As it enters its 30th year, a scholarship program established by a Greencastle citizen and DePauw University graduate continues to provide college opportunities for outstanding Putnam County scholars. Sixteen local students -- four each from North Putnam and Greencastle High Schools' Class of 2006 -- as well as eight returning DePauw University undergraduates -- are the recipients of 2006 Edgar A. Prevo Scholarships.
Established in 1977 by a bequest from Edgar A. Prevo, longtime Greencastle businessman and member of DePauw's Class of 1912, the scholarships are exclusively for outstanding graduates of Putnam County's high schools. Selection of Prevo Scholars is based upon a number of factors including high school academic achievement, academic potential for college, financial need, and SAT scores. Prevo passed away in 1975.
The 2006 Prevo Scholars include former Greencastle students Jonathan Barber, Jamie Grivas, Alexandra Hirt, Kyrian Marshall, and John Sibbitt; former North Putnam students Katherine Colvin, Michelle Hasler, Miles Reed, Krista Rust, Katelyn Thompson, and Brittany Williamson; and former South Putnam students Ryan Minor and Jacob Osborn.
Prevo Scholarships may range in value up to full tuition for one year. The scholarship is also subject to renewal each year the recipient remains qualified for the award.