The Coshocton Foundation has established Restricted Funds for many purposes and reasons. These include:
- Endowment funds – established to provide support for the ongoing operations of the designated entities
- Donor Advised funds – created for many purposes, with the donors acting as advisors to recommend uses of the monies
- Designated funds – set up to be used for specific purposes or organizations stipulated by the donors
- Area of Interest funds – established by donors who specify a field of interest which will benefit from the fund
- Scholarship funds – set up with varying criteria to assist students in the furtherance of their educational pursuits
Gary and Terrie Baker Family Donor Advised Fund
Estalished late in 2015, the intention of the fund is to allow fund advisors Gary and Terrie Baker to recommend grants to local charitable organizations.
Charles E. and Dorothy S. Bechtol Fund
This fund was established in 1999 with an initial gift of $300,000. The fund is used for general charitable purposes and approved by the Distribution Committee.
Willard S. and Helen J. Breon Discretionary Fund
This fund was created in 1996 by Foundation Trustee Emeritus Bill Breon and his wife Helen, for the betterment of the community. In recent years, earnings from the fund have been distributed to the Leadership Coshocton County program for its operating expenses.
William and Sue Brown Donor Advised Fund
This fund benefits eligible organizations and programs in the community. The Browns make recommendations regarding grants to the Distribution Committee for its approval.
David N. Burns Youth Fund
Established by David W. and Mary Cathryn Burns in their son’s memory, the fund is intended to provide provide assistance for youth attending special programs. Emphasis is given to programs and camps conducted by colleges in the hope that attendance will encourage participants to further their education.
George and Wilma Clark Family Library Fund
This fund was created by the Clarks' son Michael and his wife. Distributions from the fund will be used to purchase circulating materials for the Coshocton Public Library.
Community Development Fund
A group of local individuals created the idea of asking individuals and businesses to donate $100 per month toward economic development in Coshocton County. Expenditures from the fund are recommended by the Coshocton Port Authority, and are typically used for land acquisition, lease subsidies, business relocations, grant matches, marketing and entrepreneurial loans.
Coshocton County EMS Fund
This fund was established to allow tax-free contributions in support of Coshocton County Emergency Medical Services. Distributions are recommended by a committee comprised of the EMS director and two other persons selected by EMS. Grants are approved by the Distribution Committee.
Coshocton County Youth Leadership Fund
This fund was established to accept general donations as well as contributions from the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund for the Youth Leadership program’s operating expenses.
Coshocton City Schools Designated Fund
Formerly known as the Coshocton City Schools Foundation Fund, this fund was established to receive contributions from former students, staff members, businesses and friends of the school system. A committee makes quarterly recommendations for disbursements from the fund for the betterment of Coshocton city Schools.
Coshocton Hospital Fund
The fund was created in July of 2014 by the Board of Directors of the hospital, and is intended to be used for capital improvements at the hospital facility.
Coshocton Kiwanis Club Fund
This fund was established in 2003 with a gift from the club and the estate of Clarence Miller. The Kiwanis Club recommends distributions, normally only from the earnings of the club with a focus on serving children who live in Coshocton County.
Coshocton Meals on Wheels Fund
This fund was established by Robert (Robin) Coffman just two weeks before his death. The fund will benefit the local Meals on Wheels program as needed in future years.
Coshocton Park District Fund
Contributions in memory of Robert Dunmire were used to establish this fund, grants from which will be made by the Distribution Committee, with recommendations from the Board of Park Commissioners.
Coshocton Youth Foundation Fund
The Youth Foundation consisted of local high school students who invest their time, talent and money for the betterment of the community. Students raised funds, wrote grant applications, and disbursed money to projects selected by the students. The group is currently inactive.
Eleanor Wade Custer Charitable Fund
Earnings from this fund are donated entirely to the Coshocton Salvation Army in Mrs. Custer’s memory.
Robert W. and Dorothy H. Dunmire Fund
Each year a percentage of the value of the fund will be made available to the Foundation to be used for grants which will benefit the youth of Coshocton County. For the past few years, this fund has been a major support of the Coshocton County Youth Leadership program. Grant recommendations may be made by the Dunmires’ children.
