Perry County Community Foundation Awards Over $20,000 In Community Scholarships

The Perry County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $20,200. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to area students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, Emily Alvey says, “The Perry County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Perry County students are outstanding.”  

This year’s scholarship awards are:

The Birch and Ruth Shafer Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Ruth Shafer through her estate to benefit a graduating senior of any Perry County high school.  The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $2,000 is Sara Crafton, a senior at Cannelton High School.  Sara is the daughter of Doyle and Starr Crafton.  Following graduation, she plans to attend University of Southern Indiana to pursue a degree in Nursing. 

The Branchville Correctional Facility Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Branchville Correctional Facility in memory of former employees to encourage current employees and their dependents to further their education and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential. The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $900 is Cassidy Weatherholt, a senior at Cannelton High School. Cassidy is the daughter of Kandy Weatherholt and Mark Weatherholt. Following graduation, she plans to attend University of Southern Indiana to pursue a degree in Biology. 

The Buehler Foods Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Buehler Foods to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school demonstrating good academic standing.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Morgan Judy, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Ryan and Angel Judy.  Following graduation, Morgan plans to pursue a degree in Finance at Indiana University Southeast.

The Cecil and Olive Foster Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Olive M. Foster to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school planning to pursue post-secondary education.  The recipient of this year’s $1,000 scholarship is Mariah Rainbolt, a senior at Cannelton High School.  Mariah’s guardian is Kelly Claxton. Following graduation, Mariah plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at Indiana University.    

The Charles S. (Blackie) and Rose H. Paulin Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Betty Lou Paulin Gast in memory of her parents.  This scholarship benefits Perry County residents who are considered non-traditional students and pursing post-secondary education at any accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school.  The recipient of the $900 scholarship is Martha Thomas.  Martha is the daughter of Paul and Diana Scott and is currently studying to receive her Masters in Early Childhood Education at Ball State University.

The Earl and Hazel Etienne Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by their children in memory of their parents. This scholarship was created to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school planning to major in education and pursue a career in education.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Kassidy Strahl, a senior at Tell City High School.  Kassidy is the daughter of Aaron Strahl and Stephanie Strahl.  Following graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in Elementary Education at Indiana University.

The Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb to encourage Perry Central High School students to further their education and to achieve maximum scholastic potential.  The recipient of the $1,000 scholarship is Isabelle Ball, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Phillip and Leah Ball.  Following graduation, Isabelle plans to pursue a degree in Biology and Chemistry at Indiana University.  

The Gene and Christina Schwindel Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Gene and Christina Schwindel to benefit graduating seniors or graduates of Perry Central High School pursing post-secondary education.  This year’s $2,000 scholarship recipient is Alyssa Hill, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of William and Jessica Hill.   Following graduation, Alyssa plans to pursue a degree in Arts Management at Indiana University.

The Harriet and Don Neill “Perry County Values” Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Harriet and Don Neill to help graduating seniors from Perry Central High School further their education.  This year’s $2,000 scholarship recipient is Courtney Kaiser, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Paul and Angela Kaiser.  Following graduation, Courtney plans to attend PJ’s College of Cosmetology to become a Cosmetologist. 

The J. Matthew Moore Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created in memory of Matthew Moore by his wife, Lucy Goffinet, and his parents, John E. and Ann C. Moore, to help students pursing advanced education. The scholarship is for graduating seniors of Cannelton High School or Tell City High School pursing post-secondary education. This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Mariah Rainbolt.

The John Marion Walker Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the John Marion Walker Scholarship Trust to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School or Perry Central Junior-Senior High School pursing post-secondary education at any Indiana institution of higher learning.  The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $1,000 is Morgan Judy

The John Williams Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created in memory of John Williams by his parents, Jim and Earla Williams, and his brother, Logan Williams to honor John’s love of working on vehicles.  This year’s $1,500 scholarship recipient is Courtney Kaiser

The Mark “Flash” Kleeman Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Mark “Flash” Kleeman by his wife, Angie, children, Brandon and Angel, and his extended family. This scholarship is to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School, Perry Central Junior-Senior High School or Heritage Hills High School who plan to continue their education or training at any accredited trade or vocational school.  This year’s $400 scholarship recipient is Landon Mullis, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the son of Scott and Ginger Mullis.  Following graduation, Landon plans to attend Vincennes University to pursue a degree in Agribusiness. 

The Mildred Wempe Memorial Scholarship 1 is an annual scholarship created by the Clayton Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Tobinsport to benefit graduates or graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursing education for a career in medicine or healthcare.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Sarah Froehlich, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of John and Sherelyn Froehlich.  Following graduation, Sarah plans to obtain a degree in Chemistry at University of Connecticut.

