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Three Jackson County Students Receive Bellisio Foods Scholarships


Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund Provides Post-Secondary Scholarships for Children and Grandchildren of Bellisio Foods Employees

Jackson, OHBellisio Foods is pleased to announce the 2017 fall scholarship recipients from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). Fall 2017 scholarship recipients include Duston Castle of Jackson, Kerrigan Hoover of Jackson, and Peyton Miler of Wellston.

The Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Bellisio Foods founder, Jeno Paulucci. The Fund awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees pursuing post-secondary education. Recipients are selected based on character, community service, financial need, and academic performance and potential.

“Our founder, Jeno Paulucci, believed strongly in supporting our young people as they pursue their dreams,” said Joel Conner, and chairman and CEO of Bellisio Foods. “It is our privilege to play a part in helping our employees’ families in pursuing post-secondary education.”

Duston Castle is a 2017 graduate of Jackson High School. He is currently attending Ohio University – Chillicothe where he studies computer science. Duston is the son Herb Castle, an employee of Bellisio Foods in Jackson.

Kerrigan Hoover is a 2014 graduate of Jackson High School. She is currently studying at Ohio Northern University where she is a fourth-year pharmacy student. Kerrigan is the daughter of Harold Hoover, an employee of Bellisio Foods in Jackson.

Peyton Miller is a 2015 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a junior studying international studies and Spanish with an exercise science minor at Marshall University. Peyton is the daughter of Andy Miller, an employee of Bellisio Foods in Jackson.

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to partner with Bellisio Foods and others to support the educational pursuits of students in our region and beyond. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. A central part of this work is to support communities, in partnership with community partners like the Jackson County Community Foundation, across areas essential to community and regional quality of life.

To learn more about the Bellisio Foods Scholarship, as well as other scholarships FAO offers, please visit www.AppalachianOhio.org or call 740.753.1111.

About the Jackson County Community Foundation

Jackson County residents created the Jackson County Community Foundation Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The JCCF was created to help residents give locally, ensuring Jackson County resources benefit Jackson’s citizens and communities. It establishes a collective resource for all those looking to support Jackson County’s current and future opportunities through charitable giving. More information can be found at 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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