This fund was established in honor of educator Gerald E. Hart, Jr. to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from East Aurora High School who had previously been enrolled at Waldo Middle School.
To be eligible for these scholarships, students must be pursing a science-related course of study.
Jerry Hart (1943-1994) was born in Aurora, Illinois.
He was a graduate of Aurora University and earned a masters degree from Northern Illinois University.
Mr. Hart was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder.
He also was a member of the American Federation of Teachers.
Mr. Hart was a dedicated and well-respected science teacher at Waldo Middle School.
At the time of his death, a scholarship fund was created within the East Aurora Schools to honor his commitment to the students at Waldo Middle School.
The fund now is administered by the Community Foundation.