Posted by David Lariviere
"Medina Sunrise Rotary is honored to accept this check for $25,000 from the Kanieski Family and the Parma Rotary Club. The Kanieski Family's generosity will add a fifth annual Medina Sunrise Rotary 'Service Above Self' Scholarship to our Medina County Partner Schools, currently serving: Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland, and Medina High Schools," said Kent Morgan.
"The Walter and Mildred Kanieski Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and whose service to the community exemplifies Rotary's principal motto of "Service Above Self,'" stated John W. Kanieski, on behalf of the entire Kanieski Family.
The Medina Sunrise Rotary Club's “Service Above Self” Scholarships recognize students based on local and global community service involvement, academic achievements, and life circumstances. Given in memory of fellow Medina Sunrise Rotarians who dedicated their lives to the Rotary ideal of service: Superintendent Mark, Dr. Mahadeo Chand, Rotary District Governor Carl Abell, and Walter (Charter Member/President of Parma Rotary and Founder of the Parma Businessmen's Association -- now the Parma Chamber of Commerce) & his wife Mildred Kanieski. 
Five (5) scholarships will be granted in 2023.  Students applying for scholarship funds must reside within the Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Medina or Highland school districts, but may attend a private academy or be home-schooled. Students must be graduating high school seniors, and have plans to attend college, university or technical school in the fall of 2023.