Athalene and Buddy Wallin Scholarship

Athalene and Buddy Wallin Scholarship

This need-based scholarship fund was established by the Wallins to support students at Hamilton & Fairfield High School pursuing a college education. After receiving their education from Eastern Kentucky University, and Masters of Education degree from Xavier University, the Wallins came to Fairfield in 1958 and secured teaching positions in the Hamilton City Schools. Athalene began teaching at Buchanan and Coolidge and went on to teach Home Economics at George Washington Junior High for 27 years until her retirement in 1986. Buddy began his teaching career at Jefferson Elementary and went on to teach health and physical education and coaching sports at Fairfield High School until his retirement in 1982. Buddy and Athalene both attribute their success to their education. They want to support students who value their education, have set goals and are willing to work hard to achieve success.

Impact

Since its establishment in 2013, the Athalene and Buddy Wallin Scholarship, in partnership with the Hamilton Community Foundation, has awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships to students pursuing higher education.

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