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    Based on your school status, you may be eligible for scholarships listed below. Each scholarship has its own distinct selection criteria, such as financial need, special interest/intended study or GPA requirement.

   After reviewing the scholarship possibilities, you may visit our online scholarship platform to view and apply for scholarships.

   Printed applications will not be available or accepted this year as the CFMC implements its online application system. Applicants can save applications as they compile needed information.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program  

  The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program offers two full-tuition scholarships for Morgan County who will have graduated by the end of June, 2014 with a diploma from a regionally accredited Indiana high school and who will be first time college students.

   Since the Lilly Endowment Scholarship Program was first offered in 1998, Lilly remains steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic, and economic well being of our community. These scholarships must be used to pursue baccalaureate degrees at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university beginning in the fall of 2014. The Endowment hopes that this program will encourage many of Indiana’s most talented students to attend one of Indiana’s fine higher education institutions and after graduation, consider pursuing occupations in Indiana.

   Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship weighted selection criteria is as follows: academic performance, 30%; financial need, 20%; school/community activities and/or work experience, 20%; essay, 15%; interview, 10%; personal characteristics, 5%.

Community Foundation of Morgan County Scholarship Program  


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.

Emily Downey Memorial Scholarship: Providing a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Indian Creek High School for college expenses.  The goal is to honor the memory of Emily Downey, a former Indian Creek student athlete by assisting a student of average academic achievement who has been directly involved in at least two interscholastic sports activities (as an athlete or student support staff).  A recommendation by a Scholarship Selection Committee will be made to the Scholarship Committee of the Community Foundation of Morgan County. Open to any Indian Creek senior no matter what county of residence.

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.

 

Kendrick Foundation, Inc. Scholarships  

   The Kendrick Foundation, Inc. Scholarships will provide support for Morgan County residents who are pursuing a career in the health care field. The scholarships are for tuition only, up to a maximum of $15,000 per person per year after deducting other financial aid which also pays tuition. The program is open to all Morgan County, Indiana residents:

    • Who have graduated by the end of June 2014, with a diploma from an Indiana high school or an equivalent education
    • Who have been accepted into a program at an accredited college, university, or other educational institution to complete a course of study in a health care field (including medicine, dentistry, allied health, and nursing) beginning in the fall of 2014. Note: If your desired degree program has a late acceptance date, go ahead and apply for the Kendrick Scholarship and note "acceptance pending."

      Note: Acceptance into a pre-program such as pre-med or pre-pharmacy does not qualify for this scholarship program.

   The scholarship recipients are completely free to choose which educational institution they would like to attend, with preference being given to candidates who will attend Indiana schools.

   This scholarship requires a separate application not on this Web site. For more information and an application for the Kendrick Foundation, Inc. Scholarships, please visit their Web site at www.kendrickfoundation.org.

Online Applications

Please note, our scholarship applications are only available online through Smarter Select during a designated time period prior to each application's deadline.

We will not be distributing or accepting paper applications this year.

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For more information or questions regarding the scholarships list at the left contact Corey Howard, Program Officer, at the Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc.