Charles T. Amy Memorial Scholarship – PAYS (Parents Against Youth Smoking): Providing a scholarship to a graduating senior from Eminence High School who made a PAYS Pledge their freshmen year to abstain from tobacco products for all four years of high school. A scholarship will be awarded to a student whose name will be drawn at random from individuals who kept the PAYS Pledge throughout high school and who have been accepted to an accredited two- or four-year educational institution. Applications are not accepted for this scholarship. Individuals who made the PAYS Pledge in 2009 and kept the PAYS Pledge all four years of high school will automatically be entered into the drawing.
Dorothy Asher Scholarship: Provides scholarships for Morgan County residents of any age attending an accredited two- or four-year public or private institution of higher education and are studying elementary education. Recipients must agree to attempt to obtain employment, if available, in Morgan County, Indiana for at least one year upon completion of their education. Scholarships may be awarded annually to the same recipient if the foundation deems this appropriate for the progress the student may make.
Meaghan Buis Memorial Scholarship: Providing a scholarship each year for a student graduating from Eminence High School. The recipient shall have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and shall have participated in the Eminence High School girls or boys basketball program.
Eminence Alumni Association Scholarship: Providing scholarships to graduates of Eminence High School. Applicants for academics must have a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is paid the second semester of each year. Applicants for vocational scholarships must have a 2.3 GPA. Two special 600 words or less essays are required. One essay should indicate the applicant’s goals after graduating from high school and/or trade school and the other 600 words essay describing financial need is required.
SSG Wm. Ryan Fritsche Memorial Scholarship: Provide scholarships to one or more graduating seniors from any Morgan County High School who are accepted into an accredited 2 or 4 year public or private institution. Applicants should have a 2.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) Applicants must supply three letters of reference: Two from school personnel and one from an outside source, (i.e., an employer or pastor). Students should be applying for, or in a course of study leading to public service work, such as: law enforcement, medical work, social work, or child services. In addition to the CFMC essay questions on the standard application, applicants must complete a 500-750 word essay with the following quote from J.F. Kennedy as the main theme of the piece: “And so my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”(J.F. Kennedy, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 1961) As funds are available, the scholarship may be open to applicants who live in Morgan County and are in their first or second year of college.
Maggie Grounds Scholarship: Providing scholarships to a female high school senior entering the field of architecture, contracting/building engineering, traditional drafting, architectural computer-aided design or another very closely-related study, in an accredited institution of higher education.
Newburn-Asher Scholarship: Provides scholarships for Morgan County residents of any attending an accredited two- or four-year public or private institution of higher education and are studying in the health care field. Recipients must agree to attempt to obtain employment, if available, in Morgan County, Indiana for at least one year upon completion of their education. Scholarships may be awarded annually to the same recipient if the foundation deems this appropriate for the progress the student may make.
Jeff Quyle Leadership Scholarship: The Quyle Entrepreneurial Scholarship is intended to award two $500 scholarships to two Morgan County students who have a heartfelt desire to return to Morgan County after their post-secondary education and start a new business enterprise that will not only support their own family, but will bring value to our community through investment, employment, and or services offered, as well as demonstrate the achievements that are possible for those who dream and preserve with values and scruples.
Sergeant Dan Starnes Memorial Scholarship: Provides two $500 scholarships each year for Morgan County residents to study law enforcement. Sgt. Starnes worked as a member of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department from 1995 to 2001. Sgt. Starnes was shot while on duty on Flag Day, June 14, 2001, he died on July 10, 2001 from his injuries. His family was determined to make sure that his memory would not be forgotten, so in 2001 they established the Sergeant Dan Starnes Memorial Scholarship at the Community Foundation of Morgan County to provide scholarships for Morgan County residents to study law enforcement.
Stierwalt Scholarship: Providing scholarships each spring for a student graduating from Eminence High School who wishes to further his/her education at a college or university in the state of Indiana. Applicants must have proven good moral character and receive a high-class ranking from high school.