Patterson awarded Bellisio Foods Scholarship

JACKSON — Bellisio Foods recently announces Noah Patterson of Gallia County has been awarded its 2020 spring scholarship from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO).

The Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Bellisio Foods founder, Jeno Paulucci. The Fund awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees pursuing post-secondary education. Recipients are selected based on character, community service, financial need, and academic performance and potential.

“Jeno Paulucci was extremely dedicated to our company’s employees and their families,” said Joel Conner, executive chairman of Bellisio Foods. “Jeno would be thrilled to see the Bellisio scholarship awards helping young people achieve their dreams through post-secondary education.”

Noah Patterson is a 2020 graduate of River Valley High School in Gallia County. He will begin college this fall to study marketing. Noah’s parent, Johnnie Patterson, is an employee of Bellisio Foods in Jackson.

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to partner with Bellisio Foods and others to support educational pursuits of students in our region and beyond. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. A central part of this work is to support communities, in partnership with community partners like the Gallia Community Foundation and the Jackson County Community Foundation, across areas essential to community and regional quality of life.

To learn more about the Bellisio Foods Scholarship, as well as other scholarships FAO offers, please visit or call 740-753-1111.

Information submitted by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.