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The Whitley County 4-H helping Hands Scholarship is a scholarship fund administered by the Community Foundation

Offered by Community Foundation of Whitley County

To Apply for Scholarships: Click here!

For more information about these scholarships, please consult a guidance counselor at your school or call the Community Foundation of Whitley County at 260-244-5224.  All scholarships will be due April 15th unless otherwise noted.

Churubusco High School Seniors:

Andrea Norman Henry and John Anthony Norman Theatre Scholarship

Application due April 15.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a senior at Churubusco High School pursuing theater. Please see the Churubusco High School Guidance Office for an application.

Andrew C. Spencer Memorial Scholarship


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To nearly everyone he was simply “Andy”. It was all that was necessary: everyone immediately knew who you were talking about. And more often than not, a smile was on your face.

Andy was born December 15, 1991, the youngest child of Michael and Cathy (Lonsbury) Spencer. He had lived within the Churubusco community his entire life. He was a confirmed member of Faith Lutheran Church. Andy was fun, enthusiastic, and energetic. Andy was athletic: he was a letterman in football and baseball, played American Legion baseball in the summers and basketball his freshman & sophomore years. His sister Samantha had graduated from Churubusco High School in 2004 and his brother Bobby in 2006. Andy was to graduate with the class of 2010. But on July 16, 2009, Andy and his friend Megan Young died in a one-car accident a few short miles between their respective homes. Two bright and beautiful people were suddenly gone from our sight. No longer could we hear their voices. No longer could we touch them. And the world changed for many of us.

The family desired to provide a scholarship each year to an outgoing high school senior with attributes similar to those Andy possessed. A few specific qualifications are quickly identified as appropriate links to establish candidates: school affiliation, gender, academic standing and sports. But these are a bit like initial screening requirements. Selection of an appropriate recipient then requires establishing factors to evaluate the candidates against. This would be a much simpler task if Andy had been overwhelmingly passionate about some cause or perhaps had aspired to dedicate his life to some noble pursuit for the greater good: the discovery of a cure for cancer, world peace or the invention of a renewable energy source. But the fact of the matter is, in many respects, Andy was a very typical young man of 17. He liked sports, music, movies, video games, girls and hanging out with his friends. He was a good student, but he wasn’t destined to be a Rhodes Scholar. He was a very good athlete, but it was rather unlikely we were going to watch him play Sunday afternoons on our living room TV. He was a great person, but he wasn’t a saint-in-the-making. He had a fantastic smile … but assessing the smiles of scholarship candidates as the basis for selecting a recipient just doesn’t seem to be quite … comprehensive enough. So what should be the determining factor, or factors, to distinguish one qualified applicant from another?

The answer to this question materialized from defining Andy’s attributes based on the inputs of his family, friends and the people who knew him. Their inputs were so similar that a common, reliable and accurate description materialized. They cited his friendliness; his humor & wit; his kindness & compassion; his child-like enthusiasm & excitement; his energy; his maximum effort & commitment; his team-first attitude; his perseverance and his rare ability to be a good listener. They noted a courteous and respectful manner; unassuming leadership; honesty; generosity; loyalty; dependability; spontaneity and a great love of family and friends. Andy was the best of friends. Andy was laughter. He was fun without crossing over the line. These things can be summed up as … heart and spirit.

Andy was a shining example of both. These are what made Andy so remarkable. This scholarship was not established to remember Andy because of his untimely death, but because the person that he was and the way that he lived are worth remembering, honoring and celebrating! Andy lived his life with values and character that effortlessly brought joy to those around him. In this, he was like few others. In this, he excelled.

We lavishly award athletic achievement and exceptional scholastic aptitude: praise-worthy accomplishments. But they pale in contrast to Christian values of virtue, moral character and love. Andy touched the lives of so many around him in a positive and selfless way. The world needs to prosper more people like Andy. Heart & spirit should be sought out, recognized and rewarded.

Andy’s future plans after high school were just beginning to take shape. While many specific details were still to be determined, all potential paths considered had included continuing his education at a college or a university. Andy had come to understand the value and importance of education in moving his life forward the next step. We can think of no better way to honor and celebrate Andy than to assist a young man with similar characteristics and values achieve that same goal.

Scholarship Requirements

    • This scholarship is only availalbe to MALE students.
    • This scholarship is available only to graduating SENIOR students from Churubusco High School
    • This scholarship requires an accumulated GPA of B or better
    • This scholarship requires a class ranking within the top half of the graduating class.
    • This scholarship requires four years of participation in at least one high school sport.
    • This scholarship requires the applicant to pursue the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree.
    • This scholarship requires the applicant to be a member of a Christian church.

Application due April 15.

Created in memory of Andrew Spencer, this scholarship is available to a senior male athlete from Churubusco High School pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree at any college or university. The applicant must be a four-year participant in at least one organized high school sport, be in the top half of his class with at least a GPA of B or better, and be a member of a Christian church.

Anne Hamilton Whitley County Art Guild Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship was established in memory of Anne Hamilton. Anne organized the Whitley County Art Guild in 1972. The purpose of the Guild is to promote, encourage and develop existing and future educational, cultural and art-related interests within the community of Whitley County. This scholarship is available to Whitley County High School (Columbia City, Whitko, or Churubusco) or home-schooled seniors.

Ashley Morgan Storm Memorial Scholarship

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The Ashley Morgan Storm Memorial Scholarship fund was established in 2012 by Todd and Kim Storm to honor the life of their daughter. Ashley was a graduate of Columbia City High School class of 2012 who had been accepted to the University of Saint Francis to study Radiology before the tragic motorcycle accident that took her life June 23, 2012. This scholarship honors an energetic young woman who was loved by her family, friends, and everyone whose life she touched.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a graduating Columbia City High School or Churubusco High School senior planning to attend the University of Saint Francis with career aspirations in the medical field.

~Remembering~
Ashley Morgan Storm

Ashley was an extremely beautiful, hard working, self confident, and determined young woman who knew how to get what she wanted out of life. She was an organized individual, shy until you got to know her, but willing to help anyone that needed it. She was very self confident in who she was and what she wanted to do with her life. She was very excited about the future and ready to begin her studies in radiology at the University of Saint Francis. She also dreamed of owning her own business some day. Ashley had an amazing smile and beautiful blue eyes. She had a wonderful laugh that was contagious. She definitely caught people’s eyes when she walked into a room and she could look beautiful in anything from pajamas to a formal gown. She was a natural beauty but like any teenager loved her makeup, perfume, and candle collection.

Ashley had a great love of animals. We have ended up with several pets that she collected along the way. Family members have also welcomed her pets into their homes. If there was an injured bunny or bird she would nurse them back to health until they could be taken to a wildlife preserve and released. She even cared for an orphaned duck once.

