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News & Happenings

Keep up to date on the Foundation's news, events, programs, and scholarship and grant information here, on our Facebook page, by downloading this year’s Growing Home Gazette, or through our e-newsletter. For more information on the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio download our Fact Sheet.


AT&T Ohio Supports the iBELIEVE Foundation & Appalachian Youth

$15,000 Contribution Supports Summer Leadership Camps  Athens, OH – Students today – especially those growing up in Appalachian communities – need to have 21st century skills like leadership, communication, and problem-solving to find success in this rapidly evolving world. Luckily for Appalachian students, not only in Ohio but across the entire region, the iBELIEVE Foundation […]

Don Coss Memorial Scholarship Fund Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Fund Supports Legion Baseball Players’ Pursuit of Post-Secondary Education Cambridge, OH – Don Coss was Guernsey County’s “Mr. Baseball” and his commitment to his players extended far outside the foul lines of a baseball field. Following his passing, the Don Coss Memorial Scholarship Fund was created through a gift in his will to honor […]

Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Nearly $50,000 Awarded to Guernsey County Residents Pursuing Post-Secondary Education Cambridge, OH – Because of the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund (GCEAGF), more than 80 Guernsey County students received scholarships. Formerly known as Dollars for Scholars, GCEAGF announced that over $50,000 was awarded to these students to help make the pursuit of post-secondary education […]

Corning Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Opens at FAO

New Scholarship Fund Will Support Students at Miller High School Corning, OH – The Corning Alumni Association has celebrated its last event, but its members have found a way for the Corning Alumni Association to live on. The creation of the Corning Alumni Association Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) was a […]

Gulfport Energy Fund Opens Second Grant Round of 2017

Grant Round Will Support Health & Human Services and Environmental Stewardship Projects in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble Counties Nelsonville, OH – The Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has opened its second grant round for 2017. Applications are now available and will close on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. […]

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 […]

Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Invests in the Southern Local Community

2017 Grant and Scholarship Recipients Announced Corning, OH – The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) was established to create resources to promote academic experiences for residents of the Southern Local School district. This year that meant the SPCAEF awarded nearly $40,000 in grants and scholarships to graduates and graduating seniors of the Southern […]

Lester D. and Thelma I. Ellwood Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

Eighteen Guernsey County Students Receive Post-Secondary Scholarships Cambridge, OH – Lester and Thelma Ellwood strongly believed in the importance of education. Growing up during the Great Depression, Lester Ellwood had to leave high school to help support his family, but he always knew the value of education. His partner in business and in life, Thelma, […]

2017 Scholarship Recipients from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announced

Nearly 150 Appalachian Ohio Students Receive Support for Post-Secondary Education Nelsonville, OH – Students throughout Appalachian Ohio know how important education is to their success. Thanks to over 50 donor-established scholarship funds at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), nearly 150 Appalachian Ohio students will receive scholarships to support their post-secondary education. Young adults across Appalachian […]

Gulfport Energy Fund Awards Over $40,000 in Grants

Thirteen Organizations Receive Grants During First Round of 2017 Nelsonville, OH – The Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has awarded more than $40,000 in grant awards to 13 organizations in the year’s first round of grants. The recipients are nonprofit and public organizations in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and […]