A total of 46 graduating seniors are receiving some financial help from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation. The foundation is providing $46,000 in grants to students who maintained good grades in high school and will attend college in the fall. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship from the group.
Recipients of these scholarships are:
Batesville Community School Corporation
Payton Charlton, Amanda Garcia, Leo Giesey, Andrew Grossman, Whitney Lambert, Benjamin Meer, Deepan Saravanan, and Nicholas Vodzak.
East Central Community School Corporation
Dustin Gindling, Katherine Hartman, Edward Oehlman, Devin Richter, Miranda Richter, and Kristen Weber.
Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation
Alexis Bushhorn, Jillian Gehl, Deanna Gunter, Emily Gunter, Lindsey Sutton, and Austin Wagner.
Milan Community School Corporation
Rachel Billingsley, Sarah Billingsley, and Hannah Teaney.
Rising Sun-Ohio County School Corporation
Sidney Barkley, Sydney Elliott, Alexandria Koons, Sebastian Mathis, Taylor Mullen, Cody Weaver, and Cayla Yocum.
South Dearborn Community School Corporation
Hannah Ascherman, Kayla Barrett, Jessica Benton, Megan Neuendorf, Lorieanne Rinehart, and Tara West.
South Ripley School Corporation
Garrett Adkinson, Kristen Bailey, John Boyken, Hayley Fossett, Ryan Lengerich, Kendall Miller, Trenton Moorhead, and Samantha Wilhoit.
Eligible candidates must reside in Ripley County, Ohio County or the City of Aurora. Students who maintained a six-semester grade point average of 2.75 or higher, and who plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution, were eligible to apply for these scholarship awards.
The number of scholarships awarded was based on the respective senior class populations in the seven public high schools located in the foundation’s grantmaking region and the total number of applications received from those eligible students attending private/parochial secondary schools. Winners of these scholarships were drawn at random at each school from the pool of applications which were submitted to the Rising Sun Regional Foundation with official transcripts.
The Rising Sun Regional Foundation is funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue.