Believing in the Power of Tomorrow: Minster Bank Awards 13 Scholarships

Minster bank scholarship recipients 2018

Every year, thousands of students continue their education after high school. Minster Bank believes in the future of those students and provides a scholarship opportunity to local seniors that assists in making their dreams come true.  


Braden MillerBraden Miller

Braden is a graduate of Covington High School and is planning to attend The Ohio State University this Fall, majoring in business. While in high school, Braden participated in basketball, baseball, National Honor Society, student council and the CCC Academic Team. Braden is the son of Jerrod and Krista.

Words from Braden: “Minster Bank, thank you so much for awarding me with your very generous scholarship. It means so much to be awarded this scholarship, and please do know that I am going to put the money from this scholarship to good use in college. Again, thank you so much!”




Alaina Pleiman

Alaina Pleiman

With plans to attend Wright State University-Lake Campus, Alaina is a proud graduate of Ft. Loramie high school. She plans on majoring in business. Her parents are Mark and Jill.

Words from Alaina: “Thank you for awarding me the Minster Bank scholarship and allowing me to extend my education at Wright State University-Lake Campus in business.”




Jeremy Kauffman

A highly involved senior from Minster High School, 

Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy plans to attend the University of Dayton and major in marketing. His high school activities include football, track, CYO basketball, Eucharist Minister, academic All-MAC and 2nd team All-MAC high jump. Jeremy is the son of Brian and Karen.

Words from Jeremy: “Dear Minster Bank, thank you for your generous donation of $1,000 in scholarship money. College is always a financially challenging time, and I am more than thankful that you’ve provided me with this help. I will work hard to make the most of your donation as I further my education and expand my knowledge at the University of Dayton.”




Amanda TitteringtonAmanda Titterington

Lehman High School graduate Amanda will be attending the University of Cincinnati this Fall. She plans to major in business. Amanda’s involvement and achievements include member of Teen Leadership Corps, soccer, softball, Northwest Central Conference Academic Achievement Award, Cavs for Cure, Interact and National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Patrick and Kathleen.

Words from Amanda: “I would like to thank Minster Bank for awarding me a $1,000 scholarship toward my college education. This grant will be used to offset my expenses in attending the University of Cincinnati during the 2018-2019 school year.

I have been accepted into the Lindner School of Business and will be concentrating in business management and entrepreneurship. I also intended to earn a minor in design from the School of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. My goal is to become a purchasing agent for a major fashion store or create my own business in a retail or restaurant field. The Minster Bank Scholarship will definitely help me reach my goal. Thank you again for your support and generosity by rewarding me this scholarship. I will work hard in and out of school and strive to achieve my goals.”




Stephen BlanfordStephen Blanford

Majoring in business management, Fairlawn graduate Stephen Blanford was an all-involved student. His activities and accomplishments include: cross country, soccer, basketball, track and field, academia, Envirothon, class officer, student council, Honor Society, 4.0 honor roll, top of the class in chemistry and English, most improved player in soccer, coach’s award in soccer, MVP in soccer, coach’s award in track and West Point Leadership Award. Stephen is the son of Jeremy and Heather.




Olivia BuddeOlivia Budde

A scholarship winner with plans to attend Ohio University this Fall is Marion Local graduate, Olivia Budde. Olivia is majoring in marketing and is the daughter of Dave and Kelley. While in high school, she was active in cross country, CYO and drama club.




Joseph MaurerJoseph Maurer

Active in marching band, concert band, track and field, National Honor Society, Boy Scouts and 4-H, New Bremen graduate, Joseph Maurer will be attending Wright State University-Lake Campus. He is majoring in marketing and is the son of David and Tina.

Joseph personally stopped in our Minster location to personally give his thanks and appreciation for the scholarship.




Brianna EberleBriana Eberle

Majoring in business at the University of Rio Grande is St. Marys Memorial High School graduate, Briana. Briana is the daughter of Cloyd and Jennifer. While in high school, she was active in volleyball, bowling, band, choir and National Honor Society.

