Students throughout Appalachian Ohio are getting ready to take the next step in their education, and scholarships are a vital part of pursuing post-secondary education. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is pleased to once again accept scholarship applications to scholarship funds at FAO.

Detailed information regarding eligibility and application guidelines, as well as applications, can be found on the Foundation’s website, The deadline for applications to be postmarked or emailed is Friday, March 15.

The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships targeted toward students from different counties and with various interests and areas of study. Students can identify one or multiple scholarships suited to their educational plans.

All information on scholarship opportunities, guidelines, eligibility and how to apply can be found on FAO’s scholarships page. Completed applications and all accompanying materials must be emailed to, or mailed with postmark on or before March 15 to the Foundation’s office at P.O. Box 456, Nelsonville 45764.

Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio offers scholarships to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. In 2018, 250 Appalachian Ohio students were awarded over $450,000 in scholarships from over 280 donor-established scholarship funds at FAO. For more information about how to grow scholarship resources for the region’s students, please visit or call (740) 753-1111.

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit