Sommerville Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Sommerville Memorial Scholarship Endowment

  • Berea PTA Council is pleased to announce the passage of a Resolution on January 9, 2018, that has established the Somerville Memorial Scholarship Endowment.  The endowment was created in recognition of a bequest of over $500,000 from Tom and Helen Somerville who were former educators in the Berea City School District.  Tom served as a teacher and later a principal within the school district and Helen was an English teacher who led an award winning debate team to competitions throughout the country.
     
    It is evident the Somervilles were devoted to the students of the BCSD because they made this generous gift to provide academic scholarships.  Council is committed to honoring the wishes of the Somervilles and made the decision to create an endowment so that BCSD students will benefit from their gift for generations to come.
     
    Council continues to work diligently to establish the scholarship criteria.  It is anticipated that the first awards will be given to graduating seniors in 2019. 
     
    In 2022 Berea PTA Council awarded 20 $1000 scholarships to graduating Berea Midpark High School seniors.
     
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