Greetings and welcome to the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame website! We hope that you not only will enjoy reading about our endeavors to create a hall of fame of preservation and inspiration here in the Ohio Valley, but that you also will be inspired to one day visit us in person.
Initially, I was presented with a concept for a Lou Holtz Museum, which I immediately rejected. While appreciative of the gesture, I did not and do not want a shrine dedicated to me. However, as more discussion was held and the idea evolved into a hall of fame that would be inclusive of individuals in all fields of endeavor from throughout the Upper Ohio Valley, I agreed.
The Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley MVP Award was designed to recognize a person or organization for outstanding volunteer work to benefit the local community. This year's recipients came to our attention through their nomination for the "20 Under 20" recognition, and upon reading of their dedicated teamwork we realized they were the very embodiment of the MVP Award.
The Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 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: