Foundation Scholarship Endowment Awards: Sarah Burk
Sarah Burk, the daughter of Tim and Pam Burk, all of Connersville, received the Scholars to Mentors Scholarship, and the Alden & Caroline Rose Scholarship, both endowments of the Fayette County Foundation. Both are general scholarships require that applicants have at least a 3.0 GPA, are be a graduating senior of Connersville High School.
Scholars to Mentors Scholarship was created with funds from the previous Boys & Girls Club.
Alden & Caroline Rose Scholarship was established in 2015 with a gift from Ronald Rose to honor his parents.
Sarah Burk graduated in the top 15% of her class and is now attending Ball State University. Throughout her time at CHS, Sarah was a member of the Spartanette Dance Team and a volunteer for REALife Student Ministries. Sarah aims to become a linguist after completing her degree in International Communications. “I want to be a cultural liaison for people of different backgrounds who need assistance being acclimated into the U.S. culture. I would love to be a mediator for those who are the minority in this country. Globalization awareness in the United States is such a vital concept in our society because we can learn so much by being exposed to foreign influences. I will make a positive impact in my community, and in my world!” Sarah said.
This year the Foundation awarded 34 scholarships to 19 students with $100,337 in tuition funds awarded.