History and Governance

Dreams do come true. Mr. Jon Bhushan, a former Wadsworth student, returned to his hometown to share a vision.

He wanted to establish a foundation to help young men and women fulfill their dreams of attending college. In particular, he wanted to assist individuals who had a proven financial need, who had specific goals for their lives, and who had demonstrated a sound work ethic.

Jon’s dream was realized in 1987 when a group of Wadsworth citizens incorporated The Scholarship Foundation of Wadsworth. Since that time, the Foundation has enabled many needy, hard-working young men and women to pursue their college dreams.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors with representation from former students, parents, and certified staff members. While the primary goal of the Foundation will always be to help deserving student acquire a college education, the Board of Directors has dreams, too. It hopes to broaden the scope of activities so that the lives of our community’s youth can be enriched in many additional ways.

The Scholarship Foundation of Wadsworth was established as a 501 (C) (3) Foundation. Your donations are tax deductible under applicable Federal 501 (C) provisions.

Board of Directors

Pepper Bates

Meghan Bates

Jesse Beal

Brandon Cobb

Dan Dietz

Marli Elsass

Roger Havens

Jason Jurey

Walt Kindig

Jennifer Neferos

Jake Saathoff

Ron Samic

Aric Stano

The Scholarship Foundation of Wadsworth does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by the Scholarship Foundation of Wadsworth directly, or through a contractor or any other entity with which the Scholarship Foundation of Wadsworth arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91. In case of questions, please contact the Board of Trustees of The Scholarship Foundation of Wadsworth, c/o P.O. Box 441, Wadsworth, OH 44282.