William and Mary Ehrich Library Fund
Established in 1997 by Mary Ehrich, this fund will distribute a maximum of 10% of the fund’s principal, plus earnings, to support projects of the Coshocton Public Library.
Derek A. Brown Elgart Memorial Soccer Donor Advised Fund
This fund was established by Derek’s parents, Amy and Todd Brown, after his tragic death in December, 2008, and benefits non-profit soccer programs at the recommendation of the Brown family.
Joe R. Engle Museum Gallery Fund
Income from a $200,000 grant supports lectures, exhibits and acquisitions connected with the Joe R. Engle Gallery at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum.
Joe R. Engle Recital Fund
This fund augments a similar fund at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church. Income from both funds supports organ recitals, memorial events or performances which utilize the Engle organ at the Presbyterian Church.
Perry L. & Georgia R. Engle Memorial Organ Maintenance Fund
This fund also supplements a Coshocton Presbyterian Church fund which was established to provide for maintenance and repair of the Engle organ.
Alma Felver and Olive Mullin Fund
Mrs. Felver, who died in 2011, was a native of England and a WWII war bride. She was a long-time Edmont-Wilson employee and Roscoe United Methodist Church. Her Last Will & Testament set forth the establishment of this fund which also honors her sister Olive. The fund was created to benefit Hospice of Coshocton County, the American Heart Association, and the Unrestricted Fund of the Coshocton Foundation.
Established by Kenneth and Rhea Fisher, the proceeds from this fund are distributed at the direction of the Coshocton Foundation.
Footlight Players Fund
Established by an anonymous donation and consolidated with the Cornelia Flood Shaw Fund, this benefits the local community theatre group. The Footlight Players may request grants from the fund’s earnings but the principal may not be depleted.
Friends of the Children's Dental Clinic Fund
This fund was established to support the clinic which has been serving local children since 1986. The clinic is a cooperative effort between the clinic and the OSU College of Dentristy. Dental students gain valuable experience while local underprivileged youth receive much-needed dental treatment.
Friends of the Parks Recreational Trail Maintenance Fund
Established by an initial gift from the Schooler Family Foundation, earnings from this fund will finance maintenance on the trail which was open at Lake Park in 2000. Disbursements will be recommended by an advisory board comprised of the president and treasurer of the Friends of the Parks, and approved by the Distribution Committee.
Joan Hartley Gross Memorial Fund
Created through a generous bequest in the Last Will and Testabment of Mrs. Gross, who died in 2010, this fund was established by the Trustees in her honor. A comunity philanthropist and advocate for the Coshocton Foundation, for many years, Mrs. Gross served as a member of the Foundation's Distribution Committee and advised a restricted fund which was instrumental in the development of the Lake Park Complex.
Charles Hathaway IV Boy Scout Fund
Chuck and Paula Hathaway created this fund in memory of their son Charles, who died in 2012 at the age of 24. It will benefit local Boy Scouts by assisting them in achieving their dreams by having adventures at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, the Boy Scout National Jamboree or another Boy Scout High Adventure experience.
Hay Historical Fund
This fund provides for the cost of maintaining the groups at the Old Stone Fort in Oxford Township. The fund previously was administered by the now inactive Coshocton Historical Society.
Robert B. and Bernice E. Henderson Fund
The stated purpose of this fund is to assist victims of domestic violence and Health Services of Coshocton County, but distributions to other entities may be made. Vicki Henderson Schooler and her family recommend grants from the fund’s earnings.
Eugene and Marianne Lautenschleger Fund
This fund has been established by Mr. and Mrs. Lautenschleger and it will benefit various community organizations in future years.
Joseph W., Fred E. and Helen LeRetilley Johnston Fund
This fund was created through a generous bequest from Fred E. Johnston, long-time friends of the Coshocton Foundation, who served on both the Investment and Distribution Committees for many years. This legacy constitutes the largest single gift in the Foundation's history. The Trustees and Distribution Committee make grants from this fund according to the needs of the community.
