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The Firelands Endowment

The Firelands Endowment Fund is supported by the Community Foundation of Lorain County. The Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that began in 1980 and is dedicated to making all of Lorain County a better place to live and work. The Foundation is governed by a 20 member Board of Directors who hire investment managers who pools all assets to increase investment diversification, thereby reducing costs. 
Locally, we have Endowment Trustee's who oversee the accounts managed for The Firelands Local School Districts. These dedicated individuals are able to award as much as 5.5% of the average market value of each account, annually. Earnings are reinvested into the principal to keep the funds growing for future needs. This support will be used to enhance non-required school programs and student scholarships. The Firelands Endowment Fund shall be used for the support and enhancement of Education within The Firelands Local School District.
To date, The Firelands Endowment Trustees awarded  354 scholarships valued at $ 354,000.00 to graduating seniors! 

“Connect to a Cause 2021”

Thank you for your continued support of The Firelands Endowment! Through Connect for a Cause the Firelands Endowment was able to initiate a successful campaign to continue supporting our students, staff and community.

Scholarship Opportunities
2022 Endowment Scholarships that are available:







Milad & Fanny Abraham


5 @ $2,000

Susan Beecheler

For Future Teachers

Teaching Career

1 @ $1,000

Debbie Cook Fine Arts

Fine Arts

1 @ $750   

Firelands Community

South Amherst Rotary

  Falcon Heroes Video


1 @ $1,000

1 @ $1,000

1 @ $1,000

Cameron Greene Memorial


1 @ $750   

John Hostetler

Medical or


1 @ $1,000

Jim Solomon Memorial



1 @ $1,000

John & Ethel Lupe Memorial 


1 @ $1,000

Bechtel Family Scholarship

(2ND Year college students only)


       1 @ $2,000                             

The Steve and Courtney Ortner

Family FFA Scholarship


1 @ $1,000

H.A. Born Scholarship


1 @ $1,000

Marilyn Immler Memorial Scholarship

(connection to old South Amherst School District)

1 @ $1,000




Applications are available in the Guidance Office or on-line or through a student's Naviance Account. Deadline for application is February 28, 2022. 

Congratulations to the 2021 Endowment Scholarship Winners!
Milad & Fannie Abraham 5 @ $2,000
Chayce Baldwin Caden Bomback Renee Clippinger Kristin DeWitt Delaney Overstreet
Bechtel Family  1 @ $2,000
Kaylee Bogs Ashley Strauss
Susan Beecheler 1 @ $1,000
Kelsey Hardwick
Debbie Cook  1 @ $750
Chayce Baldwin
Firelands and South Amherst Rotary & Falcons Heroes Video 4 @ $1,000
Donald Crawford Julia Douzos Samantha Novak   Hattie Born Joshua Gallo
Cameron Greene Memorial 1 @ $750
Delaney Overstreet
John W Hostetler 1 @ $1,000
Emilia Lewis
Marilyn Immler Memorial  1 @ $1,000
Samantha Novak
John & Ethel Lupe Memorial 1 @ $1,000
Andre Mooney
Jim Solomon Memorial 1 @ $1,000
Evan Zidar

The Steve and Courtney Ortner Ortner Family FFA  1 @ $1,000
Donald Crawford

H.A. Born 1 @ $1,000
Mitchell Hodges

Donations to the various accounts allows the Endowment Trustees to continue to support our programs and our students. Your contributions are necessary to keep this program growing and they are sincerely appreciated.

To choose a fund to donate to, please click:

You will be taken to the Community Foundation's website. Under keyword simply type Firelands Schools. You will see all of the different accounts that are set up to benefit a FLSD student or program.

Your donations are sincerely appreciated and will assist students for many years to come.

Ann Buchs, President 
Jerry Born, Vice President 
Dan Pycraft, Treasurer 
Kathy Whitmore, Secretary 
Barb Bechtel
Bob Danicki 
Amy Hignett
Scott Northeim
Kristi Palmer
Tammy Schultz

Contact Information
Firelands Endowment

Superintendent FLSD
Treasurer FLSD
Learn more!
Learn about the Community Foundation and the different ways you can support this mission.
A quick read to learn about the Firelands Schools Endowment Fund.
Firelands Local Schools
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