Fund Category: Scholarships

Albert A. and Donna Abromson Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1976 by the will of Mrs. Abromson as a memorial to her husband, a local attorney, businessman, and civic leader. The trust is to provide scholarship assistance to qualified graduates of Jay County High School. Category: Scholarships

Matt Aker Memorial Scholarship Fund

The fund was established in 2011 by Brooke Aker in memory of her husband Matt, Chief of the Portland Fire Department, who died in a motorcycle accident in April 2011. The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates with first preference given to graduates of Jay County High School, majoring in Law Enforcement, […]

Michael A. Alig Jay County FFA Memorial Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1991 by the Jay County Chapter of Future Farmers of America. The fund was originally established in 1985 as a memorial to Michael A. Alig. The fund is to provide scholarships to students studying agriculture. Category: Scholarships

Altrusa Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by the Altrusa Club to provide scholarship and other financial assistance to non-traditional students. Category: Scholarships

Robert M. Anderson Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1990 by the Jay County High School Student Council in recognition of Mr. Anderson and his many years of service and commitment to the Jay School Corporation as teacher, principal, and Dean of Students. Category: Scholarships

John L. Armantrout Science Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2008 by John and Mary Armantrout. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates enrolled in a physical and/or biological science program. Category: Scholarships

Janet B. Arnold Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2006 by Richard D. Arnold as a memorial to his wife and her life as an educator, whose career spanned more than 30 years. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree […]

Dr. Ara C. and Gay B. Badders Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Gay B. Badders, a retired teacher, in memory of her husband, a longtime Portland physician. The fund is to provide scholarships to students majoring in medical arts or education. Category: Scholarships

Ruth Whipple Badders Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2007 by Patricia S. McKinley in memory of her mother. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are entering either their junior or senior year in college and are majoring in education. Category: […]

Ferd and Miriam Badt Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was was established in 1977 by the will of Mrs. Badt as a living memorial to her husband and herself. The Badts were owners of Mosler Department Store. Category: Scholarship

Charles Baird Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1970 by the will of Bess M. Baird, Mr. Baird’s sister. They were co-owners of the Baird Funeral Home and civic leaders. Category: Scholarships

James and Florence Baldwin Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the will of Mr. Baldwin, a longtime auto salesman. Mrs. Baldwin worked for a local furniture business. Category: Scholarships

Roberta Kay Beard Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the Jay County High School Earth Watch and Ski Clubs in memory of Ms. Beard, who was killed in an accident at Grand Canyon National Park. The fund is to provide scholarships to students majoring in environmental […]

Howard C. Berry Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1978 by the East Jay Junior High School Student Council in recognition of Mr. Berry’s longtime service as principal of the school. Category: Scholarships

Arnold and Eugenia Beumer Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2009 by Mr. and Mrs. Beumer. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates with preference given to students pursuing a degree in an agriculture related field of study. Category: Scholarships

Jeff and Eileen Bickel Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2011 by George Ronald and Mary Ellen Bickel in memory of their son and daughter-in-law who died in a plane crash in 2003. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who have a grade […]

Blaine United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2009 by the Blaine United Methodist Church. The fund is to provide scholarships for students enrolled in a degree program to become an ordained minister. Category: Scholarships

Luetta J. Bowen Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide support as directed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation for educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two or four year public or private institutions of higher learning.

Alfred and Amy Braddock Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2020 by a trust transfer from First Financial Bank Wealth Management.  The purpose of this scholarship shall be limited to higher educational institutions (college and graduate levels) and may consist of the payment of tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses of education, or such part thereof as the committee […]

Alfred and Amy Braddock Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide scholarships to residents of Jay County, Indiana.  Although scholastic, athletic, and extracurricular records may be considered by the committee in granting scholarships, the committee should consider all other factors which in its opinion indicate the character and personality of a person most likely to benefit and […]

