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Dahni Jo Memorial Scholarship for Students in Indiana


The Posey County Community Foundation has announced Dahni Jo Memorial Scholarship.

Donor Name: Posey County Community Foundation

State: Indiana

County: Vanderburgh County (IN), Posey County (IN), Gibson County (IN), Warrick County (IN)

Type of Grant: Scholarship

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/09/2022

Size of the Grant: $1,000


Dahni Jo was a kindergartner at Highland Elementary School. Dahni Jo and her mother died in April of 2020 due to carbon monoxide poisoning. She was a vibrant little girl that had an infectious smile, welcoming eyes, and a very outgoing personality. Everyone that met Dahni Jo remembered her funny ways, friendliness and her hugs – she hugged most everyone she met!

Dahni Jo loved animals and helped her aunt with foster dogs, puppies, kittens, and bunnies. She could be found many Saturdays at PetSmart helping with the animals up for adoption with Another Chance for Animals. Another favorite Saturday activity was to go to Evansville Animal Care and Control. Dahni Jo loved giving the shelter dogs treats, petting the cats, and helping any way she could.

Funding Information

Two $1,000 awards

Supplemental Requirements

  • Written summary (not to exceed one typewritten page) explaining why you are interested in a career working with animals.
  • Completion of the “FAFSA” or “FAFSA4caster.”
  • Official grade transcript.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating high school seniors who reside and/or attend school in Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, or Warrick counties with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and plan to pursue post-secondary education at a two- or four-year college or university and will major in veterinary science, animal science, animal behavior, veterinary technology, zoology, or a related field.

For more information, visit Dahni Jo Memorial Scholarship.

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