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This document lists the eligibility requirements for graduating high school seniors.

This is 16 pages long. This is not a locked doc and may be printed in individual pages.

www.AdamsCountyFoundation.org / accf@adamscountyfoundation.org

Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF)

Details for Scholarship Requirement
for graduating high school students

Traditional student scholarship applications are due by: 4:00* pm the first Thursday in February of each awarding year

(no exceptions – even if schools are closed due to inclement weather, etc – please plan accordingly)
Scholarships (and eligibility requirements): applications available: www.AdamsCountyFoundation.org

There are several scholarships awarded through the Adams County Community Foundation. On the application Check-Off Sheet submitted, please ‘check’ the scholarships for which you are eligible (this can be obtained at your high school guidance department). Also, be sure to include the Supplemental Eligibility Sheet (also available at your guidance office). The ‘Supplemental’ helps the committees who are following the instructions of scholarships with special requests.

To be eligible, each applicant must submit the 2016 Adams County Community Foundation scholarship application for Traditional students (graduating seniors).

Exception: Trades Application / 2- year degree application: This scholarship application is fewer pages than the 4-year student. This may be obtained at the student’s guidance department or by emailing the ACCF to request this form

Multiple copies: Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and submit the correct number of applications to the ACCF, 102 N. 2nd Street, Decatur, IN 46733. Supplemental materials (essays, proof of attendance, and proof of military association) may be turned in until 4:00 pm the second Thursday in February.

These 15 pages are not a locked document. You may copy individual pages if needed.



New in 2015: numerous new scholarship opportunities are listed, depending upon the committee; this listed scholarship may be awarded in 2016.

Supplemental Material proof: Arven, American Legion, Post #43 (Decatur) and American Legion, Post #468 (Berne), Decatur Vol. Fire Department, Meshberger/LICA, Smith Bros of Berne /

Nick Taylor / Essay: Trooper Elson, Bryan Miller, (the) Nut Tree Reading, Officer Wyss. These are due: by 4:00*pm the 2nd Thursday in February.

The ‘supplemental materials’ refer to the essays, proof of association, etc. This supplemental material may be submitted on the same day as the application; however, please have this material separate from the application as these will be provided to different scholarship committees. Likewise, these essays (Elson, Miller, Nut Tree, Wyss) and proof of military association (Arven, American Legions), proof of employee association (Meshberger/LICA) may be submitted up to seven days later after the application due date.

These items may be put into a single large envelope and brought in to the ACCF or deposited into the mail slot of the ACCF, Madison St. door. Please paperclip like-essays together.


For Your Information (FYI):

When reviewing these scholarship descriptions, the following abbreviations and definitions are commonly used: ACCF: Adams County Community Foundation / A.C.: Adams Central / N.A.: North Adams (Bellmont High School) / S.A.: South Adams. If you have any questions, please call the ACCF at: 260.724-3939 or email: ACCF@AdamsCountyFoundation.org



4:00 pm/ Time: The common-time used will be the Decatur Bank and Trust Co./ First Merchant’s recorded call-in time/temp (724-1234) measured by the U. S. Atomic Clock. The ACCF will not accept late applications. In 2011 Adams County experienced a severe ice / snow storm. Many schools in Adams County and the surrounding areas were closed. The due date was not extended. Please plan for circumstances such as this.

Scholarship details are listed by: Title of Scholarship, Eligibility and Student requirements: / Number/Amt awarded in 2015: / Scholarship will be awarded based on: / Who selects the scholarship recipients


* This asterisk means the amount of each scholarship award is subject to change as the amount of the scholarship award is determined by the rate-of-return on investments of the previous year. Exception Lilly Scholarship (p. 2).
Designated scholarship committees will review the applications which the student has indicated he/she is eligible. If a student has any questions about the scholarship requirements beyond these instructions, please contact your high school guidance office or the ACCF office.

The scholarships are listed in this order of eligibility: 1. All Adams County Students eligibility pages: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6



2. Adams Central and North Adams eligibility pages: 6, 7, 8

3. Adams Central and South Adams eligibility pages: 9,

4. Adams Central eligibility pages: 9, 10

5. North Adams eligibility pages: 10, 11, 12, 13

6. South Adams eligibility pages: 13, 14, 15, 16
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All Adams County Students – graduating high school seniors, eligibility



Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015:

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee




All Adams Co. students

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS)




Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from an accredited high school in Adams Co

* plans to complete a baccalaureate in four years (8 semesters) from an accredited Indiana college or university

* GPA minimum is 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

* SAT minimum: 900 (math, reading scores only)

One renewable scholarship

2015: Ball State: $40,000
full tuition and required fees for eight semesters (student must be full-time status)

$900 yearly stipend for books and

necessary materials (max: 4 years)

This very desirable scholarship covers full tuition and fees to a state or independent college in Indiana (only).


