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The family of Aurella Hofmockel created this scholarship to honor her memory and her commitment to education. Aurella was a life-long resident of the Sunman/Ripley County area and a teacher in the community for many years. Despite having limited means, Aurella saw that all five of her children graduated from college. She truly believed in the value of a college education.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 5:00 PM

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) created this scholarship with funds donated to it from Peter and Elsa Soderberg. Batesville Area Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the arts by providing opportunities for arts education, expression, and enjoyment in Batesville and the surrounding area. This scholarship opportunity will assist local residents with their goal of making the arts their life.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/30/2024 11:59 PM
This scholarship was established to support students graduating from Batesville High School or Oldenburg Academy. 
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/30/2024 11:59 PM

Clara Bell Vestal Scholarship was established by Jo Westmeyer in memory of her sister, Clara Bell. Clara Bell was a lifelong resident of the Versailles area who understood the value of furthering one’s education beyond high school. She recognized the impact education can have on one person and on a community. Therefore, her family established The Clara Bell Vestal Scholarship to benefit South Ripley High School graduates and help them offset the cost of college tuition.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/30/2024 11:59 PM
Corinne Lamping was trained at Aveda Fredric's Institute, Indianapolis in 2010. With her desire and dedication to learn more about the ongoing art of hair, she had attended the Chicago Hair Show and additional Aveda color and styling classes. Corinne had no problem expressing her love and talent for hair by satisfying every guest. She was not only skilled in hair but also was certified in nail care as well. She specialized in all-natural nail services, cut and color services as well as waxing. Corinne brought an enjoyable experience during all her services to make her guest's day! “We have established this scholarship in honor of Corinne in an effort to help some young lady or gentleman achieve their lifetime dream of becoming a hairstylist. We miss Corinne dearly. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers.” May God Bless you! ..... Love Janice, Roger, Leann, Erik, Rhett, Corey, and Cooper (Corinne’s dog) Lamping
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/01/2024 11:59 PM
Dale Dickey was a graduate from Batesville High School of 1965, he then attended Southern Ohio College. He joined the U.S. Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam. Dale spent 40 years in sales, winning salesman of the year several times throughout his career. He worked as a business manager for Brach’s Candy (otherwise known as the “candy man” by his grandchildren) for 20 years and later for Shankman & Associates. He made many lifelong friends throughout his career.
Dale found great pleasure in spending time with family and friends. Whether it was golfing at Cricket Ridge with his late father and brothers, Saturday morning car washes or weekly “catch up calls” and daily text “bantering” with his boys, he enjoyed and appreciated life.
Dale was a car enthusiast and shared his passion with his sons and grandson. They enjoyed attending car shows and other events together. He also enjoyed going out with friends after church on Sundays, as well as Saturday morning gatherings with BHS classmates. Dale and Sandra enjoyed traveling together, including to one of their favorite spots on Hilton Head Island (HHI). In recent years, Dale enjoyed volunteering at the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament on HHI. He was also a lifetime member of Batesville United Methodist Church and served as an usher and on several committees. 


Applicant must:
 Be a graduate of Batesville High School; AND
 Have been active in high school band as a trumpet play; AND
 if not a Trumpet player must be a brass player

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/30/2024 11:59 PM

The Daryl Lea Van Hook Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 as an endowment fund in the Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc. Miss Van Hook’s parents, Bill and Marilyn Van Hook of Batesville, created this scholarship to honor their daughter’s memory. Miss Van Hook was a graduate of Batesville High School and Ball State University. Her degree was in Special Education.  This is a four-year scholarship. The amount of the scholarship shall be determined by the annual distribution made from the fund and divided by four years. To renew the scholarship, the recipient shall provide the Ripley County Community Foundation with proof of re-enrollment and verification of a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/30/2024 11:59 PM

This scholarship was established by the family of Doris Brelage in her memory following her untimely death.  A registered nurse and EMS member, she spent 37 years at Margaret Mary Community Hospital as director of nursing, head of surgical nursing, and director of infection control.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/01/2024 11:59 PM

Edward Goble was a lifelong Hoosier and dedicated public servant. During his tenure as an Indiana State Representative from 1970 to 1994, he served in numerous leadership roles, including House Majority Whip, providing rural Indiana a strong voice in Indianapolis.  Over the years, Representative Goble proudly served residents from over 10 southeastern Indiana counties.


