Rushville Republican

June 28, 2013

Grant Brower Memorial Scholarship established


Rushville Republican

---- — Jason and Rebecca Brower, along with their daughter, Payton, have established a new designated scholarship endowment at the Rush County Community Foundation in memory of their son and brother, Grant.

The “Grant Brower Memorial Scholarship Fund” was established to help a graduating senior of Rushville Consolidated High School or an accredited home school located in Rush County.

The selection will be based on the applicant’s financial need, cumulative grade point average, and a letter of recommendation regarding in school and community activities. Preference will be given based on participation in sports activities. Applicants must have maintained a G.P.A. of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale to be considered.

“We, along with our family and friends, decided to establish a scholarship to honor Grant because it is very important to us that his name live on,” stated Jason. “We also know that he would have approved helping other deserving students who participated in sports as he did and also had good grades in school.”

“We want someone from Rush County to benefit from Grant’s scholarship so starting his fund with the Foundation seemed like the perfect match,” stated Rebecca. “We want those who receive his scholarship to be the most like Grant was, and who we think he would have grown to be if given the chance. He was an A student, active in sports and clubs and an all-around leader.”

“On behalf of the Foundation and our board of directors and staff I want to thank Jason and Becky for establishing this scholarship,” stated Garry Cooley, Foundation executive director. “As I have said before, I do not know the pain that Jason and Becky have gone through losing a child so young. I can only hope that by establishing his fund it can give them some comfort knowing his memory will remain linked to the Rush County Community and the Foundation forever as it provides scholarships to assist local students not only today, but for our future generations.”

If you would like to make a donation to this fund you may send your donation to the Rush County Community Foundation, 117 N. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173 with a note included that you would like it added to the Grant Brower Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Meeting the philanthropic needs of Rush County since 1991, The Rush County Community Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit public charity established to serve donors, award grants and scholarships, and provide leadership to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Rush County.

For more information visit or contact Cooley or Terry VanNatta, assistant executive director and chief financial officer, at their office or call them at (765) 938-1177.

– Rushville Republican