Fund Purpose Provides scholarship support for students in a trade or vocational program. Recipients must be legal residents of Harrison County and be between 18 - 21 years of age. Funding may be used for tuition, books, fees and required tools, uniforms or supplies.
Fund Story Miles’ Fund was created by Dennis and Jeannie Nachand in November 2013 in memory of their son, Miles E. Nachand. According to his mother, Miles was a smart and thoughtful young man with an unusual sense of humor. She also said he was insightful about others, understanding how they thought and why.
Both of Miles’ parents were teachers. Dennis taught and coached at high schools in Louisville. Jeannie was an art teacher, first in Meade County, Kentucky and then at South Central Junior/Senior High School. Meanwhile, Miles struggled with ADHD throughout school. Once he graduated from high school, he tried college but it just didn’t seem to be the right “fit”.
Eventually, Miles found his way. He was set to graduate with a degree in video technology from Ivy Tech Community College. Sadly, in December 2011, a few months before graduation, he lost his life in an auto accident.
Dennis and Jeannie were devastated by the loss of their son. They chose to create the scholarship fund as a way to honor Miles’ memory and to encourage other young people in a similar situation. The scholarship is for Harrison County residents between the ages of 18 and 21 who are attending a trade or vocational school. The award may be used to pay for tuition, books, fees and required tools, uniforms or supplies.
ScholarshipRecipients 2014: Ryan Sparks 2015: Ryan Sparks 2016: Paul Millermil
The Harrison County Community Foundation is a non-profit organization 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.