Appalachian Ohio scholarships

Students throughout Appalachian Ohio are getting ready to take the next step in their education, and scholarships are a vital part of pursuing post-secondary education. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has announced that it is once again accepting scholarship applications to scholarship funds at FAO.

Detailed information regarding eligibility and application guidelines, as well as applications, can be found on the foundation’s website, The deadline for applications to be postmarked or emailed is Friday, March 15.

The foundation offers a variety of scholarships targeted toward students from different counties and with various interests and areas of study. Students can identify one or multiple scholarships suited to their educational plans.

All information on scholarship opportunities, guidelines, eligibility, and how to apply can be found on FAO’s scholarships page. Completed applications and all accompanying materials must be emailed to [email protected], or mailed with postmark on or before March 15, to the foundation’s office at P.O. Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio offers scholarships to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. In 2018, 250 Appalachian Ohio students were awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships from more than 280 donor-established scholarship funds at FAO. For more information about how to grow scholarship resources for the region’s students, visit or call 740-753-1111.

Submitted by Daniel Kington, communications and programs associate.