To provide educational resources for graduating high school seniors planning to attend a two or four-year college, university or vocational school.
- Be a graduating high school senior from Boone, Ogle, Rock, Stephenson, or Winnebago County;
- Demonstrate a commitment to their community through service and activities;
- Have a GPA of at least 3.5/4.0; and
- Plan to pursue a degree in accounting or a medical field.
Preference may be given to a candidate who will pursue cancer research.
Describe what you plan to do with your college education, especially if you intend to pursue cancer research.
This scholarship was established to honor a friend and colleague who so generously gave of his time and talents in helping start Pneumatic Cylinders & Couplers Inc. Richard graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1966. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam. Richard was an accountant controller for several area companies and he loved to “crunch” numbers and was very good at what he did. He also was a cancer survivor for 14 years until May of 2009. Richard lost his wife and best friend Suzy to cancer in 2000.
In memory of Richard, the owners of Pneumatic Cylinders & Couplers Inc. would like to honor their friend and mentor by recognizing an area senior who is pursuing a career in accounting or the medical field, especially cancer research.