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.
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 age 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.
Gordon Leigh Speer Memorial Scholarship: Providing a scholarship to two different graduating seniors from any high school in Morgan County or from Indian Creek High School (with no restriction as to county of residence) who will study engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. The scholarship may be used for any college expenses. This scholarship honors Gordon Leigh Speer, who raised eight children, shared a strong work ethic with his family, and honored the cause and benefits of education. A recommendation by a Scholarship Selection Committee will be made to the Scholarship Committee of the Community Foundation of Morgan County.
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.