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2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Deadline Changes for the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program
Attention High School Seniors
Direct questions to Jennifer at the community foundation by calling 260-894-3335 or email Jennifer@NobleCountyCF.org

The community foundation received information from the administrators of the program, Independent Colleges of Indiana, the program will once again be offered to Noble County through the community foundation. We are again pleased to be able to participate in this program. This scholarship comes with its own set of guidelines the community foundation is obligated to follow as well as the recipient. That being said, information received indicated the deadline date for the 2017 LECS has been moved up.

Students can apply online at www.NobleCountyCF.org beginning August 3, 2016 to September 7, 2016 @3:30 pm.
Apply online at www.NobleCountyCF.org login and you MUST register an account to start your application process beginning August 3, 2016.  Save your work online!
Highlights of the new criteria:  G.P.A. 3.80. You cannot round up your G.P.A. Submit 2 recommendations. Even if you haven’t taken the SAT or ACT, you can still apply.

Criteria for Noble County’s 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 2017, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.  Students must achieve a high school grade point average of at least 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application.  Students need to be well-rounded seniors through their community service, volunteerism and extracurricular activities and work experience as well as leadership roles.

Top Honor Finalists for this scholarship will be posted on our website www.NobleCountyCF.org on Friday, September 30, 2016 and your interview, if selected, will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6 pm at the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. located at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767.

Apply online at www.NobleCountyCF.org between 8/3/16 to 9/7/16 at 3:30 pm

 

 

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Lilly Scholarship Changes – Summer 2016

Attention all incoming high school seniors in Noble County. The requirements and timeline for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship offered through NCCF have changed.

Please watch this video for information on the new adjustments.

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Welcome Travis Smith

Welcome Travis Smith

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Travis Smith

The Board of Directors and the staff are truly excited to have Travis join our team!

Last Monday the Noble County Community Foundation welcomed Travis Smith as our Director of Development. He comes to us with a wonderful background in philanthropy……and of course it started here when he was just a seventh grader serving as a member of our youth pod called P.U.L.S.E.

Travis and his wife Heather,(also a former PULSE member) have come back home to live, work, play and start their family. Travis and Heather are expecting their first child – It’s a boy!!

Travis comes to Noble County with a Masters of Arts of Philanthropic Studies from IU and a CFRE – Certified Fund Raising Executive skills, a planned giving expert and just a super personality! We cannot wait for you to meet him!!

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“Life’s Better Here”

On Monday, June 6 at 5 PM watch Channel 21/NBC 33 from Fort Wayne film clip of  “Life’s Better Here” in Noble County. Pictured is our Executive Director, Linda Speakman-Yerick being interviewed by Eric Olsen. Buffalo Newsday1

Annual Meeting Recap Video!

Check out the recap video from our Annual Meeting – May 2016!

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2016 College Scholarships Awarded

Scholarship capThe Noble County Community Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded a total of $188,400 in scholarships during the 2015-2016 scholarship season to area high school and college students including college student Rachel Schermerhorn, of Ligonier, who received the Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students who previously received a one-year or two-year scholarship administered by the Noble County Community Foundation.  Schermerhorn is studying speech pathology at Ball State University.

Maggie Kitt of rural Albion received the Tony and Gertrude Kichler Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior or college student who resides in Green or Noble Townships who is pursuing a college education in music, medicine or religion. Kitt also received the Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner scholarship.  Kitt is studying biochemistry at the University of Evansville.

Natalie Pine of Avilla received the Nathan Shumaker Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is 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.  Shumaker of Kendallville was just 16 years old when he was killed in an automobile crash in 2005.  He was a sophomore at East Noble High school at the time of his death and was involved in the East Noble Car Team. Pine also received the Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner scholarship.  Pine is studying Social Work/English at Loyola University Chicago.

 

Emily Schneider of Kendallville received the Paul Pelikan Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is for an East Noble High School senior or graduate who has demonstrated great effort to achieve and overcome adversity with preference given to educationally challenged students.  Schneider is studying Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. is home to a variety of scholarships for college, adult and high school seniors. The 2017 application for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be offered online in August 2016 for 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 2017, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.  High school seniors should check back with the community foundation regarding specific criteria requirements. Deadline for this scholarship application will be at the end of August or beginning of September 2016 on the foundation’s website www.NobleCountyCF.org. All other scholarships offered through the community foundation will be available online at the foundation’s website www.NobleCountyCF.org in mid-November 2016.

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Graden Is Recipient of 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Noble County Community Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

    A Noble County student has been named recipient of four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Noble County Community Foundation 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

Lucas Graden of East Noble was selected to receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.  Lucas is the son of Kelly and Bradley Graden of Kendallville.

