2020 Fulton County Scholarship Winners

To read donor stories for several of the scholarships below, check out https://www.nicf.org/fulton-county/funds/ and select the scholarship you wish to read more about!

 

  1. Fulton County Lilly Winner

Whitley Barkman, a Rochester High School graduating senior, has been named the 2020 Fulton County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Whitley will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to an Indiana college or university of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. Whitley is the daughter of Stacy Barkman and Kassandra Barkman and plans to attend University of Indianapolis, where she will major in Biology. Whitley is a member of Rochester High School Key Club and Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy. She also participates in New Tech Ambassadors, Girls Gang, Student Council Athletic Student Council and both Volleyball and Tennis. Whitley was nominated for the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship from a field of twenty-nine applicants by the Fulton County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee.

 

  1. Akron Las Donas Marcus Hackworth & Scott Sechrist Memorial Scholarship

The Akron Las Donas Marcus Hachworth & Scott Sechrist Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 by the Las Donas Club to honor the memory of two young gentlemen who attended the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. Marcus was known for his genuine kindness and sincere willingness to help others. He could often be found helping friends with automotive matters, such as changing oil or spark plugs in their vehicles. Scott enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing. Both gentlemen’s legacies will now live on through this scholarship.

This year’s recipients from Tippecanoe Valley High School are:

  • Olivia Livengood
  • Mitchell Smith

 

  1. Paul and Dorothy Arven Memorial Scholarship

The Arvens led a very simplistic lifestyle but had overwhelming amounts of kindness in their hearts. Ron Clausen, a close friend of Paul said, “What I remember most about Paul is that he would do anything for you.” In their will, the couple decided to gift part of their estate to providing scholarships to students seeking degrees in nursing or agriculture.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Alexandra Temme (Culver High School)
  • Evan Cohagan (Argos High School)
  • Aubrey Dague (Caston High School)
  • Charlie Pocock (Rochester High School)
  • Alivia Riegle (Rochester High School)
  • Kaitlyn Cleveland (Winamac High School)

 

  1. Jim Barkman Memorial Scholarship

The Jim Barkman Memorial Scholarship was created in 2003 in memory of Jim by his family. Jim will always be remembered for his unwavering dedication to his work and the children he taught and served. The dedication he showed to the school and students was unrelenting, and he almost never took a day off. Furthermore, his dedication to service organizations, the agricultural community, and the church were widely recognized. Jim will always be remembered fondly through this scholarship.

This year’s recipients from Rochester High School are:

  • Tessa Downhour
  • Samantha Shriver

 

  1. Joanne and JoEllen Bendall Scholarship

The Joanne and JoEllen Bendall Scholarship was created in 2006 by Joanne and her daughter JoEllen, to assist Fulton County residents to further their education. Joanne’s fierce integrity and productivity was something everyone admired. She had a deep passion for her students, 4-H, and simple living. Her kindness and generosity will never be forgotten through this scholarship.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • Samantha Shriver
  1. Brent L. Blacketor Memorial Scholarship

The Brent L. Blacketor Memorial Scholarship was created in 2009 by his mother, Mabel Blacketor’s, estate in memory of Brent. Brent will always be known for his warm, outgoing personality. He was a friend to anyone and everyone. After Brent’s tragic and unexpected passing, Mabel Blacketor and her husband, Kline, set out to be as active as they could in the community to fulfill his role. They tried to live by the saying, “You make a living by what you do, but you make a life by what you give.”

This year’s recipients from Rochester High School are:

  • Alexis Coleman
  • Mallory Hiatt
  • Paige Bode
  • Jordan Jennings
  • Samantha Shriver
  • McKenzi Wood

This year’s renewal recipients are:

  • Maria Hunting
  • Renae Bickle
  • Grace Daake
  • Shelby Schoen
  • Zach Brown
  • Gabriella Goss
  • Catherine Hughes
  • Jerry Plummer
  • Bryleigh Towell
  • Siera Weathers
  • Keaton Stesiak
  • Samantha Ruppert

 

  1. Caston High School Scholarship Fund

The Caston High School Scholarship was created by the Caston Community Academic Scholarship Foundation, previously known as the Caston High School Dollars for Scholars Committee, to benefit graduating students from Caston High School. “Wave the flag for Caston Comets, Cheer her colors grand. Wave the flag for Caston Comets Known throughout the land. Rah Rah Rah!”

