The Vermillion County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the William, Johanna, and Mark Wilson Family Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation.
According to Mark Wilson, the son of the late William and Johanna Wilson, “My parents were strong supporters of a variety of organizations, activities, and students in the Vermillion County area and they instilled these values in me. That’s the reason I am so involved in organizations like the Community Foundation, Riley’s Children’s Hospital, Optimist International and others. It’s a pleasure for me to give back to Vermillion County in memory of my parents.
In addition, I had the pleasure of being raised in Clinton and attended Clinton area schools for my first eleven years; then I was a graduate of the first class from North Vermillion High School, therefore both South Vermillion and North Vermillion High Schools are important to me. I attended Indiana State University and Danville Area Community College. I majored in accounting and minored in business and economics.”
Any South Vermillion or North Vermillion High School senior is eligible to apply for the scholarship. The applicant(s) must be accepted as a full- time (minimum of 12 hours) student at a two-year or four-year public or private college or university or vocational trade school, with preference to an institution located in Indiana.
Two scholarships will be awarded annually and they are renewable; however, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and provide the community foundation with supporting documentation each semester (transcripts and proof of enrollment – a tuition invoice or similar). In the first year of the scholarship program the initial two recipients will be named. In four years, eight recipients will be receiving awards through the William, Johanna & Mario Wilson Family Scholarship Fund.
Several criteria are to be taking into consideration when selecting recipients. Some of the factors include; financial need, school and/or work activities, community volunteer service, letters of reference, and academics.
The 1st scholarships will be awarded in the Spring of 2023.
Contributions to the scholarship are tax deductible and can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Vermillion County Community Foundation, ATTN: William, Johanna and Mark Wilson Family Scholarship Fund, PO Box 532, Clinton, IN 47842.