Koch Names 2009 Scholarship Winners

The selection committee, consisting of the President of UE, President-elect of USI, the Bishop of Evansville and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Superintendent, awarded the following Koch Foundation Scholarships awards:

Ben Priest
Benjamin Max Priest
, son of Terry Priest employed at George Koch Sons, is this year’s winner of the Mary L. Koch Scholarship. Ben is a student at North Posey High School in Poseyville, IN. He plans to attend Indiana University where he will pursue a degree in journalism.


Brad Rock
Bradley David Rock
, son of Jeff Rock employed at Uniseal, is this year’s recipient of the Robert L. Koch Scholarship. Brad is a student at Lake Orion High School in Lake Orion, Michigan. He plans to study business and neuroscience or environmental sciences at University of Michigan. 

The parents of the winners have been notified and their award letters are in the mail. Also letters have been sent to all other applicants thanking them for their participation and informing them of the decisions.

This year the Foundation received 12 applications from children who had a parent working at the following subsidiaries: 5 from Koch Air, 3 from GKS, 2 from Uniseal, Audubon 1 and Brake Supply 1.


Each Scholarship Award is for a total of $10,000 paid over four years of school.

Contact: Jennifer Slade, Grants Coordinator, 812-465-9800


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