2021 Scholarship Award Winners

Caiden Guzman Scholarship WinnerCaiden S. Guzmán is the son of Gregory and Jennifer Guzmán. He graduated from Toledo St. Francis De Sales High School on May 29, 2021 with an Ohio Academic Honors Diploma – graduating 7th in his class of 134 students with a 4.303 G.P.A. By earning 32 Advanced Placement Credits through rigorous AP examinations, he will enter his first year at the University of Dayton (UD) as a sophomore. Caiden has already been accepted into the Honors Program at UD and into their 5-year Masters Degree Program in Aerospace Engineering. At the Bachelor’s Degree level he will earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  While in high school, Caiden was named as the St. Francis De Sales Heisman School Winner for having the highest G.P.A. on the Varsity Baseball Team for the past two-consecutive years. Athletically, he currently leads the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (T.R.A.C.) in lowest Earned Run Average (E.R.A.) among all conference seniors. Caiden has been named to the All-Academic First Team in the T.R.A.C.

Natalie Merriman scholarship winnerNatalie Merriman is a recent graduate of Perrysburg High School and looks forward to attending Eastern Michigan in the fall. Natalie wants to major in sociology or social work with a pre-law track and eventually go to law school. After finishing college she hopes to work for a nonprofit organization promoting social justice initiatives. In high school, Natalie was a member of the National Honors Society, as well as the president of the Spanish Club and the vice president of the Drama Club. She has been a ZOOTeen volunteer at the Toledo Zoo since 2016. Natalie will play sousaphone in the EMU Marching Band, and continue performing in choirs and theatre productions throughout her college career.