Scholarships

Local assistance for higher education

We have a variety of scholarships available to residents of Howard County.

By completing the general application, you will be considered for scholarships that are administered through the Community Foundation, provided you meet eligibility requirements. Other applications should be completed as eligibility requirements are met. 

Please note some scholarships are administered through the high school guidance office. Be sure to check with the guidance counselors for a complete list.

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If you are wondering how you will pay for your education, the Indiana College Costs Estimator can help. This free resource offers real-world scenarios based on the information you provide about how to pay for school. Compare costs of college, complete with estimated aid packages from each school, side by side. You can also talk with a National Center for College Costs representative about the college selection process by calling toll-free at 877-687-7291 or e-mail your questions to info@collegecosts.com. 

Link to other Community Foundation scholarships and 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

New Lilly Scholarship deadline: Passed

General Scholarship deadline: March 3, 2017

Any Howard County High School student:

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Purpose:  The program was designed to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase awareness of the potential of Indiana's community foundations to improve the quality of life of the state's residents.

Scholarships:  The scholarships will provide 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 leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Eligibility:  The program is open to all Indiana residents who have graduated by the end of June 2017, with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school and who have been accepted to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning in the fall of 2017 at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. Lilly Requirements View Eligibility Requirements

Requirements:  To pursue four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at an Indiana College.  Keep the Community Foundation apprised of their academic status during college and post-graduation status (education and/or employment) for at least ten years after graduation. View Recipient Requirements & Timeline

Community Foundation of Howard County Scholars

These scholarships are being awarded from the Community Endowment Fund of the Foundation. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship committee and the grantmaking committee of the Foundation recommended to the board of directors that the finalists for the Howard County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship be awarded scholarships in recognition of their academic achievement, community and school involvement, potential for success, financial need and participation in the interview process. 

Adams Rotary Memorial Scholarship

For graduates of any Howard County high school enrolled, or planning to enroll, in any accredited college, university or nursing school in the United States. Careers in pre-medicine, medicine, two-year associate program in nursing, three-year diploma program in nursing, and four-year bachelor of nursing program will be considered providing any such program is preparation for obtaining a registered nurse designation or a M.D. degree. This scholarship may be renewable based on meeting certain conditions.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) graduate of a Howard County high school; (b) currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree program leading to a career as a nurse or medical doctor; (c) recommendation from a science teacher and an individual who has known you for at least one year; and, (d) financial need. *Use general scholarship application if you are a high school student. Current college students use Adams Rotary Memorial Scholarship application..

Carl Anderson Scholarship

Established by the family and friends of Mr. Anderson in honor of his retirement from Delphi Delco Electronics. Carl and Pat Anderson have contributed to the endowment fund so that scholarships can be awarded forever. 

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) graduating seniors from any Howard County high school accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree in education; (b) a strong civic commitment to school and community through extra-curricular activities; (c) recommendation from principal or faculty advisor of the high school; (d) academic achievement is considered, but the recipient should not be in the top 10-percent of the class; and, (e) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Jenny Michelle Butler Memorial Scholarship

Established by Jerry and Marty Butler in memory of their daughter Jenny Michelle Butler, this fund provides scholarships to students who are members of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church and take an active role within the church and who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution.

*A separate scholarship application and criteria are available through First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Russena L. Comer Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to Howard County high school graduates who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree in the educational field at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) the equivalent of a B average of the high school student attended; (b) superior work ethic; (c) high moral character; (d) good citizenship; (e) excellent mental attitude; and, (f) recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal of the student's high school. *Use general scholarship application.

M. Joyce Cook Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by Jerry Cook in memory of M. Joyce Cook.  Scholarships will be awarded from this fund to students graduating from any accredited Howard County high school who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree in elementary education, ministry, or mission field.

