Congratulations to J.L. Francis Scholars 22 outstanding Mahoning County Seniors
The Review Newspaper Article
The Mahoning County Education- al Service Center would like to congratulate the 22 High School Seniors from Mahoning County, chosen to receive the J.L. Francis Scholarship. They were honored at a Scholar- ship Breakfast on Friday, April 29, at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. More than 120 students applied for the $500 dollar scholarship, and were judged on their academic achievements, and dedication to community service. Twenty two were chosen to receive scholarships: one senior from each public high school in Mahoning County, as well as Ursuline, Cardinal Mooney, Valley Christian Schools, Choffin Career Center, and MCCTC. The J.L. Francis Scholarship was established during the 2005-06 academic school year for schools in Mahoning County by the First Place Bank and the First Place Bank Community Foundation. Before his death in 2005 from ALS, Jeffery L. Francis served as Chief Operating Officer of First Place Bank and the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the First Place Financial Corporation. His hardwork and dedication inspired the creation of this scholarship. In 2014, the First Place Community Foundation fund was transferred to the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley which maintains a 50 year tradition of supporting continued education.