5/27/2020 11:45:00 AM Community Foundation announces 2020 scholarships
Presenting the 2020 recipients of scholarships endowed at the Jennings County Community Foundation.
Joanie Van Horn, executive director, and Stevi Wilson presented these awards via a previously recorded video.
"This is a different year for us to present this way," she began. Nevertheless, the social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 does nothing to detract from the accomplishments of the Class of 2020.
The local Foundation's mission is to develop endowments that will greatly improve the quality of life for Jennings County residents in perpetuity; to provide responsible stewardship of those gifts; to promote leadership in addressing community issues; and to make grants in the fields of community service, social service, education, health, environment and the arts.
"Congratulations for your hard work and the effort you put in," Van Horn told the audience.
Here are the scholarships, their descriptions and the recipients:
Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Full tuition at any Indiana college or university, plus a stipend for books.
Community Scholar Runner-Up Award from Foundation $1,000
AmVets Edgar D. Whitcomb Scholarship This scholarship fund was created for qualified students graduating from Jennings County High School, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed in their post-secondary studies. This year one $450 award will be given.
Bob Barber Memorial Scholarship These $500 scholarships are being awarded to a senior who participated in baseball and one who participated in golf.
Kyle Wilson -Baseball Connor Cook - Boys Golf
Bob & Joan Belschwender Memorial Scholarship This $300 scholarship was created in memory of Bob & Joan Belschwen-der, residents of Jennings from 1964 to 2014. Bob retired after 20 years in the army as a Chief Warrant Officer W-3. Joan worked in banking for 23 years, retiring from Union Bank & Trust in 1988. This scholarship is for a graduate who will study full time at a school in Indiana.
Branham Family Scholarship $300 scholarship funded by the Branham Family for a student who plans to pursue a post-secondary education.
Iva Wilder Memorial - Brush Creek Elementary PTO Two $250 scholarships are given in memory of Iva Wilder, a teaching assistant at Brush Creek Elementary, to two students who attended at least three years and graduated from BCE.
Izabelle Daugherty Haven Hanna
Chick Helm Memorial Scholarship This $200 scholarship is given in memory of Chick Helm to a student who plans to pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited two-year or four-year public or private institution in the field of Music.
Chris Daeger Memorial Scholarship This $500 scholarship is given in memory of Chris Daeger to a student who plans to pursue education at an accredited institution.
Daniel J. Elsner Scholarship These five $1,000 awards and one $500 award to a college-bound senior, in memory of Daniel, a 1984 graduate of JCHS. $1000
Sadie Marsh Abigail Vogel Connor Cook Katelynn Mahoney Mackenzie Wilson
$500 Christian Brooks- $500
Donald Hearne Scholarship This $250 scholarship is given in memory of Donald Hearne to a student who plans to pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited two-or four-year institution.
Wyatt St. John
Donnie Ellerbrook Scholarship This $500 and two $250 scholarships were established to honor and pay tribute to Donnie Ellerbrook before his death by his family and friends. The award is given to a track athlete who will be furthering their education.
$500 Jena Walker
$250 Izabelle Daugherty Mackenzie Wilson
Edward & Marjorie Kehrt Memorial Scholarship This $1,243.87 scholarship is given to a student who attended Hayden Elementary. Carter Leak
Francis Brooks Hicks Scholarship This $900 scholarship goes to a JCHS senior who will attend an Indiana college or university and will major in elementary education.
Jacky Koenig, Jr. Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was created in memory of Jacky Koenig, Jr. who was a graduate of Jennings County High School. It is awarded to a senior who was a member of the Track and Field or Cross Country teams at JCHSl and will be attending a public or private institution of post-secondary learning.
$250 Anthony Siener Emma Morrison Izabelle Daugherty
Jan Ludwig Memorial Scholarship This $300 scholarship is given in memory of Jan Ludwig, who was a special needs teacher in Jennings County. It is awarded to a senior who plans to enter the field of special needs education to help students with learning difficulties, speech, or hearing problems, or physical challenges.
JCHS Alumni Scholarship This scholarship encourages students to pursue higher education.
$500 Wren Bevers Sadie Marsh Aaron Martin
Jennings County ARC $500 to a student who will study Special Education in memory of Tanya. She was a client at DSI Workshop and was always thinking of ways to make everyone happy; such as, giving special crafts or baked goods. She was always pleasant and a joy to be around.
