Barkman scholarship applications now available


Sports scholarships are available in memory of Jessica Barkman.

Barkman was a 1991 graduate of Seymour High School who received the most valuable player award in volleyball, basketball and track and field during her senior year. She attended Indiana State University on a volleyball scholarship.

She died in a traffic accident in Texas in 1997 and is remembered and admired for her outstanding talent and strong determination. After her death, a scholarship fund was started.

The purpose of the scholarships is to financially help young girls strengthen their athletic ability by attending sports camps, playing club ball, etc. The scholarships are based on financial need, athletic ability and a coach’s recommendation.

Last year’s recipients were Valeria Galicia (Cougar club volleyball) from St. Ambrose Catholic School; Jada Miller (Hanover basketball camp) from Cortland Elementary School; Jaidyn Nichols (Seymour volleyball club) from Seymour Middle School; Kylei Nichols (Seymour volleyball club) from Emerson Elementary School; Carlee Robinson (Purdue volleyball camp) from Seymour High School; and Laura Roeder (CVBC club volleyball) from Immanuel Lutheran School.

Scholarship applications, due April 1, are available at Girls Inc. of Jackson County, 956 N. O’Brien St., Seymour, or online at

Information: 812-522-2798

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