Rick and April Sasso recently established a new scholarship fund at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation.

The Rick and April Sasso Family Scholarship Fund will provide full-tuition for one year of study at any Indiana accredited nonprofit college or university. Past recipients will be given preference each year for up to four years of undergraduate study, according to a news release from the Foundation.

Recipients must be a graduating senior of Warsaw Community High School or a past recipient and must demonstrate outstanding academic performance during high school and successful academic performance thereafter in college. They must provide references that speak to their character and worthiness of a scholarship and be involved in activities within and outside of school. Financial need will be a consideration but is not required.

The first opportunity to apply for the scholarship will be in fall 2024. The application will be accessible through the Community Foundation’s website at kcfoundation.org/scholarships.

Rick Sasso is a graduate of Warsaw Community High School. He is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery and is the president of Indiana Spine Group. Together, Rick and April have supported many charitable causes in Indiana, including projects in Warsaw and Winona Lake, the release states.

Asked why they wanted to create a fund that would offer a full-tuition scholarship, Rick said, “We want to make it possible for an outstanding and deserving graduate from Warsaw to attend their Indiana dream school.”

Kosciusko County Community Foundation Inc. is a public charity whose mission is to bring caring people and charitable endeavors together to inspire generosity and strengthen communities. The Community Foundation grants about $3 million annually in the areas of education, health, arts and culture, recreation, civic projects, environment and human services. Gifts made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible. For more information, visit www.KCFoundation.org, call 574-267-1901 or visit 102 E. Market St., Warsaw.