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Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund announces fall scholarship recipients

Fund provides scholarships for children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees

JACKSON, Ohio – Dale (DJ) Lambert of Jackson, Ohio, and Salimata Kane of Edina, Minn., are the 2022 fall scholarship recipients from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

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 postsecondary education. Recipients are selected based on character, community service, financial need and academic performance and potential.

“Jeno Paulucci understood the importance of higher education, and he would be so pleased that Bellisio Foods is supporting these two bright young people in advancing their educations,” said Joel Conner, senior advisor of Bellisio Foods.

Dale (DJ) Lambert, a 2022 graduate of Jackson High School, is a first-year student studying aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati. DJ’s mother, Audra Ross, is an employee of Bellisio Foods.

Salimata Kane graduated from high school in Edina, Minnesota, and is now a junior studying business management at the University of Central Florida. Salimata’s stepmother, Alison Kane, is an employee of Bellisio Foods.

The Foundation for Appalachian 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 partners 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, please visit or call 740.753.1111.