Gibson County Community Foundation Scholarship Awards Total $16,500

Princeton, Indiana—The Gibson County Community Foundation has announced the recipients of their annual Community Scholarships. The scholarships are made possible by endowment funds established by generous donors and held by the Gibson County Community Foundation.

The scholarship awards totaled $16,500. They include:

The Arts Council of Gibson County Scholarship Fund was established by the former Arts Council of Gibson County to benefit graduating seniors of Gibson County high schools pursuing advanced education in the fields of art, drama, or music. The $750 scholarship was awarded to Payton Wright, Oakland City, a graduate of Princeton High School.

The Raymond and Gretchen Ceney Memorial Scholarship was established by Sarah Ceney in memory of Raymond and Gretchen Ceney to help students pursue advanced education. The $900 scholarship was awarded to Alysa Lasley, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton High School.

The Betty Ann McCullough Education Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Betty Ann McCullough.  The $3,000 scholarship was awarded to Syerra York, Princeton, a  graduate of Princeton High School.

The Warren W. Parke Memorial Scholarship established in loving memory of Warren W. Parke by his daughter to honor his passion for sports, his contributions to the community, and his commitment to education. The $150 scholarship was awarded to Adison Stone, Oakland City, a  graduate of Wood Memorial High School.

The 1971 WMHS Alumni Scholarship was created by the Wood Memorial High School Class of 1971 Alumni Association. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Adison Stone, Oakland City, a graduate of Wood Memorial High School.

The Roy and Dorotha McCarty Scholarship was created by the estate of Roy G. McCarty. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Drew Dilbeck, Owensville, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The Kevin Dillon Gibson Southern Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Kevin Dillon by his family to help graduates of Gibson Southern High School pursue advanced education. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Lindsey Field, Haubstadt, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The Project Associates Engineering Scholarship was created by Project Associates to provide support, through scholarship awards, for engineering students attending or planning to attend the University of Evansville or the University of Southern Indiana. The $1000 scholarship was awarded to Brendan Bittner, Evansville, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The Lois Brink Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established d by Bruce C. Brink, Sr. and family in memory of Lois Brink. The $2,500 scholarship was awarded to Rachel Weiss, Haubstadt, Gibson Southern High School graduate who is a student at Marian University.

The Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Award was created by John and Phyllis Kissel in memory of their son who was killed in a 1995 train accident. The award recognizes, rewards and encourages academic perseverance. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Hannah Reinbrecht, Haubstadt, who is attending Purdue University.

The Bob Key Memorial Scholarship was created by Mary Key in memory of her husband,
Bob. The scholarship is a continuation of his enthusiasm for lifelong learning. The $1,700 scholarship was awarded to Skylar Lay, Haubstadt, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The 2019 Gibson County Lilly Alternate Scholarship was established by the Gibson County Community Foundation to honor a student selected as an alternate recipient of the Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The $4000 scholarship was awarded to Isabella Kyle, Haubstadt, a graduate of Signature School.

The 2019 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship was awarded to Andrew Smith, Haubstadt, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School. 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. The Community Foundation nominates one student to receive the scholarship.

For more information about scholarships available through the Gibson County Community Foundation, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812.386.8082 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.