VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Foundation has awarded its 2012-13 Oscar L. Dunn Memorial Scholarship to four Lincoln High School graduates. The students were selected on the basis of their scholastic record and/or financial circumstances and will attend VU this fall. The scholarships are for two years, provided the students maintain the required academic credentials.
Cassandra Lane, the daughter of Timothy and Denise Lane, plans to major in Music. Her school and community activities include National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Society (treasurer), Foreign Language Club (vice president), One Day Without Shoes (a walk to assist children in need of shoes), and Women’s Triathlon. Cassandra’s band participation includes Advanced Jazz Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Pit Orchestra, and Drum Corps International.
Austin Stafford, the son of Michael and Kristin Stafford, plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. His school and community activities include Tri-M Music Society, Hoosier Boys State, and part-time employment at Schneider and Associates Physical Therapy and the Knox County Public Library. Austin’s band participation includes Concert Band, Pep Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band. He was selected as the recipient of the Woody Herman Jazz Band Award and the Jerry Warmuth Award.
Hannah Swan, the daughter of Ginger Brand and Timothy Swan, will major in Pre-Optometry. Her school and community activities include National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Society, Foreign Language Club, Palices, Tennis Team, Shop with a Cop, Poll Worker, and senior citizen assistant. Hannah’s band participation includes Jazz Band, Pep Band, Marching Band, and Indoor Percussion.
Macey Utt, the daughter of Grant and Julia Utt, plans to major in Psychology. Her school and community activities include National Honor Society, Varsity Cheer Team, Volleyball, Dance team, Watermelon Festival, SIS Triathlon, and Knox County Youth Leadership.
This scholarship was established in memory of Oscar L. Dunn who was a dedicated teacher, educator and humanitarian. He taught mathematics and music to generations of Lincoln High School and Vincennes University students.
In advancing the University’s missions of higher education and community service, the VU Foundation, through the generosity of their donors, administers endorsements and contributions established by corporate and individual gifts as designated. During the 2012-13 school year, the Foundation will award in excess of $1.5 million dollars in scholarships.