Senior Scholarships

The Clear Fork Valley Foundation, in an effort to recognize academic excellence in both college preparatory and vocational education programs, established the Senior Scholarship program. These scholarships awarded to graduating seniors are based on criteria established for each individual scholarship.

A student is eligible to receive only one Senior Scholarship. Recipients of Senior Academic Scholarships are selected and scored with a composite value based on ACT scores, overall Grade Point Average, and the GPA of the specific discipline. These criteria are designed to objectively measure academic performance.

Senior Academic Scholarships include: science, agricultural science, social studies, three in art/music/performing arts, health/phys ed, two in mathematics, one based on the student’s humanitarian efforts, and two on extracurricular activities.

For 2018, the application process will begin in March.

Scholarships available include the following:

Bellville Lions Club Scholarship

The recipient must have been involved in extracurricular or community activities.  Priority for awarding this scholarship goes to a student with a physical or educational impairment.

Butler Lions Club Arthur Hathaway Memorial Scholarship

Butler Lions Club Arthur Hathaway Memorial Scholarship was awarded for the first time through the foundation in 2003. The recipient must have been involved in extracurricular or community activities and maintain at least a 3.0 average in academic studies. Priority for awarding this scholarship goes to a student with a physical impairment.

Carolynn B. Studenmund Memorial Scholarship

The Carolyn Studenmund Memorial Scholarship was first given in 2014 to honor a woman who gave to our community as a member of the Clear Fork Valley Schools Board of Education and as mayor of Bellville. It is given to a high-achieving student who participated in speech and debate or student government activities.

Clifford Clogg Memorial Scholarship in Math

Clifford Clogg Memorial Scholarship in Math was established in 1996 by Judith Clogg. It is presented annually to a student outstanding in Math.

D.D. Rummel Memorial Scholarship

D.D. Rummel Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 by the Rummel family. D. D. Rummel was a Superintendent at the Clear Fork Schools. He was very active in the development of the Butler Historical Society. It is given to a student who will attend The Ohio State University in Columbus or at the Mansfield branch.

Doris E. Horn Scholarship in Music

Doris E. Horn Scholarship in Music was established by her daughter Mary Lou Delaney to be presented to an outstanding student in vocal, instrumental, or piano music. Doris was once a teacher and principal at Butler School. She started the Bellville-Butler Music Club in 1932. She passed away in January of 2004 at the age of 100.

G. F. Stoodt Family Scholarship in Math

G. F. Stoodt Family Scholarship in Math was the first endowed scholarship established in 1993 at the Clear Fork Valley Foundation by Margery Stoodt and is presented annually to a student outstanding in Math.

Harold E. McCuen Arts and Humanities Scholarship

Harold E. McCuen Arts and Humanities Scholarship was established in 1995 by Anne McCuen. Hal was born and raised in the valley and taught at Clear Fork High School. He was considered by the people who knew him as one of life’s true gifts. He taught students to believe that they could go as far as their hopes and dreams could take them. He was well known for giving a pair of booties to every new baby born in the valley and flooded his friends with happy, chatty notes. He directed musicals at Clear Fork for 17 years, so it is fitting that this scholarship be presented in his memory to a student who shared his love for the arts.

John and Elizabeth Bellan Humanitarian Scholarship

John and Elizabeth Bellan Humanitarian Scholarship was established by the Bellan family in 1996 and is given to a student who has given his or her volunteer time to humanitarian efforts to make the world a better place for mankind.

Kathy Joy Carr Memorial Scholarship

Kathy Joy Carr Life Sciences Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 by Bud and Diane Carr. It is presented to a student who has excelled in Health / PE courses.

Pentz Family Memorial Scholarship

Pentz Family Memorial Scholarship was introduced in 1999 by Marie Pentz. It is presented annually to a deserving Clear Fork student who is pursuing a career in a medical field.

Richland Bank Business Scholarship

This scholarship is given to an outstanding student who will major in a business-related field such as business management, accounting, inventory control, information technology, public relations, marketing, sales, production management, operations, etc.

Ruth B. Niss Scholarship for the Arts

Ruth B. Niss Scholarship for the Arts was established in 1997 and is awarded annually based upon trust income. Ruth Niss lived on a farm on Renie Road for many years where they raised sheep and sold wool. She loved the community and wished to see that there were arts for the Clear Fork students. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding art student who plans a career in the arts.

Steven Dean Smith Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Science

Steven Dean Smith Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Science – Steven Dean Smith was a 1967 graduate of Clear Fork High school who was killed in action in Viet Nam in 1968.

Terry Gordon Memorial Scholarship in History

This scholarship is for a student majoring in Education with a preference in History, but history is not required.

Williams Family Scholarship for Altruism

This scholarship is given to a student whose previous efforts and future career plans show a sense of altruism.  By definition, altruism is a characteristic of a person devoted to benevolence and the best interests of others.

Lois Andrea Memorial Award

Award based on selection criteria as applied by CFHS faculty – students need not apply

Steven John Bryant Scholarship

Award based on selection criteria as applied by CFHS faculty – students need not apply