This year’s recipients from Caston High School are:

  • Aubrey Dague
  • Ginger Slisher
  • Adelyn Harsh

 

  1.   Victoria L. Coffing Memorial Scholarship

The Victoria L. Coffing Memorial Scholarship was created by Fulton United Methodist Church in 2015. Jessica Fort, Victoria’s daughter, wrote in a statement, “I know that Momma would be honored to see how much her life has helped shape that of so many others. With this scholarship, her legacy will live on and help prepare you to do great things for Christ.”

This year’s recipient from Caston High School is:

  • Aubrey Dague

 

  1. The W.D. Cumberland 4-H Scholarship Fund

The W.D. Cumberland 4-H Scholarship was established by the children of the late Walter Delmar Cumberland in 2003. Mr. Cumberland’s love was 4-H and being active in youth oriented activities. Since 1975 he had been a leader in Fulton County 4-H. This is the first scholarship in Fulton County to specifically benefit members of Fulton County 4-H clubs.

This year’s recipient from Caston High School is:

  • Ginger Slisher

 

  1. Herb Davidson Athletic Scholarship

The Herbert P. Davidson Athletic Scholarship was created in 2015 to remember Herbert “Herbie” P. Davidson. Herbie was an amazing athlete but always chose to remain close to his roots and never wander off far from home to pursue the professional teams that sought his talent. For Herbie, the most important thing in life was family. He was inseparable from his younger brother, Russ, and they enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing together. His kind and giving heart will always shine through this scholarship.

This year’s recipients from Rochester High School are:

  • Claire Bright
  • Jordan Jennings
  • Charlie Pocock

 

  1. Simon Deeb Scholarship Fund

The Simon Deeb Scholarship was created by Simon Deeb’s family and friends in 1996 to remember the impact Simon “Si” had on the agricultural means of his community. The Rochester farming community meant a lot to Si, and he did everything he could to help fellow farmers with their business. Education was his top priority, and he always found the most joy out of seeing a student succeed. “My dad had a philosophy that you do things so you can help others,” Connie, Si’s daughter, said. “He got the most happiness out of seeing other people’s success… Dad took more pride in student’s successes than his own, and the scholarship helps to carry that on,” Connie said.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • Tessa Downhour

 

  1. Dale Eizinger and Robert Tobey Agricultural Scholarship Fund

The Dale Eizinger and Robert Tobey Agricultural Scholarship Fund was created in 2010. Dale Eizinger taught school at RHS for 35 years and also owned and operated a greenhouse.       Robert Tobey was a charter member and one of the founders of the RHS Future farmers of America Chapter. Both men dedicated their lives to their community and agriculture. Now, their legacy will continue forever.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • Tessa Downhour

 

  1. Joan Ruth Ewing Scholarship

The Joan Ruth Ewing Scholarship was created in 2014 by Joan’s sister and brother-in-law, Katie and Phil McCarter and the Joan R. Ewing Estate. Joan Ruth is remembered as being a loving teacher, aunt, sister, and friend who loved her community deeply and dedicated much of her time to serving her students, her family, and many others in her community. Her dedication remained with her family, students, and community throughout her entire life as she cheered on her nieces and nephews at sporting events, was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Cass County and Fulton County Retired Teacher groups, and was a member of Tri-Kappa. Her compassion will live on forever through this scholarship.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • Samantha Shriver

 

  1. RB Fear Agricultural Scholarship

The RB Fear Agriculture Scholarship was created by the Fear family to help students in Fulton County achieve their collegiate dreams. This scholarship is given to students who must have attended elementary, middle, and high school in Fulton County and must also be attending Purdue University. Preference is given to those students pursuing agricultural studies.

This year’s recipient from Caston High School is:

  • Aubrey Dague

 

  1. Fulton County Community Foundation Scholarship

The Fulton County Community Foundation Scholarship recognizes students who are Lilly finalists who are not awarded the scholarship.  Finalists write an essay, participate in an oral interview process, and present a presentation that represents the applicant’s personal statement about their talents, abilities, and major accomplishments.  The hard work and dedication that the students demonstrate through the process and their high school career are able to be awarded through the Fulton County Community Foundation unrestricted fund.

