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Bachtel Scholarship

The Bachtel Scholarship Awards Program application is now closed and will open in early 2021.


Dr. Harry Keig grew up to become a successful physician and surgeon in the Omaha area, but never forgot his hometown or the teachers who educated him. He also never forgot the life-shaping influence of his friend, Forrest Bachtel, longtime teacher and coach at Middleport High School in Meigs County. When Dr. Keig passed away in 2003, his bequest created a $500,000 endowed fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in honor of his friend, Coach Bachtel, to provide college scholarships for Meigs High School students.


Eligibility Requirements and Criteria:

  • Must be a student at Meigs High School
  • Eligible students must be nominated by the administrative or teaching staff of Meigs High
    School or a member of the Meigs High School parent-teacher/booster organization.
  • Nominators must submit an official nomination form and a synopsis describing the student’s achievements and any known special circumstances to the Awards Advisory Committee.
  • Nominees must then submit two letters of reference as well as his or her resume describing academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities.

Award Amount:

  • Two scholarships will be awarded in recognition of athletic excellence (one for a young man and one for a young woman); and
  • Two scholarships will be awarded in recognition of academic achievement (one for a young man and one for a young woman).
  • Each scholarship will be for a total amount of $7,500 ($2,500 per academic year, for three academic years).