GREENE COUNTY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The 2020 General Scholarships for graduating high school seniors are open January 20, 2020 – February 27, 2020. To apply, login to Community Force and submit your applications there.
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. (Students seeking four-year degree paths should view other scholarship options offered by the Foundation.)
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.
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 mathematics or a field of study requiring a heavy math emphasis, such as (but not limited to) engineering, chemistry, electronics, or architecture.
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 have been a resident of Greene County, IN or Clay County, IN for those four years. Applicant must be planning to major, on a full-time basis, in agriculture or an agriculture-related field.
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 to students in financial need.
Students awarded the Jessup scholarship as a graduating high school senior may re-apply in subsequent years for additional awards.
ELEANOR B. TURNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Eleanor B. Turner Memorial Scholarship is intended for a graduating senior from Bloomfield High School who will be pursuing a career in business, finance, or accounting.
Eleanor Turner was born in Rhineland, Missouri in 1913 where her family owned a large dairy farm. After graduation from Hermann High School in 1931, Eleanor taught elementary school for some time before getting a job at Landmark Union Trust in St. Louis, Missouri where she was a bank auditor for 25 years. In 1976, Eleanor and her husband, Ervin, retired to Palm Harbor, Florida. After her husband died in 2000, she continued to live there until 2007; she then moved to Bloomfield to be with her granddaughter, Cynthia Ferguson, and Cynthia’s husband, Jason. Eleanor passed away in July 2009 at the age of 96.
This scholarship was established by Cynthia in memory of her grandmother.
Note: The Eleanor B. Turner Memorial Scholarship will only be online and available for applicants in even-numbered years (e.g., 2020, 2022, etc.)
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. Greene County residents out of high school are also eligible.
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. 50% of the annual scholarship award amount will be awarded the first year of the scholarship; 150% of the amount will be awarded the second year upon the recipient’s acceptance into a qualifying nursing program.
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.
Note: The Hollee Lent Nursing Scholarship will only be online and available for applicants in even-numbered years (e.g., 2020, 2022, etc.)
JANE ANN SIEPMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Jane Ann Siepman Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship intended for a graduating senior at Shakamak High School. Applicants must be seeking a four-year degree in education (the student may also participate in Ivy Tech’s Pathways program). Applicants must be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited Indiana college or university in the fall after graduating high school.
Jane Ann graduated from the Shakamak High School Class of 1974, Indiana State University in 1979, and again in 2001, earning a second bachelor’s degree in education. She spent the remainder of her working career teaching, most of which was as the consumer science teacher at Shakamak High School. The Jane Ann Siepman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 by her husband and mother-in-law, who wish to honor her legacy by providing assistance to college-bound students from Shakamak High School.
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., 2021, 2023, 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 sitcom. 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.”
LAYLA RAINES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Layla Raines Memorial Scholarship is intended for high school seniors graduating from Shakamak High School and are pursuing a college degree, including both two- and four-year degree programs. Academic performance (e.g. GPA, SAT scores) is not a factor in awarding this scholarship. Applicants are encouraged to display an emphasis on involvement in the arts, human services/volunteer organizations, or animal services.
The parents of Layla Raines established the Layla Raines Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2018, in memory of their daughter Layla, who passed away in 2017. Layla’s mother, Brandy, writes of her daughter and her legacy:
“Layla Michelle-Ann Raines
August 16, 2001-May 31, 2017
Do you have an artistic passion? Do you have a heart that swells with love and empathy for all living creatures, a calling to help people and animals? To make this world a more beautiful place with the stroke of a pen, a brush, or with a beautiful song? To capture beauty with a photograph?
Layla felt a calling to do all of these things. She always carried a song in her heart and loved performing with the choir. Layla loved to write poetry and she had a knack for drawing. Layla loved animals and nature; she became a vegetarian at the age of 12 to try and do her part in saving animals from cruelty. Layla also loved photography and was working at perfecting her skills. Layla became a lover of long distance running and was really looking forward to being a part of the cross country team. Layla excelled academically as well, always a straight-A student, but above all else Layla had a heart that held the world, always shedding tears of joy for others, sharing their sorrows, and always wanting to bring a smile to someone’s face. Layla was always willing to lend a helping hand and would often be the first to volunteer for any task at hand. She always made sure to let people know how much she cared about them. In Layla’s short 15, almost 16, years on this Earth, she carried more love than some carry in a long lifetime. Our hope is that the recipient of this Scholarship will try and carry on that legacy.”
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 healthcare 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.
MUTUALBANK/IVY TECH SCHOLARSHIP
The MutualBank/Ivy Tech Scholarship is intended to honor a graduating senior from Greene County, Indiana who will be attending Ivy Tech Community College. Awarded to individuals who exhibit achievement through the exercise of good character, perseverance, and determination. Students must be planning to attend Ivy Tech Community College.
Stanley Barkley of Bloomfield established the MutualBank/Ivy Tech Scholarship Fund in 2005 to honor a graduating senior from Greene County who will be attending Ivy Tech Community College.
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 following:
Eastern Greene School Advanced Education Scholarship: open to Eastern Greene High School students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher who have applied to and been accepted by an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school, and who can demonstrate financial need.
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 GPA of 2.0 or higher, 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.
Williams WRV Athletic Scholarship: Awarded to a graduating senior from White River Valley High School who is involved in school athletics.
Other Area Scholarships
Please 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, Sponsored by Greene County Veterans’ Council – $1,000 scholarship open to any Greene County high school 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; download application form (deadline 4 pm, April 6, 2020): Veterans’ Council 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 educational 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://wvcf.com/scholarships/james-f-jackson-scholarship-fund/
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 he/she has completed no less than one year of post secondary education and is 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 information contact Beth Gillan (812) 847-2010
Scholarships for Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis: http://scholarships.iupui.edu/freshman/general.html
The James Root Scholarship is administered by the Owen County Community Foundation. 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 Maria O’Connor, Owen County Community Foundation, 812-829-1725.
INDOT Engineering Scholarship – Each year INDOT offers a limited number of scholarships to engineering students who can make a lasting impact on Indiana’s infrastructure. Scholarship recipients receive $3,125 per semester and work in paid internships during the summer. After graduation, recipients receive priority hiring within the agency. Learn more about the INDOT Engineer Scholarship program and apply using the form at www.INDOTScholarship.in.gov.
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. Visit their website for more information.
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: https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship
Mesothelioma.net Scholarship: Danziger & De Llano, LLP. is now offering qualifying college students the chance to win a $2000 scholarship for detailing their personal experiences either living with cancer or watching a loved one battle cancer (click to access more information on the affliction of mesothelioma). Graduating high school seniors and current college students are both eligible. See the website for more scholarship details: https://mesothelioma.net/scholarship/
ZipRecruiter Scholarship: ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in their twice-yearly Scholarship Promotion. Visit this link for more information: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship
Scholarships Offered Through Greene County High Schools
Bloomfield High School
Eastern Greene High School
Linton-Stockton High School
Shakamak High School
White River Valley High School
Remember to check in with your guidance counselor and to check our website and Facebook page for scholarship updates!