“I am both humbled and grateful that someone I have never met would be willing to invest in my future.”
These words from a recipient of a Licking County Foundation scholarship are recent – but the sentiment is timeless. Since 1968, generous donors have created scholarships and invested in the hopes and dreams of young people seeking to advance their education or training and expand career options.
Donors who create a scholarship fund are creating a path to the future – and visionary donors know that path isn’t the same for everyone. High school seniors, current college students, and adults thinking of returning to school all can apply. Support is available not just for two and four-year degree programs, but for skilled trades, technical certifications, training courses, and graduate school.
The 2022 Scholarship Program, accepting applications through January 24, 2022, features more than 80 opportunities. New scholarships offered for the first time celebrate the diverse interests and needs of students in our community. The Diane Kay Martin Memorial Scholarship, established by her family, honors the late teacher’s love of the arts. The Chief Jim Glover Scholarship includes a training grant option to help first responders with specific skills. The Robert D. and Janet Schultz Jones Scholarship provides support to graduating Newark High School seniors. And the Marcia W. Downes Scholarship for A Call To College will help students who participate in A Call To College to access support for continuing their education.
If you’re inspired to help create a path for someone’s future through a Licking County Foundation scholarship fund in honor or memory of someone, to celebrate a milestone, or to highlight student interests or career goals, contact Donor Services Officer, Jennie Dawes.