Vincennes University Middle Income Scholarship: Students receive up to a $1,250 tuition benefit in increments of $250 for four consecutive semesters. An additional $250 will be awarded to students earning an associate degree in five semesters or less. Must be an Indiana resident, enroll as incoming full-time degree seeking student, complete FAFSA, have adjusted gross income of less than $75,000. Students must maintain 2.5 GPA or higher each semester at VU, maintain full-time enrollment status, maintain enrollment for consecutive semesters. Visit: http://www.vinu.edu/scholarships . Early deadline: Jan. 15

David L. Rice Merit Scholarship : This is the primary scholarship offered by the University of Southern Indiana to all eligible applicants with permanent residency in the U.S. To qualify, students must achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and one of the following scores: a combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 940 or a combined Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math RSAT score of 1020 or an ACT composite score of 20. Award amounts vary based upon academic merit and are renewable. Qualified students who apply by March 1 of their senior year automatically receive the Scholarship based upon their admission application. Visit: www.usi.edu/admissions/scholarships . Deadline: March 1

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award: Each year more than 3500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. First place scholarship winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $21,000. Scholarship submission requirements: art must be on paper or canvas. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or oil may be used. Digital art photography is NOT ACCEPTED. Submit canvas entries on stretcher frames or canvas board; other entries must be matted on white; do not frame; art should be no smaller than 8”x10” but no larger than 18”x24”. For more information on the contest rules and submission of art visit www.vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest. Student entry deadline to VFW Auxiliary March 31

National Beta Scholarship Program: National Beta will award over $300,000 in scholarships with awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to outstanding Beta members. A step-by-step guide for applying can be found at www.betaclub.org/scholarship . Beta members, duly registered with the national headquarters as of Nov. 1, 2018, are eligible to apply. Selection of scholarship winners is based on a number of factors, with an emphasis on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, as well as participation in National Beta Club activities. The application process occurs in two phases: PHASE 1: Eligible 12th grade Senior Beta members may apply for a National Beta Scholarship by the deadline date of Jan. 25, 2020. All applicants will be notified the week of Feb. 19, 2020, if they have been selected as a semifinalist. PHASE 2: Beta members selected as semifinalists are required to submit additional materials, such as essays and letters of recommendation. Semifinalists’ materials are due by March 22, 2020. You are required to submit your high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores. Submit your completed application and $15 application fee (via credit card) by Jan. 25, 2020. National Beta Club Scholarship Winners will be announced the week of May 1, 2020. IMPORTANT DATES: Phase 1: Application deadline: Jan. 25. Phase 2: Semifinalists deadline for submitting materials: March 22.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION – DAVIESS COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS (16 total) Visit www.communityfoundationalliance.org/daviess for more information on each scholarship. DUE DATES JAN. 22, 2020

For graduating senior who also attended Lena Dunn Elementary David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship annual scholarship established by Cathleen M. (Lynch) Kendall in memory of her husband, David K. Lynch. Eligibility Criteria: Graduating senior of Washington High School, Washington Catholic, Barr-Reeve, or North Daviess High School who also attended Lena Dunn Elementary School. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) and 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: $300

For graduating senior who is a varsity sports participant and active member of house of worship Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship: Annual scholarship established by the families of Derek Ray Arvin to benefit a Washington High School graduating senior. Eligibility Criteria: Graduating seniors of Washington High School with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale). Applicants must be an active member of a house of worship, a member of at least one varsity level IHSAA sport, and active in at least one extracurricular activity other than sports (e.g. Beta Club, Student Council, French Club, etc.). Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on financial need, level of athletic involvement and ability, and the required essay. Supplemental Requirements: Typewritten essay (200 to 300 words) answering the question: “Why do you deserve this scholarship?” Written statement (on letterhead) from applicant’s pastor or minister verifying applicant’s membership and level of activity within the church. Completion of the FAFSA. Award amount: Two $1,000

For graduating senior pursuing post-secondary education who demonstrates financial need and good scholastic standing. Dwight Risley Scholarship annual scholarship established by Martha Risley Reiners in memory of her husband. Eligibility Criteria: Graduating senior of any Daviess County high school for tuition, books, and required fees of post-secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and good scholastic standing. Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on all sections of the application form and on the supplemental document(s). Supplemental requirements: Essay: Statement of aspirations and educational goals (not to exceed two typewritten, double-spaced pages). Completion of the FAFSA. Official transcript. Multiple scholarships will be awarded from $12,000

