The Countdown to Scholarship Fund Is On!

Happy Friday everyone! This week’s blog will be the last look of the Scholarship Fund including all the who, what, when and why’s. The application deadline in Wednesday, May 1st so make sure to share this $20,000 scholarship opportunity with any eligible seniors that you know or if you are a deserving senior, make sure to apply!



The Scholarship Fund has been one of the Foundation’s programs since 2002. Since being founded, the Scholarship Fund has awarded over one million dollars to dozens of local seniors. Each year, we award multiple $20,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Tri-State area. Currently, we have 24 recipients in our Scholarship Program and we are excited to continue growing the program.



Anthony and his family developed the Scholarship Fund to help graduating seniors attend a local college or university to achieve their dream of gaining a higher education. Recipients of the Scholarship Fund do not only receive $20,000 towards their college education, they also become a part of the AMF family and are provided with resources and connections to help them navigate through college and future job searches.



To be eligible for the Scholarship Fund students meet these eligibility requirements:

  • A minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or a minimum composite ACT score of 18
  • A 2019 graduating high school senior within our Area of Impact
  • A freshman standing at an Eligible Tri-State University for Fall 2019
  • A financial need, a desire to overcome adversity, an above average academic standing or a leadership role in the community

The Scholarship Fund application includes:

  • A completed application
  • An official high school transcript
  • An acceptance letter from a local college or university
  • A college ID #
  • A SAR Report (this can be found through FAFSA)

To submit your Scholarship Fund application, applicants can choose one of these methods:

  1. Mail your application to – Anthony Muñoz Foundation, 8919 Rossash Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236, Attn: Victoria Knepp
  2. Scan and email your application to –
  3. Fax your application to – (513) 772-4911



The Scholarship Fund looks to reward hard working, optimistic individuals that have faced financial need, overcame adversity, achieved academic excellence and have made a positive impact. These students have not only overcome obstacles but have excelled despite them.

Currently, we have several Scholarship Fund recipients that have continued to amaze us. With 5 days left to submit your application, we found it fitting to highlight the 5 recipients from 2018!

  1. Michaela TownsendDePaul Cristo Rey, Xavier University
  1. Caralyne WallaceNewport High School, Thomas More College
  1. Alan NdikintumPurcell Marian HS, Univeristy of Cincinnati
  1. Natera BeanSchool for Creative + Performing Arts, University of Cincinnati
  1. Camryn MorrowSchool for Creative + Performing Arts, University of Cincinnati


HOF18Dinner_233The Scholarship Fund deadline is 5 DAYS away! Make sure to get your applications in by Wednesday, May 1st so that you can be recognized for all of your hard work and accomplishments.




If you have any questions, feel free to contact!

More about Scholarship Fund:

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2019 Straight “A” Luncheon, a true inspiration

SA Group

On Tuesday, April 16th the Foundation hosted the Annual Straight “A” Luncheon at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. With support from the Harold C. Schott Foundation, all 18 of our Tri-State senior finalists went home with $2,000 scholarships to help further their education.

At the luncheon, all our finalists courageously shared their stories of adversity, and it was clear that in no way have they let those adversities stop them from achieving incredible things. We are honored to now be a small part of their story.

Meet our incredible finalists!


All these finalists fulfill the Foundation’s redefined meaning of Straight “A”s. Our finalists are pursuing Academic excellence, Athletic Achievement, are Actively serving in the community while possessing a strong Ambition, a winning Attitude and the ability to overcome Adversity.

SA Winners


From the 18, Anthony selected an overall male and female winner. With such amazing students, this year was no easy choice! The overall Straight “A” Students of 2019 were Jasmine Asberry from Butler Tech and Colerain High School and Hunter Fletcher from Little Miami High School. Both finalists received an additional $3,000 scholarship, for a total of $5,000.


Jasmine speakingJasmine is a student at Colerain High School where she has been involved in athletics and activities such as cheerleading, dance, Key Club, RISE and Honor Society all while maintaining a 3.95 GPA. Jasmine is also currently attending Butler Tech where she will become a State Tested Nursing Assistant. Jasmine will attend the University of Cincinnati in the fall to become a Registered Nurse.


Hunter speaking

At Little Miami High School, Hunter is a member of the football, track & field and wrestling teams with a 3.5 GPA his senior year. He has received the Tom Potter National Courage Award and the Freshman MVP Award from the National Football Foundation. Hunter also has a passion for serving his community and volunteers with the youth football league and other community events like “Bray Bowl” and Little Miami Bandfest. Hunter plans to attend Wittenberg University to study Criminology in the fall.

Check out all of our finalist’s inspiring and moving stories here.

We want to thank our selection committee, sponsors and partners for making this event possible. It has been an amazing process awarding these deserving students and we can’t wait to follow their future successes!

If you’re still looking for a scholarship, make sure to check our our $20,000 Scholarship Fund. The deadline is May 1st, so check it out, right now! Click here for more information and an application. 

Coming up, we have more information about our Scholarship Fund so make sure to stay tuned!



This Year in Service Challenge Projects

Each year at our Youth Leadership Seminar, we challenge schools within the Foundation’s Area of Impact to find a need in their community and address it. Through Service Challenge Projects, we have seen students come together to do the unbelievable. This year, we were ecstatic to see students come together to aid their school, community and third world countries.

