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Four Rising Sun HS Seniors Earn $4,000 Scholarships

Posted On April 24, 2014

Press release from the Ohio County Community Foundation

(clockwise from top left) Taylor Mullen

(clockwise from top left) Taylor Mullen, Sydney Willhite,  Ashley Vecchiola, and  Sydney Elliott.
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(Rising Sun, Ind.) – Four Rising Sun High School senior students have been named recipients of the Ohio County Community Foundation Scholarship for 2014. The scholarship is administered by the Ohio County Community Foundation.

Sydney Elliott, Taylor Mullen, Ashley Vecchiola and Sydney Willhite will each receive a $4,000 scholarship for being named Ohio County Community Foundation Scholars.  The scholarship will be paid up to $1,000 a year over four consecutive years of study and may be used at any post-secondary educational institution such as a technical school, a community college or a four-year college or university. The scholarship may be used for books or tuition.

The four Rising Sun High School seniors were awarded the Ohio County Community Foundation Scholarship for being selected out of a pool of eighteen applicants as one of the five finalists of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship process. The Ohio County Community Foundation Board of Directors and the Ohio County Community Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee recognizes the achievements of those students chosen to advance to the interview process of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The Ohio County Community Foundation Scholarship was established, in 2000, by the Ohio County Community Foundation Board of Directors to provide the financial means to assist these outstanding students in their pursuit of a higher education. Since 2000, the Ohio County Community Foundation has awarded a total of $161,000 to fifty Rising Sun High School students for being named recipients of the scholarship.

Sydney Elliott is the daughter of Dennis and Angela Elliott. Sydney plans to attend the University of Indianapolis and purse a degree in Occupational Therapy. Taylor Mullen is the daughter of Mike and Missy Mullen. Taylor plans to attend the University of Louisville and pursue a degree in Nursing. Ashley Vecchiola is the daughter of John and Stacey Vecchiola. Ashley plans to attend Indiana University and pursue a degree in Biology. Sydney Willhite is the daughter of Greg and Kelly Willhite. Sydney also plans to attend Indiana University and purse a degree in Biology.

The Ohio County Community Foundation would like to congratulate these four remarkable Rising Sun High School students on their achievement. The Ohio County Community Foundation is located at 330 Industrial Drive, Rising Sun, Indiana. For information concerning the Ohio County Community Foundation Scholarship programs, please call 812-438-9401.

 

 

 

1 comments
SUBHATER
SUBHATER

GOOD! Good to see young people doing something for their future instead of going on Medicaid and using drugs.