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New Sinclair Community College Scholarship to Empower Aspiring Educators in Memory of Preble County Couple

In a testament to the enduring power of education, a new scholarship has been launched at Sinclair Community College to honor the memory of two long-time Preble County residents. The Howard and Linda Fultz Memorial Scholarship Fund for Teachers will provide funding for tuition, fees, and books for students in Sinclair’s Early Childhood Education Program.

The new scholarship was started by the family of the Fultz’s to honor their parents’ compassionate spirits. Their daughter, Pam Fultz, started her educational pursuits at Sinclair. Although she began her career in broadcasting, she ultimately followed in her mom’s teaching footsteps. Serving as an adjunct lecturer for The University of Florida and Northeastern University, Fultz says, “The education I received at Sinclair provided me with the foundation upon which I have built a career in communications and instruction. My sister, Betsy, my nephew, Hayden Hunt, and I hope this scholarship will offer other Miami Valley students an opportunity to further their hopes and dreams and build successful careers.”

Linda Fultz, who passed away in 2023, spent several years as an elementary school teacher, working at schools in Boston, Indiana and Campbellstown, Ohio. Howard “Butch” Fultz died in 2009. He was a farmer and grain elevator operator in Preble County for two decades.

“The Sinclair Foundation is honored to be entrusted by the family to ensure the Fultz’s legacy of kindness continues by inspiring future educators,” added Dr. Zachary Beck, Chief Development Officer – Sinclair Foundation. “The Howard and Linda Fultz Memorial Scholarship Fund for Teachers is a testament to Sinclair’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of educators.” 

The Sinclair Foundation's mission is to keep higher education accessible through student scholarships and to help Sinclair Community College remain among the nation's leading community colleges.

Sinclair’s Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science Degree provides the knowledge, skills and competencies important to an entry-level teacher working with, or planning to work with, young children. Over the past five years, nearly 100 students have graduated with a Sinclair Early Childhood Education associate degree. 

The Howard and Linda Fultz Memorial Scholarship Fund for Teachers will support two scholarships each year for students pursuing a degree in education at Sinclair. The first scholarship will be awarded in the spring of 2024. To support this scholarship, visit


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(L to R) – Pam Fultz, Howard and Linda Fultz, and Betsy Fultz-Hunt