The family of late Cameron Cheuvront has established the Cameron Cheuvront Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit area seniors from North Vermillion High School, Westville High School, or other senior students who attend a Wabash River Conference high school. Cameron passed away on May 11, 2022, at the age of 16, due to injuries sustained from an auto accident.
At the time of his passing, Cameron was a Sophomore at North Vermillion High School and playing baseball. He loved many sports and participated in basketball and wrestling as well. Cameron also loved to be outside whether it be working with his best friend in the business they had started, riding his dirt bike, fishing, or just playing with animals. Cameron was a member of the Cornerstone Christian Church in Danville, Illinois and he was also active in his schools FFA chapter. Cameron was always smiling and cracking jokes, he was a very friendly kid with a heart of gold and always had a hug for anyone he met! Cameron made everyone he met feel like they were his best friend.
The applicant(s) for the scholarship must be accepted as a part- or full- time (minimum of 6 hours) student at a two-year or four-year public or private college or university. Students pursuing a field of study or career in the trades and technical career pathway are strongly encouraged to apply.
Trade schools come in a wide variety of forms – some may be a part of an associate degree program, and some are totally autonomous. A major thought behind the scholarship is that trade schools and technical education programs provide specialized education for trade-based careers that focus specifically on job-related skills and does not typically require an advanced degree (bachelor’s and/or master’s degree).
Trade and technical education career pathways may include such fields of study such as; machining, dental, electrical, welding, medical, aviation, plumbing, robotics, construction, and the like. This is not an exhaustive list; but rather a listing to highlight the broad scope of the scholarship.
A variety of criteria will be used to determine the recipients. Some of the selection factors include financial need, school and/or work activities, community volunteer service and letters of reference. The first scholarships will be awarded in the Spring of 2023.
Contributions in memory of Cameron are tax deductible and can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Vermillion County Community Foundation, ATTN: Cameron Cheuvront Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 532, Clinton, IN 47842.