The Dr. Joseph J. Hohner Scholarship Selection Committee announced the funding of $20,000 worth of student scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Dr. Hohner Trust was established in 1976 with a sum of $500,000.
The yearly interest earned from this trust is awarded in memory of the late Ottawa physician Dr. Joseph Hohner. Interest from the trust is distributed each year to deserving students. Scholarship awards are issued to recipients in September and in January; the January award is dependent upon completion of first semester coursework.
This year, students were awarded a scholarship ranging from $300 to $1,000. A total of 29 students have been awarded the Hohner Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year.
Recipients will be attending 15 different schools and will be using awards to help fund their education. LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Regional Office of Education Superintendent Chris Dvorak chairs the committee which includes representatives from Ottawa High School, Marquette Academy, First National Bank, The Times and Ottawa Masonic Lodge Organization.
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in January 2021 on the Regional Office of Education website: www.roe35.org
The Hohner trust allows for contributions.
If you would like to “give back” to the trust, contact the Regional Office of Education at 815-434-0780. Donations from past Hohner Scholarship recipients will aid in growing the trust and in allowing the Hohner Scholarship Committee to provide additional scholarships.