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Hanson Scholarship Applications Due Thursday

The deadline for the Olaf Hanson Scholarship is quickly approaching. Two scholarships will be awarded this year.

The scholarship guidelines were created by the Executor of the Estate of Olaf Hanson, Dr. Vicki Whitacre, and other friends of Olaf Hanson, who shared her love of education. To apply for the scholarship, students must have completed their sophomore year and be education majors or pursuing an advanced degree in education. They must be residents of Muskingum County who hold a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average for all coursework toward the degree they are pursuing. In addition to the application form, two letters of reference, a 250 word essay, and an unofficial (or official) grade record are required.

Applicants for the scholarship may be attending a college or university anywhere in the United States or abroad.

Miss Olaf Hanson, a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.S), received advanced degrees from the Baptist Missionary Training School in Chicago, and from the Hartford Seminary (M.A.). She later served as National Director of Children’s Work for the Friends United Meeting and traveled both in the United States and in England for this religious education program. She retired in 1977 from her reading teacher position at Frazeysburg Elementary School where she taught for nine years.

The scholarship application form is available at the Muskingum County Community Foundation, 534 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville, or online. Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, October 31st.

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