George H. and Anna K. Casper Trust
Providing Low Interest Loans to Students Entering College
Notice to all applicants and regular Casper Student Loan students!
By order of Huntington Financial Corporation, the administrator of the Casper Trust, the Casper Student Loan Trust has been frozen until further notice for restructuring. There will be no loans issued for the school term of 2013 – 2014.
Established in 1973 by Bro. George H. and Anna Casper, the program was developed to provide low interest loans to high school students in need of financial assistance for college.
Bro. George H. Casper, a member of Canton Lodge No. 60, F. & A. M., was in the construction business in Canton and also had successful real estate investments in this area.
The Trust is administered by Huntington Financial Group and The Stark Community Foundation.
Requirements for loan consideration are:
- Student must have a 2.6 GPA or above
- Should be a resident of Stark County
- Exhibit a need for financial assistance
- First-time applicants must be available for a short interview with the Committee
Loans are granted in the amount of $2000 to $2400 per school year dependent on the annual net earnings of the Trust and are renewable each year.
Students are not required to begin repayment until they graduate, the first two years following graduation being interest-free. If the student leaves school or discontinues their education, payment begins immediately.
An Advisory Committee composed of Masons from the various Masonic bodies in Canton receive and act on applications which are then forwarded to The Stark Community Foundation for their approval and then to Huntington Financial Group for disbursement.
For the school year 2007-2008, this Trust assisted 53 students for a total of $120,200.00. As Masons, we are proud of our involvement in the community and to have the opportunity to further the education of tomorrow's leaders.
Applications may be obtained from one of the following sources:
- Visit the front desk of the Canton Masonic Temple at 836 Market Ave. North, Canton, OH
- Write or call the office of the Casper Student Advisory Committee (see address below)
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Casper Student Advisory Committee
836 Market Ave. North
Canton, Ohio 44702-1021
Robert Martelet, Secretary
Deadline for accepting applications is May 20th.
Last Updated (Sunday, 27 October 2013 19:33)