Community Scholarship Program


The Community Scholarship Program will transition online beginning in 2017. All LCCF Scholarships will be offered through the Smarter Select platform. Applicants will be able to create an online profile, fill out a common application, and work on scholarship applications in stages. Based on information provided by student, the program will match applicants to the qualifying scholarships. Descriptions and criteria of the scholarships that will be offered in 2017 are available below. 

Important: Only scholarship applications submitted through our website will be considered. Old scholarship applications that have been downloaded or obtained through a high school guidance office will not be accepted. 
 

2017-2018 Community Scholarship Program Dates

  • Week of November 27 - Online applications open
  • January 31, 2018 - Online applications close at 11:59 P.M.

 


Amanda Lou Crotts Memorial Scholarship  

Amanda Lou Crotts was a student at Prairie Heights High School who lost her life at the age of 15. She was planning to further her education in the teaching field. To honor her memory and to support those also entering the teaching profession, her family established this scholarship in 1999. 

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Prairie Heights High School.
  • Must have participated in choir, band or music classes for a minimum of two years in high school. 
  • Must be accepted in a two- or four-year college or university with the intent of pursuing a career in music or teaching. The scholar must be planning to attend full-time. 

Applies to students attending: Prairie Heights

 


 

Brian J. Evans Memorial Scholarship                        

Brian was a 1992 graduate of Lakeland High School. While in high school, he was a star athlete in track and field and earned a scholarship to the University of Indianapolis.  In college, working toward his Bachelor of Science degree, Brian continued to excel at track and field throwing the discus, shot put and hammer throw. Along with winning a national championship in 1995, he was a seven-time All-American and was invited to the United States Olympic team before graduating from the University of Indianapolis in 1996. Brian was named to the University of Indianapolis Hall of Fame in 2013. His family established this fund to honor his memory.

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior or a graduate from Lakeland High School.
  • May NOT be among the top ten academic students in his or her high school graduating class.
  • Must plan full-time or part-time undergraduate enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or trade school.
  • Must submit copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report with application. 

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Bruce Brown Memorial Scholarship

The Bruce Brown Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Lakeland School Corporation teacher, Bruce Brown. Besides his service to the community as a teacher, Mr. Brown also coached football, basketball and softball, taught Sunday school and enjoyed singing with the popular Victory Quartet. This scholarship is awarded annually to the male or female athlete whose actions exemplify the Christian beliefs and lifestyle exemplified by Bruce Brown. 

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:   

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School.
  • Must be an athlete (a minimum one-year confirmed extra-curricular athletic activities).
  • Must rank academically in top 50 percent of the graduating class.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Chase E. Scott Memorial Football Scholarship

Chase E. Scott was a 2007 graduate of Lakeland High School. He was a member of the Lakeland High School football team and was absolutely committed to his personal contribution to team effort and excellence. His dream was to someday be a marine mechanic. He realized that dream by graduating from UTI/Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Florida and by earning employment at Forest River Marine in Middlebury. Chase lost his life in a motorcycle accident on August 14, 2012.  

Award Amount: $500   

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School. 
  • Must have participated in Lakeland football for the last four years of school. 
  • Must be recommended in writing by the Lakeland High School football coach.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school.

‚ÄčThe recommendation letter will represent 50 percent of the applicant’s score for the scholarship; it must include confirmation that the applicant has participated Lakeland football for the last four years; and has met or exceeded the coach’s expectations for dedication to football practice and weight room workouts.   

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Craig and Ronda Neff Memorial Scholarship

Craig Neff and his sister Ronda Neff were both extremely active in LaGrange County’s 4-H programs. Both lost their lives to cancer. The family established this scholarship in their memory to help LaGrange County graduates achieve their dreams of higher education.

Award Amount: $400 

Scholarship Requirements:  

  • Must be a graduating senior from a LaGrange County high school and have attended that school for a minimum of two years.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year technical, vocational or traditional college.
  • Must be a resident of LaGrange County.
  • Must submit copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report.

