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Named Funds and Endowments

We are grateful for the opportunity to attach the names of these good Americans to our work at Ashbrook on behalf of the country. If you would like to learn more about how you can support the Ashbrook Center by giving a named gift, please contact Sally Schramm at (419) 289-5411 or sschramm@ashbrook.org.

Scholarships

Dennis E. Bechtel Memorial Scholarship 

The Bechtel Memorial Scholarship provides Ashbrook Scholars with opportunities to attend a national political conference each year and experience American politics firsthand.

Duane O. and Penelope J. Boyer Endowed Scholarship 

The Duane O. and Penelope J. Boyer Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to Ashbrook Scholars who not only possess leadership capabilities but also demonstrate a competitive spirit. Mr. and Mrs. Boyer advocate excellence in education and believe in supporting the best and the brightest.

Lt. Colonel Joseph K. Griffith Endowed Scholarship

The Griffith Endowed Scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding Ashbrook Scholar, is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Kenneth Griffith. Before his death in 1998, Lt. Colonel Griffith encouraged his grandchildren to “learn American history, serve your country somehow so as to develop an appreciation for what this country is and what it stands for.” More importantly, he urged his grandchildren to “be proud of being, and be thankful that you were born, an American.”

The Paul and Gwyneth Hoff and Lewis and Margaret Stranahan-Gibson Endowed Scholarship

The Hoff and Stranahan-Gibson Endowed Scholarship, established by Paul and Gwyneth Hoff, is awarded to an Ashbrook Scholar who is a dedicated student and a good citizen. The award also includes financial assistance for the recipient’s summer internship.

Robert and Rebecca Humrichouser Scholarship

The Robert and Rebecca Humrichouser Scholarship is awarded annually to a particularly hardworking student in the Ashbrook Scholar Program. The Humrichousers attended the first Ashbrook Memorial Dinner when President Ronald Reagan inaugurated the Ashbrook Center in honor of John Ashbrook.

Marlowe L. and Bess Kiplinger Endowed Scholarship 

The Marlowe L. and Bess Kiplinger Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to an Ashbrook Scholar. Mr. and Mrs. Kiplinger endowed the scholarship with the intention of advancing education that reflects their values of free enterprise, prudent investments, frugal living, and conservative principles.

Harold and Lillian Kirkpatrick Scholarship

The Harold and Lillian Kirkpatrick Scholarship is awarded annually to an Ashbrook Scholar with preference given to a student majoring in special education. Harold and Lillian have many fond memories of Ashbrook, including their attendance at the 10thAnnual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner with keynote speaker Margaret Thatcher.

Thomas A. Van Meter Endowed Internship Fund

The Thomas A. Van Meter Endowed Internship Fund supports an annual internship for a student in the Ashbrook Scholar Program. Tom Van Meter was a principled legislator in Ohio’s General Assembly during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Many individuals credit Van Meter with first getting them interested and engaged in the political process when they were young.

Robert P. and Mary E. Mitchell Endowed Internship Fund 

The Robert P. and Mary E. Mitchell Endowed Internship Fund supports an annual internship for a student in the Ashbrook Scholar Program. Robert and Mary Mitchell wanted to equip Ashbrook Scholars with the kind of understanding and preparation needed to strengthen their local communities, their states, the country, and the world.

James Harold and Mabel Read Endowed Scholarship 

The James Harold and Mabel Read Endowed Scholarship, awarded annually to an Ashbrook Scholar, was established by Duane Read to honor his parents’ commitment to helping local students pursue liberal education within the framework of the American Founding principles.

Arthur and Maxine Rybolt Endowed Scholarship

Two Arthur L. and Maxine S. Rybolt Scholarships are awarded each year to Ashbrook Scholars pursuing excellence in education in American Founding principles. Arthur and Maxine cared deeply for their country, and through their generosity, they sought to reach the young people who can influence change in America.