Note: the LECS scholarship does not cover room / board.

ACCF Scholarship Application + Interview


The ACCF Scholarship Committee





All Adams Co. students

Affordable Housing Assoc Indiana (AHAIN)



Ralph Biggs Memorial Scholarship


Student must (be):
* a resident of Indiana / graduating senior from an accredited high school (this scholarship is open to all of Indiana)
* student lives in an AHAIN housing


1 (non-renewable) / $1,000*



ACCF Scholarship Application


Interesting note: This scholarship may be awarded to a Traditional, On-Track (O-T), or NonTraditional (N-T) student.


ACCF / AHAIN application and housing location of residence.

This scholarship has a special application process. If you feel you qualify, please contact the ACCF for details.



The AHAIN Scholarship Committee+ ACCF Representative





All Adams Co. students
Andy and Bessie Appelman Scholarship


Student must (be):

* Adams Co. resident / graduating senior from an Adams County High School

* Will attend an accredited college this fall

* Priority is given to students with

association with West End Restaurant


1 (non-renewable) / $1,000 each ($500 per semester)


ACCF Scholarship Application and Association West End Employee (as a current or former employee)





ACCF Scholarship Application + Personnel associated West End
Due date for proof of association: by 4:00 the 2nd Thursday in February

The Appelman Scholarship Committee + ACCF Representative





New in 2014

All Adams Co. students



David Baily Memorial Vocational Scholarship


Student must (be):

* Adams Co. resident / graduating senior from an Adams County High School / GED

* Plans to attend an accredited 2-year college in the fall

1 (non-renewable) / $500




Priority is given, but not limited to:


Mechanical / Vocational majors


ACCF Application

and students planning to major in automotive / truck study and repair


The David Baily Scholarship Committee and the ACCF Scholarship Committee




All Adams Co. students

Adams County Coon Hunters Scholarship


Outdoor Sports interest


Student must (be):

Priority is given, but not limited to:

* a resident of Adams County (living in the Adams County School district)
* student has shown interest in outdoors

sports such as hunting, trapping, shooting

sports, etc

1 (non-renewable) / $500




Priority is given, but not limited to: majors that best represent the spirit of this scholarship



ACCF Application and student’s interest in outdoor shooting / hunting sports



The ACCF Scholarship Committee


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All Adams County Students – graduating high school seniors (cont)


Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015:

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee



All Adams Co. students

Decatur Dental Services (DDS)


majoring in the dental / healthcare field


Student must (be):
* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from an accredited high school in Adams County

* plans to major in a dental-related field of

study

2 non-renewable scholarships:


$500 each


This scholarship is awarded to Adams County (and Wells County) students.


Student’s major field of study: dental / healthcare


The DDS Scholarship Committee (dentists at the DDS facility)





All Adams Co. students

Ehrman Memorial Vocational Scholarship

(fund located at the Wells County Foundation)




Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from an accredited high school in Adams County

* Presently (or plans) to attend an accredited college to earn a vocational / 2 year-degree

* Financial need is reviewed



12 total (non-renewable) / $500

(4) A.C.

(4) N.A.


(4) S.A.

This scholarship may be awarded to an alumni (a student currently in college) from each of these schools as well.


This scholarship is awarded to Adams County (and Wells County) students.

* Students may be eligible either by submitting an ACCF application or an ACCF Nomination application.

This scholarship is issued through the Wells County Foundation; however, applications are

accepted at the ACCF

ACCF Application: 2 or 4 year degree application will be considered.




The ACCF & Wells County Comm. Foundation Scholarship Committees





All Adams Co. students

Trooper Cory Elson Memorial Scholarship

Essay required


Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from an accredited high school in Adams County

* student plans to attend an accredited college or university in the fall

* priority is given but not limited to: plans to major in a community service field

* Complete the essay requirement.

1 (non-renewable) / $700*




Required composition:

Trooper Cory Elson

essay required

(see essay requirements below)




ACCF Scholarship Application + Trooper Cory Elson essay

(see essay requirements below)



The Trooper Cory Elson Scholarship Committee





Trooper Cory Elson Memorial Scholarship essay requirement

Essay Requirements:

Student must submit 6 copies (total) of the essay to the Foundation. Submit essays separate from your application.

