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Summary of Funds

 

Terry D. and Carol A. Agness Memorial Scholarship

The children of Terry and Carol Agness created this scholarship to honor their parents who believed in supporting local community projects and people.  Selection Criteria include academic performance, school activities, church involvement, work experience, and financial need.  The scholarship is renewable up to four times.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A resident of Wabash County and a graduate of a Wabash County high school
  • Traditional or nontraditional student
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in business or engineering from Purdue University
  • Entering Purdue University with a B average or better
 

Ella Truxell Baer Scholarship

Established by Lulu and Bess T. Baer to memorialize their mother Ella Truxell Baer, this scholarship fund was established to provide educational scholasrhips for students who are accepted into and attend any two- or four-year accredited institution of higher education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be graduates of Wabash High School
  • Traditional and nontraditional students may apply
  • Applicants must be pursuing a two- or four-year college degree at an accredited institution of higher education.
 

Al Bailey Vocational Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2014 to encourage study in a middle field, such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, high-tech manufacturing, mechanics, machining, or welding. In the selection of the recipient, financial need, specific character traits, and work experience will be considered. This scholarship is not renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Manchester High School graduate
  • Wabash County resident for at least one year
  • Part-time or full-time student in a rpogram leading to a career in a middle skills field.
  • Traditional or non-traditional students
 

Bromley Educational Scholarship

Mrs. Deane Bromley Hastings established this scholarship for students of the City of Wabash to honor members of the Bromley family. Recipients are chosen from among students most likely to succeed in post-secondary education. Applicants may apply for a renewal up to three times for a total of four years of scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residents of the City of Wabash, Indiana
  • Applicants must be pursuing a two- or four-year college degree or recognized certification in a technical or vocational field.
  • Traditional and nontraditional students may apply

 

Furel R. Burns Business Scholarship

This fund was created by Jean E. Paulus in memory of her late father, Furel R. Burns, who was a North Manchester businessman.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Manchester High School seniors excelling in business administration/management and planning to pursue the same in college.
 

Orval H. Butts Athletic Scholarship

Lucille Butts established this scholarship in honor of her husband Orval who was a pharmacist, merchant, and avid sports fan. The recipient of the Orval Butts Athletic Scholarship will be the graduating senior who has done the most to encourage school spirit and pride in athletic competition at Wabash High School, including athletes, team managers, cheerleaders, and fans. Recipients are nominated by school officials.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash High School graduate
  • Pursuing post-secondary educatoin after high school

 

Isaac Conner Educational Scholarship

Isaac Conner taught in eight high schools in his lifetime. In his will, he created a scholarship fund for the graduates of each of those eight high schools, including the former Lagro High School. Recipients will be selected from among the residents of Lagro Township on the basis of financial need and academic ability, with preference given to those who are finishing a course of higher education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residents of Lagro Township
  • High school graduates in the current year
  • Traditional or nontraditional students
 

Roy B. Craver Scholarship

Roy Craver was a veteran of World War I. He established this scholarship to support residents of Wabash County who are accepted into and attend a nonsectarian (nonreligious) college or university located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Ohio, within 30 months of selection. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability, especially those who, like him, are willing to serve in military, even if they do not have plans to enlist.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residents of Wabash County
  • Traditional students graduating in the current year
  • Pursuing a college degree from a nonsectarian college or university in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, or Ohio within 30 months of selection
  • Enrolling within 30 months after notice of selection for this scholarship
  • Be willing to serve in the armed forces of the United States
 

Briannon Joelle Curless Memorial Scholarship

Family members of Briannon Curless established this scholarship endowment in 2005 to memorialize Briannon's life and carry on her memory.  Selections will be based on financial need, a demonstrated desire to serve others, and a commitment to academic performance.  The scholarship is non-renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Southwood High School graduate (current year)
  • Full-time student pursuing a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum GPA of "C" or its equivalent
 

John R. and Jane D. Dragoo and Family Scholarship

Established in 2014, this scholarship was created to provide for tuition, textbooks, technology, testing and lab fees for students who are accepted into and attend Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Wabash Campus. Selection will be based on financial need and intent to pursue a two-year degree on a part- or full-time basis or an industry recognized certification. The scholarship is nonrenewable and available to traditional or nontraditional students. Go to www.ivytech.edu and choose the "Apply Now" tab. Once accepted you may apply for scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Northfield, Southwood, Wabash, or Manchester High School graduate
  • Resident of Wabash County
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must be accepted into or enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Wabash Indiana Campus
 

John L. Eckert Memorial Educational Scholarship

Family and friends of John L. Eckert established this scholarship in his name in 1995.  Selection will be based on financial need, academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and a statement from the applicant on why he/she is pursuing the field of education.  The scholarship is renewable at a lesser amount.

