Holtz ‘Life Improvement Scholarship’ winners named

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame is announcing winners of this year’s Life Improvement Scholarships.

The following area high school seniors have been selected to receive tuition scholarships of $5,000 to a trade school, renewable for an additional $5,000 in their second year of schooling, as long as they remain a student in good standing:

Madison Prince of East Liverpool High School going to Pittsburgh Technical College for surgical technology.

Daniel Wells of East Liverpool High School going to New Castle School of Trades for industrial maintenance or welding.

Samantha Giska of Edison High School/Jefferson County JVS going to Belmont College for medical assisting.

Dakota Heaton of Beaver Local High School going to Ohio Valley College of Technology for nursing.

Natalie May of Southern Local High School going to Ohio Valley College of Technology for nursing.

Joshua Williams of Indian Creek High School going to Pittsburgh Technical College for nursing.

Annually, Ohio Valley College of Technology, Pittsburgh Technical Institute and now New Castle School of Trades partner with the Holtz Hall of Fame by offering a matching scholarship for one student attending their school.

This year, OVCT has generously offered to provide up to the $10,000 match as needed for both Life Improvement scholarship students — Heaton and May — attending their school.

Prince was selected to receive a matching scholarship from Pittsburgh Technical College.

Giska also will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship from Dr. Marc and Cindy Hoffrichter of East Liverpool The scholarship will be administered by the Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Hill International Trucks, LLC has awarded a second year of tuition funding in the amount of $2,500 to Cody Younciak, a diesel technology student at Rosedale Technical College. The scholarship will be administered by the Hall of Fame.

To date, more than $585,000 in trade school education funding for area high school seniors has been provided by Holtz and his wife, Beth, through the Holtz Hall of Fame since the scholarship program began in 1999.

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