Blake Parker Memorial Scholarship established

Blake Parker Memorial Scholarship established

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July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018 / Blake Parker Memorial Scholarship established

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VINCENNES, Ind. - A Vincennes University scholarship has been established in memory of the late Blake Parker who passed away on Nov. 12, 2016.  He was the son of Randy J. and Julie (Riker) Parker.

Established by funds from his family through the Vincennes University Foundation, the Blake Parker Memorial Scholarship will provide funds for a student in the VU Industrial Maintenance program. The recipient will be a full-time, sophomore student, a resident of Crawford County, Ill., and will be required to maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Parker was a 2003 graduate of Robinson High School (Ill.) and went on to attend Vincennes University studying CIM Industrial Maintenance.  He was hired on at Duke Energy in August 2014 as an electrician, and was a member of IBEW Local #1393.  He was a longtime Chicago Cubs baseball fan and will be remembered as someone who would stop at nothing to make others laugh.


In advancing the University’s missions of higher education and community service, the VU Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, administers endowments and contributions established by corporate and individual gifts, as designated. During the 2017-18 school year, the Foundation will have available more than $1.4 million dollars in scholarships to award to more than 950 VU students. Additionally, the VU Foundation coordinates department funds and grants received by VU programs. More information is available by visiting, or by calling 812-888-4510.


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