Eric Bricker Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 by the Saint Mary Catholic Church. Eric was killed in an auto accident just weeks before graduation from Jay County High School. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Michelle E. Bruggeman Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing higher education degrees, with preference given to students attending International Business College majoring in Travel and Hospitality, students attending Ivy Tech Community College, and students attending Ball State University majoring in Journalism or Social Work. The fund was established in 2016 by Marie Bruggemen in […]

Bryant High School Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2010 by John and Mary Armantrout. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are descendents of graduates of Bryant High School. Category: Scholarships

Alwyn Carder Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by the will of Mr. Carder. A high school teacher for many years, he was very active in preserving the history of Redkey and Jay County. The fund provides scholarships to students pursuing degrees in architecture, history, or […]

Earl Cartwright Memorial Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1956 by Ethel Cartwright in memory of her husband, an accomplished opera singer and music instructor. Mrs. Cartwright was one of the original Foundation trustees and was a founder of the Portland Forge. Category: Scholarships

Tom Casey JCCT Memorial Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the Jay County Civic Theatre in memory of one of its longtime members. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents interested in advancing their education and/or experience in theatre, music, writing, photography or other […]

Tom Casey Memorial Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by The Graphic Printing Company in memory of its longtime managing editor. The fund is to provide scholarships to students studying journalism or theatre. Category: Scholarships

John L. Chitwood Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1968 by the will of Dr. Chitwood, a dentist in Portland for many years. Category: Scholarships

Church Women United of Jay County Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1989 as a result of the closing of the Church Women United Clothing Center. The fund is to provide scholarships to students seeking vocational training. Category: Scholarships

Joe Scott Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by John Logan in memory of Mr. Clark. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Orda Graves Cook Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1970 by the will of Miss Cook, the daughter of a local insurance family. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Kristan Danae Corwin Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1992 by Kristan’s parents, John and Kathy Corwin. Kristan was a fourth grade student when she was killed in an auto accident in 1991. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates, with preference given […]

Ella and Irene Cunningham Scholarship Fund

Ella and Irene Cunningham Scholarship Fund, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 1995 through the Will of Miss Ella Cunningham, a long time teacher in the Dunkirk schools.  The fund is to provide scholarships to students of the Dunkirk area, later defined to be applicants living within the city limits of Dunkirk.  […]

Sharon Dues Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2013 by Joe Dues as a memorial to his wife. Sharon was a longtime employee of the Jay School Corporation who believed strongly in the importance of education and the benefits it provides for a student’s future. The fund […]

East Central Opportunities, Inc. Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2012 through a gift from East Central Opportunities, Inc. The fund is to provide scholarships to students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the John Jay Center for Learning. Category: Scholarships

Della Elberson Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1967 by the will of Mrs. Elberson. She and her husband Maurice owned Elberson Auto Parts in Portland and were civic leaders in the community. Category: Scholarships

Tyrus Ellingwood Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by Tyrus’ parents, Raymond and Lana Ellingwood. Tyrus was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1994 just days after graduating from Jay County High School. Category: Scholarships

Farmers & Merchants Bank of Bryant, Indiana Scholarship Trust

This scholarship was created in 2020 by a trust transfer from First Financial Bank Wealth Management. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarships to graduates of the Jay County, Indiana, High School for the purpose of obtaining under-graduate education and may consist of the payment of tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses […]

Felts-Hanlin Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2010 by Donald Hanlin in honor of his mother and step-father, Virginia Carol and Manon Felts, and his father, Frederick W. Hanlin. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who have outstanding academic achievement […]

First Bank of Berne Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2011 by the First Bank of Berne. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who intend to study business or a business-related major. Category: Scholarships

Ted C. Fleming and Alma M. Fleming Endowment

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2013 by the Ted Fleming Estate as a memorial to himself and his sister. Alma owned the Jay County Abstract Company and Ted was an employee of the company. Category: Scholarships

Fugiett Construction Systems Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Fugiett Construction Systems. The fund is to provide scholarships to students majoring in the Purdue University Construction Management program. Category: Scholarships

