AT&T Grant Brings Scholarships To The Region's Students
Article from the Zanesville Times Recorder
December 11, 2013
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NEW CONCORD — AT&T has invested $25,000 in the education of Appalachian Ohio youth through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Through a grant to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, AT&T’s support will fund post-secondary scholarships across the 32-county region and send high school students to leadership camp this coming summer.

B.J. Smith, director of external affairs at AT&T, presented Cara Dingus Brook and FAO Board Chair Joy Padgett with the $25,000 check at the Foundation’s annual Child of Appalachia Celebration at Muskingum University.

AT&T’s funding will support the Wayne White and Bob Evans Legacy Scholarship Fund. Established to honor both men’s contributions to encouraging continued academic endeavors after high school, the fund provides scholarships to students pursing post-secondary studies throughout the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. The White-Evans Scholarship serves to help all students realize they can pursue post-secondary education, regardless of financial situation.

Additionally, the grant will support students in gaining the leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful. Through support to the Foundation’s iBELIEVE Foundation Fund, scholarship support will enable high school student participation in the Ohio Association of Student Councils summer leadership camp.

For more information about the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the scholarships supported by AT&T, visit

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