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2015 Olaf and Olga Hanson Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Miss Olaf and Miss Olga Hanson Scholarship Selection Committee is pleased to announce Adam McElhaney and Caitlin Coulson as the 2015 scholarship winners. The scholarship recipients were honored Wednesday, December 16th at the Muskingum County Community Foundation.

Adam is currently a senior at Muskingum University pursuing an early childhood education degree. Caitlin is a senior at Ohio University as a music education major.

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.

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.

Those seeking further information about scholarships or wishing to make financial contributions may contact the Muskingum County Community Foundation, Scholarship Central Program, 534 Putnam Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays at (740) 453-5192.

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