Eligibility Requirements

  • SHS, MHS, Huntington, or Rochester High School graduate (current year)
  • Minimum GPA of 8.0 on an 11.0 scale or equivalent
  • Must be pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree in public education (with goal to be a public school teacher or administrator)
  • Full or part-time student at an accredited institution of higher education
 

Robert L. and Fay M. Elliott Scholarship

Robert L. and Fay M. Elliott's children established this scholarship to honor their parents' memory.  The Elliotts taught in the Wabash City School System for many years.  Selection will be based on financial need, a statement from the applicant detailing his/her plans for the future, and academic performance.  If no education student applies, candidates who most nearly fit the qualifications may be selected. This is a one-time award.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash High School graduate (current year)
  • Full or part-time students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree in education or a teaching profession from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum GPA of "C" (5.0 on a 12.0 scale)
 

Charles and Florence Emrick Scholarship

Established in 2009 by Charles Emrick for education majors.  The scholarship is potentially renewable up to one additional year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Southwood High School or White's Residential and Family Services, Inc. graduate
  • Students pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in education
 

Garth Eppley Scholarship

Laura and Bill Eppley and friends established the Garth Eppley Scholarship Fund in 2008 to memorialize Garth and his love of life and music.  Candidates for this scholarship will submit a pre-recorded audition.  This scholarship is intended to be a four-year scholarship with proof required at the beginning of each academic year of music study.  Awarded approximately every four years.  Last awarded in 2016 .

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash County high school graduate who plans to pursue undergraduate study in music or music education
  • Full or part-time student
  • Not a full tuition music scholarship recipient
  • Traditional or non-traditional student
 

Gerold "Doe" Faudree Athletic Scholarship

Gerold Faudree's children established a scholarship in his name to honor his memory.  Selection will be based on athletic ability, academic performance, leadership kills, evidence of high moral and ethical standards, and financial need.  The scholarship is awarded one time and is not renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Manchester High School graduate (current year)
  • Full-time students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree and pursuing a career in coaching and teaching from an accredited Indiana institution
  • Minimum GPA of 8.25 on an 11.0 scale or the equivalent
  • Traditional students only
 

Floyd O. Glass Scholarship

Floyd Glass established a scholarship trust in 1977 to support qualified students of Southwood High School in pursuit of a post-secondary education, including career training and academic degrees. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability, leadership ability, and financial need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduates of Southwood High School in the current year
  • Enrolling in an accredited post-secondary educational institution
 

Sarah Kaye Haupert Memorial Dance Scholarship

This scholarship memorializes Sarah Kaye Haupert who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in August 2011.  The award seeks to remember Sarah, her passion for dance, and her qualities of kindness, eagerness, happiness, and a "can do" attitude.  Selection factors include an interest in dance and elementary education, character qualities such as a positive mental attitude and enthusiasm, faith demonstrated through church and religious activities, work experience, a strong ethic, and financial need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Northfield High School graduate (current year)
  • Acceptance into an accredited four-year public or private institution of high learning
  • Enrolling for full or part-time study
  • Minimum GPA of "C" average in high school
 

William B. Hensley III Scholarship

The William B. Hensley III Scholarship was established in 2008 by Cindy, JR, and Todd Hensley, along with family friends, to honor and memorialize Bill and his love of athletics.  The scholarship is intended to be renewed for three consecutive years after the first, so as to provide a four-year scholarship in all.  Awarded approximately every four years,  last awarded in 2017.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash County high school graduate with a minimum "C" average
  • Must maintain a "C" average in college
  • Full-time student at any accredited university or college
  • Collegiate sport participant, not including intramurals (proof of participation will be required)
  • Recipients of full-tuition athletic scholarship are not eligible
 

Raymond C. and Martha Ross Hood Scholarship

This is one of two scholarships established by retired elementary school teacher Martha Ross Hood. Mrs. Hood created scholarships to help deserving students build the means to take care of themselves and their families. Preference will be given to a student who intends to pursue teacher education as a major. In the selection of a recipient participation in extra-curricular activites, demonstrated financial need, and articulation of a religious affiliation and commitment to the Christian faith will be taken into consideration. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years. Awarded every four years. First awarded in 2015.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash County resident for the past two years
  • Wabash High School graduate in the past three years
  • Having graduated from high school with a grade point average of B- or better
  • Enrolling on a full-time basis in a two or four-year Indiana public or private institution of higher education
 

