2016-05-31 / Front Page

Community Foundation Awards 13 Post-Secondary Scholarships

OCCF Report


OCCF President and CEO Mark Rogers is shown presenting Kayla Duling with the Burns Family Scholarship. (Courtesy Photo) OCCF President and CEO Mark Rogers is shown presenting Kayla Duling with the Burns Family Scholarship. (Courtesy Photo) The Tivoli Theatre’s Viquesney Room served as the site for the Owen County Community Foundation’s annual adult scholarship awards ceremony. On Tuesday evening, May 17 a crowd of over forty interested people attended. The event had an air of a reunion as former OCCF directors Joe King, Marilyn Jackson, Tad Wilson and Alice Parrish attended to be part of the award presentations. And several of the students receiving the post-secondary awards were recent Owen Valley graduates who are still taking advantage of the scholarship program funded by the generous donors of your Owen County Community Foundation. This year over $11,000 in scholarship money was awarded to adult students returning to college and/or students currently attending college or trade school.

The OCCF currently has thirteen post-secondary scholarships that are available for adult learners. These special scholarships are awarded to Owen County residents pursuing a two- or four-year degree as well as vocational and technical students.


Jordan Quillen is shown accepting the Charles W. Edwards Scholarship from Mark Rogers, OCCF President and CEO. (Courtesy Photo) Jordan Quillen is shown accepting the Charles W. Edwards Scholarship from Mark Rogers, OCCF President and CEO. (Courtesy Photo) The 2015-2016 scholarship season was the OCCF’s most successful in the number of applicants submitted and the number of students receiving scholarships. Interested adults and current college students should check out our Facebook page or our website (www.owencountycf.org) later this fall for announcements concerning our post-secondary scholarship application process.

Your OCCF was established in 1994 and during our 21-year history over $9 million in grants, scholarships and programs have been funded. We are committed to help make our communities better places to live, grow and work. We value our children; we value effective, responsive leadership and a charitable spirit; and we value the beauty of Owen County. If you have project in mind that might be ready for a grant, we invite your application. For more information, call 812-829-1725 or visit in person at our office on the second floor of the Owen County State Bank building (201 West Morgan Street in Spencer).


Marissa Schmitter accepts the Judy Hamilton Education Scholarship. (Courtesy Photo) Marissa Schmitter accepts the Judy Hamilton Education Scholarship. (Courtesy Photo) •Burns Family Scholarship, $1,000 – Kayla Duling.

•Charles W. Edwards Scholarship, $350 – Jordan Quillen.

•Coyne Family Scholarship, $1,000 – Jordan Eldridge.

•Ione W. Fulk Scholarship, $2,100 – Ashlyn Hines-Lanham.

•James P. Root Scholarship, $600 – Mitchell Stacy.

•Jeffrey Wayne Johnson Scholarship, $300 – Rebecca Walcott.


Joe King is shown awarding the Margaret Marley Pinkston Scholarship. (Courtesy Photo) Joe King is shown awarding the Margaret Marley Pinkston Scholarship. (Courtesy Photo) •Judy Hamilton Education

Scholarship, $600 – Marissa Schmitter.

•Loretta Heidrick Memorial Scholarship, $600 – Ashlyn Hines-Lanham.

•Margaret Marley Pinkston Scholarship, $2,100 – Kathryn Pedigo.

•Melvin & Margaret Hall Nursing Scholarship, $450 – Kathryn Pedigo.

•Roma Wilson Scholarship, $1,550 – Kathryn Pedigo.

•Tri Kappa Continuing Education Scholarship, $300 – Kathryn Pedigo.

•Vada Baker Scholarship, $600 – Kathryn Pedigo.



Becky Pedigo is shown accepting the Roma Wilson Scholarship on behalf of her daughter-in-law, Kathryn Pedigo. (Courtesy Photo) Becky Pedigo is shown accepting the Roma Wilson Scholarship on behalf of her daughter-in-law, Kathryn Pedigo. (Courtesy Photo)

Marilyn Jackson is pictured above awarding the James P. Root Scholarship. (Courtesy Photo) Marilyn Jackson is pictured above awarding the James P. Root Scholarship. (Courtesy Photo)

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