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A Resource Guide For Students Pursuing Post-Secondary Education


Table of Contents Scholarship Overview

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Important Dates and Events

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FAFSA®: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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EDUCATION

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship 7 BRCF General Scholarships

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Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

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Scholarships for Graduating Seniors & Current College Students

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Helping students reach their educational goals continues to be a strong area of interest for BRCF and our donors. The Foundation currently administers over 80 scholarship funds which provide financial support to students each year. The purpose of this guide is to provide a brief history of each fund and explain our donor’s intent when the fund was established, as well as a resource for students as they pursue postsecondary credentials.

Scholarships for Current College Students 42 - 47 & Adults Returning to College External Scholarships

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BRCF Scholarship Workshop

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Essay Writing Tips

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Interviewing Tips

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Preparing for College Visits

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Tips for Choosing a College

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Additional Resources

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Advantage Shelby County

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Scholarship Impact Since 1994

2,265

Scholarships Awarded Over

$3,320,000 To More Than

Blue River Community Foundation • Provides stewardship of gifts donated for charitable purposes • Serves and assists charitable endeavors in Shelby County • Promotes leadership to address community issues

2,230

Students

From

BRCF Funds &

Since 1988, BRCF has awarded more than $17 million in grants and scholarships to help meet the needs of people in our community. Our work would not be possible without the generous and passionate support of our donors.

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

Received

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2,254,038

*Lilly Endowment Inc. financially funds the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship each year. The total amount listed includes tuition payments and book stipends for Shelby County’s 36 Lilly Scholars through the 2017 cohort.

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Scholarship Opportunities BRCF offers three types of scholarship opportunities for students each year: • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship BRCF is proud to partner with Lilly Endowment, Inc. to award this prestigious scholarship each year to one Shelby County student graduating from high school. •

BRCF General Scholarships - Over 100 Scholarships: 1 Application This opportunity consists of scholarship funds established by generous donors with the intent to provide financial support to students pursuing post-secondary education. Over 100 students receive an award annually.

External Scholarships BRCF holds various scholarship funds which may require a special application.

Scholarship Applicants BRCF scholarships serve three types of students: • •

Current High School Seniors

Current College Students

Nontraditional Students *Individuals returning to school or starting for the first time

Please note: applicants can be pursuing any type of post-secondary education credential e.g. certification or accreditation in a vocational or technical program, associate and bachelor degrees, graduate or professional program degrees

Scholarship Application Process

BRCF makes applying for scholarships easy through our online process: • Visit www. blueriverfoundation.com and click on the scholarship tab on the homepage • Select the appropriate scholarship opportunity: General Scholarships or Lilly Endowment Scholarship • Click on the apply tab to access the application

BRCF’s comprehensive online scholarship program: • Provides students with an easier way to discover and apply for BRCF scholarship opportunities • Matches applicants automatically to all of BRCF’s general scholarship opportunities for which they qualify • Recommends external scholarships that require additional information or a separate application

Scholarship Application Timeline Scholarship Opportunity Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Application Opens July 1

Deadline to Apply

Other Information

September 1

Applicants are automatically considered for BRCF General Scholarships when the directions outlined in this application are completed

BRCF General Scholarships

November 1

January 15

Two applications; one for HS students and one for current college & nontraditional students - choose accordingly

External Scholarships

November 1

January 15

These opportunities may require a separate application; refer to page 47 to learn more

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Answers To Your

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to apply? Each scholarship fund has specific eligibility criteria defined by the donor when the fund was established. Please read through the specific criteria for each scholarship to see if you are eligible.

What if I am not currently attending a Shelby County high school? If you are not currently attending a Shelby County high school, there are a few scholarships for which you may qualify. Scholarship requirements listed in this book will help you determine your eligibility.

Do I have to apply online? Yes. All scholarship applications are evaluated through our online process. If you do not have access to a computer, or internet access, please contact our office and we will make arrangements to provide you with the necessary tools to apply.

Does my recommender have to complete my recommendation online? Yes. Due to consistency requirements, all recommendations must be submitted through the online application process. We suggest you ask a potential recommender in advance and explain to them that the recommendation must be completed online. This prevents any last minute issues of not understand- ing the requirements. What if my recommender has not completed my recommendation request and the deadline is approaching? Once you have selected and provided the necessary information about a recommender in your application, they receive an email requesting they complete their recommendation. Our best advice is to follow up with your recommender to verify that they received an email from you requesting they complete the information requested. After you confirm the delivery of the email, we HIGHLY SUGGEST you check that your recommendations have been completed approximately one to two weeks prior to the deadline. This provides sufficient time for you to make other arrangements with a different recommender if necessary. Your application will not be complete if the recommendations are not submitted.

Do I have to apply for every BRCF scholarship that I’m eligible? No. If you are a graduating high school senior and complete either the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application or the BRCF General Scholarship application, and complete all of the application requirements, you will be considered for all scholarships you are eligible to receive. The same is true for current college and nontraditional students who complete the College Student and Adult application. Please look at the listing of additional scholarship opportunities on the BRCF website to determine if a separate application is needed. I do not plan to pursue a B.S. or B.A. degree. Are there scholarships available for associate degrees or accreditation programs? Yes. BRCF does administer some scholarships which are designated for students pursuing any type of postsecondary credential. 3

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Answers To Your

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to pay back the scholarship money? Scholarships are charitable awards that do not need to be paid back as long as you continue to meet the criteria of the award. If you no longer meet the criteria of the award, payments will stop and the school is instructed to return the unused scholarship funds to BRCF.

Are scholarship awards taxable? For degree seeking students, a scholarship used for tuition, fees and books is not taxable. Any portion of the scholarship that is used for room and board or miscellaneous expenses is taxable. Consult a tax expert for advice.

How are the scholarships paid? Scholarship payments are mailed directly to the recipient’s school during the first week of August. Students must submit a claim form for each scholarship awarded and submit it to BRCF by July 31 in order for a check to be issued.

If I am awarded a scholarship, how much money will I receive? Most scholarship funds offer varying award amounts which range from $500 to several thousand dollars. Amounts depend on the size of the specific fund, the number of qualified applicants, and the directions given by the donors or fund advisors of each fund. The Blue River Community Foundation and donor advisors will determine the final scholarship amount.

May I receive more than one scholarship? Yes. You may be selected as a recipient of multiple awards.

Which schools may I attend with these scholarships? Most scholarships are for accredited schools anywhere in the United States unless otherwise noted under the scholarship description. Some scholarships are designated for students attending a particular institu- tion. See the specific description of each scholarship for any special attendance requirements.

If I am selected, will my scholarship be automatically renewed? No. Some scholarships provide provisions to allow for renewal. If you receive an award, information regarding the possibility of renewal and specific instructions will be provided.

How do I know if I have been awarded a scholarship? The Foundation will notify all scholarship recipients by June 15th.

What if I have additional questions? If you have questions, please consult your school counselor or contact Julie Alvis at 317.392.7955 ext. 102 or jalvis@blueriverfoundation.com.

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Important Dates & Events JULY AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

• Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Opens on 7/1 *Visit blueriverfoundation.com to apply • Scholarship Recipients must submit required documentation to BRCF by 7/31 in order to claim their scholarship awards • Scholarship checks are mailed directly to schools during the first week for all recipients who have submitted their claim forms • Deadline for Lilly Endowment Scholarship Application 9/1 • Shelby County College Fair @ Shelbyville High School *open to all Shelby County students/parents • College Go Week *opportunities for college visits and possible free college applications • FAFSA® opens on 10/1 • SAT Test Date @ Shelbyville High School *highly suggested for seniors who have not already completed...open to all students; also offered in May • BRCF General Scholarship Application Opens on 11/1 *Scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors, current college students, and nontraditional students; visit blueriverfoundation.com to apply • College Goal Sunday *Opportunity to receive free FAFSA filing help; visit collegegoalsunday.org • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient for Shelby County announced

JANUARY

• Deadline for BRCF General Scholarship Application 1/15

FEBRUARY

• ACT Test Date @ Shelbyville High School *highly suggested for juniors who have not already completed...open to all students; also offered in September

MARCH

• Juniors interested in BRCF Scholarship Opportunities should register for SAT held at SHS in May; visit SAT.collgegboard.org • State of Indiana FAFSA Deadline 4/15 *filing deadline consideration for the many Financial Aid programs available through the State of Indiana. Visit www.in.gov/che/4499.htm to learn more. Please note that some schools many have an earlier deadline that must be met to be eligible for financial aid they offer. Be sure to check with the school you plan to attend.

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MAY

• Senior Award Presentations *graduating HS seniors selected as scholarship recipients are announced at each local high school • Junior Class Scholarship Informational Sessions *BRCF presents information about BRCF Scholarship opportunities to Shelby County 11th grade students

JUNE

• All scholarship recipients are announced and notified by 6/15 • Scholarship workshops for high school seniors held the last week of June

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Top Reasons Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA® Wondering whether you should fill out Free Application for Federal Student and whether or not it affects you?

YOU SHOULD and most likely IT DOES!

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IT IS FREE.

The FAFSA doesn’t cost anything to complete.

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IT IS EASY.

The FAFSA has been simplified and helpful information provided as it is completed.

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IT IS FAST. It only takes most students 25 minutes to complete.

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YOU PROBABLY QUALIFY. More students qualify for some form of grants or federal loans than you probably think.