Ashley lived every moment of her life to the fullest. She even had a chance to own her own home at the age of 19. She never wasted a moment of her short life. Ashley’s beauty, confidence and compassion for others continue to inspire us each day. Ashley had three tattoos, one of a dove symbolizing her Lutheran Baptism on April 25, 1993, one of a heart symbolizing her love of life, and one that said “believe in a new beginning”. Believe in a new beginning has since become our family motto. Although her time on this earth was not long enough for all of us and all of the lives of those she touched we know that her faith has taken her to a far better place. Her graduation class motto was YOLO “you only live once”, so please live each day as Ashley did. Live for each moment.

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Ben Konger Memorial Scholarship

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Ben Konger is remembered by those who knew him as a hard-working individual who was loyal to his friends, family and community. He was dedicated to completing the tasks he started and working through adversity. Above all, he is remembered as being accepting of others. Evidence of these character traits will be the foundation for annually awarding the Ben Konger Memorial Scholarship, which has been created by his family as a lasting tribute to honor his memory.

The Ben Konger Memorial Scholarship is open to any graduating senior from Churubusco High School with a 2.5 or better grade point average, who plans to continue their education by attending college or a vocational school. pplications will be reviewed based upon the quality, not the quantity, of the response to each question as it relates to your experiences, ambitions, and plans. Your answers should be typed. Finalists may be asked to attend an interview session.

Deadline for applications is April 15.

Bernice Carver Scholarship of Hope

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The Scholarship of Hope was established by the family of Don and Barbara Frey to honor Barbara’s aunt, Bernice Carver, one of Columbia City’s most dedicated and beloved educators. A 1925 graduate of Columbia City High School, Miss Carver earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Oxford College for Women, Miama University in 1929 and her Master’s degree from Indiana University in 1937. She went on to become a tireless and respected educator of mathematics and world history for the next four decades until she retired in 1970.

This scholarship is available to a senior, Whitley County resident graduating from Columbia City, Churubusco, or Whitko High School, in the top third of their class with a 2.2 (or aboce) grade point average. Applicants should have aspirations for a career in the field of nursing, teaching, or science and plan to attened an Indiana college or university (public or private) in pursuit of a 4-year baccalaureate degree. Above all, the Bernice Carver Scholarship of Hope will be awarded to a student who is a good citizen witha quest for knowledge, the ambition to seek it, and desire to share that knowledge with others – all traits that best reflected Miss Carver’s admirable character and zest for life.

Brandon Wade Minier Memorial Scholarship

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The Brandon Wade Minier Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 to celebrate the life of Brandon Wade Minier. He was a young man of extraordinary talent and personality, who tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident on April 26, 2009.

Brandon’s future was full of promise and success due in great part to his training as a journeyman electrician and his position as an apprentice instructor with the joint apprenticeship and training committee of Local Union #305 IBEW and the Fort Wayne Division, Central Indiana, Chapter NECA (referred to in short as the Fort Wayne Electrical JATC).

This $400 scholarship may be used towards tuition, books, supplies, or any other school related expense in relation to the awarded individuals educational needs.

Criteria
 This scholarship is available to an individual from Whitley County, who is continuing their education in trade school, such as but not limited to electrical, plumbing, mechanical, beauty, and culinary arts school.

Buesching-Tucker Memorial Scholarship

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In loving memory of our amazing mother, sister, aunt, and “Gummi”, and our dear father, uncle,
brother, and “Baba” we establish this scholarship to honor Nancy Buesching Tucker and Robert
Lewis Tucker residents of rural Churubusco. Our family invites you to apply hoping that in some
small way we can aid you in becoming as gifted a nurse as Nancy was or as entertaining a
musician as Bob was.

This Scholarship is available to any Whitley County resident. Applicants may be current
students, non-traditional students, home-school students, and traditional graduating high
school seniors with aspirations for a nursing career or obtaining a degree in music.

*Applicants who are non Whitley County residents but attend a Whitley County School are
eligible to apply*

 “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Arthur Ashe

“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” Will Rogers

Charles White Nursing Scholarship

Application due April 15.

The Charles White Nursury Scholarship is awarded annually to a graudating senior from a Whitley County school with at least a 3.0 GPA, who is intent upon becoming a Registered Nurse.

Churubusco High School Fine Arts/Thespian Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is awarded to a Thespian at Churubusco High School. Please see the Churubusco High School Guidance Office for an application.

H.A.N.D.S. Scholarship

The H.A.N.D.S. Foundation gives a scholarship to a senior at Whitko High School, Columbia City High School, and Churubusco High School. The recipients must attend a four-year college and demonstrate scholarship, community service, and financial need. This scholarship is due April 15.

Horizons of Hope Fund

An assistance fund to help single parents achieve their personal education goals.

JAKES Scholarship

Application due April 15.

JAKES is a youth organization that is part of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation. The recipient of this scholarship must be a Whitley County senior pursuing a degree in conservation.

Lester and Joy Worrick Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Lester and Joy Worrick. It will be awarded to a Whitley County 4H participant that plans to pursue a degree in agriculture.

Lilly Endowment, Inc. Community Scholarship 2015

Next deadline will be fall of 2017! Keep checking back for updates.

This Scholarship was established in 1998 by Lilly Endowment Inc. to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana. The scholarship covers full tuition and $800 per year for books and equipment for four years. To qualify you must meet the following:

      • Be a Whitley County resident for 12 months prior to the date of this application.
      • Graduate with diploma from an accredited Indiana High School and plan to pursue a full-time    baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.
      • Have financial need.
      • Demonstrate pride in the community, responsibility, perseverance, self-esteem, and the desire to    contribute to Whitley County through work or volunteerism.

Please carefully review your completed application before submitting it to the Foundation to ensure that all required documents have been included.

Margo Langohr Scholarship

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THE MARGARET “MARGO” KALER LANGOHR ART SCHOLARSHIP was established by Margo to help Whitley County students further their education in art. Mrs. Langohr was a longtime resident and educator in Whitley County, where she taught Junior High History. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University and a Master’s degree from Columbia University. Margo continued her passion for art even as she was losing her sight. The picture on the cover of this scholarship application, “May Your Light Shine Through My Darkness” was painted by Margo at a time when her eyesight was severely limited.

This scholarship is available to a Whitley County resident planning to attend a college or accredited art school with aspirations of obtaining a Bachelors or Associates Degree in an art-related field.

Megan Christine Young Memorial Scholarship


Remembering

Megan Christine Young

Megan, “Megs,” was a very beautiful, athletic, and talented young woman that was

blessed with a variety of skills from academics to athletics. She was a structured

individual who had a comfortable sense and confidence of who she was and who she

wanted to become. Adults and children always seemed to look up to Megan. She was

such a symbol of youth, energy and spirit!

Megan had an amazing smile under some beautiful blue eyes that would catch

anyone’s attention. She was like a daffodil when she entered a room. Along with

smelling pretty, she always tended to look beautiful no matter what she would wear.

