Gibson County Community Foundation Scholarships Total $18,575

(Princeton, Indiana) The Gibson County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $18,575. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to 14 area students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, John Campbell states, “The Gibson 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 Gibson County students are outstanding.” 

The scholarships announced are:

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 $1,225 scholarship was awarded to River Epperson, Haubstadt, a graduate of Gibson Southern 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 Shelby Lenae Clark, Oakland City, a graduate of Wood Memorial High School.  

The Betty Ann McCullough Education Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Betty Ann McCullough.  The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Hadley Laine Sheffer, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton Community 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 $200 scholarship was awarded to Avery Tepe, 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 Sydney Lamar, Oakland City, a graduate of Wood Memorial 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 Brooke Goedde, 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 $1,250 scholarship was awarded to Blake Daniel Henson, Petersburg, a graduate of Pike Central High School.

The Lois Brink Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by Bruce C. Brink, Sr. and family in memory of Lois Brink. The $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Chloe Mowery, Francisco, a Wood Memorial High School graduate who is a student at Vincennes University.

The R. Dean and Vivian Townsend Memorial Scholarship was created by Robert and Judith Townsend in memory of R. Dean and Vivian Townsend.  The $4,000 scholarship was awarded to Hadley Laine Sheffer, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton Community High School.

The Martha H. Brokaw Memorial Scholarship was created by created by Georgianne and Jim Parshall in loving memory of Georgianne’s aunt, Martha Byrne Brokaw.  The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Henry Wilhite, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton Community High School.

The Norma J. Byrne Memorial Scholarship was created by Georgianne and Jim Parshall in loving memory of Georgianne’s mother, Norma Briner Byrne.  The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Keyana Hardiman, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton Community High School.

The Patrick D. Byrne Memorial Scholarship was created by Georgianne and Jim Parshall in loving memory of Georgianne’s father, Pat Byrne. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Sean Brock, Fort Branch, a graduate of Princeton Community High School.   

The 2020 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 Caleb Sellers, Fort Branch, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The 2020 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship was awarded to Mary Hall, Fort Branch, 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 fulltime undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation nominates one student to receive the scholarship.