The Peter W. Schramm Endowed Scholarship

The Peter W. Schramm Endowed Scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding Ashbrook Scholar, honors the life and legacy of Ashbrook’s former Executive Director. Dr. Schramm, who was also Professor of political science at Ashland University, devoted his life to studying and teaching the principles of American freedom. His love for his chosen country poured into his teaching. He invited his students to consider that they are the fortunate of the earth, among the blessed of all times and places. And he taught them the principles from which these blessings of liberty flow.

The Taylor Endowed Excellence in Writing Award 

With the generosity of Ed Taylor, Ashbrook Scholars become better writers, better thinkers, better students and thus better citizens. Indicative of Ed’s insight, he identified one of the key aspects of scholarship, the ability to write, and provided incentives for Ashbrook Scholars to write, and to write well.

Louise and Edward S. Young Endowed Scholarship

The D. Louise and Edward S. Young Endowed Scholarship, awarded annually to an exceptional Ashbrook Scholar, is named in honor of Louise and Ed Young. As an expression of gratitude for the abundant blessings this country has bestowed upon them, the Young’s support the education of the next generation about what it means to be an American.

Fellowships

The Roger L. Beckett Endowed Fellowship

The Roger L. Beckett Endowed Fellowship, awarded annually to a teacher studying in the Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program, honors the legacy of Ashbrook’s former Executive Director. Roger devoted his life to changing the way American history and civics is taught in schools across America. He loved his country and was dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of Americans would understand their rights and duties as citizens—citizens capable of perpetuating the promise of America.

Maureen and James Buchwald Fellowships

Maureen and James Buchwald Fellowships are awarded annually to deserving teachers studying in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program.

Ellen Campbell Memorial Scholarship

The Ellen Campbell Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a degree-seeking student in the Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program. Friends and family of Ellen Campbell seek to honor her legacy as a teacher who will inspire future generations with the good and beautiful story of America.

Pearl J. Compaan Endowed Fellowship

The Pearl J. Compaan Endowed Fellowship is awarded annually to a teacher in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program. Dr. Compaan hopes that the fellowship bearing her name will encourage frontline teachers as they educate America’s future freedom supporters.

Robert A. and Elizabeth B. Hoffman Endowed Fellowships

The Robert and Elizabeth Hoffman Endowed Fellowships are awarded annually to new teachers enrolling in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program to strengthen the knowledge of the principles of freedom and constitutional government across America.

Phillip M. McKenna Foundation Fellowships

The Phillip M. McKenna Foundation Fellowships are awarded each year to American history and civics teachers to participate in an online or on-campus course in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program.

McMaster Foundation Fellowships

The McMaster Foundation Fellowships are awarded annually to American history and civics teachers in Northwest Ohio participating in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts and American History and Government degree program. Teachers receiving the McMaster Fellowship help their students become lifelong learners equipped with the virtues of citizenship.

John A. and Barbara B. Walter Endowed Fellowship Fund

The John A. and Barbara B. Walter Endowed Fellowships are awarded annually to teachers participating in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program. John and Barbara established the fund to help create a generation of informed Americans.

Master of Arts in American History and Government Degree Program Endowed Chairs

 The Louaine S. Taylor Chair in American History and Government

The Louaine S. Taylor Chair in American History and Government, established by Ed Taylor in honor of his late wife, is held by a distinguished member of the faculty teaching in Ashbrook’s Master of American History and Government degree program.

Edward and Louise Peterson Chair in American History and Government

The Edward and Louise Peterson Chair in American History and Government, established by Jerry and Jennifer Guy in honor of Jennifer’s parents, is held by a distinguished member of the faculty teaching in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program.

Thomas and Mabel Guy Chair in American History and Government

The Thomas and Mabel Guy Chair in American History and Government, established by Jerry and Jennifer Guy in honor of Jerry’s parents, is held by a distinguished member of the faculty teaching in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program.