Darke County Scholarship
2019 Darke County Scholarship Winners Recognized
The Light Foundation presented scholarships to four Darke County students this summer. They will receive a $1000 scholarship to help them further their education.
The scholarship winners have big plans:
Nicole Brocious graduated from Franklin Monroe and will be attending The Ohio State University where she will be pursuing a degree in Psychology.
Ashley Jolley graduated from Greenville High School and will be attending University of Cincinnati where she will be pursuing a degree in Nursing.
Rachel Unger graduated from Greenville High School and will be attending Wright State University where she will be pursuing a degree in Marketing and Fine Arts.
Ting Hao Zheng graduated from Franklin Monroe and will be attending The Ohio State University where he will be pursuing a degree in Finance.
“These four students have their goals figured out and they have taken the first step in completing them by furthering their education. With the rising costs of education these days, we are pleased to give back to these students from Darke County. It would not be possible for us to do so without the help of our community. It’s another way we decide to give back,” says Matt Light.
The Light Foundation had another record-breaking year, coming in at a little over 70 applications. This Darke County Scholarship Program first began by selecting two candidates. That started to become more of a challenge as the application numbers continued to grow, so in 2015 they decided to begin picking four students instead of two. Applications are reviewed by a committee who consider the many different aspects of each student’s high school achievements. Some of the scholarship areas that are considered were academic achievement, community service, job responsibility, and the content of their answers on the application.
Eligible students must fill out the scholarship application, which is released in January and due on April 1st.