Past Recipients

1990 - James Buddenberg
1991 - Terry Rataiczak
1992 - Rachael Houston
1993 - Carla Munoz
1994 - Todd Sommer
1995 - Ryan Clark
1996 - Bobby Timberlake
1997 - Beverly Rankin
1998 - Clint Ostrander
1999 - None Awarded
2000 - J.T. Morgan
2001 - Jamie Preston
2002 - Todd Poe
2003 - Adam Vavrek
2004 - Lyndsay McMahon
2005 - None Awarded
2006 - Richard Heslop
2007 - Brittany Schleuter
2008 - Eric Milovac
2009 - None Awarded
2010 - Abbie Merryman

The June Robson Memorial Scholarship

This Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of a 1943 graduate of BHS. June E. Robson was active in the Bellaire business community, and the scholarship in her memory is intended to assist a student pursuing a business education. After graduating from Bellaire High School, June went to work in Washington D.C. for Western Union. She returned to Bellaire and became employed at the Farmers and Merchants Bank which is now known as Progressive Bank. She married Donald Robson in 1947, and then left her employment to raise two children. She returned to work at the F and M after her responsibilities at home had been met, and gradually worked through administrative positions during her long employment. June retired from the Farmers and Merchants Bank in 1979 with the title of Vice-President.


June was active in civic organizations, and maintained close contact with Bellaire High School through her membership on the Board of Trustees of the BHS Alumni Association. She was a charter member of the Board of Trustees of the BHS Endowment Fund. The Pilot Club, the Bellaire Area Chamber of Commerce, and the American Legion Auxiliary #52 are just a few of June's civic activities. She also was a volunteer at the Bellaire City Hospital, and a member of the Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church in Shadyside.


June fell ill with a brain tumor in 1985, and died on March13, 1986 at 60 years of age. Because June was so active in Alumni activities at Bellaire High School, her family and friends made generous contributions to create the June Robson Memorial Scholarship Fund. It has grown considerably since its creation, and continues to assist each year a serious minded business student graduating from BHS in the finance of their business education. The award is a fitting tribute to June E. Robson, who was such an active supporter of Bellaire High School.


Guidelines for the Robson Award

This scholarship is $1000.00 payable in two separate installments over two consecutive school years. To be eligible for the award, a graduating senior must have maintained through February of their year of graduation a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and not less than a 3.0 GPA in business classes attempted. Required business classes to be considered eligible are two years of typing, and one other business course in computer science, shorthand or accounting.


The recipient of the award is chosen based upon grades, financial need, attitude and leadership skills needed by the serious business student. The business department chairperson shall recommend a student for the award based upon their eligibility and suitability for the award.


Applications for the award are maintained in the Bellaire High School Guidance Office. All applications for the award must be submitted in completed form to the Guidance Office not later than March 1 to be considered for the Award to be made in May at the Bellaire High School Awards Assembly. Download the full guidelines HERE.

Remembering June Robson

You can remember June Robson by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Scholarship Fund created in her memory. Your contributions will help to preserve the memory of this fine lady, and assist the Endowment Fund in furthering the goal of providing financial aid to assist graduates pursuing a business education.

2010 Recipient