Linton Music Fest awards first scholarship

 

Josh Sullivan - 2011 Linton Music Fest Scholarship winner
Josh Sullivan (center) is presented a check for the 2011 Linton Music Fest Scholarship by LCDC Secretary/Treasurer, Chris Wathen (Left) and LCDC President, Jared Albright (Right)

The Linton Community Development Corporation (LCDC), the non-profit manager and operator of the Linton Music Festival, is proud to announce Josh Sullivan as its 2011 Linton Music Festival Scholarship winner. Josh is a 2008 graduate of Linton-Stockton School, who is now studying at Vincennes University, majoring in Business Administration. Over the past several years, he has worked tirelessly behind the scenes during the festival, running a variety of errands and performing various tasks, ensuring the event runs smoothly. Festival organizers noted that he always executes what is asked of him perfectly, and, best of all, with a positive attitude.

The Linton Music Festival Scholarship is a post-secondary scholarship competition, which is open to everyone in all areas of study, whether a degree or certificate program, undergraduate or graduate studies, etc. A one-time prize in the amount of five-hundred dollars ($500) will be awarded to one deserving individual, who may use the award towards: tuition, room and board, school supplies, or other normal and usual expenses relating to post-secondary education.

The recipient will be chosen through a points-based system with each applicant earning points through community volunteerism, especially in support of Linton Music Festival events. These points will accumulate from year-to-year, so an applicant who is not selected shall retain his or her points and may re-apply for the scholarship in following years, as long as they remain eligible to receive the award. In addition to the day-of event, points may also be awarded for completion of various, coordinated tasks that contribute to the advancement of the Linton Music Festival (examples: handbill design, event planning, on-campus promotion, etc.), or that contribute to the advancement of a Linton Community Development Corporation sponsored event.

Volunteer opportunities shall be listed at www.lintonmusicfest.com/volunteer as they become available. Those considering application for this scholarship must first register online with the Linton Music Festival as an event volunteer in some capacity. A volunteer must be fourteen years of age or older.

In Fall 2012, the Scholarship Committee will gather again to award another scholarship.

The Linton Community Development Corporation (LCDC) strives to enhance the overall quality of life for its existing and future residents, businesses, and employers by planning, coordinating, and supporting efforts that will improve the local economy; reinforce community pride; expand opportunities available to local and regional entrepreneurs; provide additional educational, cultural, and leadership opportunities to area youth; enrich local beautification efforts; and highlight the community’s heritage and unique sense of place.