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Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund announces fall scholarship recipient

JACKSON, Ohio – DJ Lambert of Jackson, Ohio, has been awarded a fall 2023 scholarship from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO).

Established in 2007 in honor of Bellisio Foods founder Jeno Paulucci, the fund awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees pursuing postsecondary education. Recipients are selected based on character, community service, financial need, and academic performance and potential.

“At Bellisio Foods, we believe we all have a responsibility to make our world a better place and to help the people in it,” said Joel Conner, senior advisor of Bellisio Foods. “That philosophy starts right here in Jackson County and with this scholarship fund, which is an investment in our employees, their families and this community.”

A 2022 graduate of Jackson High School, Lambert attends the University of Cincinnati, where he majors in aerospace engineering. His mother, Audra Ross, is an employee of Bellisio Foods.

FAO partners with Bellisio Foods and others to support the educational pursuits of students in Appalachian Ohio and beyond. The Bellisio Foods Scholarship is open twice a year for students to apply (February and October).

FAO creates opportunities for people in Appalachian Ohio by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. A central part of this work is to support communities, in partnership with geographic affiliates like the Jackson County Community Foundation, across areas essential to quality of life.

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