Roger Graham Scholarship Fund


Collin Essex Awarded First Roger Graham Scholarship

Meet Collin Essex

Winner of the first annual Roger Graham Scholarship Fund

The first-ever Roger Graham Scholarship was awarded in May 2020 to Morristown High School graduate Collin EssexCollin Essex (with family) is presented with the Roger Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund by Charline Thomas (far left) and Ashley Larochelle (far right) in May 2020 at the CraneWerks manufacturing plant in Morristown, IN of Morristown, Indiana. Collin worked through high school at Runyon’s, the big auto repair and tire shop in Morristown. Eager to get going on his career, Collin immediately started summer classes at Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About Collin

Soft-spoken, affable, and unfailingly polite, the six-foot-three Collin is what the old-timers used to call a “go-getter.”  Hard-working and ambitious, Collin knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to do the work necessary to achieve it.  In other words, the perfect choice to be the first recipient of the Roger Graham Memorial Scholarship.

Future Plans

Upon completion of his degree, he aspires to earn his own bay at Runyon’s. Collin hopes to eventually own his own garage in a nearby community. He plans to give the same opportunity to hard-working young mechanics that Runyon’s afforded him.

Keep your eye on this outstanding young man: whatever community he eventually puts down roots in will be better for having him as a member.