More than $48,000 and 48 scholarships were awarded to 30 outstanding students through the Starke County Community Foundation (SCCF) this year. In addition, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will provide more than $77,000 for four Lilly Scholars attending college this year.
The green portion of our Community Foundation flower represents the mint harvested in Starke County. Indiana is one of the top mint-producing states in the U.S., and a large portion of that mint is farmed in Starke County. One of our towns, North Judson, holds an annual Mint Festival over Father’s Day Weekend, and every year when the fields are harvested, the entire community is filled with the warm, sweet aroma of mint.
Jacque Ryan started as the Director of Development for the Starke County Community Foundation in the spring of 2021. She grew up in Starke County and after graduating from Ball State University in 2017, she returned to work as a reporter at Kankakee Valley Broadcasting and served as editor of The Starke County Leader newspaper, establishing multiple community connections.
Help Starke County children in need by providing preschool scholarships to North Judson preschools through this seedling fund. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.
This seedling fund was established in August 2006 by Starke County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and parents to provide support to the Starke County Community Foundation. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.
Access our list of Starke County agencies/resources