The Marion G. Resch Scholarship Award

Established in 2000, The Marion G. Resch Foundation is committed to assisting and developing the Mahoning Valley’s number one resource, its Youth. The Foundation is focused on promoting education in primary and secondary schools, trade schools, and institutions of higher learning.

To achieve this end, The Marion G. Resch Foundation is engaged in two activities; namely the granting of college scholarships and supporting Early Identification Programs designed to help high school students successfully cross the bridge to higher education.

The Marion G. Resch Early Intervention Award

The early intervention programs are aimed toward students who are beginning middle school or high school. In the summer high school students are introduced to college via a residential campus experience exposing them to academics and enrichment activities.

When the students return to high school, their progress is monitored and they are mentored. During the year, they often return to campus to further understand the myriad of opportunities afforded by a higher education.

Partner Colleges And Universities

Financial aid is limited to students who reside in Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana Counties and attend one of our partner institutions. They must have proven their ability and desire to complete high school and obtain a college education or technical training.

The selection of scholarship recipients is made by each Institution. Awards shall be “the last dollar” provided, after all other sources of financial aid have been exhausted.

Students may contact the financial aid office of any of the listed institutions to determine their eligibility for the award.

Lake Erie College

University of Mount Union

Penn State Shenango

Thiel College

Westminster College

The College of Wooster

Youngstown State University

Institution Application Process

Applications are by invitation only.

MARION G. RESCH (1911-2004)

A graduate of The Rayen School and Lake Erie College, Mrs. Resch was always interested in education and the youth of the Mahoning Valley. She was a great philanthropist; who generously supported many students and educational programs at local colleges and universities.

She recognized that the youth of our valley were the lifeline to its future. By acknowledging this fact, she created her foundation to enable area youth to reach their potential and become influential leaders in the community.

2021 National Philanthropy Day


The Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning-Shenango Chapter, recognized seven. philanthropists during the 2021 National Philanthropy Day Award Celebration.  

The 2021 Legacy Award was posthumously presented to Mrs. Marion G. Resch.

Since 2004 The Marion G. Resch Foundation has awarded over $18 million dollars to students in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties, as well as continued to support Early Identification Programs at the College of Wooster, University of Mount Union, Thiel College,  and Westminster College.  Mrs. Resch’s generosity and legacy is set to continue in perpetuity.