Batesville, IN— The Ripley County Community Foundation has extended the application deadline for the Integrity Machine Tool Technology Scholarship to June 1, 2020. This scholarship was established in 2019 by Integrity Tool to financially support local students planning to pursue a degree in machine technology trades, and it is the first scholarship awarded by the Ripley County Community Foundation that supports career technology trades.Amy Streator, Executive Director of the Ripley County Community Foundation, says, “The Community Foundation is pleased to distribute this scholarship on behalf of Integrity Tools because it provides an opportunity to future generations who desire to obtain a quality education. Students who pursue a career relating to career technology trades is one essential asset into building a sustainable community.”Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the scholarship: be graduating from Batesville High School, East Central High School, Franklin County High School, Greensburg High School, Jac-Cen-Del High School, Milan High School, North Decatur High School, Oldenburg Academy, or South Ripley High school; be attending or planning to attend Ivy Tech Community College and be enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology Program; complete a 500 word (maximum) essay describing the applicant’s motivation for pursuing a career in machine trades; provide, at minimum, one letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer describing the applicant’s work ethic; and complete the scholarship application.Tim Schrank, a representative of Integrity Tool, states, “Regardless of the future economy or next generation, we believe the future is what you make of it. We are honored and proud to support those pursuing their dreams in the machine tool trade by providing this scholarship.”Click here for an application. To make a donation to the Integrity Machine Tool Technology Fund, contact RCCF at 812.933.1098 or [email protected] with any questions or for more information on our scholarships.