Scholarships are awarded annually at our State Convention to outstanding graduating high school students who are a son, daughter, or grandchild of an active or retired member of the Ohio Chapter of the UPMA, and will be entering their first year at a college, university, technical or vocational school, enrolled full time, during the academic year.
Each year the scholarship committee determines the total amount of the scholarships to be awarded,reviews the applications and selects the recipients of the scholarships. The Ohio Chapter is proud to play a part in furthering the education of these young students.
Tthe Ohio UPMA will be awarding two (2) $1000 scholarships. The Ohio Chapter retirees will be awarding an additional $1000 scholarship for a total of three (3) $1000 scholarships from the Ohio Chapter membership.
The recipients of the 2021 Chapter scholarships are:
Daniel Kennedy Is the son of Ann Kennedy, Postmaster of Hartville, Ohio.
Daniel is a graduate of Hartville High School in Hartville OH. This fall he will be attending the University of Akron where he will pursue a Bachelors Degree in Civil
Engineering with the goal of becoming a Professional Engineer. Daniel was a Four Time Scholar Athlete in Football and Wrestling. Daniel was involved in numerous other school activities and
still found time to perform 130 hours of community service during the last four years.
Daniel’s goal in life is to develop a more cost effective and higher performing infrastructure though innovation and design to shape and impact the world.
Isabella Joseph is the granddaughter of Retired Postmaster Paul Joseph. She is a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School. Isabella will be attending the Eastern Michigan University this fall. Her goal is to earn a masters degree in early Childhood Education and possibly minor in Special Education. Isabella would like to help children become successful and also be a part of the programs designed to help students who need extra help.
Isabella was very active during her high school her years. She was a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Varsity Color Guard, a Football and Basketball cheerleader, and many more school and community activities.
The Retirees awarded two scholarships in2021, the recipients are:
Elliana Manzo Is the grand daughter of Retired Postmaster, Marie Martin.
She is a graduate of Jupiter High School in Jupiter FL. Eliana will be attending Florida Atlantic University where she plans of studying Communications with a
minor in Travel and Tourism. Another goal of hers is to be a walk-on to the women’s basketball team at the University.
Elliana worked very hard as a student-athlete, Young Life Leader and horse trainer. She says she lives everyday try to make other people smile.
Mackenzie Copeland Is the grand daughter of Retired Postmaster Kathy Cobb.
Mackenzie is a graduate of Washington High School in Massillon OH. This fall she will attend the College of Wooster. Mackenzie has been described as; strong,
inspiring, outstanding and honest. One thing that is very important to her is that she wants people to be able to depend on her to always do the right thing even when it is not the easiest thing.