Fund Purpose Provides scholarship support to Harrison County, Indiana residents enrolled in an Ivy Tech Community College program of study.
Fund Story The First Harrison Bank Ivy Tech Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 to provide scholarship support to Harrison County residents attending Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg.
First Harrison Bank’s roots run deep in Harrison County history. Established in February 2000, a result of a “merger of equals” between First Federal Bank (based in Corydon) and Harrison County Bank (based in Palmyra). Their history of serving Harrison County dates back to the late 1800’s.
When First Harrison Bank was formed Chief Operations Officer Bill Harrod stated, “We are both strong supporters of the community in terms of our time, talent and monetary support. When you put us together, I think the community really wins. In five or six years from now, the community will benefit strongly. That’s who is going to benefit, and that’s what it is all about.”
Each one of their Board of Directors and Staff Members take great pride in serving this community through leadership roles in many community events and organizations. First Harrison Bank has been named “Most Outstanding School Sponsor” for their participation in the South Harrison School Business Partnership (New Middletown Elementary) in addition to receiving the 2001 BKD Award for Excellence and Innovation through the Community Bankers Association of Indiana for this program. The staff members proudly participate in community fund raising activities such as the Relay For Life of Harrison County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake, American Heart Walk and the March of Dimes Walk America in addition to serving breakfast to the Harrison County 4-H members and parents each morning of the Harrison County Fair.
First Harrison Bank provides monetary support to numerous organizations such as Harrison County YMCA, Friends of Harrison County Youth, North Harrison Cal Ripken, Lanesville Youth League, South Harrison Athletic Corp, Lanesville Heritage Weekend, Community Unity, Leadership Harrison County, Habitat for Humanity of Harrison County and of course all area schools – in addition to other great organizations.
The philosophy at First Harrison is that anything that improves the quality of life for the residents of our community ultimately benefits them as well.
Ivy Tech Foundation partners with donors to invest in Ivy Tech Community College students, faculty, and programs to build stronger communities and a better Indiana. As a statewide, open-access, community college, Ivy Tech Community College provides residents of Indiana with professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong education for successful careers, personal development, and citizenship. There are 23 Ivy Tech campuses located throughout Indiana. The Ivy Tech Southern Indiana campus serves Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Washington, Scott, Orange and Crawford counties in Indiana, as well as the metropolitan Louisville area.
The Harrison County Community Foundation takes great pride in our capabilities to provide so many scholarships to Harrison County students. We were honored to have partnered with First Harrison Bank to help establish this fund.
Scholarship Recipients: 2004: Sally Cromwell, Nathan Stock 2005: Leesa Briles, Melanie Elder, Janet Koch 2006: Melanie Elder, Sarah Yates 2008: Jordan Hall, Teresa Greer, Melinda Preston, Ashley Royalty 2009: Kimberly Lamon, Megan Wilson, Rhonda Whitaker, Ashley Gavin, Ashley Royalty, Eric David Davis, Kristin Yates, Jessica Ayres 2010: Ashley Gavin, Ashley Royalty, Anna Day, Kristin Yates, Holly Goodwin, Toby Long, Eric David Davis, Rhonda Whitaker, Courtney Belcher, Abigail Day 2011: Sarah Jensen, Rachel (Bube) Riley, Holly Goodwin, Ashley Gavin, Courtney Belcher, Tessa Schilmiller, Jolanna Stiles, Jonathan Trader, Toby Long 2013: Anson Gleitz, William Baker, Elizabeth Ballard, Carolyn Basham, Bridgett Decker, Stephen Knasel, Kathryn Campbell 2014: Ella Robertson, Tasha Utz, Joseph Tyree, Tillie Sears, James Jansa, Jeanne Hood, Ingrid Grant, Kasy Franks, Amanda Asher, Lincoln Stout 2015: Brittany Sanders, Kayla Sieg, Emily McIntire, Elizabeth Knight, Amanda Hedgcoth, Amanda Asher, Tillie Sears, Lynn Coulter, Ariana Jones, Kayla Smith, Susant Newton, Amanda Kamer, Tiffany Lynch, Sina Broadbent, Megan Coleman, Emily Merk, Courtney Thomas, Julia Sieg, Amanda Cross, Jennifer Best, Rachel Deaton, Susan Gallagher, Jonathan Grimes, April O’Hara, Michelle Sampson 2016: Amanda Hedgcoth, Susan Gallagher, Rachel Deaton, Michelle Sampson, Kayla Gabbard, Jonathan Grimes, Jennifer Best, April O’Hara, Amanda Cross, Tillie Sears, Ariana Jones, Megan Coleman, Tiffany Lynch, Karie Mauck, Kathy Timberlake 2017: Faith Benham, Janice Bond, Kimberly Burks, Lucas Clark, William Collins, Kayla Gabbard, Susan Gallagher, Brittany Grut, Lhia Harding, Donald Jobe, Olivia Lavey, Kalynn Lillpop, Kathryn Lindenmayer, Samantha Mattingly, Alex Ratliff, John Sharp, Audrey Shaw, Christina Waldridge 2018: Laynie Collins, Kalynn Lillpop, Samantha Mattingly, Ashley Melling, John Sharp, Daniel Sieg, Carlie Smith, Christina Waldridge 2019: Holly Bickel, Michael Bricker, Laynie Collins, Jordan Metz, Samantha Rogers, Kaylan Sherrard, Cassidy Smith
Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is committed to being a resource to help address the needs as they arise in our community resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. The
HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide flexible resources to our nonprofit organizations serving Harrison County residents as they address immediate and long-term needs. HCCF will serve as a
partner in the effort.
If you would like to join us in helping meet the need, you are invited to make a gift to the HCCF COVID-19 Relief Fund. Gifts may be made online at hccfindiana.org or by mailing a
check to HCCF, PO Box 279, Corydon, IN 47112. Make checks payable to HCCF with "COVID-19 Relief Fund" noted.
The Harrison County Community Foundation is a public foundation supported by donations from individuals and businesses. Its mission is to inspire and assist everyone to experience
philanthropy, producing positive and sustainable growth in Harrison County.