Scholarships for High School Seniors

2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

The 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is now closed to applicants.  Keep reading for futher scholarship opportunities.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program offers four-year, full-tuition scholarship to a Greene County student who intends to work toward a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.  The scholarship also provides $900 per year for required books and equipment.

Application will require the following information:

  • Leadership in School Activities
  • Volunteer Community Activities
  • Employment/Work History
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Two essays
  • Academic Performance
  • An Interview, if Selected as a Finalist

Union High School Alumni Scholarship

Union High School Alumni Scholarships

  • Bill D. Aydelotte Scholarship
  • C.W. Stegemoller Scholarship
  • Edna J. Coyner Scholarship

Scholarship applicants must be a graduate of the Dugger/Union High School; or the original Union High School; or must have been a resident of Cass or Jefferson Township, Dugger, Indiana, at time of graduation.  Selections for the Union High School Alumni Scholarships are done independent of the Foundation; please see your guidance counselor for more information.

Helen Hunter Scholarship / Kenny and Ruth Richardson Scholarship / Linton Tri Kappa Scholarship

Please visit our Scholarships For Current College Students page for information on these scholarships.


General Scholarships

Our general scholarship application window for 2017 high school students is now closed.  Keep reading for further scholarship opportunities administered by other organizations.

GREENE COUNTY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The following are descriptions of scholarships offered by the Greene County Foundation through a competitive application process. To be eligible for a Greene County Foundation scholarship you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien (Green Card holder) in the US and also a graduate of a Greene County high school unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description.

ANGELL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Angell Family Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors that attended Linton-Stockton, White River Valley, Dugger Union, or Sullivan High School.  This scholarship is intended for students pursuing a one- or two-year vocational or occupational degree at Vincennes University or Ivy Tech which will lead directly to employment once completed.

The Angell Family Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 to provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors that reside in the Angell family (former) business marketing area in Greene and Sullivan counties.

BART BURRIS EASTERN GREENE FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP

The Bart Burris Eastern Greene Football Scholarship is for a graduating senior from Eastern Greene High School who was involved with the EGHS Varsity Football Program during their Senior year.

Paul Barton “Bart” Burris was a 2005 graduate of Eastern Greene High School. He tragically lost his life in an automobile accident on June 17, 2007. In order to celebrate the life of Bart, his family established the Bart Burris Eastern Greene Football Scholarship with the Greene County Foundation.

Bart was a sophomore at Vincennes University majoring in Business Management. At the end of his freshman year, he was inducted into Alpha Beta Gamma, International Business Honor Society and was on the National Dean’s List. He was later selected as a laureate scholar for the International Delegation of Business with the opportunity to study abroad in Australia, China, or Central Europe. It was his dream to graduate VU and continue his studies at Indiana University.

Bart and his family were very instrumental in getting the Eastern Greene Varsity football program and the community league started at Eastern. The scholarship established in his name will help to commemorate the love Bart had for football and the true character that he displayed both on and off the football field. Bart was described “as a friend to everyone.” He was always ready with a smile and a helping hand. The recipient of his scholarship will help to continue the dream Bart had of playing football and continuing his post-high school education.

BLOOMFIELD STATE BANK IVY TECH SCHOLARSHIP

Bloomfield State Bank /Ivy Tech Scholarship is to honor a graduating Senior from Greene County, Indiana who will be attending Ivy Tech State College.  Awarded to individuals who exhibit achievement through the exercise of good character, perseverance, and determination.  Students must be planning to attend Ivy Tech State Community College.

Stanley Barkley of Bloomfield established the Bloomfield State Bank Ivy Tech Scholarship Fund in 2005 to honor a graduating senior from Greene County who will be attending Ivy Tech State College.

BYRON & SUEANN MCCLANAHAN MATH SCHOLARSHIP

The Byron & SueAnn McClanahan Math Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who attended Shakamak High School and plan to pursue a degree in a field related to mathematics.

The Byron & SueAnn McClanahan Math Scholarship was established in 2016 by SueAnn McClanahan.  As a resident of Jasonville, SueAnn wished to support her beloved hometown by providing a scholarship for the continuing education of Shakamak students who chose to pursue post-secondary education in a math-related field.  The generous gift from her estate to the Foundation allowed for the establishment of this permanently endowed scholarship fund.

DALE AND TILLIE JESSUP SCHOLARSHIP

The Dale and Tillie Jessup Scholarship is intended for graduating high school seniors who have attended a Greene County high school for all four years and who reside in Greene or Clay County, IN.  Applicant must be planning to major in agriculture or an agriculture-related field, and demonstrate financial need.  Academic achievement is a factor in determining awards.

