The 33rd Annual Strimbu Bar-B-Que was held on May 4th, 2022.
Since its inception in 1990, the Strimbu Memorial Fund has provided over $3.6 million in support of academic scholarships, local economic development, individuals in need and numerous charitable organizations. This year it awarded $37,000 in scholarships to local high school students.
“The Strimbu Memorial Fund was created to perpetuate the work of the late Nick Strimbu Jr., who had a passion for leading individuals and economic development agencies in order to attract, assist and retain the industrial base of the valley,” said Board President Jim Grasso. “Although we had to reschedule this year’s event because of the coronavirus, the board of directors felt that it was so very important to continue our mission of assisting area students with a scholarship.”
This year, the fund awarded $2,000 scholarships to 14 local high school seniors and an additional $10,000 scholarship to the overall winner. Leadership and self-reliance are the two most important criteria that are required to receive one of these scholarships.
The requirements were established to mirror the example that Nick Strimbu Jr. demonstrated during his lifetime. The fund’s philosophy is simple: one of the most substantial ways to enhance our community’s future is to help educate the young people who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Those receiving scholarships and the sponsors that provided the funding are:
|2022 Scholarship Winners|
Badger High School
Scholarship sponsored by Miller Livestock
Brookfield High School
Scholarship sponsored by Kirila Family Fund
Farrell High School
Scholarship sponsored by Ziegler Tire
Greenville High School
Scholarship sponsored by Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation
Hickory High School
Scholarship sponsored by Matune/Basile Advisors
Hubbard High School
Scholarship sponsored by Truck World, Inc.
Kennedy Catholic High School
Scholarship sponsored by National Interstate Insurance
Lakeview (OH) High School
Scholarship sponsored by Farmers National Bank
Mathews High School
Scholarship sponsored by Governor Insurance
Reynolds High School
Scholarship sponsored by Reynolds Services, Inc.
Sharon High School
Scholarship sponsored by JCL Development
Sharpsville High School
Scholarship sponsored by The Grandy Family in memory of Gary “Gus” Grandy
Warren JFK High School
Scholarship sponsored by Huntington Bank
West Middlesex High School
Scholarship sponsored by Hill, Barth & King
The overall winner was Kaitlyn Carsone from Brookfield. She received 10,000.00.
More information about the Strimbu Memorial Fund is available at the Memorial Fund’s website, strimbumemorialfund.com.