Posey County Community Foundation Scholarships Total $54,741

(Mount Vernon, Indiana) The Posey County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $54,741. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to area students.

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

The scholarships announced are:

The Byron and Lila Brenton Memorial Scholarship was created by the Metropolitan School District of North Posey County in memory of former school superintendent Byron Brenton and his wife. The $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Magdalen Newcomb, Evansville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Cash Family Scholarship was established by Brenda and Michael Cash to benefit graduating seniors of Mount Vernon High School pursuing advanced education in the field of healthcare. The $400 scholarship was awarded to Delayne Henderson, Mount Vernon.

The CountryMark Technical Trade Scholarship was established by CountryMark Cooperative LLP to help students pursue advanced education toward a degree in technology or engineering. The scholarship of up to $4,500, was awarded to Hagan Hollinger, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Herb and Betty Curry Scholarship was established by Herb and Betty Curry to help Posey County graduating seniors pursue advanced education in music, music education, or the performing arts. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Ian Thomas Dutkiewicz, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Ben Dickhaut Memorial 4-H and FFA Scholarship was created by the friends and family of Ben Dickhaut. The $2,720.50 scholarship was awarded to Emma Yarber, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Ben Dickhaut Memorial Scholarship in memory of Allyn Simpson was created by the friends and family of Ben Dickhaut. The $2,720.50 scholarship was awarded to Anna Weis, Mt. Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Kevin Dillon North Posey Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Kevin Dillon by his family to help graduates of North Posey High School pursue advanced education. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Isaac Rose, Wadesville.

The Gillenwater Scholarships were created by William Gillenwater III to help graduating seniors pursue advanced education. The two $1,000 scholarship recipients were Hunter A. Straw, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School and Jackson Tanner Rapp, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Katie Kanowsky Memorial Scholarship was established by Kathy and Frank Kanowsky, together with friends, in memory of their daughter to encourage North Posey High School students to pursue higher education at Murray State University and to use their knowledge and skills to benefit tri-state communities after graduation. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Jacob Wiley, New Harmony.

The William H. Keck Leadership Scholarship was created by the family of William H. Keck. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Margaret Jones, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship was created by the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club in honor of Phil Ray for his many contributions and service to Kiwanis, the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon, the students and staff of West Elementary School, and the community of Mount Vernon. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Emma Yarber, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Mac McCutchan Memorial Scholarship was created by Mac McCutchan’s children in memory of their father. The $600 scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth Fifer, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Edwin W. Martin and Aletha C. Martin Scholarship was established through the estate of Aletha C. Martin to award a one-time scholarship grant each year to one or more graduating seniors from North Posey High School for the purpose of assisting with payment of tuition, room, board, books, and the fees for post-secondary education. Four students have been awarded $3,750 scholarships and they are Magdalen Newcomb, Evansville; Johnson Koester, Wadesville, Emma Goebel, Poseyville; and Mallory Motz, Wadesville.

The James W. Moore Scholarship was created by Kent, Greg, and Keith J. Moore in memory of their father. The $200 scholarship was awarded to Johnathon Chaffin, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Rosella and Doyle Oursler Scholarship was created by Doyle Oursler in memory of his wife Rosella to benefit young people in Smith Township. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Emma Goebel, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Posey County Co-Op Scholarship was established by the Posey County Co-op to help Posey County graduating seniors pursue advanced education. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Grant Allyn, Mount Vernon, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The George and Peggy Rapp Scholarships were created by George F. and Peggy M. Rapp to provide scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of New Harmony Township. The two $1,000 scholarship recipients were Zachary Eagan, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School and Haley Wilson, New Harmony, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Riedford Health Professions Scholarship was established by anonymous donors in honor of Bernard (Bernie) Riedford, a teacher, who was instrumental in a program designed to introduce Mount Vernon High School students to the multiple professions available in the field of health care. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Anna Weis, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Bobby Rogge Memorial Scholarship was created by Bob and Cindy Rogge in memory of Bobby, their son and stepson, respectively. The $200 scholarship was awarded to Macee Long, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The SABIC Innovative Plastics Scholarship was created by SABIC Innovative Plastics to support post-secondary education for the children of employees who work at the Mount Vernon, Indiana facility. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Ankush Dhawan, Newburgh, a graduate of Signature School.

The Craig Andrew Spradley Memorial Scholarship was created by Andrew Q. and Christine L. Spradley in memory of their son. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Mallory Motz, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Oscar and Helen Uebelhack Agriculture Scholarship was created by Jon, David K., and Dennis Uebelhack in memory of their parents. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Ethan Parmenter, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Margaret Corbin Wathen Scholarship was created by Tom Wathen in memory of his wife. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Isaac G. Morton, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Whitney Wehr Memorial Scholarship was established by Greg and Bridget Wehr in memory of their daughter. The $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Ellen Bush, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Robby Wilson Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Robby Wilson by his father, Tim Wilson, his sisters, Jodi Moore and Wendy Wilson, and his brother, Jason Wilson, to benefit graduating seniors at North Posey High School. The $400 scholarship was awarded to Paige Carlson, Poseyville.

The North Star Scholarship was created by an anonymous donor.  The $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Emily Fortune, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School. Fortune was also the recipient of the $,1000 Posey County Community Foundation Scholarship.

The 2020 Posey County Lilly Alternate Scholarship was established by the Posey County Community Foundation to honor a student selected as an alternate recipient of the Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The $2000 scholarship was awarded to Mallory Motz, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The 2020 Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship was awarded to Kenzie Paul, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon 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.