Lyncoln Ann Hess Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2013 in loving memory of Jesse and Alicia Hess' daughter, Lyncoln, who was just seven weeks old when she grew her angel wings. Lyncoln was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur along with her parents. With this in mind, Jesse and Alicia established this scholarship to help with tuition expenses for young families whose children attend Zion Lutheran School. Alicia noted that "the family would like to give children within the community a childhood that they were never able to give Lyncoln."
The 2019 Lyncoln Ann Hess Memorial Scholarship scholars are: TBA
Rita Girard Memorial Music Scholarship
(Rumschlag) Girard's musical journey began when her parents realized
she had a special talent when, at the age of four, she could play
melodies on the piano. Rita shared her life-long love of music with
thousands of students and estimated that she gave over 10,000 music
lessons. She was best known in the local music world as the 'behind the
scenes' musical accompanist and was musical director for a wide variety
of musical productions and performances.
fund was established in 2007 by the St. Mary's Adult Choir shortly
after Rita's death and seeks to fulfill Rita's wish to provide monetary
and moral support just like she received to music students who desire to further their musical education.
The 2018 Rita Girard Memorial Scholarship recipients are: TBA
Eric Richard Mies Memorial Scholarship
Eric Richard Mies graduated from Adams Central and DePauw University. Eric loved to travel.
Traveling to places from India to Australia, he kept his parents eager to go to the mail box to retrieve
postcards from his latest adventure.
In 2012, Eric was living in Chicago, Illinois with his wife when they planned a fun get-away trip to
Cancun, Mexico. While in Cancun, on yet another adventure doing what he loved, pleasure and
excitement turned to tragedy and heartbreaking consequences.
In the spirit of travel and adventure, this fund was set up by family and friends to memorial Eric. Through this fund, Eric's passion for experiencing the world will continue for students of his alma mater, Adams Central.
In 2019, the Eric Richard Mies Memorial Scholarship will provide financial support for two students to follow their dreams of travel and adventure.
The 2019 Eric Richard Mies Memorial Scholarship recipients are: Courtney Lotter and Zach Pettibone
Pictured : Courtney Lotter and Zach Pettibone. Courtney will be traveling to Costa Rica and Zach will be travelling to Graz, Austria.
David & Betty
Terveer St. Joe Fund
"We didn’t have any money, but
we had faith."
David Terveer is a person who is
unwavering in his efforts to memorialize his wife, Betty, and provide
assistance to families who have children attending St. Joe School. David is a
giving person who recognizes, appreciates and enjoys his ability to share. He
is very generous, but David has not always had the ability to gift so altruistically.
As the third of seven children, David and his family’s lives were dramatically
changed when his father died in an automobile accident when David was 12 years
old. His mother, who was an at-home mom, was suddenly thrust into the position
of head wage earner for the household. Looking back, David recalls that with
seven young children and a mother who worked full-time, so much could have gone
wrong. He credits a strong faith, trust of the Almighty, good guidance, and
help from family and friends which has allowed David and each of his siblings
to grow into responsible, respectable citizens with good families of their own.
David has been a St. Mary’s
parishioner for 75+ years and his faith is strong and steadfast. Second to his
faith is his family. David and Betty were married for 56 years before Betty
died in 2005. They had three children: Mike, Pat, and Liz.
“Because we were helped – we want to
The David & Betty Terveer St.
Joe Fund was established in 2008 in appreciation and gratitude of the faith
based education that four generations of Terveers have been fortunate and
blessed to receive. It provides scholarships for students who, like David did
as a child, have experienced life’s unexpected bumps and hurdles. Through this
fund, David is able to provide a solid foundation for children’s faith and
education. This fund can also be used for educational purposes as determined
necessary by the St. Joe administration.
The 2019 David & Betty Terveer
St. Joe Fund award recipients are: TBA
Benjamin Allen Roehs
Nursery School Scholarship
Marvin and Kae Taylor established
the Benjamin Allen Roehs Nursery School Scholarship in 2000 after the death of
their grandson shortly after birth. This scholarship assists with tuition for
pre-school students who attend the Monroe United Methodist Church Pre-School
As active members of the Monroe
Methodist Church, the Taylors' wanted to help families who wanted to enroll
their young children in the church's Christian-based nursery school. They
believe that if a child can be introduced to a Christian education at an early
age, it sets the foundation for a good, religious understanding and Christian
way of life.
The 2019 Benjamin Allen Roehs Nursery School Scholarship recipients are: TBA