Apollo Educational Foundation

Apollo Educational Foundation

The Apollo Educational Foundation (AEF) is a 501 (C) (3) educational foundation founded in 1989 to support Apollo Career Center and its students. The Foundation’s role is vital to promote, assist, and support career technical education by:

  • Providing scholarships
  • Assisting with student needs/requests
  • Purchasing tools/workbooks
  • Aiding Adult Basic Literacy

Since the AEF’s inception, its board has raised funds and created specific guidelines for the  appropriation of monies specifically for: 

  • Scholarships to graduating adult and high school students for further post-secondary education.
  • Financial support in the form of tools to worthy students demonstrating a need.
  • An endowment fund to support the purposes of the Foundation.
  • Requests of the donor as approved by the Foundation.
  • Student/teacher grant programs for projects outside the normal school curriculum that will enrich the opportunities for the students of the Apollo Career Center.

The AEF’s goal is to raise $100,000 each year to address the needs of Apollo Career Center students, and to support the educational goals of the district.

If you are interested in making a donation to the AEF or would like more information, please email AEF@apollocc.org or call Maria Rellinger, Treasurer, at 419.998.2912

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AEF Scholarship Stories


Leigh McCullough-Steinke
Leigh McCullough-Steinke is a 2006 graduate of the Health Careers program. Leigh was the recipient of an academic AEF scholarship and obtained her STNA in high school while working as a Tech for Lima Memorial Health System. Upon earning her LPN degree, Leigh worked as an LPN, and then moved into her position as a clinical buyer.
David Blackston David Blackston is a 1999 AEF tool scholarship recipient. After graduating from the Electricity program, David obtained his electrical engineering degree and is currently an Imaging Specialist/ BioMed at Lima Memorial Health System.
Ashley Miller
Ashley Miller is the president of Quality Welding and Fabrication, LLC, Elida. Ashley was the 2003 Welding recipient of the AEF tool scholarship.