Recognizing the next generation of bright high school students who aspire to improve the world around them, the 2019 Lisa Kaminski Memorial Scholarship is proud to award Ana Burk with $2,500 and Marta Rechtin with $1,000 towards their pursuit of higher education next year. Congratulations!
The purpose of this scholarship is to help inspire and encourage high school students wanting to continue and complete higher education in a technology field, while promoting community service with high impact programs in our communities.
“Making a difference” was Lisa’s mantra. Her approach to life was epitomized by her belief in acting locally and the importance of small deeds. Lisa exuded passion for every cause she took on. She was active in numerous charitable organizations and always lent a hand to those around her, whether it be through a resume edit, dropping off a meal, or organizing a food drive. When Lisa was diagnosed with melanoma in 2014, she refused to let her disease define her as she continued to make a positive impact on the world around her. She was frequently seen supporting her favorite charities by wearing their t-shirt and a smile, passing out sunscreen and encouraging others to brighten someone else’s day.
After her passing in 2017, her family and friends wanted to not only keep her memory alive but continue her passion for helping others. Her professional life focused on recruiting and retaining talent in technology firms. In every position she held she made a difference by bringing employees together to volunteer. Lisa enjoyed serving as a mentor and emphasized the importance of getting involved – socially, professionally and charitably.
This scholarship is a way to preserve the legacy of Lisa Kaminski. It provides an opportunity for graduating high school students that are both passionate about making a difference and interested in technology, to continue their education.
- High school seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area (including N. Kentucky)
- Record of outstanding community service in our community
- Recommendation provided by peers or faculty familiar with the student’s community impact
- Intending to declare a major in a STEM-related field of study at a college or university program (computer science, MIS, Data Analytics, Digital Design, etc.)
- Preference will be given to women candidates if a tie breaker is necessary
- One non-renewable award of $2500 to a deserving high school student
- All grants will be paid directly to the educational institution
The application deadline is January 15, 2019. Short-listed applicants will be invited to participate in an interview in March 2019, as shown in the timeline below.
|November 1, 2018-January 15, 2019||Applications open for submission|
|February 15, 2019||Short-listed applicants notified|
|March 1-15, 2019||Applicant interviews|
|By March 30, 2019||Award announced|