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2012 Scholarship Awards Announced

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announced 57

2012 Scholarship Awards Across Appalachian Ohio


Three New Scholarships Awarded for the First Time


Nelsonville, OH The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announced 57 awards of 2012 scholarships. Supported through 17 funds at FAO, the scholarships will support students in their post-secondary pursuits with over $81,500. Available through donor established funds within the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, many honoring the legacy of a friend or loved one, scholarships were awarded through a competitive application process. A full list of 2012 recipients can be found on FAO’s Scholarships page. 


“FAO’s role as a community foundation is to partner with others to grow opportunities and resources to support Appalachian Ohio and its residents,” said Cara Dingus Brook, president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. “It is a privilege to work with individuals and businesses to grow scholarships to support the region’s students in their academic pursuits because investing in our region’s youth is the ultimate investment in the region’s future.”


The 2012 scholarship season marked the inaugural year of three scholarships at FAO. The AK Steel Foundation Student Scholastic Award for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering, the Lee Beckett Legacy Scholarship Fund, and the Jeff Cox and Jane Schumacher Cox Fund made their first awards. Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio offers scholarships to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. For more information about how you can contribute to scholarship resources and grow opportunities for the region’s students, visit or call 740-753-1111.


About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio with the mission of enriching the region’s current and future quality of life. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation attracts contributions for programs and endowment, makes grants for charitable and civic purposes, and supports local efforts for positive change. For more information about FAO, visit