The Ottawa-Glandorf Rotary Club is proud to be able to annually offer to senior students of Ottawa-Glandorf High School the opportunity to compete for scholarship money totalling $5,000+ in the S.T.R.I.V.E. Scholarship program.  Each year, approximately six finalists are selected and two are awarded $1,500 scholarships and four are awarded $500 scholarships.  S.T.R.I.V.E. stands for Students Taking Renewed Interested in the Value of Education.  Participating students are those seniors who are both planning on furthering their education beyond high school (university, college, associate degree or trade school) yet who would not, due to GPA, be eligible for any academic scholarship.  Seniors are challenged over the course of their final year in high school to improve in three areas: GPA, Absentee Reduction, and Active Participation in the Classroom Environment.  The six finalists are selected, given an essay questionaire to complete and finally are involved in a formal interview process to determine the level of award. 

The 2014 OGHS STRIVE Scholarship Award Winners: 

2014: (Awarded $6,000)

Danielle Okuly - $1,500
Allyson Brinkman - $1,500
** Bryant Diemer - $750
Kylee Birkemeier - $750
Trevor Kuhlman - $750
Tesia Paniagua - $750
(**Competed in District 6600)



The 2013 OGHS STRIVE Scholarship Award Winners:
Ottawa-Glandorf Rotary Club recently awarded $6,000.00 in college scholarships to six Ottawa-Glandorf High School seniors. It is the 13th year Rotary Club has sponsored the annual scholarship program, Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education (STRIVE).
Two $1,500 scholarships and four $750 Scholarships.  From Left to Right: Pastor Ken Pollitz, O-G Rotary STRIVE Coordinator, and six seniors – OGHS Class of 2013: Kayla Smith, Megan Averesch, Whitney Warnecke, Brandon Lehman, Casey Morman, and Tyson Yungmann 


The 2011 OGHS STRIVE Scholarship Award Winners: 
Ottawa-Glandorf Rotary Club recently awarded $6,000.00 in college scholarships to six Ottawa-Glandorf High School seniors. It is the 12th year Rotary Club has sponsored the annual scholarship program, Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education (STRIVE).
This year’s recipients include Jordan Schroeder and Christine Kleman who received $1,500 scholarships, Tyler Weihrauch and Cameron Kuhlman who each received $1,000 and Rachel Peterson and Crystal Black who were awarded $500 scholarships.

Pictured are (front, l-r) Rachel Peterson, Christine Kleman and Crystal Black (back, l-r) Tyler Weihrauch, Cameron Kuhlman, Jordan Schroeder and O-G Rotarian Ken Pollitz, chair of the STRIVE scholarship program.

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The 2010 OGHS STRIVE Scholarship Award Winners: 
$6000 in scholarships awarded:
left to right: Kayley Hashbarger $500, Mitch Yungmann $1500, Ashley Hempfling $1500, Andrew Schmitz $1500, and Allison Kaufman $500 (not pictured: Stephanie Patton $500)

A BIG congratulations to Mitch Yungmann winner of the Western District 6600 STRIVE Scholarship $2,000 renewable

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The 2009 OGHS STRIVE Scholarship Award Winners: 
$5000 in scholarships awarded: 2 - $1500 and 4 - $500 scholarships

left to right: Hannah Hemrick, Jacob Hempfling, Katelyn Meyerhoffer, Ben Wenzinger, Kelly Kaufman (not pictured: Tresa Escamilla)

Jacob Hempfling ($1,500)  Katelyn Meyerhoffer ($1,500)

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The 2008 OGHS STRIVE Scholarship Award Winners:

Tabbie Towsley, Angelica Tapia, Erica Imm, David Kaufman, Ashley Schumaker and Tyler Leatherman.

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The 2007 OGHS STRIVE Scholarship Award Winners:

Jedediah Cupp ($1,500)  Alyssa Liebrecht ($1,500)
Tyler Corbitt ($500)
Aleasha Shartzer ($500)
Jaymee Gerding ($500)
Paige Doepker ($500)

If there are any questions concerning the OG Rotary STRIVE Scholarship program please e-mail Ken Pollitz:
pastorken@midohio.twcbc.com or 419-523-6250