Nelsonville, OH – Robert Madden of Portsmouth has received a Wayne F. White and Bob Evans Scholarship award for the 2014-2015 academic year. Madden is a graduate of Clay High School; he plans to attend Shawnee State University to pursue a degree in computer engineering. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) awarded 103 scholarships this year, totaling $151,000 in post-secondary support to the region’s students.
The Wayne F. White and Bob Evans Legacy Scholarship was established by family and friends of the two men, including Bob’s wife Jewel Evans (both she and her husband Bob founded the original Wayne White Scholarship) to honor the legacy and commitment these two friends had to the Appalachian Ohio region. Both passionate about education and champions of the region, White and Evans were committed to ensuring finances were not a barrier to the ability of the region’s youth to access post-secondary opportunities.
“We’re inspired to see so many students pursuing education,” said FAO President and CEO Cara Dingus Brook. “The Foundation feels lucky to partner with our donors in helping these students reach their goals and in growing the educational opportunities needed for an Appalachian Ohio full of possibility.”
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. FAO is honored to partner with our donor-established scholarship funds in both supporting the continued educational pursuits of the region’s students and honoring the legacy and story behind each fund.
Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio offers scholarships to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. Available through donor-established funds within the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, many honoring the legacy of a friend or loved one, scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process.
More information regarding FAO’s scholarships and a full list of the 2014 recipients can be found on FAO’s website, www.AppalachianOhio.org.