Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., a Verona Town Board councilman, has announced he will offer the ninth annual Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service.
The $250 scholarship will be awarded to a Town of Verona student who is on track to graduate from high school or home school by June 30.
The student must have lived in Verona since at least Dec. 1, 2017, and must be voluntarily engaged in community service or must have created a community project that benefits the Town of Verona.
“I did the inaugural scholarship back in the spring of 2010 as a way to honor my Dad’s memory,” said Scherz. “My Dad, Fred Scherz Sr., believed in giving back to his community, and took pride in helping out so many people,” said Scherz.
“Last year, I had co-winners, as I presented Racheal Cadrette and Olivia Musacchio with the eighth annual Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service. I plan on self-funding this year’s scholarship in my dad’s name and feel that if students get started in volunteering at a younger age, they’ll continue to do so once they’re out of school. I’m a strong believer that volunteerism is a great thing for any community.”
To view the complete rules and to get an application, go to: www.fritzscherz.com. The deadline to apply is May 23.