Leadership Coshocton County Endowment Fund
Established by a gift of $100,000 from the late Robert M. Thomas, the earnings are to underwrite a portion of the operating expenses of the Leadership Coshocton County program.
Leadership Coshocton County Operating Fund
This fund was established to accept general donations as well as contributions from the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund for the Leadership program’s operating expenses.
Thomas B. and Merle S. Leech Fund
This fund was created to benefit numerous community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Hospice, Salvation Army, Community Bank, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Friends of the Parks, First Step Family Violence Intervention Services, Mentoring Center of Coshocton County, Coshocton Public Library, Dollars for Scholars, and the Coshocton County Bar Association Scholarship Fund. It was established by Merle and Tom Leech, who was a long-time attorney and has been active in many organizations in the community.
Edwin F. Mulligan Endowment Fund
This fund was established by Mr. Mulligan for general charitable purposes in the community.
Janet Jones Mulligan Aquatic Fund
This fund was established to encourage aquatic skills, promote aquatic activities and assist swimming facilities in Coshocton County. The fund was established by the family of the late Mrs. Mulligan, an accomplished lifelong competitive swimmer and patron of area aquatic activities.
Newcomerstown Public Library Fund
Established by that library’s Board of Trustees this will help fund expenses including operations, capital expenditures, programming and purchase of materials or equipment. Despite being in Tuscarawas County, the Newcomerstown library chose the Coshocton Foundation for their fund because of our “excellent reputation for integrity and community-mindedness.”
Northeast Coshocton County Infrastructure Fund
Discussions centering on Economic Development in support of the fine woodworking artisans and their products' growing impact on the local economy led to the formulation of the Northeast Coshocton County Infrastructure Fund, a collaborative effort of the Coshocton Port Authority, Coshocton County Engineer's Department and the public to provide matching funds for road resurfacing projects that are outside the County Engineer's budget.
Don and Sheila Parkhill Advised Fund
This fund benefits eligible organizations and programs in the community. The Parkhills make recommendations to the Distribution Committee for its approval.
Pierce Family Fund
Established to honor the memory of the late Clifton and Judy Pierce, this fund is advised by their son Judge C. Fenning Pierce. Distributions are recommended by the family and approved by the Distribution Committee.
Playvilion Maintenance Fund
Established with an initial gift of $25,000 from the Schooler Family Foundation, this fund provides revenue to maintain the impressive playground area at Lake Park.
Pomerene Center Community Arts Fund
Established in August, 2016 through a generous gift from Robert and Carolyn Simpson to provide support for the Pomerene Center and its community arts projects such as the artPark. The Simpsons hope to encourage others who share their interest in promoting the arts in Coshocton to consider gifts to the fund, either during their lifetime or in estate planning.
Joyce K. Renfrew Memorial Fund
This fund was created through a trust from the estate of the late Mrs. Renfrew, a long-time educator and friend of the Footlight Players. To date, a grant has been made for new seats and other improvements in the auditorium at Triple Locks Theater.
Richard L. (Dick) Richissin Fund
Earnings from this fund are used to support the Muskingum Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America and to promote Scouting in Coshocton County. The fund was established in memory of Mr. Richissin, an Eagle Scout and long-time active member of the Coshocton community and advocate for the Boy Scouts.
Ridgewood Summer Recreation Fund
This fund will be used in the future to benefit the summer recreation programs in the West Lafayettte area.
River View Schools Donor Advised Fund
This fund works alongside the River View Schools Scholarship Fund to provide money for other worthwhile endeavors within the school system, such as classroom equipment and educational trips. Distributions are made at the recommendation of this foundation’s distribution committee
Sacred Heart School Fund
Established in 2003 to provide funds for the operations of Sacred Heart School, distributions from the fund’s earnings may be requested by a committee designated by the school and approved by the Distribution Committee.
Seward and Edith Schooler Support Fund
Income from this endowment is to be used to pay the expense of operating and maintaining the Coshocton Foundation headquarters building which was also donated by the Schoolers. This frees regular Foundation funds for philanthropic community uses.
