Community Foundation awards $1M+ to area students | WIBQ The talk station

FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Wabash Valley Community Foundation has announced the winners of 147 scholarships in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties.

The awards represent $1,104,927 in higher education funding for local students attending the 2024-2025 academic year.

“The Community Foundation is honored to be a part of these students’ future educational journey,” said Beth Tevlin, president and CEO of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. “The scholarship awards represent our community’s commitment to the educational pursuits of every student to become productive and independent citizens.”

Tevlin praised the students and said that if the funding had been available, even more candidates could have been awarded.

“These recipients are smart, active and goal-oriented individuals,” Tevlin continued. “Only the
Due to the lack of available scholarship funds, the Community Foundation was unable to double the amount
number of students receiving scholarships.”

In addition, WVCF has recommended four students for the 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties. Those students were Alexis Thompson (Clay City HS), Sarah Francis (Sullivan HS), Abigail McKenzie (South Vigo HS), and Carli Tryon (South Vigo HS).

Scholarships through the Wabash Valley Community Foundation are available for graduation
seniors, as well as for students currently enrolled in college and/or other post-secondary education
programs. The scholarship application for the 2025-2026 academic year will open on July 2
2024, via For more information about the organization, its scholarships or how you can finance a scholarship, call 812-232-2234.

A list of those who received scholarship funding is as follows;

Province of Vigo

Kamden Baker
Paul Bawinkel
Rebecca Bicknell
Madelyn Bradbury
Chase Brown
Grace Bundy
Wyatt Butcher
Erik Casad
Elizabeth Connor
Olivia Krist
Kayla Daniels
Chloe Denny
Ashley Dunkin
Carly Dunlap
Kelsey Farris
Gov. Geller
Rebecca Gore
Chloe Guevara
Demme Hancewicz
Hunter Hill
Lucas Houzenga
Addison Jones
Yewon Jung
Jordan Krause
Gavin Lemmons
Kayli Long
Nelli McLeod
Nolan Mishler
Ayden Napier
David Nwalado
Grayson Porter
Nadia Rixner
Cassie Roush
Eline Schultz
Theron Strong
Cassidy Sullivan
Margaret Sutliff
Bryon Taylor
Lillian Thome
Martin Waldbieser
Eugene Wallace
Avery Wasnidge
Mason Weir
Presley White
Rebecca Williams
Ella Winchell

Sullivan County

Emma Alumbaugh
Gwendolyn Anderson
Nessa Bonham
Trinity Bradford
William Brooks
Jaxon Carie
Chase Catlin
Kinsley Rooms
Lauren Craighead
Maggie Danko
Brooklyn Fig
Ricky Fowler
Conner Freels
Hayen Gilbert
Kaycee Gofourth
Alaska Hale
Joshua Hazelrigg
Deziray Hiatt
Madison Hurst
Kaitlyn McCammon
Amanda McCol
Benjamin McKinley
Shelby McMillen
Tucker Mitchell
Emily Neff
Isabella Norris
Ava Olson
Sebastian Ortiz
Mallory Pike
Jocee Pritchard
Kate Ridgeway
Ryleigh Ringquist
Jacie Saude
Grace Scott
Magdala Scott
Camden singer
Adreona Sozzi
Alexandria Vonken
Gretchen Swick
James Thomas
Ty Thompson
Adreanna Wease
Nathan Weir
Avery Weitekamp
Jonathon Willey
Jayvn Woodard
Emma Le Zimmerman

Clay County

Sydney Bays
Chloe Clark
Kennedy Corbin
Hannah Corbin
Alexis Crabb
Vivan Etling
Emilie Floyd
Kyia Vos
Jac Fredrik
Mikalynn Fry
Madelyn Gearld
Nikolas Gearld
Jim Grant
Skyler Halfhill
Morgan Hughes
Kathrine Koehler
Abigail Kumpf
Riley Lewis
Kaylee Molenaar
Cayden Sawyer
Madison Shorter
Madelyn Smith
Keshia Smith
Elise Somheil
Amber Sturgeon
Believe Tloos
Emma Whitman
Hayden Wood

Other provinces

Sarah Burtis
Allison Gard
Emma Helms
Bishop Mellinger
Holden Nagy
Sydney Reynolds
Samuel Rice
Patricia Solliday
Alaina Stuckey
Lauren Vale
Sophia Wascher
Michelle Wasscher
Anneliese Weilhammer