Raymond C. and Martha Ross Hood Scholarship Endowment for Accounting Studies

The Hoods created this scholarship to help deserving students, with a preference for students who intend to pursue an accounting major in college. In the selection of a recipient, demonstrated financial need, participation in extra-curricular activites, and articulation of a religious affliation and commitment to the Christian faith will be taken into consideration. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years. Awarded every four years. Last awarded in 2017.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Wabash County resident for the past two years
  • A graduate of Wabash High School in the past three years
  • Having graduated from high school with a grade point average of B- or better
  • Enrolling on a full-time basis in a two- or four-year Indiana public or private institution of higher education
 

Robert and Pauline Hoover Scholarship

The Robert and Pauline Hoover Scholarship was established as part of Robert's estate plan.  Selection will be based on academic performance, community service hours, service organization leadership, as well as all information gained from the application.  This scholarship is renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash County high school graduate
  • Traditional or non-traditional student
  • Full or part-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of high education
 

Dennis Horn Cross Country Scholarship

The Dennis Horn Cross Country Scholarship was created by Carol Horn, friends, and family to recognize Dennis' many years of coaching cross country at Wabash High School.  Scholarships will be given to members of the Wabash High School Cross Country Team.  Recipients will be chosen based on their commitment to and longevity in the Wabash Cross Country program, positive mental attitude, and individual success, as well as financial need.  See guidance counselor and Cross Country coach to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash High School graduate
  • Member of the Cross Country Team
 

Jo's Hope Scholarship

Jo's Hope Scholarship was established in memory of Jolene Kastner Hensley, a speech pathologist for Manchester Community Schools and beloved mother, wife, sister, and aunt.  The scholarship is awarded to a traditional student who shares Jolene's personal interests and character traits of honesty, loyalty, humor, and leadership.  Her greatest interests were family coaching, and making people smile.  Other selection criteria include school involvement/engagement, academic performance, and community service.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A Manchester High School graduate in the current year
  • Graduating from high school with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale
  • A Wabash County resident
  • Pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degree at an accredited public or private institution of higher learning with a concentration in healthcare or health and wellness
 

Mallori L. Kastner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship memorializes the life of Mallori Kastner, a 2010 graduate of Wabash High School, a talented athlete, and a team player who was killed tragically in an accident while a student at Grace College.  Selection is based on specific character traits, including team cooperation, leadership, and commitment to the sport of volleyball.  Academic performance and school involvement will also be considered.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A resident of Wabash County and a graduate of Wabash High School
  • Pursuing a two- or four-year undergraduate degree from any college or university
  • Graduating from high school with a GPA of "C" or better
  • Participating in high school volleyball for four years

 

Max E. and Grace L. Kester Endowment Fund

Mrs. Kester began teaching physical education at Manchester High School in the late 1950s when few sporting opportunities were available to young women. Mrs. Kester has devoted her career to leveling the playing field for female athletes. This scholarship is awarded to the outstanding senior female athlete at Manchester High School who intends to continue her education after high school. The recipient is selected by Manchester High School.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate of Manchester High School in the current year
  • Top female athlete in the current year
  • Enrolling in a post-secondary degree program or certification program
 

Gene and Bertha King Memorial Scholarship

The Kings established this scholarship to support the college dreams of Northfield, Southwood, and Wabash High School, and White's Residential School graduates.  Selection of candidates is based on financial need, academic performance, an essay, religious activities, and references.  The scholarship is renewable three times for a total of four years of support. Next available in 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate of NHS, SHS, WHS, or White's Residential School in the current year
  • Maintained a "C" average or better
  • Planning to attend an Indiana public institution of higher learning on a full-time basis
  • Enrolling in a two or four-year degree program
  • Planning to study a pre-professional career such as education, teaching, law, medicine, pharmacy, science or engineering, but not a liberal arts major
 

Beryl M. Klare Scholarship

Mrs. Beryl Klare created a scholarship for residents of the City of Wabash, Indiana, who are accepted into and attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution, including career training and academic degrees. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residents of the City of Wabash, or secondly residents of Wabash County
  • Pursuing a post-secondary education, including a degree or vocational certification
 

