BCEF is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 scholarships to Batesville High School (BHS) graduates. These scholarship awards total $18,000.
The Mary C. Horstman Scholarship was established from money donated to BCEF by Horstman, who wished for the funds to be used to assist students with post-secondary expenses. A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to each of the following BHS graduates: Katherine Bedel, Kylie Hammond, and Luke Nuhring.
Bedel will be attending Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN, majoring in biochemistry on a pre-anesthesia track, while Hammond will be studying psychology on pre-med track at Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington. Nuhring is headed to Purdue University, where he will be majoring in marketing and minoring in finance.
BCEF’s top scholarship, worth $5,000 each to three recipients this year, is the James E. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship. BHS alumnus Fritsch left a sum of money upon his passing to assist students who are pursuing post-secondary study. This year’s recipients included Sidney Dickman, Anna Gerth, and Aidan Jennewein.
Dickman is planning to attend the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) to obtain a bachelor’s degree in marketing. On a pre-med track, Gerth plans to major in neuroscience at IU Bloomington, while Jennewein’s plans include obtaining a degree in nuclear engineering from Purdue.
Scholarship recipients are chosen by a committee of individuals which consists of two BCEF board members, the BHS principal, and two community members.