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Loran and Shirley Stutz Scholarship Fund for East Guernsey Students Opens at FAO


Scholarships Available for University and Technical School Programs

Lore City, OHLoran and Shirley Stutz witnessed firsthand the difference education from the East Guernsey Local School District has on the lives of students, specifically those of their four children. Empowered by their K-12 education, their children have gone on to lead successful lives made possible by their education. In gratitude, Loran and Shirley established a scholarship that will benefit students in the East Guernsey Local School District.

The new Loran and Shirley Stutz Scholarship Fund, part of the Guernsey County Foundation’s Family of Funds at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), will support graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education. Eligible applicants include graduating seniors attending public, private, or parochial schools, as well as homeschooled students, residing in the East Guernsey Local School District.

“We understand the importance of continued education beyond high school as well as the financial challenges that accompany it,” said Shirley Stutz. “We are grateful for the education our children received here in East Guernsey and appreciative of what they gained through post-secondary education. We want to help other local students make the most of their education as well through this scholarship.”

Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and must demonstrate a strong work ethic through outstanding character, academic excellence, involvement with extra-curricular activities, or work experience. Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited four-year, two-year, or trade/technical institution or program. In 2017, two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Applications are available online by visiting www.AppalachianOhio.org/Scholarships. Completed applications are due by Friday, March 31, 2017. Additional questions can be directed to scholarships@ffao.org or by calling 740.753.1111.

The Loran and Shirley Stutz Scholarship Fund is a member of the Guernsey County Foundation’s Family of Funds. The Guernsey County Foundation was created in 1988 and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the Guernsey County community, both now and in the future. Through a unique partnership with FAO, the Guernsey County Foundation works to raise and distribute funds locally while FAO provides support to help achieve that mission. The Guernsey County Foundation receives contributions and bequests of all sizes from individuals to assist in the funding of projects and charitable organizations.

To learn more about how you can give back to your local community in gratitude like Loran and Shirley Stutz, please visit www.AppalachianOhio.org or call 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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