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Goshen Student Awarded Scholarship from P&G Alumni

Cincinnati, OH June 15, 2011The Bob Wehling/Procter & Gamble Alumni Scholarship Fund, a part of the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, recently awarded a scholarship to Zachary Chess of Goshen High School.  The event took place at Xavier University’s Cintas Center and featured keynote speaker Bob Wehling, a retired P&G executive.

“Zachary is the perfect recipient for this scholarship.  He’s a bright student and at the top of his class.  He has some great colleges picked out that I’m sure he’ll succeed at,” remarked Bob Wehling, for whom the scholarship is named.  Zachary plans to attend the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and major in Computer Engineering.

On top of his good grades in the classroom, Zachary Chess has also been involved with Goshen High School’s Academic Team, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Clermont County Science Challenge, and his high school’s Gifted Program.  He plays the saxophone and has been very involved in band with multiple leadership roles.  He is also a volunteer at the Children’s Church.  Zachary has not missed one day of high school.

As part of the scholarship application, Zachary chose to write about his band director, Michel Ossenschmidt, as the teacher that has had the greatest impact on his life.  He spoke about how the band program, which “Mr. O” led, changed his life and molded him into the student he is today.  Mr. O “has had a remarkable impact on my life.  He taught me to come out of my comfort zone, and I am a better person because of him.”

In order for Chess to be eligible for this scholarship, he had to be a child or grandchild of a Procter & Gamble alumnus who was planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university.  He also had to write a 1,000 word essay on a teacher that had impacted his life and provide his high school transcript.  Chess received a $1,000 scholarship, renewable for two years as long as he continues to meet the eligibility requirements.

About the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation
The Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation administers approximately 100 scholarship funds.  Ned Hertzenberg, Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation President said, "I would like to be able to help more students achieve their goals and join those ranks of home-owning, tax-paying, contributing college graduates.  In this past year alone, we had hundreds of qualified student applicants we were unable to assist because of a lack of funds available for distribution.  They had financial need, good grades, community service backgrounds, but simply not enough money to continue their educations.  This is why we are so pleased that the Bob Wehling/Procter & Gamble Alumni Scholarship has chosen to help enhance the life of a deserving student who shares their interests."  Visit www.CincinnatiScholarshipFoundation.org to learn more.

Since the 1940's, which is as far back as the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation's records go; they have helped over 27,000 local students.  Join the Procter & Gamble Alumni and the other individuals and companies to begin a scholarship fund with as little as $500 that will grow to help students achieve their dream of higher education.