Length / Font: maximum two pages, double spaced, margins: 1” / 12 (maximum), 10 (minimum)

Author: Student’s name, high school, and anticipated college in the upper right corner.

Essay title: Trooper Cory Elson Memorial Scholarship (centered)

Due: by 4:00 pm the 2nd Thursday in February (late essays will not be considered)

* What is community service

* How have you participated in community service, (and)

* How has this community service impacted you?

In this essay, please give personal illustration(s) of how your life (or attitude) resembles these topics given. – max. two pages.



All Adams Co. students New in 2015

4-H / Four-H

Scholarship


Student must (be):

Adams County resident / Adams County high school

Outstanding 4-H member - Final / 10th year

1 (non-renewable) /

First time award: $TBA

ACCF Scholarship Application + 4-H involvement. Summer award during the 4-H Fair



ACCF Scholarship Application and 4-H involvement


The 4-H Scholarship Committee + ACCF representative




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All Adams County Students – graduating high school seniors (cont)



Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015:

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee



All Adams Co. students

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

majoring in the healthcare field



Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from an accredited high school in Adams County

* plan to complete a degree in the health-care field from an accredited college or university

typically

6 (non-renewable)

Scholarships each: $350 - $500

(2) A.C.

(2) N.A.


(2) S.A.

This scholarship is awarded to Adams County students majoring in the healthcare field.


Financial need is considered

ACCF Scholarship Application and the student’s major


* Student has worked or volunteered at a health care (or related) facility (priority is given but not limited to)

The ACCFoundation Scholarship Committee





All Adams Co. students

Knights of Columbus

Scholarship

Association with the local Catholic Church




Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams or Wells County / graduating senior from an accredited h.s.

* Presently (or plans) to attend an accredited college

* Male student who is a practicing Catholic priority is given but not limited to a member (or intends to join) the Knights of Columbus


1 (non-renewable) / $500*



ACCF Scholarship Application


Interesting note: This scholarship may be awarded to a Traditional, On-Track (O-T), or NonTraditional (N-T) student.

ACCF Scholarship Application and the community involvement


* Demonstrate involvement in the Catholic Church and his community

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Committee+ ACCF Representative





All Adams Co. students

New in 2015

(Doyle & Anna) Lehman Family Scholarship




Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / priority is given to a SA senior

* priority is given to major in a vocational field of study

1 (non-renewable) /


First time award 2015: $500

This scholarship is awarded to Adams County student. Priority: SA (but also may be awarded to AC or NA student)


Student’s major field of study: vocational study / education, vocational-technical


The Lehman Family Scholarship Committee

+ ACCF Representative




All Adams Co. students

Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, LHSN, Class of 1970 Scholarship


Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from an accredited high school in Adams County

* plan to complete a degree in the health-care field from an accredited college or university

* Student has worked or volunteered at a health care (or related) facility (priority is given but not limited to)


1 (non-renewable) / $500*



This scholarship is awarded to an Adams County student majoring in the healthcare field.

Priority is nursing majors.

ACCF Scholarship Application


The LHSN, Class of 1970 Scholarship Committee





All Adams Co. students

4-H / Mark P. Merkel Scholarship

4-H involvement required



Student must (be):

Adams County resident / Adams County high school or home school graduating senior


Outstanding 4-H member - Final year

priority is given but not limited: Plans to attend Purdue, W. Lafayette, IN


1 (non-renewable) / $300*



ACCF Scholarship Application + 4-H involvement



ACCF Scholarship Application and 4-H involvement


The Mark P. Merkel Scholarship Committee





All Adams Co. students

Meshberger / LICA Scholarship


Student must (be):

* Adams Co. resident / graduating senior from an Adams County High School

* Will attend an accredited college this fall

* Priority: students majoring in engineering

* association with a Meshberger / LICA

* Please submit one copy of proof of Meshberger/LICA association.



6 (non-renewable) / $2,500 each ($1,250 per semester)

(2) A.C.


(2) N.A.

(2) S.A.

Proof of Assoc. forms are available at the high school guidance office or:

www.AdamsCountyFoundation.org



ACCF Scholarship Application and supplemental material showing proof of

Meshberger / LICA

Employee Association
Due date for proof of association: by 4:00 the 2nd Thursday in February

ACCF Scholarship Application + Personnel associated with LICA / Meshberger


The Meshberger / LICA Scholarship Committee + ACCF Representative



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All Adams County Students – graduating high school seniors (cont)


Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015:

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee



All Adams Co. students

James Rumple Memorial Scholarship

Major: vocational field of study



Student must (be):

* Adams Co. resident / graduating senior from an Adams County High School / GED

* Plans to attend an accredited 2-year college in the fall

* Priority is given (but not limited to): major: vocational education to pursue a job in a vocational area


3 (non-renewable) / $300- 400

(1) A.C.

