May 24, 2022 – The City of Collinsville recognized recipients of the 2022 Stan Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship at their May 24, 2022 meeting. The scholarships are given each year in memory of former Collinsville Mayor Stan Schaeffer.
Schaeffer, a former educator, dreamed of establishing a program to provide college scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in the City of Collinsville. Following his sudden death, community leaders worked to create a charitable foundation in 2010 to provide those scholarships.
In 2021, the foundation expanded to become a community-wide foundation, and the original Collinsville Education Scholarship Foundation scholarships were re-named for Schaeffer. To date, more than 50 students have been awarded these scholarships.
The 2022 recipients are: Lydia Fluss, Jacob McChristian, Megan Houberg, Grace Lanier, Jada Russell and Dayton Horras. Each receives a $1,000 scholarship payable to the university they will attend the in fall of 2022.
SUPPORT LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
To support the Stan Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship, other local scholarships, or to create a new scholarship for Collinsville High School students, visit the Collinsville Area Community Foundation website. CACF is a public charitable organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions and gifts are tax deductible. Donations and bequests are accepted from and disbursed to individuals, groups or businesses.