Scholarships Available

Scholarship and award funds are a type of designated fund that provide donors the opportunity to offer financial support to students.  When scholarship funds are established, the donor outlines criteria to guide the awards.  The Foundation, through its own committees and in conjunction with the Honors & Awards Committee at each high school, works to assure the donor's wishes are met.

  

2016 Scholarships Available

   
Centerville High School Earlham College
Hagerstown High School Indiana University East
Lincoln High School Ivy Tech Community College
Northeastern High School Purdue College Richmond
Richmond High School  
Seton High School Reid Hospital
Any Wayne County High School  
Other High Schools  

 

New Funds Established 2015

Caitlin Nichole Walter Memorial Scholarship-2015 – To provide a scholarship to a Wayne County high school graduate enrolled as a full-time students in a physical therapy graduate program at one of the following colleges – University of Indianapolis, University of Evansville, IUPUI, University of Findley, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati or the Ivy Tech PTA program at Ball State – pursuing a dedicated physical therapy path of study; and a compassionate, well-rounded student who works and/or participates in extra-curricular activities while attending college and who exemplifies  Caitlin’s ‘can do’ attitude. Preference will be given to students from a single-family household

Paula Marie Davis-Kitts Memorial Scholarship-2015 – Graduates of Hagerstown High School who plan to attend an accredited college or university and are pursuing a degree in English, journalism or creative writing.

 

Previously Established Funds

AAUW-Hoffman Scholarship Fund-1990 – To provide both undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students graduating from Richmond High School.

Frank B. Adney Jr. M.D. Scholarship for Nursing-2013 - For educational scholarships for students accepted into the BSN degree program at Indiana University East, pursuing the opportunity for RN licensure upon graduation.  Scholarships shall be awards to students who have demonstrated and continue to maintain high scholastic standing and who validate financial need.

African-American Scholarship and Awards Fund-1994 – To provide scholarships to deserving Wayne County minority students.

Jonathan Alan Scholarship Fund-1999 – To assist a Richmond High School graduate who plans to enter a medical field and demonstrates financial need.

Altrusa Club of Richmond, Indiana, Scholarship Endowment Fund-2012 - To benefit graduating females of a Wayne County high school with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 who will attend a Wayne County college and have demonstrated a history of service to school and community.

Richard Wedding and Patricia Wedding Scholarship Fund-1997 – To provide scholarships to graduates of Lincoln, Hagerstown, Northeastern, Seton, or Centerville High Schools who are pursuing a degree in music.

Earl Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund-1997 – To benefit graduates of Wayne County high schools who plan to attend Purdue University.

Myyon Barnes Memorial Scholarship Fund-2012 - graduating seniors from a Wayne County, Indiana, high school who plan to major in journalism and who have demonstrated an interest in the field through extracurricular activities and/or work experience, and who best express their interest in the field through an essay written in the style of a newspaper article or editorial.

Erika A. and George E. Brattain, Sr. Scholarship Fund-2005 – To provide scholarships to Lincoln High School graduating seniors who are pursuing an education in music.

Theodore Braxton Creative Arts Fund-2011 - To be awarded to a graduating senior from Huntingdon Area High School, Huntingdon Area, PA, with a minimum 2.5/4.0 cumulative GPA who have participated in the performing arts and demonstrated a high degree of creativity, and who are likely to continue to participate in the arts in their college and community.   The scholarship will be awarded to the student based on merit, without consideration of financial need.  If there is no qualified recipient in a given year, the scholarship will not be awarded. 

Angela Brinker Endowment Fund - 2007 – To provide tuition assistance to students who are enrolled in a Seton Catholic School and who demonstrate financial need.

Clarence Brown Scholarship Fund-1990 – To benefit graduating Richmond High School seniors.

Ralph Burkhardt Scholarship Fund-1997 – To provide a scholarship to a graduating Richmond High School senior who has been an outstanding orchestra student and intends to study music in college.

