Our Scholarships

For High School Seniors & Adults

The Community Foundation of Wabash County offers a wide variety of post-secondary education scholarships to traditional, non-traditional, and graduate students. With nearly 70 different scholarship endowments created through the generosity of our donors, many students are eligible to apply.   

Listed below are our scholarships. You can learn more about why they were created, who created them, who is eligible to apply, and by what criteria recipients are selected.

All scholarship applications are due March 01, 2022. 

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Al Bailey Vocational Scholarship Endowment

For over 25 years, Al Bailey was a beloved shop teacher and coach at Manchester Junior Senior High School and had won…

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Beryl M. Klare Scholarship Endowment

Beryl Klare created a scholarship for residents of the City of Wabash, Indiana, who are accepted into and attend an a…

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Blair and Marie Tate Scholarship Endowment

Through her will, Marie Tate honored the memory of her late husband, Blair Tate, by establishing this scholarship to…

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Briannon J. Curless Memorial Scholarship Endowment

After her untimely death in a car accident when she was 17, the family of Briannon Joelle Curless established a schol…

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Bromley Educational Scholarship

In her will, Mrs. Deane Bromley Hastings established a scholarship to honor members of the Bromley family. Recipients…

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C. K. Paulus Scholarship Endowment

Jean Paulus created the Corlyle K. Paulus Athletic Scholarship to honor her husband, a semi-professional athlete. C.…

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Casey Sparling Memorial Athletic Scholarship Endowment

In school, Casey Sparling was a hard working student, a three-sport athlete, and a guy with a terrific attitude. He w…

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Charles and Florence Emrick Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established in 2009 by Daniel Emrick in memory of his parents who ran a local music store. Charl…

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Chris Rood Memorial Baseball Fund

Chris Rood taught US History at Wabash High School and coached baseball from 1971-1994, building a top notch baseball…

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Dallas L. Winchester Scholarship Fund

Dallas Winchester, Sr. was mayor of Wabash from 1984 until 1994. He also served in the Air Forces, on the Wabash Fire…

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Dan Haupert Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship memorializes Dan Haupert who was tragically killed in a grain silo accident in January 2020. To hono…

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Dennis Horn Cross Country Endowment

The Dennis Horn Cross Country Scholarship was created by wife Carol Horn, and friends, and family to recognize Dennis…

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Dorothy J. and William A. Rice Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Established by Gary A. Rice and Randall W. Rice to memorialize their parents, Dorothy and William, who were devoted m…

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Dorothy Squires Memorial Scholarship Fund

When Fred Squires retired, he was presented with a gift of money from his colleagues, which he used not for himself,…

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Dr. Howard and Helen Liebengood Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Howard and Helen Liebengood Scholarship is awarded to students who are residents of Kosciusko County graduati…

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Ella Truxell Baer Scholarship Endowment

Established by Lulu Baer and Bess T. Baer, this scholarship is named for their mother, Ella Truxell Baer, who graduat…

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Farlow Family Scholarship

This scholarship memorializes Russel and Reba Farlow who built a successful wood manufacturing business in southern I…

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Floyd O. Glass Scholarship Endowment

Floyd Glass was a teacher for many years in the south part of the county. Wanting to leave a legacy for Southwood Hig…

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Ford Family Community Scholarship

This fund, established by grandchildren of Wilbur and Florence Ford, honors Wilbur and Florence's deep commitments to…

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Furel R. Burns Scholarship

The Furel R. Burns Business Scholarship was established in 1998 by Jean E. Paulus in memory of her father, Furel R. B…

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Garth Eppley Scholarship Fund

Laura and Bill Eppley and friends established this scholarship in 2008 to memorialize their son Garth and his love of…

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Gene L. and Bertha J. King Scholarship Endowment

The Gene L. and Bertha J. King Scholarship Endowment was created to honor the lives of Gene LaVere and Bertha Jane Ki…

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George W. and Donna Mae Russell Scholarship Endowment

George and Donna Russell wanted to make a difference for the future, so instead of investments for themselves, they…