5 IT IS PROBABLY REQUIRED. Many states, schools, and private scholarship providers require students to complete the FAFSA before they can be considered for any form of financial aid.

IMPORTANT CHANGES YOU CAN SUBMIT A FAFSA EARLIER: Students can submit a 2019-20 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2018. This submission date is a permanent change which enables students to complete and submit their FAFSA's as early as October 1st every year.

YOU CAN USE EARLIER INCOME & TAX INFORMATION: Students are now able to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, students and their parents (if applicable) will report their 2017 income and tax information on their 2019-20 application. The chart below illustrates the FAFSA application dates and tax year information required.

THIS CHART PROVIDES A QUICK SUMMARY: IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE FROM

YOU WILL SUBMIT THIS FAFSA

YOU CAN SUBMIT THE FAFSA FROM

USING INCOME & TAX INFORMATION FROM

July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

2018-19 2019-20 2020-21

October 1, 2017-June 30, 2019 October 1, 2018-June 30, 2020 October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021

2016 2017 2018

IMPORTANT RESOURCES TO APPLY: www.FAFSA.gov. FREE HELP: www.investedindiana.org INDIANA DEADLINES: www.in.gov/che Completion of the FAFSA is a requirement for BRCF’s General Scholarship Application process. Always check with the financial aid office at the institution you plan on attending for their grant and scholarship deadlines, as they may be earlier.

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship The Foundation is proud to partner with Lilly Endowment, Inc. to select Shelby County high school seniors as nominees for this scholarship program. The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees, and an allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years (8 semesters) of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. One Shelby County graduating senior is selected by the BRCF Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors with final approval made by the Lilly Endowment Scholarship Committee.

Qualifying Criteria: • Must be a Shelby County resident • Graduate by the end of June with a diploma from a regionally accredited Indiana High School • Intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana • Demonstrate the following: • Participation in community activities • Leadership skills in school, community, or extracurricular activities • Commitment to academics and ability to succeed at the next level • Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and a minimum 1100 total score on SAT or ACT equivalent • Financial need may be considered but is not a determining factor

Application Process: Phase 1 • Complete the on-line application available at blueriverfoundation.com between July 1 and September 1 • The following items are required as part of the application: • Personal essay; 500 words or less • Two Recommendations; one school affiliation and one personal • An email address for each recommender is required • Complete these requests well in advance of the deadline • Scholastic profile (GPA, Class Rank, Test Scores) provided by your school counselor • Educational plans including; schools you plan to apply, desired housing, intended major, desired career path • General information sections including contact information, educational achievements, awards, activities, employment, leadership positions, meaningful community involvement, etc. • Read and accept the terms of the certification and final instruction portions of the application

Phase 2 Applicants selected as finalists are required to interview with the BRCF Scholarship Committee in October.

Special Note for Applicants: If you wish to be considered for BRCF General Scholarships, you must complete a FAFSA after October 10th and before the January 15th BRCF General Scholarship Application deadline. Please be sure to fully read the instructions in the application.

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BRCF General Scholarships Due to the generosity of donors who have established funds to help students meet the costs of higher education, BRCF is able to offer a variety of scholarships each year through our general application process. High school graduating seniors, current college students, graduate students, and adults pursuing post-secondary education credentials are eligible to apply. Since each scholarship fund has unique qualifying criteria based on the wishes of the donor, scholarship funds are listed individually over the next several pages. However, they are divided by category based on the current educational status of the applicant. In addition, a brief history explaining the reason the fund was established is also provided.

Qualifying Criteria: Since each scholarship fund has its own set of established criteria, BRCF has designed one general application to help simplify the process. Applicants complete one application and are considered for over 100 scholarships available. Only a few scholarships administered by BRCF require a separate application. Please refer to pages 9 through 47 for specific requirements of each available scholarship.

Application Choices: High School Seniors: Complete the BRCF General Application for High School Seniors Current College Students: Complete the BRCF General Application for College Students & Adults Nontraditional Students: Complete the BRCF General Application for College Students & Adults

Application Process: • Complete the on-line application available at blueriverfoundation.com between November 1 and January 15 • The following items are required as part of the application: • Personal essay: 500 words or less • Two Recommendations: one school affiliation and one personal • An email address for each recommender is required • Complete these requests well in advance of the deadline • HS Students: Scholastic profile (GPA, Class Rank, Test Scores) provided by your school counselor College Students/Nontraditional: Upload a copy of your most recent transcript • FAFSA: applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid; financial need is a consideration for certain scholarships • Educational plans including; schools you plan to apply, or are attending, desired housing, intended major, desired career path • General information sections including contact information, educational achievements, awards, activities, employment, leadership positions, meaningful community involvement, etc. • Read and accept the terms of the certification and final instruction portions of the application

Special Note for High School Seniors: Graduating high school seniors who completed a Lilly Community Scholarship application, do NOT have to reapply to be considered for BRCF General Scholarships. As directed in the Lilly application process, completion of the FAFSA is required. Please be sure to email the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) value as listed on your Student Aid Report to jalvis@blueriverfoundation.com prior to the January 15th general application deadline. Scholarship Guide

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduating High School Seniors

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Louis and Mary J. Abstine Scholarship

Louis & Mary J. Abstine Scholarship The Louis & Mary Abstine Scholarship was established upon Mary’s death in 1988 to benefit Shelby County high school seniors going to college. Louis and Mary Abstine founded and ran a local dress shop, the Mary Lou Shoppe, for 23 years. Their memory will live on forever through this wonderful scholarship they established, and the many students who will be touched forever.

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Scholarship Rick G. Bartlett Memorial Scholarship The Rick G. Bartlett Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 to honor the memory of Rick G. Bartlett by his family and employer, Culpepper Wood Preservers. Mr. Bartlett passed away in the Spring of 2001. His daughters, Heather and Heidi Bartlett, graduated from Shelbyville High School, and Heidi was salutatorian of the SHS Class of 2001. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating SHS senior.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County resident • Be accepted to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana • Financial need, may be considered, but is not a determining factor • Minimum ‘C’ GPA required • Renewable up to 4 years • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelbyville High School • Minimum 3.0 GPA required • Must be planning to attend Indiana University • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisor

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Graduating High School Seniors

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Laura H. Billman

Scholarship

Laura H. Billman Scholarship

David Boyd Memorial Scholarship

The Laura H. Billman Scholarship was established in 1992. Mrs. Billman was a music lover and has been described as one who “was interested in the finer things in life” but also who refrained from spending money frivolously. She was very proud to be able to leave $50,000 to establish a permanent scholarship fund and also to recognize several charities in her will. She wanted this scholarship to be awarded to Shelbyville High School students who have a good record of participation in school and community activities.

The David Boyd Memorial Scholarship was created by Triton Central High School to honor the memory of David Boyd. David was a student at Triton when he was killed in a car accident at the age of 17 in 1996. David was very active in sports as well as the arts and has been described as the “All American Boy.” He was loved and respected by his peers and adults alike.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior • Accepted to attend a two or four year college, university, business or vocational/technical school • Demonstrate participation in school and community activities • One male and one female student will be selected • Selected By: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a graduating senior from Triton Central High School • Ranked in the top one-half of graduating class • Be accepted to a post secondary school • Exhibit an outstanding attitude and encouragement in extra-curricular activities, preferably a combination of sports and fine arts • Selected by: TCHS Scholarship Committee

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduating High School Seniors

Matt Branson Scholarship

Karol Carwein Elementary Education Scholarship

The Matt Branson Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by Debbie & Jim King and John Branson in memory of their son, Matt, who died at the young age of 26. He graduated in 1997 from Shelbyville High School, where he was a percussionist in the marching and pep bands. Matt attended Vincennes University, where he majored in machine tool and die.

The Karol Carwein Elementary Education Scholarship was established by Karol’s husband Steve and their two children, Scott and Trisha, to honor Karol’s dedication and commitment to the children that she taught during her 29 years teaching in the classrooms at Hendricks and Loper elementary schools. Karol unfortunately passed away in March of 2006. She was loved and cherished by so many and this scholarship will carry her legacy into the future. The family’s wish is to provide assistance for aspiring educators from the Shelby County community in Karol’s memory.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County (first preference) or Bartholomew County graduating senior • Enrolled in an accredited Indiana college or university • Preference given to those attending Vincennes University studying Machine Tool & Die • Renewable for 2 years • Selected By: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a graduating senior from any Shelby County High School • Pursuing a degree in elementary education • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

Maurice T. Cherry Family

Scholarship

Maurice T. Cherry Family Scholarship

Willard & Naomi Maxwell Day and Herbert & Evelyn Day Scholarship

The Maurice T. Cherry Family Scholarship was established in 2003 by Frances (Parker) Cherry in memory and honor of her husband, Maurice T. Cherry who died at age 79, son William B. Cherry who died at age 51 and daughter Peggy Ann Cherry. Maurice graduated from SHS in 1939 and entered Purdue’s School of Engineering. Architecture was his real desire and interest but there were no colleges in Indiana at the time that offered a degree in architecture. He dropped out of college and worked as an engineering draftsman, then enlisted in the service to become a pilot until the end of WWII. After the war, he married and was employed in aeronautical and design engineering his entire life. He never pursued a degree in architecture, but he designed and built three homes for his family.

