2022 Operation Round Up Scholarship Winners
Orange County REMC awards up to six $750 scholarships each year to recognize the academic and community achievements of outstanding local students. These scholarships are funded through the Operation Round Up program. Students who apply must be graduating the current year and accepted to attend an accredited college or trade school in Indiana. Listed below are the 2022 scholarship winners.
Kennedy Land of Springs Valley High School is the daughter of Nicholas and Krista Land. She will attend Goshen College to study elementary education.
Christjan Holdcroft of Orleans High School is the son of Adam and Stephani Holdcroft. He will attend Butler University to study pharmacy.
Briley Waldbieser of Mitchell High School is the daughter of Brian and Andrea Waldbieser. She will attend Purdue University to study agriculture business and agronomy.
Lily Saliba of Orleans High School is the daughter of James and April Saliba. She will attend Ivy Tech, Sellersburg and plans to become a physical therapy assistant.
Aryann Dennis of West Washington High School is the daughter of Aaron Dennis and Carrie Davis. She will attend Ivy Tech to study agriculture education.
Allison McCabe of Orleans High School is the daughter of Whitney and Ronnie McCabe Jr. She will attend Purdue University to study business.
Other Grant Recipients
Orange County REMC is proud to have a program in place that can easily direct funds to local groups and organizations that have a big impact and improve lives in our community.
This program is called Operation Round Up®.
REMC members who participate in Operation Round Up allow their monthly electric bills to be “rounded up” to the next dollar. That spare change is placed in a community fund, overseen by a volunteer board of trustees.
This volunteer board meets three times a year to review the requests for grants. Local community groups, non-profits, fire departments, school programs and similar organizations can apply. (Note: The following will not be eligible to received funding: Candidates for political office, political parties, or any political purpose, activities or requests that lack solid community support, payment of utility bills, labor charges, individuals, churches, or groups representing one specific religious domination.)
We are pleased to announce over $4,200 in Operation Round Up grants were awarded on March 7 to the four local organizations.
Hoosier Hills PACT was awarded a $1,000 grant for their Summer Program.
Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services received a $700 grant to purchase Calendula Cream for patients.
First Chance Center received a $1,230 grant for an Emergency Preparedness Program.
Phi Beta Psi – Theta Epsilon received a $1,290.50 grant to purchase food for their recent fundraiser.