Spring Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Through the continued support of our generous donors and community partners, the Community Foundation is proud to administer a number of educational scholarship funds for students in Monroe County.

Applications for the following scholarships are now open and will close later this spring. Please help us get the word out to students and families you know who may be interested in these opportunities!

Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club Betty Burnett Welke Scholarship

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2023

Amount: It is expected that there will be two awards of up to $2,000.00 each.

In 1932, Elizabeth (Betty) Burnett was initiated into the Indiana Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi and served her chapter as the social chairman, rush chairman, and panhellenic representative during her years as an active member. This memorial scholarship honors Betty Burnett’s years of service and commitment to the Pi Beta Phi chapter at Indiana University. View more information about the Pi Beta Phi Scholarship.

Camisha R. Sims Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2023

Amount: Coming Soon!

This scholarship honors the legacy of Camisha R. Sims, a dedicated nurse who cared selflessly for others and pursued excellence in her field with passion. This scholarship award is designed to support students who need financial assistance to pursue their goals of becoming a nurse like Camisha. Ideal candidates are Monroe County students of color pursuing any level of nursing or similar healthcare-related field. Priority will be given to students already enrolled in a nursing program, though incoming nursing students may be considered as well. View more about the Camisha R. Sims Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

Stinesville High School Alumni Scholarship

Deadline to apply: March 22, 2023

Amount: Two awards expected of $4,000 each.

This scholarship is awarded to an Edgewood High School senior with a Bean Blossom Township School affiliation. Consideration is given for academic as well as other achievements, leadership activities, extra-curricular skills, financial need, and the student’s work record.  View more information about Stinesville High School Alumni Scholarship.

Monroe County Ag Day Scholarship

Deadline to apply: March 22, 2023

Amount: Award amounts of up to $1,600.oo is possible. Amount of individual awards varies from year to year.

This scholarship is awarded to a current high school senior who meets at least one of the following criteria: raised on a farm, member/former member of the Monroe County 4-H program, or current member of an FFA chapter in Monroe County. Scholarship(s) may be used for college tuition, fees, books, and/or equipment necessary for coursework. Applicants may major in any area of study; however, preference will be given to those individuals majoring in Agriculture, Home Economics, or Natural Resources. View more information about Monroe County Ag Day Scholarship.

Thomas Moeller Memorial Scholarship

Deadline to apply: May 9, 2023

Amount: Up to $800.00 in awards is possible.

This scholarship was created in honor of Tom Moeller, who was best known for his musical talents and the doors he helped to open for others. This scholarship provides music scholarships/grants to high school students – grades 10 to 12 who reside in Monroe County and wish to pursue music endeavors. Examples of expenses eligible for this scholarship award include, but are not limited to, rental or purchase of a musical instrument, music lessons, fees for musical competition, recording projects, vocal lessons, and tuition for music camps. View more information about the Thomas Moeller Memorial Scholarship.

Carl Deal, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

Deadline to apply: March 29, 2023

Amount: Two awards expected of $2,000 each.

This scholarship was created in honor of Carl Deal, Jr.  Mr. Deal felt a strong passion for The Boys & Girls Club and a deep appreciation for its strong commitment to our community as well as its impact on the lives of his family and friends. Carl was a long-time Boys & Girls Club member and wanted to give back to the young people of this community. Upon his death, his friends, co-workers, and family coordinated a fundraiser known as “King’s Blues, BBQ & Funkfest” to raise funds to create a scholarship to be presented annually to a current or former Boys & Girls Club member for post-secondary education or training. View more information about the Carl Deal, Jr., Memorial Scholarship.

Looking for a complete list of scholarships administered by the Community Foundation? Visit the Apply For A Scholarship page.

For specific questions on these or other scholarship opportunities, please contact Program Director Marcus Whited at [email protected] or 812-333-9016.