Tuition Mission Foundation announces 2020-2021 tuition award recipients

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Tuition Mission Foundation (TMF) is announcing its tuition award recipients for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. TMF serves college-bound students in seven school districts in eastern Ohio (Beaver Local, East Liverpool and Wellsville), western Pennsylvania (Midland, South Side and Western Beaver) and northern West Virginia (Oak Glen).

Tuition Mission has made tuition awards totaling $316,250 to 52 students at seven area school districts. The top award is $7,500/student, with most recipients getting this top amount. This is a $500 increase from 2019 – 2020, when the top award was $7,000/student.

Tuition awards are made solely on the basis of financial need. Awards are available for any post-secondary education, from tech and mechanical training to college to graduate school.

Though many recipients graduated from the high schools named for their districts, others were home-schooled or attended non-traditional or independent schools.

TMF was launched in 1962 and has been making tuition awards to students in the area since 1963 (the foundation was known as Dollars for Scholars from 1962 through 2013). In 57 years, TMF has awarded scholarships totaling over $7.5 million. Tuition awards function as interest-free loans. All recipients sign multiple documents promising to repay their awards via monthly repayments once they graduate or discontinue their education.

The 2020 – 2021 recipients are listed below, alphabetically by surname within each district or school. Learn more at TuitionMission.net.


Beck, Emily Denise — University of Akron, $2,500

Beck, Grace Ann — Kent State University, $2,700

Briggs, Brooke L. — Wheeling University, $7,200

Elliott, Courtney M. — Youngstown State University, $7,500

Hanlon, Briana D. — Kent State University, $4,100

Hilliard, Lauren A. — Bethany University, $7,500

McCoy, Austin J. — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — $7,500

Moore, Hunter J. — Ohio State University, $7,500

Moore, Zachary R. — University of Akron, $7,500

Ours, Madison K. — Youngstown State University, $1,200

Roberts, Sarah E. — Kent State University, $3,000

Rogers, Kassandra J. — Kent State University, $4,100

Tanner, Jakob T. — Westminster College, $2,400

Turkaly, Parke T. — Youngstown State University, $7,500

Vernaccini, Jayden E. — Youngstown State University, $6,800

Vernaccini, Madelyn R. — Youngstown State University, $7,400

Voorhees, Samantha J. — Clarion University — $3,400

Ward, Cruz J. — University of Akron, $7,500

Yergin, Tanner — Youngstown State University, $7,300


Brown, Madison A. — Westminster College, $7,500

Cooper, Ashley M. — Walsh University, $7,500

Davis, Jr., Robert E. — Youngstown State University, $6,500

Glendenning, Eric G. — Kent State University — $5,200

Gulutz, Gina A. — Youngstown State University, $7,500

Hyder, Laran Lee — Regis College — $6,200

Keyes, Sarah E. — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, $7,500

Newlin, Hannah — West Liberty University, $6,400

O’Hara, Brennan P. — Ohio State University, $3,100

O’Hara, Owen R. — Ohio State University, $4,900

Webber, Caitlyn R. — Bowling Green State University, $2,100


Monteiro, Qhamille L. (Beaver Area High School) — Community College of Beaver County, $1,000

Monteiro, Qhmaria N. C. (Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School) — Kent State University — $7,500


Emerick, Danielle N. — West Virginia University, $4,000

Flowers, Eileen M. — West Liberty University, $6,600

Flowers, Noah W. — West Liberty University, $6,500

Halstead, Rachel L. — West Liberty University, $5,000

Mercer, Bethany J. — Waynesburg University, $7,500

Murphy, Annalise N. — West Liberty University — $7,500

Reed, Emma K. — Marietta College — $5,750

Travis, Ethan P. — West Liberty University, $4,100


Cerankowski, Tanner C. — Pennsylvania State University, $7,500

Patterson, Wyatt J. — Community College of Beaver County — $7,500


Blakeley, Joshua K. — Ohio State University College of Dentistry — $7,500

Curtin, Hannah E. (Wellsville school district) — Point Park University, $7,500

Dalrymple, Austin J. — Youngstown State University, $6,500

Dalrymple, Benjamin E. — Kent State University, $7,500

Mattern, Hunter M.– Saint Joseph’s University, $7,500

Murphy, Kalece E. M. — Malone University, $7,500

Shirley, Haley M. — Kent State University, $7,500

Timms, Aaron A. (home-schooled) — University of Central Florida, $7,500


Grubbs, Rachel — Grove City College, $6,400

Miles, Bryttany — Waynesburg University, $7,500


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