Summit & Portage Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

The Summit & Portage Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship was established by registered nurses from the Summit & Portage counties who were members of the professional nursing organization.  The fund was established when changes at the Ohio Nurses Association at the state level led to the dissolution of the Summit and Portage District chapter.

Dr. Connie Stopper Nursing Legacy Scholarship

The Dr. Connie Stopper Nursing Legacy Scholarship is awarded in recognition of the registered nurses who have provided leadership in nursing care, nursing administration, and/or nursing education within Portage and Summit counties. It is given in special acknowledgement of the members of the Summit and Portage District Ohio Nurses Association who funded the scholarship and …

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Roger J DiPaolo Wick Poetry Scholarship

Roger J. DiPaolo loved poetry and it is his family’s wish to encourage others in the writing and appreciation of poetry. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Kent State University student in any year of study who has an interest in writing poetry.

Roger J DiPaolo Bright Futures Scholarship

The Roger J. Di Paolo Bright Future Scholarship is an annual scholarship of $1,000 awarded to a Ravenna High School senior who lives in the Skeels or McElrath neighborhoods of Ravenna or is actively involved in the Skeels-Matthews or King-Kennedy Community Centers. The scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing any area of study at a college, trade or technical school.

Mark Klima Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was donated in memory of Mark Edward Klima by his parents. In 1985 Mark Klima was 15 years old and living on his family’s horse farm, Shakespeare Acres. Mark had just completed his freshman year at Rootstown High School where he earned straight A’s. He aspired to become a doctor. Tragically, Mark was murdered during a home invasion and burglary.

League of Women Voters (Kent) Helen Dix Scholarship

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The League of Women Voters of Kent established a scholarship in memory of Helen Dix. When Helen died in the Fall of 2013, she was the last surviving charter member. Helen was instrumental in furthering the League of Women Voter’s (LWV) mission in Portage County from LWV Kent’s initial organization meeting in 1953 throughout the rest of her life.