Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announces Additional Scholarship Opportunity for Buckeye Trail and Monroe Central High School Students

Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announced the creation of the Jeff Cox and Jane Schumacher Cox Scholarship, a new scholarship opportunity focused on supporting the pursuit of post-secondary education for students from Buckeye Trail High School and Monroe Central High School. Additional information regarding the scholarships, eligibility, and application guidelines can be found on FAO’s website at The application deadline is March 31, 2012.

Established by Jeff Cox and Jane Schumacher Cox, the scholarship will this year support one student from Buckeye Trail High School and one student from Monroe Central High School who demonstrate outstanding character, academic excellence, and involvement with extracurricular activities. With fond memories of their educations and extracurricular activities at their schools, Jeff and Jane established this post-secondary scholarship to help others pursue their dreams of higher education.

Jeff Cox is a 1979 graduate of Buckeye Trail High School and a 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University. He completed his MBA degree in Finance from Wright State University in 1986. Jane Schumacher Cox is a 1981 graduate of Woodsfield High School and a 1985 graduate of The Ohio State University.

“The Foundation welcomes this new scholarship into our family of funds supporting the region’s students,” said Cara Dingus Brook, the Foundation’s president and CEO. “FAO is always privileged to assist donors like Jeff and Jane who wish to create a legacy honoring their educational experiences by creating opportunities for others.”

The Jeff Cox and Jane Schumacher Cox Scholarship joins many other post-secondary scholarship opportunities also available through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Additional information on scholarship opportunities, guidelines, and application forms can be found on FAO’s website. Completed applications and all accompanying materials must be postmarked by March 31, 2012 and sent to the Foundation’s office at P.O. Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio offers scholarships to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. For more information about how you too can contribute to scholarship resources and grow opportunities for the region’s students, visit or call 740-753-1111.