Verona students can apply for scholarship


VERONA — Town Councilman Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., has again created the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service.  

The 12th annual scholarship will be in the amount of $250 and will be awarded to a town of Verona student set to graduate from 12th grade at a high school or home school by June 30 this year, according to a release.

Additionally, the student must have lived in the Town of Verona, New York since at least December 1, 2020, and must be voluntarily engaged in community service or must have created a community project that benefits the Town of Verona.  

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 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. “Last year, Zachary Thompson won the 10th 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 strongly feel 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, visit:  

Or, follow Scherz on Twitter at:, his blog at:, or call: 315-363-3509.  

The deadline to apply is June 19, 2021.


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