POMEROY — It’s time to apply for one of numerous scholarships including four from the the Bachtel Scholarship Awards Program which are available only to Meigs High School graduating seniors, according to a release from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO).
The application period for scholarships supporting students’ post-secondary pursuits has opened, and will run through April 1. Multiple scholarship opportunities are available from donor-established funds within FAO, and detailed information regarding eligibility and application guidelines can be found at www.appalachianohio.org.
“We have been honored to work with donors, both individuals and businesses, in growing permanent funds to support the academic pursuits of our region’s students,” said FAO President and CEO Cara Dingus Brook. “FAO is privileged each year to award scholarships to encourage and support students in pursuing their educational dreams.”
The following scholarships are currently available:
• Bachtel Scholarship Awards Program, established by Dr. Harry Keig to honor the legacy of his coach Forrest Bachtel, the awards provide four graduating Meigs High School seniors, two male and two female, scholarships for academic and athletic achievement.
• The AK Steel Foundation Student Scholastic Award for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering was established by the AK Steel Foundation to provide a permanent source of scholarship support for students pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, with particular emphasis on metallurgy.
• Ora E. Anderson Scholarship, established to honor the memory of Ora Eaton Anderson and his lifelong contributions toward the conservation of Appalachian Ohio’s natural environment, the scholarship provides support to students pursuing studies associated with the natural sciences.
• Bellisio Foods Scholarship, established by Bellisio Foods to increase access to post-secondary opportunities for dependent children and grandchildren of Bellisio employees, scholarships support programs providing training and certification in various trades and fields of vocational interest, associate degree programs, and four year institutions of higher learning.
• Bob Evans and Wayne White Legacy Scholarship, established to honor both men’s tremendous legacy in encouraging continued academic endeavors after high school, scholarships are available to students pursing post-secondary. This year, the AT&T Foundation has supported the Bob Evans and Wayne White Legacy Scholarship with a $10,000 contribution, providing funding for 20 scholarship awards.
• Ariana R. Ulloa Scholarship, established by family and friends to honor the memory and life’s work of Ariana R. Ulloa, scholarships support international students pursuing any field of study, or students pursuing a degree in international studies.
Detailed information on scholarship opportunities, guidelines and application forms can be found on FAO’s website. Completed applications and all accompanying materials must be postmarked by April 1 and sent to the Foundation’s office at P.O. Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.
Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio offers scholarships to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. For more information about how to contribute to scholarship resources and grow opportunities for the region’s students, visit www.appalachianohio.org or call 740-753-1111.