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CFOV Awards Scholarships

More than $200,000 in Scholarships Awarded to 147 Ohio Valley Students for 2017-18 Academic Year

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley held an ice cream social to honor awardees and thank donors.  The gathering served as an opportunity for donors to meet the students who were awarded their scholarships and celebrate their success.  It also allowed scholarship awardees to thank donors for their generosity.  WesBanco graciously sponsored the event.

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley administers over 60 scholarship funds for a variety of opportunities.  This year, the CFOV will make more than $200,000 in scholarship awards to 147 students throughout the Upper Ohio Valley, representing 37 area high schools and colleges.  Scholarship awards range from $250 to $27,014 and many are renewable, which extends the impact of such gifts.

Community Foundation scholarships are as unique as the individual donor.  Scholarships managed by CFOV represent memorials for loved ones, an affinity for a particular major, school/university, intended career path, financial need and even being a first-generation college student.

“Scholarships are a great way to support young people in our communities as they continue their education whether that be at a four-year institution or one of the many technical, trade or community colleges,” said Susie Nelson, executive director of the Community Foundation.  “The more opportunities there are for scholarships, the more likely students are to complete their education and increase their chances of finding quality work in a field that means something to them.”

“Many people in our region are looking for ways to give back to their community through some type of philanthropic endeavor and scholarship funds are just one of several different ways of doing that through a community foundation,” said Nelson.

Applications for 2018 scholarships will be available December 1.  For more information about scholarship opportunities, please call 304-242-3144 or email

2017 CFOV Scholarship Recipients

Aaron Davies Memorial Scholarship
Levi Mikula, Weir High School

AAUW Beulah Boyd Scholarship
Adam Davis, West Liberty University
Bailey Filben, West Virginia University
Abbey Griffith, West Liberty University
Lydia Holmstrand, University of Pittsburgh
Timothy Jacob, Wheeling Jesuit University
Sarah Jones, West Liberty University
Maclaine Murad, Bethany College
Taylor Price, Ohio University Eastern
Cheyanne Reinbeau, Bethany College
Luke Saseen, Hood College
Rhett Schodzinski, Ohio University
Ashley Trouten, Wheeling Jesuit University

Barnesville High School Class of 1979 Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Mallory Christman, University of California Los Angeles

Beulah Meyer Scholarship
Megan Apesos, Weir High School
Austin Grant, Weirton Madonna High School

Bradley A. Miller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Caitlin Corley, John Marshall High School
Jordan Johnson, West Virginia University

Buzz Rocchio Award
Nicholas DeLancey, Brooke High School

Carl Rollyn “Pop” & Grace B. Sullivan Scholarship
Jessica Butcher, Ritchie County High School

Cochrane-Moneske-O’Brien Scholarship
Malory VanScyoc, John Marshall High School
Madison Carroll, West Virginia University
Alex Whorton, West Virginia University
Collin Stipetich, John Marshall High School

Deever Family Scholarship
Alexa Robinson, St. Clairsville High School
Luke Slavik, Ohio State University

Donivon E. Adams Memorial Scholarship
Shayla Griffey, Tyler Consolidated High School

Dr. Jim Mills Memorial Scholarship
Kandisi Anyabwile, Steubenville High School
Rachael Cline, Edison High School

Edwin “Bud” Weigle Memorial Trade School Scholarship
Jeremy Lancaster, West Virginia University Parkersburg

Former Martins Ferry Rotary Club Scholarship
Josie McAninch, Martins Ferry High School

Frances & Stephen Pritchard Scholarship
William Tallman, Tyler Consolidated High School

Frank Ferguson Memorial Scholarship
Gabriella Velegol, Brooke High School

Fraternal Order of Police Association Scholarship
Amanda Drahos, Wheeling Park High School
Haley Flick, Wheeling Park High School
Kiersten Nolan, West Virginia University

Gene DeProsperis Scholarship
Hannah Mozingo, Wheeling Central Catholic High School

George Zatezalo Memorial Scholarship
Justin Roberts, Weir High School

Glenda K. Follett Memorial Scholarship
Rachel Baker, Valley High School

Helen Biery Memorial Scholarship
Caroline Humphrey, Wheeling Park High School

Howard Corcoran Memorial Scholarship
Marques McHaffie, Oak Glen High School

Jack & Mary Burgbacher Carpenter Scholarship
Trent Smith, Tyler Consolidated High School

Jan Mayhew Graham Scholarship
Brooke Alexander, Oak Glen High School
Savanah Bailey, Marshall University
Abigail Douglass, Weir High School
Jillian Holgate, Marshall University

Jerome B. Schmitt Memorial Scholarship
Jonathan Howard, Wheeling Central Catholic High School

John & Becky Wright 1st Generation Scholarship
Alexis Jenkins, Tyler Consolidated High School

John & Norma Miller-Daffin Educators’ Scholarship
Maclaine Murad, Bethany College

John H. & Dorothy M. Zmavec Scholarship
Kelly McCardle, Wheeling Park High School

