Cebra and Zink receive Larry Stearns Memorial Scholarship

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October 19, 2018

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Foundation has announced the recipients of its Larry Stearns Memorial Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The recipients are Sabrina Cebra, Muncie, and Megan Zink, Ferdinand.

Cebra is a 2017 graduate of the VU Paralegal program and is now majoring in Legal Studies at Ball State. The daughter of Billie Jo Cebra and Dan Cebra, she plans to attend law school and work as a civil rights lawyer.

Zink is a 2018 graduate of the VU Paralegal program and is now majoring in Homeland Security at VU. She interns at the VU Athletic Office and at the Isha Wright-Ryan Law Office. She plans to continue on to law school and work in family law.


The scholarship is named for the late Larry Stearns who chaired the Paralegal Studies program and was an instructor in the Homeland Security program prior to his death in 2012. It is designated for paralegal students that decide to continue their education either through the VU Homeland Security program or at a four-year institution in Indiana. The VU Paralegal program began in the fall of 1976, graduating its first students in 1979. Since then more than 450 students have graduated from the program which received American Bar Association approval in August 1985 and joined the American Association for Paralegal Education in 1996. The program prepares graduates for employment as entry-level paralegals in both the public and private sectors.


In advancing the University’s missions of higher education and community service, the VU Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, administers endorsements and contributions established by corporate and individual gifts as designated. During the 2017-18 school year, the Foundation awarded more than $1.7 million dollars in scholarships. Additional information regarding this and other scholarships is available by contacting the VU Foundation at 812-888-4510 or by visiting


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