June doesn’t only mark the start of summer, but the start of a new chapter for many high school graduates with college on the horizon.
A total of 86 students from 14 of Hoosier Energy’s member cooperatives earned scholarships this year, including three winners of the Indiana Electric Cooperatives Manager’s Association Scholarship.
Those winners were Marnie Schwartzkopf, daughter of Bartholomew County REMC lineman Jeff Schwartzkopf, and a 2021 graduate of Hauser who attends Purdue; Tanner Denham, son of UDWI REMC warehouseman Darren Denham, and a 2020 graduate of White River Valley who attends Purdue; and Christopher Royal, son of UDWI REMC District 4 director John Royal, who is a 2022 graduate of Bloomfield.
Bartholomew County REMC also awarded the $5,000 Alex Barkes Memorial Scholarship to Karissa Miller of Columbus East and a $1,500 BCREMC Scholarship to Eliza Whiteside of Columbus East.
Clark County REMC awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships.
Scholarships for Indiana University Southeast went to: Gizzy Barger, Emma Decamp and Sarah Jones of New Washington, Jessy Butts of Henryville, Cooper Desmond of Corydon Central, Gabrielle Kremer of Community Montessori, Jenna Rogers of Rock Creek and Kirsten Allen, Abby Marks, Brandon Maurer, Daniel Miller and Trevor Montgomery of Silver Creek.
Scholarships for Ivy Tech Sellersburg went to: Joseph Mulumba of Henryville and Caitlyn Cook of Borden.
The lone $1,000 scholarship for Purdue Polytechnic went to Kaleb Kruer of New Albany.
Clark County REMC also awarded the Cindy Hockensmith Scholarship of $2,500 to Julie Grace Elizabeth Ellison of New Washington. Ellison will attend Indiana University and major in special education.
The Cindy Hockensmith Scholarship also received a $500 donation from an REMC member and the recipient of that scholarship is Giavanna Yowell of New Albany, who will attend Butler and major in Biochemistry.
Harrison REMC awarded six $1,000 scholarships to Dylan Davis of South Central, Avery Branham of Corydon Central, Jake Rodski of Our Lady of Providence, Bryce Delaney of North Harrison, Cara Akin of Floyd Central and Natalie Crawford of Lanesville.
Henry County REMC has announced its Operation Round Up $1,000 scholarship award winners. They are: Jordan Flynn of Blue River Valley, Catherine Dudley of Pendleton Heights, Abby Buskirk of Shenandoah, Matthew Gerth and Trenton Sweigart of New Castle and Wade Toth of Knightstown.
Jackson County REMC has named three $1,000 scholarship winners. They are: Zion Dunaway of Salem, Romelia Neace of Scottsburg and Mallory Shoemaker of Trinity Lutheran.
Two academic scholarship award winners have been named by JCREMC. Winners were Andrew Hodges of Center Grove, who will attend Indiana University to study Economics, and Emily Todor of Indian Creek, who will attend the University of Indianapolis to study Exercise Science with a Pre-Physical Therapy concentration.
Orange County REMC selected six $750 Operation Round Up scholarship winners. They are: Aryann Dennis of West Washington, Christjan Holdcroft, Allison McCabe and Lily Saliba of Orleans, Kennedy Land of Springs Valley and Briley Waldbieser of Mitchell.
Two $1,000 scholarships were awarded by RushShelby Energy to the class of 2022. Recipients are Megan Bogemann of Waldron and Annika Marlow of Rushville.
Five high school seniors received the John D. Rudd Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 via South Central Indiana REMC. The winners were: Alexandra Clark of Martinsville, Homeschooler Joe Fritch, Suzanne Head of Mooresville, Brock Rosenberger of Owen Valley and Avery Stockwell of Eminence.
Southeastern Indiana REMC awarded three $500 scholarships, which were announced during the March annual meeting. The winners were Isabelle Hornback, Rachel Meyer and Benjamin Schmidt.
At Whitewater Valley REMC, a total of 10 students were awarded scholarships. The winners and their hometown are: Kalin Baumbauer of Bath, Austin Farley and Garrett Walther of Centerville, Macie Hawk of Cambridge City, Howard Hobson of Economy, Michael Horning and Ethan Jennings of Connersville, Isaac Nicholson of Fountain City, Raigen Singer of Liberty and Ashley Wampler of Milton.
A highlight of the recent Wayne-White annual meeting was the public recognition of 11 scholarship winners.
Carissa Jefferson of Edwards County High School was the recipient of the IEC Thomas Moore $2,000 scholarship, which is a statewide competition among students from every electric cooperative in Illinois.
Ten other area students received $500 scholarships from Wayne-White Electric Cooperative. They are: Camden Robbins, Bradley Simpson and Kenzie Vaughan of Fairfield High School; Jordan Stanley, Camron Browning and Jenifer Redmon of Hamilton County High School; Lucas Noe and Cesar Colderon of Wayne City High School; Erin Wicker of NCOE High School; and Lane Buchanan of Carmi High School.
Finally, WIN Energy has announced 10 scholarship winners. They are: Karly Damm and Audrey Hirsch of North Posey, Salena Dellinger of South Knox, Kaitlyn Dunkel of Princeton, Danica Dunn and Maddisyn Halter of Vincennes Rivet, Abigail McKinley and Hannah Saucerman of North Knox, Cheyenne Stewart of Terre Haute South and Davina White of Gibson Southern.