Bamberly Eckelbarger Memorial Scholarship

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About the Scholarship

The Bamberly Eckelbarger Memorial Scholarship fund was established in 2021 to honor Bambi’s memory and the vocations that were meaningful to her. Every year, an Ithaca High School student furthering their education in a healthcare, agricultural, or a trade related field will be chosen to be the recipient of this scholarship.

Bambi was a devoted wife, mother, and daughter who was taken too soon at the age of 44. Bambi will always be remembered for her kind nature, warm smile, contagious giggle, and good sense of humor. As a 1995 graduate of Ithaca High School and the loving mother of four children who attend Ithaca Public Schools, Bambi was invested in the local community. She earned an Associates degree from Baker College and was employed in the medical field. As a dedicated farm wife who provided daily support on the family farm, Bambi was a strong proponent of careers related to the agriculture industry.

Bambi’s family is grateful to have the opportunity to continue her legacy through awarding this annual scholarship due to the outpouring of love and support by family, friends, and the local community.

Number of Awards and Value

This is a new scholarship fund at the Foundation. The first scholarship will be awarded in the 2023 scholarship cycle.


The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria for eligibility:

  • Must be a current or previous graduate of Ithaca High School pursuing post-secondary education at a college, university, vocational, or trade school.
  • Demonstrate desire to achieve educational and career goals.
  • Preference given to students pursuing a degree in the healthcare and medical profession, pursuing a degree in agriculture or agriculture-related fields, or entering a certified skilled trades program.
  • In 500 words or less, students submit an essay outlining why they chose this (medical, agriculture, or skill trades) field of study and what they hope to accomplish.

Scholarship Recipients


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