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Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Grant and Scholarship Applications Are Now Open

Deadline to Apply is May 1

Corning, OHThe Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) is pleased to announce its annual scholarship and grant applications are now open. Additional information as well as this year’s applications can be found on the Fund’s webpage, Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2020.

The SPCAEF’s Family of Funds is composed of 22 donor-established funds offering a variety of scholarships and grants to support students, organizations, and schools.

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

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 community arts and culture programming, historical preservation, and classroom enrichment activities and resources.

“We are very lucky to have a community of donors that support the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund,” said Angela Plant, president of the SPCAEF board. “The Fund has a tremendous impact on our education system, and creates incredible opportunities that may not otherwise be possible for our youth.”

SPCAEF was created in 1987 to create resources to promote academic experiences for residents of the Southern Local School District. SPCAEF partners with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) to provide scholarship and community grants to promote academic excellence and enrichment opportunities for Southern Local School District residents.

Completed applications and all accompanying materials must be sent to SPCAEF-FAO, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. To access the 2020 grant and scholarship applications, please visit For questions, please call 740.753.1111 or email, and remember to apply by May 1.

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