Community Foundation Summer Scholarships for 2014
Two scholarships are being offered to Miami County residents. The scholarships are administered by the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. for Miami County and support college students and non-traditional students.
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 Wayne R. Parson Memorial Elementary Education Scholarship supports Miami County residents who are graduates of North Miami High School pursuing a degree in the field of elementary education. Students must have completed at least one year of college.
The deadline for applications is July 25th, 2014.
Questions?Contact Alison Heyde, the Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarship coordinator at 574-223-2227 or toll free at 877-432-6423 or email@example.com.
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Emily Fouts Named 2014
Miami County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
A North Miami High School student has been named the Miami County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Emily Fouts 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.
Emily is the daughter of Rick and Cindy Fouts Stone. Emily plans to pursue a degree in biology and Spanish with hopes to attend medical school. She is President of the National Honor Society, Secretary of FFA and Student Council Treasurer. As a member of the Quizbowl, she serves as Varsity Captain and holds a state championship. Emily is also involved in church, community and work activities.
Fouts was selected for the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship from a field of sixteen applicants by the Miami County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee.
For 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 sixteen applicants, five finalists were selected for a final review. These finalists were asked to write an essay, make a presentation, and have a personal interview. 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 Miami County Community Foundation. These exceptional students are Savannah Davis and Emma Eckrote, students at North Miami High School; Lexi Miller of Maconaquah High School; and Connor Quinn a senior at Peru High School.
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