Dale and Tillie Jessup have established a unique scholarship fund for Greene County, Indiana high school graduating seniors.  The Jessup’s have donated 100 acres of farm land to the Foundation.  The land is leased for farming and the proceeds are used to provide scholarships.  For those awarded the Jessup scholarship, re-application in subsequent years is acceptable.

FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Faith Christian Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors that attended any Greene County high school at the time of graduation; it is also open to home-schooled students who are graduating.  Applicants must be planning to attend a two- or four-year accredited post-secondary institution in the state of Indiana.

The Faith Christian Scholarship is a donor-advised scholarship established by the deacons of Faith Christian Church in Bloomfield, IN as a result of a bequeath by Francis Gainey.  Ms. Gainey understood the importance of education and wanted to help those students attend college who might not otherwise have the family support or means to attend.  The scholarship will be renewable for up to four years, based on academic performance.  Students will need to show proof of their academic progress each spring semester to be considered for scholarship renewal; a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher will be considered adequate.

HOLLEE LENT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

The Hollee Lent Nursing Scholarship is intended for graduating high school seniors from any Greene County high school who intend to enroll in a nursing program at Vincennes University, Ivy Tech, Indiana State University, or Lincoln Trail College.

The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student presents written documentation of their acceptance into a nursing program and has maintained a “C” average.

Hollee Lee Lent was a registered nurse at Bloomington Hospital when she passed away on August 19, 2005 at the age of 30.  The Hollee Lent Nursing Scholarship was established by members of her family who wished to remember her and her caring spirit.

JOETTA TURPIN SCHOLARSHIP

The JoEtta Turpin Scholarship is intended for a graduating senior at Linton-Stockton or Shakamak High School.  Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited college/university as a full-time student in the fall.

JoEtta Turpin was a well-known Linton businesswoman who owned JoEtta’s Pizza Villa. She lived in Linton her entire life. During her life, she was unfailingly generous to the families and children of her community. Over the years, JoEtta bought school boxes and coats for the children at Linton’s Head Start program. She was also very good with teenagers and employed many of them at the Pizza Villa. These scholarships honoring the memory of JoEtta Turpin were established by her son, Rob Turpin, in 2001. Donations to the fund from the public are accepted.

Note: The JoEtta Turpin Scholarship will only be online and available for applicants in odd-numbered years (e.g. 2015, 2017, 2019, etc.).

JORDAN LYDAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Jordan Lyday Memorial Scholarship is intended for a graduating senior from Shakamak High School in Greene County, Indiana who has attended SHS for four years.  Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or above.  Preference will be given to applicants whose class rank is in the middle one-third of their class.  Applicants must intend to pursue a career in an Auto-related field or a Vocational trade.

The parents of Jordan Lyday established the Jordan Lyday Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2007, in order to honor his memory.  Jordan’s mother, Jill, writes of her son:

“When I think of Jordan, my first thought is always of Jordan’s sense of humor. His hunting and fishing tales were related as side-splitting adventures. His stories from work were comparable to a sit-com. And while I enjoyed watching him play ball, listening to his version of the game on the ride home was the best part of the day. He always made me view the game in a completely different light.

“I also think of how versatile Jordan was. His friends ranged in age from 7 to 70. Jordan enjoyed fishing and several types of hunting, as well as baseball, basketball, football, boxing and pool. One summer he worked for a contractor, the next on a cattle farm, and then in a grocery store. Jordan put a lot of effort into whatever he tried, and felt that if he had done his best, the endeavor was a success.

“I think of Jordan and his car. At the age of 14, Jordan traded his 4-wheeler for a ’69 Camaro rolling chassis. He spent the next 2 ½ years restoring this car. Jordan did all the work himself, except for the paint job. He participated in car shows and enjoyed listening to the experiences of the other owners.

“In addition, I think of all the stories I heard after Jordan died from people who wanted me to know that he had helped them. Most of these stories were known only to the person involved and Jordan. These acts of kindness didn’t involve a lot of money and on an individual basis may seem insignificant. Yet, viewed as a whole, they made me realize how much one person can enhance his own life by enhancing another’s life. My hope is that Jordan’s scholarship will honor this spirit by enriching the lives of others as Jordan did during his lifetime.”

MAYOR ROBERT AND MARJORIE WALTERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Mayor Robert and Marjorie Walters Memorial Scholarship is intended for a graduating senior from Linton-Stockton High School in Greene County, Indiana who studied music in high school.

Carolea Walters of Indianapolis and Kathy Walters of Franklin, Indiana established the Mayor Robert and Marjorie Walters Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2005 in memory of their parents to honor a graduating senior from Linton-Stockton High School who studied music in high school.

