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2017 Myron Fishel Scholarship Recipients Announced


Twenty-One Guernsey County Students Receive Scholarships for Post-Secondary Education

Cambridge, OH – Students in Guernsey County will receive support to pursue post-secondary education thanks to the Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund. This year, 21 students from across Guernsey County received scholarships awards totaling over $20,000 as they pursue a wide variety of post-secondary studies.

The Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Waite Phillip Fishel, a former chemistry professor at Vanderbilt University, in 1974 to honor the memory of his only son, Myron, who was killed in action during World War II. The Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund joined the Guernsey County Foundation’s Family of Funds at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in late 2016. Guernsey County students attending or planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution are invited to apply.

Graduates of Buckeye Trail High School receiving 2017 Myron Fishel Scholarship awards are:

  • Angela Hodkinson ‘17 plans to attend Muskingum University to study accounting;
  • Kyle Wells ‘16 attends The Ohio State University where he studies mechanical engineering;
  • Alexis Wheeler ‘17 plans to attend Ohio University-Zanesville to study nursing.

 
Graduates of Cambridge High School receiving 2017 Myron Fishel Scholarship awards are:

  • Tyler Carpenetti ‘17 plans to attend Wright State University to study mechanical engineering;
  • Madeline Fraley ‘17 plans to attend the University of Mount Union to study civil engineering;
  • Ian Googins ‘17 plans to attend The Ohio State University to study biology;
  • Abigail Huffman ‘17 plans to attend The Ohio State University to become an English teacher;
  • Harrison Ogle ‘17 plans to attend The Ohio State University to study biology and pursue a pre-medicine course of study;
  • Caleb Oliver ‘17 plans to study exercise science at Ohio University-Eastern as he works to become a physical therapist;
  • Marlo Taylor ‘17 plans to attend Marietta College to study early childhood education;
  • Aryssa Voytko ‘15 plans to attend Ohio University-Zanesville to study nursing.

 
Graduates of John Glenn High School receiving 2017 Myron Fishel Scholarship awards are:

  • Donny Ingold ‘16 currently attends Muskingum University where he studies biology;
  • Brittany Smith ‘17 plans to attend Muskingum University to study nursing;
  • Jarrett Wilson ‘17 plans to study electrical engineering/computer science at Case Western Reserve University in the fall.

 
Graduates of Maysville High School receiving 2017 Myron Fishel Scholarship awards are:

  • Alexis Highman ‘17 plans to attend The Ohio State University where she will study atmospheric science and meteorology.

 
Graduates of Meadowbrook High School receiving 2017 Myron Fishel Scholarship awards are:

  • Riley Blancett ‘17 plans to attend Ohio University to study nursing;
  • Sophia Blattner ‘17 plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to study pharmacy;
  • Taylor DeLong ‘17 plans to attend the University of Mount Union in the fall to study exercise science and biology.
  • Makayla LoChiatto ‘16 currently attends Bowling Green State University where she studies forensic chemistry;
  • Robert Moore ‘17 graduate plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to study political science;
  • Teiara Saling ’17 plans to attend Wilmington College to study pre-veterinary science.

 
Each year FAO works with donors and its volunteer Scholarship Committee to award scholarships to students pursuing varied paths of post-secondary education across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. Awarded through a competitive application process, FAO partners with more than 50 donor-established scholarship funds to honor the legacy and story behind each fund and the friend or loved ones each honors.

This year, over 150 students from Appalachian Ohio will receive scholarship to support their post-secondary education. Young adults from across Appalachian Ohio will benefit from over $190,000 in post-secondary scholarships supporting a wide array of post-secondary studies. Scholarship applications, including for the Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund, open annually in the early spring.

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. More information regarding FAO’s scholarships and a full list of 2017 recipients can be found on FAO’s website, www.AppalachianOhio.org.

If you are interested in how you can help students pursue their dreams by supporting educational attainment, contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740.753.1111.

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.

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