2021 Mason and Burgess/Osborne Scholarships awarded to 67 recipients

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Daisy H. Mason Scholarship and William, Agnes, and Elizabeth Burgess (Osborne) Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships totaling $142,250 has been awarded to 67 graduates of Mattoon High School.

The recipients are: Sydney Allee, Sadie Armstrong, Haley Beals, Canyn Borntrager, Mattisen Boswell, Grace Bowen, Meah Butler, Quinn Camfield, Nathan Carpenter, Andrew Coffey, Isabella Coffey, Caleb Coleman, Cooper Collings, Quincy Collings, Kacie Collinsworth, Kyndall Croft, Christian Dolan, Grace Earp, Jordan East, Kyah Eastin, Nolan Fogarty, Ellie Gass, Lane Gass, Peyton Gill, Gavin Gonzalez, Xylia Greeson, Callan Haldorsen, Coby Haney, Alicia Hawkins, Maia Huddleston, Reed Kelly, Haylie Lading, Caley Lane, Chase Lane, Abrienne Lee, Remington Morrison, Logan Niemeyer, Louis Niemeyer, Jolie Osborn, Lynsey Overton, Macy Overton, Tucker Overton, Samuel Perry, Mason Phipps, Lynn Potter, Joshua Ramage, Morgan Rankins, Avery Risinger, Tinley Risinger, Gunner Runyon, Hannah Schrock, Katherine Shamdin, Madeline Sharp, Henry Skocy, Alexandra Smith, Brock Smith, Gabrielle Smith, Sy Smith, Payton Smith, Dillon Tate-Bierman, Mercedes Tate-Bierman, Maggie Uphoff, Ann Van Hyfte, Jacob Watson, Wyatt Webb, Richard Wright, Lacey Zimmerman

The Daisy H. Mason Scholarship is made possible by the generous gift of farm ground from John and Daisy Mason of Mattoon, Illinois. It supports current seniors and graduates of Mattoon High School.

The William, Agnes, and Elizabeth Burgess (Osborne) Memorial Scholarship is made possible by the generous gift of farm ground from Elizabeth (Burgess) Osborne and her parents, William and Agnes Burgess. This scholarship supports current seniors and graduates of Mattoon High School in Mattoon, Illinois.

These scholarships were previously under the management of First-Mid Bank & Trust. Due to distribution requirements for charitable trusts and recent increases in farmland values, First-Mid sought a solution that would honor the Mason and Burgess/Osborne families’ intention to provide scholarships in perpetuity for Mattoon High School graduates. In 2020, the Mason and Burgess/Osborne charitable trusts were dissolved. The assets were transferred to Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managing permanent and non-permanent funds for the benefit of southeastern Illinois. As a publicly supported charity, the Community Foundation can ensure a perpetual source of scholarships for Mattoon High School graduates.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation manages more than 180 affiliated funds for the immediate and long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois. For more information, contact Amanda Lessley, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, at 217.342.4988 or amanda@enrichingourcommunity.org.

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