This year’s recipients from Rochester High School are:

  • Mason Beall
  • Jordan Jennings
  • Samantha Shriver

This year’s recipient from Caston High School is:

  • Ginger Slisher
  1. Frounfelter Scholarship

The Frounfelter Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 by Lori and D.J. Frounfelter in honor of D.J.’s brother, William “Bill” Frounfelter.  The family always says. “There is nothing more important, from a society standpoint, than the education of our youth.”  Thanks to the generosity of this family, students are assisted in continuing their education and D.J.’s brother will be honored forever.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • Charlie Pocock

 

  1. Hoffman-Gamel Family Scholarship

The Hoffman-Gamel Family Scholarship was created in a very unique way. Melissa was a 1987 graduate of Rochester Community High School and currently lives in Ohio. She won a packaging incentive competition at her place of employment, Abbott Laboratories, in 2001. As a part of the reward for winning the contest, Melissa received a scholarship designation. She decided to give back to her hometown and high school in Rochester.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • Jordan Jennings

 

  1. Jayne Ann Good Memorial Scholarship

The Jayne Ann Good Memorial Scholarship was established in 1984 in memory of Jayne Ann who was a scholar-athlete that demonstrated a great work ethic.  She quickly learned to balance her demanding academic, athletic, social, and work schedule and the committee strives to choose a candidate who is consistent with Jayne’s values.  Joyce and J.D., the parents of Jayne Ann, decided to honor her memory with a scholarship.  Jayne and her family realized the importance of a good education, and Jayne so appreciated the scholarships that she received during her years at Butler.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • Charlie Pocock

 

  1. Dorothy A. Goss Memorial Scholarship

The Dorothy A. Goss Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 by Barbara Hattery in memory of her sister Dorothy Ann “Dottie” Goss. Dottie served as a Professor at the University of Illinois, University of Minnesota and retired from Oklahoma State University. This scholarship supports graduating seniors from Caston High School who are pursuing a degree at Purdue University in the field of education.

This year’s recipient from Caston High School is:

  • Adelyn Harsh

 

  1. Roy Haggerty Memorial Scholarship

The Roy Haggerty Memorial Scholarship was created in 2007 by First Financial Bank and Roy’s wife, Donnabelle. After Roy’s passing in 1983, Donnabelle set out to continue her husband’s legacy. She found the perfect way to honor him before her death in 1998, and placed in her will the means of the Roy Haggerty Memorial Scholarship. Roy was an athlete and engineer, while Donnabelle’s passion resided in music. Donnabelle’s dream of continuing her husband’s legacy will be carried out forever through this scholarship.

This year’s recipients from Rochester High School are:

  • Alexis Coleman
  • Alivia Riegle
  • Carissa Ziemek (in college)

This year’s renewal recipients are:

  • Katlyn Sawyer
  • Kristina Ponce
  • Ayah Abdallah
  • Laiyn Stevens
  • Terry Walker

 

  1. Elmer And Beulah P. Harris Scholarship

The Elmer and Beulah P. Harris Scholarship was established in 1998 from the estate of Beulah “Bea” Harris. Bea and her husband, Elmer, both felt that all students should have an opportunity to better themselves by receiving an education. They agreed that few things were more valuable than education. This scholarship was created to give students the opportunity to further their quest for education beyond high school.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Adelyn Harsh (Caston High School)
  • Coy Field (Winamac High School)

 

  1. Steve and Kathryn Hartzler Memorial Scholarship

The Stephen and Kathryn Hartzler Memorial Scholarship was created by the couple in 2015. Their community involvement touched every corner of Fulton County. Though they stayed in the shadows, working in the background, they accomplished so much for their community. From instilling drive, dependability, good morals, and friendship in their children to leading the county in politics, the Hartzler’s always maintained dependability and righteousness. The immeasurable impact these two have already made will continue forever through this scholarship.

This year’s recipient from Caston High School is:

  • Adelyn Harsh

 

  1. Zelma Crabill-Helen and Carl Wilson Memorial Scholarship

The Zelma Crabill-Helen and Carl Wilson Memorial Scholarship was created in 2006 by Helen and Carl Wilson. They made it their mission to help improve the town of Onward, Indiana and bring it prosperity in any way that they could. The couple also loved to volunteer and travel in their free time. Additionally, Carl devoted his time to organizations such as Walton Masonic Lodge, Onward Grange, Logansport Eagles, and the Boy Scouts troop of Onward. Their generosity will endure forever through this scholarship.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • Britney Ramos

 

  1. Franklin and Jane Heisler and David Heisler Memorial Scholarship

The Franklin and Jane Heisler and David Heisler Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 by the children and siblings of Franklin, Jane, and David “Dave” Heisler to honor their lifetime of kindness and community service.

