Scholarships

Financial assistance for Clinton County students

We have a variety of scholarships available to residents of Clinton County.

By completing the general application, you will be considered for scholarships that are administered through the Community Foundation, provided you meet eligibility requirements. Other applications should be completed as eligibility requirements are met. 

Please note some scholarships are administered through the high school guidance office. Be sure to check with the guidance counselors for a complete list.

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Link to other Community Foundation scholarships and 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

2018 Lilly Scholarship deadline: Deadline has passed

General Scholarship deadline: March 2, 2018 (scholarships will be available in October)

Any Clinton County High School student:

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Purpose:  The Program was designed to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase awareness of the potential of Indiana's community foundations to improve the quality of life of the state's residents.

Scholarship:  The scholarship will provide full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any nonprofit Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Eligibility:  The program is open to all Indiana residents who have graduated by the end of June 2018, with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school and who have been accepted to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning in the fall of 2018 at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.
Eligibility Requirements View Eligibility Requirements

Requirements:  To pursue four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at an Indiana College.  Keep the Community Foundation apprised of their academic status during college and post-graduation status (education and/or employment) for at least ten years after graduation.
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A.J. Archibald Memorial Scholarship

Established by Jan and Tom Archibald, parents of A.J. Archibald, a former student at Clinton Central High School, who demonstrated good citizenship, above average character and the ability to make his best effort to reach his potential in academics and athletic events, this fund provides scholarships for deserving, graduating seniors from Clinton Central High School, who display such characteristics and are enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good citizenship; (b) demonstration of academic ability; (c) participation in athletics or other extra-curricular activities; and (d) demonstration of effort to reach one's potential. *Scholarship application available through the Clinton Central H.S. Guidance Department.

Bailey Trucking Company Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for qualified Clinton County residents who are accepted into a post-secondary educational institution, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as post-secondary, college or university students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) will be or currently are enrolled in a two-year degree program, four-year degree program, MBA or graduate degree program at a post-secondary educational institution; (b) superior work ethic; (c) good citizenship (school, work and community activities); (d) excellent mental attitude; (e) recommendation from a teacher, administrator or staff of the high school or college with respect to the applicant or a recommendation from an employer who affirms the applicant's work ethic; and a recommendation from an individual in the community who affirms the applicant's community involvement; and (f) financial need. *High school students use general scholarship application. Non-traditional students use non-traditional scholarship application.

Beta Tau Chapter-Psi Iota Xi Sorority Scholarship

Established in 2004 this fund provides educational scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing a post graduate degree in speech pathology.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a)students who have graduated from an accredited undergraduate degree program in speech pathology, who will be pursuing a post graduate degree in speech pathology; and (b) who are deserving of financial assistance, and who are likely to succeed as post graduate university students. Preference may be given to students who are current residents of Clinton County or who graduated from a Clinton County high school. *Use Beta Tau Chapter-Psi Iota Xi Scholarship.

Robert Brinson Scholarship Fund

Established by Robert Brinson, this scholarship fund provides educational scholarships to deserving students graduating from Clinton Central High School who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree at Purdue University, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as post-secondary, college or university students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) will attend Purdue University; (b) has a minimum of six (6) high school vocational agriculture credits; (c) has an exemplary leadership record as a member of the Future Farmers of America; (d) has a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale of all high school courses; (e) has a positive mental attitude and healthy lifestyle; and (f) has strong, positive recommendations from the high school principal and vocation agriculture advisor. *Use Robert Brinson Scholarship application.

Jenny Butler Scholarship Fund

Established by Ralph and Mary Butler in memory of their granddaughter, Jenny, this fund provides scholarships for students graduating from Clinton Central High School who will be attending a post secondary educational institution in Indiana and who will be pursuing a career in nursing, the ministry, or Christian education.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) financial need; (b) good citizenship; (c) above average character; (d) expressed intent to pursue a career in nursing, the ministry, or Christian education; and (e) demonstration of academic ability. *Scholarship application available through the Clinton Central H.S. Guidance Department.

Clinton Central H.S. Vision Scholarship

Established in 2000 this fund provides scholarships for qualified students graduating from Clinton Central High School.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) graduating students from Clinton Central H.S. who are or will be attending any college, university, junior college, or trade or vocational school and are likely to succeed in a post-secondary educational environment. *Scholarship application is available through the Clinton Central H.S. Guidance Department

Clarence Cochran Agricultural Scholarship

Established by Pat Robertson and her children in honor her father and their grandfather, this fund provides scholarships for students graduating from Clinton Central High School who are pursuing an education in agriculture or another vocation-related field, and who are likely to succeed as post-secondary, trade, vocational, college, or university students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character and good citizenship; (b) good scholastic record; (c) recommendation from the principal, teacher, or faculty advisor of the high school with respect to the nominated student; (d) financial need; and (e) healthy lifestyle. *Use general scholarship application.