For graduating senior pursuing post-secondary education in law enforcement or a related field Fraternal Order of Police Washington Lodge 101 Scholarship annual scholarship established by the Fraternal Order of Police Washington Lodge 101 Eligibility Criteria: Graduating seniors of any Daviess or Martin County high school pursuing post-secondary education in law enforcement or a related field (excluding corrections officers). Applicants must have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale). Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on the applicant’s high school attendance record, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and special circumstances (if applicable). Supplemental requirements: Statement of school attendance from high school guidance counselor. Three letters of recommendation from an individual other than a family member of FOP Washington Lodge 101 member. Official transcript. Award amount of $900 will be paid upon completion of two semesters of college with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and documentation showing recipient’s continued studies in law enforcement or a related field.

For graduating senior who plans to study in the field of journalism at Vincennes University. Fred Walker, Jr. Journalism Scholarship annual scholarship established by the Estate of Frederic Joseph Walker Jr. Eligibility Criteria: Graduating senior of Washington High School or Washington Catholic who plan to study journalism at Vincennes University. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). Selection criteria will be based on financial need, academic performance, and the required essay. Supplemental requirements: Essay: State of Aspirations and Educational Goals (not to exceed two double-spaced pages). Completion of the FAFSA. Official transcript. Award Amount: $1000

GPC Washington Employees Scholarship: Applicants must be dependents of employees (as defined by dependent’s eligibility for the company’s health insurance plan) who have completed at least six months of employment with Kent-Grain Processing Corporation in Washington, Indiana. Applicants must have a minimum, GPA 2.0(on a 4.0 scale) and be planning to pursue post-secondary education at any accredited 2- or 4-year educational institution or trade school. Past recipients of the scholarship may reapply; however, renewal awards are not guaranteed. Students who have received or have been named to receive full-tuition scholarships are not eligible. Supplemental Requirements: Powerpoint presentation addressing the following: “Why do you deserve this scholarship?” (applicants should not include photographs of themselves in the presentation). Letter of recommendation from an individual other than a family member or an employee of Kent-Grain Processing in Washington, but who can attest to applicant’s ethical and moral character and ability to overcome challenges and obstacles. Award amount: Two-$1500

Jay Lampton Memorial Scholarship: Annual scholarship created by the friends and family of Jay Lampton. Eligibility criteria: Graduating seniors of any high school served by the Community Foundation Alliance (which includes high schools located in the Indiana counties of Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick) with a 2.0 cumulative GPA(4.0 scale) and who have been enrolled in technology courses during his or her high school education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be planning to pursue post-secondary education at the Lincoln College of Technology or another institution of higher education seeking a degree in auto mechanics. Selection will be based on financial need, academic performance, letter of recommendation, and the required essay. Supplemental Requirements: Essay- Statement of Aspirations and Educational Goals (not to exceed two double-spaced pages). Completion of FAFSA. Letter of recommendation from applicant’s high school technology teacher. Official transcript. Award amount: $500

John R. Chapman Scholarship Annual renewable scholarship established by the John R. Chapman Trust Fund to provide a renewable scholarship to graduating seniors of Washington Community or North Daviess high schools. Eligibility requirements: Graduating seniors planning to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited college or university majoring in a physical science such as astronomy, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, meteorology, or physics. Applicants must rank in the upper third of their graduating class. Selection will be based on financial need and academic performance. Supplemental requirements: completion of the FAFSA and official grade transcript. Award amount: $500

For graduating senior involved in productions at Veale Creek Theatre Lawrell Ray Hilgeman Memorial Scholarship: Annual scholarship created by Veale Creek Players in memory of Lawrell Ray Hilgeman. Eligibility criteria: Applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at any accredited college, university, or vocational institution and have been involved in productions featured at the Veale Creek theatre in Washington, Indiana. 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. Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on all sections of the application. Award amount: $800