People were amazed how she could mix so many bright colors and “pull it off.” She

had a natural beauty that caught everyone’s attention. The large collection of makeup,

perfume, and candles in her room is evidence of how important it was to feel good

about yourself.

Along with the confidence Megan conveyed of herself, she had a love and heart for

animals. She would take in any “unwanted” animal she could find. At one point in

time, Megan had 17 pets. She was a strong person who never let things get her down.

She kept herself on a very tight schedule and held the highest standards for cleanliness

in her room, the family home, and with her pets. Any pet would be fortunate to

belong to Megan. No one else in the world would take care of things better than

Megan.

She always had a presence that portrayed beauty, compassion, confidence, and order.

She was an amazingly energetic person who treasured every moment. She believed

that every person should make the most of each day and never waste a second. With

her short life, it seems evident that Megan never wasted a moment. Although her time

on this earth wasn’t as long as those around her wish, she had bigger plans for the

future. May all of us continue to live each day as Megan lived each moment!

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How do you describe a ray of sunlight bursting through the clouds after a spring rain, forming a beautiful rainbow to someone who has never had sight. (This is how I feel trying to describe Megan). Do you tell them how tiny droplets of water reflect w hite sunlight bending it into a spectrum of color? Or, do you simply describe what makes it so very special… the reminder of love, the reminder that brighter days are coming and the promise that God hasn’t left us and isn’t finished with us yet. It cannot be contained. It has to be shared. Once you have seen it, you want everyone to see it too.

Just like a rainbow you couldn’t contain Megan’s beautiful soul. You could not contain the love she had for her family and friends. You couldn’t contain her passion for sports and drive for excellence both on the court and in her studies. Or the joy she brought you with her smile. Megan’s fun loving antics and compassionate heart made her a special gift. Not one to last only a little while but a lifetime and beyond. Her legacy lives on in Morgan, Christ, Tanbya and in the friends and family who loved her so much.

May the student seeking this scholarship honor, reach for the rainbow, be steadfast in their faith, in what they are designed to do and never give up. Just like Megan.

Laura Cook

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Established in 2009, this scholarship honors Megan Christine Young, a charismatic young woman who was beloved by her family and friends and who touched many lives and hearts in her community. The award will be presented to a female student graduating from Churubusco High School and planning to continue her education in pursuit of a Bachelors or Associates Degree from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to applicants who have participated in athletics, remembering that Megan had a special passion for volleyball.

Paul Schmidt Football Scholarship

This scholarship goes to a Churubusco High School Football Senior.

Robert & Grace Karst R.N. Scholarship

Application due April 15.

The Robert & Grace Karst R.N. Scholarship is awarded annually to a Whitley County resident with at least a 3.0 G.P.A., who is intent upon becoming a Registered Nurse, and who will be attending an Indiana College or University.

Ross Unverzagt Memorial Scholarship

No application required.

This scholarship is awarded to a County Art Student.

Senator Harold "Potch" Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This living monument was created to honor Harold “Potch” Wheeler, a beloved and well-respected State Senator, who was dedicated to representing the people of Whitley County, Indiana with an honest, down-to-earth approach to government. This competitive scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior graduating from any Whitley County High School who plans to attend college and pursue a career in public service representing the Republican Party, or to a student who plans a career within the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The recipient will be the individual who best emulates the ideals and personal character traits that Senator Wheeler embodied.

SRC Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This Scholarship is awarded annually to anyone, who is intent upon attaining an education, whether through a four-year college, graduate school, or comparable trade school program. Applicants should have aspirations for a science-related career, such as nursing, microbiology, or veterinary technology.

Application available in January

Whitley County 4-H Beef Scholarship

 
Recipient selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

This scholarship will go to a Whitley County senior involved with 4-H Beef Club. Please contact the 4-H Extension Office for more information. The recipient will be selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

Whitley County 4-H Helping Hands Scholarship

Recipient selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

This scholarship will go to a Whitley County senior involved with 4-H. Please contact the 4-H Extension Office for more information. The recipient will be selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

Whitley County Builders’ Association Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is available to a graduating senior who attends Columbia City High School, Churubusco High School, or Whitko High School and is planning to pursue an technical, associate or baccalaureate degree in the building trades field (such as Construction Engineer, Architecture, Building trades, etc.)

Whitley County Korean War Veterans Memorial Scholarship


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 The Whitley County Korean War Veterans Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Whitley County individuals who served their country in the Korean War. The scholarship is also a means for memorializing their contributions to the freedoms taken for granted each day. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

This scholarship is open to any Whitley County senior with a GPA of at least 2.5 and in the top 75% of his/her class. Preference will be given to a senior planning to attend a vocational school to receive an Associate’s Degree or equivalent certification.

Whitley County Retired Teachers Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is available to a graduating senior from any public high school in Whitley County who is planning to attend a 4-year college or university in pursuit of a Baccalaureate degree. Applicants should be in the top third of their graduating class, hold a grade point average of 3.0 or better and have aspirations of a career in education.

Columbia City High School Seniors:

Anne Hamilton Whitley County Art Guild Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship was established in memory of Anne Hamilton. Anne organized the Whitley County Art Guild in 1972. The purpose of the Guild is to promote, encourage and develop existing and future educational, cultural and art-related interests within the community of Whitley County. This scholarship is available to Whitley County High School (Columbia City, Whitko, or Churubusco) or home-schooled seniors.

Ashley Morgan Storm Memorial Scholarship


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The Ashley Morgan Storm Memorial Scholarship fund was established in 2012 by Todd and Kim Storm to honor the life of their daughter. Ashley was a graduate of Columbia City High School class of 2012 who had been accepted to the University of Saint Francis to study Radiology before the tragic motorcycle accident that took her life June 23, 2012. This scholarship honors an energetic young woman who was loved by her family, friends, and everyone whose life she touched.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a graduating Columbia City High School or Churubusco High School senior planning to attend the Universiy of Saint Francis with career aspirations in the medical field.

~Remembering~
Ashley Morgan Storm
Ashley was an extremely beautiful, hard working, self confident, and determined young woman who knew how to get what she wanted out of life. She was an organized individual, shy until you got to know her, but willing to help anyone that needed it. She was very self confident in who she was and what she wanted to do with her life. She was very excited about the future and ready to begin her studies in radiology at the University of Saint Francis. She also dreamed of owning her own business some day. Ashley had an amazing smile and beautiful blue eyes. She had a wonderful laugh that was contagious. She definitely caught people’s eyes when she walked into a room and she could look beautiful in anything from pajamas to a formal gown. She was a natural beauty but like any teenager loved her makeup, perfume, and candle collection.

Ashley had a great love of animals. We have ended up with several pets that she collected along the way. Family members have also welcomed her pets into their homes. If there was an injured bunny or bird she would nurse them back to health until they could be taken to a wildlife preserve and released. She even cared for an orphaned duck once.

