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Scholarship Funds


Established in October 2005 after our 40th Reunion, our scholarship fund honors our parents, teachers and classmates who have passed away.  Our scholarship is awarded annually to a senior who has contributed to the life of Rocky River High School and who deserves to be rewarded for his/her commitment to the school. Through 2024, a total of $28,600 has been awarded to twenty deserving recipients.

Our scholarship fund is held and managed by the Rocky River Education Foundation.  Additional donations are welcome at any time.  College costs are forever on the rise, and we want our scholarship awards to keep pace over time.  Donations should be mailed directly to the Foundation with a notation specifying our Class of 1965 Scholarship.

Rocky River Education Foundation
1101 Morewood Parkway
Rocky River, OH 44116

Some classmates may also be interested in donating to a separate RREF scholarship fund associated with our class:


Lawrence J. "Larry" Badar spent a lifetime creating innovative ways to excite young students about physics. During his 27 years teaching physics at RRHS, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and was named a Fellow at the National Science Foundation. After retiring from RRHS, he became the Founding Director of Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education and remained active with the American Association of Physics Teachers. Mr. Badar was the first faculty inductee into the RRHS Hall of Fame. He passed away in 2012. This scholarship is for a student who intends to major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field, with preference given to a student intending to major in physics; more preferably physics education. Through 2024, over $21,800 has been awarded to twelve worthy recipients.

1965 Fund Winners
20 Photos  6/17/24
Badar Fund Winners
12 Photos  6/17/24