Our Funds

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ASF Educational Excellence Fund

This fund enhances the classroom experience and improves the effectiveness of the curriculum.

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In 2006 the Arlington Local School District established the Arlington School Foundation which created this fund to support the enhancement of the classroom experience and improve the effectiveness of the curriculum for Arlington Local Schools.

ASF Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for a graduating senior of AHS.

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Arlington Local School is located at 336 South Main Street in Arlington, Ohio. In 2006 the Arlington Local School District established the Arlington School Foundation which created this scholarship for a graduating senior from Arlington High School.

Standards for Determining Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Arlington Local School located in Hancock County.
  • The student who demonstrates a dedication, reliability, initiative, honesty, sincerity, compassion, maturity, community spirit and other such qualities will have priority.
  • The applicant must be enrolled in or accepted for admission as a full-time student in an educational institution that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regular organized body of students in attendance in the place where its educational activities are carried on. The institution may include a college, university, technical school, or community college.
  • Applicant must have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Financial need must be demonstrated.
  • Applicants receiving full scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.

Kyle Rogers Memorial Social Studies Fund

This fund was established in memory of our long time teacher, coach, mentor and friend. Funds are used to enhance social studies education.

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The Kyle Rogers Social Studies Memorial Scholarship was established after Kyle’s passing on July 9, 2010. He taught history at Arlington High School for 28 years. Kyle’s classes were made fun and entertaining by his love and knowledge of history coupled with his dry sense of humor. His teaching encouraged and influenced several students to continue their history studies and enter the teaching profession.

He was named “Most Influential Teacher” many times and one year the Academic Alliance named him “Most Outstanding Teacher”. In addition to teaching, over the years Kyle coached volleyball, track, boys basketball and girls basketball.

Kyle enjoyed fishing, reading, music, DJing, and spending time with his family and friends. His greatest joy came from spending time with his children and watching them participate at the school and in sporting events. Kyle is survived by his wife Laura and children, Morgan and Kevin.

This memorial is a perfect way to honor the memory of Kyle. The eighth grade classes and elementary classes in the coming years will be able to visit Washington D.C. and the State Capital Building through your generous donations.


ASF Capital Improvement Fund
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This is not an endowed fund – both gifts and earnings are used to support land and building acquisitions and other capital improvements. Because this fund is specified, gifts should only be made directly to the ASF and not online or to the Community Foundation.


Harold “Doc” Castor Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established in memory of our long time teacher and legendary coach. It is for a graduating AHS senior athlete.

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This scholarship fund was established in memory of longtime football coach, Harold “Doc” Castor, for a graduating senior from Arlington High School.

Doc, whose name has become synonymous with Arlington football, was the head coach at Arlington from 1933-1962. In the 26 seasons he coached (he was in the service for three years), Doc never had a losing season, compiling an amazing record of 175-32-12. From 1945-1951, his teams went 45 games without a defeat. In 1985, Doc was inducted into the Hancock Sports Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class. Castor received his AB degree from Findlay College, his BS from Kent State, and also did graduate work at the University of Michigan. He was a history and social studies teacher at Arlington until 1966.

Standards for Determining Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior of Arlington High School.
  • The applicant must plan to be a full-time student enrolled for their freshman year at an accredited two or four year institution.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • The applicant must have maintained a 2.75 GPA or above while in high school.
  • The applicant must have participated in or plan to participate in a full-season of high school athletics during their senior year. (An alternate will be chosen in the unlikely case that a student does not fulfill this criterion.)
  • The applicant must be have participated in community and/or volunteer service.
  • Financial need is a requirement.
  • Students who receive full tuition scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.

ASF Advised Fund

This is not an endowment fund – both gifts and earnings are directed by the board for use with ASF expenses or to increase ASF scholarships/funds.

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This fund supports the administrative costs of the Arlington School Foundation as it works to raise funds for Arlington Schools.

Mary Lou Steinman Family Reading Fund

This fund, established in honor of Mary Lou Steinman by her family and friends, supports the enhancement of reading programs and opportunities for Arlington Local School students.

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Mary Lou was born on October 29, 1927 and has lived in the Village of Arlington for more than sixty years. Her five children: Robert, Alan, and David Steinman, Barbara Wagner, and Brenda Taylor, each will attest to their mother’s love of service, reading, and her community. Whether it is volunteering at Arlington Local School during the week or cheering on her beloved Red Devil sports teams on the weekends, Mary Lou has always put her whole heart into the Arlington community.