(1) N.A.


(1) S.A.
Nomination forms are available through the student’s guidance office or by emailing the ACCF to request this form

All seniors who are interested in earning a vocational / 2-year degree qualify.


Submit: An ACCF scholarship application or ACCF Nomination Application

ACCF Scholarship Application + student’s major



The James Rumple Family Scholarship Committee+ ACCF Representative






All Adams Co. students

Dennis & Sylvia Scheumann Scholarship

Major: vocational field of study



Student must (be):

* Adams Co. resident / graduating senior from an Adams County High School / GED

* Plans to attend an accredited 2-year college in the fall

* Priority is given (but not limited to): major: vocational education to pursue a job in a vocational area or Healthcare


1 (non-renewable) / $500


Nomination forms are available through the student’s guidance office or by emailing the ACCF to request this form

All seniors who are interested in earning a vocational / 2-year degree qualify.


Submit: An ACCF scholarship application or ACCF Nomination Application

ACCF Scholarship Application + student’s major



The Scheumann Family Scholarship Committee+ ACCF Representative





All Adams Co. students

New in 2014

Nick Taylor Memorial Scholarship / sponsored by:

Smith Brothers Furniture

essay required

Student must (be):

*a resident of Adams County and / or a graduating senior from an accredited high school in Adams, Allen, Jay or Wells Counties / Ohio: Mercer, Van Wert Counties


*student plans to attend an accredited college or university in the fall

3 (non-renewable) $1,000*

($500.00 per semester / 2 sem)


  1. N.A.

  2. S.A.


Proof of Assoc. with Smith Bros Furniture AND Essay required for consideration


Nick Taylor essay required

(see essay requirements below)
Priority is given to students who have proof of association with Smith Brothers Furniture

ACCF Scholarship Application + Nick Taylor essay

(see essay requirements below)

The Nick Taylor / Smith Brothers Furniture committee + ACCF Scholarship Committee



Smith Brothers Furniture / Nick Taylor Memorial Scholarship essay requirement

Essay Requirements:

Student must submit 6 copies (total) of the essay to the Foundation. Submit essays separate from your application.

Length / Font: maximum two pages, double spaced, margins: 1” / 12 (maximum), 10 (minimum)

Author: Student’s name, high school, and anticipated college in the upper right corner.

Essay title: Nike Taylor Memorial Scholarship (centered)

Due: by 4:00 pm the 2nd Thursday in February (late essays will not be considered)


Note to applicant: When evaluating the Nick Taylor essays, the selection committee will look for the description of behavior or the lifestyle of the applicant. The scholarship committee will review how an applicant handled a situation and/or how the applicant possesses one or more of the key qualities and values admired in Nick Taylor. Applicants may choose to address and give examples using one or two of the following qualities/values:
Served Others: Nick worked hard while serving others. He was selfless and giving. He did not seek undue recognition for his kindness and compassion for others.

Strong Faith: Nick had an attitude that shared his commitment to God and devotion to his faith.

Dedicated to Family: Nick’s family was a top priority, and he loved them infinitely. He treasured every minute with them.

In this essay, please give personal illustration(s) of how your life resembles Nick’s, and /or an example of how your attitude, and / or life experiences best parallels these endearing values described. For a completed essay, please address only one or two virtues in your essay – max. two pages.




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All Adams County Students – graduating high school seniors (cont)



All Adams Co. students

Officer Jerry Wyss Memorial Scholarship

essay required

Student must (be):

*a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from an accredited high school in Adams County


*student plans to attend an accredited college or university in the fall

1 (non-renewable) $1,500*

($750.00 per semester / 2 sem)

Officer Jerry Wyss essay required

(see essay requirements below)

ACCF Scholarship Application + Officer Jerry Wyss essay

(see essay requirements below)

The Wyss Scholarship committee + ACCF Scholarship Committee




Officer Jerry Wyss Memorial Scholarship essay requirement

Essay Requirements:

Student must submit 6 copies (total) of the essay to the Foundation. Submit essays separate from your application.

Length / Font: maximum two pages, double spaced, margins: 1” / 12 (maximum), 10 (minimum)

Author: Student’s name, high school, and anticipated college in the upper right corner.

