Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The late Richard H. Crosser was born in Lafayette, Indiana, and graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1956. He attended IU and graduated in 1961 with a Business Degree. Shortly after, he went on to work for National Homes in Lafayette, Indiana.
In the mid-seventies, Richard co-founded Deluxe Homes, which became the public company known as Crossmann Communities in the early 90’s and became one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Crossmann Communities was acquired by Beazer Homes in 2002. This scholarship originally came from Crossman Communities and was named as such until Richard passed away in 2002. He was a great member of their board, a past president and a huge driving force for Crossman Communities, not just with their scholarship funds, but also with their Legacy Fund. Because of his willingness to help and how much he was going to be missed, the new president of Crossman Communities decided to rename this particular scholarship in Richard’s honor.
Applicants must be graduating seniors of Mt. Vernon High School and plan to attend a college or university in the state of Indiana in pursuit of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in structural engineering, real estate, architecture, building trades drafting, business finance, accounting, or some other field related to building trades. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.