Westgate Neighbors Association

The Westgate Neighbors Association (WNA) was formed in 2008 with the mission of preserving, improving, and enhancing the viability, livability, and overall quality of life for residents of Westgate.

WNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit civic organization, composed of residents, business owners, and others interested in supporting our mission.

The following principles guide our actions:

  • Promote community spirit among residents, businesses, organizations, and the surrounding neighborhoods
  • Restore, preserve, and maintain the character and distinct qualities of Westgate and its surrounding communities
  • Represent the interests of the residents of Westgate before governmental bodies
  • Work in cooperation with existing organizations on issues that impact Westgate
  • Encourage the development and retention of businesses that benefit the community
  • Engage and educate neighbors regarding issues of interest to our community
  • Promote the amenities and quality of life available in Westgate to those outside the neighborhood
  • Sponsor neighborhood projects and social events

Community meetings are held the last Tuesday of May, August, and October at 7:00 p.m. They are held at Parkview United Methodist Church, 344 S. Algonquin Ave.

Community meetings are open to all. We address topics of interest, issues affecting our area, implementation of projects, news about upcoming social events, and guest speakers.
 
Membership in WNA is open to everyone who is interested in contributing to the betterment of the neighborhood. Only members of WNA are able to cast a vote.

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Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship

FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2023-2024

Applications accepted in March

The Westgate Neighbors Association Scholarship was established in 2015 as an extension of our mission to “help our community thrive”. The $1000 postsecondary education scholarship is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the Westgate Home & Garden Tour. It is awarded annually to a qualified resident of Westgate who contributes to the betterment of their community through their demonstrated service and leadership. While GPA and course selection are considered, the committee is focused more on the candidates’ involvement with their communities.

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APPLICANT MUST

  • Live within the boundaries of the Westgate neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio OR attend West High School. (Boundaries for the purpose of this scholarship are from the south side of West Broad Street to the the north side of Sullivant Avenue, and from the west side of South Hague Avenue to the west side of Demorest Road.)
  • Be a full-time student who will be attending a college or vocational school for the 2023-2024 academic year.

If it is determined by the scholarship committee that none of the applicants meet the eligibility requirements, or embody the standards by which the scholarship was established, we reserve the right not to award the scholarship for the current year.

  1. Complete the (interactive PDF) Application.
  2. Attach a current dated transcript signed by a school administrator or counselor.
  3. Attach two documents verifying your, or a parent or guardian’s Westgate address.
  4. Complete the section Honors / Achievement / Community Service / Leadership (include years participated, organization, activities).
  5. List three references we may contact, at least one of whom is to provide a Letter of Recommendation which is to be attached.
  6. Attach at least one Letter of Recommendation.
  7. Attach two essays.
  8. Complete Signature of Certification.

Submit all of the above to scholarship@westgateneighbors.org no later than Sunday, April 30, 2023 at midnight

  1. The scholarship recipient will be notified via contact information provided on the application form.
  2. The recipient will provide the committee a Letter of Acceptance from the designated postsecondary school.
  3. The recipient will be asked to attend the May 2023 WNA Community Meeting, at which they will be introduced and the award presented.
  4. Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office of the designated school, in August, after it is confirmed the student is officially enrolled for the fall semester.
2022 Winner Said Barud
2020 Winner Martin Paul Susec
2019 Winner Maxwell Lee
2018 Winner Olivia Rowe
2017 Winner Erica Loughner
2016 Winner Molly Brumfield
2015 Winner Heather Corson

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