This scholarship is awarded to a student entering the field of education to honor the memory of Willard Day and his family. Mr. Day’s own teaching career lasted 47 years, mostly in the Shelbyville Central School System. In addition to his career as an educator, he organized a two-day history tour through southern Indiana which was sanctioned by the Shelby County Historical Society. He was interested in literature, poetry, history, and politics. He passed away May 16, 1997. His son Herbert supported the scholarship for many years and made the award presentations each year up until his death in January of 2012. Herb’s and Willard’s legacy continues as Barbara Henk, Herb’s daughter and Willard’s granddaughter, presents the scholarship annually. *Willard & Naomi are pictured

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduating senior from any Shelby County High School • Must be a Shelby County resident • Accepted to attend a state-supported college or university in Indiana • Pursuing a degree in architecture, aeronautical engineering or another related field • Financial need is considered • Minimum ‘C+’ GPA required • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelbyville High School • Enrolled in a college or university to pursue a degree in the field of education • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduating High School Seniors

DELTA THETA TAU

Scholarship

Gene & Kay Dellekamp Scholarship The Gene and Kay Dellekamp Scholarship was established in 2000 by Mrs. Kay Dellekamp in honor of her husband, Gene. She explained that her husband was able to attend Purdue because of the generosity of Shelbyville businessman, Clyde Yater. It was her desire to donate this gift so that future Shelby County students will be able to attend Purdue. “Gene and I benefitted so much from our many happy years in Shelbyville, and I am pleased to honor him by establishing this scholarship,” said Mrs. Dellekamp.

Delta Theta Tau Scholarship Delta Theta Tau Sorority is a philanthropic sorority that was established in 1903 in Muncie, Indiana by five high school ladies to encourage charity in their community. The local Zeta Lambda Chapter was chartered in 1938. The chapter established the scholarship fund in the 1970’s by offering a scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the five county high schools. The local sorority’s tradition continues today.

Mr. Dellekamp passed away in 1995 and Mrs. Dellekamp passed away in 2004.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduating senior from any Shelby County High School • Must attend Purdue University • Financial need is a determining factor • Scholarship is renewable if student remains in good academic standing and follows annual claim process • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Shelby County High School graduating senior • Pursuing an accredited 2 or 4 year degree program • Minimum “C” GPA required • Special consideration given to involvement in extracurricular and volunteer activities • Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need • Selected By: Zeta Lambda Chapter Selection Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

John C. & Martha Jane DePrez Memorial Scholarship

Judith Erlewein/ Morristown Lions Scholarship

John C. DePrez (born Shelbyville 1912-died 1988) was a graduate of Purdue University and publisher of The Shelbyville News from its inception in 1947 until his death. Martha Jane (Lowenberg) DePrez (born Ottumwa, Iowa 1915-died 1987) was a graduate of Smith College. They instilled in their children and grandchildren their love for the arts, reading and continual education, plus their commitment to the Shelby County community.

This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Judith Erlewein by Judith’s husband, Bruce and the Morristown Lions Club. Judi was killed in an automobile accident while driving home from work in March 1996. In 1999 Bruce retired from Morristown High School where he had served as a teacher and guidance counselor for 32 years. Sadly, in January of 2010 Bruce passed away. Judith and Bruce were married for 27 years.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelbyville High School • Minimum “B” GPA required • Financial need is a determining factor • Enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a graduating senior from Morristown High School • Pursuing a degree in a health related field of study • Recipients are encouraged to re-apply for renewable consideration; award amount may vary annually • Selected by: Morristown Lions Club

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Graduating High School Seniors

Katie Ernstes Scholarship The Katie Ernstes Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 by her parents, Ben and Theresa, and brother Trey, to honor her memory. Katie Lynnae was born in Germany where her dad was stationed with the U.S. Air Force and spent all but the first year of her life growing up in Shelbyville. She was a Shelbyville High School junior when she was killed in an auto accident. Katie loved life and people. She worked as a lifeguard at the Shelby County Aquatic Center and was returning as a manager for the SHS boys’ varsity basketball team. Katie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and worked with the 2nd grade religious education class. Her college plans were to pursue a degree in education or interior design. This scholarship was established to assist other SHS graduates in their pursuit of a college degree.

Dr. Phyllis J. Fleming Ph.D. Scholarship Dr. Fleming was a 1942 graduate of Shelbyville High School. After receiving degrees at Hanover College and the University of Wisconsin in Physics, she began a teaching career at Wellesley College. During her 50 year tenure at Wellesley, she served as dean, professor, and published scholar. She devoted her life to empowering women in the field of physics. The Dr. Phyllis J. Fleming, Ph.D. Scholarship was established in 2010. Dr. Fleming’s sister, Helen Lorenz, and late brother-in-law, George, created the fund in her memory to provide financial aid to women pursuing a degree in the field of science or math.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelbyville High School • Preference given to students involved in community or extra-curricular activities • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Shelby County High School graduating senior • Pursuing an accredited 2 or 4 year degree program • Minimum “C” GPA required • Special consideration given to involvement in extracurricular activities and volunteer experience • Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need • Selected By: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

John R. Foltz Memorial Scholarship

Margaret M. Feathers Scholarship

The John R. Foltz Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 by John’s widow, Lora, and his family in memory of John, who lost his battle with cancer on July 12, 2009. He farmed full-time with his father and two brothers. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1989 and Purdue University in 1995 with a double major in agricultural economics and Spanish, which took him to Spain where he lived for several months. Travel was one of John’s passions, as he backpacked through Europe and honeymooned in Ireland. He was always eager to help others and rarely did things for himself. If you met him, you would always remember his big, easy smile and his incredibly warm and generous spirit.

This scholarship was established in 1995 in memory of Margaret (McGinnis) Feathers who passed away from complications of breast cancer. She was a graduate of Purdue University, where she was one of the first women to receive a basketball scholarship provided by the John Purdue Club. She has been described as, “one who constantly surpassed her potential, first as a student and athlete.” She was named President of Irwin Union Bank of Shelbyville at the age of thirty-two and was well known in Shelby County and elsewhere for her generous involvement in many worthy community causes, including the Board of Directors of Girls Inc.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduating senior from any Shelby County High School • Plan to attend Purdue University • Preference given to those majoring in agricultural sciences • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelby County • Pursuing a college degree at a 4 year, accredited institution • Must be a current Girls Inc. member and active participant for at least two years prior to applying • Demonstrated personal qualities of outstanding citizenship • Minimum ‘C’ GPA required • Selected by: Girls Inc. Selection Committee • Specific Requirement: Complete application provided by Girls Inc. or the BRCF general online application

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Graduating High School Seniors

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Duba Memorial Scholarship

Paul Goble Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Mrs. Linda Duba, this scholarship was established to honor the memory of her grandmother, Harriett Tebedo and her mother, Vinnie M. Sipfle. Mrs. Duba had a long history of service on the Board of Directors and various committees of Girls Inc. She created the scholarship to provide scholarship support to members of Girls Inc. who enroll in college to further their education.

The Paul Goble Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of the late Paul Goble who died in 2000. He was a husband, father, coach, and also a source of inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was a 1952 graduate of Morristown High School and was a veteran runner who coached both cross country and track at Morristown High School for 15 years. Mr. Goble was a U. S. Army veteran, a member of the Morristown American Legion Post 102, and attended Fountaintown United Methodist Church. For so many that were touched by his friendship and leadership, he may be gone but certainly not forgotten.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelby County • Pursuing a college degree at a 4 year, accredited institution • Must be a current Girls Inc. member and active participant for at least two years prior to applying • Demonstrated personal qualities of good citizenship • Minimum ‘C’ GPA required • Selected by: Girls Inc. Selection Committee • Specific Requirement: May complete application provided by Girls Inc. or the BRCF General Application available on-line

• Must be a graduating senior from Morristown High School • Participation on the boys/girls cross country team or boys track team • Demonstrate a positive attitude and sportsmanship • Exhibit financial need • Selected by: Morristown High School Selection Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

Golden Bear

Booster Club

Golden Bear Booster Club Scholarship

John D. Haehl Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the Golden Bear Booster Club, this fund supports educational scholarships to SHS athletes. The Booster Club works to support and aid SHS student athletes. This assistance is provided in a variety of ways by many volunteers, local businesses, and even the athletes. They work closely with the administrators, teachers and student body to promote pride, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm for all programs.

The John D. Haehl Scholarship is given to a Shelby County high school graduate who intends to pursue the study of arts beyond the high school level. This scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of John by his family. The Shelby Arts Alliance selects one Shelby County graduating senior each year to receive this award.

Criteria

Criteria

• Awards two scholarships: one female and one male athlete • Must have participated in SHS Athletics as a senior • Be accepted and attending a 2 or 4 year college • Parent or guardian must be a member of the Golden Bear Booster Club in the student’s senior year • Selected by: SHS Athletic Booster Club Selection Committee

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelby County • Planning to pursue the study of arts beyond the high school level • Selected by: The Shelby Arts Alliance

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Graduating High School Seniors

Rachel M. Harding Memorial Scholarship

Tom Hession Baseball Scholarship

Rachel Marie Harding was 16 when she died in a car accident in April, 2010. She was a sophomore at Waldron High School where she was active in Band, Sunshine Society and SADD. She was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church, Girl Scouts, various 4-H clubs, Junior Leaders and the 4-H Advisory Council. Her passion was showing her dogs Alphie, Kipper and Wilson in the 4-H Dog Project. Her plans were to attend Purdue University to become a veterinarian or vet technician. Her family established this scholarship in her memory to help other Waldron students pursuing a college degree. A note that was found in Rachel’s locker said, “Smile, it makes life better.”

