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Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

88 Students Awarded Scholarships in Appalachian Ohio

Nelsonville, OH – Eighty-eight students across Appalachian Ohio have received scholarship awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) awarded 103 scholarships this year, totaling over $151,000 in post-secondary support to the region’s students.

“We’re inspired to see so many students pursuing education,” said FAO President and CEO Cara Dingus Brook. “The Foundation feels lucky to partner with our donors in helping these students reach their goals and in growing the educational opportunities needed for an Appalachian Ohio full of possibility.”

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. FAO is honored to partner with our donor-established scholarship funds in both supporting the continued educational pursuits of the region’s students and honoring the legacy and story behind each fund.

Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s scholarship funds offer opportunities to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. Available through donor-established funds within the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, many honoring the legacy of a friend or loved one, scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process.

More information regarding FAO’s scholarships and a full list of the 2014 recipients can be found on FAO’s scholarship page.