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Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Over $70,000 Awarded to Guernsey County
Students Pursuing Post-Secondary Education

Cambridge, OHThanks to the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund (GCEAGF), more than 50 residents of Guernsey County received scholarships that will help their journey in post-secondary education. Through GCEAGF, previously known as Dollars for Scholars, more than $72,000 was awarded to over 50 students to help them cover the cost of their college education in 2018.

“Being able to help the students of Guernsey County work toward their career goals is something we look forward to every year,” said Carla Hutchens, president of the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund committee. “Setting these students up for success not only benefits the students, but lifts all residents of Guernsey County, and we look forward to seeing what these kids achieve.”

A well-known and loved scholarship for Guernsey County students, the Fund was created in 1967 to support students who are residents of Guernsey County at the time of their high school graduation or those with an equivalent degree and 10 years of residency in the county.

 These scholarships are available for four years of post-secondary study 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.

2018 scholarship recipients include:

Robin Bodner, Kristi Bates, Nickolas Bates, Lindsay Gray, Kaleb LePage, Brady Neuhart, Emily Paden, and Alyssa Roe from Buckeye Trail High School.

Lexy Raquel Baker, Chandler Burris-Jones, Tyler Carpenetti, Garrett Dostall, Maddie Howell, Tess McConkey, Olivia Rhodes, and Trevor Wilkinson from Cambridge High School.

Shannon Regula from Indian Valley High School.

Brittaney Allen, Trey Bennett, Kaylie Callihan, Alexa Harshbarger, Colin Harshbarger, Don Ingold, Dylan Moore, Tyler Walker, Chase Williams, and Tailor Williamson from John Glenn High School.

Alexis Highman from Maysville High School.

Calvin Ringer form Newcomerstown High School.

Easton Black, Jolie Black, Sydney Black, Kaala Cox, Maala Cox, Nicholas Dunlap, Victoria Dunlap, Jena Dye, Claudia Echard, William Ford, Isaac Gann, John Krak, Makayla LoChiatto, Miranda Marsinek, Robert Moore, Kaitlynn Roberts, Konnor Roberts, Samantha Roe, Olivia Simon, Clara Slabaugh, and Erica Wade from Meadowbrook High School.

And Trent Lyons was awarded a scholarship representing Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans.

The GCEAGF is a member of the Guernsey County Foundation’s Family of Funds. A community fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), the Guernsey County Foundation works locally in Guernsey County to strengthen the community in partnership with FAO. It’s through partnerships like these that groups are able to grow together and create a positive impact for the people living in the Guernsey County community.

For more information about how you can support Guernsey County students’ education 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