Scholarships


GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Available January 1, 2017 – February 1, 2017

The following is a listing of the scholarship funds managed by the Decatur County Community Foundation, along with a brief description.  Complete details for each scholarship will be available on the individual scholarship application.  The applications will be available beginning January 1, 2017 and the deadline is midnight on February 1, 2017.  

CLICK ON EACH INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARSHIP NAME TO BE LINKED TO THE APPLICATION.

Attie M. Austin Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help students seeking vocational training.

Bob Clark Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help a Decatur County student pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in criminology or law enforcement.

Roland Curtis and Willa Marie Barnes Nursing Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a Decatur County student pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in nursing.

Joanie Bostic Memorial Senior Pirate Spirit Award
Established to honor Joanie Bostic’s spirit, faith, love of young people and enthusiasm for Greensburg athletics. The scholarship is to recognize a senior who shows outstanding school spirit by participation or support of athletics or music.

Rev. Robert L. Browning Memorial Fund
This award shall be given annually to any student from Decatur County seeking a career in the ministry or a social or human service organization or a student planning on attending Anderson University.

Holly Bruns Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help a graduating senior of South Decatur High School. Preference will be given to a student pursuing post-secondary education at Marian University, who played volleyball or softball for South Decatur High School. In the event that the above criteria are too restrictive, the scholarship would be awarded to a South Decatur High School student pursuing a degree in the field of education, who most closely fits the above criteria in the order of preference.

Kristin Lee Burry Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is pending.

Clifford Byard Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for any graduate of South Decatur High School pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in engineering, music or education.

J-N-J Chapman Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help graduates of North Decatur or South Decatur High Schools that are seeking vocational training or an associates degree at an accredited two or four year program. Preference  will be given to prior recipients, graduating seniors, or any past graduates of North/South Decatur High School (in that order).

Stewart G. Corya Purdue University Engineering Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a student graduating in the top 15% of their class and will be seeking an engineering degree at Purdue.

Thelma E. Corya Indiana University Kelley School of Business Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a student graduating in the top 10% of their class or has obtained a GPA of 3.50 or higher, and will be attending IU Kelley School of Business or any other Kelley School of Business campus.

Dennis Crowe Science Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to leave a legacy to the school where Mr. Crowe graduated and taught. It is for a graduate of North Decatur High School pursuing a 2 or 4 year science degree.

John T. Deniston Ball State Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating senior of South Decatur High School with a “B” average that will be pursuing a post-secondary degree at Ball State’s Miller College of Business. Student must show financial need, and have parents employed in the field of agriculture.

Danny W. Dieckmann Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help any student that is or has graduated from North Decatur and is pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in agriculture or a related field of study.

Arnold D. Ducanes, MD Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help students seeking training in the field of Allied Health.

Krista Eldridge Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a North Decatur or Greensburg student with a GPA of 2.5 or above, pursuing any post-secondary education. Preference given to those going to Purdue or those pursuing a major in Human and Social Services. (Award will be paid at start of second semester.)

Henry A. and Ruby Ernstes Family Scholarships
The mission of this scholarship is to help students with post-secondary education. Preference will be given to those attending Marian College and majoring in nursing.

Martha L. Frost Scholarship
This scholarship is open to Greensburg High School students pursuing a degree in art.

GCHS Class of 1941 & 1942 Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a Greensburg Community High School graduating senior pursing a degree at a vocational or 2 year institution.

GCHS Class of 1961 Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support the 61st student in the Greensburg Community High School graduating class, pursing a degree at a 2 or 4 year institution.

Joyce J. Green Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a graduating senior at Greensburg Community High School pursing a degree at a 2 or 4 year institution.

William H. Greiwe Scholarship
This scholarship is for any student who has graduated from a school in Decatur County. It is awarded by the Optimist Club.

Frank and Margaret Hahn Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help a graduate or graduating senior of South Decatur High School that will be pursuing a certificate, associates degree or bachelors degree in a medical or science field, including agriculture. Student must show financial need.

Paul and Eleanor Hoffman Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help a Greensburg Community High School graduate in their second through fourth year of study, if they had received a scholarship from the DCCF as a freshman. 

Don and Barb Horan Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help a student residing in Decatur County that will graduate from Oldenburg Academy.

Steve Hunter Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help students seeking vocational training.

Delmar & Janet Knecht Family Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a student pursing a 2 or 4 year degree, and who has a B average or above.

Knights of Columbus, Council 1042 Scholarship
This scholarship was established to help a student who is the child of a devoted active or deceased member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1042.

Lake Santee Women’s Club Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a student who is a full time resident of Lake Santee intending on pursuing any post-secondary education.

Dr. Irwin and Dot Lanning Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a graduating senior from Greensburg, North Decatur, or South Decatur High School with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This student must plan to study in the field of engineering, agriculture, education, information technology, science or math at an accredited 2 or 4 year institution.

Burney and Lucy Lehman Scholarship  (Greensburg Students)
The Burney and Lucy Lehman Scholarships will be given to Greensburg students, and are disbursed for up to four years of post-secondary education. The intent of the scholarship is to make a significant impact on graduating seniors who may have had a difficult time attending a post-secondary institute.

Campbell “Buck” McIntyre Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help South Decatur High School students, with a minimum grade of a “B” average or better, seeking a post-secondary degree in education. Students pursuing a degree in any field of science, including agriculture science, will also be considered.