Lucas plans to study Telecommunications/Film and Television/Digital Media Production at Butler University. Some of his activities in high school include Mayors Youth Advisory Council, National Honor Society, Basket Brigade, Trinity United Methodist Church, East Noble Theatre, Tennis, Show Choir and Archery as well as other activities.

Upon the surprise announcement Lucas stated, “Gee, I haven’t been called down to the Principal’s office since elementary school. This is unbelievable – high school is almost over and what a dream to actually achieve this.”

Parents Kelly and Bradley said, “We are very proud of Lucas and all of his achievements – we are truly blessed.”

To be eligible for the scholarship students must reside in Noble County and attend an accredited high school, and achieve a high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Students need to be well-rounded seniors through their community service, volunteerism and extracurricular activities and work experience as well as leadership roles.

This year’s applicants were initially scored for performance, community service and volunteerism, extracurricular activities and work experience, as well as leadership roles.

This year’s 58 Lilly applicants also provided recommendation letters from three references and submitted three essays, which were evaluated by a community foundation committee of six Noble County citizens, who interviewed the top 10 finalists.  Those finalists not offered the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc.

Names of the top candidate and two alternatives were then submitted for final selection approval to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the selection of the recipients.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education.  Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree.  There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide.

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Julia Atz Music Scholarship $2,500

The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. is now accepting applications for the Julia L. Atz Scholarship.   This scholarship was created by Julia Atz and her husband John Atz and upon their death, the family continues to honor the legacy of music enthusiast Julia L. Atz.  Julia’s passion for music and the arts guided her family in establishing this scholarship fund.  We are pleased to assist in fulfilling her desire to share her passion for music.

This will be the ninth year the $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a college or a post graduate student pursuing a career in classical music performance or conducting.  Applicants must have a college GPA of 3.0 or above.  This scholarship is open to applicants from outside Indiana; however, preference will be given to applicants who are from Indiana.

The Julia L. Atz Scholarship application can be found on the Noble County Community Foundation’s website www.NobleCountyCF.org.  (Just click on the scholarship tab, then Julia L. Atz Scholarship for a link to the application). Please share this opportunity with your students. Here is the link to the website application. https://noblecountycf.org/scholarships/julia-l-atz-scholarship/


STUDENTS SHOULD REGISTER AN ACCOUNT ON THE WEBSITE TO GET THEIR STUDENT APPLICATION ID NUMBER, THEN SEND OUT THE RECOMMENDATION/REFERENCE LETTER REQUEST TO 3 REFERENCES AFTER THEY SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION.  THIS ENSURES THEIR ID NUMBER IS LOCKED IN AND WILL CORRESPOND WITH THE ID NUMBER GIVEN TO THEIR REFERENCES.

Please note that the submission deadline is April 29, 2016.

 

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact me at the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. at 260-894-3335 or by email at Jennifer@NobleCountyCF.org

 

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Re: Help Bridge the Generational Gaps – Attend Noble

County’s Senior Citizen’s Prom

Attention senior citizens! It’s time to grab your leis, grass skirts, ukuleles, sunglasses, and your friends for a fabulous night out at our 10th Annual Senior Citizen Prom for all of Noble County. It’s a night of dining, dancing, and a chance to win some pretty awesome door prizes. You could also be voted as this year’s king or queen! This year’s theme is “Hawaiian Luau”. Attendees are encouraged to get dressed up in their Hawaiian shirts and dresses, or any floral attire.

The prom will be on April 16, 2016 at the cafeteria of East Noble High School (901 South Garden Street, Kendallville, IN 46755). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The cost for a single is $10 and $20 for a couple. You must be registered by April 4, 2016. Send your names, address and phone numbers with your payment to 1599 Lincolnway South Ligonier, IN 46767. Make your checks out to the Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. with P.U.L.S.E. PROM in the memo.

The Senior prom is hosted by the P.U.L.S.E (Philanthropists Utilizing Lifelong Service and Education) high school students from Noble County. As one of their many community service projects, the students continue to offer the prom each year in hopes of bridging those generation gaps. The students decorate the facility according to the theme each year (in this case, a Hawaiian Luau theme), take individual photos of guests, provide a full dinner and dessert, provide live entertainment and music from the FORDS, and hand out lots of door prizes for many attendees. Special favors for each are also provided, and the PULSE students encourage seniors to dress in their floral attire to complete the Hawaiian mood for the evening, although it is not mandatory. Please join them for a very special evening. With this year being their 10th anniversary, the prom will be better than ever, so don’t miss it! Even if you do not dance, it is always fun to listen to great music, dine and watch the others, as well as spending time with friends and a chance to win prizes.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. at 260-894-3335.