September 7, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740)
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
The VanHoose Stewart Foundation has awarded more than
$8,000 to the Big Sandy Scholarship Fund at Shawnee
State University to help students pay for tuition and
fees. In the photo, John C. Stewart, left, president of
the VanHoose Stewart Foundation Inc., meets one of this
year’s recipients, Anna Stewart, with Shawnee State
University President Rita Rice Morris and Eric Andrew
Braun, executive director of the SSU Development
Scholarship fund awards students at Shawnee State
Shawnee State University students are the recipients of more
than $8,000 from the VanHoose Stewart Foundation through the
Big Sandy Scholarship Fund.
The Big Sandy Scholarship was established in 2005 and
directly benefits Shawnee State students through payments
for tuition and fees.
“We are so happy to partner with Shawnee State to provide an
opportunity for a formal education, which otherwise may be
impossible,” said Mary M. West, director of Learning and
Development for Big Sandy Superstore.
Award recipients for the upcoming academic year at SSU
include Abbey Barrett, Colton Carter, Courtney Jordan, Heidi
Morgan, Ryan Sias and Anna Stewart.
“Mr. Stewart, the Foundation, and entire Big Sandy family
are truly interested in building access to education and job
opportunities for Southern Ohio so we can keep young
families in the region and build for the future,” Eric
Braun, executive director of SSU Development Foundation
The VanHoose Stewart Foundation awarded scholarships for the
2010-11 school year to 30 students throughout the Big Sandy
Superstore areas in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.