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Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund

The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) grant and scholarship applications are currently open until May 1, 2020!

SPCAEF scholarship applications are open to graduating seniors and graduates of Miller High School in Southern Perry County.

SPCAEF grant applications are open to organizations and schools serving the Southern Perry community. Grants can be used to fund programs throughout Southern Perry County that positively impact the community by promoting academic excellence and opportunities for educational enrichment. These grants have been used to fund a variety of programs in the past, including historical preservation, community arts and culture programming, and classroom enrichment activities and resources.

Click here to access the 2020 grant application, and click here to access the 2020 scholarship application. For questions, please call 740.753.1111 or email the Foundation, and remember to apply by May 1!


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.

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. Donations can also be made online by designating SPCAEF when making a donation.


2017 Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Grant Recipients

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Educational Technology Program
Sunday Creek Associates for YouthShops Summer Program
Village of Shawnee Health Awareness Program

2017 Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Scholarship Recipients


Catherine Blankenship Scholarship

Kaley Toth, Perry County

Briggs Family Scholarship
Kaitlyn Borghese, Perry County
Colton Brown, Perry County
Robert Sockman, Perry County

Murray and Lulu Brown Scholarship 
Jacyntha Dutiel, Perry County

Jesse, Olema, and Ralph Drake Scholarship
Makayla Alexander, Perry County
Garrett Bartley, Perry County
Korrie Block, Perry County
Kaitlyn Borghese, Perry County
Colton Brown, Perry County
Austin Plant Collins, Perry County
Sanae Dutiel, Perry County
Jacyntha Dutiel, Perry County
Andrew Jeffers, Perry County
Stephen McGrath, Perry County
Chelsea Spergin, Perry County
Robert Sockman, Perry County
Kaley Toth, Perry County
Traven Wood, Perry County

William and Frances Dunlap Scholarship
Sanae Dutiel, Perry County

John and Elsie Exenkemper Scholarship 
Chelsea Spergin, Perry County

Bruce and Dolores Hannah Scholarship
Kerrie Block, Perry County

Paul and Charlotte Hope Scholarship
Traven Wood, Perry County

Vincent and Gene Hope Scholarship
Kaitlyn Borghese, Perry County

Charlene Joseph Scholarship
Colton Brown, Perry County

Commander Lambert Scholarship
Sanae Dutiel, Perry County
Chelsea Spergin, Perry County

Joseph and Marie Litchenstein Scholarship
Stephen McGrath, Perry County

Donald and Catherine Palmer Scholarship
Austin Plant Collins, Perry County

Jack and Clara Reho Scholarship 
Robert Sockman, Perry County

Ben & Alyce Shaver Scholarship
Makayla Alexander, Perry County

Shawnee Alumni Association Scholarship
Garrett Bartley, Perry County

Robert Woodruff and Charles and Elizabeth Woodruff Scholarship
Andrew Jeffers, Perry County