Essay title: Officer Jerry Wyss Memorial Scholarship (centered)

Due: by 4:00 pm the 2nd Thursday in February (late essays will not be considered)


Note to applicant: When evaluating the Officer Jerry Wyss essays, the selection committee will look for the description of behavior or the lifestyle of the applicant. The scholarship committee will review how an applicant handled a situation and/or how the applicant possesses one or more of the key qualities and values admired in Jerry Wyss. Applicants may choose to address and give examples using one or two of the following qualities/values:

Hard-working: Jerry worked hard in every thing he did. He did not shy away from hard work, and he did not seek undue recognition or sympathy for it; Jerry’s perseverance paid off for him on many occasions.

Positive Outlook: Jerry had an attitude that integrated fun into everything he did, whether it was work or play. He made hard work enjoyable, recreation was pleasant, and he remained upbeat and didn’t dwell so such matters when things did not go his way.

Loyalty: Jerry was a loyal friend that could always be depended on to jump into action, even if it was inconvenient for him (outside of work) or dangerous for him (while on duty). He would not betray the trust between friends.

Dedicated to Family: Jerry’s family was at the top of his life and he loved them fiercely. He looked forward to every minute spent with them, and would conscientiously look after extended family members.

In this essay, please give personal illustration(s) of how your work ethic resembles Jerry’s, and /or an example of how your attitude, and / or life experiences best parallels these endearing values describing Jerry’s qualities. For a completed essay, please address only one or two virtues in your essay – max. two pages.



All Adams County Students – Note, this Scholarship is not limited to Adams County






New in 2016: Paul W. Zurcher Memorial Scholarship

Instructions and Information for the Z Fund Scholarship (this proof of association is included in the application)

Applicants will show how they live out Paul’s Nine Commitments (see application) through school, church or community activities, work experience, or family involvement. Applicants must show a connection to the Best-One Tire & Service group (Best-One employee or employee’s spouse/child/dependent). Scholarships may be awarded to students seeking two- or four-year degrees or post-secondary vocational training.
To access the Paul W. Zurcher application: www.AdamsCountyFoundation.org / Scholarships / the ‘Z’ Fund application (this is an electronic submission)


2015-2016 Two Adams County Schools

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Adams Central and North Adams eligibility (specifically)


Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015: :

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee



AC / NA students

American Legion

Post #43

Scholarship

Military Association



Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior: Adams Central / North Adams H.S.

* applicant is a Military Veteran’s descendent and an American Legion, Post #43, Auxiliary, or SAL descendent*Please submit one copy of proof of military association separate from your application.

1 (non-renewable) / $500*


Proof of Assoc. forms are available at the high school guidance office or:

www.AdamsCountyFoundation.org



Applicant is an American Legion, Post #43, Auxiliary, or SAL descendent.



ACCF Application + required material submitted


The American Legion, Post #43 Scholarship Committee





AC / NA students

Dixie (Harvey) Arven Memorial Scholarship

Military Association



Student must (be):

*a resident of Adams County / graduating senior: Adams Central / North Adams H.S.


* applicant is a Military Veteran’s descendent

*Please submit one copy of proof of military association separate from your application.


1 (non-renewable) / $500*


Proof of Assoc forms are available at the students guidance office or by emailing the ACCF to request this form.


Applicant is a Military Veteran’s descendent

ACCF Application + required material submitted



The Dixie (Harvey) Arven Scholarship Committee




AC / NA students

Barkley - Pettibone Scholarship


Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior: Adams Central / North Adams H.S.

* Will attend an accredited college this fall

* note: there are two separate eligibility requirements listed


2 scholarships awarded: $500

(1) AC

(1) NA



Priority is given but not limited to:

AC: high academics, financial need is reviewed

NA: high academics, recognized athlete

ACCF Application





AC: The Barkley-Pettibone Sch. Comm + AC administration

NA: The Barkley-Pettibone Sch. Comm + NA administration





AC / NA students

Decatur Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship

Community Association



Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior: Adams Central / North Adams H.S.

* plans to attend an accredited college in fall Priority is given but not limited to: a descendent or associated with community service personnel. Ex: Fire Depart, Police Depart, Emergency / EMS Department descendent

2 (non-renewable) / $500*

(1) AC

(1) NA
Proof of Assoc. forms are available at the high school guidance office or:



www.AdamsCountyFoundation.org

.

Student’s class attendance is reviewed

Student’s financial status is reviewed

Please submit one copy of proof of community service association.

