Scherz Scholarship accepting applications


VERONA — Town Councilor Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., has again created the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service.  The 13th annual scholarship, in the amount of $250, will be awarded to a town student who is on track to graduate from a high school (public or private) or home school by June 30.

The student must have lived in Verona since at least Dec. 1, 2021, and must be voluntarily engaged in community service or must have created a community project that benefits the Town of Verona.

“Since I did the inaugural scholarship back in the spring of 2010 as a way to honor my dad’s memory, it’s been exciting to see all the great volunteer efforts the winners of the scholarship have been doing,” said Scherz.  

“My Dad, Fred Scherz Sr., believed it was important to give back to his community, and he took pride in helping people,” said Scherz. “Last year, Taylir Doig won the 12th Annual Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service. As with past scholarships I awarded, I plan on self-funding this year’s scholarship in my Dad’s name and believe 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 feel strongly that volunteerism is a great thing for any community!”

To view the complete rules and to get an application for the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service, go to: The deadline to apply is June 17.


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