Non-traditional students earn scholarships

| July 13, 2021

While winners of three adult or “non-traditional student” scholarships have been announced by the Coshocton Foundation, the application deadline has been extended for the $2,000 Jones Metal Products Adult Legacy Scholarship for Coshocton County residents attending COTC. Applicants should check the Coshocton Foundation’s website for details.

Taylor Ireland was named winner of the Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Ireland is attending Kent State University, seeking a bachelor’s in middle childhood education. The Hawthorne scholarship was established by Juliet Norris Lacy and Christyn Norris Kurtz in memory of their grandmother Ruby Hawthorne. Lacy and Kurtz assist in selecting a winner each year.

Warren Cox was the winner of the Beulah Brownfield Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Cox will be attending Zane State College, entering the physical therapy assistant program. This award was established through the Last Will & Testament of Mrs. Brownfield, who died in 1977.

Jesse Vandenbark was named winner of the Eleanor Wade Custer Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Vandenbark is a student at the Mount Carmel College of Nursing, pursuing a bachelor’s in nursing through their fast-track program. The award was created through the Will of Monford D. Custer to honor his daughter Eleanor and was first awarded in 1981.

Kelly Bratton was previously announced as the winner of the two-year renewable $1,000 Kenneth Berry Memorial Scholarship. Bratton continues to attend Capital University Law School in pursuit of the Doctor of Jurisprudence. The award was created to honor the memory of long-time Coshocton attorney Kenneth Berry and will again be awarded in 2022.

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

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.

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