Three Students Receive Post-Secondary Scholarship
Jackson, OH – Bellisio Foods is pleased to announce that three students have been awarded its 2021 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 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.”
Kristopher Pittenger is a 2021 graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson County. He plans to attend Cleveland State this fall to study music therapy. Kristopher’s parents, Amber and Brad Pittenger, are employees of Bellisio Foods in Jackson.
Madison Rebman is a 2021 graduate of Southeastern High School in Ross County. She plans to attend Xavier University this fall to study biology. Madison’s parent, Mariah Bienia, is an employee of Bellisio Foods in Jackson.
Payton Schultz is a 2019 graduate of Chaska High School in Chaska, Minnesota. She will be in her third year at the University of North Dakota, where she studies biology. Madison’s parent, Jennifer Schultz, is an employee of Bellisio Foods in Minneapolis.
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to partner with Bellisio Foods and others to support educational pursuits of students in our region and beyond. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. A central part of this work is to support communities, in partnership with community partners like the Gallia Community Foundation and 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 visit www.AppalachianOhio.org or call 740.753.1111.
About the Jackson County Community Foundation
Jackson County residents created the Jackson County Community Foundation Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The JCCF was created to help residents give locally; ensuring Jackson County resources benefit Jackson’s citizens and communities. It establishes a collective resource for all those looking to support Jackson County’s current and future opportunities through charitable giving. More information can be found at 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.