The Tom Hession Baseball Scholarship was established in 2009 to honor his contributions to the Shelbyville High School Baseball Program. Tom began teaching government and economics at Shelbyville High School in 1968 as well as taking on the position of head football coach. In 1973, he added the duties of varsity baseball coach. During his stint, he led the Golden Bears to conference championships in 1982 and 1983. In addition, his 1978 and 1979 teams finished as regional runner-ups. Coach Hession passed away January 14, 2011. Tom was well respected by his players and peers and was heavily involved in his community.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must have completed 3 or more years of 4-H membership • Open to all 9-12 grade Waldron High School students (past recipients may reapply); award amounts may vary annually • Planning to pursue post secondary education at an accredited college, vocational or other training school • Must complete first semester of post secondary education and submit transcript to receive award • Submit the separate application on our website or available in the school counselor’s office at WHS • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors

• Participation in the Shelbyville High School Baseball program for a minimum of two years • Demonstrated regular attendance and participation in practices, trainings, games, etc. • Exhibited dedication to baseball and baseball ability as shown in an essay to be submitted with the student’s application describing the student’s participation in any baseball programming, any honors or recognition received in relation to baseball, and participation in any volunteer activities related to baseball (e.g. teaching younger players or participating in team fundraising efforts) • Minimum ‘C’ GPA required • Submit application provided by SHS Baseball Coach • Selected by: Boys Club Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

Wanda Hindman Memorial Nursing Scholarship

George E. Kent Scholarship

The Wanda L. Hindman Memorial Nursing Scholarship was created to give an annual award to a graduating senior from Shelbyville High School who has excelled in science and who plans to enroll in college. Mrs. Hindman was a school nurse for Shelbyville Central Schools for many years.

The George E. Kent Scholarship was created in the last will and testament of Annie H. Kent in 1935. She wanted scholarships to be awarded to Shelbyville High School graduates who demonstrate qualities of citizenship and character, as well as satisfactory scholarship ability.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelbyville High School • Demonstrated proficiency in the sciences • Planning to attend an institution of higher education with a high probability of success • Procure a vocational interest in a nursing career • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelbyville High School • Demonstrated community involvement, good character and citizenship • Proven ability to succeed in college • Minimum ‘C’ GPA required • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

Joe & Ruth Landwerlen Scholarship

Hugh Leary Memorial Scholarship

The Joe & Ruth Landwerlen Scholarship was established in 2007 by Joe and Linda Landwerlen in honor of Joe’s parents. The Landwerlens felt very strongly about establishing a scholarship to help Shelby County students pursue a college degree. This scholarship is for students pursuing machine trades or mechanical engineering.

The Hugh Leary Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 by the Leary family in memory of a wonderful husband and father. Mr. Leary was a strong advocate for trade and technical schools and education, having been exposed to it from early childhood by his maternal grandfather. It is the hope of his surviving family that students so inclined may avail themselves of this scholarship by earnestly applying their skills to learning in their chosen vocation or field.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduating senior from any Shelby County High School • Planning to pursue an education in the machine trades • Minimum ‘B’ GPA required • Financial need is considered • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a graduating senior from Shelbyville or Triton Central High School • Pursuing training in either a technical or trade field • Preference will be given to students who will be attending a technical or trade school • Can apply through BRCF general scholarship application or through a separate application available in the SHS or TCHS, counseling office or at Blue River Career Center • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors

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Graduating High School Seniors

Willard E. Hensley

American Legion Post 102

Scholarship

John Lee Scholarship

Willard E. Hensley American Legion Post 102 Scholarship

The John Lee Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 by John’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Lee, to honor their son’s memory. John graduated from Triton Central High School in 1981. He was a very active student and a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Purdue University and died in 1983.

The scholarship was established in 1992 by the Willard E. Hensley Post 102 American Legion of Morristown, Indiana to honor the men from the Morristown community who answered the call to duty and made the supreme sacrifice in order that we might retain the freedom & rights that we have today. “The American Legion organization is dedicated to serving the community, state & nation and we know of no better way to serve our community than to encourage & assist those seeking a better education.” The scholarship provides two, $2,500 scholarship awards.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduating senior from Triton Central High School • A member of National Honor Society • Proven record of high academic standing • Planning to attend a 4 year institution of higher learning • Cannot be a recipient of other major scholarship assistance • Selected by: Triton Central High School Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Morristown High School graduating senior • All around good grades, citizenship, achievements, attendance, community involvement, extra-curricular activities • Financial need is only considered to break a tie • Must be attending an Indiana accredited college, university, trade or technical school • Not renewable • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

Shelbyville Lions Club Scholarship

Shelbyville Lions Club Scholarship

Arthur & Hazel McKenney Scholarship

The local Lions Club established this scholarship fund in 1996 as part of their drive to empower the next generation by investing in their future. Lions Clubs are volunteer organizations of local people that agree to take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of their community. This scholarship considers well rounded students that have involved themselves in their community through volunteer work, extracurricular activities or involvement with the Lions Club.

The Arthur and Hazel McKenney Scholarship was established in 2007 by Joe and Linda Landwerlen in honor and memory of Linda’s parents, Arthur and Hazel McKenney. The Landwerlens felt very strongly about establishing a scholarship to help Shelby County students pursue a college degree. This scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in teaching.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior • Must be academically ranked in the top fifty of his/her class • Special consideration will be given to involvement in extracurricular activities, volunteer experience and/or work related activities and relationship to a Lions Club member • Planning to further education at a 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational school • Selected by: Shelbyville Lions Club Selection Committee • Specific Requirement: Application provided by the Lions Club and is available at the SHS counseling office

• Must be a graduating senior from any Shelby County High School • Planning to become a teacher of special needs students • Minimum ‘B’ GPA required • Financial need is considered • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Morristown Chapter #316 Order of the Eastern Star

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Morristown Chapter #316 Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship

Marjorie L. McNamara Scholarship Marjorie McNamara was a lifelong Shelby County resident. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1939 and later taught for St. Joseph School. She was an avid artist and looked forward to showing her paintings at the Shelby County Fair, which she participated for in 38 years. Marjorie left a gift in her will that established the scholarship upon her passing in 2014.

In May of 1993, Morristown Chapter #316 Order of the Eastern Star received a letter from Ruth Parish along with a check in the amount of $10,000 in memory of her late husband, Leon. The Parish’s were members of Chapter #316 for 49 years, and it was their desire to establish a scholarship benefiting Morristown High School students. Since the first scholarship was awarded in 1996, the Chapter has made an award annually. Although Chapter #316 celebrated their 100th birthday in 2005, they decided in 2017 to consolidate with the Naamah Chapter #73 in Shelbyville. As a result of the consolidation, members of the organization decided to establish a scholarship fund with BRCF. By creating this fund, Morristown Chapter #316 will continue to be remembered by helping Morristown students further their education.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County graduating senior • Provides a scholarship to a student majoring in education and a student to any other field • Renewable for 4 years • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a graduating senior from Morristown High School • Enrolled in an accredited college, university, or trade school • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5 or a C+ average • Financial need at time of application is a determining factor • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Mary Platt Oxford Teaching Scholarship

John R. & Rosamond Terry Page Scholarship

The Mary Platt Oxford Teaching Scholarship was established in 2001 by the estate of Mary Platt Oxford who lived in Shelby County for 40 years and was a teacher at Shelbyville Central Schools. She retired in 1994. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville, the American Association of University Women, Delta Zeta, Delta Kappa Gamma and Shelbyville Retired Teachers Association. As a caring teacher, Mary wanted to assure that she did everything possible to help others have the same opportunities that had been bestowed upon her.

The John R. and Rosamond Terry Page Scholarship was set up by Rosamond to honor the memory of her husband, John R. Page. Mr. Page enjoyed a forty-two year career in education, retiring in 1980. He was a beloved teacher and coach in the Shelbyville school system, whose goals were to encourage students to achieve academic excellence, to continue their educations, to make the most of their abilities and to live a happy constructive life. He passed away in 1996.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior • Planning to pursue a degree in teaching • Must be the highest ranking students planning to pursue that area of study • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior • Planning to pursue a degree in education • Demonstrated ability and desire to acquire a bachelor’s degree • Financial need is a determining factor • Renewable for 4 years • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Plymate Scholarship

James Peck Memorial Scholarship

Joseph & Laura Plymate Scholarship

The James Peck Memorial Fund was established in 2007 by Mr. Peck’s wife, Janet, and children, Jennifer Vassar and Jim Peck, to honor his memory. Mr. Peck served as the superintendent of Shelbyville Central Schools from 1993 until retiring in 2005. Prior to that, he held various positions in education from teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, coach and athletic director in Indiana. He was a wellrespected community and educational leader.

The Joseph & Laura Plymate Scholarship was established by Mr. Joseph Plymate to provide financial aid to a student pursuing a major in the earth sciences. Mr. Plymate was an avid rock collector and student of earth sciences. At the age of ninety, he was still attending earth science club meetings at the Indiana State Museum. When Mount St. Helens erupted in May of 1980, Mr. Plymate became an expert on the eruption and geological finds. He lectured extensively on the eruption. Mr. Plymate’s life motto was “Keep trying.”

