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Community Foundation Summer Scholarships for 2014

Five scholarships to being offered to Starke County residents. The scholarships are administered by the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. for Starke County and that support current students as well as 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.

LaVergne M. Brown and Lois L. Spenner Educational Scholarship is for graduating seniors from NJ-SP High School pursing a degree in the field of education. Preference given to those pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.

The Helen and Ware Edgar Scholarship supports recent graduating seniors from any public high school in Starke County pursuing a career in journalism. Can be interested in either print or electronic mediums.

For those who plan so pursue a degree in a math related field, there is the Ken Lucas Memorial Scholarship. This is for recent graduates of North Judson-San Pierre High School who are planning to attend an Indiana college, university, trade of vocational school.

Music students can receive funding from the Megan Elytha Jean Sahlhoff Music Scholarship. Applicants must be a current graduate of North Judson San Pierre High School pursuing a career with a major or minor in the field of music or a music related field.

Deadlines for all scholarships is July 25.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Alison Heyde, the Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarship coordinator at 574-223-2227 or toll free at 877-432-6423 or

Download apps here:

2014 Starke County Summer Scholarship Application

2014 Starke County Summer Scholarship Application

Rachel Lenig Named 2014 Starke County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
Knox student recieves four-year scholarship

Rachel Lenig 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar

A Knox Community High School student has been named the Starke County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

Rachel Lenig 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.

Rachel is the daughter of Joey and Connie Lenig. She plans to pursue a degree in elementary education. She is a ten- year 4-H member, who has held an office at every level in her club. She was also a Miss Indiana State Fair candidate. Rachel has served as Class President for three years and served one year as Student Body President. A member of National Honor Society, Rachel is very involved in school, church, community and work activities.

Lenig was selected for the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship from a field of fourteen applicants by the Starke County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee.

During the selection process, the applications are scored on academic performance, volunteer and paid work, school activities and honors, as well as a series of essays. Of the fourteen applicants, five finalists were selected for a final interview. 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 1432 scholarships awarded statewide.

The remaining four finalists who were interviewed by the committee will be awarded a one-time $500 scholarship from the Starke County Community Foundation. These exceptional students are Taylor Kemble, a student at Knox Community High School; Kendra Sauer of Oregon-Davis High School; Madeleine Silvey from John Glenn High School; and Kemble Manning, a senior at Culver Academy.