Representative Goble was a tireless advocate for the constituents he served and believed being a public servant was an honor and a privilege.  Whether it was fighting for improvements in transportation, education, the environment, or public welfare, Ed’s dedication to others and commitment to providing for the public good helped improve the lives and communities of those he served.


Encouraging the next generation of Hoosier public servants was important to Representative Goble.  He hosted numerous students at the State House in Indianapolis and encouraged many to get engaged in public discourse on issues that mattered to them and their communities. The Edward Goble Memorial Scholarship was established to honor his commitment to public service and his desire to encourage future generations to serve their fellow citizens.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

The Emily Mathes Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 by Emily’s parents and sisters. The initial funding of the scholarship was made possible through the love and generosity of family, friends, and the community. Emily was a freshman honor roll student at South Ripley who participated in sports and various other school activities. She was constantly on the go and felt very strongly about her faith, family, and friends. She was an active member of the Versailles Baptist Church. As a tribute to the many friendships she had at South Ripley and the surrounding schools, this scholarship was created. The goal is to provide two South Ripley seniors with scholarships and a third scholarship opportunity for either a Milan or Jac-Cen-Del senior. Emily is loved and will continue to be missed very much. These scholarships are established to assist young people to achieve their potential in Emily’s memory. Good luck to the applicants and God Bless. ~The Mathes Family~

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

The Milan Wrestling program is a unique and special program that has a positive effect on the lives of those who participate. This scholarship encourages students who have been a part of the wrestling team to further their education in their chosen field.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
2/01/2024 11:59 PM
The Brinkmoellers have supported the Ripley County Community Foundation from its inception in 1997. George was a member of the Founding Board and later served as the Board President. In 1997, the couple started a fund to support the Batesville Food Pantry. This scholarship was started by them in 2007 to help further the education of Batesville High School and Oldenburg Academy graduates.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

The purpose of this scholarship is to aid worthy boys or girls of Batesville, Indiana, or the nearby surrounding territory to secure a higher education.  The amount of this scholarship shall not exceed $500 per year for four years and shall cease in the event the grade point average of the recipient falls below the standard of the scholarship established by said university or college, or in the event of expulsion, incapacity, or death. 

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

This scholarship was established in 2012 to honor and memorialize Greg and Candy Wehr. Greg and Candy were community members who believed in bettering the lives of those around them through active community engagement. Greg was a Ripley County farmer who graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Ag-Engineering. He served on the Southeastern Indiana REMC Board of Directors and was a private pilot. Candy was a former teacher at South Ripley Elementary and National Consultant for Renaissance Learning who graduated from Indiana State with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education. She enjoyed spending time in her garden. Both enjoyed traveling to new places and flying in their plane. Greg and Candy were innovative thinkers and had high aspirations for themselves and those around them. They will be remembered for their generous hearts, love for family and friends, and happy smiles.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

Harry Thompson was the editor and publisher of the Versailles Republican until the time of his death in 1964. A longtime resident of Southeastern Indiana, he was active in many civic organizations and believed in leaving a worthwhile legacy. The scholarship was begun to honor his name.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
2/01/2024 11:59 PM
Hillrom Holdings, Inc. established the Hillrom Scholarship in 2021 as a token of the company's appreciation for the dedication and innovation of their Southeast Indiana employees.  This opportunity shall provide educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two- and four-year public or private institutions of higher learning. Preference shall be given to students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).
Children of staff members of the Ripley County Community Foundation, and children of the scholarship selection committee are not eligible to apply.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

This advised scholarship pass-through fund was established in 2019 by Integrity Tool to support local students planning to pursue a degree in the machine technology trades.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/01/2024 11:59 PM

Friends of Dr. Hansen created this scholarship to honor his memory. Dr. Hansen practiced in the Batesville area and at Margaret Mary Hospital. He had a great appreciation for the nurses with whom he worked. The scholarship is for graduating students from Ripley County who intend to study nursing.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

