarship applications.

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