MILLERSBURG — The Holmes County Education Foundation has enjoyed 31 years of helping more than 2,500 Holmes County residents further their education by awarding more than $9 million in scholarships and grants since 1989. Under the guidance of Executive Director Darla Stitzlein, the Holmes County Education Foundation currently administers 65 named endowed scholarships.
“I’ve had the privilege of serving as director of the foundation for the past 20 years,” Stitzlein said. “One family’s vision to see Holmes County students further their education became a reality on Aug. 24, 1989, when Ruth Stock made a $100 gift to establish the Holmes County Education Foundation. The initial board of trustees was established, which included John Waltman, Judge Robert Hines, James McGuire and Richard Maxwell. One year later,