Darke County Foundation awards scholarships


DARKE COUNTY — The Darke County Foundation awarded $220,000 in scholarships to 77 area graduates from the class of 2024. Scholarship money comes from funds the Foundation establishes through donations from individuals, businesses and charitable organizations. Invested long-term, these funds generate a continuing source of income and maintain lasting legacies for years to come. Donors often honor family members or a special purpose by setting up funds with personalized names.

As a community foundation since 1987, the Darke County Foundation has awarded nearly $5 million in scholarships and community grants to local non-profit organizations. For information on starting a fund, call (937) 548-4673 or visit www.darkecountyfoundation.org.

The following funds at the Darke County Foundation provide scholarships for deserving students:

Velma & Merlin Applegate Fund

Pauline Winbigler Bales Fund

Tim Best/Ronnie Kreitzer Fund

Robert & Iris Bolen Fund

Harold & Betty Brewer Fund

Bill & Rosy Brinley Family Fund

Joyce Bruns Nursing Fund

Darke Co. Engineering/Science Fund

Darke County Foundation Fund

Brian & Regina Delk Fund

Wayne K. Detling Fund

Millie Kiger Dunaway Art Fund

Nils & Collette Eikenberry Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Fisher Fund

Kenneth & Marie Flory Fund

Kathleen Floyd Fund

John S. & Mary L. Fourman Fund

Alice & Wilbur Frantom Fund

Kenneth J. Gibboney Fund

Richard Graeff Family Fund

Greenville National Bank Fund

Jeanie & Jeff Hawley Fund

Eleanor J. Hughes Fund

John & Miriam Knick Fund

Bob & Jan Lantz Miami Teacher Fund

Ami McClurkin Fund

Allyson Mescher Fund

Joseph R. Mills Fund

Fred Miltenberger Fund

Susan North Art Fund

Norton Family 4-H Fund

Oliver Fund for Versailles/Wittenberg

Gregory Olwine Arcanum Alumni Fund

James B. Phelan Fund

Pohl Transportation Fund

Road Less Traveled Fund

JC & Alice Schafer Fund

Schipfer Family Fund

Scholarship for Education Majors

Scholarship for Nursing Majors

Lois E. Snyder Fund

Neil E. Stemley Fund

John E. & Ella M. Stevenson Fund

Edwin/Mac/Marguerite Stoltz Fund

Steven Stucke Fund

Jan & James Thomas Fund

J. Howard Trump Art Fund

Versailles Masonic Lodge Fund

Paul C. & Helen D. Warner Fund

Sarah Whittaker Fund

Lori Michelle Williams Fund

Matthew Wuebker Fund

Ryan Wulber Fund

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