The Certification Scholarship program was established within the Ohio County Community Foundation in June of 2013 by Mayor Branden Roeder, City Clerk-Treasurer Rae Baker Gipson and the Rising Sun City Council. It is the goal of the City of Rising Sun to financially assist residents of Ohio County, Indiana who are seeking to earn a certification. A certification is a designation earned by a person to assure qualifications to perform a specific job or task. Certifications may be earned from a college/university or from a private certifier, for some specific certifications. (Example: Lifeguard, ServSafe, Microsoft, EMT, CNA)
The scholarship amount is up to $300 per qualified applicant. Applicants must be a current resident of Ohio County, Indiana for at least one year and meet all scholarship criteria, as listed on the application. All applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis until funds allocated for the calendar year have been depleted.
- 2019 - Tim Caudill, Tom Green, Ryleigh McAlister, Chasity Smith
- 2018 - Christine Becker, Nicole Becker, Brooke Benning, Nya Bovard, Geoffrey Briceno, Kristina Briceno, Nichole Brown, Tristan Bruns, Grace Bujak, Lucy Carrigan, Hayley Davis, Skylar Durham, Spencer Harrell, Sharon Holland, Jennifer Jordan, Olivia Lambertson, Jayden McAlister, Marcus McClellan, Kameron Montgomery, Kiera Oser, Troy Papucci, Austin Parker, Tresa Patz, Mackinzie Scott, Meg Slack, Allison Steele, Emma Taylor, Kailyn Taylor, Anna Uhlmansiek, Abigail Wallace, Traci Walston, Aric Ward, Brent Webb, William Yauch
- 2017 - Jacob Bovard, Jena Bovard, Riley Bovard, Kristina Briceno, Kathryn Darnell, Kaleigh Mann, Emmalea Musselman, Sandra Ochs, Judy Pater, Noah Pflum, Shirley Probst, Tara Roeder, Jake Scott, Sara Smart, Whitney Smart, Donita Valentine, ErinWebb
- 2016 - Jane Angst, Kasey Baker, Emily Bastin, Danny Boyd, Chelsea Brown, Patty Carter, Clinton Cole, Cynthia Cunningham, Luke Cunningham, Leah Dunaway, Phillip Dunaway, Jack Dusan, Amanda Eldridge, Stacie Ely, Paula Grant, Amber Hannan, Patty Huff, Kimberly Jones, Jessica Koons, Jayden McAlister, Jason McClellan, Alyson Moore, Richard Sanchez, Meg Slack, Sarah Stewart, Janet Strimple, Caleb Valentine, Kelli Vest, Carole Walker, Stephanie Watson, Brent Webb
- 2015 - Bailey Baker, Kristina Barrott, Emily Craig, Elijah Helton, Hunter Hensley, Jessica Huber, Matthew Latscha, Caylin Mondary, Jennifer Rowell, Jake Scott, Mackinzie Scott, Anna Slack, Erin Webb, Alexandra Zamudio