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Welcome to the Coshocton Foundation!


The Coshocton Foundation has announced its 2017 scholarships for adult, “non-traditional” students.      

Foundation executive director Bob Pell explained that the Coshocton Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships each year, most of which are designated for graduating high school seniors. In recent years, more adults are returning to college and many have expressed a need for financial help.

The Foundation continues to offer more than 35 adult scholarships to the Coshocton Campus through the Grace and Clarence Miller Scholarship Fund. In a recent development, the $2,000 one-time Jones Metal Products Company Adult Scholarship will now go to a student attending COTC. In addition, the following are offered to students (21 or older) attending any school:

  • Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Adult Scholarship - $1,000 one-time award regardless of student’s school or major
  • Ruth Schooler Memorial Adult Scholarship - $1,000 one-time for an individual going into the field of business or related areas
  • Beulah Brownfield Memorial Adult Scholarship - $1,000 one-time regardless of school or major
  • Eleanor Wade Custer Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 one-time regardless of school or major
  • Kenneth Berry Memorial Adult Scholarship - $1,000 (renewable) will not be offered in 2017 as the 2016 recipient will be renewing.

Applications can be found HERE or picked up at the Coshocton Foundation office at 220 S. Fourth St., Coshocton.

The deadline for completed applications is Friday, July 7 at 4:00 p.m. More


The Coshocton Foundation recently awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in area schoos.  If you have won a Coshocton Foundation scholarship, you will need to submit to the Coshocton Foundation a copy of your billing statement from your college or university.  A Summary of Account is NOT sufficient.  Nor is anything entitled "Estimated" acceptable, and the listing of scholarships and grants received will not work either.  The billing statement should be available on your unversity's website, where you log in to get your other information.

The billing statement must show the amount owed for tuition, fees, room and board, etc.  It should also show any other grants or loans you may have.  The billing statement must reflect that you owe money.  If you have a credit balance, the Coshocton Foundation cannot issue a check. All checks will be made out and sent to your college or university.  No checks will be written to individuals.  (We are not trying to be difficult -- these are the rules by which we must abide!)

Your billing statement may be mailed to the Coshocton Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Coshocton, Ohio, 43812 or may be dropped off at the office at 220 S. Fourth St., Coshocton.  It also may be faxed to 740-622-1660.  Please include a telephone number where we can contact you if we have any questions. If you will not need to use your scholarship during your first year of college, please advise us when you expect to submit a billing statement for payment. 


The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation met recently and awarded 12 grants totaling $48,000 to various community organizations. The grants awarded include:

  • $8,500 to Hopewell Industries, Inc. to assist in the purchase of a New Stove Unit for the Kitchen
  • $7,000 to the Licking County Health Department for a Dental Sealant Program in Coshocton County Schools
  • $6,000 to the River View Local School District to provide for supplies and materials for RVHS Senior Projects for the 2017-2018 school year
  • $5,000 to Ronald McDonald House to provide Nights of Rest for families from Coshocton County
  • $4,000 to Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to assist with providing JA Educational Programming in grades K-12 in Coshocton County
  • $4,000 to River View Local School District to assist with the purchase of Automatic External Defibrillators in the district
  • $4,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to provide support for two local children to attend MDA Summer Camp
  • $3,000 to the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, to provide support for Scout Day at Roscoe Village
  • $2,500 to the Muskingum Valley Council, BSA, to assist with improvements in the High Adventure Climbing Program at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
  • $2,000 to the Three Rivers Fire District to assist with the purchase of Marcs Portable, Mobile Radios for improved emergency communication capability county-wide

Two additional requests totaling $2,000 were also granted.


Kim Hayes of Coshocton has been appointed to the Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation by Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Batchelor.

Kim Hayes will fill the unexpired term of the retiring Rex Snyder, who served from 2011 to 2017. Upon completion of the current term, she will be eligible to be reappointed for one, five-year term.

“The Trustees and I are very pleased that Kim is willing to become involved in the Coshocton Foundation by serving on the Distribution Committee”, stated the Foundation’s Executive Director, Bob Pell, noting that her experience and skill set will serve her well on the committee, and that she is eager to contribute.

Kim, a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio moved to Coshocton in 1989 when her husband, Dr. Ed Hayes joined the A-1 Vet Care team. Kim received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Miami (Ohio) University and recently completed 21 years of employment with Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton County. In her role as administrative manager and assistant executive director, she had oversight of corporate compliance, human resources, OSHA training/compliance, education/orientation and policy development.

Kim and Ed have two sons, Matt and Colin, both graduates of River View High School.


As area high school seniors take college visits and begin to plan for the next phase of their lives, it seems appropriate to remind them and their guidance counselors of an exciting opportunity that is available to the right scholar.

The Carlson Scholarship Loan, last awarded in 2006, is being offered in 2016 to seniors from Coshocton, River View and Ridgewood High Schools. This scholarship provides to the recipient basically a "full-ride" for four years to the College of Wooster for a student who plans to major in math or science education.  The winning applicant, whose college expenses will be covered through the Carlson award, must agree to return to Coshocton County to teach elementary or high school science or mathematics for three years in order for the loan to be completely forgiven for the student.

The scholarship loan recipient must be accepted by the College of Wooster in the field of math or science education and must be willing to fulfill the expectations of the loan agreement to qualify for this extraordinary college finance option.

The Carlson Scholar Loan Program was established at the Coshocton Foundation by the late Herb and Jean Carlson, longtime community supporters, whose desire was to see excellence in the field of math and science education through a program to establish scholar/teachers in the local school system.

Questions regarding this program may be directed to the Coshocton Foundation at (740) 622-0010.  Guidance counselors at the local high schools will also have information available for interested students.


The Coshocton Foundation has a subscription to Guidestar, which provides in-depth information about 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, including current exempt status (or lack thereof), information from IRS Form 990, etc.  Anyone who is seeking information on the status of a non-profit organization may call the Foundation at 740-622-0010 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request this information.  We would be glad to look it up for you!


Due to changes in IRS regulations, all grants from elementary, middle and high schools need to be made through the appropriate school district.  In other words, where the application says "Name of Applying Organization," the school district itself must be listed.  The contact person may be listed as the actual individual representing the elementary, etc. school, with the person's contact information.  The grant application should also be made clear what school and program the grant is for.  Also, the EIN of the school district needs to be reflected on the application.  If you have questions, please contact the Foundation. 

Thank you! 

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