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Ashley lived every moment of her life to the fullest. She even had a chance to own her own home at the age of 19. She never wasted a moment of her short life. Ashley’s beauty, confidence and compassion for others continue to inspire us each day. Ashley had three tattoos, one of a dove symbolizing her Lutheran Baptism on April 25, 1993, one of a heart symbolizing her love of life, and one that said “believe in a new beginning”. Believe in a new beginning has since become our family motto. Although her time on this earth was not long enough for all of us and all of the lives of those she touched we know that her faith has taken her to a far better place. Her graduation class motto was YOLO “you only live once”, so please live each day as Ashley did. Live for each moment.

Bernice Carver Scholarship of Hope

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The Scholarship of Hope was established by the family of Don and Barbara Frey to honor Barbara’s aunt, Bernice Carver, one of Columbia City’s most dedicated and beloved educators. A 1925 graduate of Columbia City High School, Miss Carver earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Oxford College for Women, Miama University in 1929 and her Master’s degree from Indiana University in 1937. She went on to become a tireless and respected educator of mathematics and world history for the next four decades until she retired in 1970.

This scholarship is available to a senior, Whitley County resident graduating from Columbia City, Churubusco, or Whitko High School, in the top third of their class with a 3.2 (or aboce) grade point average. Applicants should have aspirations for a career in the field of nursing, teaching, or science and plan to attened an Indiana college or university (public or private) in pursuit of a 4-year baccalaureate degree. Above all, the Bernice Carver Scholarship of Hope will be awarded to a student who is a good citizen witha quest for knowledge, the ambition to seek it, and desire to share that knowledge with others – all traits that best reflected Miss Carver’s admirable character and zest for life.

Betsy Jayne Gates Scholarship

Please see guidance counselors for details. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Columbia City High School in the top 20% of their class.

Bob Brittain Memorial Scholarship/CCHS Alumni Scholarship


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Presented by the Columbia City High School Alumni Association
**Criteria are the same for a two year degree and four year degree**
• Will attend a two year or four year accredited post high school institution of higher learning or be enrolled in an accredited post high school program less than four years in length.
• A Columbia City High School (CCHS) graduate of the current year.
• Grade Point Average (GPA) reflective of respectable academic growth.
• Major participation in two or more CCHS extra-curricular activities.
• Active service to the community in Whitley County or Columbia City. (Can count a school-based service activity IF NOT LISTED as one of the extra-curricular activities in number 4. (May also include church or other non-school based service activities).
• Student will be fully involved in high school classes during the final trimester of the senior year.
• This scholarship is one-time and non-renewable.

SUMMARY:
The ideal recipient of this scholarship will be a CCHS graduate who has been actively involved in several extra-curricular activities, major service activities, and have a grade point average reflective of respectable academic growth. This student will have a four year involvement in the activities listed below. This student will also be fully involved in high school classes during the final trimester of the senior year

Brandon Wade Minier Memorial Scholarship


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The Brandon Wade Minier Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 to celebrate the life of Brandon Wade Minier. He was a young man of extraordinary talent and personality, who tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident on April 26, 2009.

Brandon’s future was full of promise and success due in great part to his training as a journeyman electrician and his position as an apprentice instructor with the joint apprenticeship and training committee of Local Union #305 IBEW and the Fort Wayne Division, Central Indiana, Chapter NECA (referred to in short as the Fort Wayne Electrical JATC).

This $400 scholarship may be used towards tuition, books, supplies, or any other school related expense in relation to the awarded individuals educational needs.

Criteria
 This scholarship is available to an individual from Whitley County, who is currently enrolled in the Journeymen Apprentice Program.
 Preference will be given to an individual with Military Service
 Preference will be given to an individual involved in the Local Union #305, Fort Wayne Electrical JATC

Buesching-Tucker Memorial Scholarship

In loving memory of our amazing mother, sister, aunt, and “Gummi”, and our dear father, uncle,
brother, and “Baba” we establish this scholarship to honor Nancy Buesching Tucker and Robert
Lewis Tucker residents of rural Churubusco. Our family invites you to apply hoping that in some
small way we can aid you in becoming as gifted a nurse as Nancy was or as entertaining a
musician as Bob was.

This Scholarship is available to any Whitley County resident. Applicants may be current
students, non-traditional students, home-school students, and traditional graduating high
school seniors with aspirations for a nursing career or obtaining a degree in music.

*Applicants who are non Whitley County residents but attend a Whitley County School are
eligible to apply*

 “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Arthur Ashe

“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” Will Rogers

Charles White Nursing Scholarship

Application due April 15.

The Charles White Nursury Scholarship is awarded annually to a graudating senior from a Whitley County school with at least a 3.0 GPA, who is intent upon becoming a Registered Nurse.

Class of ’63 Scholarship Fund

This scholarship goes to the class member ranked 63rd. If that class member isn’t enrolled in college, it goes to the 62nd member and then 64th.

Dan Mullett "For the Love of a Child" Scholarship


The Dan Mullett Scholarship

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“For the Love of a Child”

I loved my principal. He was a pal. He slid on the ice with me and would push me on the swings! (Tabby)

I have taught with many principals, and believe me – Dan was the very best! He was always concerned about doing the bset for the students as well as his staff. He was such a caring, giving, wonderful person. (Donna)

He pushed me the highest on the swings at recess. (Eden – 1st grade)

There was nothing pretentious about Danny…just a kind, gentle man with a heart of gold – a “good old boy.” (Chris)

This scholarship was established by the Columbia City Community’s gifts to the memory of Dan L. Mullett, educator and principal in the Whitley County School System until his untimely death on JUly 24, 2001.

The essence of Dan Mullett was his unwavering, unconditional love for children. He was an advocate for the young students who passed through his schools, believing in them when no one else would. At the time of his passing, a rewording a familiar quote came to characterize his life:

One hundred years from now it won’t matter that I drove a rusted truck or wore deer shirts. What will be remembered is that I was important in the life of a child.

This scholarship is available to a Columbia City High School senior in the top half of their class. The applicant should be seeking a four-year baccalaureate degree in elementary education. Above all, the applicant should mirror the unrelenting love for children that characterized the life of Dan Mullett.

Daniel D. Rock Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship goes to the Lilly Community Scholarship Finalist

DeMoney Grimes Life Science Scholarship

Application due April 15.

Applicants must be a graduating senior from Columbia City High School or Whitko High School planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in a science related field, mortuary science, or funeral home administration.

Eric Reed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of Eric Reed. It is awarded to a senior at Columbia City High School. Nominated by your teacher or the athletic director.

Ernest Heinbach Memorial Scholarship

This award goes to the top science and math students at CCHS. It is chosen by the science and math departments.

French Club Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship goes to a member of the French Club at Columbia City High School that plans to attend a college or university. Please see the Foreign Language Department for an application.