Dr. Kathleen Galbraith Memorial Medical Scholarship

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2006 by Dr. Charlene Barton in memory of her sister. Dr. Galbraith was a physician in Portland at the time of her death. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in […]

Edith Gaunt Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by the will of Miss Gaunt. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who reside in Dunkirk or Richland Township. Category: Scholarships

Gaunt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gaunt Memorial Scholarship Fund, a fund of The Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 2007 after the passing of Betty L. Gaunt in memory of her daughters Marilee Gaunt and Gayle Gaunt who were tragically killed in July 1966. The fund is to provide scholarships to individuals seeking educational and vocational training at a post-secondary institution.  […]

Bernice Tharp Gibble Memorial Teachers Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2003 by Ms. Gibble, a retired teacher. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in Secondary Education at Ball State University. Category: Scholarships

Crystal R. and Patricia A. Gibson Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2002 by Patricia Gibson in honor of her mother. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in the field of nursing. Category: Scholarships

Lexie Gierhart Memorial Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide scholarship to students who are accepted into and attend accredited two or four year public or private institutions of higher learning with special interest to students who are pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Mary Helen North Gildersleeve Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2015 by Gary Gildersleeve in memory of his mother. Mary Helen earned her Master’s degree in retail at NYU and worked in retail. She was also a leader of the Daughters of the American Revolution organization. She believed that everyone should have the opportunity to go to college. This scholarship […]

Dr. Eugene Gillum Education Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County Hospital team members pursuing continuing education. The fund was established in 2016 by the Jay County Hospital Foundation in honor of Dr. Gillum, a longtime physician in Jay County who passed away in 2014. Category: Scholarships

Peggy Glentzer Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Community and Family Services in memory of Mrs. Glentzer. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing a degree in social work. Category: Scholarships

Betty Lavon Grace Rigby

Graduates of Jay County High School, Jay County, Indiana who have a “B” or “C” grade point average and intent to pursue a vocational education degree Category: Scholarships

Gov. I.P. Gray Alumni Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2006 by the Gov. I.P. Gray Alumni Association. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates with first preference given to descendents of Gray alumni. Category: Scholarships

Jeannie Habegger Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2007 by Ted L. Habegger as a memorial to his wife. Jeannie was the longtime Athletic Department Secretary at Jay County High School. The fund is to provide scholarships to graduates of Jay County High School. Category: Scholarships

Weldon L. and Dorothy H. Hamma Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Hamma, longtime owners of Hamma’s Grocery. Mrs. Hamma was the organist at Asbury United Methodist Church for many years. The fund is to provide scholarships to students studying music. Category: Scholarships

James E. Hardy “Portland Panther”” Scholarship Fund”

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by Mr. Hardy, a member of the 1945 undefeated, untied and unscored upon Panther football team. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are in the top 15% of the class academically […]

Edward M. Haynes Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1952 as one of the two original trusts of The Portland Foundation. The trust was established by the Haynes Milling Company as a memorial to its founder, a business and civic leader. The fund is to provide scholarships to […]

Larry and Maria Hiatt Endowment Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. Established in 2013 by Larry and Maria Hiatt. The fund is to provide support for the Jay County Historical Society. The Hiatts serve as volunteers at the Historical Society, where Larry serves as President of the Board of Directors. Category: Scholarships

Wayne W. and Marguerite M. Hinkle Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Mr. and Mrs. Hinkle. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates with priority given to students attending Indiana University. Category: Scholarships

The Joyce A. Horn Scholarship Fund

Established in 2014 by Joyce A. Horn. This scholarship is for college juniors and seniors majoring in Elementary Education. First preference will be given to students who attended Bloomfield Elementary School and who are studying at Ball State University. Category: Scholarships

Jack Imel Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

Established in 2017 by Norma Imel in memory of her husband Lawrence “Jack” Imel. This fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates that are pursuing a major in Music or Music Education from a two-year or four-year public or private institution. Category: Scholarships

