Planning Your Career Path

The Greene County Foundation is pleased to provide a number of scholarships to area students for the continuation of their education. We believe our young adults are the most valuable resource we have. We want to encourage our young adults to expand their horizons and build their skills; however, we also want to encourage them to return and give back to this community. A wealth of job opportunities are being created in the area which can provide opportunities and wages equivalent to other larger areas. To explore career opportunities in your area, visit Next Level Jobs Indiana or www.indianacareerconnect.com and search for positions.

College and Career Pathways:  There are many options available to graduating high school seniors to pursue after high school. Many will pursue post-secondary education and obtain two- or four-year degrees or certificates; some will enter the workforce; some will enter military service; and some may not be sure of their next step. For an insightful and informative look at each of these options, visit Indiana Youth Institute’s Postsecondary Pathways page.

Important Information:  Most scholarships provide for educational expenses only: primarily tuition and books. Once a scholarship is awarded, receipts will be required before payment is made. All tuition payments are made directly to the institution; payments for books or required supplies are made on a reimbursement basis. Students, upon receiving announcement of their awards, will be asked to provide the Foundation with written documentation of their acceptance of scholarships. Failure to do so may cause the scholarship to be awarded to someone else. Students receiving more than one scholarship or other forms of financial aid are required to inform the financial aid office of their institution of all financial awards received. Failure to do so can jeopardize further financial aid.

All scholarships offered through the Greene County Foundation, unless otherwise specified in the terms of the scholarship award, are awarded for one year only. For questions about scholarships and your taxes, please see http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf

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. http://www.indianacolleges31.org/

College Scorecard – This resource, provided by the U. S. Department of Education, is a searchable nationwide database of colleges and universities, and provides valuable information on degree programs, tuition cost, and much more in an easy-to-read format:  https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Learn How To Become: Best Colleges In Indiana – This site offers a complete ranked list of 2- and 4-year colleges and universities in Indiana, evaluating on criteria such as graduation rate, tuition, student-teacher ratio, and much more:  https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/indiana/

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

Affordable Colleges Online – This website presents a ranking of the best accredited online colleges in Indiana, with an emphasis on affordability, program availability, student-to-faculty ratio and other data points that are important to students. It includes traditional universities and online degree programs. For more information, go here:  https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/indiana/

Community For Accredited Online Schools – Another resource for those considering pursuing online degree programs:  https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/indiana/

Class of 2020 Scholarship Recipients

LILLY ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Carson Brown

COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Dale & Tillie Jessup Re-App Scholarship: Mitchell Burch

Hollee Lent Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Megan Sparks

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Angell Family Scholarship: Olivia Hayes

Bart Burris Eastern Greene Football Scholarship: Parker Denney

Bryon "Barney" & SueAnn McClanahan Math Scholarship: Hannah Walters

Dale & Tillie Jessup Scholarship: Hannah Walls

Eastern Greene Advanced Education Scholarship: Cory Cramer

Eastern Greene Superintendent's Scholarship: Isaac Abram

Faith Scholarship: Isaac Abram

Jaden Lauderdale Memorial Scholarship: Baylee Wilson

Layla Raines Memorial Scholarship: Turner Hammon

Layla Raines Memorial Scholarship: Adeline Miller

Mayor Robert & Marjorie Walters Memorial Scholarship: Kayla Smock

Mirisa Jones Memorial Scholarship: Chaisey Wasnidge

Northwest Bank/Ivy Tech Scholarship: Caitlin Emmons

Phil Harris Scholarship: Kailyn Cooksey

Phil Harris Scholarship: Jacie Fonderhide

Phil Harris Scholarship: Kayla Smock

Phil Harris Scholarship: Aubrey Walton

Phil Harris Scholarship: Chaisey Wasnidge

Rachel Hauser Memorial Scholarship: Carl Miller

Bloomfield Special Achievement: Turner Royal

Eastern Greene Special Achievement: Isaac Hudson

Linton-Stockton Special Achievement: Isabel Meek

Shakamak Special Achievement: Jacy Collins

WRV Special Achievement: Christine Davis

Tonda Lawrence Memorial Scholarship: Kayla Smock

Williams WRV Athletic Scholarship: Tanner Denham

 

Testimonials

My husband and I have been recipients of a number of the Union High School Alumni scholarships during our educational careers. They have impacted us tremendously. It has been an honor to receive these scholarships, and they have greatly reduced the stress of paying for education. My husband holds an Economics degree from Indiana University, and I will be gradating this May with a Master of Health Administration from Indiana University. We are very grateful for the Union High School Alumni Committee and the Greene County Foundation. Once I graduate in May, my husband and I hope to find jobs closer to Greene County and relocate to the area. We would love to give back to the communities that have been so gracious to us and shaped the individuals we are today.

Thank you for all you do!

Sincerely,

Cara Gambill


The transition from high school to college can be very daunting. From the new learning environment to textbooks, it’s a very big change. While I had many things to worry about through this time, the Greene County Special Achievement Scholarship enabled me to relax a little about the cost of tuition. Collegiate education is a big investment and the Greene County Foundation has helped me to invest in my future.


The scholarship has allowed me to to pursue my passions and discover new and exciting interests that I never would have been able to without the assistance of the foundation scholarship. I have been able to join the Purdue University Crew team and travel to several locations to compete in rowing events against schools such as IU, Buffalo, Ohio State, Boston, Notre Dame and many more. I have been able to represent my university at these events and I would not have financially been able to afford to do so without the assistance of my scholarship. I often count my lucky stars that I have been able to receive this, and thank God for all the friendships, memories and excitement that it has provided me.


The Helen Hunter Scholarship has been instrumental in furthering my medical education. With the rising cost of tuition and the astronomical expense of textbooks for medical school, the funds of the Helen Hunter Scholarship have greatly helped offset the cost. I am so thankful to be supported in my endeavors by my home community and the generosity of the scholarship beneficiaries. The Helen Hunter Scholarship has certainly helped relieve a substantial financial burden from both my family and me.