ROCHESTER COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

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RCS Foundation

ROCHESTER COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

"Your gift can be the promise for their bright future."

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RCS Foundation Scholarship Program
Annually, legacy donors partner with the Rochester Community Schools Foundation to create and provide Rochester Community Schools high school seniors with scholarships to promote continuing education.
Over the years, more than $100,000 scholarship awards have been granted.

Click here to learn more about beginning and/or contributing to an everlasting legacy at Rochester Community Schools!

CONGRATULATIONS!!
TO THE FOLLOWING 2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!
Scroll over image to learn more about the legacy donors.
(alphabetical order by last name)

Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented events of 2020-2021 school year, a scholarship reception was unable to be held.

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    The Grace and Rick Drummer Scholarship was established by Elizabeth Witten in honor of the Drummers to award 3 RCS graduates who are currently active Eagle Scouts with the Boy Scouts of America.

    The RCS Foundation Scholarship was established by donations from the Michigan School Business Officials to award an RCS graduate with Scholar of Achievement, Distinction or Great Distinction and demonstrated the spirit of giving and philanthropy. Congratulations to ROBERT ADAMS on receiving both scholarships!

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    The Rochester PTA Council Scholarship was established to award RCS graduates that have participated in PTA/PTSA activities and have demonstrated leadership qualities that exemplify the mission of the PTA. Congratulations ZOYA AHMED !

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    The RHS Athletic Boosters Scholarship was established by the Rochester High School Athletic Boosters to award 4 RHS graduates who are letter winners of an MHSAA recognized sport.

    The Trudy Karas Memorial Scholarship was established by The Women’s Fund in loving memory of Trudy Karas to illustrate “Women Helping Women.” The scholarship awards a female that will be attending MSU with a positive attitude, handles adverse circumstances, and is a light that others can see with a strong moral compass. Congratulations to MEGAN BAKER on receiving both scholarships!

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    The Trudy Karas Memorial Scholarship was established by The Women’s Fund in loving memory of Trudy Karas to illustrate “Women Helping Women.” The scholarship awards a female that will be attending MSU with a positive attitude, handles adverse circumstances, and is a light that others can see with a strong moral compass. Congratulations JULIANNA BLAND!

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    The Leslie Gouldey Memorial Scholarship was established by the Gouldey family in loving memory of their wife and mother, Leslie Gouldey to award an RCS graduate who has overcome adversity to demonstrate leadership, community service and academic achievement. Congratulations NICOLE BRABANT!

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    The Blessings in a Backpack Scholarship awards an RCS graduate who has opted into, has benefited or has provided community service through the Blessings in a Backpack Program. Congratulations KATE BREITSCHUH!

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    The RCS Foundation Scholarship was established by donations from the Michigan School Business Officials to award an RCS graduate with Scholar of Achievement, Distinction or Great Distinction and demonstrated the spirit of giving and philanthropy. Congratulations  ALLISON COEN!

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    The Cont;nue Award Scholarship  was established by the Team Continue Foundation and provides a scholarship award to a four-year wrestler from Stoney Creek High School who exemplifies true characteristics of courage, teamwork and being selfless. Congratulations MATTHEW DAINES!

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    The Dr. John M. Schultz Scholarship  was established in honor of Dr. John M. Schultz, who retired in June of 2005, after serving for 22 years as Superintendent of Rochester Community Schools and provides an annual scholarship award to an RCS graduate that was active in athletics. Congratulations KEVIN GIBBONS!

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    The Alice G. Horter Memorial Scholarship was established by a generous bequest to Rochester High School by Mrs. Alice G. Horter, a longtime Rochester resident. This scholarship is awarded to 4 graduates from Rochester High School who have exhibited school spirit, perseverance, character and academic achievement. Congratulations STEPHANIE GLASPIE!

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    The Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA) Scholarship was established by the RAYA organization; a non-profit organization whose goal is to strengthen youth and families in the Rochester Community and to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through community partnerships. This scholarship awards 2 RCS graduates pursuing a post-secondary education that overcame adversity and was very involved within the community. Congratulations MARIA GOJCAJ!

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    The Alice G. Horter Memorial Scholarship was established by a generous bequest to Rochester High School by Mrs. Alice G. Horter, a longtime Rochester resident. This scholarship is awarded to 4 graduates from Rochester High School who have exhibited school spirit, perseverance, character and academic achievement. Congratulations NEHA GOPALAKRISHNAN!

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    The Alice G. Horter Memorial Scholarship was established by a generous bequest to Rochester High School by Mrs. Alice G. Horter, a longtime Rochester resident. This scholarship is awarded to 4 graduates from Rochester High School who have exhibited school spirit, perseverance, character and academic achievement. Congratulations BROOKE GORDON!

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    The Susan Thomasson “Heart for Service” Scholarship was established by a donation from Beth and Tom Talbert in memory of Susan Thomasson who dedicated her life to serving her community. The scholarship is awarded to an RCS graduate with a genuine passion for serving others and strives to make a difference within the Greater Rochester Community. Congratulations CADEN HEAPHY!

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    The RHS Athletic Boosters Scholarship was established by the Rochester High School Athletic Boosters to award 4 RHS graduates who are letter winners of an MHSAA recognized sport. Congratulations ANDREW HEBEKEUSER!

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    In 2015, the friends and family of Laura Jermyn established the Laura Jermyn Memorial Scholarship in her honor. Laura was a teacher and a mother perpetually supporting and encouraging her children to find and pursue their passions in school. She was compassionate, generous and fun-loving with a laugh that could brighten a room. She was genuine and was not afraid to be herself. The scholarship is available to an RCS senior graduate who embodies Laura’s character. Congratulations MORGAN HOUSER!