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Culp Memorial Scholarship

Businessman Ray E. Culp is best known for owning and operating Culp Motor Sales in LaGrange from 1938 – 1979. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of many community organizations including American Legion Post 215 and the LaGrange Shrine Club. Mr. Culp was instrumental in the founding of what is now the Herron Country Club. In 1981, he was named Corn School Citizen of the Year. Mr. Culp married Ruth Sutton in 1935. She preceded him in death in 1988. Ray Culp passed in 2010.  This scholarship was created in recognition of Mr. Culp’s profound commitment to professional health care and a special interest in supporting students with a strong academic track record and demonstrated financial need.  

Award Amount: $1000

Scholarship Requirements:  

  • Must be a graduating senior from a LaGrange County public, private or home school.
  • Must be a LaGrange County resident.
  • Must be planning to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
  • Must have participated in a professional health care training program as documented on the applicant’s official high school transcript. 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must submit copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report in the application.

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Duane and Heide Rheinheimer Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Rheinheimer created the Rheinheimer Scholarship in December of 1995 to annually show their personal appreciation to Westview High School and to assist with the higher education of two Westview graduates.  

Award Amount: $1000 (renewable for three years at $1500)

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Westview High School. 
  • Must plan to pursue a four-year baccalaureate program at an accredited public or private college or university. 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must submit a copy of the FASFA Student Aid Report in the application. 

Applies to students attending: Westview

 


 

Ellsworth Fanning Memorial Scholarship

Ellsworth Fanning was a lifelong resident of LaGrange County. Mr. Fanning was a student of Brighton High School and later a graduate of Purdue University where he earned a degree in agronomy. Through the years he taught agriculture at Shipshewana and also worked at Wolfe Grain Co., which, in time, became part of Edd’s Supply. This scholarship was established within the community served by Edd’s Supply to encourage post-secondary education in agri-business. 

Award Amount: $1000

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior or a past graduate applicant from the Edd’s Supply service area which includes LaGrange, Noble, Elkhart and Kosciusko counties in Indiana, and St. Joseph and Cass counties in Michigan.  
  • Must plan full-time enrollment at an accredited college or university or trade school to pursue an education in agriculture or an agricultural-related field of study including veterinary medicine.

Prior recipients may also re-apply by following the same competitive application requirements including most recent year’s transcripts. 

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Farmwald Scholarship

Michael Farmwald attended Westview Jr.-Sr. High School and currently resides in California. He established this scholarship because of his fond memories of this county and a desire to provide educational opportunities for Westview graduating seniors. 

Award Amount: $2000 (Renewable up to three years)

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Westview High School or past recipient.
  • Must have attended Westview High School for at least two year.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year college or university.
  • Must be recommended in writing by a teacher based on independent and creative thinking.

Applies to students attending: Westview

 


 

George O. Witwer News Sun Journalism Scholarship

George O. Witwer established this scholarship and similar scholarships in surrounding counties in 1993 to encourage students to pursue an advanced education and a career in journalism. 

Award Amount: $1000

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from a LaGrange County public, private or home school.
  • Must be a resident of LaGrange County. 
  • Must have past experience and/or plan an academic and professional career in journalism or a related media field (communications, digital media, etc.)
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university.

Previous recipients may re-apply, but must in addition to college transcripts follow the same informational requirements in their applications as graduating seniors. 

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

HOPE Nursing Scholarship

As a result of living through the nursing shortages of the 1960s and 1970s, Margaret Martin set up the Healthcare Opportunity Professional Excellence (HOPE) Scholarship in 2000. Her purpose was to encourage students with healthcare experience to pursue a career in nursing. 

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of LaGrange County. 
  • Must be a graduating senior, previous year graduate or have earned a GED. 
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year program at a college or university in the field of nursing.
  • Must be pursuing a career in nursing. 
  • Must have experience in the health care field. 

