Sullivan County - Scholarships

Albert and Verna McKee Memorial Scholarship Fund

Albert and Verna McKee were born in Clay County but lived all their married life in Sullivan County. They believed honesty, hard work and consideration for others provided the most satisfactory way to live. He was a farmer, miner and businessman. She was a proud homemaker who tended the children, sewed, cooked, canned, and otherwise […]

Bernard C. Hoilman Scholarship Fund

Bernard C. Hoilman was born in Merom, Indiana on December 26, 1919. After graduating from Merom High School, he attended Indiana State Normal School. A semester before he was due to graduate, he was drafted into the Army to serve in World War II. During the war, he received electronics and radar training. This training […]

Charles W. Harbison Endowment Fund

Charles W. Harbison was a graduate of Pleasantville High School in Sullivan County, Indiana. This fund was created by the estate of his wife Mildred. Eligibility requires that: You are a graduating senior of the high school, public and charter, serving the Pleasantville and Dugger area of Sullivan County, Indiana.

Chris Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Fund

Chris Gilbert graduated from North Central High School in 1971. He passed away in 2009 after battling a rare autoimmune disease.  During his illness, he received outstanding nursing care at Terre Haute Regional Hospital inspiring his brother to create this scholarship to benefit those seeking a degree in a health care field. Eligibility requires that: […]

Darcie F. (Hawkins) Simmons Education Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a Sullivan High School senior graduating in the current academic year. (Two awards are granted annually: one for a full-time student seeking a four-year baccalaureate degree and one for a full-time student seeking vocational training.)

David A. Gilman, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. David A. Gilman graduated from Hymera High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State Teachers College. He then went on to complete his master’s degree from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Returning to Indiana State University, Dr. Gilman taught many different classes including teaching methods, educational research, […]

Diane K. Marheine Memorial Scholarship Fund

Diane Marheine was born in Evansville, Indiana on April 8, 1951. As she was passionate about teaching, Diane became a teacher and spent most of her teaching career in a kindergarten classroom at Shelburn Elementary. She married Bruce Marheine on June 29, 1974 and together they had two children, Tamara and Richard. Besides teaching, Diane’s […]

Dr. James Harvey Crowder Memorial Scholarship Fund

James Harvey Crowder, Jr. was born on March 13, 1903 in Sullivan County. He attended Indiana University, the University of Chicago and Rush Medical College. He graduated with honors from both the University of Chicago and Rush Medical College. James came from a long line of physicians and was the fourth generation to take up […]

Eleanor Jane Dixon Hoilman Scholarship Fund

Eleanor Jane Dixon Hoilman attended Franklin College for two years during the Great Depression but could not afford to finish college.  During those two years, she made lifelong friends through Pi Beta Phi Sorority with whom she kept in contact with until the time of her death.  They group of friends called themselves the “Round […]

Elizabeth A. Bledsoe Scholarship Fund

The story of the Bledsoe jewelry box began many years ago when a bride set out to preserve her memories for a time when she might not remember details dear to her. Elizabeth A. Bledsoe’s jewelry box provides a glimpse into her life with her husband Frank. Elizabeth meticulously recorded detailed descriptions of each item, […]

Esther Russell Ladson Scholarship Fund

Esther Ladson was always proud of her secretarial and administrative training and experience. She graduated from Sullivan High School in 1929 and from Brown’s Business College in the Secretarial-Shorthand Course in 1930. After some time working in various offices in Sullivan, she went to Washington, D.C. to work for the federal government from 1941 until […]

Evelyn W. Gettinger Indiana University Scholarship Fund

The Gettinger sons, Tom, Dan, and John, grew up in a house divided. Their mother, Evelyn, was an ever loyal supporter of Indiana University while their father, John, was a devoted supporter to Purdue University. This friendly rivalry is played out in thousands of homes throughout Indiana, but with the help of the Gettinger Family […]

Farmersburg Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

(To apply contact North Central High School.) Eligibility requires that: You must be a North Central High School senior graduating in the current academic year and have attended elementary school in Farmersburg. You must be pursuing a degree at a four-year university or a vocational school.

Floyd and Irene Phillips Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a resident of Jefferson Township or Cass Township in Sullivan County, Indiana.

Gill Township Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: Have been of resident of Gill Township, state of Indiana for at least one (1) year. Exhibit ability, desire and motivation to achieve post high school educational in certification and/or college degrees. Have financial need and has not received another substantial award. Demonstrate sincerity of purpose through good school attendance.

