DENNISON -- Harcatus Tri-County CAO is announcing the availability of the COAD David V. Stivison Appalachian Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is for economically disadvantaged students in the 30-county COAD service area who want to attend an institution of higher education, but lack the required resources to do so. High school seniors and non-traditional students residing in Harrison, Carroll or Tuscarawas county are encouraged to attend.

The completed scholarship application and required documentation must be postmarked or received by March 1 to be considered for this academic year beginning in September 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions will be accepted at Harcatus Tri-County CAO, 220 Grant St., Dennson, OH 44621; or Harcatus Family Support Center, 140 W. High Ave., Suite B, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Scholarship application forms and additional information are available at all area high schools and vocational schools, or via the Internet website,