Leonidas (Lon) R. Horrall Memorial Scholarship: Graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school or Daviess County residents who are considered non-traditional students. Applicants must have a minimum 2.7 GPA(4.0 scale) and a scholastic rank in the upper third of their graduating class. A non-traditional student is defined as an individual who delayed his/her enrollment in postsecondary education after graduating from high school. Applicants must have participated in 4-H for at least four years and plan to pursue a degree in the field of agri-business (such as farming, agricultural sales, agricultural research, veterinary science, agronomy, animal science, or related fields) at Vincennes University. In the event there are no applicants that meet the agri-business criteria, the scholarship opportunity will be made available to students planning to pursue an ASN or BSN degree in nursing at Vincennes University. Past recipient of the scholarship may reapply; however, renewal awards are not guaranteed. Students must maintain a 2.7 GPA while receiving the nursing scholarship. Award amount: Two $500 Awards

McKinley Vance Agri-Business Scholarship: Annual scholarship established by Lucile Vance in memory of her husband. Eligibility 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 (such as farming, agricultural sales, agricultural research, veterinary science, agronomy, animal science, or related fields). 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. Supplemental Requirements: Essay: Statement of Aspirations and Educational Goals (not to exceed two typewritten, double-spaced pages). Completion of the FAFSA. Official transcript. Past recipients of the scholarship may reapply for the award in subsequent years provided they have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average in the previous semester and are enrolled in a college majoring agriculture as described above. Past recipients must resubmit the application in full. Award amount: $1800. Multiple scholarships may be awarded from this amount.

For graduating senior who plans to major in business related course of study. Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship annual scholarship created by Peoples National Bank in Washington, Indiana. Eligibility criteria: Graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school with a 3.0 cumulative GPA(4.0 scale). Applicants must be planning to major in a business related course of study at any accredited college or university. Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on academic performance and leadership skills as indicated by applicant’s community involvement and extracurricular activities. Supplemental Requirements: Essay: Statement of Aspirations and Educational Goals (not to exceed 2, double-spaced pages). Award amount: $500

Ray L. Angerer Memorial Scholarship: Annual scholarship created by Westminster Presbyterian Church in memory of Ray L. Angerer. Applicants must be communicant members of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Washington, Indiana, 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. Selection will be based on participation and service to the church, community, and school, and on the required essay. Supplemental requirements: Essay (not to exceed two, double-spaced pages) describing applicant’s participation and service to the church, community, and school. Official transcript. Award amount: $200

Ronald Frette and Ann Frette 4-H Scholarship: Daviess County residents who are graduates of a Daviess County high school and pursuing post-secondary undergraduate studies or training. Applicants must have participated in a Daviess County 4-H program for at least five years, completed at least two 4-H projects during each of those years, and maintained a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale). Applicants must also demonstrate personal interest in a positive attitude toward continuing their education and demonstrate good moral character. Award amount: Up to $1500. Multiple scholarships may be awarded from this amount.

For graduating senior pursuing degree in writing, computer studies, or web design. Sheldon Matthew Smith Memorial Scholarship created by Gregory A. and Natalie J. Smith in memory of their son, Sheldon (1993-2006). Eligibility criteria: Graduating senior of Washington High School and Washington Catholic planning to pursue a 2- or 4-year college or vocational school degree in writing (literature, not journalism), computer graphics, computer game design, computer animation, computer programming, and/or web design at an accredited institution. Selection will be based on applicant’s cumulative GPA (minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale), financial need, and the required essay. Applicants receiving a 4-year, full tuition scholarship, including the 21st Century Scholarship, will not be considered. Supplemental requirements: Essay (approximately 200 words) answering the question, “What degree are you pursuing and how will that degree help you achieve your life goals?” Completion of the FAFSA. Award amount: $250 to one WHS senior and one WC senior.

For graduating senior who plans to attend Vincennes University. William and Mary Summers Memorial Scholarship: Annual scholarship established by Phillip M. Summers and William E. Summers in memory of their parents. Eligibility criteria: Graduating senior of Washington High School planning full-time enrollment at Vincennes University. Although preference will be given to students majoring in Business of 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, grade point average, ACT and SAT scores, and the required essay. Supplemental requirements: Essay: Statement of Aspirations and Educational Goals (not to exceed two typewritten, double-spaced pages). Completion of the FAFSA.

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