This year’s renewal recipient is:

  • Renae Bickle

 

  1. Mark Howdeshell Memorial Scholarship

The Mark Howdeshell Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by Pam Howdeshell in memory of Mark Howdeshell who was a beloved father, husband, and friend.  His love for Fulton County never ceased and after spending time in the United States Army, he joined the Rochester Manitou Moose Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Mark’s interests included sports, classic cars, motorcycles, and reading.  Through this scholarship, Mark’s legacy will be honored, and his generosity and memory will live forever.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • Alivia Riegle

 

  1. Kewanna Schools Memorial Scholarship

The Kewanna Schools Memorial Fund was conceived in 2012 as a way to give back to the community using funds raised by the annual Chief Kewanna 5K run and 2-mile walk. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is involved in the community and demonstrated academic and athletic excellence traits that are indicative of a Kewanna High School graduate.

This year’s recipient from Caston High School is:

  • Adelyn Harsh
  1. King Anness Memorial Scholarship

The King Anness Memorial Scholarship was created in 2014 by Paul “King” Anness’s mother, Mildred “Millie” Anness. King’s love affair with water started at an early age, as he grew up along Lake Manitou in Rochester, Indiana during his early years. Once he became an adult, his love for water led him to the shores of Kailua, Hawaii. There, he started working for resorts across the world. After retiring, King returned home to be with his mother. Millie began this scholarship to carry King’s legacy on forever.

This year’s recipients from Rochester High School are:

  • Alexis Coleman
  • Alivia Riegle

 

  1. Angele J. Kochenderfer Memorial Scholarship

The Angele J. Kochenderfer Memorial Scholarship was created in 1988 by George Pollock and Judy Walgamuth. Angele was very involved in the Rochester community and was a part of the Ladies of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and the Elks Auxiliary. She also worked for Hart Schaffer & Marx Clothing Corporation. Angele’s dedication to the community will always be remembered through this scholarship.

This year’s renewal recipients are:

  • Grace Daake
  • Carly Beehler

 

  1. Steven Bruce Mattice Memorial Scholarship

The Steven Bruce Mattice Memorial Scholarship was created by Steven’s parents, Bruce and Sara Mattice. Steven tragically passed away in an ATV accident at the age of 14. He is remembered most for his enthusiasm for living and doing things at the best of his ability. Bruce and Sara were astonished at how the community came together to help them heal and to remember Steven in a wonderful manner. They decided to say thank you by creating this scholarship in memory of Steven. “We needed to give back to the community,” Bruce said. “That is what it is all about.”

This year’s recipients from Caston High School are:

  • Aubrey Dague
  • Adelyn Harsh
  • Ginger Slisher

This year’s renewal recipient is:

  • Bailey Shultz
  1. Jayson McCalla Memorial Scholarship

The Jayson McCalla Memorial Scholarship was created in 2006 by Jayson’s parents, Harold and Donna. Jayson will always be remembered for his bright smiling face and loving nature. From the time Jayson was born in 1985, he was said to have been, “A fun-loving kid who loved life and had one of the brightest smiles you will ever find.”  One of his biggest passions was baseball, and he played all four years at Tippecanoe Valley High School. This scholarship gives preference to baseball players in order to help carry on Jayson’s legacy.

This year’s recipient from Tippecanoe Valley High School is:

  • Jorge Rosas-Jimenez

 

  1. David Ewing McCarter Athletic Scholarship

The David Ewing McCarter Athletic Scholarship was established in 2011 by Phil and Katie McCarter in memory of David McCarter.  David was a 1978 Rochester High School graduate who ranked top ten in his class in academics and was a valued member of four high school sports teams, earning nine varsity letters.  Along with his academic and athletic accomplishments, David was a four-year member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, President of the National Honors Society, and a member of the RHS Letterman’s Club.  HIs passion for sports came naturally and he was known as a self-motivated person, not only in athletics, but in his school work as well.  Classmates knew David as a quiet, yet always involved and helpful individual.  Through this scholarship, David’s memory will live long after those who knew him personally are gone.

