Bay veterans groups award scholarship
Two Bay Village veterans organizations, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, are proud to announce the winner of the Bay Village Veterans Scholarship for 2018, Alexis L. Glover. Alexis is a senior at Bay High School. She has a 4.0+ GPA and is a National Merit Finalist, truly a fine and deserving representative of this prestigious award.
Alexis will be entering the Ohio National Guard after graduation and will be attending the University of Cincinnati this fall after a summer of military training. Her intended majors at UC will be law enforcement and computer science.
Alexis will receive a $1,000 check and certificate as our first-place winner during the BHS Awards Ceremony on May 29, presented by scholarship chairman Dr. Edward Horvath.
This is a jointly funded award started by VFW Post 9693 last year and joined this year by the American Legion Post 385. We hope to expand our competition to Westlake High School for 2019. There are three awards available, but few eligible applicants and we want to expand our community support and pool of applicants. The awards are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors that will attend university as an ROTC participant or to students entering the National Guard or similar Reserve group with acceptance at a university or college, such as our 2018 winner, Alexis.
American Legion Post 385 provides $250 and the VFW Post provides funds for the remaining awards. These are funds over and above obligated veteran support, community support and routine operation costs. We have few fundraising events and the majority of our funds are needed and used locally. We are always looking for donations; please support your local veterans organizations.