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Dater Foundation Awards College Scholarships to Dater High Graduates
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 9, 2013 – Six graduating seniors at Gilbert A.
Dater High School in Western Hills are the 2013 recipients of college
scholarships provided by the Foundation. This year's winners were
announced May 9 at the school's Senior Awards Night.
Scholarship recipients, along with the schools they plan to attend, are:
Dina Ballard – Ohio State University (Journalism)
Brittany Mechley -- University of Cincinnati (Marketing)
Jazmine Mincy -- Tuskegee University (Pre-veterinary Medicine)
Korea Smith -- University of Cincinnati (Pre-dentistry)
Robert Williams -- Asbury University (undecided)
Armani Yett – University of Toledo (Communication Arts)
scholarship awards are for $2,500 annually and are renewable annually
as long as recipients make progress toward graduation. The scholarships
are awarded through the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, which selects
recipients in consultation with the school.
Before Dater High
School existed and graduated its first class, the Foundation gave
scholarships totaling $450,000 between 1995 and 2003 to graduating
seniors at other high schools who had attended Dater Junior High. The
Foundation has made a $50,000 grant annually since 2004 in providing
scholarships to graduating Dater High seniors.
awards continue a long relationship between the Dater Foundation and the
school that bears the name of Charles Dater's grandfather Gilbert. When
Dater Junior High gave way to Dater Montessori, then-Principal Dr.
Beverly Eby convinced the school district to establish a college
preparatory school on the west side of Cincinnati. Original plans called
for another name, but Dr. Eby enlisted the Foundation's support and the
school was allowed to retain the Dater name. The class of 2013 is the
school's 10th graduating class.
The Foundation has provided funds
to support other programs and initiatives at the school, a SummerBridge
program, college resource center, culinary arts programs, furnishings
as part of the recent renovation project, and annual support to fund
incentives and other student activities. The Foundation donated
portraits of Gilbert Dater and Charles Dater, and these paintings hang
near the school’s main entrance. -- Six graduating seniors at Gilbert Dater High School in
Western Hills are the 2013 recipients of college scholarships provided
by the Foundation.