Jennings Water/ Edward Wessel Memorial Scholarship $1,000 in memory of Edward Wessel, former president of Jennings Water, Inc. to a student whose parent/guardian is a member.
Jerry Earl Memorial Scholarship $500 in memory of Jerry Earl awarded to a senior intending to major in education and enrolled at IU.
Haley Grace Pittman Joan L. Bentz Memorial Scholarship $500 scholarships are given by the Bentz Family to a senior attending Purdue or Indiana University.
Recipient Katie Pappenheim Kayla Pappenheim
John & Alice Wohrer Memorial Scholarship This $1,512.36 scholarship goes to a JCHS graduate of Hayden Elementary who plans to major in education.
Jordyn E. Vance Memorial Scholarship $500 award to a graduate of St. Mary's School.
Josiah Yeager Memorial Scholarship These $350 scholarships are given in memory of Josiah Yeager, son of Gary and Joyce Yeager, to deserving seniors who have participated in varsity athletics.
Emily Montgomery Anthony Siener
Lance Green Memorial Scholarship $500 to a student most likely to succeed in their post-secondary studies.
Luke Elsner Memorial Scholarship $1,600 awards to a college-bound, Jennings senior pursuing studies in an agriculture field.
Nathaniel McDonald Jena Walker Izabelle Daugherty
Luke Johnson Memorial Sholarship $500 awards and one $250 award in memory of Luke Johnson, a member of the class of 2003, to a deserving senior.
Margaret C. Jackson Scholarship This scholarship is given in memory of Margaret C. Jackson, an elementary teacher here for 30 years. $500 to a student pursuing a career in elementary education.
Martha Vogel Memorial Scholarship These $508.18 scholarship is in memory of Martha Vogel, a 1997 graduate of JCHS.
Cameron Woodard Jenna Walker
Merrill & Joyce Salyers $400 for a student studying for guidance or industrial Arts. Alexis South
North Vernon Elementary PTO-Tara Montgomery Burnett Memorial Scholarship These $500 scholarships are given to students who attended NVE and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Ellie Hearne Kayla Pappenheim
Pat O'Connor Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is given in memory of Pat O'Connor to a student pursuing their education. $150
Rondal Lee Ballard/ Adrian Memorial Scholarship $300 scholarships established in memory of Rondal who died at age 6 due to an unexpected illness. They are awarded to a JCHS senior who attended Scipio Elementary and a senior who attended St. Mary's Catholic School.
Joseph Kelley - St. Mary's Reagan Gatrell -Scipio
Samuel D. Coquerille Memorial Scholarship This $500 scholarship is given in memory of Samuel D. Coquerille to a student who plans a degree in Theatre Arts at Indiana State University or another in state University.
Tod A. Sporleder Scholarship $250 awards are given by the Sporleder family in memory of their son, Tod, a member of the Class of 1986 and involved in band and 4-H. Kylean Lacey - Band Jaydan Vanosdol - 4-H
Women's Giving Circle Scholarship $500 scholarship to a senior girl who has attended at least one REACH Conference. This fund was established to provide an endowment that will enable women to support the community in various projects.
Anthony Burton Scholarship $500 scholarship established in honor of Anthony Burton, a DARE Officer, who was killed in the line of duty. To a student who plans a career in law enforcement or criminology.
Branden Back Memorial Scholarship $500 scholarship in memory of Branden Back, a student at JCHS for a senior pursuing a degree in nursing to honor the many nurses who took care of Branden.
Cecil H. Boardman Skilled Trades Scholarship $1,000 scholarship to a student who plans to enter a skilled trade.
Chad Earnhart Memorial Scholarshlip These $500 scholarships were established in honor of Chad Earnhart, a Mechanical Engineer at AAM Powertrain. He was the first employee hired in 1993. These scholarships go to students who attend an accredited Indiana College or University and majors in engineering science.
Cameron Woodard Joseph Kelley Samuel Bennett Aaron Martin
Charles & Mildred Hurley Scholarship $500 scholarship in memory of Charles Hurley, former coach and principal at NVHS and JCHS, and Mildred "Nan" Hurley, long-time elementary teacher at NV Elementary, to a senior admitted to IU.
