Congratulations to the 2024 Madeira Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients.

(pictured l to r) Shelby Miller, Sloane Warner, Sophia Suever, Emma Flanagan, Tanner Temar, Keira O’Cull, Lily Zoeckler, Mateo Laverde Guzman Ramirez, Corbett Alexander,
Caleb Wischer, Nathaniel Wagner, Rachel Gaffney, Kennedy Cunningham, Sophie Graham, and Finn McCarthy. Not pictured: Benjamin Solinski, Katie Dunn.

Applications are now closed and will reopen for the class of 2025 in March.

Each year the Madeira Schools Foundation awards upwards of $20,000 to graduating seniors for achievements they accomplished while at Madeira High School.

Applications will be accepted online only this year, no later than Friday, march 22. Please see buttons below for applications. You may apply to all scholarships for which you meet the qualifications. Please note, while you do need to fill out the short application to each scholarship separately, you will only need to submit the financial statement, high school transcripts and letters of recommendation once.

Tips to success in filling out application.

  1. Write Essays ahead of time in separate word or text program, with spell check and editing capabilities. Then copy and paste into application form.
  2. Keep essays relevant and concise. We are looking to see your personality come through in your essay. Please tell us your story.
  3. Have a list of all you clubs and activities ready. There will be an opportunity to list how you took initiative to lead or succeed. Please consider any executive position’s, team captains, and special projects you may have lead.
  4. Your name and personal information will be redacted from the judges. Your student ID number will be used to track your application.

Chris Flanagan Memorial Scholarship

In Honor of Chris Flanagan, the type of educator the world aspires to have more of. He was passionate, creative, and willing to go above and beyond for his students and school (of which there are many examples). Chris believed in building relationships by knowing each student’s name and believing that no job was above him if it helped his students and colleagues.

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior recognized for a love of life and learning through being a friend to all, fun-loving, full of high energy, focused on relationships and committed to the spirit of our small-town Madeira community.

Consideration will be given to students who meet the following criteria:

-grade point average of B or above

-a student who has shown improvement over their 4-year high school career

Bob Westermeyer Memorial Scholarship

This award was created in memory of Bob Westermeyer, a longtime friend, supporter and photographer for Madeira High School Athletics. His love of photography and athletics was appreciated by so many parents and students over the years. Bob’s family established this scholarship to recognize the passion he had for the Madeira Schools and all that he gave back to the athletic community. This award will be presented to a student that shows a passion for learning, sports and/or extra curricular activities and has given back to their school and community throughout their 4 year high school career.

The applications for the 2024 Graduating Senior Scholarships are now closed. We will be reading through and scoring your application and will notify the recipients shortly. Thank you for your interest and participation.

The Russell-Emery Scholarship

This award is made possible by Mark Russell, class of 1967 in memory of his parents Earl and Elizabeth Emery-Russell. This award will recognize a student for improvement and extra curricular activities during their high school career.

Stephen M. Kramer Scholarship

This scholarship was started by former Superintendent Steve Kramer and is now funded continually by the Madeira Schools Foundation in his honor to award a deserving student each year who has improved his/her academic standing during their high school career.

A Promise To Care Award by Firestone Kenwood

A Promise To Care Award by Firestone Kenwood: This scholarship was started by Derek Lester on behalf of Firestone in Kenwood to award a deserving student each year who has shown exemplary service to others and improved his/her academic standing during their high school career.

Nina Bechtel Knox Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Nina Bechtel Knox, a 1976 graduate of Madeira High School. Nina’s family, classmates and friends established this scholarship to continue her legacy of happiness and hard work. It is presented to a female student preferably intending to study business or journalism and possessing determination, leadership and academic achievement. “Happiness is a science and a choice, a journey everyone can possess and enjoy.”

Santoro Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The “Entrepreneur of the Year” is an award made possible by Madeira High School 2008 alumnus Phil Santoro.  Phil was inspired by his experience here in Madeira and specifically his love for Mrs. Jordan’s Entrepreneur Class.  As a way to give back, he created this scholarship to recognize excellence within this program.

John D. Rahe Scholarship

In honor of former Superintendent of Schools John D. Rahe. Dr. Rahe was a Madeira graduate that went on to be the middle school and high school principal before becoming Superintendent. John was relentless in his pursuit of excellence and a tireless educator who truly helped Madeira to become known across Ohio and our nation for our excellence in education.  The John D. Rahe Scholarship recognizes five students for their outstanding character and scholastic achievement.

Adrick Family Scholarship

The Adrick Family Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is made possible through a generous donation by Jay & Mary Ann Adrick.  Long time residents of Madeira, Mary Ann taught at Madeira Elementary School and Jay spent many years in the broadcast business and is a regular volunteer in our high school digital media program helping to produce “What’s up Madeira.” Both their daughters, Suzy Adrick Tucker and Melissa Adrick Unger graduated from Madeira and currently work in the district.  The Adrick Family Scholarship is to be awarded to a Madeira High School graduating senior who will be attending a college or university to study and major in a Science ,Technology Engineering, Math or an Electronic Media related program.  The scholarship committee consisting of Madeira High School teachers from the STEM and Electronic Media programs will select a deserving student based on criteria including academic achievement, demonstration of a strong desire to pursue a career in one of these fields.

William Koehler Family Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of William Koehler, a 1968 graduate of Madeira High School. William’s family established this scholarship to honor his legacy of leadership, great listening and multi-sport extra curricular involvement. It will be presented to a student entering higher education through either the military or college/university. This student will possess determination, leadership and academic achievement. They will also have a love of family and community and complete an essay explaining the importance of both to their future education.

The scholarships below do NOT have an application.  Please click the scholarship awards below for more information on the selection process:

Vinnie Englert Memorial Scholarship

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The Matthew Simpson Art Scholarship

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The Patrick Wood Scholarship

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Made in Madeira Scholarships

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Entrepreneurship of the Year Scholarship

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The Andrea Dennis Scholarship

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