Lucille Campbell Scholarship Fund-2004 - To provide a scholarship annually to a Wayne County high school graduating senior.

Betty J. Cecere Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund-2006 - To be awarded to a Richmond High School graduating female senior.

Centerville-Abington Dollars for Scholars-2004 - To financially support students who wish to pursue education beyond high school and to encourage educational achievement.  

Jason Chaney Memorial Scholarship Fund-1999 - To provide an annual scholarship to a Hagerstown High School graduating male senior.

Norman and Joseph Chenoweth - Ira and Pauline Hollinger Scholarship Endowment-2015 - To provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Northeastern Wayne Schools with a GPA of at least 3.0 who are pursuing a degree in education or the arts and who demonstrate financial need.

Melba Dawn Chiarenza Scholarship Fund-1998 – To provide scholarships to Lincoln High School graduates who plan to major in business, nursing, or drama.

Alex Christ Memorial Scholarship Fund-2002 – To benefit a Richmond High School graduating senior.

Ed Clemmer Memorial Scholarship Fund-1997 – To provide scholarships to Richmond High School graduates.

Helen Coble Memorial Fund for Business Education-1995 – To offer financial assistance to women studying to open a business and graduating from Richmond High School.

Chris Coffman Memorial Scholarship Fund-1998 – To provide the Christopher Coffman Giant of Heart Award to a Centerville High School graduating senior who exhibits the personality traits of Chris Coffman.

William J. Cramer Scholarship Fund-1994 – To provide renewable scholarships to graduating Richmond High School students. 

Justin B. Cross Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund-2005 – To provide a scholarship to a Richmond High School graduating senior.

M. Glenn Cross Memorial Scholarship-1991 - To provide a scholarship to a Richmond High School student attending an Indiana college.

W. Barry Culy Memorial Scholarship Fund-1998 – To provide scholarships to graduates of Hagerstown High School.

W. Barry Culy 4-H Memorial Scholarship - To provide scholarships to Wayne County High School graduates who have participated in 4-H.

William and Clare Dexter Scholarship Fund-2000 - To assist students at Seton High School who have financial need.

Charlie Dils Memorial Scholarship-1999 – To provide annual scholarships to Richmond High School graduates. 

Jeffrey Duncan Scholarship Fund-1999 – To provide renewable scholarships to a Richmond High School graduate studying to be an engineer.

Easter Seals Scholarship Fund-2012 - for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two- or four-year public or private institutions of higher learning and in particular to students graduating from a Wayne or Union County High School who intend to continue their formal education in order to enter a career field in service to people with disabilities.

Eastern Indiana Human Resource Association Scholarship Fund-2002 – To provide an annual scholarship to a Indiana resident who is enrolled in an Indiana college is pursuing a career in human resources or a related field.

Hazel Thornburg Emry Scholarship Fund-2002 – To be used for scholarships to deserving students involved in theater.  Applications may be obtained from Richmond Civic Theatre or Stage One Youth Theatre

Joseph P. Esposito Scholarship Fund-2000 – To assist a Centerville High School graduating senior who is pursuing an education in the field of engineering.

First Bank Scholarship Fund-2001 - To benefit students enrolled in a private high school in Wayne County who demonstrate financial need.

Waneta Fulton Memorial Scholarship Fund-1988 –  To provide a scholarship to a Hagerstown High School graduating senior who excelled academically and exhibited leadership in extra-curricular activities and who is planning to study nursing or medicine.

Louis E. Gibbs Memorial Fund-1995 - To provide scholarships for third year students at Indiana University East studying law enforcement.

Frostie Gilley Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund-2005 – To provide a scholarship annually to a Northeastern High School graduating senior pursuing a degree in nursing.

Tami Goss Memorial Donor Advised Scholarship Fund-2005 – To provide a scholarship to a deserving Centerville High School female senior who is planning to attend an accredited college, university or vocational school.

Francis and Earla Gregg Scholarship Fund-1994 – To provide scholarships for Richmond High School graduates who plan to study art.

