2016 Scholarship Recipients

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Emma Brewer

Helen Hunter Scholarships

Joshua Axe –  College Jr/Sr

Amy Ragle – College Jr/Sr
Julie Riggins –  Graduate Student

 Kenny & Ruth Richardson Scholarship:

Joshua Axe – College Jr/Sr

Other Scholarship recipients:

Averi Workman – Angell Family Scholarship

Gaven Hill – Bart Burris Eastern Greene Football Scholarship

Joshlyn Held – Dale & Tillie Jessup Scholarship

Emmalee Mahan – Dale & Tillie Jessup Scholarship

Mariah Sweet – Dale & Tillie Jessup Scholarship

Meaghan Bond – DEF STEM Scholarship

Alexandria Kilzer – DEF STEM Scholarship

Mariah Long – DEF STEM Scholarship

Harlee Sullivan – DEF STEM Scholarship

John Kirts – Eastern Greene Schools Advanced Education Scholarship

Miranda Blocher – Eastern Greene Superintendent’s Scholarship

Tara Lauderdale – Hollie Lent Nursing Scholarship

Griffin Terrell – Jordan Lyday Memorial Scholarship

Morgan Cox – Mayor Robert & Marjorie Walters Memorial Scholarship

Makayla Ketchem – Mirisa Jones Memorial Scholarship

Eli Cooksey – Phil Harris Scholarship

Makayla Ketchem – Phil Harris Scholarship

Rylie Mayfield – Phil Harris Scholarship

Morgan Sparks – Phil Harris Scholarship

Emily Bucher – Bloomfield Special Achievement

Katie Morguson – Eastern Greene Special Achievement

Rajen Megha – Linton Special Achievement

Clay Reynolds – Shakamak Special Achievement

Hunter Cornelius – WRV Special Achievement

Sydney Smith – Tonda L. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship

Shannon Pittman – Williams WRV Athletic Scholarship



My husband and I have been recipients of a number of the Union High School Alumni scholarships during our educational careers. They have impacted us tremendously. It has been an honor to receive these scholarships, and they have greatly reduced the stress of paying for education. My husband holds an Economics degree from Indiana University, and I will be gradating this May with a Master of Health Administration from Indiana University. We are very grateful for the Union High School Alumni Committee and the Greene County Community Foundation. Once I graduate in May, my husband and I hope to find jobs closer to Greene County and relocate to the area. We would love to give back to the communities that have been so gracious to us and shaped the individuals we are today.

Thank you for all you do!


Cara Gambill

The transition from high school to college can be very daunting. From the new learning environment to textbooks; it’s a very big change. While I had many things to worry about through this time, the Greene County Special Achievement Scholarship enabled me to relax a little about the cost of tuition. Collegiate education is a big investment and the Greene County Foundation has helped me to invest in my future.

The scholarship has allowed me to to pursue my passions and discover new and exciting interests that I never would have been able to without the assistance of the my foundation scholarship. I have been able to join the Purdue University Crew team and travel to several locations to compete in rowing events against school such as IU, Buffalo, Ohio State, Boston, Notre Dame and many more. I have been able to represent my university at these events and I would not have financially been able to afford to do so with out the assistance of my scholarship. I often count my lucky stars that I have been able to receive this, and thank God for all the friendships, memories and excitement that it has provided me.

The Helen Hunter Scholarship has been instrumental in furthering my medical education. With the rising cost of tuition and the astronomical expense of textbooks for medical school, the funds of the Helen Hunter Scholarship have greatly helped offset the cost. I am so thankful to be supported in my endeavors by my home community and the generosity of the scholarship beneficiaries. The Helen Hunter Scholarship has certainly helped relieve a substantial financial burden from both my family and me.