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Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

 

109 Students Awarded Scholarships in Appalachian Ohio

Nelsonville, OH One hundred and nine students across Appalachian Ohio have received scholarship awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) awarded 139 scholarships this year, totaling over $183,000 in post-secondary support to the region’s students. This represents a more than $30,000 increase in total scholarship dollars awarded to over 20 additional students through 30 more scholarships compared to 2014.

“We are grateful for the many individuals and businesses who gave to create scholarship opportunities for our region’s students,” said Cara Dingus Brook, president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. “These donors are opening the doors to post-secondary education for our region’s students.”

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. FAO is honored to partner with our donor-established scholarship funds in both supporting the continued educational pursuits of the region’s students and honoring the legacy and story behind each fund.

Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s scholarship funds offer opportunities to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. Available through donor-established funds within the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, many honoring the legacy of a friend or loved one, scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process.

More information regarding FAO’s scholarships and a full list of 2015 recipients can be found on FAO’s website, www.AppalachianOhio.org.

If you are interested in how you can help students pursue their education, contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740-753-1111 to find out how.

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.