Simpson Family Donor Advised Fund
This fund was established by Robert E. and Juanita Simpson as an advised fund to benefit the general needs of the community. Grants from the fund are recommended by the family and approved by the Distribution Committee.
Skelton Family Fund
This fund was created by Joseph Skelton and his cousins Robert and James, all of whom are practicing attorneys at Pomerene, Burns & Skelton law offices. The donors take an active role in recommending distributions from the fund.
Mary F. Taylor Fund
Proceeds earned by this fund are to be divided between the Coshocton City/County Park District and the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum.
Ashton B. Conidi Thornsley Memorial Fund
This fund was established by Ashton's maternal grandparents following the six-year-old's death in an automobile accident two days before Christmas, 2008. The fund will benefit youth programs in Coshocton County.
Ben Tufford Memorial Advised Fund
The Last Will & Testament of Ben Tufford, an avid baseball fan, sponsor and coach, provided for the establishment of this fund, which will benefit the Coshocton Cherokees American Legion Baseball organization.
Trinity Episcopal Church Fund
A generous bequest from Joan Gross to her church led to the church's Vestry to create this fund. Designed to address any financial needs of the church, it has already greatly assisted in the replacement of the building's antiquated heating system.
Wayne and Flossie Van Dusen Fund
Created by a gift from the Van Dusens, annual distributions of the fund’s earnings will be made to the Coshocton County Animal Shelter, the Coshocton County Career Center, the Coshocton Salvation Army, and Health Services of Coshocton County (Hospice).
George Wesley and June R. Henglein Memorial Fund
A bequest from Wes Henglein established this fund, which may be used at the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Ralph D. and Judy Wisenburg Fund
Earnings from this fund may be used for philanthropic grants approved by the Distribution Committee.
WOSU/WOSE-FM Endowment Fund
Established to provide financial support for WOSE-FM, the Coshocton County affiliate of the Ohio State University’s classical music radio station, WOSU-FM. Earnings from the fund’s principal are issued at the request of the station’s advisory board and approved by the Distribution Committee.
(Some scholarships may not be awarded every year)
SnyderSTRONG Scholarship Fund
Pat and Stephanie Snyder created this fund in memory of their eight-month-old daughter Addy Anne who died in 2013 while awaiting a liver transplant. It will provide a minimum of one scholarship for a River View graduating senior who plans to enter any aspect of the medical field. Community support has been widespread for this fund.
Angel of Hope Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Graham Kendall by his family and friends, this fund provides a scholarship to a deserving senior who participated in the high school soccer program. Graham’s father, Gordon Kendall, is an active participant in the selection process.
Kenneth and Janice Bantum Scholarship Fund
Mrs. Bantum, who has been a widow for several years, created the fund to assist a graduating senior from Coshocton High School who plans to enter the field of education, as there were several teachers in her husband’s family. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2015.
Willard & Edna Baughman Scholarship Fund
This fund provides a four-year scholarship to a Coshocton High School student. Awards are made by a committee, and the recipient must maintain an acceptable grade point average to receive financial assistance each year of college
Kenneth F. Berry Memorial Adult Scholarship Fund
Honoring the memory of attorney and former state senator Ken Berry, this fund originally was set up to benefit graduating seniors. This fund now offers an annual $1,250 scholarship to a non-traditional (adult) student, regardless of college or field of study. A committee representing the Foundation and members of the community select the recipient each year. This is one of the few scholarships that is renewable for a second year if the recipient meets certain criteria.
Blue River Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by the late Ernest R. (Bob) and Louise Passow to award scholarships to students at Coshocton High School as well as Blue River and Hobart High Schools in Indiana, which the Passows attended.
Willard Breon Honorary Scholarship
The Breon Honorary Scholarship was established by the Coshocton Foundation Trustees to honor the long years of service of Bill Breon to the Foundation and to the community. Each of the county high schools receives this scholarship every year.