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Holly Petersen Memorial Scholarship

The Holly Petersen Science Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 by the parents of Holly Petersen to honor their daughter’s memory and to encourage young men and women in LaGrange County to pursue of study of science at the college level.

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from a LaGrange County public high school or a past graduate.
  • Must graduate (or have graduated) in the top 33.3 percent of their class based.
  • Must have completed advanced science courses in high school.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university in some area of science.  

Applies to students attending: Lakeland, Prairie Heights, Westview

 


 

Howe-Notestine Scholarship

The Howe-Notestine Scholarship was established in memory of Russell (Bude) Howe and Florence Notestine. Together, they had a 100 years of combined service to the Prairie Heights School Corp. A lifetime LaGrange resident, Florence was a teacher from 1937-1989 at Prairie Heights School Corp., while Bud served as a bus driver. Both, had a strong passion for their community. The scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies the same dedication to their community as Bud and Florence did throughout their lifetime.

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Prairie Heights.
  • Must be a resident of LaGrange or Steuben County.
  • Must intend to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited college or university and be enrolled full-time.

Applies to students attending: Prairie Heights

 


J.O. Mory Company Scholarship

The J.O. Mory Company Scholarship was established to encourage and support the opportunity for higher education to those graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in northeast Indiana within the wide range of opportunities in the residential, commercial and industrial construction trades.  

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland, Prairie Heights or Westview High School. 
  • Must have participated in the vocational construction trades and/or CAD curriculum offered through one or more of the LaGrange County school systems.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year college, university or trade school in the construction trades area.
  • Must plan to pursue a career in the construction trades area.
  • Must submit copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report with application. 

Applies to students attending: Lakeland, Prairie Heights, Westview

 


 

James F. Kalb Memorial Scholarship

Susan Kalb Yoder established the James F. Kalb Memorial Scholarship in 2000 to honor her late husband and his enduring admiration of those students within the Westview school system who tried their very best in academic work, in extracurricular activities and in citizenship. 

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Westview High School. 
  • Must plan to study full time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  • Must have participated in extracurricular activities during senior year

Applies to students attending: Westview

 


 

Joseph J. Willard Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph J. Willard Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 in the memory of Joseph J. Willard, a native son of LaGrange County. After retiring from Borg Warner in Bellwood, Illinois in 1972, Mr. Willard and his wife, Elsie, moved back to LaGrange County and renovated the Willard family home near LaGrange Hospital. This scholarship encourages the study of engineering.  

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from a LaGrange County high school. 
  • Must be a LaGrange County resident. 
  • Must be accepted by a nationally and regionally accredited school of engineering in a four-year college or university. Must be planning to attend full time.  
  • Must submit copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report with application. 

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Judy Gage Keenan Memorial Scholarship

The Judy Gage Keenan Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Lakeland High School graduate Judy Gage Keenan’s compassionate community service through 29 years within the healthcare environment. The scholarship is designed to support a college-bound Lakeland High School senior who is either pursuing a career in the health care field or has a clear record of humanitarian deeds within his or her community. 

Award Amount: $500 

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School.
  • Must rank academically in top 33.3 percent of class.
  • Must be involved in extracurricular activities and/or part-time work experience during high school.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university and pursue studies in the health care field. 

Exception: If there are no applications entering the healthcare field, applicants pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree in another field and have a confirmed record of humanitarian deeds in the community will be considered. 

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Keith and Arline Davis Memorial Scholarship

Keith Davis was a basketball coach, official, athletic director and served for a time as principal of at Shipshewana High School. In Mrs. Davis earlier years she was a teacher at a one-room schoolhouse in Scott where she taught grades 1–12. Together, they believed in giving to those who are troubled or dealing with financial difficulty a chance. They attempted to help people who were not given many opportunities.  Friends and family of Keith and Arline Davis established this scholarship in 2000.    

