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Welcome to the Coshocton Foundation!

ADULT SCHOLARSHIPS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Winners of six adult or “non-traditional student” scholarships have been announced by the Coshocton Foundation. 

Samantha Thompson was awarded the $2,000 Jones Metal Products Company Scholarship.  She is a student at Central Ohio Technical College, pursuing an Associate Degree in Radiologic Science Technology.  The Jones Metal award was created in 2013 to honor the 90th anniversary of the company.

Betsy Alverson was named winner of the Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  Betsy will be attending Ohio University’s RN to BSN program, seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  The Hawthorne scholarship was established by Juliet Norris Lacy and Christyn Norris Kurtz in memory of their grandmother Ruby Hawthorne.

Marie Jungling was the winner of the Beulah Brownfield Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  Marie attends the Columbus College of Art & Design, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in Illustration.  This award was established through the Last Will & Testament of Mrs. Brownfield, who died in 1977.

Roberta Moore was awarded the $1,000 Ruth Schooler Memorial Scholarship, established by Miss Schooler’s family for a student who intends to enter the field of business.  Roberta attends Ohio University in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Business Management.

Shanae Mantel was named winner of the Eleanor Wade Custer Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  She is a pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Accounting.  The award was created through the Will of Monford D. Custer to honor his daughter Eleanor, and was first awarded in 1981.

Adam Turner was the winner of the two-year renewable $1,000 Kenneth Berry Memorial Scholarship. Adam will be attending The Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry seeking his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  The award was created to honor the memory of long-time Coshocton attorney Kenneth Berry.

In addition to these awards, the Coshocton Foundation grants 34 adult scholarships in the amount of $1,750 each through the Clarence and Grace Miller Fund to students at the Coshocton Campus of Central Ohio Technical College.  Also, two scholarships in the amount of $1,750 each are offered to students in the master’s program at the Coshocton Campus of Muskingum University.

On the high school level, the Coshocton Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships annually to graduating seniors of the local high schools.


HOW DO I CLAIM MY SCHOLARSHIP MONEY?

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. 

JUNE DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE REPORT

The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation met recently and awarded 9 grants totaling $62,450 to various community organizations. The grants awarded include:

  • $15,900 to Echoing Hills Village, Inc. to assist in replacing their water system
  • $15,900 to Coshocton County Agricultural Society to help renovate and bring to code the Grandstands
  • $14,000 to the Coshocton County Health Department for the application fee for Public Health Department Accreditation
  • $5,000 to the Clary Garden Foundation to assist with repairing and preserving their Springhouse
  • $3,000 to Three Rivers Recreation - Roscoe Rec. to assist with their Dugouts and Bleacher Project
  • $2,750 to River View Local School District for an Anatomy in Clay Learning System
  • $2,400 to Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department for Firefighters’ Helmet Flashlights
  • $2,000 to Women of Witness, Inc. to assist with the Chestnut Crossing Computer Replenishing Project
  • $1,500 to Saint John’s United Church of Christ for personal care and household cleaning items for the Needy

COSHOCTON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER

Richard (Dick) Berg has been appointed to the Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation by Mayor Steve Mercer.

Berg replaces William (Bill) Brown, who has retired after completing two five-year terms on the committee.

“We are very pleased that the Mayor approved Dick’s nomination to serve on the Distribution Committee," stated Executive Director Bob Pell, noting that Berg is among the Foundation's more active and faithful members.

Berg is a graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management.  He was employed for 38 years with Pretty Products in Coshocton, retiring in 2008 as vice-president of manufacturing.  His wife, Frances, recently retired from Coshocton City Schools.  They have two sons, Brian, of Humble, Texas, and Barry, of Sterling, Virginia.  Two grandchildren complete the family.

The Coshocton Foundation was established in 1966 through the Will of Adolph Golden, and has awarded millions of dollars in grants and scholarships to the community.  The Distribution Committee typically meets three to four times each year to consider Unrestricted Grant requests from area non-profit organizations and schools.  The committee also advises on Restricted Grant requests and select the Adolph Golden Memorial Scholarship winners from graduating seniors of the three local high schools each year.  


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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.


SERVICE OFFERED

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!


ATTENTION SCHOOLS  SEEKING GRANTS 

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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