Vigo County - Scholarships

Ambrose and Miriam Rubey Scholarship Fund

Miriam Combs Rubey graduated from Indiana University with a degree in nursing in 1928. She completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Miriam was involved in her community and was a member of the Sisterhood of PEO, Covenant Cooperative Presbyterian Church at Monroe, Indiana University Alumni Association and Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.  She passed away […]

Avice McCrae Scholarship Fund

Avice McCrae first came to Terre Haute in 1920. She became involved with the Chauncey Rose Board in 1925 because her husband, Henry W. Conrad, served on it. The Chauncey Rose Board was responsible for operating the Chauncey Rose Home, which served elderly men and women. Avice started with taking minutes. In the 1930s, Mrs. […]

Bentrup Family Nursing Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Bentrup Family Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to nontraditional Vigo County residents who are pursuing either degrees in nursing or are in technology programs at Indiana State University, Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute campus, or St. Mary-of-the Woods College. In the event no nontraditional applicants qualify for these scholarships, […]

Beta Sigma Phi City Council Scholarship Fund

Beta Sigma Phi sorority is a social, cultural, and service-based international organization. The sorority created the Beta Sigma Phi City Council Scholarship Fund to provide two $500 scholarships to the recipient. Eligibility requires that: You, your mother or your grandmother is/are/was an active member in good standing, or you are officially nominated by a member […]

Betty E. and Curt DeBaun Jr. Avation Scholarship Fund

Curt DeBaun was born on October 14, 1924 in West Terre Haute, Indiana. He graduated from Prairie Creek High School and joined the Army Air Corps as an aircraft mechanic where he earned the rank of corporal. He served in the China Burma-India Theatre with the 13th Combat Cargo Squadron. Curt, along with his parents, […]

Bill Wood Insurance Adjuster’s Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Bill Wood Insurance Adjuster’s Scholarship Fund is to provide support to Indiana State University through the Indiana State University Foundation by providing scholarships for students who are residents of Clay, Knox, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, or Vigo counties in Indiana or Clark, Crawford, Edgar, Effingham, or Richland counties in Illinois […]

Bob and Olive Sanders Family Scholarhip Fund

Eligibility requires that: You must be a Vigo county student You must have a financial need You must plan to attend Indiana State University A personal essay as to how a post-secondary education will impact your future is required. Preference is given to applicants who are: From a large family of four or more Have […]

Cameron Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Cameron Taylor was born July 16, 1994 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Mark W. Taylor and Tracie J. Millard Taylor. Cameron was born with Cerebral Palsy and suffered from a seizure disorder and ADD, but did not let those challenges stop him from participating in his many activities. He was a graduate of St. Patrick Elementary […]

Carol M. Starkey Kochell Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Carol M. Starkey Kochell Scholarship Fund is to provide two post-secondary educational scholarship(s), $1,000 or more each, for graduates of West Vigo High School.  One scholarship shall be payable to any accredited four-year institution of higher education for the benefit of any individuals actively pursuing a degree with teaching credentials.  The […]

Catherine Elizabeth Grimes Memorial Scholarship Fund

Catherine Elizabeth Grimes was an inspiration to every person that was fortunate enough to know her, including family, friends, classmates, teammates, clients and others. Regardless of where they came from or how they came to know her, Cathy had a way of making everyone in her life feel like they were her best friend. A […]

Cheryl Sanders Konowitz Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility requires that: You are a Vigo County resident You intend to become a registered nurse through obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dr. and Mrs. James O. Conklin Scholarship Fund

Dr. James Oliver Conklin was born in Paris, Illinois, but spent most of his years in Terre Haute, Indiana. Before World War II began, he had graduated from medical school. After enlisting in the army, he became a colonel and stayed a year longer after the war ended to be a commanding medical officer in […]

Earl and Hazel Travioli Scholarship for Indiana State University

(To apply contact Indiana State University.) Eligibility requires that: You are a Vigo County resident seeking post-secondary education at Indiana State University.

Elizabeth Smudde Memorial Scholarship Fund

Born one of nine children in 1904, Elizabeth (Doliana) Smudde lived with her parents and siblings in Carbon, Ind. As a child, she attended Saint Mary Catholic Church in Diamond, Ind. and later married her husband, Theodore Smudde, in that exact church. The couple then moved to Racine, Wisc. and lived there for nearly 17 […]

Erskine Lee & Eula Webb Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate of a Vigo County high school You intend to pursue a two-year or four-year degree at an accredited Indiana State institution of higher education in one of the following areas: family and consumer science, theater with a design or technical emphasis, or microbiology. You demonstrate academic achievement and […]

Fred Christman Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School. You are at least a senior in high school and plan to attend college full-time this next fall, or you are currently pursuing your undergraduate degree as a full-time college freshman, sophomore or junior.

Garrett A. Pendergast and Stephanie M. Welsh Police and Firemen Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are the child of full time, employed for wages, Law Enforcement Officers in Vigo County including Terre Haute, Riley, Seelyville, West Terre Haute and Indiana State University police, marshal or security departments; Vigo County Sheriff’s Department and full time, employed for wages, firefighters in Vigo County. In addition, the donors would […]

Garrett Pendergast Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You must be a graduating senior from a Vigo County high school You must intend to study business, technology or health care You must be attending Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University or any accredited Indiana public or private 4 year institution of higher learning.

