Students receive Light Foundation scholarships


Local graduates receiving the Light Foundation Scholarships, included from left to right, FM graduates Nicole Brocious and Ting Hao Zheng, with Matt Light and Greenville graduates Rachel Unger and Ashley Jolley.

Local graduates receiving the Light Foundation Scholarships, included from left to right, FM graduates Nicole Brocious and Ting Hao Zheng, with Matt Light and Greenville graduates Rachel Unger and Ashley Jolley.


GREENVILLE — The Light Foundation presented scholarships to four Darke County students this summer.

On hand to present the scholarships was Greenville High School alum, three-time New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion, and Light Foundation founder, Matt Light.

The recent graduates chosen will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help them further their education.

The scholarship winners have big plans:

* Nicole Brocious graduated from Franklin Monroe and will be attending The Ohio State University where she will be pursuing a degree in psychology.

* Ashley Jolley graduated from Greenville High School and is going to major in nursing at the University of Cincinnati.

* Rachel Unger graduated from Greenville High School and will be attending Wright State in order to major in marketing and fine arts.

* Ting Hao Zheng graduated from Franklin Monroe and has decided to major in finance at The Ohio State University.

“These four students have their goals figured out and they have taken the first step in completing them by furthering their education. With the rising costs of education these days, we are pleased to give back to these students from Darke County. It would not be possible for us to do so without the help of our community. It’s another way we decide to give back,” Light said.

The Light Foundation had another record-breaking year, coming in at a little over 70 applications. Their Darke County Scholarship Program first began by selecting two candidates. That started to become more of a challenge as the application numbers continued to grow, so in 2015 they decided to begin choosing four students instead of two. Applications were reviewed by a committee who considered the many different aspects of each student’s high school achievements. Some of the scholarship areas that were considered were academic achievement, community service, job responsibility, and the content of their answers on the application.

Eligible students must fill out the scholarship application, which is posted at the beginning of the year and due by the end of April.

For additional details about the Darke County Scholarship Program, please email April Brubaker, the Program Director at april@mattlight72.com or visit the foundation’s website at mattlight72.com.

Local graduates receiving the Light Foundation Scholarships, included from left to right, FM graduates Nicole Brocious and Ting Hao Zheng, with Matt Light and Greenville graduates Rachel Unger and Ashley Jolley.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_LIght-Scholarships-1-2-.jpgLocal graduates receiving the Light Foundation Scholarships, included from left to right, FM graduates Nicole Brocious and Ting Hao Zheng, with Matt Light and Greenville graduates Rachel Unger and Ashley Jolley.