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Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund Announces 129 Scholarships to Guernsey County Students


Renamed Dollars for Scholars Helps Students Receive Post-Secondary Support

Cambridge, OHBecause of the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund (GCEAGF), 129 Guernsey County students across seven high schools received scholarships. Formerly known as Dollars for Scholars, GCEAGF announced that $61,005 was awarded to these students to help make the pursuit of post-secondary education a reality.

“It has long been our privilege to support Guernsey County students as they pursue post-secondary education,” said Stevie Fairchild of the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund. “We are so excited to announce these 129 awards and to know that we will be able to support Guernsey County students as they pursue their life’s goals both now and for many generations to come through our partnership with the Guernsey County Foundation and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.”

Though the name of the Fund has changed, the mission behind it has not. A well-known and loved scholarship for Guernsey County students, the Fund was created in 1967 and supports students who are residents of Guernsey County at the time of their graduation or those with an equivalent degree and 10 years of residency in the county.

These scholarships are available for four years and can be used in non-consecutive years and for varied educational pursuits, including technical schools and graduate schools. Guernsey County citizens who may be returning to school years after completing their high school degrees can also make use of the scholarships. For these reasons, this distinctive scholarship has been a community mainstay for decades. Because of its dedication to local students, the GCEAGF is also a member of the Guernsey County Foundation’s Family of Funds.

“This is a powerful example of what a local community can do for its students,” said Cara Dingus Brook, president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. “This Fund supports and encourages students over four years of their education and it is only able to do so because of the gifts from so many alumni and community members.”

2015 scholarship recipients include:

Seventeen students from John Glenn High School received scholarships. These students are Kelly Beazel, Cole Bennett, Trey Bennett, Reid Bugglin, Brittany Fraunfelter, Nicholas Fraunfelter, Gregory Howard, Tracy Lyons, Dylan Moore, Carly Palmer, Paige Pennell, Jaime Raley, Samantha Read, Kirsten Rogers, Austin Snyder, Lacey West, and Hallie Zimmer.

Seventeen students from Buckeye Trail High School received scholarships. These students include Carlyle Addy, Robin Bodner, Miranda Douglass, Robert Douglass III, Katelyn Larrick, Elijah LePage, Jonah Neff, Joshua Neff, Brady Neuhart, Travis Pontius, Trever Pontius, Catherine Tierney, Randall Tucker, Morgan Warne, Michael Wengerd, Katrina Williams, and Lisa Wilson.

Fifty-two students from Cambridge High School received scholarships. Scholarship recipients include Britt Adams, Camryn Albaugh, Christopher Baker, Lexy Baker, Hannah Barr, Noah Barr, Alyssa Bartlett, Evan Beardmore, Tamika Beatty, Michelle Bennett, Chandler Burris-Jones, Anthony Carpenetti, Isabel Charlton, Matthew Dalton, Cody Daugherty, Megdalen Eyen, Robert, Foutch, Brittney Foutch, Hannah Goggin, Serra Googins, Sarah Gotschall, Matt Green, Alexandria Hayes, Logan Helmick, Ayden Howell, Joshua Jamiel, Rachel Jamiel, Janelle Kellstadt, Jesse Kuthy, Maurice Lathan, Jr., William LePage, Sawyer Leppla, Brian Lewis, Levi Masters, Corinne Mihalik, Elizabeth Nelson, William Nelson, Diana Price, Victoria Pyle, Oliva Rhodes, Lara Richardson, Heather Robertson, Timothy Roller, Aaron Ruby, Kevin Scrudders, Samantha Shedlock, Hannah Stillions, Kiersten Taylor, Nathan Thompson, Sarah Thompson, Alyssa Williams, and Emily Yanico.

Three students from Newcomerstown High School received scholarships. Recipients are Christian Poe, Stephen Poe, and Austin Parcher.

Four students from Indian Valley High School received scholarships. Scholarship recipients include Allison Kenney, Madison Kenney, Hannah Peeper, and Katelyn Regula.

Thirty-five students from Meadowbrook High School received scholarships. These students include Brooke Aleshire, John Barba II, Amber Blackstone, McKenna Browning, Maala Cox, Brianna Diss, Brittany Diss, Nicholas Dunlap, Savanna Feldner, Lauren Finnegan, Nathan Frencik, Alyssa Harding, Megan Heady, Devin Iams, Derek Kackley, Clayton Lapp, Kevin Lapp, Levi Lynch, Deric Matesic, Darren McCaughan, Abigail McManaway, Matthew Miller, Miranda Miser, Emily Orr, Jessica Ovens, Samantha Perkins, Addie Pointer, Alexis Poland, Kaitlynn Roberts, Samantha Roe, John Sherman II, Erica Snyder, Trislyn Treherne, Antonio Turner, and Tiffani Yurco.

Kellie Reineccius of Bishop Rosencrans High School also received a scholarship.

For more information about how you can support Guernsey County students’ educational pursuits through the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund, or other opportunities to give back through the Guernsey County Foundation, please visit or contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740.753.1111.

About the Guernsey County Foundation

The Guernsey County Foundation receives contributions and bequests of all sizes from individuals to assist in the funding of projects and charitable organizations. Through this unique collaboration with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, the Guernsey County Foundation extends its philanthropic efforts throughout our community. More information can be found at or

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit