Scholarship Awards

2017 Scholarships Awarded

The following scholarships were awarded by the Foundation to local Blackford County seniors in the Class of 2017.

Scholarship award winners are listed on this page in the order of the scholarship’s name.
If you prefer to view the winners in order of recipient’s last name instead, click here.

3M Scholarship
Jarius K. Reece
Computer Science at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents James and Rachel Reece

Dianna Alfrey Memorial Scholarship
Chynia C. Parsons
Elementary Education at Ball State University
Parents Shauna Parsons and Josh Beckley

Bruce C. Bade Scholarship
Zach T. Tarr
Political Science at Indiana University
Parents Derek and Heather Tarr

Robert Bales Memorial Scholarship
Devin D. Dow
Diesel Technology at University of Northwestern Ohio
Parents Dave and Melissa Dow

Blackford County Republican Committee Scholarship
Cory L. Piercy
Forensic Accounting at University of Northwestern Ohio
Parents Albert and Melanie Piercy

Blackford Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
In memory of Audreamae Clamme, Judy Mills, Joe Gilbert, and Nora Mae Minneman
Alyssa M. King
Elementary Education at Trine University
Parents Steve and Amy Fisher

Harry and Arlene Bohr Memorial Scholarship
Alex K. Whittig
Pre-Occupational Therapy/Exercise Science at Manchester University
Parents Jamie and Amie Whittig

Erma Bradford Memorial Scholarship
Alexa R. Milholland
Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Tracy and Lisa Milholland

Vincent F. and Anna C. Cimino Community Scholarship
Quintin M. Blakely
Entrepreneurial Business/Information Technology
Parents Christopher and Tricia Blakely

Mike Collins and Jerald E. Snyder Hartford City Memorial Scholarship
Dalton L. Cornelison
Aviation Maintenance Technology at Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne
Parents Leah Teer and Ryan Cornelison

Delta Theta Tau Scholarship
In Memory of Dorothy Gadbury
McKayla L. Alspach
Nursing at Ball State University
Parents Jabin and Robin Alspach

Lawrence H. and M. Irene Dick Memorial Scholarship
Saylor L. Goodspeed
Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
Parent Dawn Goodspeed

David C. Ford Memorial Scholarship
Tommy M. Simmons
Spanish/Computer Science/Business Administration at Ball State University
Parents Tom and Lisa Simmons, Jr.

Earl Greaf Memorial Scholarship
Clayton M. Mong
Engineering at Ohio State University
Parents Michael and Kelli Mong

Earl Greaf Memorial Scholarship
Haley Pontius
Elementary Education at Purdue University
Parents Steven and Amy Pontius

Hartford City Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Emily G. Coons
Music Education at Ball State University or Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Robert and Andrea Coons

Hartford City Elks Lodge No. 625 Scholarship
Avery S. Thornburgh
Marketing at the University of Northwestern Ohio
Parent Jamie Heath

Hartford City Kiwanis Scholarship
In Memory of Jim Evans
Saylor L. Goodspeed
Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
Parent Dawn Goodspeed

Hartford City Kiwanis Scholarship
In Memory of Max Mecklenburg
Avery S. Thornburgh
Marketing at the University of Northwestern Ohio
Parent Jamie Heath

Hartford City Kiwanis Scholarship
In Memory of Michael McDougall
Makayla R. Modricker
General Studies at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Joshua and Susan Modricker

Hartford City Rotary Scholarship
Joshua M. Williams
Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Tim and Robbin Williams

Hartford City Rotary Scholarship
In Memory of E.P. Blackburn
Lierra D. Hillman
Agriculture/Vet Tech at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Peggy Taylor and Shane Hillman

Hartford City Tri-Kappa, Beta Xi Chapter Scholarship
Kassidy Kaufman
Music Education at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Troy and Jennifer Kaufman

Hartford City Tri-Kappa, Beta Xi Chapter Scholarship
Ashton B. Marchak
Electronics and Computer Technology/Electrical Engineering Technology at Ivy Tech Community College
Parent Julie Daily