This Fund will enhance reading programs and opportunities for Arlington students. Mary Lou has always been passionate about books and reading. She was known as a bookworm since childhood and has spent countless hours volunteering in the Elementary School Library. This Fund will honor Mary Lou’s passion for reading and establish her legacy at Arlington Local School by touching the hearts and minds of its children and youth.


Sara Wagner Gast Memorial Fund

This fund was established by Sara’s family to support the band, cheerleading and athletic programs at AHS.

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The Sara Wagner Gast Memorial Fund was established in 2007 by Sara’s brother Scott and her parents, Pat and Barb Wagner. This fund is designed to provide support to Arlington cheerleaders, the band and athletics.

Sara was a 1998 graduate of Arlington High School and during her high school days, she participated in the band, cheerleading, student council and basketball. During her senior year she was honored to be the homecoming queen. After graduation she worked as an orthodontist assistant and at the school as the cheerleader advisor.

Sara and her husband Josh loved parenting their two children, Haley and Bryce. Both of their children attend Arlington school.

Sara passed in 2005.


W. S. (Sherman) & Wanda Alge Family Scholarship

This fund was established in honor of Sherman and Wanda by their family for an AHS senior who participated in sports.

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The family of W. S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge, citizens of Arlington, Ohio, established this scholarship in appreciation of the values and memories of the village of Arlington and of Arlington High School. The close-knit support of the community and guidance provided by teachers at the school helped provide the foundation for many students to pursue a successful future as citizens and parents. Sherm and Wanda grew up in Arlington and each served their community. Sherm worked for over 53 years at the Farmers and Merchant Bank Company helping many area residents with family and business financial decisions. Wanda worked many years in local businesses, as well as providing services to the Arlington Methodist Church, the school and the community.

Standard for Determining Eligibility of Students
This scholarship is for the student who might not otherwise be able to attend a post secondary educational institution without scholarship assistance. The student selected for this scholarship is expected to work hard and complete their education goals.  It is anticipated that the initial amount of the scholarship award will be $1,000, subject to future adjustment by the Committee, but not to exceed 50% of the student’s actual tuition costs based upon the tuition costs of the school that the recipient chooses to attend, unless circumstances dictate otherwise.

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior from Arlington High School who resides in the Arlington School District.
  • The applicant must have participated in sports while attending Arlington High School and lettered in at least one sport during either their junior or senior year.
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate participation in school and community activities.
  • The applicant must have demonstrated good attendance while attending high school.
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate hard work, good citizenship, dependability, and character.
  • The applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in, or accepted for admission in, an educational institution that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regular organized student body.  This institution may an accredited university or college, community college, trade, or business school offering either a four-year or a two-year degree.
  • The applicant must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better during high school.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Financial need is a primary consideration.
  • Applicants receiving full scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.

Arlington Athletic Boosters Scholarship

This fund is for an AHS senior athlete.

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This scholarship, established by the Arlington Athletic Boosters, is for an Arlington High School athlete that will have participated in at least one varsity sport prior to his or her senior year and received at least one varsity letter by graduation.

Standards for Determining Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior athlete of Arlington High School.
  • The applicant must plan to be a full-time student enrolled for their freshman year at an accredited two or four year college, university, or technical school.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the Arlington High School district and a citizen of the United States of America.
  • The applicant must have maintained a 2.5 GPA or above while in high school.
  • The applicant must have participated in at least on varsity sport prior to their senior year and have received at least one letter by graduation.  (An alternate will be chosen if a student plans on participating in a Spring sport and does not letter.)
  • Students who receive full tuition scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.

Dally Family Scholarship

This fund was established by Marie M. Dally and the Dally family for a graduating AHS senior.

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This scholarship is in conjunction with the Arlington School Foundation and its efforts to improve the educational excellence of the Arlington Local School in Arlington, Ohio.

The Dally Family Scholarship was established to support tuition costs for students graduating from Arlington High School. The Dally family members have a long history of attending Arlington High School.

