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One of the main objectives of the TPS Foundation (TPSF) is to provide annual scholarships to graduating TPS seniors. This year, these scholarships were awarded to 30 recipients from eight different TPS high schools.

The scholarships, which were awarded to students pursuing both college and Career Tech pre-apprenticeship programs, amounted to a total of $32,200. This year’s awarded scholarships are provided thanks to many community corporations and private donors, including the University of Toledo and Telesystem.

The TPS Foundation received applications from more than 80 TPS students. The recipients of the scholarships were chosen based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and school involvement, and a personal essay explaining the impact the funds would have on their education.

The Toledo Public Schools Foundation continues to provide annual scholarships to TPS graduating seniors pursuing their career path at a post-secondary accredited institution or, NEW THIS YEAR, a post-secondary Career Tech certification program.

Students have until March 1 to fill out the 2017 scholarship application. Information about the current application can be accessed by clicking here The application can be accessed here:


In mid-November, the Toledo Public Schools Foundation's (TPSF) Board of Directors held a reception to 'reintroduce' the Foundation to the community, graduates and supporters of TPS.

Bowsher High School graduate Gaye Martin, the president of the board, joined Dr. Romules Durant, TPS CEO/superintendent and TPS Proud graduate of Waite High School, and Libbey High School graduate and Foundation board member Bob LaClair, in giving remarks at the reception at the Toledo Club.

The annual Purple and Gold Celebration, put on by the Morrison R. Waite High School Alumni Association, was held in late April. During the celebration, six outstanding alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields were honored. As David M. Yenrick, Class of 1974 and the chairman of the alumni association, explained, "We celebrate their achievements while recognizing that it is at Waite High School where they began their jouneys."

Here are biographies of the six inductees:

Antonio A. Castillo/Class of 2000 (Honored for the field of Technology and Community Service)

Members of the Bowsher High School Class of 1986 should mark their calendar for Saturday, July 23.

That's when the 30th Year Reunion will be held at ICE Restaurant in downtown Toledo.

If you'd like more information, contact Chris Varwig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out the class's Facebook page at:

Posted on April 22, 2016