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Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund announces fall scholarship recipient

Michigan Student to Receive Post-Secondary Scholarship

Jackson, OH – Bellisio Foods is pleased to announce it has awarded its 2022 scholarship from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO).

The Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Bellisio Foods founder, Jeno Paulucci. The Fund awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees who are pursuing post-secondary education. Recipients are selected based on character, community service, financial need, and academic performance and potential.

“Jeno Paulucci was extremely dedicated to our company’s employees and their families,” said Joel Conner, executive chairman of Bellisio Foods. “Jeno would be thrilled to see the Bellisio scholarship awards helping young people achieve their dreams through post-secondary education.”

Christian DeBruin is graduating from Thornapple Kellogg High School in Barry County, Michigan in the spring of 2022. He plans to attend Grand Valley State University in the fall to study business management. Christian’s mother, Kim Batson, has been an employee of Bellisio Foods for over 20 years. 

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to partner with Bellisio Foods and others to support educational pursuits of students. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. A central part of this work is to support communities, in partnership with community partners like the Jackson County Community Foundation, across areas essential to community and regional quality of life. To learn more about the Bellisio Foods Scholarship, as well as other scholarships FAO offers, please call 740.753.1111.

About the Jackson County Community Foundation

The Jackson County Community Foundation was established to ensure permanent support for the communities of Jackson County, and all those who call Jackson home. A local community fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, the Jackson County Community Foundation works to inspire and support philanthropy. To learn more, visit the Jackson County Community Foundation website.

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 check out our website and follow FAO on Facebook and Instagram.