Two Gibson County Community Foundation Scholarships Available With June 14th Deadline

(Gibson County, Indiana)   The scholarship applications for the Bob Key Memorial Scholarship ($800) and the Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Award ($1,000) are now available, both administered by the Gibson County Community Foundation. The application deadline is June 14, 2020.

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 $800 award may also be used to obtain education materials.

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 $1,000 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 recipients may reapply provided the applicant remains an undergraduate student at Purdue University with at  least one semester of work uncompleted.

Additional details regarding eligibility criteria and the scholarship application are available on the Gibson County Community Foundation’s website,

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.386.8082 or