Fund Purpose Provides scholarship support to Harrison County residents, which may be applied to formal or informal academic or vocational training.
Fund Story The Chamber of Commerce Scholarship was initiated in May 1989 at the urging of Indiana Business Research Center, Kelly School of Business Executive Director Morton Marcus when he spoke at the Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. That year one $1,000 scholarship was awarded to an Indiana University Southeast bound Harrison County senior.
The scholarship program continued each year through generous donations from the Chamber membership and in 2001, through a scholarship capital campaign, the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County Education Fund was established at the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF). HCCF provided a dollar for dollar match to create this endowment.
Education Endowment Founders Caesars Indiana Community First Bank Community Foundation of Southern Indiana Corydon Stone & Asphalt, Inc. First Harrison Bank Harrison County Community Foundation Harrison County Hospital Harrison REMC James L. Shireman, Inc. Limeberry Lumber Company Tom Bulleit Scholarship Fund Tyson Foods
The Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County awards scholarships each year to each of Harrison County’s four school districts: Corydon Central, Lanesville, North Harrison and South Central. Selection is primarily based on academic success and financial need.
With a vision of making Harrison County the best community in the Southern Indiana region to live, work and play, the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County supports its members and the business environment by fostering economic and community development initiatives to improve the quality of life in Harrison County. With the continued commitment from the Harrison County business community, they are looking forward to a bright and successful future.
Scholarship Recipients: 2003 - Katie Rothrock, Amanda Hornickel, Graylin Porter, Catherine Felten 2005 - Kirstin Hammond, Bethany Wilburn, Brittany Tuell, Sarah Davis 2007 - Daniel Senechal, Lucas Taylor, Justine Huffman, Ellen Hall 2008 - Jolanna Stiles, Amber Law, Kelly Eberly, Joshua Stowers, Jodie Spencer, Kayla Money, Brittney Gayhart, Kiersten Schmelz 2009 - Caitlyn Byrd, Alicia Jones, Jessica Longest, Amolia Dean, Kacey Cox, Alan Bishop, Corey Dennison 2010 - Brenden Ponder, Samantha Schmelz, Katie Pitts, LeAnne Myers, Jesse Collins, Cody Roby, Susan Smith, Travis Cunningham 2011 - Katie Dennison, Sarah Katie Saylor, Gregory Lieber, Joseph Kissel, Grace Robertson, Mitchell Kirkpatrick, Shelby Royalty, Tyler Allen 2012 - Tara Chipman, Frank Foley, Amber Parsons, Nadia Pendleton, Brandon Wernert, Orry Jarvis, Taylor Eubanks, Samantha Colin 2013 - Devon Clifton, Christine Farrell, David Allen, Olivia Troutman 2014 - Alexis Mitcham, Destiney Roberts, Sarah Engleman, Jazmyn Lowe, Derrick Roll, Hannah Conder, Megan Evans, Erica Daly 2015 - Annabelle Parsons, Haley Shaffer, Madeline Rathgeber, Drake Mattingly 2016 - Carlie Burson, Noah Boone, Katherine Winstead, Grace Gusler, Lauren Murphy, Sabra Walker, Suzanna Bond, Lydia Wiseheart 2017 - Cody Johnson, Sydney Milliner, Kyia Oppel, Wesley Scott 2018 - Amber Simler, Madison Spalding, Cody Spencer, Elizabeth Thomas 2019 - Harvey Basham, Brandon Cooper, Rose Ley, Keara Nance, Madeline Riley, Emilynn Taylor, Lucy Watts, Peyton Wigginton