Jo Anne Grigsby Memorial Scholarship Fund-2006 - To be awarded to a Lincoln High School graduating senior pursuing a career in math or science education or Christian services.

Hagerstown Community Scholarship Program-2012 - Graduating seniors of hagerstown High School with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, who otherwise are receiving less scholarship support than other students in their class.

Ann Harmeier Memorial Scholarship-1994 – To provide an annual scholarship to a graduate of Lincoln High School.

Anna Belle Henthorne Memorial Scholarship-1988 – To provide a scholarship and two art show awards at Richmond Art Museum.

Robert E. and Margaret M. Herbst Scholarship Fund-2000 – To provide a scholarship to a graduate of Richmond High School who is pursuing further education and who has demonstrated an interest in voluntary civic service.

Jean Hilkert Memorial Scholarship-2003 – To provide a scholarship to graduating seniors of Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana.

Mary E. Hill Memorial Scholarship-1985 – To assist students studying the field of health or medicine with priority given to minority students.  (Application)

Eileen M. Hunt Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Fund-2009 – To provide scholarships for students to attend Indiana University East or Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond, Indiana, for the purpose of majoring in programs relating to nursing or allied health.

Eileen M. Hunt Seton Scholarship Fund-2009 – To provide scholarships which enable needy students to attend the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School System in Wayne County, Indiana.

Greg and Rod Jarrett Donor Advised Scholarship Fund-2005 – To provide a scholarship annually to a Hagerstown High School graduating senior of seeking a business degree.

Mary Hatfield Jenkins Memorial Scholarship-2003 – To provide scholarships to students in the five county school corporations.

Joshua Johnson Memorial Fund-2003 - To provide an annual scholarship to an outstanding graduating senior of Hagerstown High School.

Hubert and Grace Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund-2002 – To be awarded to an exemplary Reid Hospital employee who graduated from Union County High School and is pursuing higher education in the field of nursing.

James Joseph Scholarship Fund-2000 - To provide a scholarship to a graduating senior of Richmond High School who plans to prepare for a human service profession.

Nancy Keelor Kelly Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund-2005 – To provide a scholarship to a Richmond High School graduating senior planning to attend a four-year accredited college in Indiana who demonstrates financial need.

Paul and Mary Kay Keiser Scholarship-2013 - To provide scholarships for Lincoln High School graduating seniors who have financial need and intend on pursuing a baccalaureate degree pertaining to agriculture or engineering careers.

Kirk-Little Post 1108, VFW Scholarship #1-1993 – To provide scholarships to graduating Richmond High School seniors.

Kirk-Little Post 1108, VFW Scholarship #2-1994 - To provide scholarships to graduating Centerville High School seniors.

Kirk-Little Post 1108, VFW Scholarship #3-1994 – To provide scholarships to graduating Northeastern High School seniors.

Kirk-Little Post 1108, VFW Scholarship #4-1996 – To provide scholarships to graduating Hagerstown High School seniors.

Kirk-Little Post 1108, VFW Scholarship #5-1996 – To provide scholarships to graduating Lincoln High School seniors.

Kirk-Little VFW Post #1108 Scholarship #6-2003 – To provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Seton Catholic High School.

Lacy Memorial Scholarship Fund-1988 – To benefit a Hagerstown High School graduating senior who exhibited leadership, was active in extra-curricular activities, had a strong academic performance and shows financial need.

Johnathan A. Lahmann Memorial Scholarship Fund- 2007 – To provide a scholarship to a Richmond High School graduating senior who is pursing formal technical training at an accredited institution.

Paul J. and Bernice J. Lamberson Memorial Scholarship-1989 – To provide scholarships for graduating Lincoln High School students.

Ellen M. Lane Memorial Scholarship Fund-2001 – To be awarded to a Lincoln High School graduate going into the education or health care field.

