Student Scholarships

The Bay Village Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more graduating and/or graduated high school students residing in Bay Village who have been actively involved as a volunteer in Bay Village educational, civic, and/or cultural activities. The scholarship recipient will possess a vision for improving and enhancing the quality of life in Bay Village and will offer a proposed project to the Village Foundation for possible implementation in the future.

Applications for high school seniors planning to begin college in the Fall of 2023 were due in February 2023.

Applications for high school seniors planning to begin college in the Fall of 2024 will be available to download from this page in the late Fall 2023.

Bay High School students must submit applications to your school guidance counselor. Scholarships are typically awarded at the Bay Village Foundation Memorial Day event.

2023 Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Bay Village Foundation has awarded scholarships to three members of the Bay High School Class of 2023 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to service through educational, civic and cultural activities. This year’s scholarship recipients are Matthew Hein, Elise Kelley and Annabella Mayer.

Each year since 2002, the Bay Village Foundation has provided scholarships to one or more graduating seniors who reside in Bay Village and have been actively involved in local volunteer efforts. Scholarship recipients may attend public or private schools and possess a vision for improving and enhancing the quality of life in Bay Village.

Recipient Matthew Hein has volunteered with the Key Club, the Youth Philanthropy Foundation, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and he raised over $5,000 for cancer research in the Cleveland Clinic’s Velosano fundraiser over the past 8 years. A student-athlete on the basketball and track and field teams, Hein plans to study aerospace engineering.

Elise Kelley has served the community as a member of the Key Club, Project Earth, and the National Honor Society. She has performed with the Fairytale Foundation to entertain children while raising funds for charities including University Hospitals’ Rainbow Babies, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and the Village Project. The National Merit Commended Scholar plans to study biochemistry in college.

Annabella Mayer has been a member of the Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society and Bay Student Boosters. She participated in volleyball, track and field, orchestra, Model United Nations, and the Drama Club at Bay High. The National Merit Semifinalist intends to study neuroscience in pursuit of a career in medicine.

The scholarships will be presented at the Bay Village Foundation Memorial Day event in Cahoon Memorial Park on May 29.

Past Recipients: 


  • Ashley Almquist
  • Casey Bartman
  • Maizy Ereditario


  • Ryan Duffy
  • Morgan Fischer
  • James Lyons


  • Olivia Doland
  • Olivia Reed
  • Edward Papp


  • Mary “Tess” Harkness
  • Benjamin Noren
  • Halle LaBerge Koury


  • Adriana Chesterfield
  • Halle Dieterich
  • Aidan O’Donnell
  • Maggie Williams


  • Will Huntington
  • Anna Walker
  • Madison Noren


  • Abigail Christel
  • Evan O’Donnell
  • Joe Auckley


  • Katie Koomar
  • Kathryn Kerka
  • Jessica Mosier


  • Elizabeth Auckley
  • Colleen Kowalski
  • Baylee White


  • Max Lamb
  • Jackson Brothers
  • Max Langer


  • Carrie Hall
  • Julia Mosier


  • Morgan Maxwell
  • David Johnson


  • Kelsey Brax
  • Katherine Corbitt


  • Carolyn Emmer
  • Jacob Kestler


  • Jennifer Grisnik
  • Michelle Kowalski


  • Sarah Gerlach
  • Emily Grady


  • Laura Godfray
  • Alexandra Naegele


  • Michelle Bauknecht
  • Megan McCrone


  • Catherine Broomfield
  • Katherine Finlay


  • Kurt Frederick


  • Brent Bauknecht