Residents of Osgood and the surrounding area are aware of the good Mr. Wagner did for their community. Much of this good was done anonymously through the Ripley County Community Foundation. Though he appeared “gruff” on the outside, he was a very good and very generous man who loved his family, church, and community. When Mr. Wagner passed away, a scholarship was endowed to benefit students of Jac-Cen-Del High School

who want to pursue a career in nursing or business.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM
Jenna (nee Cornett) Homola was born and raised in Ripley County. She taught special education in both South Ripley and Switzerland County School Corporations and had a special appreciation for those communities.  She passed away unexpectedly on September 13, 2022.  This scholarship was established by her family and friends to honor the beauty she brought to this world and the light she left behind.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
2/01/2024 11:59 PM
Jerald "Butch" Jahnigen was a 1948 graduate of Versailles High School. He was veteran of the Korean War, entering the Army on March 28, 1952 and rising to the rank of Corporal. Butch was discharged from the military on March 1, 1954 and for service to his country he received the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. In civilian life Butch was a lifelong farmer and had also worked at Phillips Petroleum in Osgood. Up until just the last few months he worked at the Cox Livestock Barn near Osgood. He was a life member of the Versailles American Legion where had held various posts and participated in all aspects. The American Legion Park east of Versailles was named in his honor.  He was also a past president of the Ripley County Farm Bureau. In his spare time Butch enjoyed woodworking, following the Colts, and had mastered and framed many 1,000 piece puzzles of various farm scenes.

The purpose of his scholarship is to provide educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend an accredited educational organization. Eligibility requirements are: Indiana Resident, be a graduating senior, preference for applicants with a familial connection to the Leora Weare American Legion Post 173 in Versailles IN; pursuing either a 2-year or 4-year degree, must write an essay on a selected question as selected by the Community Foundation
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
2/07/2024 11:59 PM
Jerry enjoyed the business he built with his wife, Glenda, entertaining families for generations.  Over the years, he became the face of his festivals, and customers would search him out to chat. He loved sharing the farm and welcoming families; he appreciated the fact he was the cornerstone of many family traditions. Jerry knew the community was important, and generously donated to many organizations in the surrounding area.

Jerry enjoyed time with family and friends and didn’t know a stranger. His friends became members of his family.  Through the years, Jerry and Glenda hosted numerous family reunions on the farm, becoming the glue that held the families together.  
His passion for his animals, growing blueberries, pumpkins and flowers was abundantly clear. They were more than a business to him; they were his life.  Jerry loved life and truly lived until he died.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:  Resident of Indiana, Graduating Senior from East Central, Batesville High School, Jac Cen Del High School, Milan High School, or South Ripley High School; Intend to pursue a degree in the agricultural sciences, preference to members of FFA and those who demonstrate financial need. 
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM
Joe Lake was a devoted scholar and athlete who passed away on June 23,2021.  Joe gave 100% to everything he attempted whether that was academics, athletics, his job, or his family. Joe's greatest passion was running, followed by basketball. He attended Centerville High School and still holds the school records for cross country in 1981 with a time of 15:50 and in track with the 3200 record of 9:33. He held the cross country record at Hanover College for 35 years (5K in 15:09). He qualified for the State meet in cross country and track in 1981 and 1982.  He also qualified for Nations for Hanover and later the University of Southern Indiana. He was also chosen All-Conference and MVP for basketball in 1982 and was chosen as one of the top 10 athletes of the 20th century by the Palladium Item newspaper.

In addition to sports, Joe excelled in the classroom and received numerous awards for scholastics and service to others. He carried this dedication and achievement on to the workplace where he finished his career as the Chief Global Human Resource Manager for Valvoline.

