Congratulations 2020 Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations 2020 Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations 2020 Scholarship Recipients!

Bailey Thompson           
Woodridge High School              
Ohio State University

Andrew Kuntz                 
Cuyahoga Falls High School        
Nova Southeastern University

Isabella Chirakos            
Woodridge High School              
Case Western Reserve University

Jared Weckerly               
Cuyahoga Falls High School        
University of Akron

Payton Williams                            
Cuyahoga Falls High School        
Ohio State University


  • Adam LaFaber – Digital Sandwich – Co-Chair
  • Brian Kosarko – Focused Technologies – Co-Chair
  • Shay Sommerville – I Got Your Back – Co-Chair
  • Zalinia Cole – Riverfront YMCA
  • Bob Gruber – Wellness & Wealth by Choice
  • Russ Iona – Ruoff Home Mortgage Company
  • Shane Mallicoat – Huntington Bank


  • Every year the Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake resident graduating high school seniors.
  •  Scholarship applications are available at the high school guidance counselor’s offices /and on the Chamber website  in February.
  • Students may attend any of the public and private schools in the area.
  • Once completed applications are submitted, the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee reviews them and calls the top applicants back to the Chamber of   Commerce for a formal interview before the committee. Decisions are based on scholastic achievements and financial need.
  • The Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon  in the Scholarship recipient’s honor every June.
  • The  Scholarship recipients photo is then published in the Falls News Press.
  • The deadline for a Cuyahoga Falls/Silver Lake resident graduating senior to apply was Thursday, March 19, 2020 – 5 pm to the Chamber Office. And extended to April 16, 2020 due to the pandemic.

The Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

To encourage higher education and professional development by means of Chamber Scholarships.

The Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program and the Night at the Races event are designated to financially support the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.  The Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of  Commerce Foundation, Inc. Board can also   designate other events and programs deemed fit to this cause.

Our hope is that our Scholarships will encourage the recipients to excel as future business leaders and participate in the   Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and give back to the community.


The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce began in the fall of 1926 by a group of businessmen and property owners.  At the Annual Meeting of the Falls Civic   Association, a committee of 15 was  appointed for the purpose of organizing a Chamber of Commerce.  The first Meeting was held at the City Hall on November 24, 1926, followed by a membership campaign in January 1927.

In 2005 the Chamber of Commerce recognized a need for a non-profit foundation that would serve the purpose of raising money to put back in the  community by way of scholarships.