H.A.N.D.S. Scholarship

The H.A.N.D.S. Foundation gives a scholarship to a senior at Whitko High School, Columbia City High School, and Churubusco High School. The recipients must attend a four-year college and demonstrate scholarship, community service, and financial need.  This scholarship is due April 15.

Horizons of Hope Fund

An assistance fund to help single parents achieve their personal education goals.

Howard and Mimi Wherry Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This memorial scholarship is awarded to Columbia City High School seniors planning to attend college or trade school. More than one award is given each year, and the recipients are chosen based on academics and need.

JAKES Scholarship

Application due April 15.

JAKES is a youth organization that is part of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation. The recipient of this scholarship must be a Whitley County senior pursuing a degree in conservation.

Jacob Tarleton Memorial Scholarship

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Jacob Michael Tarleton Music Scholarship

Jake Tarleton was a 1996 graduate of Columbia City High School.

Playing the guitar, rehearsing with friends, writing poetry, laughing, and sharing what he knew about the art of making music is what Jake loved most. He taught himself how to play guitar in his early teens and how to read music. He loved writing songs and recording and mixing his own tracks. He enjoyed learning from others and he never turned down the opportunity to teach someone how to play.

Jake was always striving to make himself a better musician, poet, writer, son, brother, friend and human being. He was as faithful to his friends and his family as he was to his art.

CRITERIA

  • This scholarship is available to any Columbia City High School graduate who plans to pursue a degree in music at a university of their choice.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better (but considerations can be made).
  • Preference will be given to applicants who: can recite lines from the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” or the “Pulp Fiction” Ezekiel 25:17 speech given by actor Samuel L. Jackson, can speak with a British accent, possess a talent for making up new lyrics to existing songs off the top of their head, are not afraid to wear their hair or clothes in unique ways, smile continuously and try to make those they are with smile along with them.

The person who will receive this scholarship may or may not be a master musician. They will however, possess the drive and ambition to never stop playing or learning. They will approach music with joy and excitement and have a passion for sharing it with others, whether in an auditorium or in someone’s garage.

The person who will receive this scholarship will hopefully understand or learn to understand the incredible value of family and friends. That greeting friends/family means hugging them “hello” and leaving them means hugging them “goodbye” and realize that only by having an open, loving heart can one create truly beautiful music and poetry.

The recipient of this scholarship will, above all else, love music with all their heart and soul. This is what Jake Tarleton would have wanted; to give someone a chance to share their passion with the world.

James E. & Janice M. Hammer Academic Team Scholarship

This scholarship goes to members of the Academic Bowl Team.

James E Thompson Memorial Scholarship

 

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This scholarship was started by a former student who Mr. Thompson mentored during high school and throughout his life. The scholarship is for CCHS high school students that are pursuing a degree in education. Preference will be given to a first generation college student.

Jerry Walker Memorial Scholarship (Due March 1st)

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The Jerry Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in Jerry’s honor, to partner with Whitley County young people whom Jerry cared deeply about. Jerry served on The Center’s Board of Directors for more than 6 years, and was a passionate volunteer, donor, and advocate for helping young people find hope and equipping them to thrive in life.

This scholarship is available to any person that has have been an active After-School SERVE participant for 2 or more semesters and will be attending any post-secondary schooling.

This Scholarship is due March 1st of each year.

For more information Click Here!

Joey Devito Memorial Scholarship

No application required.

This scholarship was established by friends and family of Joey Devito. This scholarship goes to a senior athlete at Columbia City High School.

Joseph and Irene Shull Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is for Columbia City High School seniors planning to attend a vocational, two-year, or four-year college. The recipients must be in the top 25% of their class. Application in the guidance office.

Kenny Beck "Changes in Latitude" Memorial Scholarship

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Kenny Beck was a beloved husband and father of two. He was also a dedicated educator who spent more than 20 years of his lie, teaching and inspiring children at Washington Center School in Columbia City.

On September 11, 2002, Kenny stopped near his home in Fort Wayne to assist a stranger crying for help. Tragically, Kenny was shot and killed, but through his remarkable, selfless acts, the stranger — a mother of two small children, survived.

When considering how best to honor Kenny’s life, his family chose not to dwell on the senseless violence surrounding his death, but instead, to celebrate his lifelong commitment to teaching and his natural inclination to help others.

Mr. Beck believed in lifting kids up educationally. He also loved the music and laid-back lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett. So it is with a heart-felt desire to reflect Kenny’s life that we offer the “Changes in Latitude Memorial Scholarship” designed to help lift Columbia City students to new heights as they continue to attain their educational dreams, in part, with a little help from Mr. Beck.

 This scholarship is available to a graduating senior from Columbia City High School who intends to attain a degree from Purdue University. Applicants should have a 2.5 or better grade point average.

Richard "Kit" Redman Memorial Scholarship


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The Richard Kit Redman Memorial Football Scholarship was established in 2012 by his family and friends to honor his life and love of football. Kit was the captain of the 1966-1967 undefeated CCHS football team and received a football scholarship to Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a player who has demonstrated leadership, teamwork, determination, and a love for the spirit of the game.

This scholarship may be used towards tuition, books, supplies, or any other school related expense in relation to the recipients educational needs.
Criteria
 This scholarship is available to a graduating Columbia City High School senior who has been/is a member of the CCHS Football team.
 The recipient will be chosen annually by the head football coach.
 Applicant that is pursuing a bachelors, associates, or vocational degree.

Kenny Simon Memorial Scholarship

No application required.

This scholarship is available to any senior Varsity Letter winner at Columbia City High School.

Lawrence and Freida Bunnell Memorial Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is available to a graduating senior who has attended Columbia City High School his/her final year and who is interested in attending an Indiana college or university (public or private) in pursuit of a 4-year baccalaureate degree. A maximum scholarship of $5,000 may be granted along with possible numerous scholarships of lesser amounts. Applicants should be in the top 50% of their class and demonstrate a strong work ethic.

Lester and Joy Worrick Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Lester and Joy Worrick. It will be awarded to a Whitley County 4H participant that plans to pursue a degree in agriculture.

Lilly Endowment, Inc. Community Scholarship 2015

Deadline is January 9, 2015

This Scholarship was established in 1998 by Lilly Endowment Inc. to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana. The scholarship covers full tuition and $800 per year for books and equipment for four years. To qualify you must meet the following:

    • Be a Whitley County resident for 12 months prior to the date of this application.
    • Graduate with diploma from an accredited Indiana High School and plan to pursue a full-time    baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.
    • Have financial need.
    • Demonstrate pride in the community, responsibility, perseverance, self-esteem, and the desire to    contribute to Whitley County through work or volunteerism.

Please carefully review your completed application before submitting it to the Foundation to ensure that all required documents have been included.

Lucille L. Staples Business/Journalism Scholarship

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This scholarship is available to a graduating senior from Columbia City High School planning on attending a college or university in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in Business or Journalism.