The Joe Lake Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021 to provide support to Batesville High School graduates who were members of a high school athletic team sanctioned by the Batesville Community School Corporation.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

Joseph Shotwell was a pilot, A&P mechanic, director of maintenance, airport manager, little league baseball coach, husband, and loving father to his eight children. Joe lived 67 years serving aviation, his family, the community, and his friends until his death in 2000. He earned his A&P mechanic’s license at Purdue University where he helped to build the university’s department fleet of restored DC 3s and salvaged C 47s. Joe joined Hillenbrand Industries in 1961 as a mechanic, co-pilot, and airfield manager. Over the next 35 years, Joe accumulated over 6,000 hours of flight time and became the full-time director of maintenance.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

The John Moorman Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 by John’s friends, family, and co-workers to recognize and remember him for his dedication to turf management of golf courses. John was a life-long resident of Batesville and Golf Superintendent for many years at Hillcrest Country Club.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
2/23/2024 11:59 PM

The Joshua Edward and Jeremy David Ebinger Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 (and amended in 2021) as an endowment fund in the Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc. David and Lisa Ebinger, their parents, created the scholarship in memory of Joshua and Jeremy. Applicants must be a graduating senior at South Ripley High School or Jac-Cen-Del High School planning to further his/her education in Diesel Mechanics; second priority as a member of the South Ripley or Jac-Cen-Del High School FFA program seeking higher education; or, third priority as a member of 4-H seeking higher education.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

The Cain family, in memory of Karen and Heather Cain, established this scholarship fund in 1998. This mother and daughter were killed in an automobile accident. Tom, the father of Heather and husband of Karen, chose to give the first scholarships from this fund in 2003, the year Heather would have graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM
Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, scholarship may be award by the Community Foundation to students who meet the following qualifications:

·  Graduating senior from South Ripley High School
·  Preference shall be given to those who demonstrate financial need

In the event the above criteria are too restrictive because no student acceptable to the community foundation meets the criteria, or for other reasons, the scholarship may be awarded to the applicant who most closely satisfies the criteria.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM
Marysue (Luhring) Knisley was a mother and best friend to Kirstin “Kira” Krause; a devoted daughter to Joe and Judy Luhring (née Abplanalp); sister to Joe (Sarah) Luhring; aunt to Kiefer and Bea; dear friend to Jim’s children, Jason (Kati) Knisley, Stephanie Holzback, Nicole (Robert) Dunn, and Melissa Knisley; and “GrammySue” to Haylee, Isaiah, Adelyn, Isaac, Jackson, Colin, Leo, and Connor.

A 1998 graduate of Oldenburg Academy, she continued her education earning her many credentials - RN, BSN, MBA, MSN, CLNC. Marysue built her career as a nurse, clinical operations manager, and finally as a medical compliance consultant; which all can be a testament to her unending determination and drive. Marysue had a passion for learning and constantly pushed herself to the next level. She gave 200% to each company she worked for and left a legacy of inspiration to countless nurses, physicians, coworkers, family members, and friends, whose lives and careers continue to be shaped by her leadership and mentorship.

Caring, generous, and open-hearted, she was able to connect and relate with everyone she met, was an exceptional listener and always gave a shoulder to lean on. Marysue had a zest for life that included a love for travel, cheering on her favorite sports teams (Cubs and Blackhawks), and spending time at the track with Jim. She was living out her dream in Fort Myers, Florida, where she and Jim did the things they loved most: sharing their world with a stream of family and friends, exploring sunny roads on their Harley, and searching for that next perfect shell along the shores of Sanibel Island or Fort Myers beach. All will remember her warm smile, thoughtfulness, and strong commitment and love for her family and friends. 

Her family has created this scholarship to continue Marysue's legacy.

Her scholarship is to provide an educational scholarship for students who are accepted into and attend an accredited educational organization.  Here are the requirements:
  • Reside in Indiana with preference given to students who reside in Ripley County and Franklin County; 
  • Must be accepted into a certified nursing program pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Registered Nursing (RN). 
     
