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2018 Myron Fishel Scholarship Recipients Announced


Twenty Guernsey County Students Receive Scholarships for
Post-Secondary Education

Nelsonville, OH – Setting Appalachian Ohio’s students up for success is a critical part of creating a region abundant with possibilities. That’s why many donors to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) have created scholarship funds focused on encouraging the pursuit of post-secondary education. The citizens of Appalachian Ohio know that setting their students up for success is one of the most beneficial things they can do for the region. One of these scholarship funds impacting local communities is the Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund.

The Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Waite Phillip Fishel, a former chemistry professor at Vanderbilt University, in 1974 to honor the memory of his only son, Myron, who was killed in action during World War II. The Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund joined the Guernsey County Foundation’s Family of Funds at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in late 2016. Guernsey County students attending or planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution are invited to apply.

2018 Myron Fishel Scholarship recipients include:

Alec Bell, a 2018 graduate of Meadowbrook High School, plans to attend Muskingum University in the fall where he will study accounting.

Trey Bennet, a fourth year student at Ohio University, will use this scholarship to continue to pursue a degree in nursing.

Easton Black, a 2018 graduate of Meadowbrook High School, will attend Malone University where he plans to study pre-medicine.

Kristin Carpenter, a 2018 graduate of Cambridge High School, plans to attend Marietta College where she will pursue a degree in middle childhood education.

Brooke Clendenning, a graduating senior from Meadowbrook High School, will attend the Ohio State University in the fall where she will study communications.

Winter Crews, a 2018 graduate of Cambridge High School, plans to attend the University of Cincinnati where she will study anthropology.

Ashlyn Doudna, a 2018 graduate of Buckeye Trail High School, plans to attend Malone University where she will study pre veterinary/biological sciences.

William Ford, a graduating senior from Meadowbrook High School, plans to attend Muskingum University where he will study communications.

Alexis Highman, a second year student at The Ohio State University, will use this award to continue pursuing a degree in atmospheric sciences.

Madelyn Howell, a second year student at Ohio University, will use this award to continue pursuing her degrees in business and marketing.

John Krak, a 2018 graduate of Meadowbrook High School, plans to attend the University of Akron where he will study mechanical engineering.

Connor Leppla, a 2018 graduate of Cambridge High School, plans to attend Marietta College where he will study engineering.

Mason Long, a 2018 graduate of Cambridge High School, will attend Ohio University where he plans to pursue a degree in engineering.

Nicholas Meinert, a 2018 graduate of John Glenn High School, plans to attend the University of Cincinnati where he will pursue a degree in finance.

Colton Neptune, a 2018 graduate of John Glenn High School, plans to attend Marietta College where he will study petroleum engineering.

Emily Regan, a 2018 graduate of Cambridge High School, will attend Muskingum University where she plans to study political science.

Randi Rippeth, a 2018 graduate of Buckeye Trail High School, plans to attend Muskingum University where she will study biology.

Alyssa Roe, a 2018 graduate of Buckeye Trail High School, plans to attend Muskingum University where she will study athletic training.

Arika Swigart, a 2018 graduate of Cambridge High School, plans to attend Muskingum University to pursue a degree in chemistry.

Hailey Vasko, a 2018 graduate of John Glenn High School, plans to attend the University of Akron where she will study social work and criminal justice.

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 scholarship honors.

This year, over 500 students from Appalachian Ohio will receive scholarships to support their post-secondary education. Young adults from across Appalachian Ohio will benefit from over $420,000 in post-secondary scholarships supporting a wide array of post-secondary studies. Scholarship applications, including for the Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund, open annually in the mid-February or early spring.

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 2018 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.

About the Guernsey County Foundation

The Guernsey County Foundation receives contributions and bequests of all sizes from individuals to assist in the funding of projects and charitable organizations. Through this unique collaboration with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, the Guernsey County Foundation extends its philanthropic efforts throughout our community. More information can be found at www.guernseycountyfoundation.org or 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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