Nearly $800,000 in scholarships were awarded to 74 area residents by the Wabash Valley Community Foundation Tuesday at its scholarship reception. These scholarship funds come primarily from endowment funds created by donors to the foundation.
Of the 74, the following Clay County students received scholarships:
Kyle Tiefel, Clay City High School -- Virginia M. Buell Memorial Scholarship
Griffin Randall, Northview High School -- Robert and Barbara Deakins Scholarship
Ellis Gebert, Northview High School -- Jennifer Dunham Memorial Scholarship
Ashley Howard, Northview High School -- Kelly Fuqua Memorial Scholarship
Alicia Davis, Northview High School -- Earl F. Hopkins Scholarship
Ashley Griffith, Clay City High School -- Renis and Fern Knust Scholarship
Mitchell Mershon, Northview High School -- Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
Brittany Rood, Clay City High School -- Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
Janice Taney, Clay City High School -- Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
The Wabash Valley Community Foundation is a non-profit corporation created by and for the people of the Wabash Valley. Among other activities, it builds permanent charitable endowments that provide scholarships and grants primarily in Clay, Sullivan, and Vigo Counties.
Individuals can create permanently endowed funds in the Wabash Valley Community Foundation to support their favorite charitable agencies or interests. Starting at $5,000, an individual can create a permanently endowed fund bearing the name and charitable purpose chosen by the donor. Donors of any amount can contribute to an existing scholarship fund. Contact Beth Tevlin, Executive Director at 812-232-2234 for more information on creating a scholarship or other permanently endowed fund.
Applications for scholarships awarded in 2005 will be available this year at the Community Foundation's office at 2901 Ohio Blvd., Suite 153, in Terre Haute, from its web site: www.wvcf.com, or at area high schools.