Criteria

Criteria

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• Must be a Shelby County high school graduating senior • Planning to pursue a degree in earth sciences • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

Must be a Shelbyville High School senior athlete Planning to pursue a degree in education Minimum ‘C’ GPA required Preference given to those students who are not likely to receive other scholarships • Demonstrated trait of being ‘a hard worker’ • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors

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Graduating High School Seniors

Shelby County Purdue Booster Club

Shelbyville Rotary Club Scholarship

Scholarship

Purdue Booster Club Scholarship

Rotary Club of Shelbyville Scholarship

Purdue University alumni established this scholarship in 2007 to help encourage and financially support Shelby County students that wish to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. This local group of alumni have great passion for their alma mater and for encouraging graduating seniors to consider attending Purdue for their postsecondary education.

The Shelbyville Rotary Club, a local service organization, established this fund in 1996. For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the four Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity, one of which is community service (the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community).

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County graduating senior • Planning to pursue an undergraduate degree at Purdue University • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Must be a Shelby County resident Must be in the top 25% of graduating class Participated in school and community activities Demonstrated meaningful community service is required Must have the necessary qualities to complete a college education Financial need is considered SAT/ACT scores are evaluated 6 scholarships are awarded annually; 1 to Shelbyville High School Senior, 1 to a senior at each of the 4 county schools, and 1 to a senior attending Blue River Career Center Selected by: Rotary Club Selection Committee


SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduating High School Seniors

Chester & Mildred M. Sandman Scholarship

Martin Schulz Scholarship

The Chester G. and Mildred M. Sandman Scholarship was established in 2002 by the late Mildred Sandman and their children, Larry and Rita to honor the memory of Chester, who was a lifelong resident of Shelby County. Born in the horse and buggy days, he remembered seeing the first automobile that came through Shelbyville. That set the wheels in motion for the future Sandman Brother’s auto dealership. He and his brother, Bill started selling bicycles, then tires and finally automobiles. Chester always strived to give back to the community and doing for others was a top priority for him. The scholarship was established in appreciation of so many years spent in the community of Shelbyville and to promote a good education and the success and strength of character in our youth.

The Martin and Mary Schulz Scholarship was created in the estate plans of Mr. and Mrs. Schulz. Mrs. Schulz was a homemaker and her husband Martin was a public school music teacher for over thirty years. Mr. Schulz was a band and choral director in Shelby County and worked with young people his entire professional career. Their mutual love of music, other arts, and young people led to the establishment of this scholarship.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior • Planning to attend an accredited college or university • Possess exemplary character and academic promise • Minimum ‘B’ GPA required • Demonstrated financial need • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Shelby County graduating senior • Pursuing an undergraduate college degree in music, voice, theater, art or a teaching degree in any of the same disciplines • Renewable for 4 years; must provide proof of enrollment and academic standing documentation annually • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

Charles Sindlinger Scholarship

Christopher Graham Spear Memorial Scholarship

The Charles P. Sindlinger Scholarship was created by Mr. Sindlinger in his estate plan. He was a 1937 graduate of Shelbyville High School and a prominent local businessman. It was his desire upon his death to give something back to the community that allowed his family business to thrive for three generations.

The Christopher Graham Spear Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 by Chris’ mother, Sue Penrose, to honor the memory of her son. Christopher died tragically at the age of twenty-seven when the car he was driving was struck by a drunk driver. Just one week prior to his death, he had turned in his thesis to the President of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and was awarded his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering posthumously on May 27, 2000.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior • Minimum ‘B’ GPA required • Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior; or current recipient may be considered for a renewable award • Pursuing a degree in engineering • Preference given to students planning to attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology • Demonstrated financial need • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors

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SCHOLARSHIP

William Roland Stine Scholarship

Taylor University Scholarship

This scholarship is given to honor the memory of the Honorable Roland Stine by his wife, family and friends. The recipient must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior who has participated in activities reflecting involvement in government and social studies activities. It is important that the recipient reflect the character and scholarship to honor the memory of Mr. Stine and his service to his community, his country and his family and friends.

Lisa and Steve Bridges established this scholarship in 2013. Lisa, a Taylor University alumna, wanted to support students from Shelby County wishing to attend Taylor University. Lisa is a life long Morristown area resident and graduated from Morristown High School.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior • Participated in activities reflecting involvement in government and social studies • Demonstrated qualities of character and scholarship that would honor the memory of Mr. Stine • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Shelby County high school graduating senior • Must be accepted and attending Taylor University • Preference will be given to Morristown seniors • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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TCHS

Graduating High School Seniors

Paw Club

Scholarship

Morris & Helen Tobin Scholarship

Triton Central Paw Club Scholarship

Morris & Helen Tobin established this fund in 1997. Their wish was to support Shelby County students that would be attending Hanover College. Sadly, Mr. & Mrs. Tobin both passed away in 2009, but they had been able to enjoy awarding the scholarship and hearing from the students that were supported by the scholarship for several years.

Triton Central Paw Club members, led by Tom & Sandy Howley, established this scholarship fund in 2001. The Howley’s personally worked tirelessly for many years to build this scholarship fund. Their mission to help the Triton Central School system and the citizens of the community has long since been realized. According to Tom, “If more people gave a little bit of their time, they would not only be amazed at the good feeling they receive, but they would also see what good things can happen in the world.”

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County high school graduating senior • Must be attending Hanover College • Financial need may be considered but is not a determining factor • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Triton Central High School graduating senior • Awarded to both a male and female athlete • Must have participated in sports for at least 3 years, but preference given to 4 years of involvement • Applicants must have at least 1 varsity letter in athletics • Financial need is not a determining factor • Selected by: Triton Central High School committee consisting of athletic director, school counselor, principal and PAW Club representative

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Class of 1960 Waldron High School Scholarship

The Triton Youth Athletic Association Board of Directors established this fund in 2015 to provide a scholarship to both a male and female TCHS graduating senior who participated in TYAA or youth sports. The committee named the fund the TYAA Rick Balish Scholarship to honor the memory of Rick Balish who was highly involved in TYAA as a parent/ volunteer. Rick personified what the Triton Youth Athletic Association stood for through his willingness to volunteer and serve his community.

This scholarship is funded and supported by a large group of alumni from the Waldron High School Class of 1960. This group decided that they wanted to support students from WHS that might not receive a lot of other financial support or scholarships to pursue their post secondary education. This scholarship also supports two elementary students each year with a campership to the Karl Kelley Memorial Camp in memory of their classmate, Karl Kelley. This alumni group strongly believes in making a difference in their community and hope to inspire youth to do the same

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Triton Central High School graduating senior in good standing • Awarded to both a male and female who participated in youth sports; preferably multiple sports • Preference given to those students who are not likely to receive other scholarships • Participation in extra-curricular activities and/ or community service while in high school is considered • Financial need is a secondary consideration • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Waldron High School graduating senior • Plan to attend an accredited trade or vocational school or a 2 or 4 year university degree program • Demonstrated financial need • Selection Committee most interested in students with a B-C grade average and a desire to continue their education • Past recipients may reapply; scholarship amount may vary annually • Can apply through BRCF general scholarship application or through a separate application available in the WHS counseling office • Selected by: Waldron High School Selection Committee and donor advisors

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Graduating High School Seniors

Mark Williams Memorial Scholarship

Philip Wiseman Scholarship

The Mark W. Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 by Mark Williams’ high school classmates and family to honor his life and accomplishments. Mark graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1989; from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering; and from Purdue University, with a master’s degree in civil engineering. Mark passed away suddenly on August 25th, 2005 at the age of 34. The scholarship provides a $5,000 award for the recipient to pursue their educational goals.

The Philip Wiseman Memorial Scholarship was created by his daughters, Susan Claxton, Nancy BaileyPratt, and Laura Grant in memory of their dad. Mr. Wiseman was the former owner-operator of Fairway Ford, Anderson, and Northeastwood Hardware Store, Indianapolis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII where he received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Bloomington High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1948.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County High School graduating senior • Planning to pursue a degree in engineering • Demonstrated financial need • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors

• Must be a Shelbyville High School graduating senior • Planning to attend Indiana University • Preference given to those students pursuing a degree in business • Demonstrated financial need • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

J. Herbert Wisker Scholarship

Velma Wortman Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Mr. Herbert Wisker, a lifelong Shelby County resident. Mr. Wisker was a farmer in Shelby County for 39 years. He also worked at the Manilla branch of the Rushville National Bank and the Shelby National Bank prior to his retirement. He served on the Board of Directors for Major Hospital for 20 years. He was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Frank O’Bannon in 1998, received the Rotary Club’s Humanitarian Award in 2004 and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Citizenship Community Heritage award in 2008. Education was important to him, and he wanted to help a deserving Shelby County high school graduate be able to afford to attend college. Mr. Wisker passed away in April of 2008 at the age of 89.