Karl F. and Bonne Dee Merritt Manchester University Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt both attended Manchester University and majored in education. As a tribute to their lifelong passion for education Karl's committment to teaching and coaching, the Merritts created this scholarship to assist students attending Manchester University planning a career in Elementary Education OR Secondary Education

Eligibility Requirements

  • Traditional or non-traditional student accepted into the Department of Education at Manchester Univeristy
  • Pursuing a post-secondary education in Elementary or Secondary Education

 

Ruth M. Minear Educational Scholarship

Ruth Minear was a talented businesswoman with a passion for helping deserving young people obtain an education beyond high school. Recipients of Minear Scholarships are selected based on an ability to succeed in post-secondary education and a need for financial help. The scholarship is renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduates of Wabash in the current year
  • Pursuing a post-high school education, whether a college degree or vocational training.
 

Corlyle K. Paulus Athletic Scholarship

Established by Jean E. Paulus in memory of her husband, Corlyle K. Paulus, this scholarship is a tribute to his life as an athlete.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Manchester High School graduate
  • Student athlete
  • Student who plans to study physical education or the physical sciences in college
 

Jerry L. Radabaugh Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Jerry's family and friends, this scholarship reflects Jerry's interest in youth and higher education.  Selection will be based on academic performance, field of study, and demonstrated leadership roles at the school and community levels.  First semester college transcripts demonstrating a B+ average are required to avoid repayment of the scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Northfield or Southwood High School graduate (current year)
  • Must have a GPA of B+ or better to apply
  • Full-time student planning to study engineering, pharmacy, or building construction management in college
 

Paul Thomas Reahard Memorial Scholarship

Paul Thomas Reahard taught English, creative writing, and theater arts at Whitko High School.  His parents created this scholarship to carry on their son's legacy of bringing out the best in students.  Selection will be based on academic performance and financial need, as well as community service, work experience, or an indication of interest in and dedication to activities in performing arts, drama, theater, English literature, or creative writing.  The scholarship is renewable for one year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Whitko High School students and students of all Wabash County high schools
  • Full or part-time students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution who aspire to pursue a teaching career in the field of drama, theater, English, or literature, or a career in the performing arts
  • A minimum GPA of 7.0 on an 11.0 scale of the equivalent (B-average)
  • Traditional students only
 

John and Edith Richards Memorial Scholarship

The Richards established a scholarship in their joint wills for an educational scholarship for a student who is accepted into and attends an accredited post-secondary educational institution, whether for career training or an academic degree. Recipients are selected on the basis of a desire to continue an education beyond high school and an ability to succeed in education beyond high school.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residents of Wabash County
  • Traditional and nontraditional students
  • Pursuing an academic degree or vocational certification 
 

Chris Rood Memorial Baseball Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for baseball players.  Selection will be based on financial need, baseball ability, academic performance, and a desire to excel. See your guidance counselor and coach to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash High School graduate (current year)
  • Resident of the City of Wabash
  • Member of the Wabash High School baseball team
 

George W. and Donna Mae Russell Scholarship

The George W. and Donna Mae Russell Scholarship was established in 2001 upon George's death.  Financial need will be considered in conjunction with academic achievement, moral character, leadership, and attitude toward the school and community.  This scholarship is nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current year graduate from a Wabash County high school
  • Minimum GPA of "C" or higher
  • Traditional and nontraditional students
  • Full or part-time students seeking a two- or four-year degree from an accredited Indiana institution
 

Marietta and Paul L. Sell Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Doug and Barbara Vawter established this scholarship in memory of Barbara's parents, Marietta and Paul L. Sell. The Sells were active in and supported numerous community, church, and 4-H events in Wabash County and modeled the virtues of the 4-H pledge (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) and motto (To Make the Best Better). They believed deeply in giving thanks with grateful hearts and reaching out with God's love. Candidates will be evaluated on character traits of determination, discipline, and dedication, as well as leadership and initiative, empathy, compassion, and loyalty to others. Other factors include an essay, financial need, community service, and involvement in secondary school activities. The scholarship is renewable one time.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen and resident of Wabash County
  • Graduate of Manchester High School within the last three years
  • Graduated from high school with a GPA of 2.0 or greater on a 4-point scale
  • Participated in 4-H for not less than six years
 

Larry Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship

The Larry Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 with funds raised by the Southwood Music Parents to support music education at Southwood High School.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Southwood High School graduate
  • Full-time students pursuing a degree in music, music technology, music education, sound-music engineering, music performance, or other music discipline
 