Rebecca Lanter Memorial Scholarship Fund-2010 - To honor the memory of Rebecca R. Lanter, a 2007 graduate of Hagerstown High School. Becca was a Lilly Endowment Community Scholar at Indiana University.  She was killed in a car accident in Bloomington on May 15, 2010.   The fund was established with a gift from Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), who agreed to make available the unused portion of Becca’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. It will benefit Hagerstown graduates with a strong determination to succeed despite adversity; express a dedication to educational achievement; and demonstrate financial need.

Fern A. Lee Memorial Fund-2003 - To provide a scholarship to a Lincoln High School graduating senior who enrolls in a post secondary business training school or business college.

Christina Maria Danielle Leitner Memorial Scholarship-1995 – To provide scholarships to Richmond High School graduates and Community Christian School students.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Fund-1998 –To provide four-year full tuition scholarships to outstanding Wayne County students attending Indiana colleges.

Kimberly Long Memorial Scholarship-1981 – To be awarded annually to a Richmond High School graduate.

Henry J. and Hedwig Seegers Luerman Endowment Fund-2003 – To provide tuition assistance to Seton Elementary students who demonstrate financial need.

Mary E. Maurer, Hilda Dickman Herold, and Martha Jane Dickman Scholarship Endowment Fund-2005 – To provide annual scholarships to one male and one female student graduating from Seton Catholic High School.

Robert A. Luerman and Carl H. Luerman Endowment Fund-2003 – To provide tuition assistance to two Seton Elementary students each year who have financial need.

Megan Lyons Memorial Scholarship Fund-2009 - Established by Mike and Denita Lyons in memory of their daughter Megan, to provide a scholarship for a graduating senior from Richmond High School, who intends to pursue a teaching degree in the field of special education.

Kevin Scott MacDowell Memorial Scholarship-1990 – To provide two scholarships to Richmond High School graduates.

Ruth and Henry Macy Memorial Scholarship-1989 – To provide assistance to graduating seniors of Northeastern Wayne High School.

Joseph E. Maddy Scholarship Fund-1998 – To assist Interlochen Arts Academy students from Wayne County.

Rob Mahoney Memorial Scholarship Fund-2001 – To provide scholarships to a Lincoln and a Hagerstown High School graduate who are pursuing a career in construction management, engineering, building trades, auto mechanics or agriculture. 

Ruby Fender Martin Memorial Scholarship-1990 – To be awarded to a Centerville High School graduate of high academic and moral character.

Ruby Fender Martin Nursing Scholarship-1990 – To provide assistance to a graduate of Centerville High School who is enrolling in a nursing program.

Frances Mayhew, RN Scholarship Fund-2002 – To provide scholarships to nursing students who are seeking a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts or a Masters degree.  Applicant must be sophomore or higher level in college.

Niqui McCown Honor and Memorial Scholarship Fund-2010 - To provide educational scholarships to graduating seniors of Richmond  High School who intend to pursue careers relating to the law or criminal justice; who exemplify exceptional moral character; and who demonstrate superior academic achievement.

Donald A. McKinney Memorial Scholarship Fund- 2005 –To annually benefit two Centerville High School graduates.

Jerry and Randa Mendenhall Scholarship Fund-2007 –To provide one or more scholarships annually to graduating seniors of Richmond High School who enroll in an accredited college or university and who demonstrate financial need.

Margaret Roushar Menning Memorial Scholarship-1999 – To assist a Richmond High School graduate who plans to continue his or her education at a liberal arts college, i.e. life sciences, literature, history, humanities, art, music.

Galen Miller Scholarship Fund-1998 – To be awarded to students who have volunteered to assist people with disabilities.

Antonio Mitrione Scholarship Fund-1998 – To benefit a Richmond High School graduate.

Walter Moegerle Memorial Scholarship-1999 - To be awarded annually to a Centerville graduate planning to pursue a career in the computer or technology field.

Marian Niswander Business Scholarship-2002 -To benefit Wayne County High School graduating seniors who plan to study business.

