Ted McNabney Spartan Award Endowment

October 22, 2021 / 5 mins read

Ms. Rebecca Kock wanted to honor her brother's love of Manchester University and his passion for helping students succeed. To accomplish both, the Ted McNabney Spartan Award Endowment was created, which provides up to a $2,000 scholarship upon a student's graduation from a Wabash County high school. Students considering this scholarship, must apply during their 8th grade school year, and attend one Manchester University event each semester in high school to earn money that will be placed into their Promise Early Award Scholarship fund held at the Community Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must apply for the scholarship during 8th grade and attend Manchester University events throughout high school
  • Must attend Manchester University
  • Be enrolled in the Promise Early Award Scholarship program at the Community Foundation

Spartan Scholar Requirements in high school: Spartan Scholars will

  • Maintain a 2.7 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale in high school
  • Participate in at least one high school club or activity
  • Complete at least 10 hours of community service during high school
  • Participate in at least one designated campus activity during each semester of grades 9-12. Activities may change from time to time.

Typical schedule of semester activities for Spartan Scholars in high school.

  • Freshman Year: Attend an athletic or intramural event or performance on campus and listen to a panel discussion about college life by current MU students.
  • Sophomore Year: Take a campus tour and have a meal with college students. Attend a class in your proposed major area of study.
  • Junior Year: Meet with Admissions and Financial Aid officers and do a mock exercise in buying textbooks and supplies in the campus store. Attend a play, concert or graduation.
  • Senior Year: Complete the Manchester University application and FAFSA. Shadow a student in your intended major for a day on campus and spend the night in the dorm.