Kosciusko Board of REALTORS® Announce Their 2017 Scholarship Winners


Pictured, from left, are Leanne Francis, Shelley Dobbins, Lauren Shaffner, Bayly Dobbins, Matthew Grothouse, Marcia Anderson, Jan Miller, Nanette DeGaetano and Joyce Needer.

KOSCIUSKO — The Kosciusko Board of REALTORS® is pleased to announce their 2017 Scholarship winners. From 1993 to date, KBOR has awarded $72,000 in scholarships. The KBOR scholarship is specifically designed to identify and encourage bright and motivated students in Kosciusko County. In assisting with their educational expenses KBOR hopes to help these students achieve all of their continuing education goals. REALTOR® members are proud to help build a better community through programs such as this in hopes that these students make significant contributions in their chosen field. KBOR received applications from students throughout Kosciusko County and were chosen by members of KBOR’s Community Service/Scholarship Committee. Congratulations to the three outstanding Kosciusko County 2017 KBOR Scholarship Winners.

Bayly Dobbins
Dobbins is the daughter of Jason and Kim Dobbins and is currently attending Warsaw Community High School. Dobbins has been student council president twice and a member of the Warsaw High School track team. She has been on the honor roll all four years and is graduating a year early. She is planning on attending Grace College majoring in nursing with the goal of becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner. Dobbins traveled to Peru on a mission trip this past summer. She shared with the selection committee, “Not only did this trip help so many Peruvians, but it also opened my eyes and made me fall even more in love with the idea of becoming a nurse.”

Matthew Grothouse
Grothouse currently attends Manchester University in North Manchester majoring in history/education. In addition to attending college full-time, he works for Cardinal Services of Indiana and as a volunteer marketing intern for Orthoworx. Grothouse also volunteers with the music ministry at Sacred Heart and is a gifted vocalist and pianist. Karen Kelsheimer, Director of Music, Sacred Heart Church shared, “Matt’s help with our youth choir serves a necessary and practical purpose, but it also serves to encourage the children to be involved in their church.” Grothouse is the son of John and Julie Grothouse of Warsaw. He has also been chosen as the first recipient of KBOR’s “Spirit of the Heart” Award. It honors REALTOR® professionals who have been lost that touched their community throughout their lives.

Lauren Shaffner
Shaffner is attending Indiana University, Bloomington majoring in Pre-Med this fall. She is currently a member of the National Honor Society and graduating Magna Cum Laude from Warsaw High School. Shaffner has also earned varsity letters in softball and basketball. In addition, during her senior year, she has completed many college level courses and already has become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Lauren revealed her personal reasons for continuing her education, “I want to learn as much as I can with the passion to help others. I want to make advancements in medicine and look for cures.” Lauren is the daughter of Sherry Shaffner, Warsaw.




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