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
1/05/2024
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/01/2024 11:59 PM

This scholarship was established by family members in honor of Matt and Cleo, both upstanding citizens in their community and church. The couple worked hard to raise their 17 children. Both Matt and Cleo felt a good education, hard work and a willingness to give to those in the community were important qualities to achieve. They passed their belief on to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. It is in their name that this scholarship has been established to assist a qualified student in achieving his or her dreams.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM
The Matt Gutzwiller Memorial Scholarship was started by the City of Batesville to honor Matt Gutzwiller.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

This scholarship was established in 2011 by friends, family, and co-workers to recognize and remember Melody for her 25 years of dedicated service to the farmers of Ripley County while working at the Farm Service Agency. Melody administered the Conservation Reserve Program and was instrumental in most of the grass waterways, filter strips, riparian buffers, quail habitats, etc. implemented in Ripley County during her time with FSA. She also helped county farmers in obtaining commodity loans each year, allowing them to market their grain later in the year. She was loved by the farmers and her fellow co-workers, and other FSA persons around the state. Melody will be lovingly remembered for putting the needs of others before her own, deep love of her family, and always having a smile on her face.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

Nicole Christie grew up in Akron, Ohio, where she developed a strong work ethic. She was an excellent student and, due to scholarships and multiple jobs, she put herself through college. She was dedicated to her family and would do anything to help them. She spent countless hours helping her children, Jacob and Kaitlyn, with their homework, studying for tests, working on projects, taking them to practices and games, and even shagging baseballs in the outfield during batting practice. Her family moved to Batesville because her husband, John, started working at Hillrom. Nicole started working in Batesville Schools, going from a substitute teacher to teaching aid, and finally to a receptionist at the Batesville Middle School. Over time, her family grew to include the staff and students of the Middle School. She wanted this scholarship created so she could continue to care for the students of Batesville Middle School.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

Family members want to honor the memory of Nixie Koelling with a scholarship to help Batesville or East Central students attend college. The recipient shall attend a four-year degree program at an accredited public or private college or university. Priority will be given to those applicants who are involved in golf, tennis, or debate club.

  • Priority will be given to those applicants with a learning disability.

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Batesville High School OR East Central High School; and

  • Be planning on studying in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math); AND

  • Have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.75 on a 4.0 scale

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM
This scholarship was established by the family of Riley Duerstock in her memory following her untimely death. Riley passed away in a car accident on September 11, 2023.  Riley was in nursing school at the time of her death.  Riley's parents, Deron and Jill, established this fund in hopes of bringing joy and hope out of tragedy.  Riley had one brother, Ryan.

Riley was a beloved daughter, sister, niece, cousin, granddaughter, friend, and girlfriend. In her short life, she had already touched the lives of many with her selfless ways. As an example, at the age of 16, she took her first ever airplane flight alone all the way to Ghana in Africa on a medical internship, tending to people suffering from leprosy and to poor mothers and their ill children. Later, she donated her eggs to women unable to conceive. Currently, she was in her 3rd year of nursing school at the University of Indianapolis with hopes of becoming a flight nurse. And now, in her final hours, she has given the ultimate gift of life to the three recipients of her organs. Riley was bright, independent, and hardworking, helping at Mrs. Ryker’s Preschool from the age of 12, working at and later managing Dottie’s Bulk Foods throughout high school, and most recently, starting “Hope’s Homemade Fudge” and simultaneously working as a CNA at Margaret Mary Community Hospital and in the laundry room at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. She is remembered as an adventurous, loyal, ambitious, kindhearted, humble, strong, and fun young woman. She loved her family, her dogs, her array of plants, crocheting, painting, and quiet nights at home with her boyfriend, Jarrod. She was a beautiful, bright light and will be dearly missed.




Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/01/2024 11:59 PM
To provide scholarships to students who meet the following criteria: 1) Preference shall be given to residents of Ripley County; 2) Preference shall be given to graduating high school students who have studied a skilled trade at the Southeast Career Center during high school; 3) Must intend to pursue higher education in the skilled trades; and 4) Preference shall be given to those in financial need.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

Samantha was in her senior year at South Ripley High School when an automobile accident tragically took her life. She was very involved in her church and community and active in many organizations at her school. But most important to her was her 10-year membership in 4-H. At the time of her death, she was serving as the President. “Sam”, as she was known to her family and friends was also a 4-year member of FFA. She was serving as the President of this organization also. On her Senior Memory Book page titled “My Bucket List”, she listed many things she wanted to do to help others. Her family and friends wanted to make sure she could continue to do that so a scholarship was started in her name. Now she continues to make a difference in young people’s lives … forever. 

