ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The Muskingum County Community Foundation has book scholarships available to some area high school students with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Foundation staff says they’ve already notified high school guidance counselors at local districts about the scholarship, which funds books.
“The scholarship has been around for several years. It was started by Martin Luther King Fund here at Scholarship Central, under Kathy Brantley, who has been in charge of it ever since it started. It is part of the Martin Luther King, Junior breakfast that takes place every January on Martin Luther King Day. That is where the recipients receive notification that they have received the scholarship. So it’s all wrapped into one big celebration on Martin Luther King Day,” says Katie McCarty, at the Foundation. “It is a $500 scholarship that they can put toward their educational expenses. It is called a ‘Book Scholarship’, but they can use it for books or tuition or anything that they need a little bit of help with,” she adds.
The scholarships are available to those academically high-scoring students from an ethnic background.