Verona councilman accepting applications for Memorial Award

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VERONA — Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., councilman on the Verona Town Board, is again offering the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service.

The 11th annual scholarship, worth $250, will be awarded to a Verona student who is on track to graduate by June 30; the student must have lived in the town of Verona since at least Dec. 1, 2019, and must be voluntarily engaged in community service or must have created a community project that benefits the town.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 years since 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 it was important to give back to his community, and he took pride in helping people,” said Scherz.

“As with past scholarships I awarded, 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,” Scherz said.

To view the complete rules and to get an application for the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service, go online to www.fritzscherz.com.

The deadline to apply for rthe scholarship is June 19.

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