Margo Langohr Scholarship

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THE MARGARET “MARGO” KALER LANGOHR ART SCHOLARSHIP was established by Margo to help Whitley County students further their education in art. Mrs. Langohr was a longtime resident and educator in Whitley County, where she taught Junior High History. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University and a Master’s degree from Columbia University. Margo continued her passion for art even as she was losing her sight. The picture on the cover of this scholarship application, “May Your Light Shine Through My Darkness” was painted by Margo at a time when her eyesight was severely limited.

This scholarship is available to a Whitley County resident planning to attend a college or accredited art school with aspirations of obtaining a Bachelors or Associates Degree in an art-related field.

Natalie Mason Mullon Memorial Scholarship

The Natalie Mason Mullon Memorial Scholarship provided by the late Marjory Mullon Ray in memory of her mother is offered to students of Columbia City High School.
The scholarship is provided as a tribute to Mrs. Mullon, a member of the first graduating class of Columbia City High School in 1881.

Scholarship Criteria:

      • Any member of the current graduating class may apply.
      • Applicants must be pursuing a technical certificate, an associate degree, or a baccalaureate degree to qualify

Application due April 15.

Ohki Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship award will go to a Columbia City High School senior. A letter must be written to the principal of Columbia City High School explaining the student’s intent and need for the scholarship.

Randy Bills Memorial Scholarship

Application due April 15.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of the senior class at Columbia City High School and pursuing a technical degree in mechanics or a baccalaureate degree in business.

Rely and Izora Zumbrum Scholarship

No application required.

This memorial scholarship goes to the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from Columbia City High School.

Roark Maxwell Fizer Memorial Scholarship

Application available again, and due April 15, 2020.

This scholarship is for any senior Columbia City High School student that will be attending a college or university in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree. The recipient will be chosen based on academic standards and financial need. This scholarship is renewable for four years. After each four years, a new recipient will be chosen.

Robert & Grace Karst R.N. Scholarship

Application due April 15.

The Robert & Grace Karst R.N. Scholarship is awarded annually to a Whitley County resident with at least a 3.0 G.P.A., who is intent upon becoming a Registered Nurse, and who will be attending an Indiana College or University.

Robert Hood Memorial Scholarship

Application due April 15.

The Robert Hood Memorial Scholarship goes to an outstanding senior from the instrumental music department at Columbia City High School. The student must have been a four-year band member and plan to major in instrumental music at college. The recipient must have a C+ average in all classes. If no student meets the criteria, any student meeting other requirements may be selected. The Music Department at Columbia City High School will meet and vote on recipient.

Ross Unverzagt Memorial Scholarship

No application required.

This scholarship is awarded to a County Art Student.

The Russ Fahl Family Athletic Scholarship

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When Russ Fahl graduated from Columbia City High School in 1948, he was awarded the school’s prestigious Honor Blanket for his valued roles on the school’s football and basketball teams. Sixty-seven years later, he fondly recalls what that award, and sports in general, meant to him during those formative years. “For me, as long as I can remember, it has always been about hard work. I might not have been the most gifted athlete but I worked hard. I remember a team meeting one Thursday before a Friday game when the coach sat us down and said ‘There’s one man in this group that is putting forth 110%,’ – that recognition stayed with me, ” he said. The exceptional work ethic the coach witnessed would go on to shape Fahl’s future as a successful, self-made businessman.

“There is a lot of value in sports; you learn to compete like you have to in the real world. It took a lot of years for me to get settled in and find the path that worked, but the lessons I learned through sports shaped me,” he added.

The new scholarship award also serves to pay tribute to several other Fahl family members who have in years past, also received the high school’s coveted Honor Blanket and Parker Awards for outstanding athleticism.

“It’s not always about the kid who scores. Sometimes it’s about the one who has been putting in the time and the rigorous training; the one who perseveres through determination; the one who strives to give their personal best. That’s the spirit that Dad wants to honor,” reflected Pam McCoy when discussing her father’s sentiments.

The Russ Fahl Athletic Scholarship was established to benefit a Columbia City High School athlete who will be graduating this spring and plans to pursue either a two or four-year degree at an accredited technical school or university. The scholarship was created to reflect Mr. Fahl’s steadfast belief in the importance of adhering to strong work ethic and embracing the spirit of competition.

Senator Harold "Potch" Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This living monument was created to honor Harold “Potch” Wheeler, a beloved and well-respected State Senator, who was dedicated to representing the people of Whitley County, Indiana with an honest, down-to-earth approach to government. This competitive scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior graduating from any Whitley County High School who plans to attend college and pursue a career in public service representing the Republican Party, or to a student who plans a career within the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The recipient will be the individual who best emulates the ideals and personal character traits that Senator Wheeler embodied.

Spanish Club Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship will be awarded to a Columbia City High School student with at least 3 years of Spanish with a B+ average or higher. The student must be at least a three-year member in good standing of CCHS Spanish Club and show intent to further the study of Spanish at the collegiate level. Please see the Foreign Language Department for an application.

SRC Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This Scholarship is awarded annually to anyone, who is intent upon attaining an education, whether through a four-year college, graduate school, or comparable trade school program. Applicants should have aspirations for a science-related career, such as nursing, microbiology, or veterinary technology.

Application available in January

Susie and Leigh Waugh Scholarship

New! Application due April 15.

The Susie and Leigh Waugh Scholarship is for any Columbia City High School senior planning on pursuing a baccalaureate degree and majoring in agriculture or FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America.)

Tiffany Parker Memorial Scholarship

Application due April 15.

A senior graduating from Columbia City High School will be awarded funding to pursue a post-secondary degree. The individual must show a commitment to goals and education.

Tim Hearld Memorial Scholarship

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Timothy D. Hearld was a devoted husband and father of three that was tragically taken too soon in a snowmobile accident. He had a zest for life and a goofy smile that was contagious to others. Humble in his many accomplishments, he strove to make a difference to those around him. Tim rose to any challenge and was passionate in helping others.

The Timothy D. Hearld Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor and reflect the life and influence that Tim Hearld, a coach, mentor, and friend, of many people in this community, had on those around him. This scholarship will be awarded to someone who reflects his values of hard work, giving back to the community, and being a good influence to those around them. The recipient of this award will be given to someone who lives like Tim did.

CRITERIA:

This scholarship is available to a graduating Columbia City High School senior athlete. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7.

Todd Jagger Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship goes to a senior wrestler with at least a 3.0 GPA

Tom Ness Memorial Award

Application due April 15.

The award goes to a Columbia City senior girl or boy that is a letter blanket winner. The student must demonstrate excellent team spirit and team play. Nominated by your teacher or the athletic director.

Tyler Andreas Memorial Football Scholarship


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The Tyler Andreas Memorial Football Scholarship was established in 2011 by his friends and family as a means of paying tribute to Tyler and honoring his memory. A member of the Columbia City High School football team, Tyler possessed a remarkable work ethic and fully embraced Eagle Pride. He was as fearless on the football field as he was compassionate at home and in school. He had boundless dedication to his team and great love for his family and friends. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating member of the CCHS football team who best reflects Tyler’s values, work ethic and character.

