Scott Stanton Scholarship Fund Established in Covington | Wcinews

The Western Indiana Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Scott Stanton Scholarship Fund, according to information provided.

This scholarship was created by Wm. Scott Stanton, a graduate of Covington High School and Danville Area Community College. Scott began his love for law enforcement at the age of fifteen and was fortunate that the Covington City Police and Fountain County Sheriff’s Department saw his ambition and love for law enforcement. law enforcement and took him under their wings and framed him. Scott began his career at the Fountain County Jail as a jailer/dispatcher, then as a deputy sheriff and Covington town police officer. He then became Chief Deputy of the Fountain County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Bill Sanders.

Scott later retired from law enforcement and worked for Covington Foods, Inc. as a Store Manager and later as Vice President of Covington Foods, Inc. Currently, Scott and his brother Troy own and operate four service station convenience stores. Scott and his wife raised two children, Kyle and Kari, in the community of Covington until they went off to college and started families of their own. Scott resides in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Scott’s desire to give back to the Covington community was a result of his positive childhood and youth experiences in the Covington community and through his education and community involvement while serving on Covington City Council, Council from Covington Park, to the Covington Board of Directors, to the Covington Celebration Group. , Covington Volunteer Fire Department and Little League assistant coach.

“After living in Covington for over 45 years and moving to the Terre Haute area to be closer to my family, my wife Mandy’s family and her cancer doctors, I realized how much I had lucky to grow up and live in such a wonderful and generous environment. community and county. I have always wanted to give back to the community in other ways if ever I could and it is a great privilege to give back and to help make a difference in someone’s life and community,” Scott said.

Any senior from Covington, Attica or Fountain Central High School is eligible to apply for the scholarship. However, applicants pursuing an academic major or career in criminology should be considered a priority for the scholarship and will receive the award if they meet all of the scholarship selection criteria. Criminology is a broad degree or career path and can include fields such as corrections, law enforcement, criminal justice, forensic and private investigations, etc. All donations to the Scott Stanton Scholarship Fund are invested and a portion of each year’s earnings will be used to award the annual scholarship.

Donations to the Scott Stanton Scholarship Fund can be made online at or by mail to: Covington Community Foundation, Attn: Scott Stanton Scholarship Fund, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.

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