DeJohn Funeral Homes & Crematory has opened the 2021 Ross Sr. & Carmella DeJohn Memorial Scholarship for applications.
High School students that demonstrate the ideals of passion, respect and organization will be eligible for the Ross Sr. & Carmella DeJohn Memorial Scholarship. Each student awarded will receive $750 for his or her college tuition or books.
Students may apply for the Ross Sr. & Carmella DeJohn Memorial Scholarship by downloading and completing the online scholarship application and submitting it by email to Scholarship@DeJohnCares.com or in person at the Willoughby Hills funeral home by MARCH 15, 2021.
In 1993 the DeJohn family, in conjunction with the family owned funeral home, established the scholarship in honor of Ross (Sr) and Carmella’s dedication to education. Ross Sr. served, as Mayor of Mayfield Heights for over 28 years and during that time was very supportive of all school related issues including support for many school levies. More than $35,000 in scholarships has been awarded to deserving high school seniors living in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.
For 2020, the Ross Sr. & Carmella DeJohn Memorial Scholarships was awarded to Michael Favazzo of Mayfield High School (attending Mercyhurst University, Architecture Design); Skylar Franklin of Charles F. Brush High School (attending Capital University, Music Tech); Lilia Valentic of Kirtland High School (attending University of Dayton, Biology); Emily Allegretti of West Geauga High School (attending Ohio State University, Biomedical Engineering); Natalie Fullerman of Chardon High School (attending University of Rochester, Chemical Engineering); Julianna LeQuay of VASJ (attending Hiram College, Veterinary Medicine); Anthony Brey of Saint Ignatius (attending Miami University, Computer Science); Samuel Webster of Mentor High School (attending University of Notre Dame, Computer Science); Madison Allegretti of West Geauga High School (attending Ohio State University, undecided).