The Mildred Wempe Memorial Scholarship 2 is an annual scholarship created by TCB Bank to benefit graduates or graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursuing a career in nursing.  This recipient of this year’s scholarship in the amount of $300 is Cole Johnson, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the son of Jeffery and Vanessa Johnson.    Following graduation, Cole plans to attend University of Louisville to pursue a degree in Nursing. 

The Old National Tell City Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Old National Bancorp to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursing post-secondary education of any kind.  This year’s $450 scholarship recipient is Alyssa Hill.

The Perry County 4-H Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by David and Evelyn Adams to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school who have been a member of 4-H for at least five years.  This year’s $400 scholarship recipient is Liam Gogel, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the son of Darin Gogel and Lagina Winders.  Following graduation, Liam plans to pursue a degree at Purdue University.   

The Perry County FOP Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Lodge 173 of the Perry County Fraternal Order of Police to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursuing a career in law enforcement or a related field. This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Caleb Peter, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the son of Michael and Ginger Peter.  Following graduation, Caleb plans to attend Vincennes University to study Criminal Justice.

The Robert E. Boyles Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Beverly C. McGee in memory of her friend to benefit a graduating female senior of Cannelton High School.  The recipient of this year’s $400 scholarship is Cassidy Weatherholt

The Rose Hazel Gabbert Paulin and Charles S. (Blackie) Paulin Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Kenton A. and Betty Paulin Gast in memory of Betty’s parents to benefit graduates of any Perry County high school pursing post-secondary education.  This year’s $400 scholarship recipient is Valerie Kehl, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Eric and Amy Kehl.  Following graduation, Valerie plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at University of Southern Indiana.  

The Sam K. Oberhausen Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony H. Oberhausen in memory of their son to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School pursing post-secondary education.  The recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship is Levi Nash, a senior at Tell City High School and the son of James Nash and Sherrie Meserve.  Following graduation, Levi plans to attend Purdue University to study Computer and Electrical Engineering. 

The Sam Reed Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Ralph and Rose Reed in honor of their son, Sam, and his remarkable achievements in life.  This year’s scholarship recipient in the amount of $300 is Caitlin Taylor, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Chris Taylor and Tonya Coomer.  Following graduation, Caitlin plans to study Psychology and Education at Western Kentucky University. 

The Stacey Peak Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created to honor Stacey Peak, who was a victim of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.  The recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship is Zachary Goffinet, a senior at Tell City High School and the son of Nicole Goffinet.  Following graduation, Zachary plans to attend Purdue University to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.   

The Wendell Werner and Loretta Werner Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Old National Trust to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School pursing post-secondary education.  The recipient of this year’s $250 scholarship is Sarah Froehlich.

The Zachary Kleemann Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Jim and Kathleen Kleemann in memory of their son to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School.  The year’s $1,000 scholarship recipient is Madalyn Rogers, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Jeffrey and Kassandra Rogers.  Following graduation, Madalyn plans to attend Michigan State University to study Environmental Engineering.

The Community Foundation Advisory Board would like to say thank you to the parents, family members, teachers, school administrators, coaches, mentors, and everyone who has inspired these students to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their families. We wish you the best as you pursue your college degrees and future opportunities.

Pike County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Pike County, Indiana) The Pike County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-pike/.

The deadline to apply is September 12, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

The 2021 Pike Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Warrick County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Warrick County, Indiana)  The Warrick County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-warrick. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate two students to receive the scholarship.   

The 2021 Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

City Of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) Now Accepting Letters Of Inquiry For Annual Grants

(Evansville, Indiana) The City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for capital projects that serve the City of Evansville. The CEEF mission is to assist nonprofit charitable organizations in Evansville. In 2019, the CEEF awarded grants totaling $438,479 to 24 nonprofit organizations in Evansville.

Only nonprofit organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) will be considered for funding. Applicant organizations must serve within the city limits of Evansville, Indiana. At least 60% of grant funding will be distributed for activities to support or benefit the 4th and 6th wards of the City of Evansville. Proposals will be considered to enable nonprofit organizations to:

  • Acquire, construct, or renovate permanent facilities used to provide social and community-based services and activities.
  • Construct or renovate facilities that promote the arts, culture, and/or tourism. Construct or renovate parks, playgrounds, and other recreational facilities that are designed for the public.
  • Acquire, for neighborhood revitalization, property that is blighted, appropriate for rehabilitation, or needed for the development of housing for low- to moderate-income persons.
  • Supplement or replenish existing municipally operated loan programs in pursuit of new economic development opportunities.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by June 26, 2020, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and the link to the online grant management system can be found at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/city-evansville-endowment-fund/.