ACCF Application + required material submitted



DVFD Scholarship Committee selects top candidates while ACCF Scholarship Committee makes final selection.



AC / NA students

Master’s Heating & Cooling /

Mark Bulmahn

Scholarship


Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior: Adams Central / North Adams H.S.

* Will attend an accredited college this fall


1 (non-renewable) scholarship/

no award in 2015

In 2016: $400

Nomination forms are available at the student’s guidance office or by emailing the ACCF


Plans to attend an accredited vocational or 2-year college in the fall



ACCF Application: 2 or 4 year degree application will be considered.



The ACCF Scholarship Committee







AC / NA students

Bryan Miller Memorial Scholarship

Community Association



essay required

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior: Adams Central / North Adams H.S.

* plans to attend an accredited college in fall

* Complete the essay requirement


Multiple awards in 2015:

3 (non-renewable) / $1,000* each,

(1) AC


(2) NA



Priority is given but not limited to: Community Service involvement

(see essay requirements below)



ACCF Application and essay review

Student’s involvement in their church, youth group, and student has shown strong moral values

The Bryan Miller family + ACCF representatives




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Bryan James Miller Memorial Scholarship essay requirement

Essay Requirements:

Student must submit 6 copies (total) of the essay to the Foundation. Submit essays separate from your application.

Length / Font: maximum two pages, double spaced, margins: 1” / 12 (maximum), 10 (minimum)

Author: Student’s name, high school, and anticipated college in the upper right corner.

Essay title: Bryan James Miller Memorial Scholarship (centered)

Due: by 4:00 pm the 2nd Thursday in February (late essays will not be considered)


Note to applicant: When evaluating the Bryan James Miller essays, the selection committee will look for the description of behavior or the lifestyle of the applicant. The scholarship committee will review how an applicant handled a situation and/or how the applicant possesses one or more of the key qualities and values admired in Bryan. Applicants may choose to address and give examples using one or two of the following qualities/values:

Faith: Bryan had a very strong faith and was involved in his church’s youth ministry programs. Give an example of how your faith has impacted your life.

Honesty: Bryan’s strong morals and integrity were admirable. Give an example of an experience you had that questioned your honesty, but you made a good choice to exercise honesty & integrity.

Humor: Bryan’s friends often shared stories of Bryan’s humor and wit. Courteous or polite humor is a trait often appreciated. Describe an example of an incident where you exercised good-taste

in a humorous situation.

Family and friends: Bryan’s was very close to his family and friends. Rarely would he be alone. He loved his parents, sister, grandparents and friends. His family treasured the time they spent together.


In this essay, please give personal illustration(s) of how your life resembles Bryan’s, and /or an example of how your attitude, and / or life experiences best parallels these endearing values describing Bryan’s qualities. For a completed essay, please address only one or two virtues in your essay – max. two pages.
Adams Central and North Adams eligibility (continued)



Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015:

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee



AC / NA students

New in 2015

Decatur Optimist Club Scholarship

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County (living in the AC or NA School districts) / graduating senior from AC or NA High School

* Major: Vocational / 2-year degree


2 (non-renewable) /

First time award: $TBA

A scholarship will be awarded to

an AC and NA senior

Major: Vocational / 2-year degree




ACCF Application


The Optimist Scholarship

Committee + ACCF representative




AC / NA students

New in 2015

Medford and Shirley Smith

Scholarship

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County (student has attended St. Joseph School, Decatur) / graduating senior from AC or NA High School

1 (non-renewable) /

First time award: $TBA

St. Joseph Alumni

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Plans to attend an Indiana 2- or 4-year college



ACCF Application


The Smith Scholarship

Committee + ACCF representative




AC / NA students

Elizabeth

Liz’ Souder Memorial Scholarship


Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County (living in the AC or NA School districts) / graduating senior from AC or NA High School

* Major: Education or Journalism


1 (non-renewable) / $500


Major: Education / Journalism


New this year: a scholarship to be awarded to an AC and NA senior

ACCF Application


The Liz Souder Scholarship

Committee + ACCF representative




AC / NA students

New in 2015

Richard ‘Hap’ Sprunger Memorial Scholarship

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County (living in the AC, NA School districts) / graduating senior from A.C. or N.A. High Schools

AC and NA eligible

1 (non-renewable) /

First time award: $TBA

Major: Vocational occupation / 2-year degree

Has experienced or overcome hardship

ACCF Application


The Sprunger Family Scholarship

Committee + ACCF representative



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Adams Central and South Adams eligibility (specifically):


Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015:

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee


All Adams Co. students New in 2015

Kelly J. Zeser Memorial Scholarship

Student must (be):

*a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from an accredited high school in Adams County.


