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Ira G. Turpin Scholar Program Fund

Ira G. Turpin Scholar Program Fund

  • EST. 1990

The purpose of this program is to “perpetuate” and “replicate” Ira G. Turpin’s achievements by helping worthy Stark County minority candidates become practicing attorneys serving their community. Ira Turpin died in 1989 after a remarkable legal career in Canton. Judge Turpin retired in 1989, at which time he held the highest elective post of any African-American person in the state of Ohio. Many donors have contributed to his scholarship fund memorializing Ira G. Turpin.

Sheriff W. Bruce Umpleby Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sheriff W. Bruce Umpleby Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 1999

Son of an Ohio State Trooper, Bruce Umpleby became Chief of Police in Navarre in the early 1960’s and was elected Stark County Sheriff in January 1993. Family and friends established this fund in his memory following his death in office in July 1999. The scholarship is for students who plan to major in law enforcement.

US Acute Care Solutions Scholarship Fund

US Acute Care Solutions Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2007

The US Acute Care Solutions Scholarship for Non-Physician Employee Dependents was created to help the dependent children of non-physician employees with monetary support while they are enrolled in a college level program of study.

Edythe Hasler Vogelgesang Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2010

Lester and Eleanor Webster Fund

  • EST. 1990

Eleanor Webster provided in her will for a private foundation to be established upon her death. The income from the trust is used to pay educational expenses “of deserving young men and women who are pursuing studies in colleges or universities in the state of Ohio.” The Webster Fund became part of Stark Community Foundation in 1990. Three advisors recommend scholarship recipients.

Jack O. Weimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Jack O. Weimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund

  • EST. 2003

The Jack O. Weimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund has been established by his daughters, Amanda Rohs and Sheila Weimer. Mr. Weimer lived his life in Stark County and owned the H.R. Weimer Roofing Company which was originally founded by his great-grandfather in 1911. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students who attended a Stark County high school or a Stark County resident pursuing a graduate level degree in any business field.

Raymond L. Welling and Fern E. Welling Scholarship Trust Fund

  • EST. 2012
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Protecting Stark's Future Webinar

Protecting Stark's Future Webinar

Rooted in research, this report outlines why Stark County needs to intentionally work together to coordinate efforts and target resources to reduce child poverty.

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