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2016 Julia L. Atz Scholarship Winner

Press Release

9/22/2016

2016 Julia L. Atz scholarship winner

 

It is with great pleasure the Noble County Community Foundation board of directors announces the 2016 winner of the Julia L. Atz scholarship, Cassandra Petrie.

 

Cassandra Petrie is currently a student at the University of Illinois and a 2016 graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and Music Education with a minor in Music Theater.  Petrie is from Albion, Indiana and a 2011 graduate of Churubusco High School.

 

The Julia L. Atz scholarship was established in 2004 by the late Mr. John Atz in honor of his wife.  Mrs. Atz’s passion for music and the arts guided her family in establishing this scholarship fund at the Noble County Community Foundation. This is the eighth year a scholarship has been awarded from the fund.

 

The scholarship is awarded to a senior in college or a post-graduate student pursuing a career in classical music performance or conducting, and with a college GPA of 3.0 or above.  Applicants can re-apply.

 

For more information regarding the Atz Scholarship or scholarships in general, contact the Noble County Community Foundation at 260-894-3335 or visit the community foundation’s website in mid-November 2016 at www.NobleCountyCF.org  or email Jennifer at Jennifer@NobleCountyCF.org

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Long Time Volunteer, Max Roesler, Retires

Long time Noble County Community Foundation volunteer, Max Roesler of Rome City, recently retired as chairman of the community foundation’s Investment Committee. Mr. Roesler served continually more than 20 years volunteering in various capacities at the community foundation including Board of Directors President, Grants Committee member and Investment Committee Chairman. His retirement was reluctantly accepted by the foundation board at their August meeting. Jarrod Ramer, President of the Board stated, “We want to thank Max for his outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to the community foundation. He is one of our longest standing volunteers and we will miss his professional skills.”

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Write A Will Workshop

 

“Will Do” Workshop

Sponsored by the Noble County Community Foundation – providing you a simple will

 

“Will Do!”  That is a common reply from folks asked to take care of something – “Yep- will do!” But when it comes to writing out a will, some folks never get the job done.  Regardless of your personal wealth, everyone should have a will to ensure their assets are allocated according to their desires.  The workshop is intended to promote awareness about the need to have a will.  Upon conclusion, attendees can schedule an appointment for a preparation of a will, and those attendees who choose to include one or more monetary charitable gifts in their estate through the Noble County Community Foundation will receive a simple will at no cost.

 

Did you know?  Without a will, the laws of the state determine how property is distributed; removing from consideration an individual’s priorities, commitments or how the person left behind might feel about the outcome.

 

One Time Only Workshop

2016 Write a Will Workshop

 

Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Kendallville Public Library, Room C, Lower Level.  

6 pm to 8 pm

 

You must register for the workshop by calling the Noble County Community Foundation at 260-894-3335 or email at jennifer@noblecountycf.org.  All we need is your name, address, email and phone number.

 

Seating is limited.

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Scholarship Tutorial Application Now Online

Noble County Community Foundation has officially released its scholarship application tutorial video.

This video goes over how to apply for both the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship and the General Scholarships.

The tutorial is a step by step guide covering: preparing to apply, creating an online account, filling out the online application, submitting, and contacting references.

Watch Now:

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Scholarship News

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The Noble County Community Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship beginning August 3, 2016 with the deadline on September 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm.

 

WHAT IS THIS SCHOLARSHIP FOR?
It is for Noble County’s 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.  This is a 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.

 

THIS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS DIFFERENT FROM YEARS PRIOR. WHY THE CHANGE?
The organization that oversees the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship felt a change was needed based on feedback from community foundations around the State of Indiana.  This allows the winners of the scholarship more time to decide on their Indiana college of choice.  The winner of the scholarship will be announced around the middle of December 2016.

 

WHAT IS THE G.P.A. REQUIREMENT FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP?
It is now 3.80 on a 4.00 scale. Students cannot round their GPA from a 3.79.

 

DO STUDENTS NEED TO TURN IN TRANSCRIPTS OR S.A.T. OR A.C.T. INFORMATION?
Yes. High school transcripts are to be uploaded to the application and submitted together.
Applicants have the choice to submit SAT or ACT score information and that can be found on their high school transcript. If you haven’t taken the SAT or ACT that is ok. You are still encouraged to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

 

ARE ESSAYS REQUIRED?
Yes, all applicants are required to write 3 essays.

 

ARE APPLICANTS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT RECOMMENDATION LETTERS?
Yes. Students will only need 2 recommendations letters this year.  Only 1 can be from full time school personnel. Choose references who will give you a good recommendation. Contact those references in advance and ask they complete the information and obtain their email address as this is how they will complete the information.  After you submit your scholarship application, you can then send the link for your recommendation to complete. Once completed by the reference, the information it will be sent directly to the community foundation.


DOES THE LILLY ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRE AN INTERVIEW?

Yes, the Top Honor students which consists of 10 students selected based on their applications submitted will be contacted on Friday, September 30 with the interview to take place on Tuesday, October 11 at the community foundation.

 

HOW CAN SOMEONE GET THE APPLICATION?
Online at www.NobleCountyCF.org. Everything to submit will be online…. that includes transcripts, essays, and recommendation forms. No paper copies can be turned in.  You will be able to register an account, save your work, submit your application and then request recommendation letters all online. When an applicant submits their completed application, if any missing REQUIRED information is not completed, that area will turn red.  Once an application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation indicating your successful submission (be sure to check your junk email).

 

TELL US AGAIN WHEN WILL THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION BE AVAILABLE?
It is on our website now at www.NobleCountyCF.org Application period is August 3 to September 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

 

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE LILLY ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ONLINE?
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 3:30 PM. Remember no paper copies can be submitted. It’s all completed online.

 

WILL YOU BE OFFERING OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS?
Yes, while that information is currently being determined, the application period for the general scholarship applications will be November 21 to January 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm. This will be all other scholarships offered through the community foundation.

 

WHERE CAN THOSE APPLICATIONS BE FOUND?
Visit our website at NobleCountyCF.org and click on the scholarship tab.

 

DO YOU OFFER ANY ASSITANCE FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION?
We do offer a tutorial video available on our website. It will help walk applicants through the Lilly Scholarship application and the general scholarships offered.  It is a short video on the overall application process.  Or you can email me at jennifer@noblecountycf.org or call me at 260-894-3335.  Students need to remember to register an account, complete and submit the application THEN send the recommendation link to their references.

 

WHAT KIND OF TIPS WOULD YOU OFFER?
Do not wait until the last day to start or submit your application. The last few days of the scholarship application period is very busy for us.  Submit it early.  WORK WITH YOUR GUIDANCE OFFICE. They have the best resources for many different scholarships available! The community foundation is open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm if you have questions when completing the application, please contact me at 260-894-3335.

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Noble County “Dreams”

Check out our latest video!

We interviewed local residents of all ages to learn about their brightest dreams for Noble County!

Just imagine a Noble County where these dreams could come true!

Thanks to the wonderful and generous community we live in, these ideas don’t have to stay dreams.

Philanthropy is a way in which we can make dreams come true in Noble County.

By partnering with the Noble County Community Foundation, your giving can help us bring businesses, organizations, and funds together to accomplish real change.

That way, we won’t just dream big; we will work together to make these dreams come true in our community.

A gift of any size to the Community Impact Fund, is your way to ensure we are meeting the ever changing needs of our community.

Click here to make your impact today!

(Make sure to direct your donation to the Community Impact Fund).

 

 

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Lilly Endowment Community 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!