Scholarships Available for 2014

Scholarships for 2013-2014 are listed below.  Please contact our office if you have any questions.

*NOTE: The following list of scholarships have specific requirements and are not all available for every student. Please review each to see if the requirements are a match. To apply, please download the application which has complete guidelines that must be followed.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE LISTED FIRST. SCROLL DOWN FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS/ADULTS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS. (an updated application reflecting “residents/adults” wording will show up on the application later – Just be sure to read all the scholarships available to see if you qualify.)

AUER – Arthur A. & Hazel S. Auer Scholarship: For two (2) East Noble seniors preparing to enter a 4-year bachelor’s program at an accredited college or university.  Student must have a GPA of no higher than 3.7.  This scholarship pays around $500 per semester in each of the first two years, for a total of $2,000.  FOR TUITION ONLY. (DA-3). Read carefully as the GPA requirement has changed.

BOTTOMLEYPeter R. Bottomley Scholarship:  One scholarship for an East Noble high school senior who has participated in 4 years of East Noble High School Band and is pursuing a 4 year degree in instrumental music education or performance with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  For undergraduate study only. Of the three required written recommendations, one must be from Band Director.  A recommendation form can be found at the end of the scholarship application.  Extra essay required on page 19. “Why are you pursuing a music degree and how music will help change people’s lives.” Awards $350 one-time. FOR TUITION ONLY. (NCCF).

BUSINESS AND TRADES Scholarship in honor of “Brenton” and Roberta Elser: A $500 one-time payment for a Central Noble High School senior with a GPA of 2.0 or above pursuing an apprenticeship or schooling with preference given in this order HVAC, industrial maintenance, and carpentry, auto or marine mechanics, CNC or welding.  Payment to be made after proof of enrollment or acceptance into program.  (NCCF).

CAMPBELL – Kris Campbell “Any Dream Will Do” Scholarship: A $500 one-time payment for a Prairie Heights high school senior who meets one or both of the following criteria:   1) has been active in his or her high school drama club for at least two years and is preparing to pursue any sort of post- secondary education, 2) has excelled in high school English and will pursue an English or teaching major in college.  Payment to be made after proof of enrollment.  FOR TUITION ONLY. (DA-6).

CUNNINGHAM – Fred & Rose Cunningham Memorial Scholarship: A one-time award of $500 for a West Noble High School senior who will pursue post-high school education in the field of art or agriculture.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

DELTA – Delta Theta Tau Sorority IOTA IOTA Chapter Scholarship in memory of Tammi Riecke: For an East Noble High School senior who has worked to promote the advancement of philanthropy and charity for the community.  Award amount to be determined but is paid fall semester and spring semester during the first year.  FOR TUITION ONLY. (DA-1).  Extra essay required on page 20.In your own words, what is humanitarian?  Please list anything you have done you feel is humanitarian related.”

DEMOTTE – Richard and Mary DeMotte Scholarship: An eligible student who is a senior at West Noble High School who intends to pursue a teaching profession.  One-time payment of $300. FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

DUESLERCharles and Bernard Duesler Scholarship: For Central Noble seniors or graduates who will be or are attending Purdue University in the Fall of 2014, with preference to those entering the agriculture, consumer and health services, veterinary, nursing, or pharmacy fields. It is a one-time payment of $1,500.  FOR TUITION ONLY. (NCCF)

EARLEY – Benjamin B. and Kathleen June Earley Memorial Scholarship: For an East Noble High School senior planning to attend Ball State University. It is a one-time payment of $300.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

ELLENBECKER – Oliver & Eleanor Ellenbecker Education Scholarship: $2,500 per year for four years to a Noble County resident who will begin a four-year bachelor’s program at an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2014, majoring in education to become a teacher.  Applicants must have lived in Noble County at least one year. (NCCF).

