The Tipp City Foundation recently awarded over $28,000 in scholarships. Many scholarships went to graduating high school seniors while $12,000 went to renewable awards from prior years. 

Of the 44 endowment funds within the Foundation, 13 represent scholarships. Often these funds commemorate inspirational values of the scholarship founder; when this is the case, applicants are measured against those standards. Winners are determined through a vetting process led by an independent body of judges. To read more about the stories behind each of the scholarship funds or to apply for future scholarships, visit

Graduates from Bethel, Miami East, Tippecanoe, and Troy Schools are represented. Scholarships were distributed during school and organization awards ceremonies.

Lester & Cleon Bowers Family Scholarship – Alivia Bevan

Jeanette C. Gaston Memorial Music Scholarship – Aubrey Beaty

Gilmore Family Scholarship – Leena Vyas

Life is a Journey: Don’t Stop Believing Scholarship – Katherine Castaneda

Katherine G. Lobo Memorial Scholarship – Savannah Koogler

McKee Family Matthew 5:16 Scholarship – Jackson Yeager

Sarah Merritt Memorial Scholarship – Brooke Aselage

John and Louise Miller Memorial Scholarship – Jessica Gilbride

Robert E. Nessle Memorial Scholarship – Abigail Cartwright

Elizabeth Spano Scholarship – Melanie Schall

Tipp City Rotary Club Scholarship – McKenzie Dean, Jessica Gilbride, Leena Vyas

Tipp City Rotary Club Renewal Scholarship – Taylor Haggerty, Evan Hawthorn, Jessica Hemmelgarn, Rachel Herrick, Maddie Loges, Jacob Miller, Kennedy Reeder, Olivia Rust, Merlinda Sewavi, Dylan Shomper, Alexis Turnbull, and Nicholas Wannamaker

Wenzlau Family Scholarship – Shannon Saylors

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All marketing activities of the Foundation is 100% underwritten by generous sponsors. Please contact us at for information on how your business or organization can become our partner in philanthropy. 

  • Silver Sponsor – Thrivent Financial (Matt Buehrer)
  • Bronze Sponsors – Advanced Machinery Companies; Dunaway Family Foundation; Dungan & LeFevre; Ever-Green Turf & Landscape; Gibson Law Offices; Monroe Federal Savings and Loan; New Carlisle Federal Savings Bank; Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling; Unity National Bank
  • Friend Sponsors – Captor Corp.; Edward Jones (Neil Nehring); Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home; Minster Bank; RSM US; Turnstone Financial; US Bank

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