The Finneytown Schools Educational Foundation's scholarship program includes two key components.  First, we strive to provide graduating seniors with a number of options that will help them fund their post-secondary education.  Secondly, we strive to develop relationships with alumni and community members to provide a tax-free method of investing in educational opportunities for the next generation.

The following scholarships have been established by Finneytown student or faculty alumni.  If you would like to donate to a specific scholarship listed below, please click on the associated donation button.  If you would like to establish a new scholarship to reflect your own interests and preferences, please contact the Finneytown Schools Educational Foundation here.

PEM Memorial Scholarship Fund

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The scholarship fund was founded in August 2010 out of love for our 3 friends and classmates that lost their lives in Cincinnati on December 3rd, 1979. The 3 scholarships are awarded annually to eligible Finneytown High School seniors who are pursing higher education in the arts or music at an accredited university/college. These scholarships serve as an ongoing tribute to Stephan Preston, Jackie Eckerle, and Karen Morrison while helping students at Finneytown realize their dreams in the arts and music.

Since the Finneytown Schools Educational Foundation is an IRS recognized 501c3 charitable organization, PayPal has partnered with us and agreed not to charge anything beyond standard credit card processing fees on your donation. However, in order to maximize your donation to the PEM Memorial Scholarship Fund, please consider selecting the option to cover the cost of credit card processing fees.

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Class of 2000 Scholarship

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The class of 2000 took great pride in the Finneytown Local School District and its surrounding community. The members of this class positively influenced the lives of their classmates and they continue to positively influence their communities today. As such, they are happy to award a scholarship to a student who exemplifies great leadership in the school and in the larger community, is involved in extracurricular activities, and demonstrates academic excellence.

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Seith Family Foundation Scholarship

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The Seith family offers this scholarship for a student who has a model moral character, is honest in all aspects of his/her school and social life and plans to pursue a major in math, engineering or physics.

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Jeff & Cindy Weiser Memorial Scholarship

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The Weiser family created these scholarships to honor both Jeff Weiser, a 1979 graduate, and Cindy Weiser, a 1982 graduate, of Finneytown High School. These scholarships are awarded to two individuals who are high achieving students and are planning to pursuing four-year degrees at a college or university.

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Payne Family Scholarship

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The Payne Family Scholarship honors the memory of the lives of Dick and Patty Payne. Dick was the first in his family to attend and graduate from college, and Patty was a teacher in our very own Finneytown Schools. The importance of education in one’s life was very important to Dick and Patty Payne. It was a daily lesson and habit well shared with their family and friends. This scholarship is designated for a successful student who will be the first in his or her family to attend college.

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Trades and Careers Scholarship

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There exists an increasing demand in today’s job sector for highly-skilled tradespeople and individuals well prepared to work in hands-on careers. The Trades and Careers Scholarship was established to highlight that need and encourage more seniors to consider whether their natural gifts and interests could lead them to success in one of these many professions. We are happy to present this scholarship to a deserving graduating senior who will be pursuing post-secondary training or licensure in a skilled trade or specialty field.

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Finneytown Scholarship Fund

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The Finneytown Scholarship Fund is used by alumni and community members who would like to donate to a scholarship fund for graduating FHS seniors, but would like to amplify the power of their donation by pooling their contribution with other like-minded individuals. Selection criteria for scholarship recipients are a balance of both scholastic achievement and need.

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J.R. Graham Jr. Scholarship

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The J.R. Graham Jr. Scholarship was established in memory and honor of J.R. Graham, a 1984 graduate of FHS. J.R. was a talented student, gifted athlete and friend to everyone. He is best remembered for the way he could light up a room with his smile and how he made everyone feel as if they were the most important person in the room. This scholarship is awarded to a student who best exemplifies these qualities. It is our hope that the recipient will make this world a better place by touching the lives of others.

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Donna C. Hoffman Education Scholarship

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The Donna C. Hoffman Education Scholarship was created to honor the life and influence of long time Finneytown educator Donna Hoffman. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University. This scholarship is designed to recognize a student who has a positive influence on his or her community, accepts people for who they are, and shows a passion for life.

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Eugene M. and Sally R. Sallee Education Scholarship

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The Eugene and Sally Education Scholarship was created to honor the life and influence of these two individuals who dedicated their lives educating and helping others as volunteers. The lesson that they shared was: “You will lead a happy life if you make sure to always do something for others that earns you no pay”.

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Janet Earley Verderber Sunshine Award

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The Earley family has established this scholarship to honor Janet Early Verderber, a 1979 graduate of Finneytown High School. Janet was actively involved in her high school and displayed a wisdom and sincere concern for others. This award is given to someone who displays some of Janet's attributes. Her friends described her as a person who had a bubbly and sunny personality, was well organized, prepared, bright, focused, enthusiastic, fair, non-judgmental and genuine.

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Amy Reynolds Scholarship

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Finneytown High School created this scholarship to honor the life and service of Amy Reynolds, an Intervention Specialist of 19 years at the Finneytown Secondary Campus. Amy's passion for teaching and her commitment to her students and associates touched the lives of many. Amy lived to serve others and took great joy in helping those with special needs. Her love and passion were infectious. This scholarship is awarded to someone who exemplifies these qualities.

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Charlene Mecklenburg Scholarship

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Charlene Ruth (Crawley) Mecklenburg was a Finneytown icon. She attended Northminster Presbyterian Church, was active in the Garden Club, helped establish a Finneytown Vietnam memorial, organized several class reunions, and helped to establish the FHS Founder's Scholarship. Finneytown lost Charlene on June 14, 2021, but has established this scholarship in her name as a tribute to her years of service to the community and school district.

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An incredibly broad array of additional scholarship opportunities exist beyond the Finneytown Community.  Application deadlines vary, so please learn more about these opportunities at your earliest convenience, ideally beginning the summer before your senior year of high school.  Some of these opportunities are listed below: