June 14 Deadline for $2,700 in Scholarship Awards

Gibson County, Indiana—Friday, June 14 is the deadline to apply for the $1,000 Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Scholarship and the $1,700 Bob Key Memorial Education Scholarship, both administered by the Gibson County Community Foundation.

The Larry A Kissel Purdue Challenge Scholarship was established by John and Phyllis Kissel in memory of their son, who died in a 1995 train accident. The award recognizes and encourages academic perseverance.

Applicants for the Larry A. Kissel Scholarship must be graduates of a Gibson County high school and residents of Gibson County, be enrolled full or part time as a second-, third-, or fourth-year undergraduate at any Purdue University campus, and must have completed the equivalent of two full-time semesters at Purdue or another institution. Prior enrollment at Purdue University is not a condition but will be considered in the selection process.

Past Kissel Scholarship recipients may reapply provided the applicant remains an undergraduate student at Purdue University with at  least one semester of work uncompleted.

The Bob Key Memorial scholarship was established by Mary Key in memory of her husband. Bob Key (1942-1995) who was both a husband and father whose chosen vocation was farming. Throughout his life, he pursued the perfection of his physical and managerial skills. He often took continuing education courses and taught seminars at Purdue University. He believed that success was achieved by a person’s ability to accomplish a task as efficiently as possible.

Applicants for the Bob Key Memorial Education Scholarship must be a graduating high school senior, a high school graduate, or must have received a high school equivalency certificate. The scholarship is available to Gibson County residents desiring to improve their ability or knowledge through completion of a seminar, short course, or post-secondary education. The award may also be used to obtain education materials.

For details regarding specific eligibility criteria and information about how to apply, visit the Gibson County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Opportunities page.

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.386.8082 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.