Due to over 50 donor-established scholarship funds at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), nearly 150 Appalachian Ohio students will receive scholarships to support their post-secondary education. Young adults across Appalachian Ohio will benefit from nearly $190,000 in post-secondary scholarships supporting a wide array of post-secondary studies.
The 2017 scholarship recipient from Highland County is Chad Jones. He received a 2017 Wayne F. White and Bob Evans Scholarship. Jones is a 2017 graduate of Whiteoak High School. He plans to attend Ohio Technical College to pursue studies in automotive technologies.
The Wayne F. White and Bob Evans Scholarship remembers the legacy and commitment of these two friends to Applachian Ohio by supporting graduating high school seniors throughout the 32 Appalachian Ohio counties.
Each year FAO works with donors and its volunteer scholarship committee to award scholarships to students pursuing varied paths of post-secondary education across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. Awarded through a competitive application process, FAO partners with more than 50 donor-established scholarship funds to honor the legacy and story behind each fund and the friend or loved ones each honors.
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. More information regarding FAO’s scholarships and a full list of 2017 recipients can be found on FAO’s website, www.AppalachianOhio.org.
If you are interested in how you can help students pursue their dreams by supporting educational attainment, contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740-753-1111.
Submitted by Kelly Morman, communications and programs manager.