Legacy Scholarship recipients selected


The Hoosier State Press Association Foundation has awarded two scholarships to children of families tied to Indiana newspapers. The first HSPA Foundation Legacy Scholarships were given to: Kathryn R. Gertin, daughter of Christopher and Leslie Gertin. Leslie Gertin works for The Scott County Journal in Scottsburg as the bookkeeper. Leslie has been employed with The Scott County Journal for 23 years. Parker Marshall, son of Kevin and Cindy Marshall. Kevin Marshall works for The Indianapolis Star as a senior accounts manager. Kevin has worked for The Indianapolis Star for 23 years.

Each scholarship is worth $1,000, which will go to pay for costs of the students to attend college.

Kathryn has been accepted at Oakland City University where she plans to study environmental biology. Parker will attend the University of Cincinnati where he will major in mechanical engineering.“

The HSPA Foundation Board created these new scholarships to give something back to the families that make newspapers happen across Indiana every day,” said Mark Miller, chairman of the Foundation Board’s Scholarship Committee. Miller is vice president and opinion page editor of The News-Banner in Bluffton.

For more information about the Foundation or the Legacy Scholarship Program, contact Steve Key at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.