Scholarships and Philanthropy

The Stefanie Spielman Humanitarian Awards

The UA Women's Club offers five $1,000 Humanitarian Awards to high school seniors living in Upper Arlington, Ohio, who plan to attend a college or university. We have renamed our awards in honor of one of our founding members, Stefanie Spielman (1967 - 2009). Stefanie's service to others and her compassionate and giving nature well represent the spirit of these awards.

The focus of these awards is humanitarian. We wish to honor students who have demonstrated compassion and understanding toward their fellow students, practiced good citizenship and contributed positively to the school environment and community. We want to recognize those students whose service to others is their hallmark.

To be eligible for this award, the student must be nominated by a guidance counselor, college counselor, teacher or administrator. Students who live in Upper Arlington and attend Upper Arlington High School, Bishop Watterson High School, Columbus Academy, Columbus School for Girls, The Wellington School or St. Charles Preparatory School are eligible to be nominated for these Awards. The completed applications will be carefully reviewed by the Awards Committee of the UAWC.

Philanthropy

The UAWC has given a total of $5000 each year to young adults who were selected as recipients of Stefanie Spielman awards. Since 2015, the UAWC has sponsored a Fashion Show fundraiser which raises money for scholarship support.

2017 Winners

On April 27, 2017, the Upper Arlington Women's Club awarded 5 $1000 Scholarships to 5 high school students at the Scioto Country Club. We were thrilled to have Maddie Spielman (pictured below, far left) address the recipients and guests.

  • Elizabeth Adams,Upper Arlington High School
  • Emmanuel Avgerinos, Upper Arlington High School
  • Isabel Zats, Upper Arlington High School
  • Nathan Repucci, Upper Arlington High School
  • Bret Hairston, The Wellington School

Past Winners

2016

  • Katherine Alexander, Upper Arlington High School
  • Josephine Alford, Upper Arlington High School
  • Christina Hohman, Upper Arlington High School
  • Marleigh McGuire, Upper Arlington High School
  • Elissa Moore, Upper Arlington High School

2015

  • Kathryn Hennessey, Upper Arlington High School
  • Alexandra Hoey, Upper Arlington High School
  • Sarah Richards, Upper Arlington High School
  • Daniel Neutzling, Bishp Watterson High School
  • Katherine Tierney, Columbus School for Girls

2014

  • Caroline Pompili, Columbus School for Girls
  • Ashley Cameron, Upper Arlington High School
  • Nia Roxann Kaudo, The Wellington School
  • Nicholas Mastruserio, Upper Arlington High School
  • Michael Merullo, Upper Arlington High School

2013

  • Nicole Carothers, Upper Arlington High School
  • Abby Goddard, Upper Arlington High School
  • Nicolette Green, Upper Arlington High School
  • Margaret Valachovic, Bishop Watterson High School
  • Brady Wilson, St. Charles Preparatory School

2012

  • Maddie Spielman, Upper Arlington High School
  • Mackenzie Danis, The Wellington School
  • Anne McKiterick, The Wellington School
  • Kendall Glasser, Upper Arlington High School
  • Melanie Logan, Upper Arlington High School
  • Rohit Menon, Upper Arlington High School

2011

  • Sophie Ray Lee, Upper Arlington High School
  • Erin O'Brien, Upper Arlington High School
  • Drew Sylvester, Upper Arlington High School
  • Jaclyn Lowery, Upper Arlington High School
  • Izzy Esler, Upper Arlington High School

2010

  • Caroline Casey, Upper Arlington High School
  • John Lowery, Upper Arlington High School
  • Hoda El-Hosseiny, Upper Arlington High School
  • Jill Disbro, Upper Arlington High School
  • Kara Chester, The Wellington School

2009

  • Max Hoster, Columbus Academy
  • Anna Maria Bittoni, Bishop Watterson
  • Yiwen Hu, Upper Arlington High School
  • Jennifer Marchese, Upper Arlington High School
  • Jameson Lowery, Upper Arlington High School

2008

  • Anna Leach, Upper Arlington High School
  • Michael Krzan, Bishop Watterson High School
  • Rachel Creedon, Upper Arlington High School
  • Katherine Babbitt, Upper Arlington High School
  • Haley Lewis, Columbus School for Girls

2007

  • Jon Costin, The Wellington School
  • Ellen France, Bishop Watterson High School
  • Danny Swartz, Bishop Watterson High School
  • Blair Williams, Columbus School for Girls
  • Anne Boggs, Upper Arlington High School
  • Lindseu Gloechner, Upper Arlington High School

2005

  • Charles Anastasi, St. Charles Preparatory School
  • Zachary Azgerinos, The Wellington School
  • Ann Kelley, Columbus School for Girls
  • Kathleen Nemer, Upper Arlington High School
  • Mari Beth Wright, Upper Arlington High School

2004

  • Jennifer Borchert, Upper Arlington High School
  • Lisa Peterson, Upper Arlington High School
  • Lauren Williams, Bishop Watterson High School
  • Matthew Inbusch, St. Charles Preparatory School
  • Seth Potter, The Wellington School