Photo shows (left to right) the late Fred Scherz Sr., (for whom the scholarship was named) and his son, Councilman Fritz Scherz. DSC01927

(Verona, NY – March 2013) Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., Councilman on the Verona Town Board  has again created the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service. The 4th annual scholarship will be in the amount of $250 and will be awarded by Fritz to a Town of Verona student who is on track to graduate from 12th grade at a high school (public or private) or home school by June 30, 2013.

Additionally, the student must have lived in the Town of Verona since at least Dec. 1, 2012, and must be voluntarily engaged in community service or must have created a community project.

“I first came out with the inaugural scholarship in the spring of 2010 as a way to honor my Dad’s memory,” said Scherz. “My Dad, Fred Scherz Sr., was a strong believer in giving back to his community, and was well known for helping many people.”

“Last year, I presented Ashley Palmer with the 3rd Annual Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer Community Service,” Scherz said. “I plan on self-funding this year’s scholarship in my Dad’s name. I continue to 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’m a strong believer 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, go to:

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2013.


By martha

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