2020 Scholarship Recipients


The Wabash Valley Community Foundation is pleased to recognize and acknowledge the following graduates who have received a Community Foundation scholarship. These scholarship awards are made possible through the generous support of local individuals who believe in the importance of post-secondary education as an investment in the future of our community and its next generation.

More than 460 students applied to the Community Foundation for scholarship support. The recipients were chosen by local volunteers from Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties according to the guidelines established for each fund. The criteria for many of these scholarships include academic achievement, community and school involvement, financial need and a review of the applicant’s personal essay.

Congratulations to all of the 2020 graduates in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties!

Recipient Listing:

Elias Alexander

  • Clay County Scholarship
  • Roy & Louie E. Lucas Scholarship

Lauretta Allen

  • Ted and Anna Nesty Scholarship

Madelyn Ames

  • Dorothy Wurst Porter Scholarship

Skylar Archambeault

  • Jenna Kay Perrelle Memorial Scholarship

Charles Aubin

  • Garrett Pendergast Scholarship
  • Kimberley Jeanne Fowler Wulf Scholarship Fund for Catholic Education
  • Thomas J. Wright Scholarship

Kaylee Ballard

  • Charles W. Harbison Scholarship

Kinley Ballard

  • Floyd and Irene Phillips Scholarship

Jennifer Behnke

  • Erskine Lee and Eula Webb Scholarship

Paige Bennett

  • Jenna Kay Perrelle Memorial Scholarship

Taylor Bonte

  • Denise D. and John C. Bell Scholarship

Jonathan Bradford

  • Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors Association Scholarship

Sydney Brock

  • Rachel Marie Romas Memorial Scholarship

Samantha Bryan

  • Carol M. Starkey Kochell Scholarship

Rylee Bull

  • Beta Sigma Phi City Council Scholarship

Anna Burpo

  • VFW Post 972 Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Colton Bursley

  • Jim Case Scholarship

Caroline Christ

  • Nancy and Dale McKee Family Scholarship

Emily Clark

  • Dr. James Harvey Crowder Memorial Scholarship
  • Elizabeth A. Bledsoe Scholarship
  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Emma Clawson

  • Albert A. Landes Endowed Scholarship
  • Brazil Business & Professional Women’s Club Scholarship

Tori Clouse

  • Dr. John E. Freed, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. William W. Drummy Memorial Scholarship
  • Fred A. & Nannie O. Graham Scholarship

Kelsey Cooney

  • Don and Mary Goltry Scholarship
  • James Eddy Hatch Memorial Fund

Michaela Cox

  • Jenna Kay Perrelle Memorial Scholarship

Avery Cunningham

  • Dr. and Mrs. James O. Conklin Scholarship

Nora Deal

  • Valentine Family Scholarship

Lanee Dillion

  • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Vigo County

Sydney Dunkin

  • Dr. and Mrs. James O. Conklin Scholarship
  • James F. Jackson Scholarship

Tasidee Fagg

  • Tina Clem Memorial Scholarship

Kyndall Fields

  • Carol M. Starkey Kochell Scholarship

Bailey Flath

  • John and Eunice Organ Valedictorian Scholarship
  • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Sullivan County

Grace Floyd

  • Halie’s Rainbow – The Halie Hite Memorial Scholarship

Madison Followell

  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Trey Frye

  • Janet Romine Chatfield Business Award

Makynzie Gerig

  • Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors Association Scholarship

Marek Gibson

  • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Vigo County

Rachael Goekler

  • Andy and Edythe Turner Memorial Scholarship

Ethan Grayless

  • Joe & Dorothy Archer Scholarship

Tucker Gruinsma

  • VFW Post 972 Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Constance Hamburg

  • Rex and Sally Pierce Salutatorian Scholarship

Turner Hammond

  • Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 157 Scholarship

Olivia Haney

  • Joe & Dorothy Archer Scholarship

Estelle Harrison

  • Albert A. Landes Endowed Scholarship
  • Everett E. and Fern A. Tucker Scholarship
  • Richard and Margaret Shattuck Memorial Scholarship

Emilee Hartzler

  • Garrett A. Pendergast and Stephanie M. Welsh Police and Fireman Scholarship

Thaniel Heath

  • Bernard C. Hoilman Scholarship

Tyler Hess

  • Harriet Hicks Scholarship
  • Thomas H. & Mary G. Elmore Scholarship

Reagan Holeman

  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Cheyenne Hood

  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Shelby Horton

  • Rebecca Crowder Cole Scholarship

Mikayla Hudgens

  • Hazel A. Dennis, R.N. Nursing Scholarship

Samantha Hyde

  • Ambrose and Miriam Rubey Scholarship
  • Glenn High School Alumni Scholarship
  • Rex Buntain Tribune-Star Scholarship

Danielle Johnson

  • Jack Lower Memorial Scholarship
  • Vigo County Scholarship

Parker Johnson

  • Camden Scott Romas Memorial Scholarship

Caitlyn Jordan

  • Roll and Dora King Moore Scholarship

Madison Keller

  • Diane K. Marheine Memorial Scholarship

Maddy Kerr

  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Kamryn Kikta

  • Mabel Kidwell Scholarship
  • William W. Drummy, III, Rebecca A. Drummy, RN, and Lillian A. Drummy, RN, Nursing Scholarship

Jacob LaFary

  • Bob Romas Memorial Scholarship
  • Renis and Fern Knust Scholarship
  • Virginia M. Buell Scholarship

John LeDune

  • Lavelda M. Goble Scholarship

Garrett Loyed

  • Larry Paul Fleschner Scholarship
  • William Fenton Memorial Scholarship
  • Wright, Shagley and Lowery Scholarship

