Generosity has always been a distinguishing quality of the Lehman Catholic High School Community.
The scholarships listed below may be applied for by using the Common Scholarship Application.
All applications must be submitted by April 1. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s
decision by May 15.
The Clifton Alexander Memorial Scholarship
The Clifton Alexander Memorial Scholarship was established in the memory of Clifton Alexander by his
father, John Alexander. Clifton was a 2005 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School. Four $1000
scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen from Piqua Catholic School, St. Boniface or St. Mary
parishes of Piqua, Ohio. These scholarships are renewable for an additional three years as long as the
recipient(s) are in good standing at LCHS. For renewal and first time application, students must complete
the common scholarship application.
The Carol Wesbecher Covault ’56 Scholarship
The Carol Wesbecher Covault ’56 Scholarship is designed to perpetuate the memories of Ms. Carol
Wesbecher Covault. She was a 1956 graduate of Holy Angels High School. This scholarship was created by
her loving sons. This is a one $1,000 high school scholarship. The criteria is based on student service and
financial need. Applicants must complete the online financial aid application and the Lehman
Catholic High School Scholarship Common Application. This is a non-renewable scholarship. One $1,000
scholarship will be awarded.
The Dilworth Family Scholarship
Julia Dilworth left a legacy of giving through the endowment of The Dilworth Family Scholarship Fund. This
scholarship is to benefit an incoming or current Lehman Catholic High School student(s). The scholarship is
to embrace the legacy of Julia “Judy” Dilworth to the Catholic faith and Catholic education. The scholarship
will reward students(s) who exhibit leadership and a giving heart, with a financial need for tuition
assistance. This is a non-renewable scholarship and will be awarded at the discretion of the Principal and
committee review. The scholarship will be awarded based upon financial need, character, scholarship and
leadership qualities. Applicants must use the Lehman Catholic High School Common Scholarship
Application and denote the selection of The Dilworth Family Scholarship Fund. Five $1000 scholarships will
The Richard & Harriet Frantz Scholarship
In the honor of their parents, the Frantz family has established the Richard and Harriet Frantz Scholarship
Fund. Catholic education has always been a cornerstone of their family’s values. The family appreciates the
sacrifices and the blessings that their parents provided by sending them to a Catholic school. In addition, to
being the parents of thirteen Lehman Catholic and Holy Angels graduates, Richard Frantz was one of the
original signers of the documents that created Lehman Catholic High School. Harriet worked to establish
swimming and diving as a varsity sport at Lehman Catholic and coached the team for many years.
The scholarship will be awarded based upon academic participation and good standing, citizenship,
character, and need. The school’s administrative team will make the selection of the recipient(s). In the
event candidates are, in the view of the panel, evenly matched for the scholarship, then participation in
scouting, participation in their Catholic Church, positive effort in the classroom, and community service can
be used as deciding factors.
All students who are incoming freshmen through seniors are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to
financial need and incoming freshmen or students entering their first year at Lehman Catholic High School.
Awarded scholarship(s) will range from $500 to $1000.
The Charles and Jane Gariety Scholarship
The Charles and Jane Gariety Scholarship provides one $1000 scholarship awarded to an incoming
freshmen or upperclassmen. Recipient(s) must be in good standing with the school. All students are
encouraged to apply using the Lehman Catholic High School Common Application. The school’s
administrative team will make the selection of the recipients. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.
The Celestine Gigandet High School Scholarship
Established to continue Catholic education for generations is the Gigandet High School Scholarship. This
scholarship provides multiple scholarship annual awards. For the school year 2019 -20, approximately
$6,500 will be awarded to Lehman Catholic High School students. Individual scholarships, ranging from
$500 to $1000, will be awarded.
The Frank A. Gilardi & Julie L. (Raterman) Gilardi Scholarship(s)
The Frank A. Gilardi & Julie L. (Raterman) Gilardi Scholarship(s) are funded through an endowment that will
perpetually provide scholarships for Lehman Catholic students. Frank and Julie both have a desire to
encourage the culture of giving that exists at Lehman Catholic. They saw an opportunity to encourage
others through their own generosity by giving back to the school that has given their family so much. Holy
Angel’s parishioners, Frank and Julie are 1976 graduates of Lehman and are making available funds for up
to five scholarships in the amounts of $1000 - $2500. These scholarships will be awarded to students
attending Lehman Catholic High School. Priority will be given to incoming freshmen and students new to
Lehman. The scholarship will be awarded based upon financial need. The school’s administrative team will
make the selection of the recipients. Up to five $1000 scholarships will be awarded.