George I. and Rose E. Felstein Scholarship Fund

It was a story unlike most. George’s family migrated from Austria, and Rose was from Russia. George literally fell in love with the girl next door when the two families became neighbors in Toledo, Ohio. George and Rose were married in 1920 and started a family soon after. Ultimately, George and Rose settled into the […]

Gerstmeyer Technical High School Scholarship Fund

For members of the Gerstmeyer Technical High School Class of 1965, talking about old times at a 30-year reunion committee meeting evolved into the determination to help students in the future achieve their dreams. Class member Norm Lowery said committee members were discussing advantages and breaks that had come their way and therefore, making it […]

Glenn High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

Harold Paul Loveall III Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Harold P. Loveall III Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Harold Paul Loveall III who died in 2000. After his death, Harold Paul’s parents established the scholarship fund as a way to commemorate his life and his love of computers. Ultimately, the fund will provide scholarships for several high school […]

Jack Lower Memorial Fund

John “Jack” Richard Lower was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana on August 21, 1944. His parents, Mary and Jack, and older siblings, Bill and Mary, soon moved to Terre Haute where Jack attended Schulte High School. Jack graduated from Indiana State University with a teaching degree in U.S. History and Social Studies. He married Arlene Allenbaugh […]

Jack R. Fox Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduating senior of Terre Haute South Vigo High School. You are pursuing a degree in fine arts, specifically painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and/or architecture.

Jenna Kay Perrelle Memorial Scholarship

Jenna Kay Perrelle was a very kind, loving, caring, generous, humble, friendly, special, one of a kind, young lady with a funny sense of humor.  She loved to joke around and make people laugh. She was everyone’s friend!  Jenna was an inspiration to every person who was fortunate enough to know her. Jenna was a […]

Jo Ann F. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jo Ann’s niece, Rita Greene, created this scholarship fund in the Wabash Valley Community Foundation to honor the memory of her aunt. Rita stated, “My aunt strongly believed in the role of education and its relationship to the work place. Jo Ann worked very hard and advanced to the position of Vice President of Glas-Col […]

Joe and Dorothy Archer Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate of a Vigo County high school. You live in Nevins or Otter Creek Township at the time of your graduation. You plan to attend or are attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana State University, Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute, Purdue University, or St-Mary-of-the-Woods College. You demonstrate […]

John Schoffstall Memorial Scholarship

John Schoffstall was a firefighter with the city of Terre Haute, serving at Station 5C. He was a member of the Local #758, the Pipes and Drums Band with the fire department, the Indiana Association of Firefighters and the New Goshen Volunteer Fire Department. John also owned and operated The Deer Barn LLC, was an […]

Josh Kackley Memorial Scholarship Fund

Josh Kackley was born May 17, 1984, in Terre Haute to Jeff Kackley and Dawn Fowler Kackley. Josh went to St. Patrick’s Elementary and Honey Creek Middle School. He was a graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School in 2003, and attended Ivy Tech. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He […]

Kimberley Jeanne Fowler Wulf Scholarship Fund for Catholic Education

Kimberly was born in Muncie, Indiana. She grew up in a family of strong Polish traditions and Catholic values, influenced by her father’s Irish heritage. Her father was transferred often for work, but by junior high, the family had settled in White Lake, just west of Pontiac, Michigan. Kim loved music, boating, water skiing, sports-cars, […]

Larry Paul Fleschner Scholarship Fund

Larry P. Fleschner was born May 24, 1952 to George and Irene Fleschner in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was a graduate of Honey Creek High School, Indiana State University, and Washburn University School of Law. He practiced law in Terre Haute for more than 20 years. Larry first practiced with C. Joseph Anderson in the […]

Laura Brooke McDonald Memorial Scholarship Fund

Laura Brooke McDonald was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was always giving of herself, her time, and her talents to anyone who asked. She was an honor student at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. Her untimely death in 2004 from an auto accident left her family, her North Vigo classmates, and […]

Leylahand A. W. Owens Scholarship

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduating senior at North Vigo High School in Terre Haute, Indiana

Liane R. Page Memorial Scholarship Fund

(To apply contact Indiana State University.) Eligibility requires that: You are a Terre Haute North Vigo High School graduate. You are enrolled in good standing in the Accounting Department at Indiana State University.

Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Foundation Fund for Indiana State University Department of Marketing

Marilyn Pendergast was born on May 7th, 1930 to Maynard Clifford Wheeler and Wilbie McDaniel Wheeler. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and always remained faithful to her hometown and the surrounding community. Marilyn attended Garfield High School and went on to Indiana University to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English. She became […]

Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Foundation Fund for Indiana University School of Law

Marilyn Pendergast was born on May 7th, 1930 to Maynard Clifford Wheeler and Wilbie McDaniel Wheeler. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and always remained faithful to her hometown and the surrounding community. Marilyn attended Garfield High School and went on to Indiana University to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English. She became […]

Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Foundation Fund for RoseHulman Institute of Technology

Marilyn Pendergast was born on May 7th, 1930 to Maynard Clifford Wheeler and Wilbie McDaniel Wheeler. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and always remained faithful to her hometown and the surrounding community. Marilyn attended Garfield High School and went on to Indiana University to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English. She became the […]

Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Foundation Fund for Saint MaryoftheWoods College

Marilyn Pendergast was born on May 7th, 1930 to Maynard Clifford Wheeler and Wilbie McDaniel Wheeler. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and always remained faithful to her hometown and the surrounding community. Marilyn attended Garfield High School and went on to Indiana University to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English. She became the […]

Myrl and Marie Wilkinson Scholarship Fund

(To apply Contact Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate of a Vigo County high school. You have successfully completed one year of classes at Rose-Hulman Institue of Technology.

Nancy and Dale McKee Family Scholarship Fund

With Dale and Nancy McKee’s 50th wedding anniversary approaching in September 2006, their children Craig, Beth and Chris, and their daughter-in-law Diann, discussed what might be an appropriate gift to help celebrate their parents’ milestone. When they put the question to their parents, as they might have expected, the couple deferred any personal gift and […]

Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department Association, Station #1 Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a residents of Otter Creek Township, Vigo County, Indiana. Preference given to those who are seeking a career in emergency response, such as, but not limited to: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Firefighter, Paramedic, Nursing, Emergency Medicine and other types of emergency medical services.

Randy and Emily Herrington Community Service Award Scholarship Fund

On January 6, 1946, H. Randall Herrington and Emily Lou Shoemaker were married. Randy and Emily had three children and resided in West Terre Haute. Emily was an administrative assistant in the office of Financial Aid at Indiana State University. Emily had a love for nature, her community, and her dedication for recycling and conservation. […]

Senator Herman J. Fanning, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

“Each year’s recipient of the Senator Herman J. Fanning Scholarship should be aware that Herman was a conscientious teacher and a respected public servant,” his wife, Joyce, said. “He was a good person and really liked people.” Herman J. Fanning may be most widely known as a three-term Indiana Senator serving in the General Assembly […]

Terre Haute Junior Golf Association Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a member of the golf team at North, South, or West Vigo high school. Your GPA exceeds 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Terre Haute South Vigo STEM Scholarship

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduating senior at South Vigo High School in Terre Haute, Indiana. You will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related area.

TH 2 ND

In 2012, Terre Haute South High School graduate Sarah Senseman received the Kimberley Jeanne Fowler Wulf Scholarship for Catholic Education from the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. Though the scholarship did not completely cover the cost of tuition, it certainly helped ease the financial burden when she enrolled at Notre Dame to major in economics and […]

Thomas J. Wright Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate of a Vigo County high school. You are a Vigo County resident. You are of the Christian faith.

Tina Clem Memorial Fund

Bettina “Tina” Clem was born on May 4, 1949, in Terre Haute to Thomas A. Groscop and Marian Perry Groscop. Tina was a beloved teacher at Meadows Elementary School for 35 years. Tina was a member of Central Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school and served on the Board of Deacons and various committees. […]

Tom McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a band student in the current graduating class at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. You have a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. You demonstrate good character and leadership skills.

Travis James Smith Mental Attitude Award

Travis James Smith was the son of Jimmy and Tami Smith. He was a 2006 graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School. Travis was an exceptional golfer, having tied for fourth in the IHSAA boys’ golf state finals at the Legends of Indiana Course in Franklin his senior year, leading the South Braves to […]

VFW Post 972 Voice of Democracy Scholars

The National Voice of Democracy Program happens during the fall semester of each school year. This program allows high school students the opportunity to win valuable scholarships and awards while expressing their ideas, thoughts, and opinions. To apply for the scholarship, a student needs to write and then record a short, three to five minute […]

Vigo County Education Foundation Jennifer M. Dunham Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jennifer Dunham was a 1994 graduate of Terre Haute North High School. During her four years at North, Jennifer was a very enthusiastic participant in many different activities. She was a member of the National Honor Society, editor of the high school newspaper, and editor of the school’s literary magazine. She was also secretary of […]

Vigo County Education Foundation – John Kassis Memorial Scholarship Fund

John Kassis passed away on April 14, 1993 – he was 36 years old. John packed more into his 36 years of living than anybody else could hope to experience in 90 years. His spirit and love of life left a lasting impression on many of his friends and family. After the funeral, several of […]

Vigo County Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate of a Vigo County high school. You will attend a college or university located in Vigo County.

Wabash Valley Community Foundation Vigo County Scholarship Fund

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

Wiley High School Alumni Scholarship

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate of a Vigo County public school who is seeking to pursue a full-time post-secondary or vocational degree

Wright, Shagley and Lowery Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a graduate (or will graduate in the current academic year) from a Vigo County high school and will attend a college or university in Indiana.

YWCA of Terre Haute Scholarship Fund

Eligibility requires that: You are a “non-traditional” female student from Vigo County. You have completed at least 30 hours of post-secondary education You demonstrate financial need, ambition, personal character and evidence of overcoming obstacles. You have been involved in community service and extracurricular actives.