In this week’s blog, we are going to shine light on some of the amazing Service Challenge Projects we have received this year! Don’t see your project? Make sure to keep an eye on our social media for a shout out. Want to participate in a Service Challenge Project next year? Learn more about the Youth Leadership Seminar here.

Hillsboro High School

Hillsboro High School’s Service Challenge Project, Blessing Bags, impacted the community, especially those in nursing homes. For their Service Challenge Project, 15 Hillsboro High School students came together to fill stockings and create goodie bags for members of their community in nursing homes. All the goodie bags were personally delivered, allowing time for the students to speak and spend time with over 100 recipients.

Anderson and Aiken High School

Anderson and Aiken High School continue to build upon their Service Challenge Project by doing amazing things for the Aiken Largo School in Sierra Leone. This year, the schools teamed up to raise funds to bring soccer and volleyball programs to the Aiken Largo School. With $1,500 raised between both schools, both programs were able to be funded. We could not be prouder of all the hard word that has gone into this project and we are excited to see what Anderson and Aiken continue to do for the Aiken Largo School!

Franklin High School

When Franklin High School noticed a drug problem throughout the community, they decided to do something. Throughout Franklin High School’s spirit week, students were reminded that bad decisions do not define who you are as an individual and were provided with resources to help with the battle of drug addiction. Spirit week ended in Franklin High School’s Third Annual Dodgeball Tournament: Dodging Bad Decisions, where the students raised nearly $500. These funds will support the town in hiring Chris Herren, a former professional basketball player and now motivational speaker,  to come and speak with community about addiction. We could not be prouder of Franklin High School’s passion for helping the student body and the community.



Stay tuned for more updates on this years’ Service Challenge Project and everything else Anthony Muñoz Foundation! Next week we are excited to announce the recipients and official winners of our Straight “A” Scholarship! See you all then!


The Impact of Scholarship Fund

Welcome back to the blog! The past few weeks have been full of Straight “A” nominations, participating in the Opening Day Red’s Parade and much, much more. While the blog has taken a back seat recently, I luckily have time this week to highlight the positive impact that the Scholarship Fund has had on past recipients and the Tri State community.

Since 2002, the Foundation has awarded over 1 million dollars to local students through the annual Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund looks to award multiple high school seniors that have faced financial need, have academic achievement, have overcome adversity and have an ambition to succeed.

In the past, we have had the honor to award the most optimistic, kind and giving individuals. Here are a few of their stories:

Caralyne Wallace

Caralyne With Check





Caralyne was one of our 2018 Scholarship Fund recipients as well as our 2018 Straight “A” Female Overall Winner. Caralyne grew up in intense poverty, living in nine locations and attending seven elementary schools. At the age of 5, Caralyne was experiencing homelessness when she lost her little brother who was born premature and had uncurable health problems. At the age of 7, Caralyne’s parents divorced. Caralyne’s darkest moment occurred when she was 13 years old and lost her father of a drug overdose. All though Caralyne has endured more than some experience in a lifetime, she has never let her hardships define her. Thanks to the support of our partners, we were able to award Caralyne with a full scholarship to Thomas More College where Caralyne continues to live everyday to its greatest potential studying pre-physical therapy.

Victor Ponce

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When Victor moved to America, he became a victim of racism and bullying. His confidence fell to an all-time low and he struggled communicating with his loved ones and going through his day-to-day life. In 2011, Victor became part of the AMF family when he joined our Historic Character Camp and quickly he found the support and optimism he needed to succeed. In 2016, Victor became one of our Scholarship Fund recipients due to his courage, perseverance and determination. Victor now attends Northern Kentucky University where he continuously makes an impact by volunteering and attending Hispanic Character Camp as a chaperone.

Alex Shelton

Alex Shelton 2018




Alex Shelton was one of our 2013 Scholarship Fund recipients. Beginning his senior year of high school, Alex had an ambition to succeed, excellent academic standings and was an active member in his community. Alex’s world was quickly turned around, however, when his parents divorced, creating a financial crisis for the family. Although Alex faced hardships abruptly, he continued to succeed. After accepting the Scholarship Fund, Alex spent his college years at the University of Cincinnati where he continued to give back to the Cincinnati community. Throughout his years, Alex created two programs that focused on partnering college-age mentors with local students. Today, Alex continues to give back. He recently purchased a one-way ticket to Guatemala where he will be working with MANNA Worldwide to work on education efforts for students.

If you are a senior in high school that has faced adversity like Caralyne, Victor and Alex,  we encourage you to apply to the Scholarship Fund. The application and eligibility requirements can be found on our website and the deadline is Wednesday, May 1st.

The application includes:

  • A completed application
  • An official high school transcript
  • An acceptance letter from a local college or university
  • A college ID #
  • A SAR Report (this can be found through FAFSA)

To submit your Scholarship Fund Application, you can choose one of these methods:

  1. Mail your application to – Anthony Muñoz Foundation, 8919 Rossash Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236, Attn: Victoria Knepp
  2. Scan and email your application to –
  3. Fax your application to – (513) 772-4911

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Scholarship Fund, feel free to email me at!


See you next week!