Don Greer Heritage Club - Memorial Scholarship Fund

Background

Don Greer passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 14, 2011 at the young age of 48. Don was passionate about life and everything he loved—his family, fiancée, friends, skiing, the Cincinnati Reds, his job at Calvert Wire & Cable, horse racing, and The Heritage Club in Mason, Ohio.

Don lived most of his life in Cincinnati. His parents joined The Heritage Club as Charter members in 1996 and Don joined in 1999. Don's membership grew in importance because of the friendships that he formed in those 12 years—with his golfing buddies, other members, and the employees. He lived for the summers at Heritage and would have played golf every day if he could have, followed by lunch in the Men’s Grill.

Don had a positive can-do attitude. He was extremely friendly and had an engaging smile and a highly contagious laugh. He rarely complained; if he didn’t like something he fixed it or moved on. Don loved his job and was successful in his career. This was largely because his customers were also his friends and he did anything for a friend. Don surrounded himself with people who lived and loved life as he did.

The Don Greer Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor Don’s legacy by helping Heritage Club employees and their families, who have the same zest for life as Don, pursue their educational goals.

Eligibility Requirements

Recipients of the Don Greer Heritage Club Memorial Scholarship Fund must:

  • Be, or have been, an employee of the Heritage Club, as defined by having worked a minimum of 240 hours within the last 12 months or caddied for a minimum of 20 rounds within the last 12 months; or be a legal dependent of a current employee of the Heritage Club who has worked a minimum of 1,000 hours within the last 12 months;
  • Be attending, or planning on attending, a non-proprietary two or four-year college or university in the continental United States;
  • Be enrolled, or planning on enrolling, as a full-time student, defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours per term;
  • Complete, and submit, to the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation (CSF) by the April 30th deadline, a CSF college scholarship application;
    • By completing the CSF application, you may also be considered for additional scholarship assistance.
      • Click here for the application.  
  • Submit a 500 word essay detailing their perseverance, dedication, optimism, and any obstacles they may have had to overcome.  You may submit it here

Recipients

The recipients of the Don Greer Heritage Club Memorial Scholarship Fund will be chosen by the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation in cooperation with the members of the Don Greer Heritage Club Memorial Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee and will be chosen by July 15 of each year. Financial need will only be taken into consideration if there is a “tie” between candidates. The scholarship award(s) will be a minimum of $1,000 per academic year and, while not automatically renewable, recipients are permitted to reapply each year.

Contributions

Tax deductible contributions to the Don Greer Heritage Club Memorial Scholarship Fund can be sent to the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, 602 Main St., Suite 1000, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, referencing the Don Greer Heritage Club Memorial Scholarship Fund or made on the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation’s web site"Make a Donation" page with Don Greer’s name entered on the “In Memory of” line.

Questions

Any questions pertaining to the Don Greer Heritage Club Memorial Scholarship Fund can be directed to Ned Hertzenberg, President, Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, 513.345.6701 or csfned@zoomtown.com.