This scholarship was established in 2009 by the children and other family and friends of Velma Wortman in honor of her 100th birthday and her many years of service as an educator. Velma is widely known and respected for her contributions to the Morristown area. Velma made the first award presentation for this scholarship herself at the 2011 Morristown High School alumni banquet.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County graduating senior in good academic standing • Demonstrated financial need • Past recipients may reapply; scholarship amount may vary annually • Selected By: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors

• Enrolled as a student at MHS for a minimum of 3 years • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 for 7 semesters • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited, academic 4 year university in Indiana • Financial need may be considered but is not a determining factor • If selected as recipient, student must attend the MHS alumni banquet to receive scholarship • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors

Robert Zimny Football Scholarship

Amanda Zook Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Robert Zimny who passed away in August 2011. Bob was a professional football player for five seasons (1945 to 1949) in the National Football League with the Chicago Cardinals. He attended St. Rita High School (Chicago) and played collegiate football at Indiana University. Selected by the Brooklyn Tigers during the 28th round of the 1944 NFL Draft, he was signed by the Cardinals and began his professional career following service with the US Army during World War II. He earned Second-Team All-NFL honors while a rookie in 1945 and experienced a world championship with the Cardinals in 1947. He concluded his playing career in 1949, after appearing in 52 games and settled in Shelbyville, Indiana. In addition to teaching, he coached football and track at Shelbyville High School until he retired in 1983.

This scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Amanda Zook by family, friends and Triton Central High School staff and administration. Amanda was a senior at Triton Central High School when she died of leukemia in 2001. Amanda was a member of the TCHS Band and was a well-rounded student, contributing to her high school and the community.

Criteria

Criteria

• Participation in the Shelbyville High School Football program for a minimum of 2 years • Demonstrated regular attendance and participation in practices, trainings, games, etc. • Exhibited dedication to football and football ability as shown in an essay to be submitted with the student’s application describing the student’s participation in any football programming, any honors or recognition received in relation to football, and participation in any volunteer activities related to football (e.g. working with younger players or participating in team fundraising efforts) • Minimum ‘C’ GPA required • Submit application provided by SHS Football Coach • Selected by: Robert Zimny Football Scholarship Award Program Committee

• Must be a Triton Central High School graduating senior • Participated in band at TCHS for 4 years • Maintained a minimum ‘C’ GPA for 7 semesters • Must be accepted by an approved college, university or vocational/technical/business school • Selected by: Triton Central High School Selection Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors & Current College Students

Daniel & Emma Avery Scholarship

Marvin & Cecila Boring Scholarship

The Daniel and Emma Avery Scholarship was created by Emma Avery, the widow of Daniel Avery. Mr. Avery died in 1967 after a 64 year long career in the printing trade. He worked fifty-one of those sixty-four years at The Shelbyville News. His obituary called him . . “a master of the printed word and one who constantly stressed accuracy” and “. . . he was a teacher and guide to generations of younger printers, reporters and advertising lay-out men. . .” The applicants must be planning to study journalism or the graphic arts. They must reside in the geographic area encompassed by the Shelbyville News circulation.

The Marvin Boring Family Scholarship Fund was created in July of 2001 by Marvin & Cecila Boring to help students from their church, Carrollton United Methodist Church, obtain college educations. Their generosity will forever ensure that students from the church have a wonderful avenue of support for their post secondary education. Sadly, Marvin Boring passed away in February of 2009.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a resident of the geographic area encompassed by the Shelbyville News circulation (Shelby, Hancock, Bartholomew, Decatur, Johnson, or Rush counties) • Must be either a graduating senior or current college student • Plan to study journalism or the graphic arts • Can reapply annually; scholarship amount may vary each year • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Preference given to applicants, who are current members (or their parents are members) of the Carrollton United Methodist Church in Finley, IN *If none, then • Must be a graduating Morristown High School senior • Renewable with proof of enrollment for students that are members of Carrollton United Methodist Church; for all others it is a one time award • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors & Current College Students

City of Shelbyville Scholarship

Chin-Sang/Kidman Scholarship

City of Shelbyville Scholarship

The Chin-Sang/Kidman Scholarship was created by Dr. Hyacinth Chin-Sang in recognition of her late husband, Dr. Howard Kidman. Dr. Kidman was a radiologist who retired in 1993 from St. Francis Hospital. He died in a plane crash on May 12, 1998 in the mountains of north central West Virginia. Dr. Chin-Sang has since passed away in 2006. This scholarship was very important to her and she wanted Shelby County High School seniors who demonstrate the intent to give back to their communities through volunteer work to benefit.

Established in 2013 by Mayor Tom DeBaun to support educational scholarships to students that are children of current City of Shelbyville, IN employees.

Criteria

Criteria

• No residency or school restrictions • Preference given to employees, or children of employees, of Major Hospital • Open to both graduating seniors or current college students • Record of good academic performance and high likelihood of success in their chosen field • Demonstrate strong history of community service with intent to invest themselves in their chosen community • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and Major Hospital Selection Committee

• Applicants must have one or more parent or guardian that is a current employee of the City of Shelbyville, Indiana. • Must attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college/ university. • Can reapply each year; the scholarship amount may vary annually • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors & Current College Students

Paul & Velta Harrell Memorial Scholarship

Runnebohm Construction Scholarship

Doc and Velta were life long residents of Shelby County. Doc worked many years at International Harvester as a machine operator, while Velta worked in many key positions at the Shelby National Bank. Although they did not have high paying positions, they were very conservative in their lifestyle and believed in investing for the future. After a lifelong period of saving/investing and living below their means, they had accumulated a relatively sizable estate that they graciously gave away to many people and organizations in their estate planning. They believed in education and hard work and although they did not have children of their own, they wanted to set money aside for scholarships for students who possessed the dreams and desire to build on their God given skills and talents.

This scholarship was established in 2005 by the local company, Runnebohm Construction, to support Shelby County students and/or children of employees (that may or may not be attending a Shelby County high school) that wish to study and obtain a degree in the construction field.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County resident • Pursuing higher education in a trade school, Associates Degree program or a Bachelors Degree program • Demonstrate financial need • Preference given to applicants that are members of First Christian Church of Shelbyville, IN • Can reapply each year; the scholarship amount may vary annually • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Shelby County high school graduating senior or the child of an employee of Runnebohm Construction • Planning to attend an accredited college or university in Indiana • Must be planning to enter the field of construction technology, construction management, civil engineering, structural engineering, or architectural engineering • Minimum ‘B’ GPA required • Past recipients may reapply; scholarship amount may vary annually • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Graduating High School Seniors & Current College Students

Legacy

Shelby County Scholarship

Shelby County Legacy Scholarship The Shelby County Legacy Scholarship serves as a fund for memorial or honorary gifts that are made to the Blue River Community Foundation in which a specific scholarship fund has not been designated. This fund provides donors an additional opportunity to support students pursuing a college degree while honoring and remembering those they love. In Memory of: Jacob Todd Brokering Bruce C. Douglas Mark Everhart Lisa M. Hoefener Bessie Irene MacInnes

Mike McKee Martin Moore Duane Murphy Steve Zike

John F. Stickford Nursing Scholarship This scholarship was established in the will of the late John F. Stickford upon his death in 2012 at the age of 90 years. Mr. Stickford was a 1940 graduate of Waldron High School. He worked as a millwright at Harvester for 37 years while farming full time in Shelby County. Mr. Stickford was known for being a hard worker, for being very frugal and for having a great sense of humor. In later years, Mr. Stickford gained great respect for those working within the healthcare field, particularly nurses, as he and his late wife required care due to failing health. It became his desire to help those that wanted to become nurses by helping to pay for their education to obtain their nursing degree.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County graduating senior or current college student • Demonstrated qualities of character and scholarship that would honor the memory of those individuals remembered through this fund • Academic performance and community service/ extracurricular activities are considered • Selected By: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a resident of Shelby County • Applicants must be pursuing a career in nursing • Scholarship can be awarded to current nurses looking to further their education • Renewable for up to 8 semesters • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduating High School Seniors & Current College Students

Arthur M. Thurston Franklin College Scholarship

Floyd & Mildred Wagoner Scholarship

Arthur M. Thurston, a Shelbville banker for several years, established this scholarship in 1997. Mr. Thurston and his family had a long tradition with Franklin College and a strong connection to the Shelby County Community. He created this scholarship to provide a permanent, financial resource for Shelby County students attending Franklin College.

This scholarship was established in 2009 by Patricia Shirk in memory of her parents, Floyd and Mildred Wagoner. The Wagoner’s son, Michael, was a special needs student during the 1950’s. At that time, there was not a local facility or organization to meet these needs. Mildred and Floyd were part of a nonprofit committee that established the Triangle School in 1957 which provided a facility in Shelby County for special needs students to learn. Mildred was also one of the key organizers in the establishment of Shares, Inc. The Wagoner’s devoted themselves to serving others without accepting credit for their work.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a resident of Shelby County • Applicants must be enrolled full-time at Franklin College as either an incoming freshman or current sophomore • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required • Applicants must demonstrate leadership, and involvement in school, church, and community activities • Students involved in school athletics are not eligible • Selected by: Franklin College Financial Aid Office & BRCF Scholarship Committee • Special Requirement: Students must apply through the Franklin College Financial Aid Office

• Must be a graduating senior or former graduate of a Shelby County high school • Preference will be given to Waldron High School graduates • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in teaching • Planning on a career as a special needs teacher • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduating High School Seniors & Current College Students

Norman R. Willey Education/Nursing Scholarship Fund

Dorine Wolsiefer Business Scholarship

The Norman R. Willey Scholarship was started by Dr. Willey and his wife, Miriam, to encourage excellence in teaching and was later expanded to include nursing. Dr. Willey said, “There can be no more important task for us to undertake than the education of the young. The foundation of our very existence rests upon the educational process and its influence on future generations.” Dr. Willey died in March of 1999. Miriam was a registered nurse and was one of the people instrumental in helping to establish a free health clinic in Shelbyville, for which she donated countless hours as an RN during the clinic’s early years. Sadly, Miriam passed away in December of 2017, but her dedication to supporting health options for all Shelby County residents will always be remembered.