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    The Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA) Scholarship was established by the RAYA organization; a non-profit organization whose goal is to strengthen youth and families in the Rochester Community and to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through community partnerships. This scholarship awards 2 RCS graduates pursuing a post-secondary education that overcame adversity and was very involved within the community. Congratulations ISHRA IBADAT!

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    The Rochester PTA Council Scholarship was established to award RCS graduates that have participated in PTA/PTSA activities and have demonstrated leadership qualities that exemplify the mission of the PTA.

    The RCS Foundation Scholarship was established by donations from the Michigan School Business Officials to award an RCS graduate with Scholar of Achievement, Distinction or Great Distinction and demonstrated the spirit of giving and philanthropy. Congratulations to MELANA KAAFARANI on receiving both scholarships!

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    The Emily Victoria Solek Memorial Scholarship was established in June 2020 by her family to honor her legacy of driving success while demonstrating friendship and compassion to others. This scholarship awards a graduate from Stoney Creek School High who embodies Emily’s enthusiastic spirit for life and compassion and friendship for other people. Congratulations MACY KERR!

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    The Amy Aplin Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Aplin in memory of their daughter Amy Aplin, who was an English teacher at Rochester High School and Reuther Middle School. This scholarship awards an RCS graduate that is well-rounded and active in the community. Congratulations GRACE LEE!

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    The Rochester PTA Council Scholarship was established to award RCS graduates that have participated in PTA/PTSA activities and have demonstrated leadership qualities that exemplify the mission of the PTA. Congratulations MEGAN LOREN!

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    The Gordon R. Case Memorial Golf Scholarship was established by a generous bequest from Gordon R. Case who was an avid golfer and a long time Rochester Hills resident. The award is provided to two RCS graduates, male and female, that were a member of the golf team, excelled in the area of gold, and demonstrated leadership and community involvement. Congratulations STEVEN MYERS!

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    The Rochester PTA Council Scholarship was established to award RCS graduates that have participated in PTA/PTSA activities and have demonstrated leadership qualities that exemplify the mission of the PTA. Congratulations OLIVIA O’DWYER!

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    The Gordon R. Case Memorial Golf Scholarship was established by a generous bequest from Gordon R. Case who was an avid golfer and a long time Rochester Hills resident. The award is provided to two RCS graduates, male and female, that were a member of the golf team, excelled in the area of gold, and demonstrated leadership and community involvement. Congratulations CARLY ORTWINE!

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    The Alice G. Horter Memorial Scholarship was established by a generous bequest to Rochester High School by Mrs. Alice G. Horter, a longtime Rochester resident. This scholarship is awarded to 4 graduates from Rochester High School who have exhibited school spirit, perseverance, character and academic achievement. Congratulations CAPRICE RADMAN!

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    The Rochester PTA Council Scholarship was established to award RCS graduates that have participated in PTA/PTSA activities and have demonstrated leadership qualities that exemplify the mission of the PTA. Congratulations NATHAN RILL!

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    The Blessings in a Backpack Scholarship awards an RCS graduate who has opted into, has benefited or has provided community service through the Blessings in a Backpack Program. Congratulations ABIGAIL SCHRECK!

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    Congratulations GAVIN SEBERT on receiving the following 3 scholarships! The Richard R. Robinson Memorial Scholarship established by the Robinson family in memory of their father Richard R. Robinson to provide an award to a graduating senior from RHS who displays a passion to pursue a trade to better themselves. The Robert “Bob” Hernandez Memorial Scholarship was  established in memory of Robert “Bob” Hernandez to provide an award to a graduating senior from RHS who also plans to pursue continuing his/her education in the skilled trades. The Hayes Family Memorial Scholarship was established an annual donation from the Hayes Family to provide an academic scholarship.

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    The Grace and Rick Drummer Scholarship was established by Elizabeth Witten in honor of the Drummers to award 3 RCS graduates who are currently active Eagle Scouts with the Boy Scouts of America. Congratulations JACK SIGELKO!

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    The RHS Athletic Boosters Scholarship was established by the Rochester High School Athletic Boosters to award 4 RHS graduates who are letter winners of an MHSAA recognized sport. Congratulations DEREK SNYDER!

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    The Hayes Family Memorial Scholarship was established an annual  donation from the Hayes Family to provide an academic scholarship. Congratulations LUKE STEMMERICH!

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    The RHS Athletic Boosters Scholarship was established by the Rochester High School Athletic Boosters to award 4 RHS graduates who are letter winners of an MHSAA recognized sport. Congratulations NICHOLAS TERENZI!

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    The Gage Garmo Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Gage Garmo a graduate and member of the Rochester High School Falcon football team. Gage earned the “Unsung Hero” award because he inspired his teammates with his unwavering positive attitude and his relentless ability to tackle adversity. Gage’s passion for his school and peers along with his toughness left the legacy of #GARMOSTRONG to all those he touched. Congratulations KAVAN TROY for mirroring Gage’s personality and continuing his legacy!

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    The Rochester PTA Council Scholarship was established to award RCS graduates that have participated in PTA/PTSA activities and have demonstrated leadership qualities that exemplify the mission of the PTA. Congratulations  NICHOLAS VANOPHEM!

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    The Grace and Rick Drummer Scholarship was established by Elizabeth Witten in honor of the Drummers to award 3 RCS graduates who are currently active Eagle Scouts with the Boy Scouts of America. Congratulations THOMAS WITTEN!

Congratulations to the following 2020 scholarship recipients!
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(alphabetical order by last name)

*2020 Recipient Not Pictured: Ethan Rylko, Adams High School – The Grace and Rick Drummer Scholarship.