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Dr. John Bender was a man who worked as an educator and coach his entire career, always expecting and developing the best character from all of his students and athletes. He was a proud bachelors, masters and PhD graduate from The Ohio State University. Dr. Bender was a Canal Winchester track & field/cross country coach for more than 20 years, and was inducted into the Canal Winchester Schools Athletics Hall of Fame for his dedication. He also served as a City Council member for 17 years, chairing many committees during his time. Dr. Bender was also a member of the Lions Club. For his efforts in dedicating his life to mentoring, guiding and teaching students, this scholarship is donated in his name.
The award will be presented to two winners upon successful completion of their first quarter/semester with a minimum 2.5 GPA. These $1,000 awards will be sent to the bursar at the College/University in the student’s name.
To be eligible:
1. The applicant must reside within the Canal Winchester city limits.2. The applicant must be a graduating senior from high school and planning to enter into their first year of post secondary education in the summer/fall of their graduating year.3. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.4. The applicant must submit a certified cumulative high school transcript.5. The applicant must submit three letters of recommendation. (One should be familiar with your academic ability, one with your community service activities, and one with your leadership ability.)6. The applicant must submit a two page typed written paper on the following topic: How will you use your college education to make your community a better place to live?7. The completed application must be submitted to the Canal Winchester Clerk of Council (online, mail, or in-person) at the city's municipal building, 36 S. High Street, by 4:30 p.m. on April 1, 2020.
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"How will you use your college education to make your community a better place to live?"
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