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Gerold "Doe" Faudree Athletic Scholarship Endowment

Gerold Faudree’s children established a scholarship in his name to honor his storied career as teacher and coac…

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Harvey V. Underwood Science Scholarship Endowment

The Harvey V. Underwood Science Scholarship was established in 2003 by Harvey’s family, friends, and colleagues…

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Heartland Career Center Scholarship Fund

The Board of Managers of Heartland Career Center created a scholarship fund from the cash rent earnings on farm field…

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Isaac Conner Educational Scholarship Endowment

Isaac Conner grew up on a farm in the southern part of Wabash County. He planted a stone marker on the homestead to h…

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Jennie Wade Scholarship Endowment

More than one hundred years ago, Jennie Wade created a scholarship in her words “to benefit mankind.” Thi…

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Jerry L. Radabaugh Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The Jerry Radabaugh Memorial Scholarship supports students who graduate from Southwood High School or Northfield High…

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Jo's Hope Endowment

Jo’s Hope is named for Jo Hensley who passed away too soon from cancer. Her loving sisters Janet and Deb and th…

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John and Edith Richards Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The Richards were successful business people who owned the former Richards Tire Company on East Market Street in Waba…

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John L. Eckert Memorial Educational Scholarship Endowment

Family and friends of John Eckert established The John L. Eckert Memorial Scholarship Endowment to memorialize the li…

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John W. Daywalt Scholarship Endowment

Kathleen Daywalt created this scholarship in honor of her husband to provide educational scholarships to Wabash High…

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Jonathan Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jonathan Snyder was killed in a tragic road accident in 1996, but at the age of 13, he was already known for his inte…

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Larry Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The Larry Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 with funds raised by Southwood Music Parents to supp…

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Leone M. and Inez R. Tyner Scholarship Endowment

The Leone M. and Inez R. Tyner Scholarship was created in 1955 to honor Leonard Tyner’s late wife and his secon…

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Lilly Endowment created the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for the 1998-1999 school year and has suppo…

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Mallori L. Kastner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship memorializes the life of Mallori Kastner, a 2010 graduate of Wabash High School, a talented athlete,…

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Marietta & Paul L. Sell Memorial 4-H Scholarship Endowment

Doug and Barbara Vawter established this scholarship in memory of Barbara’s parents, Marietta and Paul Sell. Th…

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Max E. and Grace L. Kester Endowment

Mrs. Kester began teaching physical education at Manchester High School in the late 1950s when few sporting opportuni…

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Orval H. Butts Athletic Scholarship Endowment

To honor her husband’s love of sports, Mrs. Lucille Butts created a scholarship for a Wabash High School studen…

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Pat A. and Steve P. Brubaker Scholarship Fund

Veteran teachers Pat and Steve Brubaker created this scholarship to encourage Northfield High School seniors to conti…

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Paul Thomas Reahard Memorial Scholarship Fund

Paul Reahard taught English, creative writing, and theatre arts at Whitko High School where he was the recipient of t…

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Raymond C. and Martha Ross Hood Scholarship Endowment

Martha Ross Hood was born in Wabash in 1932. Her parents operated a jewelry store, where Martha helped as a child, bu…

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

Martha Ross Hood grew up in the business world. Her parents ran a retail store, and when Martha took a year off from…

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Richard L. and Marna L. Hettmansperger Scholarship Endowment

When their Methodist Church building closed, the Hettmanspergers put the money from the sale of the church to work as…

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Robert & Pauline Hoover Scholarship Fund

The Robert and Pauline Hoover Scholarship was established in 2006 as part of Robert’s estate plan after he died…

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Robert L. & Fay M. Elliott Scholarship Fund

Robert L. and Fay M. Elliott’s children established this scholarship to honor their parents’ memory and s…

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Roy B. Craver Scholarship Endowment

Roy B. Craver was a veteran of World War I. He established a scholarship for residents of Wabash County and grad…

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Ruth M. Minear Educational Scholarship Endowment

Ruth Minear was a talented businesswoman, who, with her husband, ran Minear Oil Company in Wabash. They had no childr…

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