Catherine Martin

  • Randy and Emily Herrington Community Service Award Scholarship
  • Thomas J. Wright Scholarship

Amy McCalister

  • Terre Haute Regional Hospital Foundation Fund

Sydney McCammon

  • John and Eunice Organ Valedictorian Scholarship
  • Michael Ryan Keane Memorial Scholarship
  • Sullivan County Scholarship

Zane McKee

  • Sullivan High School Automotive Scholarship

Addeline Moeller

  • Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department Association, Station #1 Scholarship
  • Vicent G. Sison M.D. Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Katie Myers

  • Catherine Elizabeth Grimes Memorial Scholarship

Jerrica Nicklies

  • Jesse O. & Martha L. Reynolds Scholarship
  • Leon D. and Nancy Shake Huff Scholarship
  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Emily Noe

  • Terre Haute Junior Golf Association Scholarship

Sarah Osborne

  • Staunton High School Alumni Association Scholarship

Nathan Owens

  • Rob and Lisa Denker Scholarship
  • Roy W. Barnhart Scholarship
  • Sam J. and Joyce E. Emmert Family Fund

Brylie Pelfrey

  • Lloyd and Lela Ewbank Scholarship

Madelyn Pirtle

  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Spencer Pirtle

  • John and Eunice Organ Valedictorian Scholarship
  • Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors Association Scholarship

Migena Ramadani

  • Jenna Kay Perrelle Memorial Scholarship

Alexandra Ray

  • Cameron Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Raygann Richards

  • J.P. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Riddle

  • Bentrup Family Nursing Scholarship
  • YWCA Scholarship

Rubin Rider-Leck

  • VFW Post 972 Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Kade Roembke

  • Brent & Helen Rentschler Scholarship

Ethan Rogers

  • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Clay County

Elizabeth Ross

  • Janice Hart Modesitt, R.N. Nursing Scholarship

Christopher Rozmin

  • Harold Paul Loveall III Memorial Scholarship

Brooklyn Sandifer

  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Aliya Schanlaub

  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Abigail Scott

  • Wabash Valley Community Foundation Scholarship

Maura Secrest

  • John and Eunice Organ Valedictorian Scholarship
  • Sara W. Springer Memorial Scholarship

Jackson Shake

  • Esther Ruddell Ladson Scholarship
  • Sullivan County Purdue Alumni Association Scholarship

Alexis Sherrill

  • Bob & Olive Sanders Family Scholarship

Elisa Simoni

  • Tom McCarthy Memorial Scholarship

Blake Simpson

  • Evelyn W. Gettinger Indiana Univesity Scholarship

Madeline Sinders

  • Albert and Freda Eder DeCoursey Scholarship

Zoë Smith

  • Virginia “Pat” Pirtle Nursing Scholarship

Brevin Snellenberger

  • Jeffrey Alan Cole Memorial Scholarship

Summer Sparks

  • Dr. Robert K. Webster & Wanda Webster, R.N. Scholarship

Mackenzie Stanley

  • Harry M. & Rosemary L. Grandey Scholarship

Aydan Stearley

  • Dan and Jane Robbins Northview Marching Knights Scholarship

Lindsey Steiner

  • Terre Haute Regional Hospital Foundation Fund

Billie Swanson

  • David A. Gilman, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship

Jason Swarens

  • Vigo County Education Foundation – John Kassis Memorial Scholarship
  • Jenna Kay Perrelle Memorial Scholarship

Tucker Thiel

  • Dedia M. Sexton Scholarship
  • Steven and Linda Messmer Scholarship

Lily Thompson

  • Gill Township Scholarship

Ethan Toomey

  • Senator Herman J. Fanning, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Hayley Walton

  • Dedia M. Sexton Scholarship
  • Max & Helen Pierce Scholarship
  • Robert and Barbara Deakins Scholarship

Abbigayle Ward

  • Josh Kackley Memorial Scholarship

Rachel Weir

  • Jeffrey Alan Cole Memorial Scholarship

Brandon Wessel

  • Cheryl Sanders Konowitz Nursing Scholarship
  • Fred Christman Scholarship
  • Gerstmeyer Technical High School Scholarship

Bradley Wiggins

  • Beta Sigma Phi City Council Scholarship

Zane Willis

  • Raybestos Powertrain Machine Trades Scholarship
  • Reid & Nina Ross Scholarship

Jaren Woodard

  • John and Eunice Organ Valedictorian Scholarship

Ashley Wright

  • Blair Endowment Fund
  • Earl F. Hopkins Scholarship
  • Gene K. and Charlotte Taylor Shike Scholarship
  • John & Myrtle Price Scholarship
  • Martha & Mary Ann Pedlar Scholarship
  • SERCOLBE Scholarship
  • Alyssa Mechelle Hogue Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Wright

  • Laura Brooke McDonald Memorial Scholarship

Samantha Wright

  • Sherman Educational Scholarship

Carlee Zellers

  • Albert and Verna McKee Memorial Scholarship
  • Chris Gilbert Memorial Scholarship


Students planning to attend college in the 2021-2022 academic year may apply for scholarships beginning July 7, 2020. Scholarships range from $100 to full tuition, administered through the Community Foundation for the benefit of residents in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties. In addition, up to four full-time, four-year scholarships will be awarded to graduates of accredited high schools in, or residents of Clay, Sullivan or Vigo counties who will enter college for the first time in the fall of 2021. Other scholarships for students throughout the Wabash Valley are also available, including multi-year awards. To determine eligibility for the various scholarship opportunities, please review the criteria prior to completing an application by clicking here.