ADULT SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED
It is the season for Coshocton Foundation scholarships for adult, non-traditional (age 21 and older) scholarships. Click HERE or on the tab in the left menu above titled “Scholarship Applications” for information and applications. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
NEW INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Art Saylor, President and Registered Representative of Home Loan Financial Services, has joined the Investment committee at the Coshocton Foundation
Art has been at Home Loan since July of 2008. He resides in Fresno with his wife of 25 years, Melissa. They have 3 sons; Josh, Chris, and Matthew. He graduated from Ridgewood High School and attended The Ohio State University.
He has been involved with Coshocton County Youth Leadership for 11 years, has served as a member and past board president of Leadership Coshocton County. He has volunteered in various booster clubs at Ridgewood including; football, basketball, cross country, and track. He is currently serving on the CCCC levy committee. In his spare time, he enjoys attending auctions and traveling.
The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation met recently and awarded grants totaling $121,784 to various community organizations. The grants include:
- $25,000 to Coshocton High School Unified Boosters for sythetic turf at Stewart Field
- $25,000 to Our Town Coshocton for startup costs, research and consulting services and training
- $25,000 to Pomerene Center for the Arts for artPARK
- $12,500 to Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America for 2-hunter cabins for 4-8 persons for year-round use
- $10,000 to Coshocton Community Housing, Inc. for sprinkler system at new DD residence
- $5,000 to Coshocton City Schools for May choir trips to Wright-Patterson AFB, NC and SC
- $5,000 to Coshocton High School Unified Boosters for new permanent wrestling mats - Coshocton High School
- $3,500 to Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America for rental of 12-passenger van
- $3,000 to St. John's United Church for personal care and household items for the needy
- $2,960 to River View Local Schools for equipment and supplies for "6th Grade Camp"
- $2,000 to River View Music Boosters, Inc. for River View music program financial aid fund
- $1,824 to Roscoe Village Foundation for Historic Roscoe Village Information Kiosk
- $1,000 to Coshocton County Job & Family Services for family expression through art project
HOW DO I CLAIM MY SCHOLARSHIP MONEY?
The Coshocton Foundation recently awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in area schoos. If you have won a Coshocton Foundation scholarship, you will need to submit to the Coshocton Foundation a copy of your billing statement from your college or university. A Summary of Account is NOT sufficient. Nor is anything entitled "Estimated" acceptable, and the listing of scholarships and grants received will not work either. The billing statement should be available on your unversity's website, where you log in to get your other information.
The billing statement must show the amount owed for tuition, fees, room and board, etc. It should also show any other grants or loans you may have. The billing statement must reflect that you owe money. If you have a credit balance, the Coshocton Foundation cannot issue a check. All checks will be made out and sent to your college or university. No checks will be written to individuals. (We are not trying to be difficult -- these are the rules by which we must abide!)
Your billing statement may be mailed to the Coshocton Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Coshocton, Ohio, 43812 or may be dropped off at the office at 220 S. Fourth St., Coshocton. It also may be faxed to 740-622-1660. Please include a telephone number where we can contact you if we have any questions. If you will not need to use your scholarship during your first year of college, please advise us when you expect to submit a billing statement for payment.
ATTENTION SCHOOLS SEEKING GRANTS
Due to changes in IRS regulations, all grants from elementary, middle and high schools need to be made through the appropriate school district. In other words, where the application says "Name of Applying Organization," the school district itself must be listed. The contact person may be listed as the actual individual representing the elementary, etc. school, with the person's contact information. The grant application should also be made clear what school and program the grant is for. Also, the EIN of the school district needs to be reflected on the application. If you have questions, please contact the Foundation.
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