Beulah Brownfield Memorial Adult Scholarship Fund
Originally set up to benefit graduating seniors, this fund now offers an annual $1,000 scholarship to a non-traditional (adult) student, regardless of college or field of study. A committee representing the Foundation and members of the community select the recipient each year.
Fred G. Bullens Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to honor the memory of Fred Bullens, son of Coshocton Foundation Trustee Sally Bullens and her husband Ed. Fred, who passed away in 2010, was a long-time friend of the community and an avid athletic booster. The fund provides a $500 award to a student from one of the local high schools who participated in the school's wrestling or baseball program.
Dorothy & Michael Carey Scholarship Fund
A generous bequest of $100,000 in the will of Dorothy Lucille Ames Carey will provide two annual scholarships of up to $2,500 to graduating seniors of Coshocton and River View High Schools. The fund was established to honor the memory of Mrs. Carey, who died in 2007, and her son Michael, who predeceased her. Dorothy Carey, was an active member of the community whose desire it was to assist with the education of students with a financial need for assistance with college costs.
Carlson Scholars Fund
Created with a bequest of $1.6 million from the estate of Herbert and Jean Louis Carlson, this scholarship loan fund requires area graduates to pursue a teaching degree in math and/or science at the College of Wooster. Following graduation, the student is to return to the area to teach for at least three years. When all obligations are completed, the four-year scholarship loan will be forgiven in its entirety.
Patricia Roadruck Cheney Memorial Art Scholarship Fund
This fund was created in April, 2006, by the children of Ms. Cheney, who was the elementary school art teacher in the Coshocton City Schools for more than 35 years. It provides a $500 scholarship to a Coshocton High School graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in art or art education. The recipient is chosen on the basis of academic performance, art ability, letters of recommendation and community service.
Alice L. Clift Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund has been re-worked and now provides a two-year scholarship to a nursing student in the LPN to RN program at the Central Ohio Technical College Coshocton Campus.
Albert Cline Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created by Mr. Cline's sons, Albert and Dana, this award is provided to a graduating senior from Coshocton High School who intends to enter the field of journalism and/or communications.
Clodaugh Brenneman Cline Scholarship Fund
At the death of Clodaugh Brenneman Cline in April, 2001, her husband Al and her sons Albert and Dana established and endowed this fund to provide scholarships each year to one or more River View graduate who also attended Warsaw Elementary. This fund also awards a scholarship in memory of Albert Cline to a student who plans a career in journalism or communications.
Coshocton Bar Association Scholarship Fund
A scholarship fund established in memory of deceased members of the Coshocton Bar Association, this fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senor from each of the three county high schools. Contributions to the fund by bar association members and others, are encouraged.
Coshocton County Restaurant Association Scholarship Fund
This unique scholarship fund provides assistance for a Coshocton County Career Center student who intends to pursue higher education in the culinary arts. The recipient is selected by a committee which includes Bob Wilson and representatives of local restaurants.
Coshocton High School Alumni Scholarship
Formally established in 2016 as part of a reorganization of former Coshocton High School Foundation funds, this scholarship will be awarded to a worthy graduation senior of CHS.
Coshocton High School Class Funds
The Coshocton High Class of 1944 established the first scholarship fund to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Other CHS classes have followed suit. These classes and the intended use of their funds are:
- Class of 1943 --- Capital improvements commencing in 2043
- Class of 1944 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1953 --- Scholarship + Stewart Field - fund retired in 2016
- Class of 1954 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1955 --- Scholarship - fund retired
- Class of 1956 --- Scholarship - fund retired
- Class of 1957 --- Scholarship - fund retired
- Class of 1959 --- Scholarship - fund retired
- Class of 1960 --- Scholarship - fund retired
- Class of 1961 --- Scholarship - fund retired
- Class of 1962 --- Scholarship - fund retired
- Class of 1963 --- Scholarship - fund retired
- Class of 1964 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1965 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1966 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1967 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1968 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1968 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1971 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1973 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1974 --- Yet to be determined
- Class of 1975 --- Yet to be determined
- Class of 1977 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1979 --- Yet to be determined
- Class of 1990 --- Yet to be determined
- Class of 1991 --- Scholarship
- Class of 1997 --- Yet to be determined
Coshocton Area Jaycees Endowment Fund
With its first scholarship awarded in 2008, this fund was established by Denny Lowe and Tim Larr, who were members of the now disbanded local Jaycees organization, with the club treasury, which had been in an account at a local bank. Fund earnings will be used to provide a scholarship to a graduating senior at Coshocton High School.