When asked, “What is your occupational goal and how do you plan to accomplish this goal?” Briana answered, “I do not have an exact occupational goal yet, but I have been looking into banking or business. I plan to accomplish one of these by attending the University of Rio Grande and getting a bachelor’s degree. Even though I have not decided on my career just yet, I know that with whatever I choose it will be useful in not only my future but helping other people with their futures, as well.”

Words from Briana: “Minster Bank, thank you so much for choosing me to be the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship. I will be putting this toward my room and board this upcoming school year. Thank you again!”




Madison FrankMadison Frank

Madison, a Sidney High School graduate, plans to attend The Ohio State University-Lima and major in business. Her parents are Jon and Lori.




Austin Glover

Majoring in business at The Ohio State 

Austin Glover

University, Austin Glover, a Troy High School graduate, is the son of David and Julie. While in high school, Austin participated in tennis, recreational basketball and baseball, Bruins Hockey, Business Club and served as a Reading Buddy.

When asked, “Why do you feel that you should be considered for a scholarship?” Austin provided the response, “I feel that I should be considered for a scholarship because I have always embraced every opportunity presented to me in the past 18 years, especially those related to school. Looking back on my time in Troy City Schools, I can confidently say that I  approached every day, every class and every assignment with the attitude that it was an opportunity to improve myself. I have embraced my education, not simply going through the motions, but rather challenging myself at every turn. My constant desire to uncover more of what the world has to offer has been consistently satisfied and encouraged by the many teachers I have been blessed to have over the years. I am thankful for all their guidance and I believe they would all agree that this gratefulness has manifested itself as a respect for their class and an eagerness to learn that has never wavered. As my time in high school nears its conclusion, I feel confident that I am ready to use all I have learned as a Comet and Trojan to be the best Buckeye I can be. Being able to add a scholarship to the lengthy list of blessings bestowed upon me by my school would be very helpful in starting a successful career and adult life.”

Words from Austin: “As a recipient of the 2018 Minster Bank Scholarship, I would like to express my gratitude to you for awarding me this scholarship.

Having graduated from Troy High School recently, I will be attending The Ohio State University in the Fall, where I will be working toward my degree in business administration through the Fisher College of Business, I plan to prepare for a career in business management or finance.

This scholarship will be of great assistance to me as I pay for my higher education, as it will allow me to focus more on my studies while in college and help minimize the financial burden as I begin my career.

Once again, I am honored and grateful that you have gifted me with this scholarship. The impact your kindness will have on my future is tremendous.”




Kayla crawfordKayla Crawford

Kayla is a graduate of Wapakoneta High School and will be attending Bowling Green State University in the Fall, majoring in high school education. While in high school, she was active in volleyball, FCA, FFA, Student Senate, National Honor Society, Senior Leadership, MVP Redskin Award, honorable mention for volleyball and Academic Excellence Award. Kayla is the daughter of John and Lori.




Jonah Lageman

Jonah Lageman

Attending the Wright State University-Lake Campus in the Fall is New Knoxville High School graduate Jonah. As a student, Jonah was active in basketball, baseball, soccer, band, National Honor Society, earned 11 varsity letters and was a four-year scholar athlete in all sports. He plans to major in business and is the son of Mark and Sarah.

Words from Jonah: “Thank you so much for choosing me as the Minster Bank scholarship recipient. It has helped me out tremendously with college.”




Kyle WardKyle Ward

Troy Christian Graduate, Kyle Ward, was a very active student while in high school. He was involved in Varsity Golf, Varsity Baseball, Orphanage Library Design Team Leader, National Honor Society, Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy and served as a Video Team Member at Salem Church of God.

Kyle plans to attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Kyle is the son of Kerry and Lisa.



We want to wish all graduating seniors the best of luck in their future endeavors! As Walt Disney once said, “All of our dreams can come true … if we have the courage to pursue them.”  Congratulations to the 2018 graduates!

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**Disclaimer: Minster Bank does not select the scholarship recipients. The students are nominated by individual school committees that are based on criteria established by Minster Bank.

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