Nixon Family Scholarship Fund-2010 - Established by Dave and Bev Nixon. Four $500 scholarships will be provided annually to graduating seniors of Centerville High School who have successfully completed a 2-year course of vocational study at the Whitewater Technical Career Center in Computer Assisted Design, Precision Machining, Welding, Electricity, Construction, or Project Lead the Way programs, and who intend in majoring in engineering, technology or related fields.

Daniel Patrick Oberle Memorial Scholarship Fund-1997 – To be awarded to a graduate of Centerville High School who plans to pursue an education leading to a career in the construction industry.

Dorotha Kitterman Packard Memorial Educational Fund-2000 - To provide scholarships to students in need. 

Alicebelle Parry Scholarship Fund-1994 – To assist a graduating senior from Winchester High School.

Mary K. Paust Memorial Scholarship-1987 – To provide a scholarship to a graduating Richmond High School senior studying business.

Perfect Circle Credit Union Scholarship Endowment Fund-2004 – To provide a scholarship to a Wayne County high school student.

Edna Johnston McNary Pickett Memorial Scholarship Fund-1996 - To provide scholarships to a graduating Centerville senior.

Henriette Pierson Scholarship Fund-2014 - To provide a scholarship to a Richmond High School student, giving preference to any student who plans to pursue an education leading to a teaching career.

Jack Reed Memorial Fund-1999 – To provide scholarships to Richmond High School graduating seniors who have been outstanding members of the Boys & Girls Club and plan to continue their education.

Reid Hospital & Health Care Services Dependent Scholarship Fund-2008 - To provide scholarship opportunites for the dependent children of current Reid Hospital employees who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in health care related fields.

Reid Hospital Graduate Student Scholarship-2011 - Applicant must be pursuing a graduate degree at an accredited university or college.  Applicant must be enrolled full-time in one of the following majors: nurse practitioner, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physician, or physician assistant.  Applicant must be a fifth year or greater graduate student.  Applicant must be a resident (for at least a year) of one of the following Indiana counties: Wayne, Fayette, Henry, Randolph, or Union or a resident of one of the following Ohio counties: Darke or Preble.


Ruth Hamilton Robbins Memorial Scholarship-1979 – To provide scholarships to a Richmond High School student who plans to study business or nursing and is a descendant of a US veteran.

Robert E. Rodefeld Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund-2006 - To be awarded to Richmond High School graduating seniors who participated in high school swimming.

George Romack Memorial Scholarship-1999 – To benefit a Centerville High School graduating senior who demonstrates academic responsibility, has an interest in teaching, coaching, physical fitness, and/or conservation, wildlife, or natural resources.

Rosa Family Scholarship Award-1988 –To be used to recognize the academic excellence of one male and one female graduate of Richmond High School.

Rose Hamilton Scholarship Fund-1988 - To provide a scholarship to a Centerville High School graduating senior planning to further their education based upon financial need, academics, attendance, citizenship and activities.

Harold W. Ryan Memorial Scholarship Fund-2006 - To provide a scholarship to a Wayne County graduating senior intending a course of study that will lead to vocation in public safety, especially in the field of law enforcement, firefighting, or emergency medical training.

Seton High School Scholarship Fund-2000 – To assist students at Seton High School who demonstrate financial need.

Karl and Marjorie Sharp Scholarship Fund-2013 -For graduating seniors of Richmond High School, Centerville High School, or Hagerstown

High School  who demonstrate a strong work ethic and a well-rounded character; significant extracurricular involvement and/or community leadership; and financial need.  While high academic achievement is not a priority, students should have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and demonstrate potential for success at the college level.

Shepherd Family Memorial Scholarship Fund-2007 – To provide a scholarship to a graduating female student from Richmond High School who played basketball during her senior year.

Stuart C. and Martha I. Shipman Scholarship Fund-2000 - To provide scholarships to Lincoln High School graduates who plan to prepare for a career in education, fine arts, business or a vocational area. 

