David Benner Memorial Scholarship
The David Benner Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of former Indiana Pacers Media Relations Director, David Benner. A proud 1973 graduate of Center Grove High School who attended Indiana University-Bloomington and IUPUI, Benner began his journalism career as a copy boy at The Star and later joined the sports staff, where his beats included high schools, IU, Notre Dame and covering the Pacers from 1983-1991. David became Media Relations Director for the Pacers in 1994 and retired in June 2022.
The Pacers Foundation provides individual scholarships on an annual basis to undergraduate students who are following the career of David Benner; applicants must be an undergraduate student presently enrolled in an Indiana college, university, two-year junior, and community college with an academic major of journalism, radio, TV, & digital broadcasting, and other related disciplines. The scholarship is supported by those who remember David and who want to perpetuate his legacy.