Eligibility and selection criteria:  (a) good character; (b) good citizenship; (c) good scholastic record; (d) good work ethic; (e) recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the high school with respect to the nominated student; and (f) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Roy L. Crume Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Roy L. Crume. Scholarships will be awarded from this fund to high school graduates from the counties of Howard, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Grant, Miami and Tipton, Ind., who are or will be attending any accredited trade or business school, such as Vincennes University and/or Ivy Tech Community College, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as students at a trade or business school (not a four-year program).

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character and citizenship; (b) demonstrated commitment toward personal improvement; (c) ability to complete educational goals; and (d) financial need. The scholarship may be renewable based on certain conditions. *Use Roy L. Crume Scholarship application.

Max M. Earl Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family of the late Dr. Max M. Earl, scholarships are awarded from this fund to Howard County residents or former students of any Howard County high school, who are or will be attending the Indiana University School of Medicine to pursue a degree as a medical doctor.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) proof of attendance at Indiana University School of Medicine; (b) recommendation; and (c) financial need are criteria used in the selection process. *Use Max M. Earl Memorial Scholarship application.

Rick Fingleton Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to seniors from any Howard County high school who are going to attend a state supported Indiana college or university, and who demonstrate need for assistance with educational expenses. This scholarship may be renewed based on meeting eligibility requirements.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) financial need; (b) good citizenship; (c) above average intelligence; (d) good scholastic record; (e) good character; and, (f) active participation in extracurricular activities. *Use general scholarship application.

Betty E. Fowler Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to seniors from any Howard County high school and Maconaquah High School with a preference given to graduates from Northwestern High School and Maconaquah High School who attend accredited colleges or universities in the study of fine arts, preference given to applicants majoring in piano.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) pursue a fine arts degree with a preference for students studying piano; (b) academic ability to succeed in their course of study in college; (c) good character and citizenship; and (d) deserving of financial assistance. *Use general scholarship application.

John P. Fredrick Destination: Education Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to seniors from any Howard County high school who are students of the Destination: Education IUK program and who are pursuing Purdue degree programs either at Kokomo or West Lafayette.

*Use general scholarship application.

June Brown Hill PEO Nursing Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for Howard County residents who are or will be enrolled in an accredited educational institution to study nursing.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) academic ability; (b) high moral character; (c) excellent mental attitude; and (d) a recommendation from someone other than a relative. *Use general scholarship application.

Holtson Family Teacher's Fund

This fund provides scholarships for late-in-life, second career, or other non-traditional students on an educative track to become teachers in Indiana.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) has a passion for teaching; (b) academic ability to succeed; (c) superior work ethic; (d) high moral character; (e) good citizenship and community involvement; (f) excellent mental attitude; (g) financial need; and (h) a recommendation from a teacher, employer or community member who is not related. *Use Holtson Family Teacher's Fund application.

William S. & Susannah B. Hough Memorial Scholarship

Established by Susannah B. Hough, scholarships are awarded to students graduating from any public high school or accredited private high school located in Howard County who are or will be attending Indiana University-Kokomo, Purdue University-Kokomo, or Ivy Tech Community College in Kokomo in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree. 

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) work ethic; (b) moral character, excellent mental attitude; (c) recommendation from principal or faculty advisor of high school; (d) top 50% of graduating class or life experiences that prepare the student for academic success; and (e) financial need. *Use William S. & Susannah B. Hough Memorial Scholarship application.

Howard-Tipton County Central Labor Council Scholarship

Established by the Howard-Tipton County Central Labor Council, a portion of the income from this fund is used to provide scholarships for deserving students who are graduating from any Howard or Tipton County High School and who will be attending any accredited post-secondary institution.  Applicants may be union members, or have a parent or guardian who is a member of a labor union.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) financial need; (b) good scholastic record; and (c) good citizenship and good character. Required to be submitted with application -- Written verification of current union membership on union stationery signed by union officer. *Use Howard-Tipton County Central Labor Council Scholarship application.

