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### Timken Grants College Funding and Accepts Scholarship Applications

JACKSON TWP. − Four local students with parents employed by Timken Company are among the 20 students worldwide recently granted scholarships through the Timken Global Scholars Program.

  • Austin Beck, a student at Louisville High School, was awarded a $10,000 annual scholarship, renewable for up to three years, to pursue studies in digital marketing at Baldwin Wallace University. He is the son of Kevin Beck, an assistant treasurer, and Debra Beck.

  • MaryKate Strunck, from Jackson High School in Jackson Township, received a one-time $10,000 scholarship. She plans to double major in finance and accounting at a university. She is the daughter of Brian Strunck, a senior account executive, and Kelly Strunck.

  • Aidan Byers was honored with the Henry Timken Scholar Award, valued at $25,000 annually and renewable for up to three years. Aidan, a senior at Green High School, intends to study biomedical engineering or pre-med at Ohio State University or University of Akron. He is the son of John Byers, the manager of technical development, and Tina Byers.

  • Edgar San Jose Jr. from Green High School was granted a $10,000 annual scholarship, renewable for up to three years. He plans to pursue a double major in economics and statistics or public administration. He is the son of Edgar San Jose Sr., the vice president of Latin America and U.S. automotive aftermarket and rail sales, and Chrissy San Jose.

SoL Harris/Day Architecture Scholarship Opportunity

JACKSON TWP. – SoL Harris/Day Architecture is currently accepting applications for the John E. Harris III Architectural Scholarship Award. This annual scholarship of $1,000 will be presented to a Stark County high school senior entering an accredited school of architecture as a freshman in fall 2024.

The deadline for applications is April 4. Interested individuals can obtain an application from SoL Harris/Day Architecture at 6677 Frank Ave. NW, or by contacting them at 330-493-3722 or via email at [email protected].

Scholarships Offered by Stark County Dairy Promoters

CANTON − Stark County Dairy Promoters is providing scholarships to Stark County high school seniors. Those already in college in Stark County are also eligible, including past scholarship recipients.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Stark County.
  • Be pursuing studies in dairy science, large animal veterinary medicine, human nutrition, or food science at a two- or four-year college level, or in graduate studies.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

To apply for the scholarship, visit The deadline for applications is April 1. For further details, contact the Stark Community Foundation at 330-454-3426. High school students can also seek assistance from their guidance counselors in the application process.

Stark State College Supporting Eastern Gateway Students

JACKSON TWP. − Stark State College is aiding current students from Eastern Gateway Community College in completing their academic programs and is open for enrollment for the summer and fall semesters.

Financial aid and scholarships are accessible for eligible students. For more information or to apply, individuals can reach out to Stark State’s admissions office at [email protected]; 330-494-6170, ext. 4301.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Opportunity

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is granting scholarships of up to $5,000 to college-bound high school seniors impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related illnesses through the Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Contest. Submissions can be made at until 5 p.m. on April 1.

Eligible teens can apply by submitting an essay (maximum 1,500 words) or a video (not exceeding four minutes) detailing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on their lives and the lessons learned from their experience with Alzheimer’s on themselves, their families, and/or communities.

This program is open to current high school seniors residing in the U.S. and planning to attend a U.S. college or university in the upcoming fall. Current college students are ineligible to participate.

The top prize is a $5,000 scholarship, with additional prizes for runners-up and honorable mentions.

Walsh Business Club Scholarship Luncheon on April 5

NORTH CANTON − The Business Club Scholarship Luncheon, hosted by Walsh University’s DeVille School of Business, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 5. Mike Wheeler, the president and chief legal officer at Patriot Software, will address the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence.

Wheeler will explore the ethical aspects of artificial intelligence and its significance in contemporary business environments. He will provide industry insights and personal anecdotes, illustrating how ethical principles can drive organizational success and promote sustainable growth, as per a Walsh University news release.

The luncheon recognizes and supports academic excellence within the DeVille School of Business, with proceeds contributing directly to student scholarships.

Tickets for the luncheon are priced at \(50, and table sponsorships are available for \)1,500. Reservations can be made at by March 29. For details on sponsorship opportunities, contact Andrea Singarella at 330-490-7567 or via email at [email protected].