Hartford City Tri-Kappa Associates Scholarship
In Memory of Martha Archer and Arlo Fadely
Dakota L. Mohler
Imaging Sciences at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Jannette Hindel and Charles Mohler

Ed and Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship
Brittany A. Brown
Psychology and Counseling/Elementary Education at Ball State University
Parents Tasha Neely and Daniel Brown

Jones Family Farms Scholarship
Jonathan D. Gearhart
Criminal Justice at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Butch and Melissa Gearhart

Jones Family Farms Scholarship
Kyle M. Mackey
Ag Business at Southern Arkansas University
Parents Pam and Chris Hurley and Mike Mackey

Voyance &  Zella Kegerreis Memorial Scholarship
Riley S. Apple
Mortuary Science at Vincennes University
Parents Andy and Angie Alfrey and Randy Apple

Travis Keplinger Memorial Scholarship
Caleb M. Messersmith
Ag Business at Purdue University or Ivy Tech Community College or Ohio State University
Parents Devon and Maudlyn Messersmith

Clara C. Kitterman Memorial Scholarship
Alexis Fields
Pre-Medicine at Purdue University
Parents Troy and Karinna Williams and Barry Fields

Clara C. Kitterman Memorial Scholarship
Dakota L. Mohler
Imaging Sciences at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Jannette Hindel and Charles Mohler

Levy Educational Fund Scholarship
Madison J. Gearheart
Exercise Science at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Shawn and Michelle Gearheart

Levy Educational Fund Scholarship
Skyla D. Hedden
Art Education at Ball State University
Parents Cory and Tori Hedden

Levy Educational Fund Scholarship
Alyssa M. King
Elementary Education at Trine University
Parents Steve and Amy Fisher

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
Nancy Cole
Business at Indiana University
Parent Jolene Cole

Lilly Finalist Scholarship
Sara D. Gregory
Pre-medicine at Indiana University
Parents Jamie and Shannon Gregory

Lilly Finalist Scholarship
Kassidy Kaufman
Music Education at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Troy and Jennifer Kaufman

Lilly Finalist Scholarship
Alena E. Lee
Health Sciences at Butler University
Parents Michael and Laura Lee

Cindy K. Maddox Memorial Scholarship
Chynia C. Parsons
Elementary Education at Ball State University
Parents Shauna Parsons and Josh Beckley

John R. and Jane C. Maddox Family Scholarship
Rylee V. Smith
Youth Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Doug and Misti Smith

Guy C. and Grace Glancy Mahorney Memorial Scholarship
Jenna Coffman
Arts/Animation at Ball State University
Parents Bayard and Jaqueline Whittig

Ronald A. and Melanie J. Mason, Steve R. and Michelle Stafford, and G. Jewel Wilson Scholarship
Lierra D. Hillman
Agriculture/Vet Tech at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Peggy Taylor and Shane Hillman

Ronald A. and Melanie J. Mason, Steve R. and Michelle Stafford, and G. Jewel Wilson Scholarship
Makayla R. Modricker
General Studies at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Joshua and Susan Modricker

Paul and Dorothy McKee, Marilyn McKee Tindall and Rosemary McKee Lanham Memorial Scholarship
Taylor L. McCaffery
Business at Ball State University
Parents Roxanne McCaffery and Scott McCaffery, Sr.

Thomas E. McGeath and Jesse Lee Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
Madison J. Gearheart
Exercise Science at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Shawn and Michelle Gearheart

Thomas E. McGeath and Jesse Lee Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
Sara A. Troyer
Social Work at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Mike and Melinda Troyer

Montpelier Alumni Association Scholarship
Alena E. Lee
Health Sciences at Butler University
Parents Michael and Laura Lee

Montpelier Alumni Association Scholarship
Kyle M. Mackey
Ag Business at Southern Arkansas University
Parents Pam and Chris Hurley and Mike Mackey

Montpelier Lions Club Scholarship
Vance I. Felver
Aviation Maintenance Technology at Vincennes University
Parents Matthew David Felver and Sarah Jane Felver