This year’s recipients from Rochester High School are:

  • Mason Beall
  • Paige Bode
  • Mallory Hiatt
  • Charlie Pocock
  • Alivia Riegle

 

  1. Coach John Robert McKee Memorial Scholarship

The Coach John Robert McKee Memorial Scholarship was created in 2002 by the family of John McKee. John was widely known around the community for coaching the Rochester High School Zebras football team for 18 consecutive years. John was also the wrestling coach at RHS for 12 years. He was also involved in the youth baseball league. He loved being involved and coaching. “I felt as though my dad was more interested in the kids and their performance than the results of the games,” Jason, John’s son, said. John’s legacy will now live on forever through this scholarship for RHS athletes.

This year’s recipients from Rochester High School are:

  • Tessa Downhour
  • Dylan Weaver

 

  1. Harold E. and Neva Funk Mikesell Scholarship

The Harold E. and Neva Funk Mikesell Scholarship celebrates the Mikesells’ unwavering dedication to education. Neva was a very devoted and passionate educator and taught for 41 years. To show their appreciation for education, the Mikesells created this renewable scholarship to help fund strong students for 8 semesters of higher education.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Alexandra Temme (Culver High School)
  • Aubrey Dague (Caston High School)
  • Ginger Slisher (Caston High School)
  • Adelyn Harsh (Caston High School)
  • Jordan Jennings (Rochester High School)

 

  1. John Nelson Memorial Scholarship

The John Nelson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 by the family of John Nelson in memory of John.  John Nelson was a tremendous student-athlete who graduated from Rochester High School and attended Valparaiso University on a four-year athletic scholarship.  He has earned a master’s degree from Ball State University.  Coach John Nelson was a teacher and a coach for 41 years and he remains an inspiration not just because of his own impressive career as a player, nor because of his winning record as a coach.  Nelson inspires those of the Fulton County Community today primarily as a result of his strong sense of civic duty and his determination to serve his community to the best of his ability.  One way in which he was involved with the community was through the Fulton County Community Foundation.  Margaret Barrett, one of his five children, said, “I think that he’d be very honored.  It means a lot to us (the family).  We know all the great things Dad did for the school and the community, and this gives a chance for other people to recognize it too” in regards to the scholarship.  Through this scholarship, Coach John Nelson’s memory and sense of civic duty will live on.

This year’s recipient from Rochester Community High School is:

  • Samantha Shriver

 

  1. One Community Scholarship

The One Community Scholarship was established in 2014 by a retired Caston educator to provide support for educational scholarships for Caston High School graduates. This educator saw that students of certain minority groups needed some extra assistance. This scholarship helps those students and is renewable for up to 4 years.

This year’s renewal recipient is:

  • Joe Cattin

 

  1. Rochester High School Scholarship

The Rochester High School Scholarship was established in 1982 and transferred to Northern Indiana Community Foundation in 1995 to provide scholarships for selected Rochester High School graduates. Rochester Community Schools wish to inspire individuals to learn, grow, and give. This scholarship helps them achieve that mission forever.

This year’s recipients from Rochester Community High School are:

  • Jared Adley
  • Charlie Pocock

 

  1. Rochester Firefighters’ Memorial Scholarship

The Rochester Firefighters’ Memorial Scholarship was created in 2002 by the Rochester Fire Department in memory of all Fallen Firefighters.  Following the death of Assistant Fire Chief Greg Miller, this scholarship was established to memorize all fallen Rochester Firefighters.  The scholarship is possible through the Rochester Fire Department’s Annual Fundraiser and generous donations contributed in memory of Greg.

This year’s recipient from Rochester Community High School is:

  • Samantha Shriver

 

  1. Ronk Family Scholarship

The Ronk Family Scholarship was established in 2016 by Daniel and Beth Ronk to honor a graduating senior from Rochester Community High School or Lewis-Cass High School who is seeking a four-year degree. Preference is given to students who are studying education due to the Ronks’ deep dedication to helping others achieve success in education.

This year’s recipient from Rochester Community High School is:

  • Samantha Shriver
  1. Nelson W. Sadler Memorial Ag Scholarship

The Nelson W. Sadler Memorial Ag Scholarship was established in 2004 by Kay Murhling in memory of her father Nelson Sadler. This scholarship aims to honor Nelson’s dedication to agriculture, as well as the advancement of agriculture education which was near and dear to his heart. Thanks to Kay’s generosity, the legacy of her father will live on forever through this scholarship.