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Westview High School.
  • Must be participating in varsity sports during senior year.
  • Must have a 3.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Must be involved in the community.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year college or university.

Applies to students attending: Westview

 


 

Kerry Wilt Spradlin Memorial Scholarship

A graduate of Westview High School, Kerry Spradlin earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Southern College and then applied that education to a highly successful career in public and government relations within the financial industry.  Mrs. Spradlin believed strongly in the power of volunteerism and served as the President of the Indianapolis – Marion County Library Board. Cherished by her husband of 16 years, Terry, and children, Joshua and Abigail, a few days before her untimely passing from cancer in 2009, she was additionally honored by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels for her lifetime achievements with the Distinguished Hoosier Award.    

Award Amount: $500 

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from a Westview High School.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must have participated in community service during high school. 
  • Must be planning to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university in one of the following majors – medicine, healthcare, government, public affairs, communications or journalism.  

Applies to students attending: Westview

 


 

Kevin Lewis - Purdue Agriculture Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends and the community established the Kevin Lewis Scholarship in his honor in the mid-1980s. Kevin was a graduate of Prairie Heights High School. After high school, he enrolled in a Purdue University short course. He was killed in a tragic accident before this course would have been completed.     

Award Amount: $500         

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Prairie Heights High School.
  • Must have attended Prairie Heights for at least two years. 
  • Must plan to enroll as a full-time student in the Purdue University School of Agriculture.

Applies to students attending: Prairie Heights

 


 

LaGrange County Farm Bureau Coop Scholarship

The LaGrange County Farm Bureau Coop Scholarship was established to encourage and support the opportunity for higher education to those graduating seniors who are pursuing an education in the field of agriculture.

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from a LaGrange County public or private high school or home school.  
  • Must be a legal resident of LaGrange County and legal citizen of the United States of America.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year college, university or trade school pursuing a degree and career in agriculture or an agricultural-related field – including traditional farming, vocations in agricultural education, finance, materials and equipment supply, research and development of agricultural products.   

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

LIFE Scholarship

The LaGrange Independent Foundation for Endowments or LIFE is a philanthropic group of young men and women supported by the DEKKO Foundation and the LaGrange County Community Foundation. Its membership represents four public and private schools in LaGrange County - grades 8 through 12. Scholarship applications are accepted from each participating school. LIFE members are not eligible for a LIFE scholarship. 

Award Amount: Four at $300 (One per school)

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland, Prairie Heights or Westview High Schools and Howe Military School.
  • Must have attended a qualifying school for the last two years. 
  • Must be involved in positive community service.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in any accredited technical, vocational or traditional two or four-year course of study in any field.

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Lyle Smith Scholarship

Mr. Lyle Smith attended Westview Jr.-Sr. High School and currently resides in Fort Wayne. He established this scholarship because of a desire to stay in touch and connect with high school students who have big dreams and aspirations for their future. Lyle’s roots are in LaGrange County and the area has a special place in his heart. He feels the school systems work hard to build and develop kids. 

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Westview High School.
  • Must have attended Westview High School for at least two years. 
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year college or university.

Applies to students attending: Westview

 


 

Mary E. McGawn Future Teacher Scholarship

Mary E. McGawn created the Future Teacher Scholarship in 2012 to annually encourage young people to boldly pursue education as both their passion and their career path.

Award Amount: $1000  

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School.
  • Must plan full time enrollment at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Must plan to become a school teacher. 
  • Preference will be given to students who have taken classes related to their future in teaching (Educations Professions).

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Mattea Holton Memorial Scholarship

Mattea Holton shined as a leader and excelled in the classroom at Lakeland High School. As a member and acting attorney of the Teen Court program, she created a peer coaching program that would mentor at-risk kids in alternative programs. She applied for and received a grant to support the funding of her group. Mattea also played softball and was a member of LIFE, a philanthropic youth group at the LaGrange County Community Foundation. Following her passing as a junior in 2016, her family established this scholarship in her honor. 

