The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center Governing Board and members of Bryce Watt’s family announced Tuesday, January 11, 2022, a second Bryce Watt Memorial Scholarship. Cory Burkhart was the recipient of the $1,325 scholarship.
Cory Burkhart is a 2019 West Muskingum High School graduate and attends Otterbein College studying psychology. He was chosen to receive the scholarship based upon his school and community volunteer activities and a required essay explaining the importance of service. Cory is the son of David and Lisa Burkhart.
The scholarship was established by the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (MVESC) Governing Board in cooperation with Bryce Watt’s family with funds provided by the Board and current and past administrators. Mr. Watt was a MVESC board member for 26 years, and his life exemplified service to others. He passed away August 21, 2020.
The scholarship was available to a child or grandchild of a MVESC staff member who is currently enrolled in an Ohio college or university. A committee reviewed each student’s application and essay to determine the scholarship recipients.
The Governing Board in October 2021 presented the first Bryce Watt Memorial Scholarship to Parker Schehl, a 2021 Tri-Valley High School graduate who attends Ohio University-Zanesville studying nursing. Parker is the son of Amy Luby and Matthew Schehl.