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Foundation scholarships now available to students

The Henry County Community Foundation announced Monday that more than 135 scholarships to high school and college students for the 2018-2019 school year are now available.

Interested students should visit www.henry countycf.org to review the criteria for each scholarship.

All scholarships for the Foundation must now be submitted online via the application web site.

Scholarship applications have to be submitted by 5 p.m. March 2.

New Foundation Scholarships

A new scholarship this year is the Janet M. Koger Memorial Scholarship, available to graduating seniors who are Henry County residents. Students must be pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Preference will be given to those with pre-professional AAFCS certification in Education Fundamentals or Early Childhood Education, dual credits and/or those taking Education Careers classes at the New Castle Career Center.

The Detective Sergeant Jim & Libby Mastin Scholarship will award one scholarship to a New Castle High School graduating senior this spring.

Students applying for the scholarship must be currently enrolled in at New Castle High School and be pursuing a two or four year post-secondary degree in forensics, criminology, or criminal justice.

The Mary Louise Modlin Scholarship is also available to New Castle High School graduating seniors and current college students who attend I.U. East part-time or more.

The scholarship gives preference to nontraditional students, or those who have sat out of college for a full year or more.

Also available to students this year is the New Castle-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, which is open to both graduating seniors and current college students.

Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, and be pursuing post-secondary certification, vocational, a two or four year degree, Masters, or Ph.D. program.

To access the online application and see individual scholarship requirements, visit the Foundation website at www.henrycountycf.org.

Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. March 2.

“We are proud to help our Henry County high school students and residents further their education!” said Foundation President Beverly Matthews. “The number of scholarships available continue to grow each year because of the generosity of our donors.”

For more information on the scholarship program, contact the Foundation office at 765-529-2235.

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