Gaylord “Doc” and Blanche Brinson

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Requirements: BRV, FFA participant, 3.0 GPA, Purdue University


 “Doc” Brinson was a graduate of North Madison High School and received his degree from Purdue University.  He was an avid fan of anything Boilermaker.  He taught in the Mooreland High School and then Mt. Summit High School and ended his teaching career at Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High School.  He started the FFA and Vocational-Agriculture programs in the schools and had several state judging champion teams in local 4-H programs and with the FFA program.  He was also instrumental in starting the Mooreland Fair, which continues today as one of the best community fairs in the state.

   His scholarship is to aid a BRV graduating senior who has participated in FFA, has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and will be attending Purdue University to further his/ her education.

To be used for tuition, room and board, and educational expenses.


1.         General Application

2.         Personal Data (may attach resume or additional page as needed)

3.         Transcript

4.         College Acceptance Letter

5.         Two Recommendation Forms or letters (from High School Principal, High School Guidance Counselor, Teacher, Minister, Employer, etc.)


1. Application is incomplete (missing any of the above attachments)

2. Application is not submitted by the due date: February 3, 2020, 5pm


Scholarship Award Range- $$

If student does NOT attend a university or college, all money awarded shall be reimbursed to the scholarship fund.

Payments will be paid in one installment at the beginning of the fall semester after the student has turned in a thank you note to the Foundation Office.

IMPORTANT:  The Henry County Community Foundation will not send checks to the college choice until a thank you has been received at the foundation, addressed to the individual provided on the award letter.  The foundation will mail the thank you note/card to the appropriate individual.