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New Scholarship Supports Guernsey County Students

Chippi Scholarship Fund Open to Education Majors

Cambridge, OH – Graduating Guernsey County high school students have an opportunity to obtain a scholarship to pursue post-secondary studies in education.

The late Charles “Chuck” Chippi established the Charles E. Chippi Scholarship Fund through a designation in his will. A retired school administrator, Chippi served 42 years with several local school districts, including Rolling Hills, Cambridge, and Shenandoah.

Born and raised in Derwent, Ohio, Chuck was a 1953 graduate of Valley Local High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and later earned his Master’s in Education degree from West Virginia University. Chuck was a member of the St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, the Ohio Teachers Association, Atwood Bass Anglers, Rolling Hills Hall of Fame, and the Buffalo Alumni Hall of Fame. He also volunteered his time and talents at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center and was on the board of the Guernsey County Senior Center.

Education was Chuck’s passion, besides fishing, and he wished to establish a legacy gift of a scholarship to express his belief in the importance of a good education. To be eligible for the Charles E. Chippi Scholarship, an applicant must be graduating from a Guernsey County high school and pursuing a post-secondary degree in education.

The Charles E. Chippi Scholarship is a fund of the Guernsey County Foundation under the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio.

FAO’s general scholarship application form will be available February 15, 2022 from high school guidance offices and on FAO’s website at The deadline to apply is March 15, 2022. Sign up for FAO’s newsletter through the link on the homepage to receive updates on scholarship opportunities. 

About the Guernsey County Foundation Fund
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 and follow FAO on Facebook and Instagram.