CELINA — For more than 50 years, the Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF) has responded to the educational needs of residents in Auglaize, Darke, Mercer and Van Wert counties by providing the resources to allow residents access to college instruction. In 1962, the foundation secured the funding to build and operate an institution of higher education. Since then, WOEF has remained strongly committed to the success of the Lake Campus.
Mercer Savings Bank recently awarded a scholarship for $1,000 to Kenisa Post, a current freshman student at WSU-Lake Campus. Post is a St. Henry graduate who is currently studying nursing at the Lake Campus. The Mercer Savings Bank Scholarship is awarded yearly to an incoming Lake Campus freshman. The scholarship is awarded to a Mercer or Darke County high school student who has pursued a college preparatory curriculum and has a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the WOEF Scholarship program offered eligible applicants the opportunity to apply for more than 270 academic scholarships, grants and loans worth over $290,000. Since 1965, WOEF has awarded over $3.4 million worth of scholarships to more than 2,600 new and continuing students. Applications for 2016-17 awards are currently online at http://www.wright.edu/lake/scholarships.
For more than 120 years Mercer Savings Bank has been helping local residents achieve financial success. All of their Board of Directors and Executive Officers are local individuals, who live in and care about our local communities. Mercer Savings provides full-service banking to both individual and business customers and offer a wide array of financial products. Every customer is given the highest quality of customer service.