Postsecondary Scholarship Winners Announced
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Blackford County Community Foundation has awarded $20,500 to 34 winners of postsecondary scholarships for 2012. These scholarships generally go to students who have already begun their college careers and have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
These 34 scholarships were made available through the generous donations of two local families who established scholarship funds in their wills. Zella Kegerreis set up the Voyance and Zella Kegerreis Memorial Scholarship fund through a provision in her will that created the fund in 2006 as a memorial to her husband, a former teacher. Geraldine Myers’s will provided for the Geraline McFerren Myers Memorial Scholarship fund that has been awarding local scholarships since 1984.
Eighteen local students received Voyance and Zella Kegerreis Memorial Scholarships: Olivia P. Batten, Chad E. Blakely II, Kayla L. Boughman, Casey J. Cook, Hannah M. Dearduff, Ryan T. Earls, Brittany M. Farling, Kirby L. Glancy, Aaron M. Henderson, Kathryn J. Hines, Michael M. Hutson, Sara N. Johnson, Dale R. Jones, Chandler C. Landis, Isaac M. Maddox, Zachary J. Maddox, Ian C. Miller, and Holly L. Musselman.
Another sixteen received Geraldine McFerren Myers Memorial Scholarships: Adam M. Durm, Ali Norton, Kristan N. Nuckols, Phillicia M. Overmeyer, Kara L. Parsons, Kristy L. Ramirez, Scott S. Schick, Brooke N. Shell, Christine L. Sills, Sarah E. Sutton, Jody R. Stanley, Donnie G. Strine, Andrew D. Thomas, Bailey B. Troyer, Emily A. Willmann, and Sydney H. Willmann.
Postsecondary scholarships are awarded each July to local students who have completed at least one year of college or who are just beginning their college career after several years in the workforce. Applications are available online at the Blackford County Community Foundation website (www.blackfordcofoundation.org) and must be submitted by June 30 each year.