The Washington Times-Herald

December 4, 2013

December scholarships


The Washington Times-Herald

---- — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship: Saint Mary of-the-Woods College is seeking applications from female seniors for their scholarship competition. You may be eligible for a full tuition scholarship. The scholarship highlights students who embody the principles by which Saint Mother Theodore Guerin lived and served. To be considered for the competition, students must: be admitted to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, complete essay, demonstrate community-focused experiences that makes a difference, and submit at least one letter of recommendation. For application guidelines, visit www.smwc.edu/smtg

Deadline: Dec. 31

Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity Educational Foundation

Christian Leadership Award: The scholarship is available to Lutheran men who will be starting college in fall 2014. Alumni from our chapters at the University of Illinois, Indiana University, and Purdue University will select well-qualified individuals to be honored with the award, a $1,500 scholarship towards the cost of tuition at the respective campus.

Deadline: Feb. 15

Martin Luther Scholarship: This $2,000 award is open to young men who will be attending their first year at any accredited 4-year college or university in the United States.

Deadline: Feb. 15

Applicants for both scholarships above must be male, confirmed members of a Lutheran congregation, and attending college in the fall 2014 semester in order to receive the award. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to one of its members in order to be considered. Students may apply for multiple awards. For an electronic copy of the application visit: http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org/

Daviess County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship: One Daviess County student will be selected to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Daviess County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. The scholarship provides a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of the recipient’s choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. Eligibility: graduating senior, resident of Daviess County, academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, school activities and sports, work experience, personal statement of goals, an essay, be accepted to a full-time baccalaureate degree program at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Daviess County students may now apply for the scholarship through the Daviess County Community Foundation’s website www.daviesscommunityfoundation.org.

Deadline: Midnight Jan. 19

Daviess County Community Foundation Scholarships

Students may apply online at www.daviesscoummumityfoundation.org for all the scholarships listed below. Deadline date for all scholarships listed below is Feb. 1, unless stated otherwise.

Ray L. Angerer Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must be communicant members of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Washington, pursuing a post-secondary degree at any accredited college, university, or vocational institution. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors, current college students, or non-traditional students. Past recipients may reapply; however, renewal awards are not guaranteed. Award amount: $740.

Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship: Criteria: graduating senior of WHS, minimum 3.0 GPA, active member of a house of worship, member of at least one varsity level IHSAA sport, active in at least one extracurricular activity, financial need, level of athletic involvement and ability, and required essay. Award amount – to be announced.

Lawrell Ray Hilgeman Memorial Scholarship: Criteria: pursuing a post-secondary degree at any accredited college, university, or vocational institution, has been involved in productions featured at the Veale Creek Theatre in Washington. Although it is desired that applicants plan to study performing arts at an accredited educational institution, other majors may be considered. If there are an insufficient number of applicants in a given year, applications will be accepted from performing arts students who have not had prior involvement with the Veale Creek Theatre. Award amount: $880. Contact for application and deadline: Veale Creek Theatre in Washington, 254-7315.

Jay Lampton Memorial Scholarship: Criteria: Graduating seniors of any high school served by the Community Foundation Alliance (Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick), 2.0 GPA and have been enrolled in technology courses during his or her high school education, demonstrate financial need and planning to pursue post-secondary education at the Nashville Auto Diesel College or another institution of higher education seeking a degree in auto mechanics, financial need, academic performance, letter of recommendation, and required essay. Contact for Application and Deadline: Warrick County Community Foundation in Boonville, 897-2030.

David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship: Criteria: graduating senior of WHS, WC, Barr-Reeve, North Daviess who also attended Lena Dunn Elementary School., minimum GPA of 2.5, plan to attend a two- or four-year college or university in Indiana. Students who have received or have been named to receive full-tuition scholarships are not eligible for this award. Award amount - $350.

Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship: Criteria: graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school , GPA of 3.0, planning to major in a business related course of study at any accredited college or university, academic performance and leadership skills as indicated by applicant’s community involvement and extracurricular activities. Award amount - $500.

Melba Jean Racener Scholarship: Open only for renewal applicants in 2013-14 school year. Criteria: graduating seniors of any accredited high school whose home residence is in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties, GPA of 3.0, planning to pursue post-secondary education in advertising, marketing, communications or a related field, academic performance and financial need, with preference given to applicants who demonstrate active participation in extracurricular activities, especially as they relate to the applicant’ major. Contact for application and deadline: Vanderburgh Community Foundation in Evansville, 422-1245.

Dwight Risley Scholarship: Criteria: graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school, demonstrate financial need and good scholastic standing. Award amount - $30,800. Multiple scholarships will be awarded from the total amount listed. Scholarship award will be used for tuition, books, and required fees of post-secondary education.

Sheldon Matthew Smith Memorial Scholarship: Criteria: graduating seniors of WHS and WC planning to pursue a two-or four-year college or vocational school degree in writing (literature, not journalism), computer graphics, computer game design, computer art design, or computer animation, computer programming, and/or web design at an accredited institution, minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, and required essay. Applicants receiving a 4-year, full tuition scholarship, including the 21st Century Scholarship, will not be considered. Award amount – Two $500 awards (one to WHS graduating senior, one to WC graduating senior).

William and Mary Summers Memorial Scholarship: Criteria: graduating seniors of WHS planning full-time enrollment at VU. Although preference will be given to students majoring in business or education, applications will be accepted from students majoring in any subject. Selection will be based on work history, financial need, school activities, community and church activities, GPA, ACT and SAT scores, and required essay. Award amount - $500.

McKinley Vance Agri-Business Scholarship: Criteria: graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school with a scholastic rank in the upper third of their class. Applicants must have participated in 4-H for at least four years and be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at a college or university pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture. Past recipients may reapply; however, renewal awards are not guaranteed. Selection will be based on financial need, active participation in school, church, community, and work activities, and on the required essay. Award amount - $1,020.

Fred Walker, Jr. Journalism Scholarship: Criteria: graduating seniors of WC or WHS who plan to study journalism at VU, demonstrate financial need, GPA of 3.0, academic performance and required essay. Past recipients of the scholarship may reapply for the award in subsequent years provided they continue to study journalism at VU. Renewal awards are not guaranteed. Award amount - $600.