$40,700 in Scholarships Awarded to Daviess County Students at Annual Reception

April 19, 2017 Washington, Indiana  Last night, the Daviess County Community Foundation announced recipients of a multitude of 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, 15 funds established by generous donors provided 32 scholarships totaling $40,700.

Foundation Board President, Alex Knepp, says the heart of the foundation’s scholarship process is the donor. “When a donor decides a scholarship is the way they want to make a difference in the community, we commit our work throughout the entire process to honor their wishes for the type of student they want to help. Those wishes include everything from being involved in 4-H to pursuing a certain vocation. Each scholarship is different and each one is set up to last forever through the Community Foundation’s unique power of endowment.”

Scholarship awards presented were:

Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Washington High School seniors Callie Garland and Jonathan Niehaus.

Ronald Todd Beasley Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $1,400 scholarship to Kaylee Wagler, a senior at North Daviess High School.

John R. Chapman Scholarship Fund awarded Jonathon Ritter, North Daviess High School with a $500 renewable scholarship.

FOP Lodge 101 Scholarship Fund awarded a $900 scholarship to Pranee Alvarez, North Daviess High School.

Ronald Frette and Ann Frette 4-H Scholarship Fund awarded two $750 scholarships to Carrie Lane, Washington, a student at Indiana State University, and Sarah Clinton, Washington, a student at the University of Southern Indiana.

GPC Washington Employees Scholarship Fund awarded two $1,500 scholarship awards to Collin Bowlin, Jasper and Connor Bowlin, Jasper.

Leonidas (Lon) R. Horrall Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Shelby Rudicel, Washington High School.

David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $300 scholarship to Fabian Becerra, Washington High School.

McCall Family Teachers Scholarship Fund awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Abby Cecil, North Daviess High School.

Lenore Overholser Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $400 scholarship to Cassie Atchley, North Daviess High School.

Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship Fund awarded a $500 scholarship to Macin Graber, Barr Reeve High School.

Dwight Risley Scholarship Fund awarded $1,300 scholarships to Fabian Becerra, Washington High School; Isaiah Borders, North Daviess High School; Ariel DeMotte, Washington High School; Trevor Lengacher, Barr-Reeve High School; Kalen Ochs, Barr-Reeve High School; Neida Revolorio, Washington High School; Emma Steiner, Barr-Reeve High School; Kaylee Wagler, North Daviess High School; and Addyson Wesner, North Daviess High School.

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

Charles and Maxine Williams Scholarship Fund awarded $1,375 scholarships to North Davies High School seniors, Pranee Alvarez, Cassie Atchley, Jonathan Ritter, and Allyson Speer.

The Friends of Daviess Fund Scholarship awards students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The total awarded this year was $10,000. The recipients are Grace Bassler, Washington Catholic High School; Macin Graber, Barr-Reeve High School; Claire Jarrett, Washington Catholic High School; and Emily Schultheis, Barr-Reeve High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Daviess County Lilly Scholar. Senecia Graber, 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.