FERRARI – Doris Gene Alber Ferrari Scholarship:  For a West Noble High School senior attending a four year college program as a full time student with the intention of going into the education field.  Applicant must have a high school GPA of 2.50.  Pays $3,000 one-time.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

FREHSE – William Wesley “Wes” & Amelia Frehse Memorial Scholarship: Anyone with a high school diploma, who has been a resident of Noble County, and will be attending Indiana University to study music or history. Pays $300 one-time.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

FRYMIER – Jack R. and Maxine C. Frymier Scholars Award: A one-time payment of $1,000 for a Central Noble High School senior having at least a 3.2 grade point average and evidence of community involvement, and pursuing a career in the field of education.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

GARDNER-Prudence E. Gardner Memorial Scholarship Fund:  For a West Noble High School senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who can demonstrate a hard work ethic by holding a part time job or by participating in extracurricular activities, with preference given to students that have participated in a tutoring or mentoring program (as either a tutor/mentor or recipient of such program, formal or informal) during high school or have completed a remedial reading course during high school or middle school and pursuing a two-year or four- year degree. A one-time payment of $500. This scholarship is for tuition only.  Preference is given to individuals that complete an additional essay. Extra essay required on page 21.  “Please explain how your participation as a tutor/mentor or recipient of such program or completing a remedial reading course during high school or middle school has benefited you?” FOR TUITION ONLY. (NCCF).

GUTSTEIN – Dr. Richard R. (MD) and Theresa M. Gutstein Memorial Scholarship: A one-time scholarship payment in the amount of $1,000 for an East Noble High School senior or graduate entering the nursing field or LPN program for a two or four year degree and attending an Indiana college or university.  Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.0 or above and ranked in the middle of class rank.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  Can reapply.  (NCCF).

HALFERTY – Caitlyn Marie Halferty Memorial Scholarship: For a well-rounded West Noble High School senior who was a student of either Mrs. Susan Bohde’s Kindergarten Class 2001-2002 or Grade 1 Mrs. Barbara Ehmen’s Class 2002-2003 or Grade 2 Mrs. Christy Hofmeister’s Class 2003-2004.  Preferences to applicants with a GPA of 3.15 or better.  Awards $500 one time. For tuition only. (Interested applicants should check with the guidance office to see if you are on the qualifying list.) Extra essay required on page 22 . “What advice would you give middle school students about achieving success in high school?”(DA-4).

HAYES – Gerald & Catheleen Hayes Scholarship:  For a West Noble High School senior who is pursuing a degree from a  two or four year college or university, with a grade point average between 2.5 to 3.0, with preference going to the student closest to the 3.0 GPA.  For tuition only.  Awards approximately $400 one time. (NCCF)

HORNETT – Lolita J. Hornett Memorial Nursing Scholarship: For an East Noble High School seniors or graduates entering a program leading to a nursing degree as a freshman. Must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in high school.  Pays $500 one-time at completion of first semester. FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

HOWARD – Art & Jeanne Howard 4-H Scholarship: For any high school senior residing in Noble County who has excelled in 4-H and excelled academically and who will pursue any sort of post-secondary education, full-time or part-time.  A one-time payment of $500.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  Students also need to complete the 4-H record of achievement found on page 30, use extra page if necessary.  (DA-2). Extra essay required on page 23.  What has participation in 4-H meant to you and how has it affected decisions and goals for your future?”

HUTSELL – Alan Hutsell Scholarship: For a West Noble high school senior pursuing advanced education in emergency services involving fire, police and/or EMS.  One-time payment of about $300. (DA-1).

KICHLER – Tony and Gertrude Kichler Scholarship: For high school seniors or college students who reside in Green or Noble TOWNSHIPS in Noble County who are pursuing a college education in music, medicine or religion. One-time payment of $1,500. FOR TUIITON ONLY (NCCF).

KNOPP – Cathy S. Knopp Theatrical Scholarship: A one-time award of $350 for a Central Noble High School senior who will be a member of the Central Noble Honors Theatre by the end of the first semester of their senior year pursuing a two-or four-year post high school education.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).  Extra essay required on page 24.  “How has theatre affected your life in high school and how will it benefit you after high school?” 

 KRETLER – Matthias “Matt” and Rosemarie “Rosie” Kretler Scholarship for Tool & Die/Mechanical Engineering:  A payment of up to $1,000 for up to 4 years, for an East Noble or Central Noble high school senior pursuing a full time college degree  in the Tool and Die field (Machinist/Toolmaker) (2 year degree) or Mechanical Engineering (4 year degree).  Applicants must live in Noble County and have at least a 3.0 grade point average. College students who are awarded the scholarship may reapply each year, up to 3 consecutive years, if they maintain a 3.0 college GPA. (If they remain qualified.) Award can be used for tuition or books.  (DA-3)

LIGONIER ELKS – Ligonier Elks Scholarship: Any child or grandchild, (or stepchild, step grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Ligonier Elk.  The Elk must also be a paid up member.  Great-grandchildren are not eligible.  The applicant must be a West Noble High School senior.  Two scholarships will be awarded:  one $500 for a senior male and $500 for a senior female.  Contact your Ligonier Elk secretary, Mr. Larry Baker for additional document needed.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF)

LILLY – Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship: Four years of full tuition and required fees awarded to one well-rounded high school senior who resides in Noble County, that will receive a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2014, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. Requires community service and at least a 3.5 high school grade point average.  (NCCF).  

