The Scioto Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new fund, the Frank “Dick” Hyland Memorial Scholarship Fund, established by Helen Hyland as a memorial to her husband, a community leader who was involved in education on local, county and state levels throughout his life.
To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a senior at South Webster High School, have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 and plan to major in education. The Scioto Foundation’s volunteer scholarship committee will make annual scholarship award selections.
“I feel it is very appropriate a scholarship has been established in honor and memory of Frank Dixon “Dick” Hyland,” said Rodney Barnett, who is in charge of Communications and Special Projects for Bloom Vernon School District. “Dick Hyland was an outstanding community leader, educator and public servant. Any South Webster senior receiving this award should be extremely proud. He was truly an exemplary role model and individual.”
Frank (Dick) Hyland was born on September 1, 1921 in Scioto Furnace to the late Francis El and Lina Sims Hyland. He died on April 17, 2003 after a long career in education and business. In 1942 he married Helen (Mossburger) Hyland and had two sons, Timothy of South Webster and Michael of Celina, Ohio and six grandchildren.
Hyland graduated from South Webster High School. He received a B.S. Degree in Education from the University of Rio Grande, a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and an honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Scioto Technical College. He retired as a teacher, coach and administer from the Bloom-Vernon School District and also had been employed in Human and Public Relations at Goodyear Atomic Corporation, Detroit Steel and First Federal Savings and Loan.
A member of the Shawnee State University Board of Trustees for 24 years, Hyland retired in 1994 and was named Trustee Emeritus. He was also a SSU “Golden Bear.” He was formerly a member of the Scioto County Board of Education, the Scioto County Board of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities, and the Charter One Bank Board and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in South Webster.
Hyland was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 23, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Scioto County Retired Teachers Association and the Ohio Association of Basketball Officials. He was a veteran high school and college basketball official for 35 years and is in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame. He received the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award for his association with scouting and was mayor of South Webster from 1980 – 1986.
Hyland was a member of Western Sun Lodge No. 91 F & AM and had several Masonic affiliations. On September 3, 2002, the 33rd Degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry was bestowed upon him in Boston, Massachusetts.
Additional information about the Hyland Memorial Scholarship and other scholarship funds held by the Scioto Foundation may be obtained by contacting the staff at (740) 354-4612 or visiting SF’s one-stop scholarship locator on-line at www.ucanfindascholarship.org.