Press release from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation
(Rising Sun, Ind.) - The Rising Sun Regional Foundation announced that it has awarded a total of $46,000 in scholarship grants to 46 graduating seniors who reside in Ohio and Ripley counties and the City of Aurora, the foundation’s southeastern Indiana grantmaking region. Each student has received a $1,000 scholarship award.
All graduating seniors who reside in Ohio and Ripley counties and the City of Aurora, who have maintained a six-semester grade point average of 2.75 or higher, and who plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution, were eligible to apply for these scholarship awards. The number of scholarships awarded was based on the respective senior class populations in the seven public high schools located in the foundation’s grantmaking region and the total number of applications received from those eligible students attending private/parochial secondary schools. Winners of these scholarships were drawn at random at each school from the pool of applications which were submitted to the Rising Sun Regional Foundation with official transcripts.
Recipients of these RSRF scholarships are:
Batesville Community School Corporation
Emily Helvie, Nicole Hountz, Anna Meer, Elizabeth Moeller, Andrew Nolan, Ashley Perkins, and Jessica Wagner.
East Central Community School Corporation
Bret Dwenger, Isaac Gorman, Maria Gregg, and Carlos Pantoja.
Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation
Trey Bradshaw, Nichole Brown, Liddy Crum, Erin Flint, Ashley Hammond, and Paige Simon.
Milan Community School Corporation
Ashley Ahaus, Brittany Egbert, Katelyn Huffman, Brandon Konradi, William Meyer, and Maria Voss.
Chelsea Mayborg, JJ Mortenson, Joshua Smith, and Veronica Stahl.
Rising Sun-Ohio County School Corporation
Alexandra Bostic, Alex Bruce, Halee Ludwick, Beth Markland, Miles Morris, and Justin White.
South Dearborn Community School Corporation
Logan Berry, Elbert (Trey) Grubbs, Rae Luhrsen, Maura Manor, Cody Meyer, and Morgan Mosley.
South Ripley School Corporation
Jacob Boles, Natalie Brinson, Cody Federmann, Jacob Pinkerton, John Trowbridge, Emily Webster, and Levi Yocum.
The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun in conjunction with the development of the Grand Victoria Casino and Resort by the Hyatt Corporation. The foundation began its grantmaking program in early 1997, which it has continued to implement. It is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue.