High School Graduate Scholarships
The Kiwanis Club of Wellington continued an annual spring tradition and awarded four $1,000 scholarships to Wellington High School graduates from the Class of 2023. This year’s recipients include: Alaina Collins, Maya Feron, Kennedy Jerousek and Marshall Mull,
Alaina plans to attend the University of Akron and get a BS in nursing. She was FFA president, Key Club president and a class officer.
Maya will attend Georgetown University and major in international politics and Arabic. She is currently an admissions ambassador for the Georgetown Scholars Program. She was a class officer and on Student Council.
Marshall has enrolled at Otterbein University and major in actuary science and accounting. He was involved in FFA, acheived the rank of Eagle in Boy Scouts, and student council. He played football and track.
We recently expanded our scholarship efforts by partnering with the Wellington Schools’ Endowment Fund to encourage parents of kindergartners to get an early start on college savings by enrolling in the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority’s College Advantage program. Each year, they provide up to a 25 percent match not to exceed $250 to each student whose parents contribute to the College Advantage program. If a parent puts in $1,000, the endowment contributes $250 into that student’s account. This program had been under-utilized but in the past three years nearly 40 students have had savings programs established under this program that is unique to only Wellington.