Criteria include:
1. Columbia City Senior football player
2. Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better (as of the completion of junior year).
3. Applicant that is pursuing a bachelors or associates degree
4. Applications must be completed and turned in prior to or at the time
equipment is turned in at the end of the season.

(Application due before end of football season.)

Whitley County 4-H Beef Scholarship

 
Recipient selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

This scholarship will go to a Whitley County senior involved with 4-H Beef Club. Please contact the 4-H Extension Office for more information. The recipient will be selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

Whitley County 4-H Helping Hands Scholarship

Recipient selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

This scholarship will go to a Whitley County senior involved with 4-H. Please contact the 4-H Extension Office for more information. The recipient will be selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

Whitley County Builders’ Association Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is available to a graduating senior who attends Columbia City High School, Churubusco High School, or Whitko High School and is planning to pursue an technical, associate or baccalaureate degree in the building trades field (such as Construction Engineer, Architecture, Building trades, etc.)

Whitley County Korean War Veterans Memorial Scholarship


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The Whitley County Korean War Veterans Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Whitley County individuals who served their country in the Korean War. The scholarship is also a means for memorializing their contributions to the freedoms taken for granted each day. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

This scholarship is open to any Whitley County senior with a GPA of at least 2.5 and in the top 75% of his/her class. Preference will be given to a senior planning to attend a vocational school to receive an Associate’s Degree or equivalent certification.

Whitley County Retired Teachers Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is available to a graduating senior from any public high school in Whitley County who is planning to attend a 4-year college or university in pursuit of a Baccalaureate degree. Applicants should be in the top third of their graduating class, hold a grade point average of 3.0 or better and have aspirations of a career in education.

William D. Staples Athletic Scholarship

The William D. Staples scholarship  is awarded to the top female and male athlete at Columbia City High School. It will be awarded to the Athletic Blanket and Parker Tray Award Winners. No application is needed.

Whitko High School Seniors:

Anne Hamilton Whitley County Art Guild Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship was established in memory of Anne Hamilton. Anne organized the Whitley County Art Guild in 1972. The purpose of the Guild is to promote, encourage and develop existing and future educational, cultural and art-related interests within the community of Whitley County. This scholarship is available to Whitley County High School (Columbia City, Whitko, or Churubusco) or home-schooled seniors.

Bernice Carver Scholarship of Hope

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The Scholarship of Hope was established by the family of Don and Barbara Frey to honor Barbara’s aunt, Bernice Carver, one of Columbia City’s most dedicated and beloved educators. A 1925 graduate of Columbia City High School, Miss Carver earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Oxford College for Women, Miama University in 1929 and her Master’s degree from Indiana University in 1937. She went on to become a tireless and respected educator of mathematics and world history for the next four decades until she retired in 1970.

This scholarship is available to a senior, Whitley County resident graduating from Columbia City, Churubusco, or Whitko High School, in the top third of their class with a 2.2 (or aboce) grade point average. Applicants should have aspirations for a career in the field of nursing, teaching, or science and plan to attened an Indiana college or university (public or private) in pursuit of a 4-year baccalaureate degree. Above all, the Bernice Carver Scholarship of Hope will be awarded to a student who is a good citizen witha quest for knowledge, the ambition to seek it, and desire to share that knowledge with others – all traits that best reflected Miss Carver’s admirable character and zest for life.

Brandon Wade Minier Memorial Scholarship

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The Brandon Wade Minier Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 to celebrate the life of Brandon Wade Minier. He was a young man of extraordinary talent and personality, who tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident on April 26, 2009.

Brandon’s future was full of promise and success due in great part to his training as a journeyman electrician and his position as an apprentice instructor with the joint apprenticeship and training committee of Local Union #305 IBEW and the Fort Wayne Division, Central Indiana, Chapter NECA (referred to in short as the Fort Wayne Electrical JATC).

This $400 scholarship may be used towards tuition, books, supplies, or any other school related expense in relation to the awarded individuals educational needs.

Criteria
 This scholarship is available to an individual from Whitley County, who is continuing their education in trade school, such as but not limited to electrical, plumbing, mechanical, beauty, and culinary arts school.

Buesching-Tucker Memorial Scholarship


In loving memory of our amazing mother, sister, aunt, and “Gummi”, and our dear father, uncle,
brother, and “Baba” we establish this scholarship to honor Nancy Buesching Tucker and Robert
Lewis Tucker residents of rural Churubusco. Our family invites you to apply hoping that in some
small way we can aid you in becoming as gifted a nurse as Nancy was or as entertaining a
musician as Bob was.

This Scholarship is available to any Whitley County resident. Applicants may be current
students, non-traditional students, home-school students, and traditional graduating high
school seniors with aspirations for a nursing career or obtaining a degree in music.

*Applicants who are non Whitley County residents but attend a Whitley County School are
eligible to apply*

 “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Arthur Ashe

“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” Will Rogers

Charles White Nursing Scholarship

Application due April 15.

The Charles White Nursury Scholarship is awarded annually to a graudating senior from a Whitley County school with at least a 3.0 GPA, who is intent upon becoming a Registered Nurse.

Daniel E. Bolinger Memorial Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is available to a graduating senior from Whitko High School and who is interested in obtaining an associates degree from a junior college or vocational school.

DeMoney Grimes Life Science Scholarship

Application due April 15.

Applicants must be a graduating senior from Columbia City High School or Whitko High School planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in a science related field, mortuary science, or funeral home administration.

Gene C. Carter Memorial Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship was created in memory of Gene C. Carter and will go to the top science student at Whitko High School.

H.A.N.D.S. Scholarship

The H.A.N.D.S. Foundation gives a scholarship to a senior at Whitko High School, Columbia City High School, and Churubusco High School. The recipients must attend a four-year college and demonstrate scholarship, community service, and financial need. This Scholarship is due April 15.

Horizons of Hope Fund

An assistance fund to help single parents achieve their personal education goals.

JAKES Scholarship

Application due April 15.

JAKES is a youth organization that is part of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation. The recipient of this scholarship must be a Whitley County senior pursuing a degree in conservation.

Johnathan Simmons Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is available to a Whitko High School senior planning to attend a technical school for automotive.

Lester and Joy Worrick Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Lester and Joy Worrick. It will be awarded to a Whitley County 4H participant that plans to pursue a degree in agriculture.

Lilly Endowment, Inc. Community Scholarship 2015

Next deadline will be fall of 2017! Keep checking back for updates.