J.P. Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund

J.P. Alexander was born on April 2, 1981. From the age of two, J.P. showed a strong interest in music, especially in piano. He could also play saxophone, clarinet, and flute, but keyboarding instruments are what he loved the most. He could play synthesizers, organs, clavinovas, but his favorite instrument to play was the grand […]

Janet Romine Chatfield Business Award

Janet E. Romine was born in Sullivan, Indiana on October 12, 1942 to Earl and O. Virginia Huff Romine. Janet, a twin, was one of seven daughters. Janet graduated in 1960 from Pimento High School in Vigo County and immediately went to work in the business field. She worked for over 20 years in various […]

Jeffery Alan Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeffery Alan Cole was born on February 26, 1985. He was a Hymera native. Jeffery was an outstanding athlete that excelled in baseball, track, and basketball. He was very well liked by his classmates. One day, Jeffery and his friends were playing with a handgun. Jeffery tragically died at the age of 14 from a […]

Jesse O. & Martha L. Reynolds Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a resident of Sullivan County. You demonstrate good moral character. You demonstrate financial need. You are enrolled in the Indiana State University pursuing a degree in education. You have completed at least the equivalent of four semesters toward a degree in education. You must have and maintain a grade point […]

Jim Case Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a North Central High School graduate. You plan to attend Indiana State University with preference to those enrolled in the School of Technology.

John D. Gettinger Purdue Scholarship Fund

The Gettinger sons, Tom, Dan, and John, grew up in a house divided. Their mother, Evelyn, was an ever loyal supporter of Indiana University while their father, John, was a devoted supporter to Purdue University. This friendly rivalry is played out in thousands of homes throughout Indiana, but with the help of the Gettinger Family […]

Leon D. and Nancy Shake Huff Scholarship Fund

Leon and Nancy Shake Huff were married in June of 1960, and just 13 years later Nancy passed away.  Having lost his wife at such an early stage in their marriage, Leon chose to honor her when he was considering decisions about his estate. After Leon’s passing in 2013, the Leon D. and Nancy Shake […]

Leon D. and Nancy Shake Huff Sigma Kappa Scholarship Fund

Leon and Nancy Shake Huff were married in June of 1960, and just 13 years later Nancy passed away.  Having lost his wife at such an early stage in their marriage, Leon chose to honor her when he was considering decisions about his estate. Knowing how much Nancy’s sorority experience meant to her during and after […]

Michael Ryan Keane Memorial Scholarship

Michael Ryan Keane was born on September 28, 1988, in Terre Haute, to William F. “Bill” Keane and Jolinda L. Sperry Keane. He was a 2007 graduate of Sullivan High School. Michael was a member of the Sullivan First United Methodist Church. He was also a bass guitarist with the band “Voxt Revolution” and a […]

Pigg Family Charitable Scholarship for Ivy Tech Community College

Eligibility requires that: (Contact Ivy Tech Community College. You must be a graduate of Sullivan High School who is studying agriculture.)

Pigg Family Scholarship

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduating student of Sullivan High School You are a member of Future Farmers of America You intend to pursue a degree in an agricultural-related program

Raybestos Powertrain Machine Trades Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Raybestos Powertrain Machine Trades Scholarship Fund is to provide an educational scholarship that is payable to Vincennes University or Ivy Tech Community College for the benefit of a Sullivan County resident pursuing a degree or certificate leading to a career in machine trades. Past scholarship recipients include: Kyle Wilson, Curtis Jett, […]

Rebecca Crowder Cole Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a Sullivan High School graduate. You are pursuing a degree in English and/or Library Science.

Reid & Nina Ross Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a resident of Sullivan County. You are a member of the current graduating class of the Southwest School Corporation. You desire to obtain an education or training at Ivy Tech Community College or another vocational school in Indiana.

Richard P. and Veada Akers Medical Education Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are seeking to become a medical physician particularly if you are from Sullivan County and seeking to practice in Sullivan County; or You are a Sullivan County resident seeking a degree in nursing.

Sara W. Springer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligiblity requires that: You will graduate from Sullivan High School. You have a 3.0 grade point average or above. You are known by faculty and peers for decency, generosity, and good citizenship.

Sarah Geitz Scholarship Fund

Sarah Jane “Sally” Organ Pierce Geitz was born on August 2, 1933 to John E. and Eunice E. Vine Organ. Sally grew up in a family where education was held in high esteem. Her grandparents had been teachers, as was her mother. Both Sally and her brother, Jack, were valedictorians of their senior classes at […]

Sherman Educational Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: Preference will be given to residents of Sullivan County. You demonstrate financial need.

Sullivan County Purdue Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a Sullivan County high school senior planning to attend Purdue University, or a Sullivan County high school graduate currently attending Purdue University.

Sullivan High School Automotive Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a Sullivan High School graduate. You are seeking vocational training at an accredited institution of higher learning in the career area of automotive, heavy truck or auto body. You have a GPA of 2.0.

Valentine Family Scholarship Fund

The Valentine Family Scholarship was established in 2001 as a memorial to the oldest Valentine sibling, Rex Valentine, who attended Sullivan High School in the 1930’s. He was unable to graduate with his class because he had an epileptic seizure at school when he was a sophomore and was told he could not return. Rex […]

Virginia “Pat” Pirtle Nursing Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate of Sullivan High School who is enrolled full time in a two year or four year nursing program.

Wabash Valley Community Foundation Sullivan County Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a member of a current graduating class of a Sullivan County high school.