John Marshall High School Scholarships
Asya Carney, John Marshall High School
Kendrick Dobbs, John Marshall High School
Shaun Hancher, John Marshall High School (2)
Kylie Harrison, John Marshall High School
Jacob Nelson, John Marshall High School
Kailey Pettit, John Marshall High School
Brandi Powell, John Marshall High School (2)
Visakha Turner, John Marshall High School
Malory VanScyoc, John Marshall High School
Paige Wallace, John Marshall High School
Catherine Whorton, John Marshall High School

John Racer Athletic Scholarship
Macy Long, Tyler Consolidated High School

Joseph & Virginia Mull Memorial Scholarship
Alex Madzia, St. Clairsville High School

Joseph M. & Annale R. Wells Scholarship
Anntwinette Fox, Hundred High School

Joy Cox Memorial Scholarship
Sydney Derrow, Wheeling Park High School

Kathleen Simmons Batalion Memorial Scholarship
Ali Cooper, Tyler Consolidated High School
Devann McCoy, Tyler Consolidated High School

Ken Dennis Scholarship
Alyssa Kalinski, Martins Ferry High School
Sophia Koucoumaris, Martins Ferry High School
Cade Lloyd, Martins Ferry High School
Josie McAninch, Martins Ferry High School
Shane Schuster, Martins Ferry High School
Mark Douglas, Ohio State University
Tara Fogle, West Virginia University
Kristine Hotlosz, West Virginia University
Lucas Lloyd, Muskingum University
Cody Stalder, Ohio State University

Leon Berze Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Barnhart, Buckeye Local High School

Leora & Mildred Larue Memorial Scholarship
Marlo Lively, Preston High School
Seneca Manko, Preston High School
Michael Parsons, Preston High School

Lisa Cockayne Memorial Scholarship
Abbey Bauer, John Marshall High School
Bethany Booth, Wheeling Jesuit University
Kristen Frohnapfel, West Virginia University

Messino-Wehrheim Scholarship
Malory VanScyoc, John Marshall High School

Mike G. Dotson Memorial Scholarship
Madison West, Tyler Consolidated High School

Elizabeth Elbin Memorial Scholarship
Sarah Allen, Cameron High School
Jasmine Jasenec, Cameron High School
Cheyenne Meeks, Cameron High School
Angelica Starcovic, Cameron High School
Skylar Canas, West Virginia University
Alyssa Ebert, West Liberty University
Morgan Goode, West Virginia University
Christopher Gouldsberry, Marshall University
Tiana Knowlton, West Liberty University
Cara Martin, Fairmont State University
Derek Martin, Kenyon College
Sara Quigley, Fairmont State University
Bradon Stern, Warner University

Ohio County Bar Association Scholarship
Emma Blair, Wheeling Park High School
Jonathan Howard, Wheeling Central Catholic High School
Hannah Petronek, Wheeling Park High School

Orrick, Herrington, Sutcliffe GOC Scholarship
Jonathan Howard, Wheeling Central Catholic High School
Jaren Straughn, Wheeling Central Catholic High School

Pat Bland Memorial Scholarship
Devann Fox, Magnolia High School

Patrick Clutter Memorial Scholarship
Samantha Force, Wheeling Park High School

Patrick Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Emil Capito, Wheeling Central Catholic High School

Polish American Patriot Club Scholarship
Ryan Gossett, Wheeling Central Catholic High School
Daniel Gross, St. Clairsville High School
Alex Madzia, St. Clairsville High School
Rhett Schodzinski, Wheeling Park High School
Megan Stanford, Wheeling Park High School
Jaren Straughn, Wheeling Central Catholic High School

Rachael Worby Scholarship
Shaun Hancher, John Marshall High School

Richard Heagin Memorial Scholarship
Logan Krinock, Edison High School
Brock Williams, Belmont College

Ruth & William Gilligan Memorial Scholarship
Megan Miller, Tyler Consolidated High School

Sylvia Archer Scholarship sponsored by the Sistersville Lions Club
Brittany Weekley, West Virginia University
Sarah Nething, West Virginia University

Tikkun Olam Scholarship of Temple Beth Israel of Steubenville
Austen Duggan, Steubenville High School
Amberle Orlando, Indian Creek High School
Kali Potock, Weir High School
Eden Rice, Brooke High School

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church South Wheeling Scholarship
Adam Craig, Wheeling Park High School
Taylor Jasko, West Liberty University
Alison Craig, West Liberty University
Maxwell Steinman, West Virginia University

Tyler County Athletic Boosters Scholarship
Trent Smith, Tyler Consolidated High School
Madison West, Tyler Consolidated High School

Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Scholarship
Gianna Antinone, Weirton Madonna High School
Mary Babinchak, Weir High School
Emily Bernardini, Brooke High School
Emma Blair, Wheeling Park High School
Brock DeCoy, St. John Central
Cade Lloyd, Martins Ferry High School
Maria Lombardi, Brooke High School
Brice Lucas, Wheeling Park High School
Natalie Mastroianni, Steubenville Catholic Central High School
Sara McDonald, Steubenville High School

W. Thornley Hunt Memorial Scholarship
Sarah Heidelbach, St. Clairsville High School
Alex Madzia, St. Clairsville High School

Wheeling Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 12 Scholarship
Samantha Shipley, Speiro Academy
Zachary Torbett, Wheeling Park High School