The James and Jean Hartzell Family Scholarship
In an effort to show his support to Lehman High School, James (Jim) Hartzell established the James and Jean
Hartzell Scholarship to be applied toward tuition at Lehman Catholic High School. Jim was a former
president of the Lehman Foundation Board and has supported the Lehman community for a number of
years. The Hartzell Family Scholarship has been established for students who will attend Lehman Catholic
High School. It is the Hartzell family’s intention to help families from the area to attend Lehman Catholic
and to assist those who feel that the cost of a Lehman Catholic education may be unattainable for
economic reasons. All students who are incoming freshmen through seniors are encouraged to apply. One
$1000 scholarship will be awarded.
The Percy G Holloway Scholarship
In honor of Percy G Holloway, a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church and the Knights of Columbus in Piqua,
a one-time $1000 scholarship has been established, for incoming and current students of Lehman Catholic.
The scholarship will be bases upon academic effort, financial need, and student service. The student’s
demonstration of hard work and common sense is a plus in the selection process. The school’s
administrative team will make the selection. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
The Tom and Marilyn Jordan Scholarship
In honor and memory of their father and mother, the Jordan family has established the Tom Jordan
Scholarship. In addition to being the parent of several Piqua Catholic and Lehman graduates, Tom Jordan
was also a loyal employee of Lehman Catholic High School for 10 years and received an Honorary Diploma
from Lehman in 1992. A Catholic Education has always been a cornerstone of the Jordan family’s values and
Tom cherished his time spent at Lehman as their head custodian.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, a student must be an incoming freshman at Lehman, who is
currently attending Piqua Catholic School. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.
Learn, Live, Love, LEHMAN Scholarship
The Learn, Live, Love LEHMAN Scholarship has been established to encourage students to choose Catholic
education at Lehman Catholic High School. All students (incoming freshman through senior) are eligible to
apply, particularly students who reside in Miami County. Individual scholarships, ranging from $200 to
$1500, will be awarded.
The Patrick Michael Pudlewski Scholarship
The Pudlewski Scholarship was established in loving memory of Patrick Michael Pudlewski. The scholarship
is based on involvement with the school community through co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities.
Candidates will have demonstrated the ability to make positive contributions to the school and the greater
community. This $1000 scholarship is only available to upperclassmen attending Lehman Catholic High
The Scott Family Scholarship
Benny (Lehman graduate ’89) and Stacy Scott share a passion for Catholic Education and have been
supporters of Piqua Catholic and Lehman Catholic High School for years. To assure that a Catholic
Education is an option for families in their community, they have established the Scott Family Scholarship,
which will be awarded to one or two students from Piqua and/or of Miami County.
The scholarship will be awarded primarily based on the student’s character and financial need. It is
targeted towards families with financial need that may choose otherwise not to send students to Lehman
without this additional help. Students should have a hard work ethic and be active in extracurricular and
service activities. They should also be in good academic standing. All students who are incoming freshmen
through seniors are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to financial need and incoming freshmen or
students entering their first year at Lehman Catholic High School. The recipient can and will be encouraged
to reapply annually while attending Lehman High School. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded at the
discretion of Benny and Stacy Scott with the advisement of the school’s Principal.
The Norm & Jean Smith Family Scholarship
All of the Smith children, Tracy, Todd, Matt, Mindy, Molly and Abbi graduated from Lehman Catholic High
School and completed college using the skills and knowledge acquired from Lehman. All the children
participated in multiple extracurricular activities offered by the school, including music, sports, leadership,
service and academic clubs. The family has always been supportive of Catholic education and wish to
continue their support by helping future students. Two individual scholarships of $1000, with a possibility
of renewal will be awarded to a Shelby county resident and based on financial need.