Melissa Anson Jarrell, DDS Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for graduates of any Howard County high school who are pursuing courses of study in fields that lead to careers in the medical/dental profession at any accredited college, university or nursing school in the United States.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good scholastic standing; (b) a real and persistent desire for an education in the medical or dental field; (c) financial need; and (d) a recommendation from a teacher, academic advisor and/or academic administrator. *Use general scholarship application.

Knolinski Family Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established by Robert Knolinski to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from any Howard County high school who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree in mathematics, accounting, science, and/or engineering at any post-secondary institution, who are likely to succeed as post-secondary, college or university students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) academic achievement; (b) good character; (c) good citizenship (school and community involvement); (d) good work ethic; (e) recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the high school; and (f) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Kokomo Rotary/Howard Dyar 'Total Person' Award Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from any Howard County high school who are enrolled in an accredited four-year, degree-granting college or university who have an academic record that demonstrates college potential, and who have demonstrated personal characteristics of a 'total person' through active participation in school and community activities.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) an academic record that demonstrates college potential; (b) demonstrated personal characteristics of a 'total person' through active participation in school and community activities; and (c) a written essay detailing specific evidence of the student's efforts to develop as a total person and the student's educational and occupational goals. *Use general scholarship application.

Kokomo Rotary/Hod Peabody 'Total Person' Award Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from any Howard County high school who are enrolled in an accredited four-year, degree-granting college or university who have an academic record that demonstrates college potential, and who have demonstrated personal characteristics of a 'total person' through active participation in school and community activities.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) an academic record that demonstrates college potential; (b) demonstrated personal characteristics of a 'total person' through active participation in school and community activities; and (c) a written essay detailing specific evidence of the student's efforts to develop as a total person and the student's educational and occupational goals. *Use general scholarship application.

Kokomo Country Club Scholarships

Established by the Kokomo Country Club Board of Directors, a committee of the Country Club including Foundation staff and volunteers recommend scholarship recipients from this fund.

(A separate scholarship application is available through all Howard County high school guidance offices.) Preference is given to students who have worked at Kokomo Country Club and/or have participated on high school varsity golf teams. Children of KCC members are not eligible.

Kokomo Rotary Club — Early Risers Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Kokomo Rotary Early Risers Club for graduates of a Howard County public or private high school who are in their third or fourth year of college study.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) graduate of a Howard County public or private high school; (b) currently attending an accredited college or university; (c) be in the third or fourth year of college study and successfully progressing through a major area of study; (d) community service in Howard County or in the local community of the current school attending - involvement in Rotaract Club would be ideal; and (e) scholarship is not renewable; however, recipients can re-apply for a second year. *Use Kokomo Rotary Club -- Early Risers Scholarship application.

Carolyn Jean Kratzer Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to seniors from any Howard County high school and Maconaquah High School with a preference given to graduates from Northwestern High School and Maconaquah High School who attend accredited colleges or universities in the study of fine arts with preference given to applicants majoring in painting, sculpture, voice or dance.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) pursue a fine arts degree with a preference for students studying painting, sculpture, voice or dance; (b) academic ability to succeed in their course of study in college; (c) good character and citizenship; and (d) deserving of financial assistance. *Use general scholarship application.

Kathy A. Name Memorial Scholarship

Established by family and friends of Mrs. Name, this fund provides scholarships to deserving students who are pursuing a degree to become a registered nurse.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) community service; (b) a minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale overall high school GPA; (c) good character; (d) good citizenship; (e) above average intelligence; (f) recommendation from principal or faculty advisor; and (g) financial need. Preference is given to Western High School students. *Use general scholarship application.

John Henry Owens Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for students graduating from any public or private high school in Howard County who are or will be attending a post-secondary educational institution in Indiana, and who are pursuing a degree that could be used in retail merchandising.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) scholarship, good scholastic records; (b) good character and citizenship; (c) financial need; and (d) recommendation from a teacher, counselor, and/or principal of the student’s high school. The scholarship may be renewable based on certain conditions. *Use general scholarship application.