Coshocton Lions Club Scholarship Fund
This fund provides a scholarship each year to a deserving Coshocton High School student. Usually, the award is given in the name of a deceased Lions Club member.
Eleanor Wade Custer Memorial Adult Scholarship Fund
Created earlier by Henry L. and M.D. Custer, originally was set up to benefit graduating seniors, this fund now offers an annual $1,000 scholarship to a non-traditional (adult) student, regardless of college or field of study. A committee representing the Foundation and members of the community select the recipient each year.
Norm Davitt Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created by Cindy Davitt and the Friends of the Coshocton County Drug Court to honor Cindy's husband, long-time public defender, Norm Davitt. Graduates of the Coshocton County Juvenile Drug Court who demonstrate promise and a vision for their future are chosen by the committee to receive the award to further their educational and vocational goals.
Carol A. Deeds Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Mrs. Deeds’ children to honor their mother’s memory, the intent of this fund is to provide a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from one of the county’s four secondary schools. The award rotates among schools.
Coshocton Women Educators Scholarship Fund
Formerly, the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, a group which promotes women in education, established this fund will offer an annual scholarship to a female graduating senior from one of the three county high schools.
Derewecki Science Grant
Created by Adam Derewecki, this scholarship will benefit students who intend to pursue a career in the "hard sciences," which are defined as engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology, earth science, environmental science.
Lyle and Dorothy Ehrenberg Scholarship Fund
Upon the passing of her husband, Mrs. Ehrenberg established this fund, which provides a scholarship to graduating seniors from all three local high schools.
Richard A. Frank Memorial Scholarship Fund
This is a one-year scholarship awarded to a graduate of one or more of the county high schools in memory of Rich Frank. Recipients are selected by members of Rich’s family and a committee.
Betty Jane Hawk Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created by Mrs. Hawk’s children to honor her memory and her principles, the fund provides a $500 scholarship to a sophomore English student at Ridgewood High School in order to encourage an early commitment to attend college. Mrs. Hawk’s children and a committee select the recipient.
Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Adult Scholarship Fund
Mrs. Hawthorne’s granddaughters, Juliet Norris Lacy and Christyn Norris Kurtz, established this fund in their grandmother’s memory. It provides an annual scholarship for an adult (or “non-traditional”) student.
Jones Metal Products Company Adult Scholarship Fund
Upon the 90th anniversary of Jones Metal Products in Coshocton County, the company established this scholarship which will benefit adult, "non-traditional" students in our community.
Leeanne Marie Hittle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Carlie Hittle and her brother Chad Gress established this fund in memory of Carlie's seven-month-old daughter Leeanne, who passed away in May, 2007. The fund offers at least one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from River View, Coshocton and/or Tri-Valley High School.
Robert A. and Mary J. Holehouse Fund
The family of Mr. and Mrs. Holehouse established this fund in memory of their parents in 2003. The fund is used to provide a minimum $500 one-year scholarship to a Coshocton High School graduating senior.
Irwin and Janet Grey Jennings Scholarship Fund
The Rev. Irwin Jennings and his wife Janet, graduates of Conesville and Plainfield High Schools respectively, as well as Muskingum University, established this fund to benefit graduating seniors who need financial assistance with their high education. The award rotates between River View and Ridgewood High Schools and preference is given to a student who plans to attend Muskingum.
Joseph W. Johnston Memorial Scholarship Fund
Earnings from this fund are used to provide scholarships to Coshocton High School students. Winners are selected by a committee of Coshocton High School teachers and administrators.
