The Chagrin Falls Alumni Association awarded 5 seniors with $1,000 scholarships. This brings the total to 133 scholarships the CFAA has awarded since 1989. This year’s winners and the scholarship they won: (L to R) Alex Amata (Tom Mattern Award), Yumeno Young (Lenny & Lana May Award), Madigan Copley (Ruth Noble Award), Collin Briggs (Alumni Award), & Owen Gruss (Class of ‘64 Tom Luckay Award).
Please go to the 2018 Scholarship Application. This application applies for the CFAA, Chagrin Falls Booster Club, Chagrin Falls Education Association, Chagrin Falls Historical Society, Chagrin Valley Jaycees, EnvisionEight, the Kruse Family Foundation, and the Chagrin Falls High School Music Department Marva Sickinger Musical Scholarship. You may apply for scholarships from each of the organizations. If there are any issues, then please email Mr. McKenna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can apply to all organizations. Please note that the organizations do NOT communicate with one another on their selections. Therefore, you can earn scholarships from more than one organization.
All seniors are encouraged to apply. The applications will be done blindly. Completed applications and resumes will be forwarded on, but will NOT include your name. The scholarship committees will be able to give all applicants a fair opportunity to be selected for an interview.
Applications are due no later than Friday, February 2nd.
Once your application is turned in the organizations will screen the applications and select candidates for an interview. The CFAA and Boosters will hold their interviews Saturday, March 10th. The other organizations will interview applicants on a date to be determined. Due to the number of applicants, the applications will be screened beforehand and the organizations will notify you if you have been selected for an interview. The evaluation process considers the student’s entire high school career and requires the completion of the application and an interview. The Chagrin Valley Jaycees and Chagrin Falls Education Association will not require an interview. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Spring Honors Ceremony. Booster & alumni winners will also be recognized during the Blossom Time Parade by riding on the Boosters /Alumni Float.
CHAGRIN FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION offers at least (3) $1,000 scholarships.
Only one scholarship must be given to a son/daughter of a CFHS alumnus.
Criteria – 2.5 GPA or better. Extracurricular activities, Public Service, & work experience.
ENVISIONEIGHT Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship will offer at least (1) $800 scholarship.
Criteria: No minimum GPA. Focus on any combination of the following: leadership roles/teamwork, community service, academic interests, and work experience.
CHAGRIN FALLS BOOSTER CLUB offer a minimum of 3 scholarships totaling $6,000.
Each scholarship has different criteria, as follows:
1. The Traditional Booster Scholarship: This scholarship is for an all-around excellent student who has participated in an extra-curricular and/or service activity. Student must have played one season of a H.S. sport/band/cheerleading.
2. The “Motivated to Succeed” Scholarship: This scholarship is an option for the student who can show consistent participation and a strong desire to succeed and/or excel in a non-athletic
school activity, or in a sport that is not offered at CFHS.
3. The Booster Promotion Scholarship: This scholarship is an option for the student who has either been BOLSTERED or PROMOTED by the school or community, or for the student who has BOLSTERED or PROMOTED the school or community in a significant way.
CHAGRIN FALLS MUSIC DEPARTMENT Marva Sickinger Scholarship will offer (1) scholarship of an amount to be determined.
CHAGRIN FALLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY will offer (3) $1500 Scholarships.
Students will apply for one of the three scholarships:
1. Atkinson Scholarship–will be awarded to a high achieving student who demonstrates an interest in entrepreneurship.
2. Police Car Scholarship–Will be awarded to a student who is in a vocational program.
3. Scrap Zalba Scholarship–Will be awarded to a student with high academic achievement and strong community service credentials–preferably someone with a strong history background.
The Historical Society reserves the right to adjust the criteria based on the applicant pool. Students who have volunteered for the Historical Society, or whose families have been involved will receive special consideration.
Students will be required to respond to 2 of 3 prompts with essays of not more than 500 words. The prompts will be added to the form soon.
The KRUSE FAMILY FOUNDATION will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a student-athlete. Selection will be based on character, leadership, extra-curricular activities, need and overall response to essays/interviews.
The CHAGRIN FALLS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Scholarship fund was established by Chagrin Falls teachers to provide financial assistance to selected graduates who plan to pursue a career in education. CFEA will award at least one $1000 scholarship. As part of this application, you will be required to ask to 2 Chagrin Falls School District teachers for recommendations. The teachers may be from any grade level or subject area. Please ask the teachers in person, well in advance of the deadline for the application submission on Feb. 2nd. Prior to meeting each the teacher, please print a hard copy of the instructions for the teacher recommender so that you can provide them to the teacher. Instructions for teacher recommendation. Teachers will not have access to this link, so you MUST print the instructions.
