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Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund

To donate to the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund, click here.

The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) was established in 1987 with the purpose of creating resources to promote learning experiences for the residents of the Southern Local School District.

Now, SPCAEF is partnering with FAO to provide scholarships and mini-grants to promote academic excellence and sponsor enrichment opportunities for Southern Local School District students and citizens.


2022 Scholarship and Grant Applications Are Closed!



The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund awarded the following scholarships in 2022: 

Ben and Alyce Shaver Scholarship
Alyssa Kiefer

Briggs Family Scholarship
Haille Joseph
Jace Agriesti
Seattle Compston
Hunter Dutiel
Taylor Hinkle
Alyssa Kiefer
Blaine Needham

Bruce & Dolores Hannah Scholarship
Taylor Hinkle

Catherine Blankenship Scholarship
Jace Agriesti
Seattle Compston
Taylor Hinkle
Haille Joseph
Blaine Needham

Charlene Joseph Scholarship
Blaine Needham

Commander Lambert Scholarship
Taylor Hinkle

Corning Alumni Association Scholarship 
Haille Joseph

Donald & Catherine Palmer Scholarship
Hunter Dutiel

Jack and Clara Reho Scholarship
Hunter Dutiel

Jesse, Olema & Ralph Drake Scholarship
Alyssa Kiefer
Jace Agriesti
Seattle Compston
Haille Joseph
Blaine Needham
Taylor Hinkle

John and Elsie Exenkemper Scholarship
Jace Agriesti

Joseph & Marie Lichtenstein Scholarship
Alyssa Kiefer

Murray & Lulu Brown Scholarship
Seattle Compston

Paul & Charlotte Hope Scholarship
Hunter Dutiel

Robert Woodruff and Charles & Elizabeth Woodruff Scholarship
Jace Agriesti
Seattle Compston
Hunter Dutiel
Taylor Hinkle
Haille Joseph
Alyssa Kiefer
Blaine Needham

Shawnee Alumni Association Scholarship
Colby Bartley

SPCAEF
Colby Bartley
Hunter Dutiel

Vincent & Gene Hope Scholarship
Alyssa Kiefer

William & Frances Dunlap Scholarship
Hunter Dutiel


The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund awarded the following grants in 2022: 

  • Buckeye Trail Association, Bob & Ruth Holland Community Fund
  • Buckeye Trail Association, SPCAEF
  • Tecumseh Theater, Bob & Ruth Holland Community Fund
  • Austin Hook, Physics Teacher at Miller High School, Black Underwood Student Learning Grant Fund
  • Austin Hook, Physics Teacher at Miller High School, SPCAEF
  • Austin Hook, Physics Teacher at Miller High School, Hazel Post Fisher Community Fund
  • Little Cities of Black Diamonds, Hazel Post Fisher Community Fund

Gifts to the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund are tax deductible and can be made in a number of ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. To mail your donation, please designate SPCAEF in the memo line of your check and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764.