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Appalachian Scholarship information session scheduled at Ohio University-Zanesville

ATHENS, Ohio (March 14, 2006) -- Seniors who are graduating from a high school located in one of Ohio's 29 Appalachian counties are eligible to apply for the Ohio University Appalachian Scholarship. Ohio's Appalachian counties in Ohio University-Zanesville's service area include Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble and Perry counties.

The $10,000 per year scholarship will be awarded to a beginning freshman from each of the regional campuses of Ohio University and is renewable for up to four years. Eligible students must have an ACT composite score of 17 or greater, a 2.5 grade point average or be in the top 40 percent of his or her graduating class, be involved in a college preparation or college technical preparation curriculum and be motivated to succeed. In addition, the student is required to have a maximum estimated family contribution of $8000 toward the student's education.

Ohio University-Zanesville will host an open house to discuss the details and requirements for eligibility for the scholarship. The open house will be held on the campus, located at 1425 Newark Road, on Thursday, March 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium.

The open house is free and open to parents and their high school seniors who are interested in attending Ohio University and who meet the above criteria. For more information or to reserve a spot at the information session, please contact the Office of Student Services at (740) 588-1439.

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Media Contact: Grants and Special Project Coordinator Christine Shaw, (740)588-1565 or shaw@ohio.edu

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