GREENCASTLE -- Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley region held its first Annual Scholarship Reception at its Greencastle campus on July 15 to recognize a group of 2010 scholarship award winners and donors.
The event provided an opportunity for donors to meet scholarship recipients, recipients to thank the donors and an opportunity for both to share their own personal stories.
"We truly appreciate the support of our donors in making possible this opportunity for our students," said Becky Miller, executive director of Resource Development. "This is a historical moment for Putnam County, as we are providing the first set of scholarships dedicated to Ivy Tech students from the area. We appreciate our donors making this moment possible and for changing lives in Putnam County."
Sharon Bone, executive director of the Greencastle campus said, "This is a wonderful opportunity to bring our scholarship award winners and the donors together so that our generous donors can witness first hand their investments at work. It also allows our student scholarship winners to meet the people who have given at sacrificial levels to invest in their futures."
During the scholarship reception at Greencastle, five students were awarded nearly $6,000 in scholarships from the Ernest & Mary Gripe Scholarship, the Eitel Family Scholarship for Entrepeneurship and Civic Leadership, the Ballard-Sturgeon Family Nursing Scholarship, the Graffis Medical Career Scholarship, and the Teachers Credit Union Scholarship.
Because of the commitment of the Putnam County Community Foundation, several of the scholarship endowments providing for awards during this event were matched by Community Foundation funds.
This fall, Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley Region awarded nearly $110,000 to over 100 students attending courses throughout its seven-county service area.
Scholarships make it possible for qualified students to attend Ivy Tech and surround themselves with the academic excellence that will empower them to change their lives.
Scholarship gifts to the Ivy Tech Foundation directly benefit studentss and enhance Ivy Tech's education programs and services. Giving to the Ivy Tech Foundation is an investment in Indiana's future.
For more information, contact Becky Miller at (812) 298-2361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public post-secondary institution and the nation's largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually.
Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.
It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.
It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.