Enrichment Scholarships

Nancy Fike Memorial Scholarship for CVCC Students

The Nancy Fike Memorial Scholarship for CVCC Students was created in memory of Nancy Fike for her service above self. Nancy served on the Nordonia Hills City School District School Board for over 18 years, and she was a fervent advocate for the students of Nordonia. She was a passionate supporter of the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) and served as CVCC liaison for the School Board; she believed strongly in the opportunities the career center offered students. In addition to her involvement in the schools, Nancy raised her five children in Macedonia and served her community through volunteer work as a Girl Scout leader, member of the PTA, and active leader in the United Methodist Church of Macedonia.


The Gardiner Family Service Scholarship

The Gardiner Family Service Scholarship was established by the Roy and Gayle Gardiner Family. The Gardiner’s have three children who graduated from Nordonia; Alicia, Jeff and Elizabeth. After high school Elizabeth joined the Peace Corps and completed twenty seven months of service in Mali, Africa. Upon her return, the family shared Elizabeth’s story and heard many more like hers; more and more young people were willing to put others before themselves by serving others. In this spirit, the Gardiner family wanted to recognize high school students who have demonstrated a willingness to serve others and encourage those students to continue in their service to others.


Martin Family Fine Arts Scholarship

The Martin Family Fine Arts Scholarship was created by Ron and Betty Martin. After watching all three of their daughters devote their time and energy to the fine arts throughout their lives, they recognized the importance of supporting students who not only excel academically and within their community, but also demonstrate commitment to the fine arts. The Martin Family Fine Arts Scholarship recognizes those students whom share their passion of the arts.


Nordonia Schools Foundation Nordonia Alumni Scholarship

The Nordonia Schools Foundation Nordonia Alumni Scholarship was established to recognize students who have deep roots in the community. In addition to honoring those family members whom also attended Nordonia, this scholarship aims to recognize students who have made significant impacts within Nordonia.



The PTA HOPE Grant was started by the Nordonia PTA’s and PTA Council to help a student reach their academic goals. This renewable grant is awarded to a student who is hard working and determined to continue their education, even when challenges present themselves that might otherwise derail their plans. Upon enrollment, recipients are eligible to renew their grant up to three times over three consecutive years of their college career.


Nordonia Schools Foundation Excellence Award

The Nordonia Schools Foundation Excellence Award was created by the Trustees of the Nordonia Schools Foundation. This scholarship focuses on attributes of a well- rounded student, including extra curricular activities, GPA, volunteering, leadership, and much more to seek out a student who has a passion for learning and helping others, as well as someone who supports their school and community.


Oliver Ocasek Scholarship

This scholarship is dedicated to the individual accomplishments of Senator Oliver Ocasek and his wife, Virginia. Senator Ocasek served on the Ohio State Senate, but also on the Ohio Board of Education. Both were advocates for education and made significant contributions to Nordonia Hills City Schools. Senator Ocasek also taught and was school principal for area districts.


Pendleton Family Scholarship

The Pendleton Family Scholarship was established by Paul and Miriam Pendleton. Paul served as superintendent of Nordonia Schools, and worked in many other capacities at various school districts including teacher, coach, counselor, and principal. Paul holds leadership rolls in many educational organizations, as well as privately in his own firm. This scholarship was created to recognize those who are leaders within their school and community.

Roger A. Forman Drama Scholarship

The Roger A. Forman Drama Scholarship was established by the Forman Family in
honor of their father and husband, Roger Forman. Mr. Forman was a devoted father
who enjoyed supporting his children; he especially loved seeing his son Ryan perform in
the high school plays. This scholarship helps support students seeking higher education
in the dramatic arts.

Christine and Guido DiGeronimo

Mr. DiGeronimo was a local business man who created wonderful real-life work experience for Nordonia High School business students in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He believed that it was through these first hand experiences that some of his most talented and dedicated employees were hired. This scholarship was established by his family to recognize students with a desire to pursue a degree in Business.


William J. Boliantz Leadership Scholarship

Mr. Boliantz, also known as “Coach,” served the Nordonia Hills community for over 30 years. He was a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent during that time; simultaneously nurturing young minds while showing students the meaning of true leadership through passion and dedication. Many looked up to him as a father-figure and a friend. Mr. Boliantz strived to make the schools a priority in the community and did what was best for the students. This scholarship was established to recognize student leaders and those who serve their community.


Ray and Joyce Day-Travnik Scholarship

The Ray and Joyce Day-Travnik Scholarship was established by Robert and Janet McMinn in honor of Rob’s Aunt Joyce and Uncle Ray. Ray and Joyce Day Travnik were part of Rob’s life at a young age and both served as positive role models for him. Joyce was a 1950 Nordonia graduate and was co-valedictorian of her class of 50 people. After raising five children with my Uncle, she went back to school and graduated from Hiram College in 1985.

Robert and Janet McMinn Scholarship

The Robert and Janet McMinn Scholarship was established by Robert and Janet McMinn. Rob and Jan were the first in each of their families to graduate from college, and that is why they recognize, understand, and appreciate the value of higher education. It is for this reason they established their scholarship at Nordonia. Rob is an alumni of Nordonia, Class of 1969, and a firm believer in giving back in any way you are able.

The Foundation was established in 1995, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that It is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.

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