Christopher Dyer Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Evendale Chamber of Commerce and the Philanthropy Committee are committed to helping provide college financial assistance in the form of up to four $1000 scholarships annually to students in our community. We see this as a simple way to give back to our community that we live and work in. Our goal is to give these scholarships in memory of an Evendale resident, Christopher Dyer. Since 2008, the Chamber has awarded $65,000 in scholarships to graduating Evendale Seniors – additionally, the Scholarship has provided $22,000 in funding for scholarships at St. Rita School and Gorman Heritage Farm.
Scholarship Funding Approach
The Evendale Chamber Annual Golf Outing is the primary fundraiser for these scholarships. This annual event provides an opportunity for participants and others to meet new people while enjoying a little fun in the sun!
Don’t worry if you are not a golfer the event is in scramble format so it takes the pressure off, come enjoy the fun and laughs while contributing to a great cause. Take advantage of the opportunity to gain exposure for your business by particpating as a sponsor.
Interested in Applying?
Eligible High School Seniors are; Evendale residents, children of Evendale Chamber of Commerce Members and students in the Princeton City School District. Download the 2018 Scholarship Application. Please contact Philanthropy Chair, Bob Luther if you would like more information or are interested in serving on the committee. Bob can be reached by calling 513.563.2199 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
In Memory of Christopher Dyer
Chris Dyer moved to Evendale, Ohio with his parents when he was only 1. He attended Evendale Elementary, Princeton Junior High, and Princeton High school, where he was an IB Diploma Candidate. He played viola with the Princeton HS Orchestra and participated in nearly every sport they offered, though he particularly enjoyed diving. He had been accepted into the Honors Program at Ohio State. During his senior year in high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and completed basic training in September 2004. He then completed the School of Infantry and joined his unit in Columbus, Lima Co, 3rd battalion, 25th Marines late in 2004, just as they were being activated for service in Iraq. This unit was awarded 59 Purple Hearts, 23 of which were posthumous, out of 170 deployed. Chris and 13 other Marines were killed in action 3 August, 2005, in Anbar Province, Iraq. He was 19. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.