Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Community Foundation

September 11, 2015 - 2:50pm
21 weeks 6 days ago

To remember lives lost on September 11, one local organization took the time to honor those who put their lives at risk for our safety everyday.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation recognized emergency personnel with a special luncheon at the Muskingum County 'Y' Friday afternoon. Volunteer, Kelsey Lawler, said the foundation puts on the event to give back to our first-responders who do so much for the community.

"We do it because we are a non-profit organization and...

August 26, 2015 - 4:11pm
24 weeks 1 day ago

The October 24th act test is quickly approaching and the Muskingum County Community Foundation is partnering with Scholarship Central to help students prepare a little better.

The October ACT prep class is filling fast but a second class has been added where spots are still available. In order to register, parents and students can go to their website to fill out a form or they can come to the Community Foundation but in order to secure their spot they must have the 20 dollar refundable...

April 18, 2015 - 4:17pm
42 weeks 4 days ago

Even dogs and cats deserve a nice home all of their own.

To do this...AmeriCorps ohio college guides and the Carpentry Juniors at Mid East joined forces. They built dog and cat houses for animals adopted from the Animal Shelter. AmeriCorps member Jordan House describes the purpose of the event.

"I wanted to service the animals in the community. There are so many that are out here that are good animals that go without home, and are left here. I wanted to try, and bring that...

April 14, 2015 - 1:35pm
43 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is still accepting applications for one scholarship and offering help with financial aid.

This is the first year the Nick Tilton Memorial Scholarship is being offered. Administrative Assistant, Katie McCarty, said the scholarship is restricted to West Muskingum students who have participated in extra-curricular activities.

"It was started this year in memoriam of Nick," McCarty said. "Started by an anonymous donor, and they...

April 10, 2015 - 4:16pm
43 weeks 6 days ago

It's time for this week's pet of the week. The Animal Shelter is featuring a one-year-old boxer mix.

Rescue Coordinator, Charity Stevens said Jaxs is a very active dog, and that he's definitely a dog for an active family.

"I think that his energy level has kind of scared people a little bit away because he does have a high energy level," Stevens said. "And he wasn't doing super well with other dogs when he would do the introductions, he was very outgoing and just...

March 31, 2015 - 7:00am
45 weeks 3 days ago

Top stories for Tuesday, March 31, 2015:

Scholarship Deadlines

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum County Community Foundation says the deadline for more than $60,000 worth of scholarships is tomorrow, April 1st. Any students interested in applying can visit MCCF between 4 P.M. And 7 P.M. today and tomorrow to turn in applications or get assistance applying.

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March 30, 2015 - 4:59pm
45 weeks 3 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 26, 2015 - 6:06am
46 weeks 1 day ago

Top stories for Thursday, March 26, 2015:

Avondale Youth Center Employee Arrested

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Avondale youth center employee, 35-year-old Rodney Curtis is facing over 70 sex charges involving a minor. He was arrested Friday. According to Prosecutor Mike Haddox the victim is a 15-year-old female.

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March 25, 2015 - 4:40pm
46 weeks 1 day 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...

March 20, 2015 - 3:59pm
46 weeks 6 days ago

The Community Youth Foundation wants you to apply for their grant competition.

The grant has been given out for 3 years now and is open to all non-profits in Muskingum County. Director of Donor Services and Community Youth Foundation (CYF) Advisor, Juliet Lacy told us how much the grant is worth.

"The first year, 2013 we were able to award $1250. We were able to bring that up to $1500 last year and this year, CYF has been very successful in their fundraising efforts and so...

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