Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announced 139 awards of 2015 scholarships. Supported by 23 funds, over $183,000 in post-secondary support for the 2015-2016 school year was awarded to 109 Appalachian Ohio students. Available through donor established funds within the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, many honoring the legacy of a friend or loved one, scholarships were awarded through a competitive application process. More information regarding FAO’s scholarships and a full list of 2015 recipients can be found on FAO’s website, www.AppalachianOhio.org.
“We are grateful for the many individuals and businesses who gave to create scholarship opportunities for our region’s students,” said Cara Dingus Brook, president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. “These donors are opening the doors to post-secondary education for our region’s students.”
Adams County students receiving scholarship awards in 2015 include:
Robert McCormick, a 2015 recipient of the AK Steel Foundation Student Scholastic Award for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering. The scholarship was created to provide a permanent source of scholarship support for students pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM), with particular focus on metallurgy. Mr. McCormick attended North Adams High School and plans to study mechanical engineering.
Robert McCormick is also a recipient of the 2015 Wayne F. White and Bob Evans Scholarship. The Wayne White and Bob Evans Legacy Scholarship was established to honor both men’s tremendous legacy in encouraging continued academic endeavors after high school. Scholarships are available to students pursuing post-secondary studies throughout the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio.
Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio offers scholarships to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. For more information about how you can contribute to scholarship resources and grow opportunities for the region’s students, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org or call 740-753-1111.