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We awarded scholarships to several students?during high school ceremonies and other presentations.

The Alice and Gerald Miner Memorial Scholarship was established by the couple?s children, Mike and Ron, before Ron?s death several years ago. Gerald Miner?s father donated 40 acres of land to Hanover College during the Great Depression in exchange for two years? worth of tuition, books, room and board so that Gerald could attend college. Alice and Gerald?s sons wanted to help Scottsburg High School graduates continue their education in college. Levi Elliott of Scottsburg High School received $3,000 to attend Butler University. Elliott, the son of Lynn and Lisa Elliott of Scottsburg, will major in critical communications.

Carol Pettit was a teacher who gave many years of service to Vienna-Finley and other schools. Her family established a scholarship in her memory after she died in 1997 from cancer. The scholarship is for students who attended Vienna-Finley Elementary School and plan to pursue a degree in the field of education. Suzanne Callahan of Scottsburg High School received $500 to attend Indiana State University. Callahan, the daughter of Tonya and Scott Callahan of Scottsburg, plans to major in speech language pathology.

Charles Nolan was a math, computer and photography teacher at Ivy Tech in Sellersburg, a retired middle/high school teacher in Austin, a former GED instructor for New Albany/Floyd County School Corp. in Scottsburg, and the former owner of Loaves and Fishes Christian Bookstore in Scottsburg. The Charles G. Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund is for Scott County graduating seniors who will major in math, engineering or a science-related field. Logan Campbell of Scottsburg High School received $500 to attend Purdue Polytechnic. Campbell is the son of Stacey Turner and Arthur Campbell, both of Scottsburg. He plans to major in electrical engineering.

Christie Crafton was a vibrant, dedicated teacher who touched the lives of many young people. She continued teaching day after day right through chemotherapy, right through cancer, until she passed away at the age of 42. Her family established the Christie Crafton Memorial Scholarship to carry on her legacy. The scholarship is awarded to graduates of Scottsburg High School who plan on pursuing a degree in education or a profession that serves children. Suzanne Callahan received $500 to attend Indiana State University.

The Dale McNeely Scholarship Fund was established through a bequest from the Martha McNeely estate. The McNeelys were both educators, and Martha was assistant superintendent for Scott County School District 2 for a few years. The McNeelys were passionate about education and children, and their commitment to students lives on through the scholarship fund. Evan Howser of Scottsburg High School received $10,000 to attend Purdue University to major in materials engineering. Howser is the son of Patrick and Shannon Howser of Scottsburg. A second scholarship worth $8,000 was awarded to Lindsey Boswell. Boswell is the daughter of Joe and Lorrie Boswell of Scottsburg. She plans to attend Indiana University to major in nonprofit management and leadership. A third scholarship worth $7,000 was awarded to Jessica Richey. Richey, the daughter of Lily Coomer and Michael Richey of Lexington, plans to attend Indiana University to major in human biology.

Two adult scholarships were awarded through Education Matters Southern Indiana. The initiative is through the community foundations serving Scott, Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties and is focused on non-traditional adult students who have started but not yet finished a degree or certification. Pamela Rowden of Austin was awarded $1,000. She is attending Ivy Tech Community College to major in early childhood education. Dylan Bane of Scottsburg received $1,000 to attend Indiana University Southeast, where he is majoring in English.

The Epply Shields Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to provide assistance to Scottsburg High School students who plan on majoring in elementary or secondary education. Caitlyn Carey of Scottsburg High School received $5,000 to attend Indiana University. Carey, the daughter of James and Emma Carey of Scottsburg, plans to major in elementary education. A second scholarship worth $3,000 was awarded to Jonie Crawford of Scottsburg High School. Crawford, the daughter of Jon and Joyce Crawford of Scottsburg, plans to attend Marian University to major in music education.

Jayce Ray Stallings loved being with his mom?s basketball team, at the baseball diamond, and on vacation with his family. He enjoyed John Deere tractors and was loved by everyone who met him. This scholarship was established by his family in his memory, and is awarded for graduating senior girls at Austin High School who played basketball. Elizabeth Lee was awarded $1,500 to attend Hanover College. Lee, the daughter of Sam and Janet Lee of Brownstown, plans to major in kinesiology.

The Lilly Scholars Endowment Fund was established several years ago after the Scott County Community Foundation challenged its Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients to give back to the community through their time, talent and treasure. Lilly Scholars and their families have contributed to the scholarship fund over the years, and Lilly Scholars are responsible for the selection of recipients. Evan Howser of Scottsburg High School received $500, as did Elizabeth Lee of Austin High School.

The Mary Elizabeth-Virgil S. Miller Memorial Scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Mary Elizabeth Miller. Virgil Miller had taught at Austin High School, and was Scott County Superintendent. He was also the first person to start special education classes in Lexington. Mary established the scholarship in her estate plan as a way to honor her husband. Shyanne Turner and Emily Pfaffenbach both received $2,500 each. Turner, of Austin High School, is the daughter of Chasady and Rodney Hines of Scottsburg. She plans to attend Indiana State University to major in pre-medicine. Pfaffenbach, of Scottsburg High School, is the daughter of Bill and Shelly Pfaffenbach of Scottsburg. She plans to attend Purdue University to major in agribusiness/ag economics.

The Robert G. Comer Memorial Scholarship was established for high school seniors whose lives were shaped by agriculture and farming, much like Bob?s own life was, and who plan to continue to grow themselves as they pursue a college degree of their own. Emily Pfaffenbach of Scottsburg High School received $500.

The Scott Memorial Hospital Guild Brunton-Mumford Scholarship was established from the Martha Jane Brunton Fleenor estate. The purpose is to assist students who wish to major in the medical field. Four scholarships were awarded this year, each worth up to $5,000. Bailey Barton of Scottsburg is majoring in respiratory therapy at Ivy Tech Community College, and was named as a non-traditional adult student recipient. Haley Mullins of Scottsburg High School will attend the University of Southern Indiana to major in exercise science. She is the daughter of Eric and Lyddia Mullins of Underwood. Meagan Hollan of Austin High School will attend Ivy Tech Community College to major in nursing. She is the daughter of Kay Hollan of Austin. Elizabeth Lee of Austin High School will attend Hanover College.

Shelley Akers was a young wife and mother whose life was cut tragically short in a tractor accident. Shelley was the office manager for Purdue Extension, and was very involved in 4-H and the community. Scholarship applicants for the Shelley Comer Akers Memorial Scholarship were asked to submit an essay on how they?ve been able to put the 4 H?s in 4H to good use in their life. Emily Pfaffenbach received $500.

Timothy Michael Wolf was a student at Scottsburg High School, where he was a medalist on the golf team and played trombone for the Band of Warriors. He was diagnosed with leukemia just short of his 14th birthday, and after three years of battling the effects of treatment, Tim went to be with the Lord. Before he passed away, he spoke with his dad about establishing a scholarship fund. Tim loved school and looked forward to his college experience, and his family has said he would be happy to know he has helped others achieve their dreams. Victoria Rone of Scottsburg High School received $5,000. She is the daughter of Shannon Rone of Scottsburg and plans to attend IUPUI to major in neuroscience.

The Walter S. and Clarice (White) Bridgewater Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of his parents by Dr. Walter C. Bridgewater. Walter Sr. was superintendent of the county farm and small business owner, while Clarice was business manager at Morgan?s. Logan Campbell received this year?s scholarship, worth $500.

The Scott County Community Foundation congratulates all the scholarship recipients on their success. For more information on how the Community Foundation can assist with your charitable giving and establishing a scholarship fund, please call 812-752-2057, email or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg. You may also visit