The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is proud to support the region’s students, from Clermont to Ashtabula counties, in pursuing post-secondary education. And this year, FAO is pleased to announce that more than $390,000 in scholarships have been awarded through over 530 awards so far to support over 240 students in achieving their dreams.

These awards were made possible by the people and friends of Appalachian Ohio, who know that setting students up for success is one of the most beneficial things they can do for the region’s young people and their communities. That’s why many FAO donors have together created more than 280 scholarship funds focused on encouraging the pursuit of post-secondary education.

A 2019 scholarship recipient from Pike County is 2019 graduate of Waverly High School Brystol Murphy, who was awarded the Bob Evans and Wayne White Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a desire to succeed and overcome obstacles, as well as outstanding character and commitment to achieving educational goals. Brystol plans to study biology and premedical studies at either Miami University or Purdue University.

The full list of FAO’s 2019 scholarship recipients is available at www.AppalachianOhio.org/2019Scholarships .

Each year FAO works with donors and its volunteer Scholarship Committee to award scholarships through a competitive application process to students pursuing varied paths of post-secondary education across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. In this way, FAO works to honor the legacy and story behind each of our more than 280 donor-established scholarship funds.

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information regarding FAO’s scholarships, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org/Scholarships .

If you are interested in how you can help students pursue their dreams by supporting educational opportunities, contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740.753.1111.

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 www.AppalachianOhio.org .

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