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August 4, 2013

$520,000 in new scholarships awarded by Horseshoe Foundation

NEW ALBANY — Graduates from New Albany, Floyd Central, Providence and Community Montessori high schools received scholarships from the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County this year.

Fifty-two new scholarship recipients joined nearly 150 others already receiving the scholarships of $10,000 over four years.

“Our scholarship program is one of the most rewarding initiatives we have,” said Mark Seabrook, president of the Foundation Board, in a release. “The feedback we get from students and families is full of gratitude for this help. For many students college would not be possible without this help.”

Several recent graduates expressed their gratitude as well.

 “Your actions have a lasting impact on our lives, and words cannot capture the magnitude of your influence on us all,” said Thomas Boly, a Providence graduate.

“I feel very fortunate to have been chosen for this scholarship,” said New Albany graduate Omar Moran. “I know that college costs are big and this will help tremendously towards meeting those costs.”  

Amber Craft, a Floyd Central graduate said after her father died, she had no clue how she was going to pay for college.

“To have earned this scholarship is remarkable,” she said. “This scholarship has given me the opportunity to continue my education.”

A Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County press release states that $427,500 in scholarship funding has been sent recently to 30 different schools across the country which the students are attending.  

The majority of the students stay relatively close to home. Indiana University Southeast students are benefiting from 38 scholarships valued at $92,500. Purdue, IU Bloomington, Ivy Tech and University of Louisville receive the majority of the scholarships.

The foundation’s scholarship program was established in 2002 to benefit students of Floyd County and $4.3 million in scholarships have been awarded to date. The intent of the scholarship program is to encourage high school graduates with need from Floyd County who have worked hard as high school students to continue post-secondary education.  

The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County provides funds to benefit the Floyd County community and to date has contributed $30 million.  Horseshoe Southern Indiana has contributed $46.6 million to the Foundation.  

Visit the website horseshoefoundation.org for more information.

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