*NOTE: Top Honor Finalists for interviews for this scholarship will be posted on our website www.NobleCountyCF.org on Friday, February 14, 2014 and your interview, if selected, will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6 pm at the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. located at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767.

MARTIN – Timothy J. Martin Memorial Scholarship:  For a West Noble High school senior who will pursue a post-secondary degree in education.  Awards $700 one time for tuition and books. (NCCF).

NC TEACHER’S – Noble County Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship in Memory of Deceased Teachers: For a resident of the West Noble School District who will have a high school diploma or equivalent by the end of June 2014, has need for financial assistance and is or will be enrolled in a certified 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-year Indiana post-high-school program (the award is given in alphabetical rotational distribution among the three school corporations of Noble County.)  Pays $500 one-time.  See page 15 for financial aid information. FOR TUITION ONLY. (NCCF)

P.U.L.S.E. – P.U.L.S.E. Endowment in memory of Dave Knopp Scholarship: A $1,500 one-time payment awarded to a high school senior currently enrolled in Central Noble, East Noble, and West Noble who has shown strong community involvement, has been active in various volunteer committees, and has participated in any school-sponsored sports all four years of high school. FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

PRICKETT – Hal Prickett Memorial Scholarship: For West Noble High School seniors and graduates and Ligonier High School graduates who will be enrolled in full-time study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or technical school for the 2014-15 school year, and who have demonstrated a commitment of service to their community. Awards $1,000 one time. FOR TUITION ONLY.(DA-7) Extra essays required on page 25. 1. What are your greatest strengths and accomplishments? 2. Identify a cultural or political figure of the 20th century who has influenced you.  Discuss how and why.  

 REHWINKEL – Hilda H. Rehwinkel Scholarship: An award of $250 for a female East Noble High School senior to pursue a career in nursing or a related health education field. FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

REPLOGLE – Brandon A. Replogle “Celebrate the Arts” Memorial Scholarship:  For a West Noble High School senior attending a two or four year post-secondary institution majoring in visual arts with concentration in graphic design or art therapy or who has been an active member and participant of West Noble High School’s Theater 33 for a minimum of two years.  All applicants must have a cumulative GPA 3.0-3.65 at the time they submit their application. And the equivalent of 12 months of work experience during high school. One-time payment of $2,000.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  Extra essay required on page 26.  “Share job experiences you have had during your high school years.  Include part-time jobs you have held, the average number of hours you have worked, and a description of your duties and responsibilities.  In addition, state what working during your high school years has meant to you.” (NCCF)

ROBINSON – John E. & Joan E. Robinson Scholarship: Several $500 one time scholarships, for tuition only, for residents of Noble County who are high school seniors pursuing any sort of post high school education. (DA 5-6)

SCHERMERHORN – John & Mary Schermerhorn Memorial Scholarship: For a Noble County high school senior pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field. One-time payment of $500.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

SEYMOURE – Fred & Mildred Seymoure (Young) Memorial Scholarship: One $250 scholarship for a Central Noble High School senior or graduate or a person living in the Albion area pursuing a BS or MS education degree (teaching elementary or high school). FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

SLATER – Jonah W. Slater Memorial Scholarship: For a resident of Noble County who is pursuing any sort of post-secondary education. Pays $250 for the fall of 2014 and the fall of 2015 if student remains in college, is in good standing with the college and maintains and completes paperwork requirements to the community foundation.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF)

SMITH – Russell Smith Music Scholarship: $2,000 for a West Noble senior pursuing advanced musical education. FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

SMITH – Talia Joy Smith “Performing Arts” Scholarship: For an East Noble High School senior (or previous ENHS graduate) who is pursuing a four-year performing arts degree majoring in either vocal performance or musical theatre.  The student must have participated in show choir and/or theatre for at least 2 years during high school at East Noble.  Student must have a cumulative GPA in high school (or college) of at least 3.0.  Preference will be given to persons graduating in 2014 from East Noble.  Current college students who have applied will only be considered if no 2014 East Noble High School graduate meets the criteria.  A $2,000 ongoing scholarship of:  $1,000 the first year and $1,000 the second year based on documentation from university or college of degree being pursued and GPA requirements to NCCF. (If the student awarded the scholarship is going into their final year of college, the whole $2,000 will go for that year). FOR TUITION ONLY. Extra essay required on page 27. Write an essay explaining how and why you will be able to deal with and persevere through the inevitable challenges faced in a career in the performing arts. (NCCF).

