On this Memorial Day 2023 we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Humbly, the DART Media Group uses this day to celebrate Master Sergeant Mike Van Gorden and announce the opening of the application process for the scholarship which bears his name.
Open to any Shelby County 2023 graduating Senior, visit scholarship application page to apply for the Master Sergeant Mike Van Gorden Scholarship.
Just like last year applicants as part of the process can nominate someone for the 2nd annual Service Award. This is a service award given to someone in the community that made a difference in the life of an applicant. This award is available to anyone that gets nominated as part of the scholarship process.
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Previous Recipients of the Master Sergeant Mike Van Gorden Scholarship
|2022||Kenndy Pile – $1,000||Southwestern Shelby Jr./Sr. High School|
|2022||Mackenzie Shaw – $1,000||Waldron Jr./Sr. High School|
|2021||Kirk Van Gorden – $1,000||Southwestern Shelby Jr./Sr. High School|
|2021||Blair Lower – $1,000||Shelbyville High School|
|2021||Sydney Ebersold – $500||Southwestern Shelby Jr./Sr. High School|
|2021||Anick Hartsell – $500||Southwestern Shelby Jr./Sr. High School|
|2020||Decklan Pappano – $1,000||Southwestern Shelby Jr./Sr. High School|
Previous Recipients of the Master Sergeant Mike Van Gorden Service Award
|Year||Recipient Name||Nominee Name|
|2022||Riley Children’s Hospital – $500 (pending)||Mackenzie Shaw|
|2022||Olivia Cassidy / Noble Happy Harvesters 4-H Club – $500||Megan Bogemann|