Toledo Community Foundation announces 2019
Recipients of Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship
TOLEDO, June 12, 2019: Toledo Community Foundation is
pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Mr. and Mrs.
William Block, Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship, awarded
first in 2017, provides 20 $4,000 scholarship awards annually to
individuals who graduate from a high school located in Wood or
Lucas County, OH, who are pursuing a two or four-year
undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University,
Lourdes University, Owens Community College or The
University of Toledo. Recipients of this scholarship are
eligible to receive the award for two consecutive years.
The 2019 recipients are: Ms. Diala Abou-Dahech, Ms. Zaneh
Adya, Mr. Maximilian J. Carr, Mr. Cole Edgar, Mr. August
Eschedor, Ms. Italia Fernández, Ms. Veronica Gonzáles, Ms.
Angela K. Hanna, Ms. Chloe Hill, Ms. Madelene Kish, Ms. Abigail
A. Kolinski, Ms. Cristina N. Morales, Ms. Kayla M. Musgrave, Ms.
Vivian M. Rable, Ms. Lindsey Scarberry, Ms. Tara C. Smith, Ms.
Kylee Stewart, Ms. Elizabeth A. Swartz, and Ms. Alison
This $1 million scholarship fund, managed by
Toledo Community Foundation, was established in 2016 by
William and Carol Block to
support students from Lucas and Wood counties who attend area
universities. It will distribute 20 scholarships each year for
20 years to students pursuing an undergraduate degree at
Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Owens
Community College, or The University of Toledo.
Recipients of this scholarship are eligible to receive the award
for two consecutive years.
“I can’t think of a better way to give back to
the Toledo community than to help these deserving students
afford college,” said Bill Block, Jr.
Application for the Mr. and Mrs. William Block,
Jr. Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation can be made
online via the Foundation’s website between November 1 and
February 1. Eligible
applicants must plan to be full-time college students at one of
the four qualifying colleges. The Scholarship Advisory Committee
that reviews applications will consider grade point average as
well as community involvement, such as volunteer experiences
and/or paid employment, and need for financial assistance in
order to continue education.
Mr. Block is a board member of Block
Communications, Inc. (BCI) and its executive committee. BCI
is the parent company of The Blade. He previously served
as chairman of BCI, and before that as its president. He was
co-publisher of The Blade and the Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette from 1990-2001.
For further information about the Foundation’s
scholarship program, visit