Frank Inman Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by his daughter, Kim McAbee, in honor of her father. Mr. Inman was a Portland businessman and longtime youth advocate. The fund is to award scholarships to high school graduates who exemplify the Christian characteristics by which Mr. […]

Inman-Myers Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1996 by Roger and Beverly Inman in honor of their parents Lawrence and Violet Inman and Russell and Catherine Myers. The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates with preference given to students studying business at a […]

Jay County French Connection Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by Mrs. Tuesday Edwards, a former French teacher at Jay County High School. The fund is to assist students who have excelled in French while in high school and who plan to study at least one year of […]

Jay County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1994 by the hospital auxiliary to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in a health related field. Category: Scholarships

Jay County Pee Wee Football Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide a scholarship to students graduating from Jay County High School and who will be attending a two or four year public or private institutions of higher learning. Students will graduate from Jay County High School and will have participated in Jay County Pee Wee Football and […]

Clarence O. Jelleff Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1975 through the will of Mr. Jelleff, a longtime farmer in Bearcreek Township. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

John Jay Center for Learning Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2011 by the John Jay Center for Learning, Inc. Board of Directors. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents who are pursuing a higher education degree through John Jay Center for Learning. Category: Scholarships

Charles and Ruth Joos Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2010 by the will of Ruth Joos. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors in college. Category: Scholarships

F. Dale Jordan Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the will of Helen Jordan as a memorial to her husband, owner of Jordan Excavating. The fund is to provide scholarships to students studying mechanical trades and nursing. Category: Scholarships

Juan Pablo Heart and Attitude Scholarship

This scholarship was started in 2014 by Bill and Kim McAbee. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is accepted to a two or four year school, and has shown a heart for helping children in need, whether locally or abroad. First preference will be given to candidates who are adopted. Category: […]

Melissa D. “Missy”” Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Union City residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2001 by her husband Larry A. Lee in memory of Missy, a math teacher and girls basketball coach at Union City Community High School. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to Union City Community High School […]

Legacy 2001 Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2015 by the Jay County High School Class of 2001 Alumni in memory of classmates who have passed away. The fund shall provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a higher education degree. Category: Scholarships

Fred Lingo Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2015 by the friends of Fred Lingo in his memory. It will be awarded annually to a Jay County High School Graduate pursuing a degree in a vocational field. Category: Scholarships

Dr. H. L. Shroyer Christian Love Scholarship Fund

Dr. H. L. Shroyer Christian Love Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Dunkirk Foundation, was established in 1970 by Dr. Shroyer and his wife Carolyn Shroyer.  The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates from either Jay County, Niles Township in Delaware County and/or Jackson Township in Blackford County to the student(s) who […]

Ernest and Martha Loy Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by their sons Gary and Doug Loy. Longtime civic leaders, the Loys owned Ernest Loy Real Estate and Auctioneering. The fund is to provide scholarships to students from Jay, Blackford, and Randolph Counties in Indiana and Mercer County, […]

Madison High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2000 by the Madison High School Alumni Association. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are descendants of Madison alumni. Category: Scholarships

Jay Lodge #87 F&AM F. E. & Marcelle Smith Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2001 by the will of F. Edward Smith. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who are descendants of Jay Lodge #87 Free and Accepted Masons members. Category: Scholarships

Dr. Glade A. and Joyce H. McAfee Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2011 by Julie Forcum in memory of her parents. Dr. McAfee practiced optometry in Portland from 1952-2003 and Mrs. McAfee was a Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High residents who are enrolled […]

Robert and Helen Brown McCreery Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. McCreery. Bob was a retired engineer with Portland Forge and Helen is a retired school teacher. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates attending Purdue University majoring in either […]

Elizabeth R. McCurdy Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2003 by Lori McCurdy in memory of her daughter, a nursing student. Elizabeth was driving to classes when she was killed in an auto accident. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a […]