Award Amount: $400

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School who has played four years of girls' softball while attending Lakeland.
  • Must be a LaGrange County resident.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA. 
  • Must be planning to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.
  • Must have displayed leadership as an athletic team member, in the classroom and other endeavors.
  • Must submit copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report with application. 

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Matthew Terry Memorial Scholarship

Don and Claudia Cornett established this scholarship to memorialize their son, Matthew Terry. Matthew died Christmas Eve 2001 in an automobile accident. He was a student at Lakeland High School who worked and played energetically. He not only played baseball, but he also loved the game.     

Award Amount: $250

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School. 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Must have played baseball at Lakeland for a minimum of one season.
  • Must have applied to or been accepted by an accredited two or four-year college, university or trade school. 

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Melvin and Marjorie Bricker Memorial Scholarship

Melvin and Marjorie Bricker appreciated the work of the LaGrange County Community Foundation. To reflect that appreciation, both designated bequests in support of the Community Foundation mission and entrusted its board of directors and staff to determine the criteria for this scholarship. To that end, the Community Foundation has chosen leadership and community service as an officer in a LaGrange County community service organization as the criteria through which a recipient will be selected.  

Award Amount: Two at $750

Scholarship Requirements:      

  • Must be a graduating senior from a LaGrange County public, private or home school.
  • Must be a LaGrange County resident.  
  • Must be planning to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
  • Must have served in a leadership position for at least one year in a LaGrange County community service organization. The organization may or may not be school affiliated, but must engage in philanthropic action that improves the quality of life for local citizens. 

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Morgan Hunter Memorial Scholarship 

Morgan Hunter was an extraordinary young woman with an infectious smile and positive energy. A seventh-grader at Westview Jr.-Sr. High School, she played volleyball and was a member of 4-H and Awana. Following her passing in 2015, Morgan's family, with help from friends and the LaGrange County 4-H Association, established this scholarship as a memorial. 

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Westview Jr.-Sr. High School who attended all four years.
  • Maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA or better.
  • Must have taken the SAT or ACT.
  • Must be a 4-H member and have participated during all four years of high school.
  • Must be involved in sports or school-based extracurricular activities such as cheer, band, musicals or clubs. 
  • Must be planning full-time enrollment in an accredited college or university.
  • Must submit copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report with application. 

Applies to students attending: Westview

 


 

Mory Family Scholarship

Gene Mory established the Mory Family Scholarship in honor of his father, the late John Mory. The purpose of the scholarship is to offer the opportunity for higher education to the employee base of Northeast Indiana in the technical areas of mechanical and electrical skills.

Award Amounts: $1500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland, Prairie Heights or Westview High School. 
  • Must have participated in the vocational building trades curriculum offered through one or more of the LaGrange County school systems. 
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in a trade school in the mechanical and/or electrical area. 
  • Must submit copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report with application. 

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Natalie Kauffman Memorial Scholarship - NEW

The Natalie Kauffman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 in memory of Lakeland graduate Natalie Kauffman. During her junior year in high school, Natalie completed the Health Occupations Education program for aspiring medical and nursing professionals. She became a nursing assistant and worked at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange. Upon graduation, she attended IPFW and enrolled in the nursing program.    

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:  

  • Must be a Lakeland High School graduate.
  • Must accepted into an accredited nursing program.  
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in nursing school.

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Ned Stump Scholarship

The Ned Stump Memorial Scholarship is a fitting memorial for a man who believed in the importance of education. Ned taught agriculture at Prairie Heights School for 37 years. His wife, Nancy and children Crystal, Rebecca, Nathan, Scott and Kurt all have college degrees in education.    

