Lehman

Background

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 15. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s
decision by May 30.

 

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Alumni Association Scholarship

The Lehman Catholic High School Alumni Association awards ten 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.

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 Edward and Betty Carity Scholarship

The Edward and Carity Scholarship is to benefit current students attending Lehman Catholic High School. Criteria is based on financial need and student service. All upperclassmen are encouraged to apply for the one-time, non-renewable award of $1000. Applicants must complete the online financial aid application and the Lehman Catholic High School Common Application. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded and will be applied to next year's tuition.

The Elaine Carlisle, RN Lehman Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of Mrs. Elaine Carlisle. After graduating with honors from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in 1968 Elaine had a 42-year career as a Registered Nurse. She practiced nursing for 30 years at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton Ohio. At Good Samaritan, she started her career in pediatric nursing and later changed to post-surgical nursing. For many years she was the Charge Nurse of the post-surgical recovery floor. After 30 years at Good Samaritan, she then spent 12 years as the Head Nurse with a group of local surgeons. While with the surgeons she specialized in breast cancer treatment, supporting the patients being operated on and treated as well as their families. She provided medical care, educational information, and emotional care, both pre and post-surgery, to her patients and their families. For many years she was very active in the yearly Northmont Cancer Relay For Life event. During her career, she helped and touched the lives of thousands of patients and their families. Elaine passed away on October 19, 2020, but as a nurse leaves behind a legacy of loving care, compassion, and service to her patients and their families.

This $1,000 scholarship is meant to support a Lehman Catholic High School junior or senior who is interested in learning more about a career in nursing and may wish to pursue a nursing career.

The scholarship shall be awarded to first, a junior or senior who has demonstrated a serious interest in nursing and wishes to learn more about it. Second, if there is no student wanting to learn more about nursing then it should go to a student interested in learning about some other medical field. Or third, if there is no student interested in a medical career then it will go to a deserving junior or senior planning any type of career.

The student should have a minimum 2.8 GPA and be recommended by a Lehman faculty member. If more than one student is recommended Lehman faculty will select the one they feel is most deserving.

 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 are based on student service and financial needs. 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. Five $1000 scholarships will be awarded.

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 include 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. 

The John & Julia Frantz Scholarship

John (LCHS ‘74) and Julia Frantz believe strongly in the values that Lehman Catholic High School offers the youth of our communities. As the parents of four Lehman graduates, they have witnessed the benefit that Lehman provides in forming the whole person in a faith-based and service to others culture. The scholarship(s) will be awarded based upon academic merit 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 evenly matched for the scholarship(s), participation in their Catholic Church and community service will be used as deciding factors. All students who are incoming freshmen through seniors are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to financial needs and incoming freshmen or students entering their first year at Lehman Catholic High School. Awarded scholarship(s) will range from $500 to $1000.

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 needs and incoming freshmen or students entering their first year at Lehman Catholic High School. Awarded scholarship(s) will range from $500 to $1000.

 The Rock and Gail Piening Frantz Scholarship

Rock (LCHS ’73) and Gail Piening Frantz share a passion for Catholic education and established this scholarship to help other families have the opportunity for a Lehman Catholic education. As the parents of three Lehman graduates, they have witnessed how a Catholic education can be foundational to a faith-based life. The scholarship will be awarded to students who really desire to attend Lehman and is based upon merit, character, and need. Up to four $1000 scholarships will be awarded each year. Students who are incoming freshmen through seniors are encouraged to apply. The school’s Administrative team will make the selection of the recipients.

The Charles and Jane Gariety Scholarship

The Charles and Jane Gariety Scholarship provides one $1000 scholarship awarded to 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 2021-22, 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 on 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. Two $1000 scholarships 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 based 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 ten 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 renewable scholarship will be awarded.

The Lachey Family Scholarship

Joe and Shannon Lachey have established The Lachey Family Scholarship to encourage others to consider Catholic education. Catholic education is of value to their family and was the primary reason for creating the fund. This scholarship is intended to support the families of Holy Angels Catholic School considering Lehman Catholic High School as an option for their child. The family is awarding one $1000 non-financially based and non-renewable scholarship to one incoming freshman from Holy Angels Catholic School. All graduates of Holy Angels Catholic School that are going to attend Lehman Catholic High School are encouraged to apply using the Lehman Catholic High School Common Application. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic participation, good standing, citizenship, character, and extra-curricular activities. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded by June 15 and will be applied to the next school year's tuition.

Learn, Live, Love, LEHMAN Scholarship

The Learn, Live, Love LEHMAN Scholarship has been established by Jeff and Kelly Earhart 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.

Pleiman-Stiver Scholarship

Jason and Gwen (Pleiman’92) Stiver are firm believers in the values that Catholic schools instill in their students. A Christ-centered education is a priority for their family. This scholarship was established to assist a student from Holy Angels Catholic school throughout their four years at Lehman. This is a three-year $1,000 renewable scholarship as long as the recipient is in good standing. The scholarship will be awarded based on community service, school involvement, financial need, personal character and the essay written with the common app including why attending Lehman is of utmost importance to the applicant. Pleiman-Stiver Scholarship

The Patrick Michael Pudlewski Scholarship

The Pudlewski Scholarship was established in the 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 School. 

Dorothy Bliel Richi Memorial Scholarship

As an act of devotion to his wife of 65 years Mr. Ben Richi has generously set up a scholarship for any incoming 9th grader attending Lehman Catholic High School from St. Patrick Catholic School. Mrs. Richi passed away in 2013. His devotion and love for her are clear examples 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 who attended St. Patrick Catholic School are encouraged to apply. The scholarship awarded will range from $500 to $1,500. 

Ken & Brenda Schlater Family 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 the 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. 

The Scott Family Scholarship

Benny (LCHS ’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 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 needs 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 needs 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 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 and 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.

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