F U N D S
Legacies of Love and Remembrance
The Brecksville Bicentennial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the Friends of the Brecksville Bicentennial Committee as a remembrance of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Brecksville. It is awarded annually to a student who best exemplifies community service during their four years of high school and is interested in pursuing a career in public service.
Kimberly Brocklehurst Memorial Scholarship
Kim was a 1995 graduate of Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School who continued her involvement with the volleyball program even after graduation, serving as a manager and a very important part of the team. This scholarship in her memory is awarded to a student who has made a significant contribution to the volleyball program through their positive attitude, dedication, compassion for others and love of the game.
Bette and Thomas Calevich Key Scholarship
Bette and Thomas Calevich spent 57 years together and had a keen sense of the importance of education, calling it the “key to success.” Tom dedicated 46 years to the field of mechanical engineering while Bette, who died in March 2010, devoted her life to her family and friends. This scholarship in their honor is awarded to a student with a 3.3 GPA or higher who will pursue engineering as a profession.
Donald A. Faulhaber, Sr. Memorial Fund
The Faulhaber family emphasizes leadership, service and good citizenship with this scholarship in memory of Donald A. Faulhaber, a 1938 graduate of the district and member of the BBH Alumni Hall of Fame.
Sara Glosik Memorial Fund
George, Betsy and Brian Glosik pay tribute to the memory of Sara, who was named the outstanding senior girl in the class of 1999. She had an extraordinary ability to succeed in sports, music and scholastics, and welcomed challenges.
The Philip G. Hastings Memorial Fund
Philip Hastings began his teaching career in the district and later served as principal of both Wallings Road Elementary and Hilton Elementary schools. He is remembered for his dedication to the students and his tender and caring ways. This scholarship goes to a student planning to major in education.
David J. Keen Memorial Percussion Scholarship Fund
David Keen taught his percussion students to “Do what you love and love what you do.” This award, established by his family, is given to a percussionist who demonstrates driven effort regardless of talent and writes an application essay about how music has affected his/her life.
Daniel J. Kos Memorial Fund
Daniel Kos was educated in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools, graduating in 1989. This award in his memory is given to a spirited band member who serves his/her community.
Peter Lanzi Memorial Scholarship Fund
Nicki and John Lanzi initiated this fund to memorialize their son, Peter, who graduated in 2000. He was an excellent student and loved to participate in sports.
The Mills Family Scholarship
This scholarship is given in the names of Ramuté, William, David and Renée Mills. Ramuté retired in 2009 after teaching Spanish at BBHHS for 20 years, and her sons and daughter-in-law are all graduates. The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and plans to pursue studies leading to a career in the health field.
William D. Moskal Memorial Fund
William D. Moskal lost his life Sept. 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. This fund was established by Medsearch, the employer of Bill’s wife, Lorraine. The scholarship is awarded to a student of strong moral character who participates in the athletic program, band, orchestra, vocal music and/or theater.
The Poulson Family Scholarship
Carole and Jim Poulson were career educators, and this scholarship was created as a retirement gift from their children. Mrs. Poulson taught English, French and reading for 30 years, 26 of which were at BBHHS. Mr. Poulson was an English teacher and administrator in the Cleveland area for 25 years. The Poulson children were all BBHHS athletes and National Honor Society (NHS) members. Poulson
scholarships are awarded annually to a boy and girl who are NHS members and who have earned at least one award in the high school athletic program.
Toni Rubey Memorial Fund
Toni Rubey was an artist who painted, sculpted, sketched and sewed. Terri Neff honors her mother with a scholarship for the most outstanding art student who will pursue a degree in an art-related field.
Bret Scanlon Memorial Fund
Bret was a talented scholar-athlete with a good sense of humor and a zest for life. His family shares their pride in Bret through this scholarship for a student who will attend the University of Dayton.
John J. Smith Memorial Fund
The former superintendent of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools is honored with an award established by his wife, Anet. The scholarship is given to a senior pursuing a degree in education.
Leo Spann Tennis Fund
Leo is remembered by his family with a scholarship to a summer tennis camp, which goes to a member of the girls or boys tennis teams.
Steve Vargo Fund
Steve worked in the school district, including many years as Middle School principal, and this scholarship, initiated by his wife, Joan, honors his dedication. It is awarded to a student pursuing an education degree.
Ruth Wagner and Ginny Keltner Humanities Fund
The Wagner-Keltner Scholarship for Humanities is awarded to talented students of the arts (underclassmen) to be used for enrichment in the study of humanities. David Keltner and Ginny’s children honor these two fine teachers with this award.
Faye White Memorial Fund
Faye White’s children established this fund in honor of their mother, who was a bus driver and transportation supervisor in the district for many years. She was a respectful, courteous and helpful individual and her scholarship is awarded to a student who shares these characteristics.
Walter F. Wisnieski Scholarship Fund
Walter Wisnieski is a former teacher and principal in the BBH School District. He began his career in 1946 teaching math and science, and eventually served for 21 years as the high school principal. He established this scholarship to be awarded to a student with a 3.0 or higher GPA who exhibits persistence and who has performed school or community service.
Catherine Zajac Senior Sportsmanship Award
Katie Zajac taught her children to care, be compassionate and to “play nice” at whatever they chose to do in life. Her children established this award in her memory and it is given to a senior basketball player who, win or lose, best exemplifies good sportsmanship.
Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund
The Brecksville class of 1972 established a scholarship fund at their recent 40th reunion to be awarded to a graduating senior with has achieved the greatest increase in their cumulative grade point average (GPA).
BBH Schools Foundation Scholarships
Memorial Endowment Scholarships
This fund includes memorials that were established prior to the inception of the Schools Foundation. It honors Joyce Albainy, the Brecksville Women’s Club, the BBHHS Alumni Association, Gordon Boyd, Cynthia Caldert, Stanton Cannon, Louis N. Carouse, Sr., Richard Dever, James Forster, Jack Hruby, Alan Hunt, William Luthy, Kimberly Mucha, Sarah Nelson, Brian Park, George Pethel, Raymond Piontkowski, Phyllis Reinhart, Terry Sitas, John Smith and Gary Stack.
Jack Studley Fund
This fund honors Jack Studley, a student and athlete who graduated from Brecksville in 1962. Jack valued friendship and the fellowship of his teammates, and the award in his name goes to a football player who is a good citizen and exhibits honesty and integrity.
The Brecksville Days Picnic Committee
The committee donated funds remaining after the termination of the annual picnic to be used for the study of local history at the third grade level.
Creating a fund in honor or memory of someone builds a lasting legacy that will continue to have an impact on the lives of students for years to come. A named fund is required to meet a certain donation minimum, and the fund’s sponsor can set guidelines for the use of the fund. For information, please contact the Foundation at email@example.com or 440-740-4785.