MIRISA JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Mirisa Jones Memorial Scholarship is intended for a graduating high school senior from Linton-Stockton High School.  Applicant must be pursuing a two- or four-year degree in the Health Care field.  A preference will be given to single parents.

Mirisa LeAnn Jones was a 26 year old single mother of one child who passed away on August 31, 2011.

Mirisa was a LHS graduate in 2004 and graduated from Ivy Tech Community College in 2006 with an LPN degree.  Mirisa also held a license and worked as both a CNA and an EMT while obtaining her college degree.  Mirisa worked in area nursing homes as a CNA and LPN.  She was caring and compassionate to all of her patients but her heart was always in geriatric care.

Mirisa had a contagious smile and was always a very giving person.  She had an outgoing personality and was passionate about all she had accomplished.  It is the desire of Mirisa’s family that this scholarship be awarded to someone whose enthusiasm for obtaining a degree in the medical field is as great as Mirisa’s was.

RACHEL HAUSER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Rachel Hauser Memorial Scholarship is intended for a graduating senior from Shakamak High School who has attended Shakamak for 4 years.  Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Applicant must be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary school, including but not limited to a college or university.

Rachel Hauser was a member of the Shakamak Class of 2001, and is fondly remembered by her classmates as a “vibrant, intelligent, and athletic classmate.  Her smile and red hair lit up the room she was in.  She was able to make anyone laugh at any particular moment.  She was, as our Geometry teacher claimed, ‘the student every teacher wished they had.’  She was of outstanding character and it is our hope the recipient of the Rachel Hauser Memorial Scholarship exemplifies that quality.”  This scholarship is established in Rachel’s memory by Shakamak’s senior class of 2001 and their parents.

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are intended for graduating seniors from each Greene County high school who intend to enroll as full-time students at an accredited college or university.

The Special Achievement Scholarships were established by the Greene County Foundation Board of Directors to honor the special achievements of graduating high school seniors in Greene County, IN.  One award shall be given for each Greene County high school.


Several other scholarships are held by the Greene County Foundation; however, the selection is done independent of the Foundation.   For more information, please see your guidance counselor about the:

Eastern Greene School Advancement of Education Scholarship– open to Eastern Greene High School students who are pursuing degrees through a two year vocational program.

Bill Aydelotte Memorial Scholarship Fund: To provide scholarships for graduates of  Union High School, contact the Union High School counselor or Dugger Library.  This scholarship has a later submission date.

Clarence Stegemoller Memorial Scholarship Fund: To provide scholarships for graduates of Union High School in Dugger, contact the  Union High School counselor or Dugger Library.  This scholarship has a later submission date.

Edna Coyner Memorial Scholarship: To provide scholarships to graduates of Union High School in Dugger, contact the Union High  School counselor or Dugger Library.  This scholarship has a later submission date.

Tonda Lawrence Memorial Scholarship:  to provide scholarships to graduates of Linton High School,  who will be attending Indiana University,  OR enrolling in a Pharmacy program at any Indiana college or university.  See Linton Guidance Counselor for applications.

Eastern Greene Superintendent’s Scholarship: Seniors at Eastern Greene High School who have a 2.00 GPA and above, attending any two or four year college, or accredited career trade or training program recognized as a charitable or educational institution or program.

Phil Harris Scholarships:  Awarded to graduating seniors at Linton Stockton High school.  Applications available through the school guidance department.

Paul D. Myers Memorial Scholarship:  Awarded to a graduating senior from Eastern Greene High School.

Williams WRV Athletic Scholarship:  Awarded to a graduating senior from White River Valley High School who is involved in school athletics.


Other area scholarships – contact the organization directly

Delta NU Chapter-Worthington Tri Kappa Scholarship- for WRV students – contact  WRV Guidance Department

Indiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship -for full time students who plan to major in a law enforcement field.  contact local Sheriff’s department for more info or indianasheriffs.org/ns/scholarships.php

Veterans’ Memorial Scholarship –  $1000 scholarship open to any Greene County senior who submits a written essay.  Contact the Greene County Veterans’ Affairs Office at 217 E. Spring Street, Suite #4, Bloomfield (in the Courthouse annex) or call 812-384-2031, for more information.  The 2017 deadline for this scholarship is April 3rd.  View & print the 2017 application form here: Veterans Scholarship

James F. Jackson Scholarship – open to students from Sullivan, Greene, Knox, and Vigo counties in Indiana and Crawford County, Illinois. The committee will be guided by the donor’s desire for the pursuit of scientific and mathematical educaitonal attainment. Those who excel in chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology, engineering, languages, or social studies should apply. Call the Wabash Valley Community Foundation at 812-232-2234 for more information, or visit their website at http://www.wvcf.com/index.htm

Workforce Acceleration Grant – designed to help Hoosiers pay for education and training to prepare for 21st Century jobs. Eligibility requirements: must be 18 years of age, have legal right to work in U.S., and are pursuing an Associate Degree of post-secondary certificate that leads to a high wage or high-demand occupation. Also must qualify as low-income and unemployed worker. For more information contact your local WorkOne Center.