H.W. 'Hod' Peabody BSA Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for students graduating from any high school in the Sagamore Council area, with preference to be given to Eagle Scouts, who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good scholastic record and demonstrates the ability to succeed as a college student; (b) good citizenship (school and community); (c) good work ethic; (d) preference to be given to Eagle Scouts; (e) financial need; and (f) a recommendation from the student's high school faculty or staff member. *Use H.W. 'Hod' Peabody BSA Scholarship application.

R.A.C. I. Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for graduating seniors from any high school in Howard, Tipton and Wabash counties and in any county contiguous to Howard or Tipton counties who are going to attend any accredited college or university in Indiana, and who demonstrate need for assistance with educational expenses. This scholarship may be renewed based on meeting eligibility requirements.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) high school grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale; (b) class rank in the top 25% of graduating class; (c) attending any accredited college or university in Indiana; (d) intended college major in the area of business; (e) good citizenship; (f) good character; (g) active participation in extracurricular activities; and, (h) demonstrated need for financial assistance. *Use R.A.C.I. Scholarship application.

Abby Kathryn Rethlake Memorial Scholarship

Established by Tom and Kathy Rethlake in memory of their daughter, Abby Kathryn Rethlake, this fund provides scholarships to students studying cosmetology.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) potential to succeed in cosmetology career; (b) good work ethic; and (c) financial need. Preference is given to students in the cosmetology program of the Kokomo Career Center of Kokomo-Center Township Consolidated School Corporation. Due Nov. 18, 2016.* Use online Abby Kathryn Rethlake Memorial Scholarship.

Mike Stegall CEO Fund

This fund provides scholarships to qualified students graduating from high school who have or will successfully complete the Kokomo CEO Program through the Kokomo Area Career Center, and who are accepted into an accredited post-secondary educational institution, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as post-secondary students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) the equivalent of a B average of the high school student attended; (b) has a passion for entrepreneurship; (c) superior work ethic; (d) high moral character; (e) good citizenship and community involvement; (f) excellent mental attitude; (g) preference will be given for financial need; (h) and, recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal of the high school student attended. *Application available through the Kokomo CEO Program coordinator.

Helen and Morris Stout Scholarship

Established by a bequest by Helen Stout, scholarships are awarded from this fund to deserving Howard County students to acquire an education beyond high school.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) academic achievement; (b) good character; (c) good citizenship (school and community involvement); (d) good work ethic; (e) recommendation from a high school faculty or staff member; and (f) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Thacker Memorial Scholarship

Established by Vic and Patricia Thacker, this fund provides scholarships to seniors from any Howard County high school who are or will be attending Indiana University Kokomo, Purdue University Kokomo, Indiana University Bloomington, Purdue University West Lafayette or Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) total family income, should not exceed $40,000; (b) total family income should not exceed $10,000 per family member; (c) a minimum grade of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale in all high school classes taken; (d) a minimum 2.5 (C+) overall high school grade point average; (e) recommendations from the principal or faculty advisor; (f) good character; and (g) good citizenship. *Use general scholarship application.

Tri Kappa Associate Chapter Memorial Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for Howard County residents, who are enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited educational institution to study nursing. Preference may be given to a student studying in Howard County.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) academic ability; (b) high moral character; (c) excellent mental attitude; and (d) recommendation from someone other than a relative. *Use general scholarship application.

Wiese Scholarship

Established by the late Robert P. Wiese this fund provides scholarships to deserving Howard County high school students who will be attending Purdue University.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character; (b) good citizenship; (c) above average intelligence; (d) good scholastic record (but the recipient should not be in the top 10-percent academically of the students in his/her senior class); (e) recommendation from the high school principal or faculty advisor; (f) financial need; and (g) healthy life style. The scholarship may be renewable based on certain conditions. *Use general scholarship application.

