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Five Students Awarded Bellisio Foods Scholarships for Post-Secondary Education

Three Students from Jackson and Vinton Counties Among Recipients

Nelsonville, OH – Five students have been awarded Bellisio Foods Scholarships to support their pursuit of post-secondary education. Bethany Carnley, Kerrigan Hoover, Sarah Isaac, Jordan Mack, and Morgan Patin were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). Available to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees pursuing studies at a technical and trade school, community college, or undergraduate university, the Bellisio Foods Scholarship is open to students beginning their studies as well as those already working on a degree or certificate.

Bethany Carnley and Kerrigan Hoover of Jackson County are both students at Jackson High School. Carnley plans to attend Rio Grande University to study early childhood development and Hoover will attend Ohio Northern University to pursue pharmaceutical studies. Sara Isaac, a student at Vinton County High School, plans to attend Louisiana State University where she will major in electrical engineering.

Jordan Mack of Dakota County, Minnesota, who will be attending Winona State University to study criminal justice and Morgan Patin of Dupage County, Illinois, who plans to attend the University of Tennessee to study journalism also received scholarships.

The Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 in honor of Bellisio Foods founder Jeno Paulucci. A successful entrepreneur who launched his first food business in the 1950s, Mr. Paulucci was an innovator in prepared and frozen foods and led his company to become an international leader in frozen food manufacturing.

“The Foundation is proud to partner with Bellisio Foods in supporting students on their way to college,” said FAO President and CEO Cara Dingus Brook. “Through this scholarship, Bellisio Foods has shown time and again what it is to be a leader in supporting students’ continued education.”

Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio offers scholarship opportunities to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio in partnership with its donors to provide the educational opportunities needed for success to the children of Appalachia. The next application period for FAO scholarships will begin on March 1. The application and more information about our scholarships will be available on our Scholarships page.