V.A. "Viv" Simmons Scholarship

Viv Simmons was Superintendent of Manchester Community Schools from 1965 to 1971.  The candidate for this scholarship must demonstrate outstanding performance in scholarship, leadership, service, and character in community and school life.  The scholarship is nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Manchester High School graduate (current year)
  • Full-time student pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 8.0 on an 11.0 scale or the equivalent
  • Traditional students only
 

Una Eileen Slavens Memorial Scholarship

The Una Eileen Slavens Memorial Scholarship was created by Robert Lee Slavens in memory of his late wife.  This one-time scholarship is nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate of Wabash High School
  • Full-time student pursuing a four-year degree from a public or private institution enrolled in any field.
 

Casey Sparling Memorial Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship was established by friends and family to memorialize Casey's dedication to high school athletics as both a player and a coach. Selection will be based on a commitment to sports similar to Casey's, financial need, an essay, a positive attitude and reputation as a team plater, and the recommendation of a coach.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Northfield High School graduate (current year)
  • Accepted to a four-ear college or a two-year program of advanced study or training
  • Good standing in the school and community
 

Dorothy Squires Memorial Scholarship

The Dorothy Squires Memorial Scholarship was created by the Squires family in her memory.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate of a Wabash County high school (current year)
  • Traditional students only
  • Full-time students pursuing a four-year degree from a public or private institution
 

Blair and Marie Tate Scholarship

The Tates created this scholarship for Wabash County students seeking an educational or career objective beyond high school. Recipients are selected based primarily on financial need, taking into account other sources of financial aid.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduates of a high school in Wabash County, Indiana
  • Pursuing an education or career objective beyond high school
  • Traditional or nontraditional students may apply
 

Franklin S. Tiede Memorial Education Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Charles R. and Julie G. Tiede in 1981 in memory of their son, Franklin S. Tiede.  The fund's purpose is to award a scholarship to a person or persons between the ages of 18 and 25 pursuing a vocation or educational objective (beyond high school) and who is committed to the propagation of the Christian faith as set forth in Matthew 28:18-20.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Between the ages of 18-25
  • Pursuing academic or vocational training focused on mission
 

Leone M. and Inez R. Tyner Scholarship

Mr. Leonard Tyner established this scholarship to remember his first wife, Leone, and his second wife, Inez and to support public school graduates, with preference given to those from Lagro Township, accepted to study at DePauw, Asbury, or Manchester Univeristies. Recipients shall be selected on the basis of financial need. The Scholarship is renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residents of Wabash County, preferably Lagro Township
  • Enrolling in a Protestant, Christian college or university, preferably, but not limited to, Asbury University or DePauw University
 

Harvey V. Underwood Science Scholarship

The Harvey V. Underwood Science Scholarship was established in 2003 by his family, friends, and colleagues.  Selection will be based on academic performance (especially in science), financial need, school and community involvement, citizenship, and character.  The scholarship may be renewed one time.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Manchester High School graduate (current year) or a previous year's scholarship recipient
  • Full-time student pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree in life science, physical science, or science education from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Minimum accumulated GPA of 7.0 on an 11.0 scale or the equivalent
 

  

Wabash County Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides a way for contributors to honor and remember those they love and respect. It combines four scholarships that were established to memorialize Dick Harvey, a Manchester Community Schools board member, Kevin Jones, a Wabash County resident involved in Big Brother-Big Sisters at the time of his death, Larry Lauer, the late 4-H leader and mentor to young people, and the late Gladys Harvey, a teacher from Wabash High School. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need and academic performance. The scholarship is not renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A Southwood or Wabash High School graduate who graduated in an even year
  • A Manchester or Northfield High School graduate who graduated in an odd year
  • Graduating with a GPA of 2.3 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Enrolling part- or full-time in post-secondary education or vocational training
  • Traditional and nontraditional students may apply
 

Wabash County Society for Crippled Children and Adults Scholarship

The Wabash County Society for Crippled Children and Adults established and funded this scholarship endowment in 2002.  Although information gained from all aspects of the application will enter into the selection process, the main selection criteria include academic performance and financial aid.  The scholarship is renewable one time.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Manchester, Northfield, or Southwood High School graduate
  • Full-time, first-year student pursuing an education from an accredited Indiana institution of higher education related to working with children or adults who have learning disabilities and who are mentally and/or physically disabled
  • Traditional or non-traditional student
  • Minimum accumulated GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
 

