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The Scholarship Committee was formed nineteen years ago when an anonymous and generous donor had the foresight to establish a Scholarship Fund to help young people pursue their educational goals. From that seed that was planted so long ago, others have been inspired to generously support the Scholarship Fund through personal donations provided as well as in memorial gifts in memory of past members of Dayton Memorial Church. To date more than $90,000 has been donated to the Scholarship Fund since its inception in 2000!


In order to be considered for this scholarship, a student has to meet initial qualifications of demonstrating financial need and continued qualifications including outstanding personal conduct and passing grades in all subjects studied. From the initial seed that was planted in 2000, with today’s awards, almost $87,000 has been awarded to 24 different students that have qualified to receive financial help with their college education. Obviously that seed planted long ago has sprouted and grown!


Congratulations to the FOUR students that have qualified to receive a scholarship for 2019-2020 academic year.


Clara Boles – a 2017 graduate from Clinton Prairie High School will be attending her third year at Purdue University (in the college of Agriculture). Clara is studying Communications with a minor in Food and Agribusiness pursuing a goal of a career in marketing communications for an agriculture based company.


Emelie Coleman – a 2017 graduate from McCutcheon High School will be attending her third year at Purdue University. Emelie is majoring in Mathematics with intention to minor in Computer Science.


Nathan Franklin – a 2019 graduate from Lafayette Jeff High School will be attending IUPUI. Nathan is planning to study Motorsports Engineering with a career goal of being on an Indy car team or maybe even a full-time driver!


Andrew Fitzgerald – a 2018 graduate from McCutcheon High School will be attending Purdue – Fort Wayne Campus. Drew is planning to study Business Management with a minor in Human Resources.


Congratulations to this year’s very ambitious recipients with blessings and prayers for a successful school year!



The Scholarship Committee

Nancy Edwards, Susan Gibson, Cathy Hancook


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