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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.

Hubert Bastin Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of Hubert Bastin, who is remembered with great gratitude and warm fondness by an overwhelming cohort of citizens who know personally of his humble but life-changing work as teacher and coach prior to his retirement in 1981. This $500 award is for any college expenses and is not renewable. The award will be made to a Martinsville High School senior who has a great desire, but not the financial support, to further her or his education in a vocational, technical, or professional career. Although not a requirement, it is desired that the applicants shall have attended Poston Road Elementary School.

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.

Freeman Goss Scholarship: Provides a scholarship to a Martinsville High School graduating senior who has taken business courses, as this scholarship is selected by the head of the business department at the high school.

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.

Ann Haworth Scholarship:  Providing annual scholarship awarded to an outstanding Martinsville High School student who is ranked in the upper one-fourth of the graduating class and who plans to attend an accredited college or university.  The recipient must have participated in the Martinsville High School orchestra and/or choir during grades 10 through 12. 

Martinsville Rotary Scholarship: This scholarship shall be awarded to a graduating Martinsville High School senior who will be attending a two-or four-year public or private institution of higher learning.

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.

Henry E. Pearcy, Sr., Memorial Scholarship:  Providing a reimbursement scholarship each spring to a graduating senior from Martinsville High School who has maintained at least a B average, who has demonstrated leadership ability, and who will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education.  Preference will be given to applicants who attended Central Elementary School in Martinsville. 

Eric Pierce Memorial Scholarship: Provides a scholarship for a Martinsville High School senior who has enrolled or been accepted into an institution of higher learning in pursuit of a major in outdoors, parks, or the environment. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

The Morgan County A-Team: This scholarship is open to High School senior participants of the A-Team program in the MSD of Martinsville school system.  In addition to full participation in the program’s requirements, applicants must have made a presentation during 3rd trimester or have trained a group in practice during 3rd trimester, and have demonstrated leadership skills. Additional essay questions are required for applicants to this scholarship. 

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.

Bob Staggs Memorial Scholarship: Provides an educational scholarship to students who are accepted into and attend accredited two- or four-year public or private institutions of higher learning or technical or trade schools.  Applicants should be students exhibiting good character, respect of others, and good citizenship in their sports activities and within school. They must be involved in sports activities in school or assisting as part of the support team, such as student managers and have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4-point scale. Further, applicants must be interested in a career in sports broadcasting, sports marketing or sports medicine. Applicants must provide three letters of reference: one from a coach, one from a church leader such as a youth minister or pastor, and a third from either a broadcaster, leader of a community organization they work with, or someone on the staff or faculty of their school. A supplemental essay (in addition to the essay questions requested in the general application) is required, explaining the applicant’s interest and goals in sports broadcasting, sports marketing or sports medicine.

Sergeant Dan Starnes Memorial Scholarship:  Providing scholarships for Morgan County residents to study law enforcement.

Robert D. St. Clair Memorial Scholarship:  Providing scholarships for students graduating from Martinsville High School with a GPA of at least 3.0, demonstrating good character and financial need, and attending a 2- to 4-year program at a vocational/technical school or at an accredited college or university. 

Virgil Telfer Memorial Scholarship:  Provides a scholarship for worthy agriculture students of Martinsville High School wishing to enroll in an agricultural or related vocational school to pursue a career in the field of agriculture.  The recipient shall be a graduating Martinsville High School senior who has completed three years of agriculture and has been an active FFA member; and must be of high moral character, exhibit leadership ability, and exhibit a tendency for service to his or her fellow students, church, and community.

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.