FORT LORAMIE – Fort Loramie graduating seniors will benefit beginning this year from the newly created Leo J. Meyer Scholarship.
The scholarship is part of the Fort Loramie Education Foundation and housed within the Community Foundation of Shelby County.
Meyer, a lifelong farmer, passed away in August 2018 at the age of 93.
“Leo’s parents, Frank and Agnes, believed in a solid education to improve a person’s situation,” his nephew Steve Meyer said. “He was a generous, kind, prudent, thoughtful and industrious person who would want this scholarship to improve a student’s potential and help make him or her become successful.”
The application deadline has passed and the first recipient of a $1,000 award will be announced during the upcoming Fort Loramie Academic Achievement banquet later this month. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and planning to pursue adult vocational training, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the fall.
For information regarding this and other scholarships, see the Fort Loramie Education Foundation page within the school’s website.