Business Advisory Council kicks off Integrity Scholarships campaign

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The Clinton County Business Advisory Council (BAC), under stewardship of the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, is pleased to announce its campaign for donations for its 2019 Integrity Scholarships for graduating high school seniors in Clinton County.

Due to the generosity of many Clinton County businesses, eight students of the graduating class of 2017-2018 each received a Business Advisory Council scholarship in the amount of $750 to help with their career preparation expenses during the 2018-2019 school year.

Recipients of last year’s scholarships included Brant Bandow from Blanchester High School, Noah Brausch and Hailey Stinchcomb from Clinton-Massie High School, Shelby Williams from East Clinton High School, and Ridgeden Beam, Sophia Reed, Colton Smith, and Matthew Smith from Wilmington High School.

First begun in 1998, the Business Advisory Council has supported Clinton County students with 142 scholarships totaling $70,450 over the last 20 years.

Area businesses, both small and large, are invited to help make this scholarship possible for members of the high school graduating class of 2019. BAC scholarship recipients are selected based on the applicant’s virtues, including ethics, behaviors, attitude, ambition, and academic promise.

Seniors from the county’s four public high schools and homeschool students are eligible to apply. The awards may be used for college expenses, technical courses, and special licenses to help start a rewarding career.

The Integrity Scholarships help to make the cost of post-secondary education more affordable while also helping to grow the future workforce for area businesses. The Clinton County Foundation administers the scholarship fund.

The generosity of the following businesses and individuals in Clinton County helped to make last year’s scholarships possible: Air Transport Services Group, Inc., Allen Color Craft, American Equipment Service, Inc., BDK Feed and Supply, LLC, Bush Auto Place, David Chesnut, D.D.S., Clinton Memorial Hospital, Croghan AutoCare, LTD, Curless Printing Company, D&E Equipment, EMSAR, Inc., First National Bank of Blanchester, Grove Tire & Service, McCarty Gardens, LLC, Melvin Stone Company, Naylor’s Furniture, Inc., New Sabina Industries, Inc., Peelle Law Offices, L.P.A., Smith-Feike-Minton, Inc., Phil & Vicki Snow, South Central Ohio OB GYN, Inc., and Thomas Wood Paving, Inc.

Clinton County business or individuals are encouraged to join this year’s scholarship campaign by submitting a check made payable to “The Clinton County Foundation” and mailed to: Southern Ohio ESC, 3321 Airborne Road, Wilmington, OH 45177.

All donations to the scholarship fund are tax deductible. Scholarship donations should be made by March 15, 2019.

Please contact Stephanie Huber at 937-382-6921 or [email protected] with any questions about participating in the 2019 BAC Integrity Scholarship Campaign.

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