The CHAGRIN VALLEY JAYCEES will be awarding a scholarship to a student that demonstrates community leadership and academic achievement.
Below are the essay prompts for the various organizations.
To assist you, we recommend that you do the essays on a Google Doc and paste them in to prevent any loss and to allow you to properly edit your responses.
The organizations recommend you spend considerable time on each prompt. The essays represent who you are and should be done in manner that show the pride you have in yourself.
You are to complete only 1 of the essay questions. Your response should be 500 words or less. At the beginning of your essay, place the number of the essay you are doing.
#1 – Write a biographical account of your time spent in Chagrin Falls Schools. Please make every effort to convey to the Alumni Association what your time in school was like for you personally.
#2 – Describe how your development has been influenced by an individual or specific experience from your time in Chagrin Falls Schools.
#3 – If you had one week and $10,000 to do any act of community service, then what would you choose to do?
#4 – How has your education contributed to who you are today?
The Booster Club will be awarding a minimum of 3 scholarships totaling $6,000. Each scholarship has different criteria. You will select the scholarship that you are applying for and complete the essay question for that particular scholarship.
1. The Traditional Booster Scholarship: student must have played one season of a H.S. sport/band/cheerleading. This scholarship is looking for a student who has excelled academically and in some type of extra-curricular and/or service activity.
Prompt – Describe a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.
2. The “Motivated to Succeed” Scholarship: Students are asked to write an essay that outlines an area where they have shown steady growth or excellence. This scholarship is an option for the student who has consistently participated in a non-athletic school activity, or in a sport that is not offered at CFHS.
Prompt – You are to write an essay that outlines an area where you have shown steady growth or excellence.
3. The Booster Promotion Scholarship: Students are asked to write an essay that outlines how they have either been BOLSTERED or PROMOTED by the school or community, or how the student has BOLSTERED or PROMOTED the school or community.
Prompt – You are to write an essay that outlines how you have either been BOLSTERED or PROMOTED by the school or community, or how you have BOLSTERED or PROMOTED the school or community.
EnvisionEight is an investment group with a philanthropic focus founded by eight members of the CFHS Class of 2002. EnvisionEight’s mission statement is, “To strengthen our relationships and make a positive impact through our passions for philanthropy, knowledge, and prosperity.”
Philanthropy encompasses giving back to the community through service and donations. Knowledge stands for the hunger to perpetually feed the mind and never stop learning and improving. Prosperity embraces the drive to flourish through innovation, entrepreneurship, and taking initiative. Choose two of the three EnvisionEight pillars (philanthropy, knowledge, prosperity) and briefly answer ALL THREE of the following questions.
Question 1 – Which two pillars are most important to you and why? (200 words or less)
Question 2 – How have you cultivated these two pillars to this point in your life? (250 words or less)
Question 3 – How do you plan to continue to pursue these two pillars in college and beyond? (200 words or less)
1 – Please list your musical experiences from 9th grade on. These experiences can be both from in school and outside of school.
2 – What do you plan to do with music after high school? College?
3 – How have your music experiences in high school impacted your decision to pursue music a major or minor?
Chagrin Falls Historical Society
Respond to 2 of the 3 prompts.
#1 – You have just received an email from your new college roommate who has grown up in Manhattan, NY. He/she asks you to describe your community and school as a way to get to know you and where you came from. In less than 300 words, how will you reply?
#2 – Keeping in mind that what matters most in life is the “dash” between the years listed on a tombstone (i.e. 1925-2008), compose your obituary in 400 words or less. How do you plan to spend the “dash?”
#3 – Why is historic preservation important in Chagrin Falls?
The Kruse Family Foundation.
Please respond to ALL 3 prompts.
#1 – Who has been the most influential person on your development as a student-athlete?
#2 – How has your family background impacted the way you see the world?
#3 – Describe a specific experience you would consider the most important to your high school career. The event could be from the classroom, an athletic event, an outside school activity, etc.
Chagrin Falls Education Association
Respond to ONE of the two prompts.
#1 – Why do you want to pursue a career in education?
#2 – “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.The great teacher inspires”. – William Arthur Ward
How has a Chagrin teacher (or other educational figure) inspired you?
Chagrin Valley Jaycees
Respond to this prompt.
What has community service meant to you? How will community service be a part of your future?
Booster Scholarship Chairman Gregg Hill (email@example.com )
Chagrin Falls Music Department (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chagrin Falls Historical Society President John Bourisseau (email@example.com)
EnvisionEight Scholarship Chairman Garrett Monda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kruse Family Foundation Chairwoman Katie Kruse (email@example.com)
Chagrin Falls Education Association (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chagrin Valley Jaycees (email@example.com)
Alumni Director Brian McKenna (firstname.lastname@example.org)