This Scholarship was established in 1998 by Lilly Endowment Inc. to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana. The scholarship covers full tuition and $800 per year for books and equipment for four years. To qualify you must meet the following:

      • Be a Whitley County resident for 12 months prior to the date of this application.
      • Graduate with diploma from an accredited Indiana High School and plan to pursue a full-time    baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.
      • Have financial need.
      • Demonstrate pride in the community, responsibility, perseverance, self-esteem, and the desire to    contribute to Whitley County through work or volunteerism.

Please carefully review your completed application before submitting it to the Foundation to ensure that all required documents have been included.

Margo Langohr Scholarship

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THE MARGARET “MARGO” KALER LANGOHR ART SCHOLARSHIP was established by Margo to help Whitley County students further their education in art. Mrs. Langohr was a longtime resident and educator in Whitley County, where she taught Junior High History. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University and a Master’s degree from Columbia University. Margo continued her passion for art even as she was losing her sight. The picture on the cover of this scholarship application, “May Your Light Shine Through My Darkness” was painted by Margo at a time when her eyesight was severely limited.

This scholarship is available to a Whitley County resident planning to attend a college or accredited art school with aspirations of obtaining a Bachelors or Associates Degree in an art-related field.

Robert & Grace Karst R.N. Scholarship

Application due April 15.

The Robert & Grace Karst R.N. Scholarship is awarded annually to a Whitley County resident with at least a 3.0 G.P.A., who is intent upon becoming a Registered Nurse, and who will be attending an Indiana College or University.

Senator Harold "Potch" Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This living monument was created to honor Harold “Potch” Wheeler, a beloved and well-respected State Senator, who was dedicated to representing the people of Whitley County, Indiana with an honest, down-to-earth approach to government. This competitive scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior graduating from any Whitley County High School who plans to attend college and pursue a career in public service representing the Republican Party, or to a student who plans a career within the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The recipient will be the individual who best emulates the ideals and personal character traits that Senator Wheeler embodied.

SRC Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This Scholarship is awarded annually to anyone, who is intent upon attaining an education, whether through a four-year college, graduate school, or comparable trade school program. Applicants should have aspirations for a science-related career, such as nursing, microbiology, or veterinary technology.

Application available in January

Whitley County 4-H Beef Scholarship

 
Recipient selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

This scholarship will go to a Whitley County senior involved with 4-H Beef Club. Please contact the 4-H Extension Office for more information. The recipient will be selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

Whitley County 4-H Helping Hands Scholarship

Recipient selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

This scholarship will go to a Whitley County senior involved with 4-H. Please contact the 4-H Extension Office for more information. The recipient will be selected during the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

Whitley County Builders’ Association Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is available to a graduating senior who attends Columbia City High School, Churubusco High School, or Whitko High School and is planning to pursue an technical, associate or baccalaureate degree in the building trades field (such as Construction Engineer, Architecture, Building trades, etc.)

Whitley County Korean War Veterans Memorial Scholarship


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The Whitley County Korean War Veterans Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Whitley County individuals who served their country in the Korean War. The scholarship is also a menas for memorializing their contributions to the freedoms taken for granted each day. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.

This scholarship is open to any Whitley County senior with a GPA of at least 2.5 and in the top 75% of his/her class. Preference will be given to a senior planning to attend a vocational school to receive an Associate’s Degree or equivalent certification.

Whitley County Retired Teachers Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This scholarship is available to a graduating senior from any public high school in Whitley County who is planning to attend a 4-year college or university in pursuit of a Baccalaureate degree. Applicants should be in the top third of their graduating class, hold a grade point average of 3.0 or better and have aspirations of a career in education.

Scholarship Loans:

Donald L. and Irma Ferber Loan Scholarship

Application due June 1.

Established in the memory of Donald Ferber and his mother, this low-interest loan is made to Whitley County students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of college. Amount of loan varies and is renewable.

Widney Education Loan

Application due June 1.

This is for students planning on attending Purdue University or Trine University.

Questa Foundation for Education Scholarship/Loan

The Whitley County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with Questa Foundation for Education. This progam will allow students residing in Whitley County the ability to borrow $20,000 for four years, and in some instances, only having to pay back $5,000. For more information and an application for this program, please go to Questa Foundation for Education Website.

Scholarships for Whitley County students already attending college or nontraditional students:

Buesching-Tucker Memorial Scholarship

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In loving memory of our amazing mother, sister, aunt, and “Gummi”, and our dear father, uncle,
brother, and “Baba” we establish this scholarship to honor Nancy Buesching Tucker and Robert
Lewis Tucker residents of rural Churubusco. Our family invites you to apply hoping that in some
small way we can aid you in becoming as gifted a nurse as Nancy was or as entertaining a
musician as Bob was.

This Scholarship is available to any Whitley County resident. Applicants may be current
students, non-traditional students, home-school students, and traditional graduating high
school seniors with aspirations for a nursing career or obtaining a degree in music.

*Applicants who are non Whitley County residents but attend a Whitley County School are
eligible to apply*

 “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Arthur Ashe

“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” Will Rogers

Brandon Wade Minier Memorial Scholarship

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The Brandon Wade Minier Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 to celebrate the life of Brandon Wade Minier. He was a young man of extraordinary talent and personality, who tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident on April 26, 2009.

Brandon’s future was full of promise and success due in great part to his training as a journeyman electrician and his position as an apprentice instructor with the joint apprenticeship and training committee of Local Union #305 IBEW and the Fort Wayne Division, Central Indiana, Chapter NECA (referred to in short as the Fort Wayne Electrical JATC).

This $400 scholarship may be used towards tuition, books, supplies, or any other school related expense in relation to the awarded individuals educational needs.

Criteria
 This scholarship is available to an individual from Whitley County, who is continuing their education in trade school, such as but not limited to electrical, plumbing, mechanical, beauty, and culinary arts school.

Diane R. Behrens Nursing Scholarship

Application due August 29.
The Diane R. Behrens Nursing Scholarship is awarded annually to a Whitley County resident currently in their junior or senior year pursuing a baccalaureate nursing program in an accredited USA College or University. The applicant must be in the top half of his/her class, be of good moral character, and be a member of a Christian church.

NEW - Pat Reed Art Education Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Pat Reed, a retired art teacher from Whitley County Consolidated Schools. The scholarship will go to a junior or senior college student pursuing a degree in Art Education.

SRC Scholarship

Application due April 15.

This Scholarship is awarded annually to anyone, who is intent upon attaining an education, whether through a four-year college, graduate school, or comparable trade school program.  This scholarship is for incoming freshman or students that have already started attending a post-secondary school. Applicants should have aspirations for a science-related career, such as nursing, microbiology, or veterinary technology.

Other Scholarships for Whitley County Students:

Evans Scholarship

Application due September 30.

This Scholarship is awarded annually to a caddie that demonstrates a strong caddie record, excellent academics, financial need, and outstanding character. The application is available online at the following website:

http://www.wgaesf.org/site/c.dwJTKiO0JgI8G/b.7512567/k.47CB/Evans_Scholarship_Application.htm