The Project 21â Scholarship Program at Tropicana Evansville<> is part of an industry-wide initiative to stop casino gambling by people under the age of 21.  Tropicana Evansville achieves this objective by using one of the best tools available – education.  Students between the ages of 17 and 21 are given the chance to design and submit a poster, a video or a written essay to educate other young people that it is not permissible in Indiana to gamble in a casino under the age of 21.  Tri-state area high schools, technical schools, and colleges have participated in this scholarship program over the past several years.  Three $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year to the best entries. Tropicana Evansville has awarded over $46,000 in scholarships to area students since the Evansville program began.

The 2015 Project 21â Scholarship winners are:

Matthew Hermes of South Knox High School, Vincennes – Video

Matthew will attend Purdue University in the fall.

Emily Hamilton of Daviess County High School, Owensboro – Essay

Emily will attend Western Kentucky University in the fall.

Hannah Greathouse of University of Southern Indiana – Poster

Hannah is currently attending USI.