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Covington Community Foundation
PO Box 175
Covington, IN 47932-0175
135 S. Stringtown Road
Covington, IN 47932
Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman Scholarship.
According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “Friends and family of Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman have worked with the Foundation in making this scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who are will be full or part-time college students. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students that are pursuing a vocational/industrial trade’s career pathway, such as welding, auto mechanics, or the like.”
Jeff W. Chapman passed away unexpectantly, at the age of 45, on February 16, 2009.
The application deadline is March 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 scholarship. For more details visit the Scholarship section of the Foundation’s website at: www.wicf-inc.org.
Western Indiana Community Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Fountain County 4-H Council.
According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “The 4-H Council has established a pass-thru fund with the Community Foundation for the purpose of making improvements to the community building at the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds. Members of the Council have recently begun to raise funds to upgrade the restrooms, refresh parts of the concession – kitchen area and make other updates to the building. On the exterior they hope to improve the drainage and expand the parking area. The Foundation will be processing all donations for this project.”
Donations may be made on the Donate Here! link on this page or mailed to Western Indiana Community Foundation, ATTN: 4-H Fairgrounds – Capital Improvement Fund, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.
The scholarship application process is now open for high school seniors to apply for over 100 scholarships in Fountain and Vermillion County, administered by the Foundation.
Local scholarships range from $500 to nearly $10,000 and they are a great form of financial aid because they don’t have to be paid back. For a complete and up-to-date listing of scholarships and their criteria, visit the Scholarship section of the website.
The deadline to apply online for all scholarships is Thursday, March 1.
For answers to your questions, please contact Megan Taylor, Grant & Scholarship Coordinator (765) 793-0702, ext. 9.
Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the “TM & LR Memorial Medical Scholarship.”
Generous friends of the Foundation are making this $4,000 scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who will be entering their sophomore year of college.
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide one-time financial assistance to students in the following Health Professions – Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy or Optometry.
The application deadline is March 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 scholarship. For more details visit the Scholarship section of the website.
Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the $100,000 matching grant to the “Covington City Park Playground Project” has nearly completed its goal.
Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation states, “These volunteers are doing such a fantastic job in taking the initiative in raising funds for the project we wanted to encourage them just like we did when we donated $50,000 in January of this year. Since that time a small group of donors have come together and are willing to match dollar-for-dollar any donation to the playground project up to a total amount of $100,000. To-date $95,000 has been matched by the community. The matching gift program will run until December 31, 2017.”
The Friends of the Covington City Park are a local group of citizens that have been working diligently on their plans to replace the ageing playground equipment in the City Park with a state-of-the-art destination playground. They have already raised $688,000 with an ultimate goal of raising $695,000. They hope to break ground in Spring 2018.
Linda McGurk with the Friends group states, “The playground will feature a treehouse, a splash pad, a parkour course, a butterfly garden, and a sand and water play area, as well as traditional playground equipment like swings and slides, the new playground will be completely unique for this part of Indiana.”
Plans also include a 6’ trike path, outdoor fitness equipment (for active attendees to enjoy), a family restroom, and a covered picnic area.
Donations can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Covington Community Foundation, ATTN: Park Playground Project, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932-0175.