Franklin Zehring Scholarship

Established by Frank Zehring through a Charitable Remainder Trust, scholarships are awarded to deserving Howard County high school students who will be attending a college, university or trade school in the state of Indiana and are deserving of financial assistance.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character; (b) good citizenship; (c) above average intelligence; (d) good scholastic record (but the recipient cannot be the valedictorian of graduating class and preference will be given to students who are not in the top 10-percent of their class, but who have a reasonable chance of success in post-secondary education; (e) recommendation from the high school principal or faculty member; (f) financial need; and (g) healthy life style. The scholarship may be renewable based on certain conditions. *Use general scholarship application.

Any Kokomo High School student:


Jesse W. Dunn Total Effort Award

Established by the family and friends of Jesse W. Dunn in honor of his retirement from Kokomo Gas & Fuel.  Scholarships from this fund are awarded to Kokomo High School graduates who have participated in any (sport or sports) at the high school and have demonstrated superior work ethic, high moral character, and excellent mental attitude. Applicants are nominated by Kokomo High School coaches.

Jean E. Farrar Fager Scholarship

This fund provide scholarships for students who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelors degree in the educational field at Indiana University with preference given to students who will attend Indiana University at Kokomo.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) the equivalent of a B average; (b) has a passion for teaching; (c) superior work ethic; (d) high moral character; (e) good citizenship and community involvement; (f) excellent mental attitude; (g) financial need; and (g) a recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal. *Use general scholarship application.

W.G. Harter Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by William J. Harter in memory of his father W. G. Harter.  Scholarships will be awarded from this fund for students graduating from Kokomo High School who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering including engineering technology at an accredited college or university in Indiana. The scholarship may be renewable based on certain conditions.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) high academic achievement with a GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale; (b) a strong civic commitment to the school and community demonstrated through extracurricular activities; (c) recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the high school with respect to the nominated student; and (d) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

C.V. Haworth Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family of the late community leader and educator, this fund provides scholarships to deserving Kokomo High School students who will attend Indiana University with preference to Indiana University-Kokomo campus.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) high academic achievement; (b) a strong civic commitment to the school and community through extracurricular activities; (c) above average intelligence; (d) recommendation from the high school principal or faculty advisor; and (e) financial need is not a requirement. *Use general scholarship application.

Don and Loretta Holihan Education Scholarship

This fund was established to provide scholarships to Kokomo, Northwestern and Western high school students attending an accredited post-secondary college, university, or trade/vocational school on a full time basis nine months or more per year, unless the trade/vocational school is for less than nine months. The students should be deserving of financial assistance and likely to succeed as post-secondary, college, or university students

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; (b) demonstrated ability to succeed; (c) financial need; and (d) recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the high school with respect to the nominated student. *Use general scholarship application.

Patricia F. Johnson Scholarship

Established to provide scholarships to Kokomo High School students pursuing a bachelors degree in the language arts or a degree in the arts or music field.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) the equivalent of a B average; (b) superior work ethic; (c) high moral character; (d) good citizenship and community involvement; (e) excellent mental attitude; (f) preference will be given for financial need; and (g) recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal. *Use general scholarship application.

Kokomo High School Spirit of 1961 Scholarship

Members of the 1961 graduating class from Kokomo High School established this fund to provide scholarships for highly deserving graduates from Kokomo High School who demonstrate "School Spirit" and who are going to attend college.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) spirit as demonstrated through school activities and community involvement; (b) good character and citizenship; (c) above average intelligence with good scholastic records; (d) an essay on their school spirit; and (e) financial need (i.e.-there are no known major scholarships designated for tuition and fees.) *A separate application is available at the KHS guidance offices.

Kokomo High School Class of 1964 Scholarship

Members of the 1964 graduating class from Kokomo High school established this fund to provide scholarships for qualified students who are highly-deserving seniors from Kokomo High School. These students must be planning to attend a post-secondary educational institution, and have not been awarded a major scholarship from any other source.

