Scholarships for Every Level of Education

The Community Foundation of Jackson County offers a scholarship program that administers 49 scholarships at many different levels of education. They range from a few hundred dollars to full tuition, books and fees. However, all are primarily focused upon students from Jackson County.

In addition to scholarships for students planning to attend four year colleges and universities, the Foundation administers several scholarships for students to attend schools offering two-year associates degrees or vocational/technical training. The Foundation uses a single application for all scholarships as well, including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program. Applications are available online for the six high schools in Jackson County April of each year, with a mid August due date for completion.

The Community Foundation also has adult learning scholarships available. Applications may be obtained by contacting The Jackson County Learning Center at 812-519-2923.

Many contributors create endowed scholarship funds to honor or memorialize an individual or serve a specific purpose that is important to the donor. Scholarships can enable students to pursue traditional higher education or vocational training. Income from the endowment provides the scholarships each year.

Brownstown Central students earn scholarships

The Community Foundation of Jackson County presented scholarships Friday morning at the 2016 Brownstown Central High School Awards Day program.
 
Hannah Gallion received the Frische Family Scholarship.
 
Elizabeth Callahan received the Gina Shepard Ballard Scholarship.
 
Lute Lahrman received the Omer and Jean Terkhorn Scholarship.
 
Madison Persinger received the Stuckwisch Educational Scholarship.
 
Mason McClure received the Orville and Laura Lubker/Purdue University Scholarship. It was presented by Laura Lubker.
 
Cynthia Edwards received the Seymour Kiwanis Club Scholarship. It was presented by Paul Ramsey.
 
Sterling Hayden received the Bateman Engineering Scholarship. It was presented by Wayman & Associates Inc.
 
And Elizabeth Callahan received the Seymour Firefighters Local 577 Scholarship. It was presented by Jason O’Neal.
 
The Foundation administers 49 scholarship funds. During the 2015-16 school year, 76 Community Foundation of Jackson County scholarship recipients were on college and university campuses around the Hoosier state and across the nation.
 
As a reminder to this year's high school juniors, the deadline to file an application for scholarships with the Foundation is Aug. 17. Applications are available online at www.cfjacksoncounty.org.

Foundation presents scholarships at Medora High School

The Community Foundation of Jackson County presented two scholarships Tuesday night at the 2016 Medora High School Senior Awards Night program.

Carley McCammon received the Medora High School/Gossman Scholarship. The fund was started in 2004 by George Gossman and the State Bank of Medora.

Megan Weddell received the Jackson County Community Scholarship. This fund was established in April 2007 by the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

The Foundation administers 49 scholarship funds. During the 2015-16 school year, 76 Community Foundation of Jackson County scholarship recipients were on college and university campuses around the Hoosier state and across the nation.

As a reminder to this year's high school juniors, the deadline to file an application for scholarships with the Foundation is Aug. 17. Applications are available online at www.cfjacksoncounty.org.

Foundation awards scholarship at Crothersville Honor Day

The Community Foundation of Jackson County awarded a scholarship Monday to a Crothersville High School graduating senior.

Derrick Maxie was presented with the Elmer & Ida Lacey Scholarship during the program Monday night in the high school gymnasium.

The Foundation administers 49 scholarship funds. During the 2015-16 school year, 76 Community Foundation of Jackson County scholarship recipients were on college and university campuses around the Hoosier state and across the nation.

As a reminder to this year's high school juniors, the deadline to file an application for scholarships with the Foundation is Aug. 17. Applications are available online at www.cfjacksoncounty.org.

Students earn scholarships at Seymour High School

Awards presented at Honor Day program

The Community Foundation of Jackson County presented scholarships today at the 2016 Seymour High School Honor Day program.

They included the Julia Patrick Memorial Scholarship, presented to Lindsey Hume, valedictorian, and Hao Li, salutatorian.

The Jay C Food Stores Scholarship, to Kourtland Koester.

The Dr. & Mrs. R. Todd Bergman Scholarship, to Noah Bullard.

The Charles Frederick Wolter Memorial Scholarship, to Cameron Deppen.

The Seymour American Legion Post 89 Achievement Scholarship to Elysabeth Allman.

The Marcella Trumbo Seymour Alumni Scholarship to Molly Borcherding.

Ann Tormoehlen presented the Tri Kappa Scholarship to Josiah Rudge.

Janet Kiel presented the Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship for the Arts to Katie Hodge.

Amanda Reichenbacker presented the Bob and Eileen Prather Memorial Scholarship to Mikaela Grout.

Carol and Sam Chandler presented the Marc Owen Chandler Memorial Scholarship to Emma Wood and Megan Winter.

Jeff Culp presented the Laura Culp Memorial Scholarship to Chandler Clark.

Erin Reinhart presented the Gary E. Plumer Memorial Scholarship to Morgan Ritz.

Bruce MacTavish presented the Dr. Charles Trumbo Scholarship to Carson Regruth.

Caleb McKinney presented the Seymour Firefighters Local 577 Scholarship to Christopher Knight and Caleb O’Brien.