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

The Sandra Michelle Riggle Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 as an endowment fund in the Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc. Miss Riggle’s parents, Steve and Sandy Riggle, and brothers, Jonathan and Jeremy Riggle, of Jeffersonville, created this scholarship in honor of their daughter and sister’s memory. Sandra Michelle Riggle was a 26-year-old Science teacher at South Ripley Junior/Senior High School in the 2007 to 2009 school years. She was a 2001 Honors graduate of Jeffersonville High School as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Miss Riggle was a 2006 graduate of Indiana University Southeast with degrees in Biology and Chemistry and Secondary Science Education. She was a Girl Scout Silver and Gold Award Recipient as well as a Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts of America. She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville. She resided in North Vernon.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

Robert Wortman of Morristown, Indiana is the president of the Southeastern IN Natural Gas Co. which services Ripley Counties. He is also a philanthropist who is very involved in his community. He wants to contribute to the educational opportunities of the patrons of Southeastern IN Natural Gas Co. This scholarship allows him to do that.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

Upon the urging of his former students, family members of Sylvester J. “Bess” Bartling established a scholarship in 2005 to honor his memory. A long-time resident of Batesville, Bess Bartling retired from teaching music at all levels in the Batesville Community Schools in 1972 after nearly forty years. He also directed the Eureka Band for 57 of his 63 years as a member, and directed the St. Anthony Choir at Morris and later the St. Louis Choir at Batesville for many years.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
2/23/2024 11:59 PM

The Tammy J. Pickett Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 to keep her spirit and love of gardening and agriculture alive. Tammy tragically passed away in a car accident on December 5, 2018. Tammy was a graduate of South Ripley Jr. Sr. High School. She was a lifelong resident of Ripley County and spent most of her career working in Decatur County. Tammy spent her free time enjoying the country and outdoor life. She had a love for flowers, gardening, animals, and her family. Any typical spring and summer involved Tammy growing her flowerbeds and garden of fresh vegetables. It was not uncommon for Tammy to share her garden goodies or teach people about properly growing flowers and vegetables. It is our hope that this scholarship will provide eager students with an opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

Tanner Tucker was an amazing young man who was taken from this world too soon. He was involved in a fatal, single-car accident on August 7, 2010, the weekend before his senior year at South Ripley was to begin. Tanner was the president of his class, as well as a leader in the other various activities in which he was involved. Tanner participated on the Raider varsity basketball and baseball teams. He was voted Homecoming prince, was a member of the Student Council, and an anchor with the CNNSR media staff. He was an active member of the Versailles Baptist youth group, as well as a volunteer coach for Special Olympics. Tanner loved life and was known for his continually optimistic outlook. “Don’t Worry….Be Happy,” was his mantra. He was an “A” student, who possessed an affinity for both mathematics, and for making innumerable friends. His plans were to study engineering at Purdue University. In honor of Tanner, and with the generous outpouring of friends and family members, the Tucker family established a memorial scholarship fund. Tanner is sorely missed by his family and others who loved him, but through this scholarship, his legacy will live on.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

The Triplett family established roots in Osgood in 1919 when G.A. and Jessie Triplett purchased the Dopp drug store.  Still operating in its original location, the Triplett family passed ownership of the drug store on to their cousins, the Buxton family, in 1974.  In the family’s 100 year presence in Osgood, the community has nurtured and benefited three generations of the Triplett family with values found only in this closely knit town.  It is the family’s wish that its legacy continues through this scholarship.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

This scholarship was set up to support non-traditional students, specifically, those individuals who are pursuing technical degrees, are pursuing education later in life or who need assistance to finish their college degree. Special emphasis will be placed on financial need, community involvement, and the demonstration of extreme circumstances. Examples of individuals who qualify for this scholarship are as follows:

1. A high school senior who has been accepted in a course of study other than college, such as a technical

school program (i.e. cosmetology, diesel mechanics); or

2. An older individual who has decided to further his/her education. This may include college or trade school enrollment; or