*Years that the scholarship is available the application and criteria will be available at the Kokomo High School guidance offices.

Kokomo High School Class of 1969 Scholarship

Members of the 1969 graduating class from Kokomo High School established this fund to provide scholarships for highly deserving graduates from Kokomo High School and who are going to attend college.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character; (b) good citizenship; (c) above average intelligence; (d) good scholastic record; and (e) financial need. *A separate application is available at the KHS guidance offices.

Kay Kuhns Scholarships

This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from any Howard County high school who are enrolled in an accredited college or university and are pursuing a degree in journalism.

*Use general scholarship application.

Gene and Wilma Parks Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for qualified students graduating from Kokomo High School who are attending an accredited post-secondary institution, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as post-secondary, college or university students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) financial need; (b) demonstrated academic ability (minimum high school accumulated grade average of "B-"); (c) sincere effort; (d) good citizenship and mature attitude; (e) recipient is required to maintain a minimum accumulated GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; and (f) enter as a full-time student immediately after high school. *Use general scholarship application.

John Pitzer Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for qualified students graduating from Kokomo High School who are or will be attending Indiana University. The scholarship may be renewed each year during the student's undergraduate education, subject to review by the scholarship committee and the availability of sufficient funds, continuation as a full-time student and achieving a grade point average of 2.0 or higher for their freshman year; 2.5 or higher for their sophomore year; and 3.0 or higher for their junior year on a 4.0 scale.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good academic standing; (b) good character; (c) aptitude - ability to complete educational goals; and (d) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Judy and Dennis Schulte Fund for Future Teachers

This fund was established to honor Judy and Dennis Schulte. It provides scholarships to Kokomo, Northwestern and Western high school students who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree in the educational field at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) the equivalent of a B average; (b) superior work ethic; (c) high moral character; (d) good citizenship; (e) excellent mental attitude; and (f) recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal. *Use general scholarship application.

Sadie A. Townsend Memorial Scholarship

Established by Greg Townsend in memory of his daughter, Sadie, this fund is to provide scholarships to Kokomo High School graduates who have demonstrated superior work ethic, high moral character, excellent mental attitude, and high academic achievement.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) superior work ethic; (b) high moral character; (c) excellent mental attitude; (d) recommendation from the high school principal or faculty advisor; (e) good citizenship; (f) in the top 10% of their graduating class; and (g) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Any Northwestern High School student:


Richard L. and Marion J. Eller Scholarship

Established by Richard Eller in 2006, scholarships are awarded from the fund to qualified students of Clay, Ervin, and Howard Township planning to attend a post-secondary college, university, or trade school in Indiana, with preference given to students pursuing a degree in agricultural-related studies.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) pursuit of a bachelor's degree; (b) academic achievement; (c) good character; (d) good citizenship (school & community involvement); (e) good work ethic; (f) recommendation from NHS faculty or staff member; and, (g) financial need. The scholarship may be renewable based on certain conditions. *Use general scholarship application.

Don and Loretta Holihan Education Scholarship

This fund was established to provide scholarships to Kokomo, Northwestern and Western high school students attending an accredited post-secondary college, university, or trade/vocational school on a full time basis nine months or more per year, unless the trade/vocational school is for less than nine months. The students should be deserving of financial assistance and likely to succeed as post-secondary, college, or university students

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; (b) demonstrated ability to succeed; (c) financial need; and (d) recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the high school with respect to the nominated student. *Use general scholarship application.

Gerald Hood Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established by Trudy Hood in memory of her husband Gerald Hood, who was a math teacher at Northwestern High School.  Scholarships are awarded to students graduating from Northwestern High School who will be attending college.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good citizenship; (b) high moral character; (c) a minimum of a "B" average in high school; (d) intent to pursue a career in teaching; and (e) preference will be given to students preparing for a career as a mathematics teacher shall be given extra weight. *A separate application is available at the NHS guidance office.