SNEARY – Max Sneary, M.D. Memorial Scholarship: Awards $2,500 one time for a high school senior from Noble County to pursue a career in the medical field, with preference given to East Noble applicants. FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

STONE – Susan Marie Stone Scholarship:  For a West Noble High School senior who is ranked in the top 10 of the senior class rank, with GPA, and SAT/ACT scores and extra-curricular activities being considered.  Student applicants must be pursuing a four year degree.  Awards $2,000 per year for 4 years, towards educational expenses.  Ongoing scholarship recipients should maintain a B average and be in good standing with college or university and exhibit good character.  (NCCF)

TIEMAN – Carol Ann Tieman Scholarship: $750 for a Central Noble high school senior who will attend a four-year college or university in Indiana to study elementary education and teach at the elementary school level.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (nccf/DA-2).

TRUELOVE – Hazel Brown Truelove Scholarship: For a Central Noble senior who will pursue a two or four years of undergraduate study on a full time basis, and who anticipates either a major or minor in music or will be involved in a music program in their freshman year of college.  Eligible seniors must have participated in a musical program at Central Noble for at least two years.   Pays $1,000 one-time.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF)  Extra essay required on page 28.  “How has involvement in music affected your decisions and goals for your future?”

VANMETER – Dr. David & Alvena VanMeter Scholarship: For one (1) Central Noble high school senior entering a two year or four year college or vocational program as full time student.  Must have a high school GPA average of at least 3.0 or higher and has need for financial assistance.    Scholarship is given to student who is pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, agriculture or the medical field, prioritized in that order.  Award will pay $1,000 one-time. See page 15 for financial aid information. FOR TUITION ONLY.  (DA-3).

WHITE – Devan Christopher White Memorial Scholarship:  For a West Noble High school senior who is planning to attend a technical school or a 2-4 year college or university and pursuing a certificate of degree in Applied Science for Technology such as software engineering, programming, systems analyst, web development, network administrator or a degree in information technology or Computer Graphics Technology such as computer animation, virtual product integration, or construction graphics.  Applicants must have a GPA between 2.5 – 3.5.  A one-time $1,000 scholarship for the fall of 2014.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

WOOLF Clarence and Marie Woolf Scholarship: For an East Noble High School senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s program to pursue a career in the medical field.  Must have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or better.  Amount is for educational expenses only and varies with interest rates, but will be about $2,500 annually for four years. (DA-3).

ZUEHSOW – Trent Zuehsow Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship of at least $500 for an East Noble High School senior who has two or more years of show choir and theater participation at East Noble High School, and who will pursue a four-year or two-year college or university degree.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (DA-2). Extra essay required on page 29.  “How has your involvement in show choir and theater affected your life?”

RESIDENTS/ADULT AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

DUESLERCharles and Bernard Duesler Scholarship: For Central Noble seniors or graduates who will be or are attending Purdue University in the Fall of 2014, with preference to those entering the agriculture, consumer and health services, veterinary, nursing, or pharmacy fields. It is a one-time payment of $1,500.  FOR TUITION ONLY. (NCCF)

ELLENBECKER – Oliver & Eleanor Ellenbecker Education Scholarship: $2,500 per year for four years to a Noble County resident who will begin a four-year bachelor’s program at an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2014, majoring in education to become a teacher.  Applicants must have lived in Noble County at least one year. (NCCF).

ELLENBECKER – Oliver & Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner Scholarship: Given to three students who previously received a one-year or two-year scholarship administered by the Noble County Community Foundation.  The $2,000 scholarship can be used toward any type of full-time post-secondary education, and can be applied for until post-secondary graduation.  Applicant must have a current grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.  (NCCF).