This year’s recipient from Caston High School is:

  • Aubrey Dague

 

  1. George M. and Liale W. Schwenk Memorial Scholarship

The George M. and Liale W. Schwenk Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 by Liale Schwenk in honor of her husband.  George Schwenk was a long-time resident of the Rochester Community who exhibited a love for family, community, and the outdoors.  He spent his life farming the land, and he also loved fishing and enjoying nature.  He served on the Rochester Community School Board for twenty-four years and his family was very important to him.  Liale Schwenk was a loving wife and mother and was known to always be busy doing something and helping out on the farm.  She instilled the work ethic that she had in her children.  Liale can be sure that the memory of her husband will be long-lived, and George will continue to give long after his passing.

This year’s recipient from Rochester Community High School is:

  • Tessa Downhour

 

  1. Lawrence J & Violet M. Seiwert Scholarship

The Lawrence J. and Violet M. Seiwert Scholarship was created in 2003 by the Seiwerts.  Kiwanis was a big part of Lawrence and Violet’s “Vi’s” life. It meant so much to Lawrence that he asked his wife to still go to the meetings even if he wasn’t there to join her. He sadly passed away the day of a meeting, and Vi respected his wishes and still went to the meeting that afternoon. She said that it was one of the hardest things she had to do, but she did it for Lawrence. Kiwanis is still a big part of Vi’s life today, and she even allows the Kiwanis members to take part in the selection of the scholarship recipient. As Vi said, “Investing in the Community Foundation assures there will always be money to give to the students.” Through this fund, Vi and Lawrence ensured that they will continue to help the students of Fulton County for years to come.

This year’s recipient from Rochester High School is:

  • McKenzi Wood

 

  1. Eric E. Smoker Memorial Scholarship

The Eric E. Smoker Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 by Ernie and GeNelle Smoker in memory of Eric Smoker and restructured in 2018 to provide support for educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two- or four-year public or private institutions of higher learning and in particular to such students who are pursuing a degree in an art-related field like Eric did. Eric’s love for art will endure forever due to this scholarship.

This year’s renewal recipient is:

  • Gabriella Goss

 

  1. Russell L. and Pauline Whittenberger Sparks Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Russell L. and Pauline Whittenberger Sparks Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 by Joe and John Sparks in memory of their beloved parents. Dr. Russell practiced dentistry in Rochester for almost 45 years. His wife assisted him as a nurse and bookkeeper at the office.  Over the years, Russell and Pauline became mentors to numerous young people outside of their own immediate family. Both influenced students by encouraging them to pursue a college education. Now their kindness lives forever through this scholarship.

This year’s recipients from Rochester High School are:

  • Mason Beall
  • Britney Ramos

 

  1. Dierdre Strube Memorial Scholarship

The Dierdre Strube Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 by the Fulton United Methodist Church in memory of Dierdre. Dierdre cared deeply for people and was constantly searching for ways to help others. She was a nurse who was so entrusted that people would come to her even before consulting the local doctor. Diedre also had a passion for music and singing, and she loved to share it with each person she encountered. Her legacy will live on forever through this scholarship.

This year’s recipient from Caston High School is:

  • Ginger Slisher

 

  1. Union Township Scholarship Fund

On September 18, 1996, the Union Township Scholarship Fund was established with the Fulton County Community Foundation. This was possible through the generosity of several local individuals who felt compelled to invest in the young people residing in Union Township. These anonymous donors created this scholarship to assist Union Township residents pursue their educational goals.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Amelia Lowry (Caston High School)
  • Coy Field (Winamac High School)

 

  1. Lynda Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship

The Lynda Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 to honor the life of Lynda Wilkinson, who taught special education in the Kokomo Schools.

For the first time for this award, the scholarship will be awarded to:

  • Faith Kamp (Tippecanoe Valley High School)

 

  1. Howard M. Utter and Helen Pike Utter Scholarship Fund

The Howard M. and Helen Pike Utter Scholarship was established in 2000 by Helen Utter. “No holds are barred to women in the lumber industry,” she told colleagues, “You can put a floor on people, but you can’t put a ceiling on them. A woman can do anything in this field and go anywhere she wants to go.” Helen’s determination and pioneering spirit were characteristics some can only dream of having. Like her gift to the Fulton County Community Foundation, however, her legacy lives on.

This year’s recipient is:

  • Rachael Randall

 

  1. Viking Scholarship

The Viking Scholars Award Fund was established in 2015 to provide support for educational scholarships for students attending an institution of higher learning, with particular attention being given to graduating seniors from Tippecanoe Valley High School pursuing a bachelor’s degree from a college or university in the state of Indiana.

This year’s renewal recipient from Tippecanoe Valley High School is:

  • Anna Walters