RCCF Announces New Hillrom Scholarship

Several $10,000 scholarships to qualified local students are available.

(Ripley County, Ind.) – The Ripley County Community Foundation is proud to announce that a new scholarship opportunity is available for local students through Hillrom Holdings, Inc. (Hillrom). This scholarship was established as a token of Hillrom’s appreciation for the dedicated, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of its Batesville employees who have grown the company from humble beginnings to a giant in furniture and healthcare equipment. Several $10,000 scholarships to qualified local students are available.

Hillrom was established in October 1929 in Batesville, Indiana, where its headquarters remained until 2015. In 2021, Hillrom established the Hillrom Exchange prior to Baxter’s acquisition of the company.

“We are honored that Hillrom Holdings, Inc. has partnered with the Ripley County Community Foundation to create a lasting legacy that will encourage and support local students who wish to pursue higher education,” said Amy Streator, executive director of the Ripley County Community Foundation.

This opportunity is available to graduates of Batesville High School, East Central High School, Franklin County High School, Greensburg High School, Jac-Cen-Del High School, Milan High School, North Decatur High School, Oldenburg Academy, South High School Decatur. and South Ripley High School. Eligible applicants must be the child/stepson or grandchild of a former employee of Hillrom Holdings, Inc. in Batesville, IN, and preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, arts liberals and mathematics (SMOKING). Scholarship applications can be accessed through the Ripley County Community Foundation website at www.rccfonline.org and are due March 1.

To learn more about the Hillrom Fellowship or ask questions regarding the fellowship application, please contact Amy Streator by emailing [email protected], calling 812-933-1098 or visiting 13 E. George Street, Suite B, Batesville, IN, 47006.

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