Darryl P. Menefee Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship if for a graduating senior from North Decatur High School that has been a member or manager of the baseball team at some point.  This student must be pursuing a 2 or 4 year post-secondary education.

On Eagle’s Wings Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help a graduating senior residing in Decatur County, regardless of where they attend high school (home schooled students may apply), pursuing a post-secondary education at an accredited institution.

Diane Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help a South Decatur student seeking a post-secondary education and demonstrates the spirit and work ethic of Mrs. Reynolds.

Clifford “Skip” Ricke Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Decatur County resident pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field.

Roscoe Family Scholarship
This scholarship is for any graduate of South Decatur High School pursuing a post-secondary degree in education or nursing. Student must have a “C+” average. School and community activities will be considered.

Myer and Wilma Schreiber Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a Greensburg High School student attending a 4 year Baccalaureate program.

Howard G. Shake Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a North Decatur High School student who may have a difficult time receiving a post-secondary education.

Robert E. Simmonds Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for any graduate or graduating senior from Greensburg Community High School or North Decatur High School that will be pursuing a post-secondary degree in transportation mechanics.

Bonnie Springmeyer Nursing Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help a Greensburg Community High School graduate who is pursuing a degree in nursing. (Award will be paid at start of sophomore year of college.)

George F. Tanner Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a North or South Decatur High School graduate who is pursuing a degree in a foreign language and/or teaching. (Award will be paid at start of sophomore year of college with a 2.5 GPA.)

James A. Volk Engineering Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to support a student pursuing a degree in engineering at any school with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering program. (Award will be paid at start of sophomore year of college.)

Loren and Mary York Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help a North Decatur or South Decatur graduate seek post-secondary training in education or teaching.

Zetterberg Family Music Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help North Decatur or South Decatur students seeking post-secondary training in music.

_____________________________________________

The following scholarship funds are managed by the Decatur County Community Foundation, but are not included in the DCCF scholarship application. For more information contact the group listed.

E. Wayne Baumgartle Agricultural Memorial Scholarship
The mission of this scholarship is to help South Decatur students seeking post-secondary training in agriculture or a related field. For more information, see Mr. Don Hudson.

Russell Corya Scholarship
This scholarship is established to help a North Decatur or South Decatur student in the field of agriculture. For more information, call the Decatur County Scholarship Foundation.

DCCF Tribute Scholarship For Continuing Education
The mission of this scholarship is to help students over 18 years old and working, to continue their education at the Greensburg Community Learning Center. For more information, call the Decatur County Community Foundation at (812) 662-6364.

Decatur County Purdue Ag Alumni Association Award
The mission of this award is to help Decatur County students continue their education in the school of agriculture at Purdue University.

First Federal Good Citizenship Award
This award is selected by school administrators and representatives of First Federal Savings & Loan; no application available.

Burney and Lucy Lehman Scholarship (for North Decatur and South Decatur Students)
The Burney and Lucy Lehman Scholarships will be given to North and South Decatur students, and are disbursed for up to four years of post-secondary education. The intent of the scholarship is to make a significant impact on graduating seniors who may have had a difficult time attending a post-secondary institute. For more information, call the Decatur County Scholarship Foundation.

Walter B. Lowe Continuing Education Scholarship
The purpose of this award is to help with tuition and expenses for an adult over 40 from Decatur County, who is working towards a 2 or 4 year or graduate degree. For more information, call the Decatur County Community Foundation at (812) 662-6364.

Joan Babb Moore Scholarship
This award is selected by Greensburg Community High School guidance counsel and administrators; no application available.

William R. Rayner – Harold and Barbara Graue Scholarship
This scholarship is to be presented to a graduate of Milan high school. For more information, please contact the Milan Scholarship Foundation at: PO Box 504, Milan, IN 47031.

Cecelia Springmeyer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to help a North Decatur or South Decatur student seeking post secondary education from an accredited 4 year school. Must be enrolled in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Animal Husbandry, Agronomy or Teaching. For more information, call the Decatur County Scholarship Foundation.

Ted & Marian Stout Scholarship
An endowed fund to be awarded to a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensburg. Recipients need to exhibit Christian values, attend a 2 or 4 year post-secondary education, have good scholastic standing, have established educational and life goals and not be a member of the Cox family or the Church scholarship committee. For more information, contact the First Baptist Church.

Daryl R. Wolter Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is to support a North Decatur Baseball player. For more information regarding this award, see your guidance counselor.

_____________________________________________

Decatur County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Applications will be available Monday, July 18, 2016.  Completed applications must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, August 18, 2016.  Please call the Decatur County Community Foundation office at (812) 662-6364 if you have any questions.

The Decatur County Community Foundation has been selected as the agency to administer the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. High School seniors graduating in 2017 that reside in Decatur County and have a GPA of 2.5 or above are eligible to apply.  

Decatur County Community Foundation Scholars
Up to four students who are not selected as Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will receive the DCCF Scholarship worth up to a total of $5,000 over four years to apply to tuition costs at a college or university located in Indiana.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
This scholarship is open to any student residing in Decatur County who has at least a 2.5 GPA. One full tuition scholarship and $900 for books and fees will be awarded to a student pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree at a college or university located in Indiana.

Click here for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application