Shuckstrong Scholarship

Established in 2013 in memory of Craig Shuck this fund provides scholarships for Northwestern High School graduates who will be attending any accredited college, university, trade school or other post-secondary training. The student must attend a post-secondary college, university, or trade school on a full time basis nine months or more per year, unless the trade school is for less than nine months. 

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character; (b) good citizenship; (c) above average intelligence; (d) good scholastic record; (e) recommendation from someone other than a relative; (f) financial need; and (g) healthy lifestyle. The scholarship may be renewable based on certain conditions. *Use general scholarship application.

Judy and Dennis Schulte Fund for Future Teachers

This fund was established to honor Judy and Dennis Schulte. It provides scholarships to Kokomo, Northwestern and Western high school students who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree in the educational field at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) the equivalent of a B average; (b) superior work ethic; (c) high moral character; (d) good citizenship; (e) excellent mental attitude; and (f) recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal. *Use general scholarship application.

Any Taylor High School student:

Tony Gabriel Student Athlete Scholarship

Established by family and friends of the late Tony Gabriel in recognition of his goal to help and mentor the youth of the Howard County community, Tony was a Taylor High School graduate who, after graduating from college, returned to Kokomo and ran the family business - Gabe's Pizza. This fund provides scholarships to Taylor High School graduates who exemplify the characteristics of a top student-athlete.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) superior work ethic; (b) high moral character; (c) excellent mental attitude; (d) participation in any varsity (sport or sports) for two or more years at the high school; and (e) have maintained a GPA of 7.0 on a 12.0 scale. *Use general scholarship application.

Danny M. Keating, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established by Annette Keating and children in memory of her husband and their father, Danny M. Keating, Sr.  Scholarships will be awarded from this fund to one male student athlete and one female student athlete who earned a minimum of one athletic letter and are graduating from Taylor High School and who are or will be enrolled in an accredited educational institution for a minimum of one year.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) exemplary behavior as an athlete and as an individual (on and off the playing fields at Taylor High School); (b) high moral character; (c) excellent mental attitude; (d) leadership; (e) a "C" or higher grade average; and (f) recommendation from the Taylor Athletic Director or coach of the sport student has participated in. *Use general scholarship application.

Frederick E. Wideman, M.D. Taylor Student Athlete Scholarship

This fund was established by Mary Jo Wideman in memory of her husband, Dr. Frederick Wideman.  Scholarships are awarded from this fund to qualified students graduating from Taylor High School who have participated in any varsity (sport or sports) for two or more years at the high school and have demonstrated superior work ethic, high moral character, and excellent mental attitude.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) superior work ethic; (b) high moral character; (c) excellent mental attitude; (d) recommendation from the head coach of the sport student has participated in; (e) recommendation from the high school principal or faculty advisor; (f) leadership; and (g) a GPA of 7.00 on 12.0 scale( B-) or higher. *Use general scholarship application.

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Kathie Beatty Memorial Scholarship

Established in memorial of the late Kathie Beatty to recognize students graduating from Western High School who are or will be attending either Purdue University School of Technology at Kokomo, Purdue University West Lafayette, or Indiana University Kokomo.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) positive attitude; (b) good scholastic record (B- or better); (c) has held a paying job of at least eight hours per week for minimum of previous six months; (d) works/has worked as a volunteer for a charitable organization; (e) recommendations from a high school faculty member or administrator and also from employer or community member; (f) financial need; (g) and preference may be given to deserving students from single-parent homes. *Use general scholarship application.