John and Imelda McKeown Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1977 by Mrs. McKeown’s will as a memorial to her husband and herself. Mrs. McKeown, a former Foundation trustee, and her husband, an industrialist associated with Sheller Globe Company were longtime civic leaders. Category: Scholarships

Ray C. and Patricia S. McKinley Fund

To provide support to the Jay County Historical Society, Historical Museum, and other charitable causes in the Portland area. The fund was established in 2000 by Mr. & Mrs. McKinley. Category: Scholarships

Ray and Samaria J. McKinley Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1996 by Mildred May and Ray McKinley, Jr. as a memorial to their parents. Mr. and Mrs. McKinley were both born and raised in Jay County and lived in Portland their entire married lives. The fund is to provide […]

Meshberger Brothers Stone Corporation Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by Meshberger Brothers Stone Corporation. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates, with priority given to children of employees of Meshberger Brothers Stone Corporation and LICA Construction, and majoring in engineering. Category: Scholarships

Madonna Miller Memorial Teacher Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1996 by Madonna Miller, a retired teacher. The fund is to provide scholarships to students majoring in elementary education. Category: Scholarships

Paul L. Minnich Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund shall be to provide support as directed by the Board of Directors for educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two or four year public or private institutions or higher learning.

Eva Moore Gordon and Ernest Moore Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1984 as a living memorial to her husband and herself. Mr. Moore was an employee of Haynes Milling Company and Eva was a retired elementary school teacher. The fund is to provide scholarships to students in the field of […]

Maude M. Moran Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1975 by the will of Miss Moran, an employee of the local newspaper. Miss Moran was an African-American who asked that funds be used for scholarships regardless of religion or race. The fund is to provide scholarship to Jay […]

Christine Morrow Honorary Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1997 by the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority in honor of Mrs. Morrow, a charter member of the chapter. The fund is to provide scholarship to Pennville area Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Ashley Muhlenkamp 4-H Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by Roger and Linda Muhlenkamp, Ashley’s parents, as a memorial to their son who was killed in an auto accident in 1993. The fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field. […]

George E. and Mildred P. Myron Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2004 by Mrs. Myron in memory of her husband, a Jay County farmer. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates who were members of Jay County 4-H. Category: Scholarships

Dorothy O’Brien Gegenheimer Odle Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 by Vicki Leonard in memory of her mother, a longtime teacher in Jay and Randolph Counties. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in education. Category: Scholarships

C.W. Oehler Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Nadine Miller and Marjorie Thompson in memory of their father, who was a local distributor for the Gulf Refining Company. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund was established to provide an opportunity for previous scholarship recipients to “Pay Forward” their scholarship award to assist future generations of Jay County students. Category: Scholarships

Pennville Church of Christ Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2007 by the Pennville Church of Christ. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing a higher education degree. Category: Scholarships

Jerry R. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2002 by Kay Pierce in memory of her husband, a local industrialist. The fund is to provide scholarships to employees and descendants of employees of W & M Manufacturing, Inc., Pier-Mac Plastics, Inc., and Accelerated Curing. Students should have […]

Randy O. Poole Memorial Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by Jane Poole, widow of Randy, a longtime teacher and coach at Jay County High School who was killed in an auto accident in 1995. The fund is to provide scholarships to students possessing a good mental attitude […]

Portland Lions Club Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by the Portland Lions Club. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Portland Vocational Women’s Club Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by the Portland chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. In 1997 the club name was changed to Portland Vocational Women’s Club. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Eunice R. Pray Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2001 by the will of Mrs. Pray, who was a longtime teacher in Jay County as well as in Illinois. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Robert Quadrozzi Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2010 by the family of Robert Quadrozzi, who was the longtime director of the Jay County Development Corporation. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County residents who are enrolled in higher education classes at the John Jay […]

Sheri and Nicholas Reinhart Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1993 by Mrs. Reinhart’s mother, Virginia DeHoff, as a memorial to her daughter. Sheri and her unborn son Nicholas were killed in an auto accident in 1993. The fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in […]

