Alumni Scholarships

Alumni Scholarships

2018 Senior Spring Alumni Scholarships

On May 9, 2018, in the Charles F. Brush High School Performing Arts Center, a special event was held for the Annual Senior Scholarship Awards. Proud seniors who earned a GPA of 3.0 or greater and their parents/families took the stage as they enjoyed this special evening. All students were recognized for their accomplishments, and monetary scholarships were presented to many of these students.

The Brush Alumni Association was proud to be a part of this celebration, administrating 11 scholarships which, this year, totaled $19,000. The first scholarship given by the Alumni Association was in 1993, when Mr. & Mrs. Alan Skinner and Mr. & Mrs. Don Lamberton (1947 classmates) established the John Jacque Memorial Scholarship. Since that time, the Alumni Association has distributed nearly $193,500 to deserving Brush seniors. This year, the $1000 John Jacque Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Nick Malenda. Other recipients were:

Jasmine Leaks-Gaskin---$1000 Thomas J. Murnick Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Frey---$2000 Junie Speed Davis Blackmore Scholarship
Bradford Eason---$500 Class of 1984 Scholarship
Timothy Carlin---$5000 The Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer Scholarship for Excellence in Physics & English, Class of 1960
Danielle Johnson---$1000 Brush High Alumni Association Scholarship for Teacher Education
Bradford Eason---$2500 Class of ’61 Scholarship
Evan Mularo---$2500 Class of ’61 Scholarship
Jasemine Jackson-Winston---$500 Jack E. Garvey Memorial Scholarship
Nick Malenda--- $1000 Richard C. Love Memorial Scholarship
Ashley Gillam---$1000 Eugene A. Torok Scholarship
Hakeem Moore---$1000 Nick N. Bernstein Scholarship (first annual)

Presenters at the Awards Program included: Bonnie Abbey (class of 1968), Scholarship Committee Chair; Mark McCann (class of 1984); Brian & Kristin Love, children of Richard C. Love; Dana Marie DeCapite and Christine Murnick DeCapite, granddaughters of Thomas J. Murnick; and Lynne Garvey Hodge who presented her father’s scholarship winner for the last time after 20+ years. 

By contributing to these scholarships, Brush alums have not only provided monetary help to these recipients’ futures, but also to the future of Brush High School, the South Euclid/Lyndhurst community, and perhaps the world! We thank you, Brush Alumni, for your years of loyalty and caring. If you would like to create a scholarship in your name, your class, or someone else’s name, please contact me at And, if you wish to contribute to any of the named scholarships above, please note that on your envelope when you return it with your dues contribution.  

Previous Alumni Scholarship Recipients

Thomas Murnick Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Adriana Nelson - 2015 
  • Austin Brizee - 2014
  • Imani Sellers -  2013

John V. Jacque Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) 

  • Jerad Williams - 2014 

Neil Mahrer Scholarship ($5,000)

  • Lauren Smith - 2013

Junie Speed Davis Blackmore Scholarship ($1,500) 

  • Carlie Cope - 2015 
  • Morgan Mackay - 2014
  • Layla Johnston - 2013

Jack E. Garvey Scholarship ($500) 

  • Gabrielle Williams - 2014
  • Layla Johnston - 2013 

Class of 1961 Scholarship

  • Carly Messina - 2015 ($1,000) 

Class of 1984 Scholarship

  • Carly Messina - 2015 ($500) 
  • Hailey Hoyat - 2014  ($1,000)
  • Kristen Ambrozic - 2013  ($1,000)

Stephen Zucker Memorial Scholarship ($500)

  • Rachel Moskowitz - 2014
  • London Carter II - 2013

Brush Alumni Scholarship for Teacher Education ($1,000)

  • Jessica Lynn Manahan - 2015
  • Peter (Ben) Schloss - 2013

Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer Scholarship for Excellence in Physics & English

  • Colin Fry - 2015 ($5,000)
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