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Lou Holtz Life Improvement Scholarship program offered

EAST LIVERPOOL — Once again the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame will be offering the Lou Holtz Life Improvement Scholarship program for seniors in designated area high schools who plan to attend a two-year trade school. This scholarship program has been administered through the facility since 1999.

Up to 10 annual scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each are awarded with funding made available from Lou and Beth Holtz. Those students who meet requirements are eligible to receive an additional $5,000 in their second year. Students are chosen by a Hall of Fame scholarship committee on the basis of an entry form, essay and personal interview process.

Additionally the scholarship program is enhanced by partnerships with New Castle School of Trade-East Liverpool Campus, Ohio Valley College of Technology and Pittsburgh Technical College, each of which has agreed to match the scholarship of an eligible student annually, if one who is enrolling in their school applies and is selected for the Life Improvement Scholarship. Those students designated for matching scholarships receive a combined award of up to $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the second year.

Companies or individuals interested in helping area youth seeking two-year trade school educations by establishing scholarships to be administered by the Holtz Hall of Fame and trade schools willing to provide matching funds for scholarship recipients are encouraged to contact Hall of Fame Director Robin Webster at 330-386-5443.

Eligible high schools are as follows: In East Liverpool, Ohio: American Spirit Academy, Beaver Local, Buckeye Online School for Success, Southern Local, Wellsville, Edison, Toronto, Steubenville, Steubenville Catholic Central, Indian Creek, Buckeye Local, Martins Ferry, Bridgeport and Quaker Digital Academy; Pennsylvania: South Side, Midland, PA Cyber and Lincoln Park Performing Arts; West Virginia: Oak Glen, Weirton, Brooke, Wheeling Park, Wheeling Central Catholic and Weirton Madonna.

Entry forms and additional information are available by contacting or visiting the Holtz Hall of Fame at 120 E. Fifth St.

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