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Lou Holtz Scholarship promotes trade schools

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame again will offer 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 will be 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. Recipients are chosen by a hall of fame scholarship committee on the basis of an entry form, essay and personal interview process.

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

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

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