Local groups offering scholarships: Seniors encouraged to apply soon


GREENFIELD – Local community groups are offering scholarships to high school seniors and adults hoping to further their education.

Deadlines are quickly approaching for scholarship applications, many of which are awarded in May.

Here’s a look at what’s offered and how to apply:

-The Greenfield Central School Foundation awards nearly $64,500 in scholarships annually, and the deadlines to apply are coming up. Some are based on academic merit and financial need, while others are for those planning to seek specific educational opportunities or careers. The Jeff Harris Barber and Beauty School Scholarship is for any G-C graduate who would like to attend such a school, for example. For a complete list, guidelines and applications online, visit gcschoolfoundation.com/scholarships.

-Tri Kappa, a local service sorority, is offering scholarships to high school seniors or adults with a gap in their education. There are four, $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors available; a scholarship for a female adult with a gap in her education; and another scholarship for a male or female adult with an educational gap that wants to continue school. All applications are due March 31 to [email protected]. For questions, email Heather Seib, [email protected].

-The Fortville chapter of Psi Iota Xi is accepting applications for their annual scholarship awards.

There are three $1,000 scholarships for Mt. Vernon high school seniors who will be seeking a college degree in art, music or literature. Scholarship applications and information can be picked up in the high school guidance office and are due April 7. Email [email protected] for questions.

-The Upsilon chapter of Psi Iota Xi is accepting applications for its annual scholarship award. The scholarship is $1,000, with $500 awarded upon receipt and a second $500 installment awarded upon successful completion of the fall semester with at least a 2.0 grade point average. The deadline is April 7. This year the application has expanded to current college students with a permanent residence in Hancock County.

Applicants must also be pursuing or planning to pursue a four-year degree in the areas of art, literature, music, or speech and hearing. Applications can be found at high school guidance offices or online at bit.ly/PIX2023app and returned to the school office or to [email protected]. Questions can be directed to Laura Fletcher at [email protected].

-Hancock Health Foundation is offering two scholarships for those seeking radiologic and technology fields; one application is due April 7 and a Mt. Vernon application is due May 12.

For applications and details, visit hancockhealth.foundation/scholarships.

-While some deadlines have already passed for scholarships through the Community Foundation of Hancock County, other opportunities are still available..

Trade and technology scholarship applications close April 14. The Jeannine Miller Scholarship in support of guidance, counseling and social work is accepting applications through May 1; $8,000 will be awarded. Students are encouraged to contact their building principal for application information or email [email protected].

-Local students hoping to go into the field of education might consider applying for a scholarship through the Hancock County Retired Teachers Association.

The HCRTA is offering a $1,000 Future Educators Scholarship to a resident of Hancock County graduating from a county public school. Applications are due April 14; contact a school counselor or Susan Geesa, 317-332-2744.

To send in information on a community scholarship for future publication in the Daily Reporter, email [email protected].