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


2017 Grant and Scholarship Recipients Announced

Corning, OHThe 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 Local School District as well as to organizations serving students and communities in southern Perry County.

This year’s community grant recipients include:

  • The Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council received a $1,120 grant to support the purchase of laptop and design software to create materials that will be used for educational programming in southern Perry County;
  • Sunday Creek Associates received a $2,732mgrant to support its YouthShops summer program to engage area youth in summer activities; and
  • The Village of Shawnee received a $2,000 grant to support the development of a health awareness program directed towards community members of all ages to teach them about healthy snacks, nutrition, and safe exercises.

SPCAEF community grants can be used to fund programs throughout southern Perry County that create a positive impact on the community. These grants have been used to fund a variety of programs in the past, including historical preservation, community arts and culture programming, and classroom enrichment activities and resources.

In addition to this year’s community grant recipients, 15 graduates of the Southern Local School District received scholarships to support their postsecondary education.

This year’s scholarship recipients include:

    • Makayla Alexander, attending The Ohio State University, received the Ben and Alyce Shaver Scholarship in addition to the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship;
    • Sanae Dutiel received the Commander Lambert; the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship; and the William & Frances Dunlap Scholarship as she attends Ohio University – Zanesville;
    • Garrett Bartley, a student at The Ohio State University, received the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship as well as the Shawnee Alumni Association Scholarship;
    • Kaitlyn Borghese, studying at the University of Akron, received the Briggs Family Scholarship; the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship; and the Vincent and Gene Hope Scholarship;
    • Colton Brown received the Briggs Family Scholarship, the Charlene Joseph Scholarship, and the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship and is studying at West Virginia University;
    • Stephen McGrath, a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, received the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship as well as the Joseph & Marie Lichtenstein Scholarship;
    • Robert Sockman, studying at Ashland University, received the Briggs Family Scholarship, the Jack & Clara Reho Scholarship, and the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship;
    • Chelsea Spergin received the Commander Lambert Scholarship; the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship; and the John & Elsie Exenkemper Scholarship and is studying at Zane State College ;
    • Kaley Toth received the Catherine Blankenship Scholarship in addition to the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship and is a student at Ohio University;
    • Traven Wood, studying at The Ohio State University, received the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship as well as the Paul & Charlotte Hope Scholarship;
    • Korrie Block received the Bruce & Dolores Hannah Scholarship in addition to the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship and is a student at Muskingum University;
    • Jacyntha Dutiel, studying at Ohio University, received the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship and the Murray & Lulu Brown Scholarship;
    • Andrew Jeffers received the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake and the Robert Woodruff and Charles and Elizabeth Woodruff Scholarships and is a student at Miami University; and
    • Terry Plant Collins, a student at Ohio University, received the Donald & Catherine Palmer Scholarship as well as the Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship.

SPCAEF was established in 1987 to create resources to promote academic experiences for residents of the Southern Local School district. A member of the Community Foundation for Perry County’s Family of Funds and composed of 22 donor-established funds, SPCAEF partners with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) to provide scholarships as well as community mini-grants to promote academic excellence and enrichment opportunities for Southern Local School District residents.

Gifts to the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. Donations can be made online at www.AppalachianOhio.org by designating the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment or one of its component funds when donating. To mail your donation, please designate the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund and mail to PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764.

SPCAEF community grant and scholarship applications open annually on April 1. To learn more about SPCAEF and how you can support students and residents alike in your community, please call 740.753.111 or visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.

About the Community Foundation for Perry County

In 2012, past and present Perry County residents created the Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The CFPC was created to provide grants to advance charitable projects of benefit to Perry County residents. It also establishes a collective resource for all those looking to support Perry County’s current and future opportunities through charitable giving. More information can be found at www.cfpcohio.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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