Foundation Scholarships for Rochester Community Schools Students Total Nearly $100,000

The Rochester Community Schools Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Rochester and the Rochester Rotary Club, will be providing area students with nearly $100,000 in scholarships this year, according to a press release statement.

“Scholarships are an investment in our community’s future,” said Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Peg Hamilton. “Since 1983, we have been connecting donors, nonprofit organizations and leaders to philanthropic opportunities to strengthen the Greater Rochester area. It’s all about one generation helping the next.”

Approximately 69 scholarships from 49 different donors will be awarded this year to area students.

“The charitable contributions of our donors make it possible for all students to follow their dreams through continuing education,” said Rochester Community School District Director of Community Relations and the Foundation Lori Grein. “Through their generosity, these benefactors can really make a difference. They also set an example for others to pay it forward.”

Donors will have the opportunity to meet the recipients of their generosity during a reception on Friday, May 15, at the Adams High School Auditorium. A meet and greet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with the formal program beginning at 7 p.m. Attendance is by invitation only.

“The Annual Scholarship Reception introduces students to donors and community leaders,” said Hamilton. “It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the students’ past achievements and share their plans for the future.”

Rochester Community Schools Foundation recipients are as follows.

Andrews Hooper & Pavlik Accounting Scholarship: Alexa Graf, AHS

Ann Peterson’s Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship: John Gonzaga, ACE; Victor Bulmeza, ACE

Brad Glass Memorial Scholarship: Isabella Tan, RHS

Casey Collins Memorial Scholarship: Suzie Kim, RHS

Cipa Family Foundation Scholarship: Danielle Kullmann, RHS

Clinton Shultz & Kenda Pyle Shultz Memorial Scholarship: Mia Mikka Aniddin, RHS

Community Foundation Trustees Scholarship: MatthewSchira, RHS

Dale Lawson Memorial Scholarship: Shannon Maloney, RHS

Daughters of the American Revolutionary War, Rosamund P. Haebele

Memorial Scholarship: Nicole Ruprich, SCHS

Eric Shook Memorial Art Scholarship: Benjamin Catlin, RHS

Joanna & Paul VanRaaphorst Scholarship: Maria Zandi, SCHS

John Schultz Athletic Scholarship: Savannah Rembold, SCHS

Joshua E. Posner Memorial Art Scholarship: Olivia Reynolds, RHS

Karen Hyre Scholarship: Sarah Blust, AHS

Kiwanis Club of Rochester Hills Freedom Scholarship: Lucas Marselle, RHS

Kiwanis Key Club, Harry White Memorial Scholarship: Amanda Hudak, RHS

Kiwanis Key Club, Roger Weymouth Memorial Scholarship: Nolan Bick, SCHS

Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship: Kayura Mendonza, SCHS

Larry & Lucy Weting Scholarship: Micayla McMurray, RHS

Lions Club, Todd Minbiole Memorial Scholarship: Austin Robbins, SCHS

Marian Bordine Memorial Scholarship: Julia Veeser, SCHS

Mary Ann Reidinger Scholarship: Patrick Kane, RHS; Brandon Staarmann, SCHS

Monte & Morrell Clute International Study Scholarship: Nathan Stadwucj, AHS

Pauline Schaeffer & Sue Vernia Scholarship: Aaron Griffin, AHS

Pixley Family Scholarship: Emily Freeland, RHS

Ray H. Lawson Scholarship: Colette Cloutier, RHS

Rochelle Cole Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Ang, RHS

Rochester Hills Lions Club Scholarship: Tia Falzarano, SCHS

Rochester Jaycees Scholarship: Shawn Stukenborg, SCHS

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Scholarship: Emily Freeland, RHS; Micayla McMurray, RHS

Rochester Soccer Club Scholarship: Collin Sagerman, AHS; Calley Casey, RHS; Ellie Grupenhoff, RHS; Tyler Schedlbauer, RHS; Rebecca Negy, SCHS

Rotary Community Award: Alexandra Pettit, RHS; Joseph Bieglecki, SCHS

Rotary, Paul Harris Scholarship: Kaitlin Schmidt, AHS, Dhruva Govil, RHS

Sharon Postnieks Scholarship: Serena Fournier, RHS

The Men’s Fund Scholarship: Joseph Platz, SCHS

The Women’s Fund: Allison Zweng, AHS; Karess Taylor, SCHS; Maureen Wu, Int’l Academy

Willamena Ribbink Memorial Scholarship: Tara Lechnar, SCHS

William Vallow Memorial Scholarship: Nevin Mital, AHS

Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association: Daniel Dubeck, RHS

About the Rochester Community Schools Foundation
The Rochester Community Schools Foundation, one of the first school foundations in Michigan, was established in 1995. The mission of the Foundation is to support and advance learning for all students by obtaining contributions for academics, arts and athletics. To donate or learn more, please call 248-726-3190 or visit the district website at

About the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester
For more than 30 years, the Community Foundation has connected people who care with causes that matter. We offer you several ways to give, whether your goal is to support a favorite cause, honor a loved one, or create your personal legacy. For more information, visit:, or call 248-608-2804.

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