The concept of the City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) originated in 1994, when then-Mayor Frank McDonald II and the City Council proposed that $5 million of gaming boat revenue be invested to serve the City of Evansville forever. The CEEF was subsequently established as a supporting organization of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., with annual earnings allowed for grantmaking each year. The CEEF is administered by the Alliance, and a separate board of directors oversees all CEEF governance and grantmaking decisions.

For additional questions, contact Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Program Director at (812) 429-1191 or by email at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Posey County Community Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

(Mount Vernon, Indiana)  This year, donors to the Posey County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

“Many foundation donors have honored their loved ones, high schools, or professions by endowing scholarship opportunities through the Foundation,” says John Campbell, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We administer separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education. Together, these scholarships make up our Community Scholarship Program.”

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website, www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Posey.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications are accepted on the website, www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Posey. The deadline is midnight on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Vanderburgh Men’s Fund Awards $33,000 in Impact Grants

(Evansville, Indiana) At their annual meeting on Thursday, October 24, donors to the Vanderburgh County Men’s Fund gathered at the Evansville Museum to select the 2019 Impact Grant recipient. The group of donors voted to award this year’s finalists a total of $33,000 in grants, making the total grants awarded from the Fund an impressive $117,300.

This is the fourth year for the impact grants which support programs benefiting Vanderburgh County. Past impact grant recipients and projects include the EVSC Foundation, Inc. for the Let’s Put the Shirts on Their Backs Hangers program; the Ozanam Family Shelter for fire protection and kitchen upgrades; and the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville for the Passport to Manhood Program.

On Thursday night, the group selected Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center as the $30,000 grant recipient. The grant will support an internship program designed to meet the critical need for children’s mental health services. The program is expected to impact children and families by increasing the immediate availability of mental health services and investing in the future of the region’s mental health landscape. In addition, Dream Center Evansville received a $1,500 grant for support of the Jacobsville Kids Zone initiative, a wrap-around care and academic development program serving elementary school students. Finally, the Evansville Christian Life Center received a $1,500 grant for support of the 24/7 Dad Initiative, a program offered in collaboration with the Parenting Time Center and focused on helping local fathers develop skills to successfully engage in the lives of their children.

The Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County offers enjoyable social events and networking opportunities, all while raising funds to meet community needs. The group supports charitable causes in the community that address projects and programs important to the Men’s Fund members. New members are welcome. For more information about the Vanderburgh Men’s Fund, contact Sarah Wagner, Regional Development Director at 812.422.1245 or swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Spencer County Community Foundation Elects Board Leadership

(Rockport, Indiana)  Advisory Board officers of the Spencer County Community Foundation for fiscal year 2020 were recently elected. They are (left to right) Tawnya Fleischmann, President; Ed Hagedorn, Vice President; and Sue Ann Kloeck, Secretary.

FY20 Spencer CAB officer photo

The Spencer County Community Foundation is one of 9 affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Alliance holds more than 1,200 named funds established by individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and agencies to improve the quality of life throughout southwestern Indiana, with charitable assets of over $100 million. During our most recent fiscal year, grants and scholarships awarded from all Alliance funds to benefit programs, projects, and people in the 9 affiliate counties totaled $3,323,968. The Alliance provides management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local affiliate foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and grantmaking, making a difference in their community today and for years to come.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Petersburg, Indiana – The Pike County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-pike/. Deadline to apply is September 8, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/pike/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Pike County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development. Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic, and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

About the Pike County Community Foundation
Established in 1998, the Pike County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, with oversight by a local 17-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a family of more than 50 charitable funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Pike County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 714 Main St. in Petersburg. To learn more, call 812-354-6797.

Taste of Posey County 7th Annual Auction and Dinner

Saturday, October 29, 2016
6-9 PM

Enjoy live music, food from 7 local restaurants, silent and live auctions, and support Posey County all in one fun evening.

Tickets just $30.

Posey County 4-H Community Center
111 Harmony Township Rd, New Harmony, IN

Dinner, appetizers, drinks and desserts provided by:

Hawg ‘N’ Sauce

Yellow Tavern

The Moveable Feast

Touch of Home Catering

Bliss Artisan’s

3 Chicks Fudgery

St. Phillips Inn

Visit goo.gl/vWqBQa to get your ticket!

 

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

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