Marietta Community Foundation announces the availability of scholarships for Washington County students. All scholarship applications can be found on the Foundation's website, www.mcfohio.org/scholarships. Eligibility restrictions are indicated for each scholarship.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, dedicated to investing in students' futures, we administer more than 30 scholarship funds. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $60,000 to area students.
The Faustena "Frosty" Haas Health Care Scholarship, created this year, was established by the Haas Family to honor the life of Frosty Haas. The scholarship is available to any post-secondary student studying health care; however, greater weight will be given to students studying direct patient care, oncology, nursing, radiology or chemotherapy. "We created this scholarship not only to honor the life of my mother, Frostena Haas, but to also honor those individuals taking care of her during her final days. We want to ensure that this area has an adequate supply of skilled health care professionals. This scholarship will provide area students with the education needed to become those high-quality professionals" David Haas commented.
The Foundation also offers the Marietta Community Foundation Economic Roundtable Scholarship, a collaborative effort with the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley, to offer a four-year scholarship to area students attending Marietta College.
Scholarships awarded through the Foundation assist area students with tuition, books, and supplies needed to complete their post-secondary education. One of last year's recipients, Shelby Newsad, commented, "This scholarship has helped me out so much! I was able to pay for all my books this semester with the money you so graciously gave me."