This scholarship was established in 2017 in memory of Dorine Wolsiefer by her four children. Dorine’s entire professional career was in banking; starting as a teller and retiring as an executive vice president and trust officer. After her retirement, she was an active volunteer serving in various capacities for the Shelby County Historical Society, Major Hospital, Red Cross, Library Foundation, Arts Alliance, and her favorite organization, Shelby Senior Services where she was a SHIP counselor and AARP tax preparer. Her daughter, Pam Wolsiefer-Leak, stated, “It would mean the world to mom to know she is helping others in the County get an education.” *This scholarship will not award until 2019.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduate or graduating senior of a Shelby County high school • Attending or planning to attend the University of Indianapolis • Planning to major in education and becoming certified to teach school in Indiana or enrolled in U of I nursing program • Rank in the upper 15% of high school graduating class • Can reapply each year; the scholarship amount may vary annually • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors

• Shelby County HS Senior, current college students, or nontraditonal • Female student, majoring in business or closely related field • Must attend an accredited Indiana college/ university • Demonstrated history of volunteerism/ community activities • Financial need may be a consideration • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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SCHOLARSHIPS Current College Students & Nontraditional Students

Victoria Beyer Memorial Scholarship

Carol Browning Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2013 by the children of Maurice Beyer, with a planned gift from their father’s estate. Maurice had awarded the scholarship himself for many years through Southwestern High School in memory of his daughter, Victoria, who was a 1967 graduate of Southwestern High School and died when she was a Junior in college in 1969. Maurice was a lifelong Shelby County resident and all six of his children graduated from Southwestern High School. His children wanted to carry on their father’s legacy by establishing this permanent scholarship in Victoria’s memory.

This scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Carol Browning by her husband, Ron and her children, Beau, Beth and Dayn. Mrs. Browning was vice president of operations for SkilMatch Staffing Systems. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1973. Mrs. Browning enjoyed spending time with her kids, working in the yard, swimming in her pool and taking rides in her convertible while visiting wineries. She will be remembered for her courage, strength, faith and positive attitude.

Criteria • Must be a graduate of Southwestern High School • Enrolled as a Junior in an accredited post secondary institution • Demonstrate the ability to complete degree • Financial need is a consideration • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee in conjunction with Southwestern High School Selection Committee

Criteria • Must be a resident of Shelby County • Must be a current college student entering his/ her junior or senior year of undergraduate study or attending graduate school • Financial need is not a factor • Can reapply each year; scholarship amount may vary annually • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisor

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SCHOLARSHIPS Current College Students & Nontraditional Students

Lorita Crafton Scholarship

English Family Scholarship

Lorita (Holbrook) Crafton lived in the Southwestern part of Shelby County her entire life. She was born in Marietta and later married Melvin Crafton and helped him on their farm in Flat Rock. Lorita was known as a hard worker and for being thrifty. They had no children, but Lorita wanted to leave a legacy to support young people in Shelby County. She established this scholarship fund in her last will and testament. Lorita passed away in March of 2006, but she will continue to influence the lives of students forever.

The English Family Scholarship was established in 2018 to honor Bill and Carolyn English. Both Bill and Carolyn were Purdue graduates (1950 and 1955 respectfully) and were pleased that their three children also became Purdue grads. Due to this strong family tradition, the English family decided to help a Shelby County resident realize their dream to also attend Purdue University. Since the number of scholarships for current college students is limited, Bill wanted the scholarship to go to a junior or senior. Ever Grateful, Ever True. Boiler Up and Hail Purdue!

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a graduate of a high school in Shelby County • Must be a 3rd or 4th year college student • Financial need is a determining factor • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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Must be a Shelby County resident Enrolled as a junior or senior at Purdue University Record of good academic performace required Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee


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Current College Students & Nontraditional Students

GLASSON

Scholarship

Scholarship

J.S. “Sid” Glasson Scholarship

Daniel F. & John R. Hayes Scholarship

The J.S. “Sid” Glasson Scholarship was created in 1968 in the will of his widow, W. June Glasson, to honor his memory by providing scholarships to deserving students entering a professional medical field. Mr. Glasson was the General Manager of Johnson Chevrolet in Indianapolis until the mid 1950’s when he and his wife moved to Shelbyville, Indiana where they started their own automobile dealership. Mr. Glasson died from an automobile accident in 1961 on the way to their cabin at Pitchford.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hayes created the Daniel F. and John R. Hayes Scholarship in 1997. Their desire was to support Shelby County students that need financial help pursuing a degree in a medical field of study, as well as, honor their sons who are both accomplished medical doctors. Dr. Daniel Hayes is the Clinical Director of the Breast Oncology Program and the Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. John R. Hayes pursued a career in academic psychiatry, first at Texas A&M College of Medicine and then at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was the Director of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry. Although retired, he continues to hold clinical appointments in both Medicine and Psychiatry at Indiana. The Hayes brothers are Shelbyville High School graduates, and inducted members of the SHS Hall of Fame.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County resident • Attending an accredited school of the medical arts including, but not limited to, medical schools, nursing schools, medical technician schools and other schools training persons in the medical and related professions • Current enrollment in the formal part of medical training is required • Preference given to students studying to become medical doctors who have already entered medical school • May receive scholarship more than once, but must apply annually • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors • Specific Requirement: Complete the Glasson/ Hayes Application available on BRCF website

• Must be a Shelby County resident • Attending an accredited school of the medical arts including, but not limited to, medical schools, nursing schools, medical technician schools and other schools training persons in the medical and related professions • Current enrollment in the formal part of medical training is required • Preference given to students studying to become medical doctors who have already entered medical school • May receive scholarship more than once, but must apply annually • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee and donor advisors • Specific Requirement: Complete the Glasson/ Hayes Application available on BRCF website Scholarship Guide

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SCHOLARSHIPS Current College Students & Nontraditional Students

James D. McKinney Scholarship

Laura Sly-Pilk Memorial Scholarship

The James D. McKinney Scholarship was created to honor the memory of the late James D. McKinney, former editor of The Shelbyville News. Mr. McKinney, who died of cancer in May of 1998, worked for more than four decades in The Shelbyville News and was known as a gifted story-teller, editor and outstanding journalist.

The Laura Sly-Pilk Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 by Laura Pilk’s mother, Marjorie Sly, along with her family and friends to honor her achievements and life passions. Laura graduated from Waldron High School in 1985 and then served in the United States Army. After serving our country, Laura returned to Central Indiana and worked to improve the lives of the extremely disadvantaged and homeless through her food and clothing programs, which she both organized and directed. This scholarship will provide support for students pursuing a career that includes service to the community, our country, or those in need. The scholarship award will give strong consideration to the applicant’s community service.

Criteria

Criteria

• Open to juniors and seniors in an accredited college or university • Must have graduated from a Shelby County High School or North Decatur High School • Demonstrated excellent newspaper writing, reporting and/or editing skills • Planning to become a newspaper journalist • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a Shelby County resident • Preference given to graduates of Waldron High School or Waldron area residents • Must be a second year or higher college student; or pursuing a higher degree • Majoring in a field of study that includes community service, service to country (i.e. ROTC), or service to those in need • Consideration is given to current extracurricular activities and community service • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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SCHOLARSHIPS Current College Students & Nontraditional Students

Dr. V. Brown Scott & Harold McWilliams Scholarship

Psi Iota Xi Education Award Scholarship

Dr. V. Brown Scott & Harold McWilliams Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by Psi Iota Xi, Beta Chapter to provide scholarship support to Shelby County residents studying the fine arts or speech and hearing, which are the primary interests of the sorority. The group wished to support students in these areas that are at least in their third year of college.

This scholarship was created by Mildred E. Scott in her will and upon her death in December of 2007. She wanted the scholarship to honor her deceased husband of 49 years, Dr. V. Brown Scott. Mrs. Scott graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton in 1928 and then attended Moser Secretarial School in Chicago. During her residency in Shelbyville, she was active in the Presbyterian Church, Tri Kappa, Tri Kappa Associate Chapter and did volunteer work at Camp Atterbury.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County resident • Must be at least a junior in college • Pursuing a degree in fine arts or speech and hearing • Past recipients may reapply; scholarship amounts may vary annually • Selected by: Psi Iota Xi Scholarship Selection Committee • Specific Requirement: Complete the Psi Iota Xi Scholarship Application available on the BRCF website

• Must be a Shelby County resident • Must be a student currently studying at the graduate or undergraduate level • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

Current College Students & Nontraditional Students

Current College Students & Nontraditional Students

Women’s Scholarship For Shelby County

Jim & Betty Tower Memorial Scholarship for Family Practice

Women’s Scholarship

The children of Jim and Betty Tower established this scholarship in 2016 as a way to honor their parents. Dr. Tower served the community for over 58 years as a Family Practitioner. He also practiced obstetrics and anesthesia. A 1954 graduate of the IU School of Medicine, he was the first to be offered a position in the newly created residency specialty of family medicine at Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. Betty also attended Indiana University where she was the first graduate to receive a degree in Medical Record Library Science. Although they were busy pioneers in the medical profession, the Towers were passionate about caring for and serving the residents of Shelby County. *This scholarship will not award until 2019.