Award Amount: $400

Scholarship Requirements:  

  • Must be a graduating senior from a LaGrange County public high school. 
  • Must be a legal resident of LaGrange or Steuben counties.  
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year accredited college, university or trade school. 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Olivia Bay Lemings Memorial Scholarship

Olivia Bay Lemings was an extraordinary young woman and an outstanding athlete. One of only five freshman to make the varsity basketball team since the opening of Lakeland High School in 1965, she was a friend to all who knew her. Following her passing as a sophomore in 1996, Olivia’s family, with help from the LaGrange County Community Foundation Board of Directors, established this scholarship as a memorial and an encouragement to female students at Lakeland High School to pursue academics, good citizenship and the sport that Olivia loved.    

Award Amount: $1000    

Scholarship Requirements:  

  • Must be a graduating female senior from Lakeland High School. 
  • Must have played basketball all four years of high school.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university. 

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Olive B. Cole Foundation Scholarship

Since the early 1960s, the Olive B. Cole Foundation has generously granted funding that has significantly benefited the quality of life in Noble County and surrounding communities. In 2007, the foundation extended its scholarship program to include LaGrange County. In 2007, the Foundation extended its scholarship program to include LaGrange County. This scholarship may be renewable if minimum cumulative GPA and other reporting requirements are met during college career.     

Award Amount: Four at $1200 (renewable up to three years)    

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from a LaGrange County public high school.
  • Must be a legal resident of LaGrange County.
  • Must rank in the top 50 percentile of his or her graduating class based on cumulative GPA.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or trade school.
  • Application must include a signed letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, coach or other non-related adult.

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Paul and Marian Krebs Scholarship

The intent of the Paul and Marian Krebs Scholarship is to provide educational support to a Lakeland High School graduate who is entering the field of study of education, music, religion or medicine - including nursing.

Award Amount: $1000  

Scholarship Requirements:  

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School. 
  • Must plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college or university to pursue a two or four-year degree program in education, music, religion or medicine - including nursing.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Peggy Messer Memorial Scholarship 

Strong, caring, giving, supportive are all words that may come to mind or that you may hear when describing Peggy Messer. Peggy was an influential individual throughout the Prairie Heights Community and this scholarship has been formed to allow her legacy to live on for years to come. She and her husband, along with numerous others, were impactful in the organization of what is now the Stroh Little League. Peggy loved spending time watching all of her children and grandchildren play baseball and softball. Peggy also valued the importance of education, with this scholarship, her family and friends know she would be honored to be assisting a young person in the furthering of their education.

Award Amount: $300

Scholarship Requirements:  

  • Must be a graduating senior from Prairie Heights High School.
  • Must have participated in softball/baseball for at least one year in high school. Managers are eligible to apply.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Applicant must include three (3) reference letters from the following categories: academic letter of good character; athletic letter of good character/sportsmanship; any other outside source that can attest to good character.

Applies to students attending: Prairie Heights

 


 

Perkins Family Scholarship

Miles S. and Judith Perkins have always been avid benefactors of the LaGrange County Community Foundation and especially the Community Foundation's ongoing work in supporting educational opportunities for the youth of this community. A founding member of the Community Foundation Board of Directors, Mr. Perkins continues to advise and mentor its leadership. Through this scholarship opportunity for Prairie Heights graduating seniors, Mr. and Mrs. Perkins again reaffirm their enduring commitment to the Community Foundation mission and importance of continuing education.

Award Amount: $1000

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Prairie Heights High School. 
  • Must be planning to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Must submit copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report with application. 

Applies to students attending: Prairie Heights

 


 

Prairie Heights Band Scholarship

Following a community fundraising effort, a fund was started by the Prairie Heights Band Boosters at the LaGrange County Community Foundation. The scholarship was established to support the educational goals of young people who have persevered in their efforts to pursue their musical interests and abilities through band. 

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Prairie Heights High School. 
  • Must have been enrolled in band for a minimum of three years of high school (Participation must be recorded on the applicant’s official school transcript).   
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited a four-year college or university.

