Stories tagged with: Heather Sands

March 30, 2015 - 4:59pm
34 weeks 4 days ago

Money is available to better your education. The Muskingum County Community Foundation has thousands of scholarship dollars to give away this year.

April first is the deadline for 11 scholarship applications. Both high school seniors and students already enrolled in college can apply. Director of educational services at the Community Foundation, Heather Sands, said the scholarships aren't just for the 4.0 students.

"Some of [the scholarships] have like 2.5 GPA requirement,...

March 25, 2015 - 4:40pm
35 weeks 2 days ago

March Madness continues for basketball fans, but here locally, a different kind of March Madness is taking place.

This one is geared toward any and all students looking to further their education. The Muskingum County Community Foundation and Scholarship Central have extended hours for walk-ins between 4PM and 7PM Monday through Thursday. Director of Educational Services, Heather Sands told us about some of the things they can help students with.

"we can review the essays...

January 28, 2015 - 4:46pm
43 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation's 30th annual Groundhog Day Auction is coming later this week.

The auction starts at 5 p.m. Friday at the Campus Center at Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State College. It helps raise money for the community foundation's spring grant competition.

"It's been wonderful," Director of Educational Services at the Community Foundation, Heather Sands said. "Last year they actually raised over $40,000 at the 2014 event. So our...

December 9, 2014 - 4:11pm
50 weeks 3 days ago

The holiday season brings many things, and the Muskingum County Community Foundation is striving to get applications for scholarships.

Each year the Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to seniors in high school. Director of College Access Programs at the Community Foundation, Heather Sands, could not put a number on the amount of scholarships they offer, but said there are scholarships that are applicable to anyone.

"It's a wide range," Sands said....

November 26, 2014 - 4:26pm
1 year 1 day ago

College tuition costs are higher then they have every been. For High School Seniors, it's time to start thinking of ways to help manage that high cost.

Applications are now being accepted from minority students for the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Book scholarship. The scholarship will award multiple students with $500 to help with the cost of their college books.

Heather Sands from the Muskingum County Community Foundation told us about the scholarship program, "It started...

July 15, 2014 - 1:19pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

Scholarship Central and the Muskingum County Community Foundation received a grant that will allow them to hire 5 people to become Americorps Ohio College Guides.

The job will begin August 4th and continue through the following 11 months.

The applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree. The guide will work with High School students as they prepare for college. They will be required to live locally and serve in the area High Schools. Director of College Access Programs...

March 25, 2014 - 3:56pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

Scholarship Central at the Muskingum County Community Foundation has their own "March Madness" going on this week.

Next Tuesday, April 1st is the deadline for those students wishing to apply for scholarship opportunities. The MCCF has extended their hours from 4 to 7 PM for this Wednesday and Thursday, as well as next Monday and Tuesday. No appointments necessary.

"Students can come in and get the help for filling out the applications. Anything...

April 8, 2011 - 11:17am
4 years 33 weeks ago

One of this year's Women of Achievement winners has sent numerous children off to college.

Heather Sands puts her time and energy into the Gear Up program and scholarship central at the Muskingum County Community Foundation which helps students through the college process. It's also what makes her this year's Ethel Granger Schultz Young Adult Award Winner.

"So many students have come back now into our community that have received services from us," said Sands. "It'...

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