Schlemmer, Chuck Memorial Scholarship Fund
For a West Noble High School senior attending a 4-year public college or university with a high school GPA of 3.00 to 3.85. Preference will be given in the following order to students pursuing the field of study of social studies or those completing at least one season of cross country or track. Essay question required on application: “Explain how, through endurance, you were able to work through something that was difficult for you as a student or athlete, or how you were able to overcome a personal hardship to achieve a goal you set for yourself.” Pays $1,000 one time. (CFNC)
Donor Fund Story:
Chuck Schlemmer loved Social Studies and he loved teaching it. He taught at West Noble High School for 27 ½ years. He inspired students with his love of history and with his genuine concern and respect for the kids in his classroom. Chuck was a successful cross country and track coach, with at least 25 years on the job, most as a head coach. He led his athletes with honesty, integrity and class. Off-season, he was an accomplished long-distance runner, having finished numerous marathons and 50K trail runs, among them the Boston Marathon in 2002, finishing in under 3 hours. Chuck’s interests were diverse. He ran the distance of the earth’s circumference more than once, keeping a detailed running log the nearly 50 years he ran. He read as relentlessly as he ran – classics, non-fiction and anything he thought would broaden his understanding. He loved to fish, to hike, to canoe and camp. He noticed natural beauty better than anyone. He enjoyed going to antique auctions and about any kind of sporting event. He also loved to travel to beautiful and historic places with Muir Woods, U.S. National Parks, and Tikal, Guatemala among his favorites. Chuck was well-loved and he loved deeply. Due to the generosity of many people his family was able to offer this scholarship in his name. He leaves behind his wife, Cyndi and his three children, Zack, Liz and Cait. Although his life was cut short, we will do our best to carry on his legacy.