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Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund Announces More than 100 Scholarships to Guernsey County Students


The Recently Renamed Dollars for Scholars Helps Students 
Receive Post-Secondary Support

Cambridge, OHBecause of the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund (GCEAGF), more than 100 Guernsey County students across seven high schools received scholarships. Formerly known as Dollars for Scholars, GCEAGF announced that nearly $75,000 was awarded to these students to help make the pursuit of post-secondary education a reality.

“It has long been our privilege to support Guernsey County students as they pursue post-secondary education,” said Stevie Fairchild, a committee member with the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund. “We are so excited to announce more than 100 scholarship awards this year and look forward to supporting Guernsey County students for generations through our partnership with the Guernsey County Foundation and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.”

A well-known and loved scholarship for Guernsey County students, the Fund was created in 1967 and supports students who are residents of Guernsey County at the time of their graduation or those with an equivalent degree and 10 years of residency in the county.

These scholarships are available for four years and can be used in non-consecutive years and for varied educational pursuits, including technical schools and graduate schools. Guernsey County citizens who may be returning to school years after completing their high school degrees can also make use of the scholarships. For these reasons, this distinctive scholarship has been a community mainstay for decades. Because of its dedication to local students, the GCEAGF is also a member of the Guernsey County Foundation’s Family of Funds.

2016 scholarship recipients include:

Nineteen students from John Glenn High School received scholarships. These students are Alexis Baker, Erica Baum, Kelly Beazel, Cole Bennett, Trey Bennett, Reid Bugglin, Kaylie Callihan, Danae Fields, Brittany Fraunfelter, Colin Harshbarger, Don Ingold, Amelia Lucas, Tracy Lyons, Dylan Moore, Noah Townsend, Lacey West, Amelia Wickam, Hallie Zimmer, and Samuel Zimmer.

Ten students from Buckeye Trail High School received scholarships. These students include Brianna Baker, Kristi Bates, Nickolas Bates, Robin Bodner, Manny Burch, Blake Hardesty, Elijah LePage, Brady Neuhart, Christopher Starr, and Megan Warne.

Forty-four students from Cambridge High School received scholarships. Scholarship recipients include Britt Adams, Madyson Ancell, Katlyn Ashworth, Lexy Baker, Cody Baum, Zachery Beres, Samantha Brown, Chandler Burris Jones, Anthony Carpenetti, Matthew Dalton, Dana Davis, Alexandria Eldredge, Alexandria Fraley, Serra Googins, Sarah Gotschall, Logan Helmick, Ayden Howell, Joshua Jamiel, Rachel Jamiel, Eli Johnson, Ian Kerr, Maurice Lathan, William LePage, Sawyer Leppla, Levi Masters, Clay McCauley, Elizabeth Nelson, William Nelson, Diana Price, Olivia Rhodes, Heather Robertson, Aaron Ruby, Kevin Scrudders, Kennedy Smith, Kiersten Taylor, Kohl Taylor, Nathan Thompson, Sarah Thompson, Eric Valentine, Alexis Weaver, Kristin Wheeler, Austin Wilkinson, Trevor Wilkinson, Alyssa Williams, and Emily Yanico.

Three students from Indian Valley High School received scholarships. Scholarship recipients include Allison Kenney, Madison Kenney, and Katelyn Regula.

Twenty-three students from Meadowbrook High School received scholarships. These students include John Barba II, Eric Black, Nicholas Dunlap, Victoria Dunlap, Jena Dye, Hunter Dyer, Lauren Finnegan, Kaleb Graham, Megan Heady, Josslyn King, Clayton Lapp, Kevin Lapp, Makayla LoChiatto, Anna Mallet, Miranda Miser, Emily Orr, Samantha Perkins, Kaitlynn Roberts, Courtney Smith, Erica Snyder, Abigail Tatgenhorst, Trislyn Treherne, and Katelyn Waggoner.

Trent Lyons, Kelli Reineccins, and Nathanael Steele of Bishop Rosencrans High School received scholarships, as did Laura Bourne of Newcomerstown High School

For more information about how you can support Guernsey County students’ educational pursuits through the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund, or other opportunities to give back through the Guernsey County Foundation, please visit www.AppalachianOhio.org or contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740.753.1111.

About the Guernsey County Foundation

The Guernsey County Foundation receives contributions and bequests of all sizes from individuals to assist in the funding of projects and charitable organizations. Through this unique collaboration with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, the Guernsey County Foundation extends its philanthropic efforts throughout our community. More information can be found at www.guernseycountyfoundation.org or www.AppalachianOhio.org. 

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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