SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund recently awarded 10 Sheridan High School seniors scholarships totaling $28,000 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Just two years prior, the committee researched ways to ensure the scholarship fund would continue its original mission for generations to come - to provide scholarships to graduates from Sheridan High School.

Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County and a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, provided the perfect solution by converting the private foundation into a scholarship fund.

The Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation formed in 1989 as a collective effort from several local donors to help more Sheridan High School seniors pursue post-secondary education. In a pivotal 2015 decision, the private foundation opted to convert its assets into a scholarship fund at Legacy Fund.

As a result, the committee acquired access to Legacy Fund's personalized investment expertise and scholarship fund management, while maintaining and honoring the original donors' intent.

This year's recipients include Avery Bundy, Kenneth Burnell, Robert Burnell, Karlie Dickerson, Emma Feeney, Catherine Gibson, Alex Gipson, Woodbury Glidden, Kaitlin Halvorsen and James Scolley.

The scholarship fund is in good company-in 2016, CICF, its affiliates, such as Legacy Fund, and funds awarded over $1.1 million to students enrolled in post-secondary education, and is on track to do the same for 2017. All scholarship opportunities for the 2018-2019 academic year, including the Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund, can be viewed at starting Aug. 1.