lakewood chamber of commerce scholarship program

With your support, we support local students

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce scholarship program, funded in part with event sponsorship dollars and proceeds from The Taste of Lakewood, awards scholarships each year to four high school seniors from either Lakewood High School or St. Edward High School. We are already looking ahead to 2020, when new recipients will be recognized on stage during the Taste of Lakewood.

Awards are given to those who best demonstrate exceptional dedication to their studies, extra-curricular activities, and, just as importantly, a commitment to working at a part-time or full-time job during their high school years.

Over the past seventeen years, more than seventy college bound seniors received assistance with their college tuition. In 2017 and 2018 the Taste of Lakewood was honored as a finalist for Best Charitable Event in Cleveland Magazine’s Best of the West competition.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Casey Coughlin

I would like to thank the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce for this tremendous award. In the fall, I will be attending The Ohio State University, where I plan to study English. I hope to put my writing skills to good use to better the community in any way possible.

Marisa Campbell

This fall I am thrilled to be attending Eckerd College to pursue a degree in Marine Sciences. As a scholar athlete and member of the swim team for 4 years, I am excited to combine my love for the water with my passion for the ocean and our environment into a brilliant career.

Connor Shelton

I will be attending the University of Toledo to major in biology. This would not be possible without the help of groups as charitable as the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. They have shown me how highly they value education and I endlessly appreciate that. Thank you.

Jack Hueter

I will be studying International business and Spanish at Ohio University. I hope to one day own my own business or run an already existing business that works between countries. Hobbies of mine are working out, playing and watching soccer, running track, being outdoors, and traveling.

scholarship recipient 2007

Investing in the future

“In 2007 I received the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce scholarship. This support from my community and scholarship helped me finance my degree and the expenses that go along with it. I continued on to graduate from Ohio University with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Education with a certificate in Environmental Studies. After graduation I travelled and lived all over the United States. For the past year I have been in the White Mountains of New Hampshire utilizing my degree by teaching Environmental Education to children during the school year and leading backpacking and canoe expeditions for teenagers in the summer months. Although I am away, Lakewood will always be home and I appreciate how supportive the community is.” — Jenny Young

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce’s goal is to invest in Lakewood’s future through supporting our working youth. We realize that a student’s work ethic and the unique experiences that come from employment, are important indicators of their future success.

Patty Ryan

President & CEO, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce

A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund which rewards and assists college-bound high school seniors from St. Edward and Lakewood High Schools.

Event Details

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Cleveland Magazine

Date Postponed
1:00pm — 7:00pm
Madison Park, Lakewood, Ohio
General Admission is FREE

Includes reserved parking, seating, personal waiter, food and drink tokens, special dessert, and one raffle ticket to win a special prize.

Dollar Bank, Merchant Market
First Federal Lakewood, Stage

Cuyahoga Community College
Heidelberg Distributing Company

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
University of Akron Lakewood
WestLife Community Newspaper

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