Elizabeth Smelser Scholarship Fund-1994 – To provide renewable scholarships to Richmond High School graduates planning to attend Earlham College.

Richard F. Smith Memorial Scholarship-1994 – To provide scholarships to Richmond High School graduates studying graphic arts.

Anne Elizabeth Sperling Memorial Scholarship-1984 – To assist a Richmond High School graduate who is enrolled in a program of R.N. certification.

Anne E. Sperling, BSN Memorial Scholarship Fund-2002 – To be awarded to an exemplary registered nurse employed at Reid Hospital who is seeking a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from Indiana University East.

Anne E. Sperling, MSN Memorial Scholarship Fund-2002 – To be awarded to an exemplary registered nurse employed at Reid Hospital who is seeking a Master of Science Nursing degree, and is enrolled full or part-time at an accredited school of nursing. 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Endowment Fund-2007 –  To provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in Seton Catholic Elementary School who demonstrate financial need.

Philip and Eleanor Starr Memorial Endowment-2014 - To provide support to the Richmond High School Alumni Association to further the Richmond College Incentive Plan.

Luella M. Beatty Stott Memorial Scholarship Fund-1999 - To provide scholarships to Centerville High School graduates planning to study nursing. 

Elmer E. Toschlog Memorial Award-1986 – To be awarded annually to a graduate of Centerville High School who has demonstrated outstanding citizenship and leadership skills.

Thad Tutterow Memorial Scholarship Fund-1988 – To benefit a Hagerstown High School graduating senior who had a strong academic performance, showed leadership in extra-curricular activities, demonstrated dedication to community development and showed responsibility in their actions.

Dr. William E. Upchurch Memorial Award-1999 - To provide scholarships to graduates of Hagerstown High School who exhibit positive traits and strong academic performance.

Stephen C. Varnell-2008 - IU Summer Music Clinic Memorial Scholarship Fund-2008 -To provide scholarship opportunities to Richmond High School graduates who wish to attend the IU Summer Music Clinic.

Stephen C. Varnell Memorial Scholarship Fund-2007 – To provide a scholarship to a graduating senior from Richmond High School who was a member of the Richmond High School band and who intends to major in instrumental music.

Glenn Veal Scholarship Trust-2003 - To benefit graduates of Nettle Creek School Corporation who study agriculture and home economics.

Wayne County College Fund-1990 - Awards are made to graduates of Wayne County High Schools who will attend a Wayne County College.  The Fund is a group of ten component funds that was given an early boost with a significant gift from the former NATCO Foundation.

Richmond College Incentive Plan - To provide scholarships to Richmond High School graduates who intend to further their education at a Wayne County college.  It is composed of the following component funds:  Thomas N. Coffin Memorial Fund, Edward J. Fath Memorial Fund and Richmond College Incentive Plan.

The Whitewater School Scholarship Endowment-2015 - To provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Northeastern Wayne Schools with a GPA of at least 3.0 who are pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and who demonstrate financial need.

Hazel Hardwick Wickersham Scholarship Fund-2000 - To provide scholarships to graduates of Union High School in Randolph County who plan to enter the teaching profession.

Mary L. Williams Memorial Scholarship-2013 - To provide scholarships for graduating seniors from Northeastern High School who have demonstrated leadership qualities in school or in the community, and especially those who have engaged in significant levels of volunteer service.

John F. Wohlhueter Scholarship Award Fund-1987 – To provide a permanent recognition of each year’s valedictorian at Richmond High School.

Frederick and Mary Wood Scholarship Fund-1998 - To benefit graduates of Hagerstown High School and New Castle High School.          

Benjamin F. and Lanette E. Young Student Scholarship Benefiting Ivy Tech and IUE - To provide support for educational scholarships for students who graduate from Ivy Tech Community College Richmond Region and attend Indiana University East, and in particular to such students who meet the following qualifications: African-American Ivy Tech Richmond Region associate degree awardees who demonstrate financial need and who will be attending Indiana University East during the next academic year.

      

 

 

 

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