R.R. “Casey” and Mary Jones Scholarship Fund
Established by the Charles H. “Casey” Jones family in memory of Charles’ parents, this fund grants a one-year scholarship to a Coshocton County Career Center graduate.
Heather B. Kendall Memorial Scholarship Fund
Heather Kendall, who died in 2011, was a long-time educator of youngsters with special needs and an advocate for those with developmental disabilities. To that end, her family and friends established a scholarship to assist a graduating senior who either has a disability or plans to major in a field which assists those with disabilities.
Lady Bears’ Soccer Scholarship Fund
This fund was created to provide a one-year $500 scholarship to a graduating River View High School female senior who has been a member of the soccer team for four years. Recipients are determined by the team’s coat and the RVHS guidance staff.
Nicholas A. Lauvray Scholarship Fund
Following a near-fatal automobile crash in 2004, Nicholas Lauvray, a 2003 graduate of Coshocton High School and 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University, determined that “God still has something planned for me to do.” As a small part of being thankful for the life God has given him, Nicholas set up a scholarship to be given to a Christian swimmer or soccer player at Coshocton High School.
Shane Layland Memorial Fund
This fund honors the memory of the Coshocton County Career Center automotive student who was tragically killed in 2004. A $250 award, based on financial need, is made to a Career Center junior for the purpose of purchasing tools for the automotive class.
James A. Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund
A one-year scholarship to a Coshocton High School student is made possible through this fund. It was established by the family of the late James A. Lee, a long-time member of the Coshocton Foundation’s Distribution Committee.
Lincoln Elementary School P.T.O. Scholarship Award
As a method to honor alumni of Lincoln School, the P.T.O. has established this fund which awards two or more scholarship grants each year to graduating Coshocton School seniors who attended Lincoln Elementary School for at least three years. Members of the PTO are active participants in the scholarship selection.
Living Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was created in 1970 by the parents of three Ridgewood High School students, Michael Schlarb, Ward Carr and Jeff St. John, who were killed in a catastrophic automobile accident. The fund initially made loans to Ridgewood graduates for college expenses. As the fund grew through the years, the loans became scholarship grants. The fund has become a part of the Coshocton Foundation, but its board members are active in selecting the winners. The primary criteria for the awards are academic achievement and community involvement.
SSG Paul C. Mardis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established to honor the memory of Staff Sergeant Mardis, a native of Coshocton and a resident of Palmetto, Florida, who died as a result of injuries he received in the war in Iraq, this fund provides a one-year scholarship to a graduating senior from Coshocton High School and from Palmetto High Schools.
Keely Jo Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of an outstanding student athlete who tragically lost her life in an automobile accident shortly before her graduation from Coshocton High School. Scholarships may be awarded to graduating seniors at River View High School, Ridgewood High School and Coshocton High School.
Richard McCluggage Scholarship Fund
Established by the family and friends of long-time music teacher Richard McCluggage, this is a one-year scholarship warded for a student with a good academic records and a demonstrated devotion to music. The chairs of the music departments of the three local high schools participate in the selection of the recipient.
James J. and Jean McConnell Scholarship Fund
Earnings from this fund are used to provide a scholarship of at least $2,000 to a graduating senior from one of the three Coshocton County high schools and Tri-Valley. Awards are made by a committee including the McConnell family based upon need, academic performance, and extracurricular or community activities.
Nadine McFarland Scholarship Fund
Established by donations after the death of Mrs. McFarland, a long-time River View High School teacher, when given, this scholarship provides a one-year grant to a Review View graduating senior.
Dorren C. Miller Scholarship Fund
Mr. Miller was a retired line superintendent for Frontier Power and an active member of the West Lafayette Rotary Club. He was killed when hit by a car while crossing a street in West Lafayette. Established in his memory by his wife Catherine, this scholarship is awarded to a Ridgewood High School graduating senior.
Grace and Clarence Miller Scholarship Fund
Clarence Miller’s will provided for a fund specifically for scholarships in addition to the fund established for other educational projects. Initial funding was more than $1.4 million, bringing the Miller gifts to two Foundation funds to more than $2 million. Scholarships are available for either graduating senior or older adults who plan to attend either COTC or Muskingum University at the Central Ohio Technical College Coshocton Campus.
