GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE
The deadline for grant applications for the next meeting of the Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation is Friday, September 4, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Community organizations with a 501(c)(3) IRS non-profit designation and schools may submit grant applications for consideration by the committee, which will have their last meeting of the fiscal year on September 11.
Instructions for applying organizations and a grant application may be found at www.coshoctonfoundation.org or by calling (740) 622-0010.
Completed applications may be sent to the Coshocton Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Coshocton, OH 43812, or brought to the Coshocton Foundation office at 220 S. Fourth St.
ADULT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Winners of five adult or “non-traditional student” scholarships have been announced by the Coshocton Foundation.
Tabitha Christmas was awarded the $2,000 Jones Metal Products Company Scholarship. She is a student at Central Ohio Technical College, pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing. The Jones Metal award was created in 2013 to honor the 90th anniversary of the company.
Diane Jones was named winner of the Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Diane will be attending Ohio Dominican University seeking a Master of Arts in English. The Hawthorne scholarship was established by Juliet Norris Lacy and Christyn Norris Kurtz in memory of their grandmother Ruby Hawthorne.
Heather Spinks was the winner of the Beulah Brownfield Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Heather is a student at COTC pursuing an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. This award was established through the Last Will & Testament of Mrs. Brownfield, who died in 1977.
Renee Hardesty was awarded the $1,000 Ruth Schooler Memorial Scholarship, established by Miss Schooler’s family for a student who intends to enter the field of business. Renee attends COTC in pursuit of an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.
Casey Brown was named winner of the Eleanor Wade Custer Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. She is a pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Business Management from Franklin University. The award was created through the Will of Monford D. Custer to honor his daughter Eleanor, and was first awarded in 1981.
Ursula Corbett was a previous winner of the two-year renewable $1,000 Kenneth Berry Memorial Scholarship. Ursula is a student at Marietta College studying health sciences. The award was created to honor the memory of long-time Coshocton attorney Kenneth Berry and will be available for applications in 2016.
In addition to these awards, the Coshocton Foundation grants 34 adult scholarships in the amount of $1,750 each through the Clarence and Grace Miller Fund to students at the Coshocton Campus of Central Ohio Technical College. Also, two scholarships in the amount of $1,750 each are offered to students in the master’s program at the Coshocton Campus of Muskingum University.
On the high school level, the Coshocton Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships annually to graduating seniors of the local high schools.
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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