2019 scholarship applications available through foundation

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley announces 2019 scholarship applications are now available.

Applications are available online at www.cfov.org by clicking the scholarships tab. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley administers more than 70 scholarship funds. Last year, CFOV scholarship funds provided $328,314 in scholarship awards to 153 students throughout the Ohio Valley.

CFOV scholarship recipients attend schools in the region and beyond, including UCLA, Case Western Reserve and Indiana University.

“Community Foundation scholarships are as unique as the establishing donor,” explained Susie Nelson, CFOV executive director.

Scholarships managed by CFOV represent memorials for loved ones, an affinity for a particular major, attendance at a particular school/university, intended career path, financial need and even being a first-generation college student. While each application has specific instructions, the application period closes March 1 for most opportunities. Application review will then take place, and recipients will be informed of awards in May.

“Scholarships make a difference for local students as they prepare to take the next step in their educational journey,” Nelson noted. “Through the generosity of donors, we are able to provide a diverse and meaningful assortment of scholarships to help finance an education.

Students seeking scholarships are encouraged to visit the CFOV website to explore opportunities. Questions may be directed to CFOV at (304) 242-3144 or jess@cfov.org.

Since 1972, the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has connected donors who care with causes that matter by making grants to organizations working to improve the quality of life in the Upper Ohio Valley, according to Nelson.

With assets of more than $55 million, the foundation assisted in distributing more than $3.1 million in grants and scholarships during 2017-18.

“From strengthening community schools to assisting local arts programs, from building health centers to assisting victims of violence or natural disasters, the Community Foundation continues to enhance our region,” Nelson said.

For information, visit the foundation online at www.cfov.org.