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New Scholarship Announced at Belmont College

Allegheny Restoration funds new scholarship for Building Preservation/Restoration students.


Dave Mertz, BPR Program Chair; Jennifer Shinkle; Michael Lewis; Blair Lee, President Allegheny Restoration; Tom, Anderson Vice President Allegheny Restoration; Melody Cameron; Kierstin Lucas; and Kevin Finn. (left to right)
Dave Mertz, BPR Program Chair; Jennifer Shinkle; Michael Lewis; Blair Lee, President Allegheny Restoration; Tom, Anderson Vice President Allegheny Restoration; Melody Cameron; Kierstin Lucas; and Kevin Finn. (left to right)

St. Clairsville, OH (December 19, 2013) – Belmont College is pleased to announce that five Building Preservation/Restoration (BPR) students have received the Allegheny Restoration Scholarship.

This is the first year the Allegheny Restoration Scholarship has been awarded. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Belmont College students who are pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Building Preservation/Restoration.

R.J. Konkoleski, Director of Development and External Affairs Scholarships at Belmont College said, “The Allegheny Restoration scholarship is a model partnership between Belmont College and the private sector. AR has hired many of our graduates, and because of these positive results and their confidence in our program, they want to help support more students who are interested in careers in the historic building trades sector.”

This year’s recipients and their hometowns are as follows:

  • Melody Cameron – Adena, Ohio
  • Kevin Finn – Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
  • Michael Lewis - Lisbon, Ohio
  • Kierstin Lucas – Barnesville, Ohio
  • Jennifer Shinkle – Woodsfield, Ohio

Allegheny Restoration specializes in the restoration of historic structures that date as far back as the late seventeenth century. With locations in West Virginia and Ohio, the firm practices its craft all over the country. They have successfully restored structures and components of various types and sizes under the guidelines of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation. Many of these projects are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as National Historic Landmark, or both. The range of their work includes log and timber framed structures, contemporary wood, masonry types, and millwork for custom doors and windows. The company remains in the vanguard of restoration technology and has developed many of the techniques now used by others.

More scholarship details can be found online at www.belmontcollege.edu.

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