Community Foundation General Scholarship Fund

The finalists in the competition for the Clinton County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships are awarded scholarships in recognition of their academic achievement, community and school involvement, potential for success and participation in the interview process as recommended by the Clinton County Services Committee and Board of Directors of the Foundation.

Roy L. Crume Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Roy L. Crume. Scholarships will be awarded from this fund to high school graduates from the counties of Howard, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Grant, Miami and Tipton, Ind., who are or will be attending any accredited trade or business school, such as Vincennes University and/or Ivy Tech Community College, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as students at a trade or business school (not a four-year program).

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character and citizenship; (b) demonstrated commitment toward personal improvement; (c) ability to complete educational goals; and (d) financial need. The scholarship may be renewable based on certain conditions. *Use Roy L. Crume Scholarship application.

Vincent and Lois Dowden Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships for Clinton Central High School graduates who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelors degree in business at a public or private university in the State of Indiana, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as post-secondary, college or university students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) will be studying business at a public or private university in Indiana; (b) superior work ethic; (c) good citizenship (school, work, and community activities); (d) high moral character; (e) excellent mental attitude; (f) a 3.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 point scale; (g) recommendation from a teacher, administrator or staff of student's high school; (h) recommendation from an individual outside of the school corporation who affirms the student's community involvement and leadership; (i) leadership; and (j) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Anna Fudge Field & Mary S. Field Endowment Fund

Made possible by the generosity of the Fields family many years ago, this scholarship is awarded annually to a Clinton County graduating senior and rotates each year among the schools in Clinton County. The only criterion is that the student must be a graduating senior from one of the accredited high schools in Clinton County. *A student from Frankfort High School will receive the award in 2017. *Application is available through the Guidance Department.

Louise & Robert A. Hedgcock History Essay Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Louise Hedgcock and Robert A. Hedgcock, this fund provides scholarship support to students from Frankfort High School. The scholarship is awarded for student history essays.

Vern & Lillian Kaspar Scholarship Fund

Established by Vern Kaspar this fund provides scholarships to students graduating from Clinton Central H.S., Clinton Prairie H.S. and/or Frankfort High School who are accepted into a program leading to a bachelor's degree in physics, engineering, or mathematics at any post-secondary educational institution.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) good character and good citizenship; (b) above average intelligence; (c) good scholastic record; (d) recommendation from the principal, teacher, or faculty advisor of the high school with respect to the nominated student; and (e) healthy lifestyle. *Use general scholarship application.

Michigantown High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships to qualified, graduating students residing in Michigan or Warren Townships in Clinton County, Indiana, who will be enrolled in a full-time course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) academic record; (b) demonstrated leadership and participation in school and/or community activities; (c) honors; (d) goals and aspiration statement in application; and (e) three letters of recommendation with respect to the nominated student. Unusual or family circumstances will be considered. *Use general scholarship application.

William & Doris Mohr Scholarship Fund

Established through the generosity of the late William and Doris Mohr, this fund provides scholarships for qualified students graduating from the public high schools located in Clinton County, Indiana who are or will be attending an Indiana public state institution of higher education, trade, or vocational school. The scholarship may be renewed each year not to exceed (4) years, subject to review annually by the committees and the availability of sufficient funds, and subject to other conditions, such as maintaining a full-time student status and at least a (C+) grade average or the equivalent thereof.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) academics; (b) extra-curricular activities; (c) good character; (d) attending an Indiana public state institution of higher education, trade, or vocational school; and (e) financial need. Applicants must submit a copy of their acceptance letter from the Indiana public, state institution that they will be attending. *Use general scholarship application.

Mulberry High School Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established in 2000 this fund provides educational scholarships to qualified students residing in Mulberry/Madison Township in Clinton County, Indiana, who are or will be attending any college, university, junior college, seminary, or trade school.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) resident of Madison Township, Clinton County upon graduation from secondary education; (b) applicant must be enrolled full time (12 hours/semester or the equivalent thereof.); (c) applicant has completed first year of post-secondary education; (d) academics; (e) work experience/activities, awards, and honors; and (f) financial need. *Use Mulberry High School Alumni Association Scholarship application.

Cindy Nichols Bailey Scholarship

For Clinton County high school graduates who are currently attending college or returning to college or seeking post-secondary education.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) will be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program or graduate degree program with preference being given to students seeking masters or doctoral degrees at an accredited college or university; (b) superior work ethic; (c) good citizenship (school, work and community activities); (d) excellent mental attitude; (e) recommendation from an educator or employer who affirms the applicant's work ethic and a recommendation from an individual in the community who affirms the applicant's community involvement; and (f) financial need. *Non-traditional students use the non-traditional student scholarship application.

