Keen to receive McCracken Memorial Scholarship

Keen to receive McCracken Memorial Scholarship

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January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018 / Keen to receive McCracken Memorial Scholarship

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Foundation has announced that Mikayla Keen, a 2016 Gibson Southern High School graduate, is the recipient of the 2017-18 Lisa McCracken Memorial Fund Scholarship at Vincennes University. Keen is from Owensville, Indiana.

Keen is a full-time student pursuing an associate degree in Art Education at VU. She was recommended for the scholarship based on references indicating her outstanding work ethic and goal of becoming a teacher. The scholarship can be used toward college tuition, fees, and books for higher education studies.

Lisa McCracken, Hazelton, died in 1987 at age 19 as the result of a fatal attack. While at VU she was an education major with the intentions of becoming a teacher. Because Lisa enjoyed VU and teaching, her parents stipulated that recipients of the scholarship be full-time students majoring in education in pursuit of becoming a teacher, and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. “It is our privilege to honor the memory of Lisa McCracken and present Mikayla Keen with the scholarship bearing Lisa’s name,” stated Bumper Hostetler, VU Foundation President.


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 will award in excess of $1.6 million dollars in scholarships. More information is available at or by calling 812.888.4510.


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