Kathleen R. and Kenneth Noble Fund
This fund provides a $1,000 annual scholarship to a female graduating senior from Coshocton, Ridgewood or River View High School. It was established by Kay Noble before her death to help a young woman in her life's journey.
The Dale R. & Lavonne Parkhill Scholarship Fund
Established by the Parkhills late in 2006, this scholarship was created by these long-time friends of the community to honor Don Rushing. The scholarship, which is a minimum of $500, is given to a River View graduating senior.
Walter H. Pomerene Fund
This fund provides a one-year scholarship each year to a Coshocton County Career Center graduating senior for advanced vocational training.
River View Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund
This is the first River View alumni class fund established at the Coshocton Foundation, and will be distributed upon the 50th anniversary of the class’ graduation.
Rainbow Scholarship Fund
Upon the closing of the Rainbow Children’s Center, its P.T.O. had a balance remaining in its treasury. It was the group’s decision to establish this fund, which will provide a $500 annual award to a graduating senior who attended Rainbow as a youth. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2017, which will be the first year for a student who attended Rainbow in 2010 to graduate from high school.
River View Schools Scholarship Fund
Early in 2002, a group was formed to provide a vehicle for soliciting and accepting contributions to fund scholarship for River View graduates and other educational projects. Recommendations for scholarships are made by this committee.
Harmon & Norma Robinson Scholarship Fund
Created by the Robinsons’ sons Gary and Larry in memory of their parents, this fund provides two scholarships annually. One is awarded to a graduating senior from the Coshocton County Career Center and the other is awarded to a graduating senior who is an active member of the Coshocton Nazarene Church.
Jack E. Saxton Memorial Basketball Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Kim Saxton and Rick Saxton in memory of Kim's husband and Rick's brother. Jack was a star basketball player at Coshocton High School, and a photograph of him detailing his sports accomplishments hangs in the school today. The family plans to raise funds for an ultimate goal of $10,000 for the fund, from which a $500 annual scholarship will be awarded to a Coshocton High School graduating senior who was part of the basketball program at the school.
Ruth A. Schooler Adult Education Fund
Scholarship grants from this fund shall be awarded to adults in Coshocton County and the area in and around the Village of Frazeysburg who desire to pursue their post-high school education in the furtherance of a career as a secretary, administrative assistant, chief of staff, or equivalent position. Scholarship applications are available at the Coshocton Foundation.
Francisco and Vener Sison Scholarship Fund
Andrew C. Sison, son of Dr. and Mrs. Sison, established this fund in honor of his parents. It provides for a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior of Coshocton High School who intends to enter the field of health care. Any of the more than 80 careers in the field of health care listed on the American Medical Association's website, are eligible to apply for this award.
Smith Memorial Fund
Established by Roma Smith Vance in memory of her husband Melvin and their daughter Mary Ann, this fund typically awards three $500 scholarships to students active in girls’ track, girls’ basketball and band at Coshocton High School. Mrs. Vance serves on the committee which selects award winners.
Josh Snyder Scholarship Fund
Josh Snyder was an avid sports fan and supporter of Coshocton High School athletic teams. Created by his parents in memory of their son, this fund provides a scholarship of at least $500 to be awarded to a Coshocton High School graduating senior.
Jean Bush Thompson Scholarship Fund
This fund will provide a scholarship for a Coshocton County high school graduate who wishes to pursue advanced education in the field of home economics. Selections are to be based more upon financial need than academic performance.
Jeffrey B. Westfall/Four Paws Friends Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in early 2008 this $500 award is made available to a student from any of the three local high schools or Career Center in memory of Jeffrey Westfall and his love for, and work with, the Coshocton County Animal Shelter.
Les and Dana Widder Scholarship Fund
Established through the generosity of Les, a retired River View music teacher and Dana, an RN, to reward two outstanding River View students planning to pursure a four year degree in the fields of nursing and either music education or music performance.