The Eleanor Winstanley Childs Memorial Scholarship Fund was initiated by her family and friends to honor and commemorate Eleanor’s life.

Eleanor Winstanley Childs was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1917. Her passion was centered on education and sports. While attending West Tech High School in Cleveland, she was the first female athlete to receive a varsity letter on the men’s varsity track team as a sprinter. Later in life she became a superb golfer and won numerous championships both locally and at the state level. She also was able to “shoot her age” frequently; the first time Eleanor accomplished this goal was at age 72.

Eleanor worked for the Parma Public School System on the southern edge of Cleveland for 35 years and retired in 1965. She enjoyed being with all the students and would entertain family and friends with the stories of what the students were doing that day.

This Scholarship Fund was established to aid students interested in advancing their educations and who possess a good academic record, have demonstrated strong athletic performance, and who have established a strong work ethic.