Recipient: Joseph Kelley
Coffee Creek Conservatoin Club Sholarship $500 awards on basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, personal development, social involvement, field of study, and promise of success. Zane Law - In Memory of Bill Hance Hanah Bertram Baylee Byford Wyatt St. John Jena Walker Abigail Vogel
Dorothy Hollister Hall/Bruce Hollister Hall/David Custer Hall $2,700 scholarship established by the family and friends of Dorothy Hall, teacher in the first North Vernon Kindergar-ten and her sons, Bruce and David Hall. It is for a senior who has demonstrated integrity of character, academic success, and good school citizenship.
Donovan Howard Memorial Scholarship This $425 scholarship was established by Brent Byford to honor Donovan Howard for his years of service to the JCHS golf team. Recipient must have participated in golf.
Eric Berkshire Scholarship for Arts $250 scholarship for the field of study in the arts, music, visual or written.
Eric Thompson Memorial Scholarship $500 scholarships for students most likely to succeed in their line of work.
Joseph Kelley Eric Jordan
Ethan J. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship $1,500 scholarships in memory of Ethan J. Reynolds, a 1989 graduate of JCHS and a 1972 graduate of Vincennes University to be awarded to a senior attending VU whose achievements and goals best exemplify the commitment that Ethan demonstrated in his pursuit and his courage in overcoming adversity.
Natalie Spicer Nathaniel McDonald
Frank & Amanda Carlock Scholarship $900 scholarship is awarded to a student living in the Paris Crossing area or who attended Hayden Elementary.
Wyatt St. John
JC Farm Bureau Future Farmers of America $250 Haven Hanna JC Farm Bureau
$200 Nathaniel McDonald Jaydan Vanosdol Brooklyn Hill Wyatt St. John Emily Montgomery Alexa Boyd
JCHS Class of 2015 Scholarship $200. Trinity Giles-Breeden
Jerry & Joe Goss Memorial Scholarship $425 to honor the memory of NVHS graduates Jerry and Joe Goss to a senior who has been an active member of band or orchestra. Emily Waldo
Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship $300 Dakota Collins Emily Montgomery
Louise "Pete" Clerkin Scholarship Funded by the Ladies Golf Association of the Muscatatuck Recreation Corporation for a senior member of the golf team. $500
Marilyn & Warren Guild Engineering Scholarship $500
Mark McCammon Scholarship $300 to an athlete who has participated in track and or cross country for two years, one season being in the senior year.
Mary Louise Shonfeld Memorial Scholarship $250 award to a JCHS senior who participated in girls' sports.
Memories of Bigger Township $445 award to a resident of Bigger Township.
Morgan Rhea Gibson Memorial Scholarship $150 for a student who participated in Pantherettes Dance Team or JC fast pitch softball and plans to continue their education.
Morgan Wright Memorial Scholarship $950 in memory of Morgan Wright, who lost a battle with cancer at 16. Because of her love for softball and nursing, this award is for a graduate pursuing nursing or a fast pitch athlete studying education.
Muscatatuck Board of Realtors Scholarship $425 Hailey Sorrells
Paris Crossing Alumni Scholarship $500 for students living in Lovett, Marion or Montgomery Townships.
Molly Bertram Zane Law Alydia Waggoner
Paul Todorovich Family Memorial Scholarship $300 to JCHS graduates majoring in the field of education.
Claire Ashcraft Emma Morrison
Psi Iota Xi Sorority Scholarship $200 for the study of speech and hearing. Abigail Rowlett
Regal Rug Scholarship $500 scholarships to a son or daughter of Regal Rug NV employee with at least 2 years seniority.
Dana Money Sadie Marsh Lauren Green Justin Brogdon Jaydan Vanosdol Ellie Banks
Richard & Anna Marie Mayer Scholarship $500 award to study at an IN college/university. Joseph Kelley
Robert & Florence Cardinal Memorial Scholarship $1,500 award from Linda Erler in memory of her mother & father to a student who has faced hardships.
Stephen E. Jones Memorial Scholarship $1,300 scholarship for a student pursuing studies in the field of music.
Sue Ellen Jones Memorial Scholarship $372 to a senior who attended either NV or Brush Creek Elementary and who plans to attend an Indiana school for elementary education.
Vernon High School Alumni Scholarship $1,000 for a descendant of a Vernon High School graduate.
Wyatt St. John
Wildey Family Scholarship $125 to a student pursuing their education and are most likely to succeed.
Burlin & Viola King Scholarship $500 renewable scholarship in memory of the late owners of the Plain Dealer & Sun.