Applies to students attending: Prairie Heights

 


 

Prairie Heights Scholarship

The Prairie Heights Scholarship was initially established as the Dollars for Scholars fund to support PH graduates. In 2013 it became the Prairie Heights Scholarship maintaining the purpose of supporting educational scholarships for students meeting the below criteria. This scholarship may be renewable if minimum cumulative GPA and other reporting requirements are met during the college career.

Award Amount: $1000

Scholarship Requirements:   

  • Must be a graduating senior from Prairie Heights High School.  
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or trade school.

Applies to students attending: Prairie Heights

 


 

Prairie Heights Student Council Leadership Scholarship

In 1999, the students of Prairie Heights High School established this scholarship fund to recognize student council members who have made significant contributions to their school and community.

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Prairie Heights High School. 
  • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must have served in a Student Council leadership role for a minimum for two years.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or trade school.

Applies to students attending: Prairie Heights

 


 

Schlemmer Scholarship

The Schlemmer family established the Schlemmer Scholarship in 2000 to provide financial support for higher education costs for Lakeland High School graduating seniors who are pursuing either college or trade school education.

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or trade school.  

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who are highly motivated and have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or applicants who are highly motivated, but not at the top of the graduating class as measured by GPA.

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Stan Anderson Memorial Golf Scholarship

Stan Anderson, father of Panther golfers, Jared, Tyler, Austin, and Casey Anderson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on December 29, 2006 and passed away on March 23, 2007.  Stan was the assistant Prairie Heights Middle School golf coach for several years and, with the assistance of Jim Grider, coached the varsity girls golf team in 2005 and 2006. Stan loved young people and enjoyed teaching them the game of golf.

Award Amount: $500

Scholarship Requirements:  

  • Must be a graduating senior from Prairie Heights High School.
  • Must be planning to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. 
  • Must have played golf in the Prairie Heights golf program for a minimum of two years.

Applies to students attending: Prairie Heights

 


 

Terry Schmidt Basketball Scholarship

Michelle and Terry Schmidt, the late President of the LaGrange County Community Foundation Board of Directors, established the Schmidt Basketball Scholarship in 1999 to encourage male athletes at Lakeland High School to excel in the classroom as well as on the basketball court. Many donations were received to the endowment fund for this scholarship following Terry’s untimely death in 2004.  

Award Amount: $500 (renewable up to three years)

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School. 
  • Must have participated in basketball all years of high school.
  • Must be recommended in writing by the Lakeland High School varsity boys basketball coach.    
  • Must display high academic ability as measured by GPA.
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year college, university or trade school.   

Applies to students attending: Lakeland

 


 

Virgil and Florence Hardin Memorial Scholarship

Before their separate passing, in, respectively, 1996 and 2000, Virgil and Florence Hardin had shared 54 years of marriage and a profound commitment through their careers and their philanthropic work to LaGrange County. With that same sense of commitment, this memorial scholarship was established to support individuals pursuing a career in the health care field.  

Award: $500

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of LaGrange County.
  • Must be a graduating high school senior, a high school graduate or a LaGrange County resident who has completed a GED. This scholarship is open to home school seniors and graduates.
  • Must have experience and/or internship in the health care field. 
  • Must plan full-time enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or trade school in the health care field.
  • Must be pursuing a career in the health care field.

Applies to students attending: Any

 


 

Waddell Scholarship

This scholarship is based upon the final wishes of LaGrange County resident, Marjorie Waddell. It encourages and gives significant priority to the study and pursuit of a professional career as a newspaper reporter. However, applicants are not limited to this career path and may be considered for an award in its absence. The selection process may require an interview. 

Award Amount: $1000 (renewable up to three years)

Scholarship Requirements:   

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lakeland High School.
  • Must plan to attend a nationally and regionally accredited four-year college or university in full-time pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in their chosen field.

Applies to students attending: Lakeland