Wabash County Solid Waste Management District Environmental Scholarship

The Scholarship is provided to encourage study and advancement of the environmental education studies field.  A selection committee convened by the Community Foundation shall select the student whose chosen education goals and career field most closely match the mission of the scholarship.  Financial need will be considered.  Information gained from all aspects of the common application will enter into the selection process.  Preference will be given to graduating high school seniors, though current college students may also apply.  The scholarship is renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current Wabash County resident for two years or more
  • Full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from an accredited Indiana institution of higher education
  • Demonstrated an interest and active involvement in environmental issues

 

Wabash High School Alumni Scholarship (only available in even-numbered years)

The Wabash High School Class of 1946 established and funded the Wabash High School Alumni Scholarship Endowment in 2001.  In the selection of the recipient, financial  need, academic ability, communication skills, and activities will be considered.  The scholarship is awarded in the spring of even-numbered years (2018, 2020, 2022, etc.) to traditional and nontraditional students and is renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate of a public high school in Wabash County, Indiana
  • Full-time student pursuing a two or four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited Indiana institution of higher education
  • A minimum accumulated GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale of the equivalent
  • Recipient may be a person who once attended an institution of high education but was unable to complete a degree due to health or financial hardships
 

Wabash High School Class of 1951 Scholarship (only available in odd-numbered years)

The Wabash High School Class of 1951 established and funded the Wabash High School Class of 1951 Scholarship Endowment in 2001.  In choosing a recipient, financial need and other factors will be considered.  The scholarship is awarded in the spring of odd-numbered years (2019, 2021, 2023, etc.) and is renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate of any Wabash County high school (current year)
  • Full-time, first-year student pursuing a two or four-year undergraduate degree
  • Attending an Indiana university or college
  • Minimum accumulated GPA of 2.75/4.0 or the equivalent
 

Wabash Optimist Hunt/Biggs Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Wabash Optimist founder Fred Biggs and longtime member Robert Hunt who followed and tirelessly promoted the optimist ideals of helping youth, displaying positivity, and possessing strength of spirit. Recipients will be selected on the basis of an essay detailing the relevance of the Optimist Creed to the applicant's life, financial need, and outward demonstration of an optimistic attitude.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash County resident for at least two years
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Planning to attend an accredited Indiana two- or four-year public or private institution of higher learning OR industry recognized training program in Indiana or elsewhere
  • Enrolled on a full-time basis

 

Jennie Wade Scholarship

More than ninety years ago, Jennir Wade created a scholarship to help young men and women get more education after high school. She wanted to assist students in obtaining academic degrees or vocational training that could be used “to benefit mankind.” Recipients are selected from among applicants who have done as much as possible in helping themselves in obtaining an education and whose families are unable to provide an education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residents of Wabash County
  • Under the age of 21
  • Enrolling in a college, university, or vocational training program in the United States of America
  • Traditional or nontraditional students

 

W. Scott Wakefield Scholarship

After Scott's tragic death in a car accident, his parents and grandparents established this scholarship to support students, who like Scott, are interested in an education in the skilled trades after high school. Recipients are selected on the basis of a demonstrated interest in a skilled trade.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduates of Wabash High School in the current year
  • Pursuing a skilled trade objective beyond the secondary level
 

Dallas L. Winchester Scholarship

Dallas Winchester, Sr., was Mayor of Wabash from 1984 until 1994.  His son, Dallas Winchester, Jr., was a public servant in Milford, Indiana.  The scholarship memorialized the lives of these two civic leaders.  Selection will be based on demonstrated community service and leadership, in-school leadership and involvement in activities and academics, academic performance and work experience, and financial need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Wabash County resident for the past two years
  • Graduated within the past two years
  • Traditional or nontraditional student
  • Acceptance into an accredited two-year or four-year Indiana institution of higher learning
 

Yopst Educational Scholarship

Walter Yopst established a scholarship to assist students who wish to pursue education beyond high school, whether in an academic, technical, or vocational field. Recipients are selected based on evidence of good character (supported by letters of recommendation from adults, such as teachers, community leaders, family, and peers). Recipients shall also be owners of the least material wealth. The scholasrhip is renewable up to three times for a total of four years of support.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residents of Wabash County over the age of 18
  • A grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of high school graduation
  • Pursuing an education beyond high school in an academic of vocational field
  • Enrolling in a two- or four-year educational institution on at least a half-time basis