Lancaster – Students with an interest in business or nursing have a new scholarship to apply for at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus or Pickerington Center. The John and Cindi Morehead Scholarship for Ohio University Lancaster will help students pursuing a degree in those areas.
"John and Cindi Morehead are both passionate about education and the Fairfield County community," said Lancaster Campus Development Director Mandi Custer. "As small business owners, they chose to channel their passion into a gift that will help future business and healthcare leaders."
"Ohio University Lancaster enabled me to attend this quality and fully-accredited college, while working full time and raising my young family," said John Morehead. "I graduated in 1971. With my degree, initial doors were opened. I grew from accounting clerk, to supervisor, to manager, to vice president, to president, while working for several corporations."
The Moreheads now own a business called Home Helpers. The company specializes in home care services.
"Home Helpers started with just the two of us and now there are more than 80 employees," said John Morehead. "I certainly have a blessed life. I owe a huge 'thank you' to Ohio University Lancaster."
Students are eligible for the scholarship if they are attending the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center, are enrolled at least part time and are pursuing a degree in Applied Management, Nursing or a related field. They must have graduated from a high school in Fairfield County or a high school in a contiguous county. Preference will be given to students who are employed at least part time.
"Scholarships help our students transform their lives," said Lancaster Campus Dean Jim Smith. "The campus truly appreciates the Morehead's gift and we know that it will help our students grow and end up transforming our community."
The gift supports The Promise Lives Campaign. The Campaign is a $450 million fundraising initiative at Ohio University to support scholarships, faculty, the student experience, facilities, and community outreach. So far the Campaign has raised more than $430 million in support of these priorities. The Campaign ends in June, 2015.
On the Lancaster Campus, funds are being raised to support scholarships, arts and culture, facilities and future endeavors through planned giving.
Ohio University's Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center are a critical gateway to education and opportunity for students and the community. Fourteen associate's degree programs and nine bachelor's degree majors are offered, along with four master's degree programs at the Pickerington Center. The Lancaster Campus has experienced tremendous progress since its founding in 1956 and continues to provide a high quality university education within a small-college setting at an affordable price. Ohio University regional campuses create the opportunity for students to imagine unlimited possibilities because Ohio University inspires students to transform themselves and their community.
To learn more about The Promise Lives Campaign or to make a donation to the Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center, contact Mandi Custer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-654-6711 ext. 234.