Big Brothers, Big Sisters Scholarship Fund Established

Bill & Vicki Morton established the Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship Fund to support local students pursuing higher education. (Photo Provided)

Bill and Vicki Morton have spent years volunteering with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Kosciusko County and have seen firsthand the difference a “Big Brother” or “Big Sister” can make in the lives of young kids.

Participants in Big Brothers Big Sisters program achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, and better educational success through the support of one-to-one mentoring relationships. The Mortons wanted to ensure the positive impact this program has on area youth can continue by supporting these kids as they pursue higher training or education, so they established the Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship Fund.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship Fund will provide educational scholarships for
students who are accepted into and attend accredited two- or four- year public or private
institutions of higher learning or vocational programs. Eligible students must have been the
“Little” in a Big Brother Big Sister relationship for at least one year, or be a student from
Kosciusko County who was in a Lunch Buddies program operated by Big Brothers Big Sisters in a Kosciusko County school for at least one school year.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship Fund will begin awarding scholarships in the spring of 2021. Students interested in applying should visit
Applicants may be a graduating high school senior, a nontraditional student, or a student
currently enrolled in college, technical, or vocational programs.

Since 1968, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Inc. has helped donors achieve their
charitable dreams. The Community Foundation is a public charity that grants about $3 million annually in the areas of education, health, arts and culture, recreation, civic projects, environment and human services. Gifts made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible. For more information, call 574-267-1901 or visit 102 E. Market Street, Warsaw.