The Vicksburg Community Schools Foundation Scholarship Program was created in 1999 with awards ranging from $500 - $2,500 for Vicksburg High School graduates who wish to pursue further education for their life's goals. These one-year scholarships may be used either for vocational, 2-year or 4-year programs.
There are currently 27 permanently endowed scholarships:
Gordon and Dorothy Daniels ($2,000 - one available)
Applicants should present a strong resume of volunteerism and service to community along with academic achievement. 2018 Recipient: Rebecca Crawley
Ana Resseguie-Barnes ($1,000 - one available)
For a student who maintains a 3.5 or better GPA and has demonstrated a strong level of school involvement, good character, and citizenship. 2018 Recipient: Rachael Brewer
Letha Munn ($500 - one available)
For a student with solid academic achievement and plans for a career in elementary teaching. 2018 Recipient: Samantha Trimble
Louise Reed ($1,000 - one available)
For a student with a solid academic record, a strong record of community service, and career plans in healthcare. 2018 Recipient: Jacob Wisser
Patrick and Lynn Vallier ($500 - one available)
For a student with a strong record of school and community involvement and service. 2018 Recipient: Ben Green
Stanley Weinberg Farms ($1,000 - one available)
For a student who has a high level of involvement and achievement in agri-science or veterinary science and who plans to pursue a higher education degree in one of these fields. 2018 Recipient: Kailey Kamrowski
Lloyd (Todd) Cantwell ($500 - one available)
For an honor student pursuing a BA/BS degree in the medical field (including research, practice, clinical, etc.). 2018 Recipient: Nicholas Dilly
John W. Fritz ($500 - one available)
For a student with post-secondary education plans and career goals in agri-science, natural resources, animal science, or related fields. 2018 Recipient: Kody Fruehauf
Jeremy Smith ($1,000 - one available)
For a student who demonstrates outstanding character, perseverance, and commitment through involvement in high school activities such as athletics, band, and in their class work, while striving to maintain approximately a B average. 2018 Recipient: Hunter Myers
Vicksburg Foundation ($2,500 - six available)
For students who have good academic credentials along with other accomplishments that distinguish their high school career. 2018 Recipients: Lauren Burke, Autumn Locey, Emmaline Miller, Morgan Preston, Alexander Smith and Emily Towns
Vicksburg Community Schools Foundation ($1,000 - two available)
For students who have good academic credentials along with other accomplishments that distinguish their high school career. 2018 Recipients: Jess Schmidt and Conner Seifert
The Appell Family Scholarship ($2,500 - one available)
For a student with a strong background in science and math, strong level of community and school involvement (including extracurricular activities). 2018 Recipient: Clara Schriemer
David T. Reisterer Memorial Scholarship ($2,500 - two available)
For a male baseball and a female softball player who maintains at least a 3.0 GPA and is interested in pursuing a career in math or history. 2018 Recipients: Caleb Conklin, Avery Slanzik
Oswalt Family Music Scholarship ($1,000 - one available)
For a student who demonstrated excellence in musicianship and a commitment to the vocal or instrumental music program(s) at VHS. The recipient is pursuing a four year degree in music education, performance, or composition. 2018 Recipient: Paxton Earl
Oswalt Family Farms Scholarship ($1,000 - one available)
For a student pursuing training in the construction/building or automotive trades, demonstrating aptitude a commitment through his or her high school coursework, training, and possible job experiences. 2018 Recipient: Wyatt McClish
Lewis W. Maher ($1,000 - one available)
Must be a student planning a career in the skilled trades. Strong consideration will be given to a student who has overcome obstacles to succeed in school. 2018 Recipient: Brandon Thompson
Peter Tindall Memorial Scholarship ($1,000 - one available)
Scholarship is awarded to a student planning to pursue academic certification or a degree beyond high school in the skilled trades, vocational or technical programs. Strong consideration will be given to a student who has overcome challenges to succeed in school.
Harris Walters Memorial Scholarship ($500 - one available)
For a graduating senior who reflects the strong work ethic and values of the late Harris Walters. The recipient of this scholarship must have work experience during high school, and plans to attend a two to four year college or trade school.
Mason Heikes Memorial Scholarship ($500 - one available)
For a student who maintains a 2.5 GPA or higher, interest in agri-science, vet science, biology, farming or agriculture related interest, such as diesel mechanic, machine tool and etc. Student should demonstrate a strong work ethic, employment and volunteer experience during high school, as well as extracurricular activities.
Brennan S. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship ($2,000 - one available)
For a student who has persevered through personal crisis, and maintained focus on attendance and achieved at least a 3.0 GPA. Must be planning to pursue a two or four year degree.
How to Apply - Applications must be returned to the Vicksburg High School Guidance Office by April 26 of your year of graduation. Selections will be made by designated members of the Vicksburg School Foundation's Board of Directors. Announcement of recipients will be made at the Vicksburg High School Seniors' Honors Reception.
Questions? Call Beth O'Roark @ (269) 321-1006 or email, email@example.com