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Congratulations 2019 Scholarship Winners!

We are pleased to announce the eight local students we have awarded with our Ross Sr. & Carmella DeJohn Memorial Scholarship. Each student will receive  $750 for his or her college tuition or books in 2019.

Scholarships were awarded to Garrett Wineberg of West Geauga High School (attending Lakeland Community College, Surgical Technology); Jenna Perry of Brush (attending Florida Southern College, Nursing); Lilly Kelemen of Kirtland High School (attending Northwestern University, Neuroscience and behavior); Jenna Bailey of Mayfield High School (studying animal behavior and environment);  J.R. Heckman of Solon High School (studying Musical Theatre); Gracyn Allan of Mentor High School (attending Ohio State University, Public Health PreMed); Andrew Passow of St. Ignatius High School (studying Forensic Science); and Denali Selent of Chardon High School (attending Miami University, BioEngineering).

These students have demonstrated the ideals of passion, respect and organization to be eligible for the Ross Sr. & Carmella DeJohn Memorial Scholarship. Students that demonstrate these qualities as they achieve their higher education will become our future community leaders. 

“Congratulations to the Class of 2019. We wish each of these fine young men and women the very best and continued success in their future and to all their parents for their leadership and guidance throughout the years,” said Ross DeJohn Jr., Chief Executive Officer for DeJohn Funeral Homes.

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.

Students may apply for the DeJohn Five Star Education Scholarship in early spring and the application may be downloaded from the DeJohn website. For more information on the student scholarship, visit


Garrett Wineberg of West Geauga HIgh School presented with certificate from Ross DeJohn Jr.

Jenna Perry of Brush High School received her certificate from funeral director, Bob DeJohn.






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