FREHSE – William Wesley “Wes” & Amelia Frehse Memorial Scholarship: Anyone with a high school diploma, who has been a resident of Noble County, and will be attending Indiana University to study music or history. Pays $300 one-time.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

GUTSTEIN – Dr. Richard R. (MD) and Theresa M. Gutstein Memorial Scholarship: A one-time scholarship payment in the amount of $1,000 for an East Noble High School senior or graduate entering the nursing field or LPN program for a two or four year degree and attending an Indiana college or university.  Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.0 or above and ranked in the middle of class rank.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  Can reapply.  (NCCF).

HORNETT – Lolita J. Hornett Memorial Nursing Scholarship: For an East Noble High School seniors or graduates entering a program leading to a nursing degree as a freshman. Must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in high school.  Pays $500 one-time at completion of first semester. FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

KICHLER – Tony and Gertrude Kichler Scholarship: For high school seniors or college students who reside in Green or Noble TOWNSHIPS in Noble County who are pursuing a college education in music, medicine or religion. One-time payment of $1,500. FOR TUIITON ONLY (NCCF).

NC MEMORIAL – Noble County Memorial Scholarship in Memory of: Kenneth Forker, Chester E. Dekko, Howard G. Heckner, John E. Hogan, Dorothy Mossman, Dave Knopp, Loretta and Christine Noe, Sandra K. Shepherd, Sylvan Springs: Awards two $1,500 scholarships as one-time payments for a Noble County resident who has been a resident for at least 1 year who meets one or the other criteria: 1.) Resident of Noble County who is not currently enrolled in high school and who will be enrolling in college for the first time in the fall of 2014 and pursuing a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or technical certificate on a full or part time basis OR 2.) A Noble County resident who has been out of college for three or more years and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or technical certificate on a full or part time basis. FOR TUITION ONLY. (NCCF).

NC TEACHER’S – Noble County Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship in Memory of Deceased Teachers: For a resident of the West Noble School District who will have a high school diploma or equivalent by the end of June 2014, has need for financial assistance and is or will be enrolled in a certified 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-year Indiana post-high-school program (the award is given in alphabetical rotational distribution among the three school corporations of Noble County.)  Pays $500 one-time.  See page 15 for financial aid information. FOR TUITION ONLY. (NCCF)

ROESLER – Max & Elizabeth Roesler Memorial Scholarship: One $1,000 scholarship for a Noble County resident who has not been enrolled in high school for at least one year and are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or technical certificate on a part-time basis. (NCCF)

SEYMOURE – Fred & Mildred Seymoure (Young) Memorial Scholarship: One $250 scholarship for a Central Noble High School senior or graduate or a person living in the Albion area pursuing a BS or MS education degree (teaching elementary or high school). FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF).

SHUMAKER – Nathan Shumaker Memorial Scholarship: For a student from Noble County in the second or subsequent year of college (post high-school) education who received some or all of K-12 schooling through home school or a Christian School.  One-time payment of about $200.  Financial need will be a consideration. See page 15 for financial aid information. FOR TUITION ONLY.(NCCF)

SLATER – Jonah W. Slater Memorial Scholarship: For a resident of Noble County who is pursuing any sort of post-secondary education. Pays $250 for the fall of 2014 and the fall of 2015 if student remains in college, is in good standing with the college and maintains and completes paperwork requirements to the community foundation.  FOR TUITION ONLY.  (NCCF

SMITH – Talia Joy Smith “Performing Arts” Scholarship: For an East Noble High School senior (or previous ENHS graduate) who is pursuing a four-year performing arts degree majoring in either vocal performance or musical theatre.  The student must have participated in show choir and/or theatre for at least 2 years during high school at East Noble.  Student must have a cumulative GPA in high school (or college) of at least 3.0.  Preference will be given to persons graduating in 2014 from East Noble.  Current college students who have applied will only be considered if no 2014 East Noble High School graduate meets the criteria.  A $2,000 ongoing scholarship of:  $1,000 the first year and $1,000 the second year based on documentation from university or college of degree being pursued and GPA requirements to NCCF. (If the student awarded the scholarship is going into their final year of college, the whole $2,000 will go for that year). FOR TUITION ONLY. Extra essay required on page 27. Write an essay explaining how and why you will be able to deal with and persevere through the inevitable challenges faced in a career in the performing arts.

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Contact the Foundation

Noble County Community Foundation
1599 Lincolnway South
Ligonier, IN 46767


Phone: 260.894.3335
Fax: 260.894.9020