Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is proud to support the region’s students, from Clermont to Ashtabula counties, in pursuing post-secondary education. This year, more than $536,000 in scholarships have been awarded through over 550 awards so far to support more than 320 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 scholarship funds focused on encouraging the pursuit of post-secondary education. This year, 217 donor-established FAO scholarship funds have awarded grants to Appalachian Ohio students.
Two students were awarded 2020 FAO scholarships in Adams County.
Reagan Faulkner and Kiersten Spires, 2020 graduates of West Union High School, were awarded the West Union School Alumni & Friends Education Fund scholarship. The Fund provides a unique opportunity for alumni, friends and supporters of academic excellence for West Union Schools to join in partnership by advancing cultural and educational opportunities such as field trips, educator training, special programs and activities, scholarships and more. Reagan Faulkner plans to attend Northern Kentucky University and Kiersten Spires plans to attend Miami University in the fall.
Reagan Faulkner plans to attend Northern Kentucky University
Kiersten Spires plans to attend Miami University
The full list of FAO’s 2020 scholarship recipients is available at www.AppalachianOhio.org/2020Scholarships.
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 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.