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Welcome to the Coshocton Foundation!


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

Kathaleena Bowen was awarded the $2,000 Jones Metal Products Company Scholarship. She is a student in Religion and Humanities at Muskingum University. The Jones Metal award was created in 2013 to honor the 90th anniversary of the company.

Lisa Clark was named winner of the Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Lisa is a student at COTC studying social work. The Hawthorne scholarship was established by Juliet Norris Lacy and Christyn Norris Kurtz in memory of their grandmother Ruby Hawthorne.

Denise Thompson was the winner of the Beulah Brownfield Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Denise is a student at COTC pursing an associate degree in nursing. This award was established through the Last Will & Testament of Mrs. Brownfield, who died in 1977.

Michael Meyers 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. Michael is a senior at Malone University, studying business administration.

Megan Staron was named winner of the Eleanor Wade Custer Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. She is a pursuing a master’s degree in education from Muskingum University. The award was created through the Will of Monford D. Custer to honor his daughter Eleanor, and was first awarded in 1981.

Ursula Corbett was the winner of the two-year renewable $1,000 Kenneth Berry Memorial Scholarship. Ursula is a student at Marietta College studying health sciences. 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.



The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation met recently and awarded grants totaling $59,998 to various community organizations.  The grants include:

  • $20,000 to Rising Tide Aquatic for renovations to the Coshocton High School pool
  • $15,000 to Coshocton Is Blooming for downtown planters and flowers
  • $10,000 to Coshocton County Commissioners for renovations to the court house
  • $4,000 to the Pregnancy Distress Center for cribs and mattresses
  • $3,000 to the River View School District an environmental science camp
  • $3,000 to Kno-Ho-Co Ashland for a new oven at the Senior Center
  • $1,876 to OSU Extension for 4-H leader background checks
  • $1,122 to First Step Family Violence Intervention Services for staff self-defense training
  • $1,000 to the Coshocton County Chapter of the American Red Cross for disaster preparedness training
  • $1,000 to the Coshocton Baptist Church for daycare meals


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!


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. 


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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