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Welcome to the Coshocton Foundation!


The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation met recently and awarded 7 grants totaling $33,226 to various community organizations. The grants awarded include:

  • $12,826 to Kids America, Inc. to assist in the purchase of new weight room equipment as part of a refurbishing project
  • $6,250 to Chili Crossroads Bible Church for (4) partial Chili Learning Center Dyslexia Scholarships with one-on-one tutoring materials for economically disadvantaged students
  • $4,500 to the United Way of Coshocton County, Inc. to provide for Crunch For Health Exercise Balls for Coshocton County 4th Graders
  • $3,150 to the Fatherhood Initiative to assist with Elementary School Breakfasts, and a second grant of
  • $3,000 to provide for a Literacy Project with an essay on Dads identified as Leaders in the Home
  • $2,000 to the Coshocton City Health Department to enable assistance in providing American Heart Association CPR classes to Coshocton County residents at a reasonable cost
  • $1,500 to River View Local School District to assist with the purchase of Reusable Materials for Molecular Modeling in the district, grades 7 – 12


Winners of four adult or “non-traditional student” scholarships have been announced by the Coshocton Foundation.

Renee Hardesty was awarded the $2,000 Jones Metal Products Company Scholarship. She is a student at Central Ohio Technical College, pursuing an Associate Degree in business administration. The Jones Metal award was created in 2013 to honor the 90th anniversary of the company.

Ursela Corbett was named winner of the Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Ursela is attending Marietta College’s Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program, with the goal of eventually providing primary care services to Coshocton County residents. The Hawthorne scholarship was established by Juliet Norris Lacy and Christyn Norris Kurtz in memory of their grandmother Ruby Hawthorne.

Jacob Bresciani was the winner of the Beulah Brownfield Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Jacob is a second year student in The Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry seeking a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. This award was established through the Last Will & Testament of Mrs. Brownfield, who died in 1977.

Marie Jungling 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 Illustration at the Columbus College of Art & Design. The award was created through the Will of Monford D. Custer to honor his daughter Eleanor, and was first awarded in 1981.

Adam Turner was announced as the winner of the two-year renewable $1,000 Kenneth Berry Memorial Scholarship in 2016. Adam is attending The Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry seeking his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. The award was created to honor the memory of long-time Coshocton attorney Kenneth Berry.

There were no applicants for the Ruth Schooler Memorial Scholarship, established by Miss Schooler’s family for a student who intends to enter the field of business.

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.


Caden William Croft of Coshocton was announced as the College of Wooster’s newest Carlson Scholar at River View High School’s awards assembly recently. He received his award in a special presentation from Mr. David Newberry-Yokley, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, the College of Wooster. Mr. Herbert E. Carlson and Mrs. Jean Louise Carlson created the original Carlson Scholarship Fund to encourage young people to attend the College of Wooster and to take courses in mathematics and/or the sciences and to return to the area to teach mathematics or science in our public schools. Caden is the first local student to be designated a Carlson Scholar since 2006.

Now known as the Carlson Scholarship Loan Program, the scholarship loan may be awarded to a graduating senior from Coshocton, Ridgewood or River View High Schools who has met the College of Wooster’s requirements and has been accepted for admission and who will be majoring in mathematics or science education with the intention of returning to Coshocton County to teach a minimum of three years. By doing so, the loan will be forgiven and paid in full.

The scholarship loan award amount takes into consideration other merit scholarships from the College and may vary by year, but for the 2017-2018 academic year the value is calculated to be $37,500. It was the intention of Mr. and Mrs. Carlson that the award constitute a “full ride” for area scholars; thus, the total value of the award will be at least $150,000 over four years.

The Coshocton Foundation was established in 1966 through the Will of Adolph Golden and has awarded millions of dollars in grants and scholarships to the community.

Pictured L-R are:  Mr. David Newberry-Yokley, Senior Associate Director of Admission, the College of Wooster; Carlson Scholar, Caden Croft, RVHS 2017; Bob Pell, Executive Director, the Coshocton Foundation; and Principal Chuck Rinkes, Riverview Local Schools


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. 


The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation met recently and awarded 12 grants totaling $48,000 to various community organizations. The grants awarded include:

  • $8,500 to Hopewell Industries, Inc. to assist in the purchase of a New Stove Unit for the Kitchen
  • $7,000 to the Licking County Health Department for a Dental Sealant Program in Coshocton County Schools
  • $6,000 to the River View Local School District to provide for supplies and materials for RVHS Senior Projects for the 2017-2018 school year
  • $5,000 to Ronald McDonald House to provide Nights of Rest for families from Coshocton County
  • $4,000 to Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to assist with providing JA Educational Programming in grades K-12 in Coshocton County
  • $4,000 to River View Local School District to assist with the purchase of Automatic External Defibrillators in the district
  • $4,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to provide support for two local children to attend MDA Summer Camp
  • $3,000 to the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, to provide support for Scout Day at Roscoe Village
  • $2,500 to the Muskingum Valley Council, BSA, to assist with improvements in the High Adventure Climbing Program at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
  • $2,000 to the Three Rivers Fire District to assist with the purchase of Marcs Portable, Mobile Radios for improved emergency communication capability county-wide

Two additional requests totaling $2,000 were also granted.


Kim Hayes of Coshocton has been appointed to the Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation by Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Batchelor.

Kim Hayes will fill the unexpired term of the retiring Rex Snyder, who served from 2011 to 2017. Upon completion of the current term, she will be eligible to be reappointed for one, five-year term.

“The Trustees and I are very pleased that Kim is willing to become involved in the Coshocton Foundation by serving on the Distribution Committee”, stated the Foundation’s Executive Director, Bob Pell, noting that her experience and skill set will serve her well on the committee, and that she is eager to contribute.

Kim, a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio moved to Coshocton in 1989 when her husband, Dr. Ed Hayes joined the A-1 Vet Care team. Kim received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Miami (Ohio) University and recently completed 21 years of employment with Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton County. In her role as administrative manager and assistant executive director, she had oversight of corporate compliance, human resources, OSHA training/compliance, education/orientation and policy development.

Kim and Ed have two sons, Matt and Colin, both graduates of River View High School.


The Coshocton Foundation has a subscription to Guidestar, which provides in-depth information about 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, including current exempt status (or lack thereof), information from IRS Form 990, etc.  Anyone who is seeking information on the status of a non-profit organization may call the Foundation at 740-622-0010 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request this information.  We would be glad to look it up for you!


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. 

Thank you! 

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