The Bloom Family 4-H Scholarship was established to honor the memory of George (Wally)& Ina Bloom and Jim & Nancy Bloom who collectively provided leadership to Ashtabula County 4-H for more than 80 years. A single scholarship in the amount one thousand dollars is awarded each year. The scholarships are awarded only to incoming freshman attending The Ohio State University. The scholarship is awarded to the recipient based on the applicant’s character, financial need, general ability, service to the community and participation in Ashtabula County 4-H activities and programs.
The 2019 recipient of the Bloom Family 4-H Scholarship is Mason Mazzaro. Mason will be attending OSU Newark in the Fall to study Agribusiness and Applied Economics. As a member of the New Valley Livestock and Williamsfield Dairyaiders 4-H Clubs Mason has been a leader in the Swine and Dairy programs. Mason has been in 4-H for 13-years and has served as Vice President and President to his Clubs and has also been a member of the Junior Fair Board and selected as the 2016 Super MAC Kid. Mason has strong dedication to his animals, 4-H members and community and is always willing to teach others. Mason was recognized May 14 by OSU Extension Educator, Jenna Hoyt at the 2019 Pymatuning Valley High School Awards.