While Lisa Crawfis Bennett attended only a portion of her elementary school years at Arlington, both her mother, Ann M. Hershey, and her grandmother, Marie M. Dally, graduated from Arlington High School. Marie’s husband, James Robert Dally (deceased in 1990), also graduated from Arlington High School along with his brother Hale Isaac Dally II. Marie and James owned and operated the Dally Funeral Home located in Arlington for well over 50 years. The business passed to the couple from James’s parents, H.I. Dally I. The Dally Family has deep roots in the Arlington community and expressed a desire to assist students for generations to come. This fund was established through efforts of the Arlington School Foundation.

Standards for Determining Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior of Arlington High School.
  • The applicant must plan to be a full-time student enrolled for their first year at an accredited university or college.
  • The applicant must have maintained a 3.00 GPA or above while in high school.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Hancock County and a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Financial need is a requirement.
  • Students who receive full tuition scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.
  • The applicant must be able to document their achievements, participation in organizations and volunteer service in the community through written recommendation.

Keith and Sheila Jolliff Family Scholarship

This fund was established by Keith and Sheila for a graduating senior who is planning to earn a degree in business.

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This scholarship is in conjunction with the Arlington School Foundation and its efforts to improve the educational excellence of the Arlington Local School in Arlington, Ohio.

Keith L. Jolliff was born in 1942 and lived in Arlington, Ohio until 1992 when he and wife, Sheila, also born in Hancock County, moved to Findlay. Keith and Sheila sent all three children, Beth Ann Sachs, Brad Jolliff, and Debbie Rice all to Arlington Schools as well. Keith attended the International Business College in Fort Wayne Indiana and worked for Cooper Tire for almost 38 years at retirement in May 2000. He is an avid hunter and fisher and is a member of Pheasants Forever. Keith served as the first Arlington School Foundation president, which helps promote educational excellence at Arlington. Sheila attended elementary school at Van Buren, Junior High and High School at Findlay, and went on to become a beautician. She is an avid sewer.

This scholarship is intended to allow students of Arlington the opportunity to do and become what they want in life.

Standards for Determining Eligibility

  • The applicant must be an Arlington High School graduating senior.
  • The applicant must plan to be a full-time student enrolled at a two or four-year degree at an accredited college/university or technical/community school.
  • The applicant must be obtaining a degree in Business Administration or Procurement.  Primary consideration will be given to those students focusing on procurement.
  • The applicant must have maintained a 2.75 GPA or above while in high school.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Hancock County or a bordering county.
  • Financial need will be considered, but is not a primary consideration.
  • Students who receive a full scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.

Robert and Helen McClelland Farm Child Scholarship

This fund was established by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for a graduating AHS senior raised on a farm.

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The Robert and Helen McClelland Farm Child Scholarship, established by their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren is dedicated to an Arlington High School student who was raised on an operating farm in Hancock County. Robert and Helen McClelland epitomize the meaning of a hard working farm family. Robert was born on the family farm near Arlington, which was land granted to the McClelland family by Martin Van Buren in 1835. Robert was a decorated naval serviceman during World War II. He married a native from Houcktown, Ohio, Helen Jean Parish on September 8, 1946. During their 40-year farm careers the couple raised livestock and farmed over 600 acres. The McClelland’s have three children, Judy McClelland Rower, Jim McClelland and Jan McClelland.

Standards for Determining Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior from Arlington High School.
  • The applicant must be a full-time student attending an accredited university college or a technical/community college.
  • The applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • The applicant must be a Hancock County resident and must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Financial need is a primary consideration.
  • Students who receive full scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.

Cathie L. Solt Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by Michael and Mabel Yung-I Wu Solt for an AHS senior.

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The Cathie L. Solt Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Michael and Mabel Yung-I Wu Solt to honor Michael’s sister.

Cathie was the daughter of Dr. John and Dorcas (Beach) Solt and sister to John Jr., Michael and Thomas. Cathie was dedicated to her family and especially loved her many great nieces and nephews.

A 1961 graduate of Arlington High School, Cathie attended Ohio State University for two years and graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1965 with a degree in Political Science. She was a member of the Arlington United Methodist Church, co-founder of Starlite Cosmetic Company (Shreveport, Lousiana), and a retired Realtor and antique dealer.

Standards for Determining Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior of Arlington High School
  • The applicant must plan to be a full-time student enrolled for their first year at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Hancock County.
  • The applicant must have maintained a 3.25 GPA or above while in high school.
  • Financial need is a requirement.
  • Students who receive full tuition scholarship support from other organizations or institutions will not be considered for this scholarship.