And Jane Vandivier presented the J. David Vandivier/Dicksons Scholarship to Brady Rinehart.

The Foundation administers 49 scholarship funds. During the 2015-16 school year, 76 Community Foundation of Jackson County scholarship recipients were on college and university campuses around the Hoosier state and across the nation.

As a reminder to this year's high school juniors, the deadline to file an application for scholarships with the Foundation is Aug. 17. Applications are available online at www.cfjacksoncounty.org.

Trinity students earn scholarships

The Community Foundation of Jackson County recently presented 2016 scholarships to students at Trinity Lutheran High School.

They included recognition of Luke Onken, recipient of this year's Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Luke plans to attend the University of Notre Dame this fall.

Other scholarships awarded were the Seymour Firefighters Local 577 Scholarship, the Ann Windley Leadership Jackson County Scholarship, American Legion Post 89  Achievement Scholarship, two Royalty Scholarships, the Walter & Cora Schlehuser-Clark & Ruth Thompson Scholarship and the Jackson County Sertoma Scholarship.

The Seymour American Legion Post 89 Achievement Scholarship was presented to Ethan Neawedde.    

The Walter & Cora Schlehuser-Clark & Ruth Thompson Scholarship was presented to Daniel Horton.

The Royalty Scholarship was presented to Hannah Deaton and Emily Thompson.        

The Ann Windley Leadership Jackson County Scholarship was presented by Jacob Schult.    
        
The Seymour Firefighters Local 577 Scholarship was presented by Firefighter Paul Foster to Andrea Foster.

And the Jackson County Sertoma Scholarship was presented to Haylee Barker.

The Foundation administers 49 scholarship funds. During the 2015-16 school year, 76 Community Foundation of Jackson County scholarship recipients were on college and university campuses around the Hoosier state and across the nation.

As a reminder to this year's high school juniors, the deadline to file an application for scholarships with the Foundation is Aug. 17. Applications are available online at www.cfjacksoncounty.org.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program  

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program began in 1997. It was created to “raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase the awareness of the potential of Indiana’s community foundations to improve the quality of life of the state’s residents.” The Community Foundation of Jackson County has awarded 35 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships. Thirty scholars have now graduated from college. Some have gone on to pursue postgraduate degrees. Some are now working in Jackson County, in Indiana, and beyond. Four scholars are now working on their undergraduate degrees on college campuses throughout the state.

The program will provide scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Along with the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, other scholarships from our foundation include:

  • Gina Shepard Ballard Scholarship Fund
  • Bateman Engineering Scholarship Fund                              
  • Dr. & Mrs. R. Todd Bergman Scholarship Fund
  • Don and Emmylou Bollinger Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Marc Owen Chandler Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Crothersville Community Scholarship Fund
  • The Laura Culp Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Frische Family Endowment Fund
  • George Gossman Family Scholarship Fund
  • Tom and Juanita Groub Scholarship Fund
  • Connie Bowling Hehman Teacher Scholarship Fund
  • Jackson County Community Scholarship
  • Jackson County Veterinary Scholarship Fund
  • Jackson-Jennings Co-op / Bob Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Jay C Food Stores Scholarship Fund
  • The Klaes Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Marvin and Mary Klaes Memorial Adult Scholarship Fund
  • The Elmer and Ida Lacey Scholarship Fund
  • E. Morton and Julia R. Lester Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Orville and Laura Lubker/Purdue University Scholarship Fund
  • Ruby and Floyd W. Martin Fund
  • Medora High School / Gossman Scholarship Fund
  • Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship for the Arts
  • Harold "Teep" and Oguerita McKinney Scholarship Fund
  • Jane E. Meyer Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Fund
  • Julie A. Moore Scholarship Fund
  • Julia Patrick Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Bob and Eileen Prather Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Royalty Scholarship Endowment
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund
  • George Schneider Scholarship Fund
  • The Seymour American Legion Post 89 Achievement Scholarship Fund
  • Seymour Firefighters Local 577 Scholarship fund
  • Seymour High School Alumni Fund
  • Seymour Tubing, Inc. Scholarship Fund
  • Seymour Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund   
  • Walter and Cora Schlehuser-Clark and Ruth Thompson Scholarship
  • Stuckwisch Educational Scholarship Fund
  • Omer and Jean Terkhorn Scholarship Fund
  • James Temple Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • James Ralph Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Jasper N. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Tri Kappa Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Charles Trumbo Endowment
  • Marcella Trumbo Scholarship Endowment
  • J. David Vandivier/Dicksons Scholarship Fund
  • The Kenneth N. and Helen Warbritton Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Kenneth S. Warbritton Scholarship Fund
  • Ann Windley Leadership Scholarship Fund
  • Charles Frederick Wolter Memorial Scholarship Fund

Our Partners in Education:

For more information on our scholarship form, and further ways you can give, please call The Community Foundation of Jackson County a call at 812-523-4483 or contact us by e-mail info@cfjacksoncounty.org.