The Women’s Scholarship Fund was created and established in 1997 by several women’s clubs in Shelby County to help provide financial support for women wishing to return to or begin college some years after high school. The fund supports the advancement of women and hopes to help women achieve their highest potential.

Criteria

Criteria

• Must be a Shelby County resident • Completing 3rd or 4th year of medical school • Preference given to students attending Indiana University School of Medicine; intending to enter family practice • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

• Must be a female, Shelby County resident • Planning to return to or begin college • Selected by: BRCF Scholarship Committee

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“The BRCF workshop is a great resource for seniors. The workshop gives you examples and helpful tools that are very useful in writing your essay, choosing who is best to write your recommendations, and how to prepare for the interview. It’s well worth your time.” Emmy Wendling 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar for Shelby County

Dates & Times: 2018

June 25: 1-2:30 p.m. June 28: 10 - 11:30 a.m.

FREE SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP

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June 24: 1 -2:30 p.m. June 27: 10 - 11:30 a.m.

presented by

Blue River Community Foundation

*Dates & times are subject to change *Workshops are held at BRCF, 54 W. Broadway, Shelbyville

What Will the Workshop Include? •

Applying for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Applying for Scholarships Through the Blue River Community Foundation’s General Scholarship Application

Writing an Expressive Scholarship Essay

Interviewing Do’s & Don’ts

Choosing the Perfect Recommender

Learning Tips for Completing Specific Sections of the Applications

Listening to Suggestions from Past BRCF Lilly Scholars on the Transition from High School to College

*each session covers the same information

How to Register: Visit www.blueriverfoundation.com and click the register here link under Summer Scholarship Workshops. If you need help registering or have questions about the workshops, please contact Julie Alvis at 317.392.7955 or jalvis@blueriverfoundation.com. Registrations close one week before the workshop. *Each session is limited to the first 30 students to register

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RESEARCH THE SCHOLARSHIP find out more about the scholarship being offered e.g. what are the interests of the donor; what is the mission of the organization

MAKE IT EASY TO READ avoid writing one long paragraph; remember the basics of essay structure - a five paragraph essay is a great example

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VALUE ADDED SKILLS & LEARNING discover a way to include any skills or learning experiences that demonstrate why you should be chosen for the scholarship; what distinguishes you from other candidates

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READ OTHER WINNING ESSAYS spend some time reviewing other winning essays for examples, but be sure to only use this as a guide; avoid plagiarizing

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WORD COUNTS MATTER do not write more than what the requirements state, EVER!

Helpful Hint

START WELL open with a strong hook to engage your readers and use vivid words to compel them to read until the end

USE EXAMPLES provide specific examples that support your thesis and try not to include things you have already listed in other sections of the application

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WRITE IT YOURSELF make sure that no matter what the theme or prompt of the essay is that you convey your own thoughts, beliefs, and ideas; this is the time to reveal your individuality

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ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH express with sincerity why the scholarship is needed but don’t go over the top with a fictional or sob story

ANSWER THE QUESTION consider the question you are asked to write about, develop a strong thesis and use examples to establish a well written response

AVOID CLICHÉS write naturally in your own voice but don’t use slang or terms that your reader may not understand

PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD have at least two pairs of eyes review your essay for grammar, spelling, content, readability, and completeness; accept the constructive criticism and re-write as needed

Prepare your essay in a separate word processing application, i.e. Word, Adobe, Google Docs, and save it. You can copy and paste the text into the required section on the BRCF online application.

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DO’s & DON’Ts of Interviewing DO

DON’T

PREPARE- consider possible questions and find someone willing to practice with you

UNDER DRESS- dress appropriately and professionally, a good first impression is important

RELAX- easier said than done, but it will help with your tone and presentation

CROSS YOUR ARMS- this gesture may make you appear guarded and unopen

SIT STRAIGHT- maintaining good posture rather than slouching demonstrates interest and attentiveness

PLAY WITH YOUR HAIR- this behavior suggests nervousness and may distract the interviewers

EYE CONTACT- make eye contact to convey openness and trustworthiness

BE TOO INTENSE- eye contact is great, but avoid staring for too long

BE PUNCTUAL- be sure you are on time for your interview, even if this means arriving early

DISCUSS HOT TOPICS- avoid controversial subject matter and heated political issues

ASK QUESTIONS- don’t be timid to ask questions, this shows you are engaged in the process

BE NEGATIVE- criticizing others to make yourself look better is unappealing

LISTEN- it’s important to talk, but make sure you are an active listener as well

LIE- falsifying information or fabricating stories is easy for interviewers to spot

SELL YOURSELF- this is your chance to shine and express your enthusiasm and personality

BOAST- it is important to be confident and express pride in your achievements, but avoid being conceited

FOLLOW UP- sending a short note or email thanking everyone for the opportunity is always a good gesture

RAMBLE- stay on topic and avoid staying on one topic for too long; gauge the interest of your audience

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship selection process is completed in two phases. Any Shelby County student that meets the eligibility requirements and completes the online application in full by the deadline will be considered during the first round of the process. The BRCF Scholarship Committee conducts a very intensive review of each qualifying application and determines a set of finalists. These finalists must then participate in a panel interview with the Scholarship Committee during the second week of October.

Good to Know

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Financial Aid Academics

• What is the professor-to-student ratio? • What academic programs on campus are most popular? • Does the school give academic credit for AP/IB high school courses?

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Graduation Preparation

• What is the average financial aid package? • How many students receive financial aid? • Are there work study opportunities?

Student Life

WHAT TO ASK ON YOUR COLLEGE VISIT

What organizations are on campus? Are there any tutoring programs? When are food services accessible? Where do students go if they have a medical emergency?

• What does it take to graduate in four years? • How many students do internships? • What type of career services does the college have?

Information courtesy of

Independent Colleges of Indiana For more details visit www.icindiana.org

SHELBY COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR Shelbyville High School hosts an annual college fair in September for Shelby County students and their families. This event is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to meet with post-secondary school representatives. For specific dates and times, or more information, please see your school counselor or contact BRCF.

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COLLEGE in 9 simple steps

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Answer basic questions about the type of school you want to attend. 2 year or 4 year? private or public?

Decide how much money you can spend and how much money it will cost.

Research the school’s department offering your interest of study or major.

Visit the campus to see how you like the campus and location. Restaurants? Shopping?

Apply to many schools that interest you and see where you are accepted.

Check out the list of extracurricular activities that interest you.

Look into the housing options. Is this someplace you can live?

How friendly are the students, professors, and school staff? Do you feel welcome?

Trust your gut instinct. Which school feels right and is the best fit for you?

Information courtesy of Dani Kluss

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES BRCF is committed to helping students reach their post-secondary educational goals. Below is a list of recommended online resources to help navigate the process. Please visit our website to learn about additional resources.

COLLEGE BOARD •

www.collegeboard.org

SAT preparation and general college and financial aid information

INDIANA CAREER EXPLORER •

https://indiana.kuder.com

Explore jobs, assess skills, and develop an educational plan

LEARN MORE INDIANA •

www.learnmoreindiana.com

Comprehensive site for Hoosier students

INVESTED •

www.investedindiana.org

FASTWEB •

https://indiana.kuder.com

Help for Hoosier families as they plan for college and explore financial opportunities

One of the largest, free searchable scholarship databases available

FINAID! •

www.finaid.org

Guide to loans, scholarships, and other financial assistance

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As the first program of its kind in Indiana, Advantage Shelby County is a collaboration between city and county government and Ivy Tech Community College. The program will provide scholarship funding to qualified Shelby County students to pay tuition costs not covered by state, federal, or institutional aid, attending Ivy Tech in an eligible program.

ABOUT ADVANTAGE SHELBY COUNTY

• Advantage Shelby County is a two year college scholarship program specifically aimed at raising educational attainment and workforce readiness in Shelby County • Partnership between the City of Shelbyville, Shelby County, and Ivy Tech Community College • Provides gap scholarship funding to Shelby County Students to pay tuition costs not covered by state, federal or institutional aid • In exchange for local support, students agree to perform 10 hours of community service per semester or fulfill a program work requirement with a Shelby County company • Students will be assigned a local mentor to guide them on their educational path • Educate students in Shelby County to retain them in SC

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Students must maintain residency in Shelby County and satisfactory academic progress Must be a graduating Shelby County High School senior beginning with the class of 2016 Have a minimum 2.0 high school cumulative GPA Be considered college ready as determined by Ivy Tech Placement Standards at www.ivytech.edu/assessment • Enroll full-time in one of the following programs: - Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology - Transfer General Education Core - General Studies - Business Administration - Approved Transfer Single Articulation Pathway Degree Track *Visit www.ivytech.edu/shelby-advantage for a current list of eligible tracks

APPLICATION DEADLINE

• Students must apply by December 15th of their senior year in high school at www.ivytech.edu/shelby-advantage

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ami Carter, Advantage Shelby County Scholarship Coordinator p: 317.392.3243

e: acarter224@ivytech.edu

PLEASE NOTE: This scholarship opportunity is not funded or administered by Blue River Community Foundation.

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