Charles & Cecelia Nichols Scholarship

For Clinton County high school graduates who have successfully completed college credits equivalent to satisfy the requirements of an associate's degree and who are accepted into a baccalaureate degree program at a post-secondary educational institution, who are deserving of financial assistance and who are likely to succeed as post-secondary, college or university students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) will be enrolled in baccalaureate degree program, MBA or graduate degree program at a post-secondary educational institution; (b) superior work ethic; (c) good citizenship (school, work and community activities); (d) excellent mental attitude; (e) recommendation from an educator or employer who affirms the applicant's work ethic and a recommendation from an individual in the community who affirms the applicant's community involvement; and (f) financial need. *Non-traditional students use the non-traditional student scholarship application.

R.A.C.I. Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for graduating seniors from any high school in Howard, Tipton and Wabash counties and any county contiguous to Howard or Tipton counties who are going to attend any accredited college or university in Indiana, and who demonstrate need for assistance with educational expenses. This scholarship may be renewed based on meeting eligibility requirements.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) high school grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale; (b) class rank in the top 25% of graduating class; (c) attending any accredited college or university in Indiana; (d) intended college major in the area of business; (e) good citizenship; (f) good character; (g) active participation in extracurricular activities; and, (h) demonstrated need for financial assistance. *Use R.A.C.I. Scholarship application.

Wilbur T. Rule Team Player Scholarship

Established by the Wilbur Rule Family, this scholarship provides support to a Clinton Central High School graduate who has participated in multiple sports during the senior year. The scholarship funds are available after the successful completion of the first semester of post-secondary education for the second semester of college.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) being a true team player; (b) participation in multiple sports during the student's senior year; (c) good citizenship, good character, healthy lifestyle; (d) above average intelligence and grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; (e) recommendation from a varsity sport coach with respect to the nominated student; and (f) financial need. *Scholarship application is available through the Clinton Central H.S. Guidance Department

Greg A. Scofield Scholarship Fund

This fund was established to provide scholarships for qualified students graduating from Clinton Central High School who are accepted into a post-secondary education program and who are likely to succeed as post-secondary students. *Preference will be given to students who have participated in track and field sports, particularly shot put and/or discus.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) will attend a post-secondary educational institution; (b) has a minimum 6.0 GPA on a 12.0 grade scale of all high school courses; (c) has high moral character and good citizenship; (d) has a positive mental attitude and a healthy lifestyle; and (e) has recommendations from high school staff, faculty or administrators. *Use general scholarship application.

Barbara K. Siegfried Scholarship Fund

Established and funded by the family, friends, and present and former students of Mrs. Siegfried in honor of her many years as a dedicated teacher at Clinton Central High School, this fund provides scholarships to Clinton Central High School graduates who will be attending Purdue University and are likely to succeed as college or university students.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) academic achievement; (b) good citizenship and good character; (c) member of the National Honor Society or its successor; (d) have successfully completed three or more years of a foreign language with strong preference for Spanish; (e) recommendation from an administrator and two faculty members of the high school with respect to the nominated student; and (f) healthy lifestyle. Applicants must submit a copy of their acceptance letter from Purdue University. *Applications are available through the Guidance Department.

Strange Family Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in memory of David Strange. It provides scholarships for Clinton Central High School students who will be attending Purdue University and pursuing an education in agriculture or technology.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) will be studying agriculture or a technical program at Purdue University; (b) superior work ethic; (c) good citizenship (school, work and community activities); (d) high moral character; (e) excellent mental attitude; (f) a 3.0 GPA or higher grade point average on a 4.0 point scale; (g) recommendation from teacher, administrator or staff of high school; and (h) financial need. *Use general scholarship application.

Phyllis M. Widener Music Scholarship Fund

Established by Bill Campbell in memory of Ms. Widener and in honor of her love for music, this fund provides scholarships to a qualified student graduating from any Clinton County high school who is or will be pursuing a musical career at college or professionally. Preference will be given to students graduating from Frankfort Sr. High School.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) demonstrated interest and ability in music education and/or performance, (b) good citizenship and good character; (c) above average intelligence; (d) good scholastic record; (e) recommendation from the principal or faculty advisor of the high school with respect to the nominated student; (f) financial need; and (g) healthy lifestyle. This scholarship may be renewed each year during such student's undergraduate college education, subject to review by the scholarship committee and the availability of sufficient funds, and subject to any other conditions, such as full-time students, majoring in music, and/or achieving grade point averages such as: (1) freshman year - 2.0; (2) sophomore year - 2.5; and (3) junior year - 3.0. *Use general scholarship application.

J. Allen Wyrick Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Mrs. Marjorie Wyrick in memory of her husband, this fund provides tuition assistance to a deserving Clinton Central High School student who has chosen agriculture, engineering, or technology as a course of study at Purdue University.

Eligibility and selection criteria: (a) academic achievement; (b) school/community activities; (c) financial need; (d) letter of recommendation; and (e) essay on why student would like to receive this scholarship, why you chose Purdue, and future career goals. *Application is available through the Clinton Central H.S. Guidance Department.

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