In the fall of 2007, the Scioto Foundation established the University College Access Network to help ensure that every student in Scioto County can afford to attend college. The Scioto Foundation pledged a one to one match for up to $10,000 per year. If we could raise $10,000 per year for five years with their match we would have a $100,000 endowment from which to draw returns for an annual scholarship. Mr. Henry Oberling and his wife, Anne generously decided to fund the entire UCAN endowment, pledging $10,000 per year for five years. By establishing this endowment fund they are ensuring that our students have the resources they need to help fund a college education. We are very grateful for this gift and the commitment to our schools it represents. At graduation ceremonies on May 24th, Mr. Oberling and his daughter Beth Oberling Haney presented the UCAN/Oberling Family Scholarship in the amount of $1,901.00 to Emmaly Baker, Andy Bazler and Colin Haskins. Emmaly, the daughter of Shane and Michelle Baker is planning on attending Otterbein University and majoring in chemistry and biology. Andy, the son of Tony and Barb Bazler will attend the University of Dayton, majoring in mechanical engineering. Colin, the son of Michael and Melissa Haskins, will attend The Ohio State University and study Pre-Med.
Pictured left to right are UCAN recipients Emmaly Baker, Colin Haskins, Mr. Henry Oberling, Beth Oberling Haney and UCAN recipient Andy Bazler.