John P. and Linda A. Beeson ITCC/IUSCS Scholarship – any student with an associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, who intends on enrolling in the Indiana University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies.

Peoples Foundation Trust Scholarship – for students attending an Indiana college majoring in Nursing (BSN, RN, or LPN), Dietetics, or Industrial Arts/Technology Education. Please note this scholarship cannot be used for room and board. Contact the Johnson County Community Foundation at (317) 738-2213 for more information.

John and Carol Myers Scholarship Fund – for students residing in Benton, Boone, Brown, Clay, Clinton, Davies, Fountain, Greene, Hendricks, Martin, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warren counties of Indiana. Student is eligible if they have completed no less than one year of post secondary education and are considered at least a second year student by the student’s chosen institution of higher education with a minimum GPA of 3.0, is attending an accredited Indiana institution of higher education, and has volunteered during the political campaign of a Republican candidate, worked for the Republican party, or for an affiliated organization. Contact the Wabash Valley Community Foundation for more information.

Gamma Tau Chapter of Tri Kappa, Inc – $500 and $700 awards for seniors at Linton-Stockton High School who demonstrate strong citizenship and leadership abilities. Must provide letter of acceptance from an accredited college/vocational school. For more infomation contact Beth Gillan (812) 847-2010

Scholarships for Purdue University http://www.iupui.edu/~scentral/downloads/FreshmanScholarshipsApp10.pdf

The Owen County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are available for the James Root Scholarship.  Residents of Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, and Owen County, Indiana are eligible if they will be attending a Christian based college or seminary to pursue a career in Christian ministry or to gain a Christian perspective for any career of their choosing.  Contact Marilyn Hart,  Owen County Foundation  812-829-1725 or marilyn@owencountycf.org

INDOT Engineering Scholarship – INDOT’s civil-engineering scholarship program offers $3,125 per semester or $2,083 per trimester for up to five years of post-secondary civil engineering education. Scholarship funds can be applied to educational expenses, fees and books. In return, recipients will work for INDOT in a variety of full-time, paid positions during their summer breaks and upon graduation.  Learn more about the INDOT Engineer Scholarship program and apply using the form at www.INDOTScholarship.in.gov.  Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year must be postmarked by March 31, 2017.

Next Generation Teacher Scholarship – The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship was created to help the next generation of Hoosier teachers pay for college. The State of Indiana will provide 200 scholarships each year to high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education. The scholarship pays $7,500 per year for up to four years to students who commit to teaching in Indiana after graduation.  For more information and application materials, visit http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/cost/financial-aid-and-scholarships/next-generation-teacher-scholarship/.

AIEZ Driver Safety Scholarship – AutoInsuranceEZ.com is offering the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship to students who submit an essay on driver safety by the deadline of May 31, 2017.  Visit their website for more information: http://www.autoinsuranceez.com/aiez-driver-safety-scholarship-contest/

Redfin Scholarship:  Biannual scholarship offered by Redfin real estate brokerage.  The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year.  Applicant must be a legal U. S. resident, a current graduating high school senior or freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college, and must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  For more information or to apply, visit the link here: https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship


Resources For Prospective Students:

ICI: 31 Answers To Your Questions About College – This is a resource provided by Independent Colleges of Indiana to help answer frequently asked questions from prospective college students and their parents.  Students will have the chance to win one of two $5,000 scholarships, in addition to other prizes.  Visit the link to begin:  http://www.indianacolleges31.org/

Center For Online Education – This page contains information on many Online College options available in Indiana, including scholarship opportunities:  http://www.onlinecolleges.net/indiana/


Check out scholarships offered through high schools in Greene County:

Shakamak High School

http://www.shakamak.k12.in.us/jh-hs/guidance/scholarships/

Eastern Greene High School

http://www.egreene.k12.in.us/our_schools/high_school/counselor_s_corner/scholarships/

Linton Stockton High School

http://lshscounseling.weebly.com/scholarships.html

Bloomfield High School

http://jrsr.bsd.k12.in.us/?PageName=%27Guidance%27&Page=%27Links%27

White River Valley

http://wrv.k12.in.us/jrsrhigh/guidance/scholarships/

Remember to check in with your guidance counselor and to check our website and Facebook page for scholarship updates!