Two college students are being awarded the prestigious Olaf Hanson Scholarship.
Heather Sands, the Director of the College Access Programs, awarded the two $650 Olaf Hanson scholarships to Ashley Lothes and Korey Parlin.
"The requirements are that you must be Sophomore in college or attending graduate school in education to be able to apply for this scholarship," says Sands.
Students must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Lothes is a student at Muskingum University and is working on her masters education degree. She is currently a teacher at Maysville High School and wants to influence students to pursue careers in science. Parlin is a Junior at Capital University majoring in music education. He is currently an assistant band director at Maysville High School and wants to teach students about music, but also to follow their dreams. Both say they are honored to win.
"Very excited, school is expensive like everything else and being a first year teacher, it helps a lot ," says Ashley Lothes.
"I am very honored to be receiving the award, it will greatly in assist in my education and affording books and school together," says Korey Parlin.
Sands says this is the second year for the Olaf Hanson Scholarship. Applications for next year will be available in the summer at Muskingum County Community Foundation.