Community Foundation Summer Scholarships for 2014
Eight scholarships are being offered by the Fulton County Community Foundation. The scholarships support undergraduate students as graduate studies.
The Back Home Again in Indiana Scholarship is specifically for non- traditional students and gives college scholarships as well as supporting those who wish to further their education and/or training as a way of enhancing their employment skills.
The Earl Gaerte – Blacktop Cruisers Scholarship supports students entering the automotive technology field. Financial need is considered.
For those students that have acquired their G.E.D and are motivated to continue on to the next level, there is the Fulton County 4Community Higher Education Scholarship.
The Fulton County Youth Fund Scholarship is designed to benefit students who have completed one year in an accredited four year Indiana college or university and pursing a career working with youth or children.
The Arlene Webb Cosmetology School Scholarship supports those who are accepted into and attend an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in the field of cosmetology. Applicants may be current graduating seniors or non-traditional students who have completed 200 hours of study.
Jordan Horn Memorial Scholarship is for graduates of Tippecanoe Valley High School who have participated in the TVHS wrestling program and are enrolled at an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school.
Scholarships for students advancing their degree should apply for the Ginger Miller Higher Education Scholarship. This scholarship supports students who have been accepted for graduate studies.
The other scholarship for graduate studies is the Frederick Rakestraw Law Scholarship for college graduates enrolled in any School of Law in the United States.
The deadline is July 28th, 2014.
QUESTIONS? Contact Alison Heyde, the Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarship coordinator at 574-223-2227 or toll free at 877-432-6423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Victoria Jennings Named 2014 Fulton County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
A Culver Girls Academy student has been named the Fulton County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Victoria Jennings will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to an Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Victoria is the daughter of Lloyd and Judith Jennings. Victoria plans to pursue a pre-medical educational track and earn a degree in neurobiology. She is one of four captains of the sailing team at the Academy and received various awards for skill, teamwork and dedication. A member of various activities at the Academy, Victoria has held the office of Dorm Chair, Wellness and Life Skills Chair, Academy Council Secretary and Communications and Publicity Chair. Victoria is also involved in the Fulton County United Ministries’ Annual Christmas Basket Project.
Jennings was selected for the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship from a field of seventeen applicants by the Fulton County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee.
During the selection process, the applications are ‘blinded’ meaning that the identities of the applicants are removed. The Committee scores applicants on academic performance, volunteer and paid work, school activities and honors as well as essays. Of the seventeen applicants, five finalists were selected for a final review. These finalists were asked to write an impromptu essay and had a personal interview with the Scholarship Committee. The Committee narrowed the field to one nominee as their recommendation. Finalists’ applications are submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient.
ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents thirty-one regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.
The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 143 scholarships awarded statewide.
The remaining four finalists who were interviewed by the committee will be awarded a one time $1,000 scholarship from the Fulton County Community Foundation. These exceptional students are Alison Webb and Cyrus Holland, students at Rochester High School; Anna Brown a senior at Caston High School; and Benjamin Shriver who attends Tippecanoe Valley High School.
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