Hamilton-Middleton Scholarship

This fund was established by Western School Corporation with the proceeds from a bequest from Anna May Hamilton. Scholarships are awarded to students graduating from Western High School and who are pursuing a business- or history-focused education beyond high school. The scholarship may be renewed each year during the student's undergraduate education, subject to review by the scholarship committee and the availability of sufficient funds, continuation as a full-time student and achieving a grade point average of 2.5 or higher for their freshman year; 2.75 or higher for their sophomore year; and 3.0 or higher for their junior year on a 4.0 scale.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) academic achievement with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; (b) good character; (c) good citizenship (school and community involvement); (d) good work ethic; (e) recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the high school with respect to the nominated student; and (f) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Don and Loretta Holihan Education Scholarship

This fund was established to provide scholarships to Kokomo, Northwestern and Western high school students attending an accredited post-secondary college, university, or trade/vocational school on a full time basis nine months or more per year, unless the trade/vocational school is for less than nine months. The students should be deserving of financial assistance and likely to succeed as post-secondary, college, or university students

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; (b) demonstrated ability to succeed; (c) financial need; and (d) recommendation from a faculty or staff member of the high school with respect to the nominated student. *Use general scholarship application.

Betty Lou James Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Betty Lou James who was a home economics teacher at Western High School. Scholarships are awarded to Western High School graduates who are or will be attending any accredited college or university, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed. Preference will be given to students who have studied family and consumer sciences in high school and who plan to continue in this field. If no one fits this criteria, then students who have studied family and consumer sciences and who major in education will be considered.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character and citizenship; and (b) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Linda F. Pagel Memorial Scholarship

Donald W. Pagel established this scholarship fund in memory of his wife to provide scholarship for qualified students who are highly deserving graduating seniors from Western High School in Howard County or Tri-Central High School in Tipton County. These students must be planning to attend any accredited college or university in Indiana, and demonstrate need for assistance with educational expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) financial need; (b) good citizenship; (c) graduation in upper 25% of their class; (d) intention to pursue a career in teaching or a health related career; and (e) a meaningful record of volunteering in the community. *Use Linda F. Pagel Memorial Scholarship application.

Gene and Wilma Parks Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for qualified students graduating from Kokomo High School who are attending an accredited post-secondary institution, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as post-secondary, college or university students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) financial need; (b) demonstrated academic ability (minimum high school accumulated grade average of "B-"); (c) sincere effort; (d) good citizenship and mature attitude; (e) recipient is required to maintain a minimum accumulated GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; and (f) enter as a full-time student immediately after high school. *Use general scholarship application.

Kathy Ann Pylat Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Kathy Ann Pylat who was a librarian at Western High School. Scholarships are awarded to students graduating from Western High School who are or will be attending any accredited four-year state-supported college or university in Indiana, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed at a college or university.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a)Good character and citizenship; (b) demonstrated commitment toward personal improvement; (c) ability to complete educational goals; and (d) financial need.*Use general scholarship application.

Judy and Dennis Schulte Fund for Future Teachers

This fund was established to honor Judy and Dennis Schulte. It provides scholarships to Kokomo, Northwestern and Western high school students who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree in the educational field at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) the equivalent of a B average; (b) superior work ethic; (c) high moral character; (d) good citizenship; (e) excellent mental attitude; and (f) recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal. *Use general scholarship application.

Western High School Class of 1962

This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Western High School who are going to attend a post-secondary educational institution

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character; (b) good citizenship; (c) scholastic record of a minimum 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; and (d) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Western High School Class of 1963

This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Western High School who are going to attend a post-secondary educational institution

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character; (b) good citizenship; (c) scholastic record of a minimum 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; and (d) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Western Women's Scholarship

Established by Jim Swisshelm in 1996 to provide scholarships to qualified female students graduating from Western High School who will be going to college. Recipients are chosen on the basis of good character; good citizenship; a grade point average of 6.0 and higher; recommendations from school staff; and financial need.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character; (b) good citizenship; (c) above average intelligence; GPA of 6.0 (C+) or higher 8.0 scale;(d) recommendation from the high school principal or faculty advisor; and (e) financial need. *Years that the scholarship is available, use the general application.

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