Three inaugural recipients have been announced by the new Arthur O. Davis 4-H Horse & Pony Scholarship, including one winner and two runner ups. The program provides a deserving Horse & Pony member in their final year of 4-H with $2500.00 towards an accredited trade school, 2-year Junior College, Certificate Program, or 4-year University.
Arthur O. Davis, former Porter County 4-H Horse & Pony Superintendent, passed unexpectedly in March of 2022. The family swiftly established an endowment in Art’s name managed through the Porter County Community Foundation.
The Davis family began raising funds for the endowment in early April. This hard work allowed the family the ability to award the inaugural Arthur O. Davis 4-H Horse & Pony Scholarship on July 25, 2022. Successful fund raising in such a short period of time allowed the family to award the two runner-ups with $500.00 scholarships.
Arthur O. Davis had a deep belief in the benefit if 4-H provided for young people and wanted to support, educate, and mentor the Horse & Pony members in his care. Scholarship winners must apply and meet the criteria including but not limited to demonstrating exceptional leadership while a 4-H member and embodying the 4-H values and spirit.
- Ms. Molly Hadenfelt winner of the $2,500.00 Scholarship - Molly is a 2022 Graduate of Chesterton High School and a 10-year member of the Horse & Pony Project.
- Ms. Joselynn Jones runner up winner of a $500.00 Scholarship - Joselynn is a 2022 home school graduate and a 10 -year member of the Horse & Pony Project.
- Ms. Reese Czarniecki runner up winner of a $500.00 Scholarship - Reese is a 2022 Graduate of Chesterton High School and a 9-year member of the Horse & Pony Project.
Thank you to all of the donors to the fund, your kindness and generosity helped make this on-going scholarship possible.