Guests and Speakers at Annual Meeting

RICHARD E. STEARNS Establishes Newest Scholarship at The CF4CC

The Richard E. Stearns Scholarship Fund has been established in honor of retired Crawford County elementary education teacher, Richard E. Stearns.

As one of seven children, Mr. Stearns understands the struggle for parents to fund education for all of their offspring. As a college student, Mr. Stearns learned the difficulty of paying for college on his own. He knows that while students graduating high school may be able to get a scholarship to help pay for the first year of higher education, they may find that they are having a difficult time finishing their college education due to lack of funds. He decided that something needs to be done to help those students.

Mr. Stearns generously started this scholarship so that $1,000 can be awarded annually to a Crawford County high school graduate who is entering his or her junior or senior level at an accredited institution of higher learning, with a major in an educational or medical field of study.

Applications for this scholarship are accepted through April 1st.

The Community Foundation for Crawford County is proud to help the Bucyrus Rotary promote their TWO new scholarships!

See our Scholarship page for more information!

The Bucyrus Rotary Club Jerry Volkmer Memorial Scholarship

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The Volkmer Scholarship is named in honor of former Bucyrus Rotary Club member and long-time resident of Bucyrus, Gerald "Jerry" Volkmer. Jerry's professional background and Rotary Club commitment exemplified "Service Above Self." A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of  Bucyrus Secondary School, Wynford High School, Colonel Crawford High School student or a student from any one of those schools attending Pioneer Career & Technology Center. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has exhibited "Service Above Self" through a submitted essay and interview process. 

The Bucyrus Rotary Club STRIVE Scholarship

STRIVE logoThis scholarship is awarded to 2 seniors from Bucyrus Secondary School who have successfully participated in the STRIVE program. Applicants must have applied and been accepted at any type of further education after high school (i.e. 2-yr. college, 4-yr. college, technical college, apprenticeship training/certification. The recipients are selected for the quality of their essay regarding community service and a formal interview.

Selected recipients are eligible to participate in the Rotary District 6600 STRIVE Scholarship interview on April 18, 2015.

The CF4CC is proud to announce the 2014 SCHOLARSHIP winners!


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The Crossroads mural was painted by artist Eric Grohe. It is located in Millennium Park on the square in Bucyrus and was built in cooperation with the Bucyrus Downtown Revitalization Committee.   

The Lady Liberty Veterans Mural was also painted by Eric Grohe and was dedicated to all Crawford County Veterans on November 11, 2001.  Lady Liberty is located just north of the square adjacent to the Daily Scoop restaurant.

Donations are welcome to help fund the preservation of each of these murals --Just click the "Donate Today" button above!

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  • Offering a flexible vehicle that assures donors' charitable interests and goals are realized.
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  • Standing ready to partner with community organizations and collaboratives in support of promising innovations.




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