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July 23, 2013

Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship Awarded to 19 Mattoon High School Seniors

The Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship committee recently named 19 recipients of the annual scholarship. $1,000 awards were presented to: Sarah Cowger; Allie Diltz; Rhett Farmer; Stacey Hildebrand; Mitchel Hirsch; Jazmin Katz; Worthey Hunter; Michael Jean; Anthony (AJ) Nichols; Jamie Packer;, Allie Seaman; Cassandra Shaffer; Dalton Shaffer and Grant Speer. $500 scholarships were presented to: Gunnar Roling; Jeremy Woodyard; Lacey Solomon and Caroline Zuhone.

The Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Alan Fuller who was killed in a single-car accident in 2004 and is one of several scholarship funds managed by the Mattoon Area Community Foundation. Alan’s family, Mike and Carol Fuller and Rachelle Fuller, organize the Big Al Golf Classic each year to raise money for the scholarship fund. According to Carol Fuller, “It was very important to our family to find a way to memorialize our son after his death. At the same time, we really enjoy giving the money away through scholarships during our lifetimes. It is even better that it will keep on going after we are gone. We love the legacy we will leave behind in memory of our son.”

An additional $1,000 scholarship was presented to Trey Utsler III from a fund established by National Distributor in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alan Fuller lived and worked in Albuquerque for 7 years and one of the companies he worked for was National Distributor. The company’s CEO, Caryl Cochran, started the Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship Fund at the time of Alan’s death.

For more information about the Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship or the Mattoon Area Community Foundation contact Joedy Hightower, President/CEO at 217-235-2500.

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