The winners of three adult or “non-traditional student” scholarships have been announced by the Coshocton Foundation.
Leah Weimer was named the winner of the Jones Metal Products Company Adult Legacy Scholarship for Coshocton County residents attending Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in the amount of $2,000. Leah is attending COTC’s Coshocton Campus where she is majoring in Nursing.
Kayla Cowden was named winner of the Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Kayla will be attending Ohio University, seeking a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management. The Hawthorne scholarship was established by Juliet Norris Lacy and Christyn Norris Kurtz in memory of their grandmother Ruby Hawthorne. Ms. Lacy and Ms. Kurtz assist in the selection of a winner each year.
Elizabeth Porteus was the winner of the Beulah Brownfield Memorial Adult Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Liz is continuing her pursuit of a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. This award was established through the Last Will & Testament of Mrs. Brownfield, who died in 1977.
There were no qualified applicants for the Ruth Schooler Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The Ruth Schooler Memorial Scholarship was established by Miss Schooler’s family for a student intending to enter the field of business.
Alyssa Haines was named the 2022 winner of the two-year renewable $1,000 Kenneth Berry Memorial Scholarship. Alyssa is attending Ohio University Zanesville in pursuit of an Associate’s degree in Nursing. The award, which was created to honor the memory of long-time Coshocton attorney Kenneth Berry, will again be offered in 2024.
In addition to these awards, the Coshocton Foundation is partnering with Central Ohio Technical College in the Coshocton Promise program, guaranteeing qualifying first-degree seeking Coshocton County residents free tuition through the Clarence and Grace Miller Scholarship Fund. On the high school level, the Coshocton Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships annually to graduating seniors of the area local high schools.