BCEF Donates $25,000 Toward BIS STEAM Lab

After a successful annual campaign, the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) recently donated $25,000 to the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) for furnishings in the Batesville Intermediate School’s (BIS) new Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math (STEAM) lab. This remodeled room will provide a creative …

Megan Raab Reports on Andy Koors Study Abroad Experience

The BCEF Study Abroad Program in memory of Herr Andy Koors returned in 2022, after having to be canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID restrictions in Europe. This program pays for a portion of the program fees for

Cooper Wilhelm Brings BHS Creativity to Main Street

Cooper is a young talented artist who received the challenge to grow his artistic ability through a compilation art piece for the BHS installment of BCEF’s Art in Main.  His primary art focus is on single person portraits using an

2022 Scholarship Recipients Announced


BCEF would like to congratulate the recipients of our three scholarships for 2022:

Bobbie Brandes Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): Sarah Ripperger

Mary C. Horstman Scholarship ($1,000 each): Jason Emsweller, Joshua Honnert, & Ean Loichinger

James E. Fritsch Scholarship ($5,000 each):

BCEF Launches Engineering Design Certification at BHS

The Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) has added another program to provide Batesville High School (BHS) students with an advantage over their peers. Thanks to a grant from BCEF, BHS students enrolled in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering courses …

Spring Grants Announced

BCEF is pleased to announce the following $5,000 in grants to the Batesville Community School Corporation:

    • Batesville High School (BHS) American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Betsy Baugh’s request to bring a motivational presenter to her classes. On May 9, Matt

2022 Andy Koors Study Abroad Sponsorship Recipients Announced


The Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) is pleased to announce the selection of three Batesville High School (BHS) students as recipients of Andy Koors Study Abroad Sponsorships for 2022, announced executive director Anne Wilson. To be considered for financial …

BCEF Hosts Bulldog Collaboration Room Open House

BCEF board members enjoyed hosting the official opening of the BCEF Bulldog Collaboration Room at Batesville Middle School on January 31, 2022, delivering our check for just over $23,000 for flexible seating in the new multi-purpose room. This donation brings

BIS Art on Main Mural Installed

BCEF is sponsoring the Art on Main mural project in downtown Batesville again this year. This program features artwork from students from the four BCSC buildings on a rotating basis. The Batesville Intermediate School’s entry was just installed on the