2018 Community Foundation Scholarship Funds Award $58,750

Washington, Indiana–In April, the Daviess County Community Foundation announced recipients of 35 scholarship awards during their annual scholarship reception. Held at the Eastside Park Community Building in Washington and sponsored by Old National Bank, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds established with the Foundation. This year, 18 funds established by generous donors provided scholarships totaling $58,750.

Foundation Board President Jim Pearson said, since the Foundation was organized in 1993, endowments have reached a milestone in giving back. “An amazing $643,037 has been given back to our community for education in the form of scholarships. Those scholarships continue to make a difference in the lives of countless students and families in our community today and for generations to come.”

Pearson then introduced David Lennen, Chairperson of the Foundation’s community scholarship selection committee, and Glenda Scudder, Foundation Board member and chairperson of the Daviess Lilly Scholarship selection committee. Lennen and Scudder introduced scholarship recipients as well as founders and representatives of the endowment funds.

Scholarship awards presented were:

Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded two $500 scholarships to Washington High School seniors Megan Norton and Elizabeth Stallman.

Ronald Todd Beasley Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Sarah Yoder, a senior at North Daviess High School.

Ronald Frette and Ann Frette 4-H Scholarship Fund awarded two $750 scholarships to Jeremiah Kirsch, Washington, a student at St. Louis University, and Taylor Swartzentruber, Odon, a student at the University of Evansville.

Steven L. Gines College Scholarship awarded a $250 scholarship award to Caleb Arthur, Washington High School.

GPC Washington Employees Scholarship Fund awarded a $3,000 scholarship award to Connor Bowlin, Jasper.

Lawrell Ray Hilgeman Memorial Scholarship awarded a $900 scholarship to Jacob Sipes, Washington High School.

Leonidas (Lon) R. Horrall Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship award to Jeffrey Memering, Washington High School.

David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $250 scholarship to Jessica Wonder, Washington High School.

McCall Family Teachers Scholarship Fund awarded two $750 scholarships to North Daviess High School seniors Allison Byrer and Andrea Lengacher.

McKinley Vance Agri-Business Scholarship awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Jeffrey Memering, Washington High School, and Megan Nowling, North Daviess High School.

Lenore Overholser Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship to Elise Jerrells, North Daviess High School.

Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship to Clayton Underhill, Washington Catholic High School.

Dwight Risley Scholarship Fund awarded $2,200 scholarships to Kameron Graber, Barr-Reeve High School; Elise Jerrels, North Daviess High School; Jeffrey Mayfield, North Daviess High School; Morgan Osmon, North Daviess High School; Clayton Underhill, Washington Catholic High School; Jessica Wonder, Washington High School; Lana Stoll, Barr-Reeve High School; Solomon Davis, Washington High School; William Webster, North Daviess High School; and Austin Yoder, Barr-Reeve High School.

Jo Ann Shawhan Memorial Scholarship awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Washington High School seniors Perla Franco and Cynthia Sandoval.

Sheldon Matthew Smith Memorial Scholarship awarded a $700 scholarship to Jacob Sipes, Washington High School.

William and Mary Summers Memorial Scholarship awarded a $500 scholarship to Jennifer Johns, Washington High School.

Marilyn L. Wallace Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship to Sarah Yoder, North Daviess High School.

Charles and Maxine Williams Scholarship Fund awarded $1,250 scholarships to North Davies High School seniors, Jeffrey Mayfield, Elise Jerrels, Holli Norris, and Morgan Osmon.

The Friends of Daviess Fund Scholarship is awarded to students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The total awarded this year was $15,000. The recipients are Mary Lang, Barr-Reeve High School; Elizabeth Stallman, Washington High School; Hannah Ashby, Washington Catholic High School; Lilyann Durnil, Washington High School; Marcus Thorne, Washington High School; and Clayton Underhill, Washington Catholic High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Daviess County Lilly Scholar. Ashtin Wilson, North Daviess High School, will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The Community Foundation handles the application, and a volunteer selection committee of community leaders completes the review process for this award, submitting final nominations to Independent Colleges of Indiana.