The Dennis and Rita Sollmann Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Dennis and Rita Sollmann by their children for all they have done
for Holy Angels and Lehman Catholic High Schools over the past 35 years. They are strong supporters of
Catholic education and want to reward a deserving student and their family for their hard work and success
while attending Holy Angels School. The scholarship will be awarded to an 8th-grade student at Holy Angels
that will be attending Lehman Catholic High School in the fall. The scholarship will be based on the
student’s church activities, extracurricular activities, community involvement and need. The student must
be in good standing with Holy Angels School. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded by June 15 and will be
applied to the next school year’s tuition.
The Ann Vondenhuevel Scholarship
In honor and memory of his wife and their mother, the Vondenhuevel family has established the Ann
Vondenhuevel Scholarship. Ann (Frantz) Vondenhuevel was a graduate from Lehman in 1981 and lost her
battle with cancer in 2011. Catholic education has always been a cornerstone of the Vondenhuevel family
and the Ann Vondenhuevel Scholarship was established to help other families have this opportunity for a
Lehman Catholic Education. All students who are incoming freshmen through seniors are encouraged to
apply. The scholarship will be awarded to someone who really desires to attend Lehman and is based upon
merit, character, and need. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.
The Art and Sarah Zimpfer Scholarship
In honor of Art and Sara Zimpfer, a one-time $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a St. Patrick’s graduate
who is attending Lehman Catholic. This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need and character.
The determination of the recipient will be made by the Administrative team at St. Patrick’s school.
Alumni Association Scholarship
The Lehman Catholic High School Alumni Association award six one-time $750 scholarships annually to deserving
incoming Lehman Catholic freshmen. These scholarships will be granted to students based on their GPA, school
activities, parish involvement, interests and essay responses.
Candidates for the scholarships may be students from Holy Angels Catholic School in Sidney, Piqua Catholic School in
Piqua, St. Patrick School in Troy, Holy Rosary Catholic School in St. Marys and St. Mary’s Catholic School in Greenville.
Dorothy Bliel Richi Memorial Scholarship
As an act of devotion to his wife of 63 years Mr. Ben Richi has generously set up a scholarship for any
9th - 12th grader attending Lehman Catholic High School from St. Patrick Catholic School. Ben Richi was
married to Dorothy Bliel Richi for 63 years. His devotion and love for her are a clear example of how
Christ wants us to love each other. It is Mr. Richi's intention to encourage the continuation of Catholic
education from elementary to high school.
All incoming freshmen through seniors who attended St. Patrick Catholic School are encouraged to
apply. The scholarship will be awarded by May 15th. Scholarships will range from $500 to $1,500.
Please complete and return your application to St. Patrick Catholic School, in care of Principal
Cindy Cathcart by April 1, 2019.
Ken and Brenda Schlater Scholarship
Ken and Brenda Schlater both graduated from Holy Angels elementary and high school in Sidney, Ohio.
Their children attended the same school, named Lehman Catholic High School. Ken and Brenda share a
passion for Catholic education and have raised funds throughout the years to support ongoing efforts
of all involved in continuing to Catholic education as an option in the Sidney community. As a tribute to
Ken and Brenda Schlater, a fund was established by their daughters for the purpose of providing
scholarships to young men and women who are graduating from Holy Angels and will be attending
Lehman Catholic High School. A scholarship in the amount of $750 to $1000 will be awarded
annually and is available to any eighth grade student graduating from Holy Angels School.
Please complete and return your application to the office at Holy Angels School by April 1, 2019.
Ronald S. Francis Scholarship
A $1,000 Scholarship has been established to benefit an 8th grade student who wishes to attend Lehman
Catholic High School this fall. The scholarship has been established in honor of Ronald S. Francis, a 1953
graduate of Holy Angels High School. The scholarship will be granted on a semester basis ($500 each
semester) and is non-renewable. The scholarship will be awarded to a Holy Angels 8th grade graduate
each year. Various criteria will be used to determine the recipient. It is not an academic scholarship.
Criteria includes the number of children in the family, the number enrolled in a Catholic school or college
and responses to essays questions. The Francis family awards a $1000 scholarship to a student from
Holy Angels. It is awarded at the eighth-grade graduation ceremony by the Francis family.
Please complete and return your application to the office at Holy Angels School by April 1, 2019.
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