Scholarships - HAPCAP
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David V. Stivison Appalachian Scholarship Fund

Too often, promising individuals in our area don’t have the option of going to college simply because they can’t afford the cost. At HAPCAP we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity of a higher education and have created the David V. Stivison scholarship fund to help provide that opportunity.

The fund provides financial assistance to local high school seniors from working poor families who desire to further their career opportunities through a college education. This scholarship is available to students in Hocking, Athens and Perry counties.

The David V. Stivison Appalachian Scholarship Fund is named for a former employee who was a native of Hocking County. He died of cancer before he could complete his dream of helping Appalachian youth go on to college.

If you apply for our scholarship you may also be referred to the Coalition of Appalachian Development (COAD) for additional funding!

Help Build Our Scholarship Fund

Since 1999 we’ve awarded 79 scholarships, which amount to $44,500!

In order to offer the David V. Stivison Scholarship Fund we rely on the donations of community members like you. Be a part of helping send young, Appalachian adults in your community to college, an opportunity too many young people in the area simply can’t afford without scholarships like this one.

If you would like to make a donation to the fund click here.

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Our 2023 Stivison Scholarship Winners

Rebecca Mace - $500

Rebecca is a 2023 graduate of Nelsonville-York High School.  She will be going to Ohio University to study Art.


How to Apply

To apply, please pick up an application at any of our Community Action facilities or download the following application and mail it to the accompanying address.

Click Here to download the David V. Stivison Scholarship application.

Application (PDF)

For more information about the David V. Stivison College Scholarship Fund,
please contact HAPCAP’s main office at: 740-767-4500 or  800-686-1093

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must:

  • Reside in the area
  • Meet income eligibility guidelines
  • Have obtained or will obtain a high school degree of GED
  • Have been accepted by an accredited 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning
  • Non-traditional (ie, adults going back to school) students may also apply

Completed applications must be submitted to Hocking Athens Perry Community Action by May 1 each year in order to be considered for funding for the academic year beginning in September.

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