Major: field of creative arts and design

1 (non-renewable) /


First time award: $500.


Priority is given to an AC senior with NA (or SA) also considered



ACCF Scholarship Application + major:

drawing, fashion design, interior design, or fine arts and majors associated with visual or preforming arts)



The Zeser Scholarship committee + ACCF Scholarship Committee




A.C. Students only
Katelyn Gilbert Memorial Scholarship

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County (living in the AC/SA School district) / graduating senior from AC or SA High School

* Major: Education (health care may be considered)

1 (non-renewable) / $500.




Student plans to attend college this coming fall
Student financial need is reviewed

ACCF Application



The Gilbert Family + ACCF representative




AC / SA students
Nut Tree Reading Scholarship

essay required

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior: Adams Central / South Adams H.S.

* plans to attend an accredited college in fall

2 (non-renewable) / $500.

AC: $500

SA: $500


Priority is given to: students who have shown reading has impacted their lives.

Essay reviewed


ACCF Application and essay

(topic below)

The Nut Tree Scholarship Committee + ACCF representatives






(the) Nut Tree Reading Scholarship essay requirement

Essay Requirements:

Student must submit 6 copies (total) of the essay to the Foundation. Submit essays separate from your application.

Length / Font: maximum two pages, double spaced, margins: 1” / 12 (maximum), 10 (minimum)

Author: Student’s name, high school, and anticipated college in the upper right corner … Specifically, upper right side.

Essay title: How Reading Has Impacted My Life (centered) …..... Specifically, centered

Due: by 4:00 pm the 2nd Thursday in February (late essays will not be considered)


For example, (but not limited to): You may opt to use these suggestions only to springboard into the topic of your choice

1. Have you learned a life’s lesson through your reading experiences? If yes, how?

2. Was there a book you read that you felt compelled to share with a friend? If yes, what book and why.

3. Has reading helped you to form the educational goals you have set for yourself? If yes, how?

4. What books draw your attention? Why?

Note to applicant: When evaluating The Nut Tree Reading essays, the selection committee will look for the applicant’s description of behavior or the lifestyle as it relates to the applicant’s reading.

In this essay, please give personal illustration(s) of how your life has been impacted by reading. For a completed essay, please address only one or two examples in your essay – max. two pages.



2015-2016 Individual Adams County Schools
Adams Central eligibility

Adams Central students are reminded that they are to submit the ACCF scholarship application to be eligible for these AC scholarships. Adams Central Scholarship Committee requires a separate application for scholarships as determined by the Adams Central Scholarship committee (with a different due date). Be sure to contact the AC Guidance office for details.


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Adams Central eligibility continued



Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015:

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee



A.C. students only

Carolyn Donaghy Memorial Scholarship

Taylor University



Student must (be):

Priority is given, but limited to:

* a resident of Adams County (living in the Adams Central School district)
* student will attend Taylor U. in the fall

1 (non-renewable) /

$1,000.00

Taylor University student


ACCF Application



The ACCF Scholarship Committee




A.C. Students only
Encore Scholarship (memory of

Theodore Heller)



Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from Adams Central High School


Priority given but not limited to: applicant plans to major in the Performing Arts: Music, Vocal, Instrumental, Drama in the fall

1 (non-renewable) / $350*


Priority is given, but not limited to: Music / Vocal / Instrumental/ Drama



ACCF Application + student’s involvement in performance events



The Encore Scholarship Committee + ACCF representatives






A.C. Students only
John A. Geimer Memorial Scholarship

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County (living in the Adams Central School district) / graduating senior from A.C. High School



1 (non-renewable) / $500



Priority major: Music, Communications, Political Science, U.S History



ACCF Application

+ student’s major field of study

The ACCF Scholarship Committee






A.C. Students only
Kipfer Family Memorial Scholarship

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County (living in the Adams Central School district) / graduating senior from A.C. High School

* Major: Education (health care may be considered)

1 (non-renewable) / $500.



In memory of their three children:

Seth (age: 6 months)

Sierria (at birth)

Kayla (age: 11 years)

ACCF Application

+ student’s involvement

in Band and/or 4-H



The Kipfer Family + ACCF representative




North Adams (NA) eligibility

NA students are reminded that they are to submit the ACCF scholarship application to be eligible for these NA scholarships and all other scholarships as determined by the NA Scholarship committee.





Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015:

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee



N.A. Students only
Craig and Sue Anderson Scholarship

Attended Bellmont M.S.




Student must (be):

* Resident of Adams County / graduating senior from NA H.S.

* Former student of Monmouth Elementary School / Bellmont Middle School

* Will attend an accredited college this fall


1 (non-renewable) / $500


Plans to major in education

Former Monmouth and / or

Bellmont M.S. student



ACCF Application + major in education


Craig and Sue Anderson + ACCF representative





N.A. Students only
(Travis Bird-John Walther)

Bird-Walther Memorial Scholarship

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from North Adams High School


Priority is given, but not limited to:

* student has worked in the music and / or performing arts field


1 (non-renewable) / $500*



student has worked in the performing arts and / or music field




ACCF Application

+ performance / music involved

The Bird-Walter Family Scholarship Committee + ACCF rep.




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North Adams eligibility (continued)

Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015:

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee


N.A. Students only
Eleanor J. Bressler Memorial Scholarship

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from North Adams High School

student attended St. Joe

Priority is given, but not limited to:

*major: education or healthcare

1 (non-renewable) / $1,100*



Plans to major in education or the healthcare field

Involved: music / dance



ACCF Application


The Eleanor J. Bressler Family Scholarship Committee + ACCF representative




N.A. Students only

New in 2015

(Charlie & Jean Porter)

Brune Engineering Scholarship

Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from North Adams High School

Priority is given:

*major: engineering


1 (non-renewable) /

2015, First time award: $500


major : engineering

Above average GPA



ACCF Application


The Brune Family Scholarship Committee + ACCF representative




N.A. Students only
Fern Dierkes Memorial Nursing Scholarship


Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from North Adams High School

* major: nursing / healthcare

demonstrate financial need



1 (non-renewable) / $350


major: nursing

major: nursing / healthcare




ACCF Application +

Healthcare major, financial need

The ACCF Scholarship Committee






N.A. Students only
Don and Helen Forst Memorial Scholarship

Financial need



Student must (be):
* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from North Adams High School
* demonstrates financial need

9 (some were renewable) /


These are in varying levels of awards $500 - $1,500

Note: This scholarship is based on financial need. Should a Forst scholar be awarded other significant scholarships, the Forst scholarship may be revoked if financial need cannot be shown.



ACCF Application + financial need

This scholarship will be awarded in July by the ACCF office.

The Forst Memorial Scholarship Committee





N.A. Students only
Fruechte Farms Scholarship

formerly:



North Adams Vocational Scholarship

Student must (be):
* Adams Co. resident / graduating senior from the North Adams High School / GED

* Plans to attend an accredited 2-year college in the fall


* Priority is given (but not limited to): major: vocational education to pursue a job in a voc’l area

2 or 3 (non-renewable) / $250


Nomination forms are available through the student’s guidance office or by emailing the ACCF to request this form
Major: Vocational occupation desired

Priority is given (but not limited to) student s majoring in or working toward an Ag related

2-year degree

ACCF Application: 2 or 4 year degree application will be considered.

+ student’s major

Fruechte Farms Scholarship Committee + ACCF Representative





N.A. Students only
Rick Girod Memorial Scholarship

Work ethic reviewed




Student must (be):
* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from North Adams High School
* work ethic is reviewed

1 (non-renewable) / $500.*


Priority is given but not limited to a vocational student




ACCF Application: 2 or 4 year degree application will be considered.



The Rick Girod Memorial Scholarship Committee + ACCF representatives





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North Adams eligibility (continued)


Title of Scholarship

Eligibility and Student requirements

Number / Amount awarded in 2015: :

Special note:

award based on:

scholarship committee



N.A. Students only

New in 2015

Mary Jo Hoffman Scholarship


Student must (be):

* Resident of Adams County / graduating senior from NA H.S.

* Will attend an accredited college this fall

1 (non-renewable) / $TBA


Student has shown financial need necessary to attend a 2 year or 4 year college.



ACCF Application: 2 or 4 year degree application will be considered.



ACCF Scholarship Committee





N.A. Students only

Meghan Hormann Memorial Scholarship


Student must (be):

* a resident of Adams County / graduating senior from North Adams High School


Priority is given, but not limited to:

* student has worked in the music field and/or plans to major (or minor) in music



1 (non-renewable) / $1,000*


student has worked in the music field and/or plans to major (or minor) in music



ACCF Application

+ musically involved

The Meghan Hormann Memorial Scholarship Committee + ACCF rep.





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