GREENVILLE — Last year, 14 area men who are studying to be Catholic priests received a total of $10,500 from a local scholarship fund.
The North Deaneries Seminarian Fund at the Darke County Foundation supported every seminarian from the Sidney and St. Mary’s deaneries of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
The scholarship fund was established in 2013 by Melvin and Mary Ann Stucke, of Versailles, and the fund grew with additional donations from the community. The Stuckes have committed to match any 2016 donation up to $300. One hundred percent of donations goes directly into the Seminarian Fund.
The North Deaneries Seminarian Fund will award scholarships again this year at the annual Serra Dinner for priests and seminarians in December.
Donors may make a tax-deductible donation to the fund by writing a check to the Darke County Foundation (memo: Seminarian Fund). Mail to Darke County Foundation, P.O. Box 438, Greenville, OH 45331. For information, call 937-526-3801.