2018 Holtz Life Improvement Scholarship Winners Named

EAST LIVERPOOL --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:

Lily Firm, Edison Local: Pittsburgh Technical College for web design

Emily Grace, Southern Local: Ohio Valley Technical College for nursing

Dalton DeHaven, Quaker Digital Academy: New Castle School of Trades for welding

Elizabeth Munoz, Buckeye Online School for Success: Ohio Valley Technical College for medical assisting

Olivia Rayl, East Liverpool High School: Ohio Valley College of Technology for medical assisting

Rachael Sabatini, Beaver Local High School: Ohio Valley College of Technology for medical assisting

Annually, Ohio Valley College of Technology, Pittsburgh Technical Institute and New Castle School of Trades partner with the Holtz Hall of Fame by offering a matching scholarship for one student attending their school.

This year, OVCT has generously offered to provide up to the $10,000 match as needed all four Life Improvement scholarship students – Grace, Munoz, Rayl and Sabatini – attending their school.

Firm was selected to receive a matching scholarship from Pittsburgh Technical College.

Firm also will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship from Dr. Marc and Cindy Hoffrichter of East Liverpool. The scholarship will be administered by the Hall of Fame.

DeHaven was selected to receive a matching scholarship from New Castle School of Trades.

Additionally, Platinum Royalties will provide a $500 scholarship to DeHaven. The scholarship will be administered by the Hall of Fame.

To date, more than $645,000 in trade school education funding for Tri-State Area high school seniors has been provided by Coach Holtz and his wife, Beth, through the Holtz Hall of Fame since the scholarship program began in 1999.