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Community Foundation offers five scholarships

A total of five new college scholarships will be offered to Hardin County students administered through the Hardin County Community Foundation. The Ada Area Doctor Scholarship was created from funds originally collected beginning in 1985 to recruit a doctor to the Ada community. The successful campaign provided a scholarship to a med student who later came to Ada to practice. He remains in Ada today. The committee wished to support another medical professional coming to the Ada area and the new scholarship was born. The Community Foundation administers the fund to offer this financial opportunity to current high school students, college students or adult learners. Candidates must currently attend or have graduated from the Ada, Hardin Northern or Upper Scioto Valley school districts. The student must be pursuing a career in the medical field. The foundation hopes to present three awards of $1,000 each this spring. Another scholarship which will be available to two Hardin County high school graduates this spring is the Mary M. and Patricia A. Sterling Scholarship. Mary Sterling and Patricia Sterling were the daughters of Guy and Ruth (Baum) Sterling and were lifelong residents of the family farm in McDonald Township, Hardin County. As members of Lawrence Valley Grange, they enjoyed and participated in the Hardin County Fair for many years. The scholarship fund was established for the benefit of any student residing in Hardin County who is affiliated with Junior Grange, 4-H, or the National FFA Organization. The foundation hopes to offer two awards of $2,500 to worthy Hardin County students. People can request applications for the scholarships by email at The application deadline is May 1. Kenton Times 04/11/2024

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