3. A college student who has completed at least one semester of studies and is continuing his/her undergraduate or graduate studies.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

The Unsung Hero Award was established in 2014 to honor the selfless, lifelong service of Betty Ricker English, mother of Nancy Durham. Betty Ricker English was a WWII Army nurse prior to her career as a community health nurse, hospital nurse, and school nurse. She grew up in the Depression and worked her way through Ball Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. After her service in North Africa and Italy during WWII, Betty earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota. Later she obtained her teacher’s license and finished her master’s degree the same year her oldest daughter graduated from college. Betty always espoused the importance of supporting others in need and willingly gave of her time and talents to community organizations such as the RN Club in Rush County, the Ball State Alumni Association, the Rush County Retired Teachers, the Main Street Christian Church in Rushville, and the 105th Station Hospital reunion organization. She was a devoted friend who, without reservation, nursed loved ones with debilitating illnesses or who were recovering from surgical procedures.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organizations, Freemasonry seeks to improve the community by improving and strengthening the character of the individual man. It stands for citizenship of the highest order, for enlightenment and orderly liberty; civil, religious, and intellectual. It wages war only against the powers of darkness – ignorance, superstition, and tyranny. Its grand aim is to teach, encourage, and inspire those who join its ranks to take their places in society as responsible citizens, each with a genuine concern for his fellow men, to the end that God may be glorified and His children may live together on this earth as brothers. The Freemasons of Versailles Masonic Lodge #7, F&AM recognize that the future of our community rests solely on the shoulders of our youth of today. We are pleased to have this opportunity to invest in our community by supporting our students and future leaders.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
2/23/2024 11:59 PM

This scholarship was established in memory of Jesse H. Westmeyer, Sr., Jesse H. Westmeyer, Jr., and Stephen B. Westmeyer in recognition of their devotion to service to God and community. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduating South Ripley High School student pursuing post-secondary education for a career in the building trades, law enforcement, or an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university in any field of study. Hoping to find students that are following the good example of these three men, consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated involvement in community and church organizations. It is the desire of the Westmeyer family to help change the lives of deserving students in the future.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

This scholarship was given in memory of William H. (Gus) Moorhead and Mary Margaret Moorhead. Mr. Moorhead was the first basketball coach and then principal at South Ripley High School for 23 years. Mrs. Moorhead taught journalism and speech at South Ripley for 25 years, serving as the advisor for the school newspaper for 25 years and the school yearbook for 12 years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Moorhead continued their work with print media after retirement from SRHS at the end of the 1991 school year. Employed by Ripley Publishing Company from 1991-2006, Mr. Moorhead wrote sports columns and Mrs. Moorhead was a staff writer. The Moorhead Print Media Scholarship benefits a graduating member of the Raiders Riot staff at SRHS.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

This scholarship was given in memory of William H. (Gus) Moorhead and Mary Margaret Moorhead.  Mr. Moorhead was the first basketball coach and then principal at South Ripley High School for 23 years. Mrs. Moorhead taught journalism and speech at South Ripley for 25 years, serving as the advisor for the school newspaper for 25 years and the school yearbook for 12 years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Moorhead continued their work with print media after retirement from SRHS at the end of the 1991 school year. Employed by Ripley publishing Company from 1991-2006, Mr. Moorhead wrote sports columns and Mrs. Moorhead was a staff writer. The Moorhead Student Athlete Scholarship honors a member of the South Ripley graduating class who has excelled in athletics, scholarship, leadership, and attendance.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM

“Life is a game and Zach knew most of the rules. He may have bent a few but he knew right from wrong. He never wanted to let anyone down. He loved life, sports, and more importantly his family and friends. His smiling face and positive attitude made it easy to love him. He worked hard and he played just as hard. He had dreams which he didn’t get to finish. It is in his honor the Zachary A. Litzinger Memorial Scholarship was developed so that other young adults, just like Zach, have an opportunity to achieve their dreams.” ~The Litzingers~

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/01/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
7/01/2024 11:59 PM
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