Crofton Cares Announces Scholarship Winner

Crofton Cares has announced today the recipient of its $25,000 scholarship program. Manith Humchad, a graduate of Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, will receive this year’s scholarship from the Crofton Cares foundation, and the scholarship is renewable for three additional years, provided Humchad maintains his eligibility.

“I am ecstatic to be chosen as the winner of the Crofton Cares Scholarship Award,” said Humchad. “It means a lot to me that I can pursue a degree and to not be held back by the burden of student loans and other financial stresses.”

The Crofton Cares Scholarship Award is provided to one student, annually. The winning student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. He or she must attend a two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school. Students must reside in the Tampa, Florida or Cleveland, Ohio areas, and they must have test scores of 1280 SAT or 28 ACT, or higher. The program also examines extracurricular activities, community service, and financial need.

Humchad, who also earned a Huntington Bank Scholarship, added that the Crofton Cares award was helpful because the program allows him to direct the money to room and board — something not every scholarship program will contribute to.

Humchad intends, eventually, to enter medical school.

Crofton Cares is a non-profit charitable foundation that was founded in 2018 by Michael and Amy Southard. Crofton Cares was developed with a mission of improving lives in Northeast Ohio and the Tampa Bay area by supporting endeavors in two areas: education and healthcare.

For more information about the Crofton Cares Scholarship Award, visit