Charles Glen Morgan Memorial Scholarship
Breanna E. Penrod
Pre-Dentistry at Manchester College
Parents Stephanie Penrod and Jaime Penrod

Geraldine McFerren Myers Scholarship
Chloe V. Coons
Nursing at Ball State University
Parents Robert and Andrea Coons

Geraldine McFerren Myers Scholarship
Alex K. Whittig
Pre-Occupational Therapy/Exercise Science at Manchester University
Parents Jamie and Amie Whittig

Robert C. Neel Memorial Scholarship
Rylee V. Smith
Youth Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Doug and Misti Smith

Jorden W. Nickols Memorial Scholarship
Zach T. Tarr
Political Science at Indiana University
Parents Derek and Heather Tarr

Hal & Gretchen Oberholzer Scholarship
Jenna Coffman
Arts/Animation at Ball State University
Parents Bayard and Jaqueline Whittig

June E. Overmyer Memorial Scholarship
Taylor L. McCaffery
Business at Ball State University
Parents Roxanne McCaffery and Scott McCaffery, Sr.

Pete Redmond Family Memorial Scholarship
Chynia C. Parsons
Elementary Education at Ball State University
Parents Shauna Parsons and Josh Beckley

Kevin Reichard Memorial Football Scholarship
Jacob P. Wells
Pre-Medicine at Manchester University
Parents Paul Lee and Lisa Marie Wells

Frances W. and Lucille Reidy Memorial Scholarship
Devin D. Dow
Diesel Technology at University of Northwestern Ohio
Parents Dave and Melissa Dow

Frances W. and Lucille Reidy Memorial Scholarship
Kirsten R. Hudson
Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Anthony Hudson and Christina Hudson

Frances W. and Winifred Reidy Memorial Scholarship
Caleb M. Messersmith
Ag Business at Purdue University or Ivy Tech Community College or Ohio State University
Parents Devon and Maudlyn Messersmith

Frances W. and Winifred Reidy Memorial Scholarship
Dakota L. Mohler
Imaging Sciences at Ivy Tech Community College
Parents Jannette Hindel and Charles Mohler

Betty L. and Robert W. Renner Community Scholarship
Alexis Fields
Pre-Medicine at Purdue University
Parents Troy and Karinna Williams and Barry Fields

Jean Ann Rhodes Memorial Baseball Scholarship
Jacob P. Wells
Medicine at Manchester University
Parents Paul Lee and Lisa Marie Wells

Roth Family Scholarship
Robert E. Gardner III
Nursing at Ball State University
Parents Robert and Brooke Gardner II

William E. & Patricia A. Schantz Community Scholarship
Kyli A. Penrod
Entrepreneurial Business at Ball State University
Parents Cyle and Keli Penrod

Rich Scott Memorial Scholarship
Emily G. Coons
Music Education at Ball State University or Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Robert and Andrea Coons

Kim A. Stump Memorial Scholarship
McKayla L. Alspach
Nursing at Ball State University
Parents Jabin and Robin Alspach

Dr. Severino and Karen Sulit Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Scott G. Thompson
Nursing at Ball State University
Parents John and Alison Thompson, Jr.

Trowel and Error Garden Club Scholarship
Skyla D. Hedden
Art Education at Ball State University
Parents Cory and Tori Hedden

Floyd and Leatha Warner Memorial Scholarship
Sara D. Gregory
Pre-Medicine at Indiana University
Parents Jamie and Shannon Gregory

Floyd and Leatha Warner Memorial Scholarship
Lauren J. Hall
Exercise Science/Physical Therapy at Trine University
Parents Gary and Julie Hall

Floyd and Leatha Warner Memorial Scholarship
Kassidy Kaufman
Music Education at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Troy and Jennifer Kaufman

Floyd and Leatha Warner Memorial Scholarship
Taylor A. Mink
Nursing at Ball State University
Parents Shannon and Jennifer Mink

Errol Washburn Memorial Scholarship
Parker E. Hiestand
Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University
Parents Ryan and Kelli Hiestand

Young Family Charitable Scholarship
Alena E. Lee
Health Sciences at Butler University
Parents Michael and Laura Lee