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NEWS & INFORMATION
William and Rosalyn Brinley
"This is Our School"
Brinley Family of Hollansburg Starts
Scholarship Fund for Tri-Village Students
Bill and Rosy Brinley of Hollansburg have been proud supporters of Tri-Village schools since their children began attending in the 1970s. The couple demonstrated their love and commitment to the school and its students by starting a fund that will award scholarships every year to
Tri-Village High School graduates.
The William and Rosalyn Brinley Family Scholarship Fund was
established at the Darke County Foundation to support further educational endeavors of Tri-Village students.
“This is our school,” said Rosy. “We know the teachers. We know the students. We know the community. It’s like our own family. We wouldn’t consider living anywhere else,” she said.
The scholarship fund will make its first awards totaling $4,000 to the class of 2021. As a permanent endowment, the fund will use investment income to generate awards every year indefinitely.
The Brinleys hope their example will inspire others to offer financial assistance to Tri-Village graduates who face ever-increasing college tuition.
“By establishing this scholarship, we hope other people will also consider doing the same thing for our students” said Bill. “Supporting our students will help Tri-Village remain a strong school district.”
The Darke County Foundation is proud to assist the Brinleys as they invest in the future of deserving Tri-Village students.