Martha Catharine Rockwell Music Scholarship

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2016 by Levon Rockwell in memory of his wife Martha. The scholarship is to provide assistance to Jay County students majoring in a music-related degree and are juniors or seniors in college at a Christian College. Category: Scholarships

Kris A. Rose “Wonderwoman”” Memorial Scholarship Fund”

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2000 by Troy Rose, Shauna Runkle, and Heather Rose-Dunning, husband and daughters of Mrs. Rose. Kris was a businesswoman and civic leader in the community. The fund is to provide scholarships to female graduates of Jay County High School […]

S.D.P. Manufacturing, Inc. Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2008 by S.D.P. Manufacturing, Inc. The fund is to provide scholarships to students who are high school graduates, with preference given to employees and descendants of employees of S.D.P. Manufacturing, Inc. Category: Scholarships

Vecil Bookout Schlechty Memorial Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1974 by her husband, Leo, as a memorial to Vecil’s career as a nurse. The fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in nursing. Category: Scholarships

Catherine M. and Donald A. Schramm Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2001 by the will of Donald Schramm. Mr. and Mrs. Schramm were teachers in the Jay County area. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates majoring in education. Category: Scholarships

Harold E. and Maxine E. Schutz Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by Maxine as a memorial to Harold’s career as an educator. Mr. Schutz was a retired teacher, principal, and activities director in the Jay County School system. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School […]

George and Sallie Schwartz Memorial Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1964 by the Schwartz’s daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jenney. The Schwartzes were the founders of Standard Brush and Broom Company and were longtime civic leaders. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School […]

Don E. Selvey Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2008 by Gladys Selvey as a memorial to her husband. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a degree in either education or vocational arts, and who have been active participants in sports […]

Raymond and Mary L. Shreeve Scholarship Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1991 by Mrs. Shreeve’s will. The Shreeve’s were longtime residents of Allen County, but Mr. Shreeve attended school in Jay County. After reading about the Foundation in The Commercial Review, they decided to leave part of their estate to […]

James H. Smith Trust

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1982 by Regina Smith, as a memorial to her husband, a Jay County native. The fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture or engineering. Category: Scholarships

Helen P. Spahr Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1996 by Dr. Donald Spahr as a memorial to his wife, a former dietician at Indiana University Medical Center. Mrs. Spahr, a longtime victim of Multiple Sclerosis, was known for her care of others. The fund is to provide […]

Christopher Spradling Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1995 by George and Vickie Spradling as a memorial to their son who died of cancer in 1994. Chris had been accepted to auto tech school when he passed away. The fund is to provide scholarships to students who […]

Starbuck Endowment Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 through the Elizabeth A. Starbuck Unitrust. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates majoring in business, music, art, or education. Category: Scholarships

Elizabeth Starbuck Scholarship Fund II

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2012 by the will of Miss Starbuck. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Haynes Starbuck Scholarship II

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2012 by the will of Elizabeth Starbuck. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Margie Nesbitt Steffy Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 by the will of Mrs. Steffy, a Portland civic leader. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Georgetta Strait Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1998 by Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. The fund is to provide scholarships to Pennville area Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Fred M. Stultz Endowment

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2002 as a trust created upon Mr. Stultz’s death in 1985. A Jay County native, Fred was a longtime Jay County farmer who was also active in local politics. He sold a portion of his land holdings for the creation of […]

William R. Sudhoff Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2002 by Jim and Pat Sudhoff in memory of their son, a 1985 graduate of Jay County High School and a graduate of Indiana University. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates pursuing a […]

Everett and Lisabeth Hiatt Taylor Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by the family of Everett and Lisabeth Taylor who were lifetime residents of rural Jay County. Although unable to afford college himself, Everett understood the value of education. Lisabeth was one of eleven children, nine of whom graduated from college. Everett was a farmer and an executive at […]

Justin Valentine Holy Trinity Catholic Church Scholarship

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2007 by Mark and Marianne Valentine as a memorial to their son. The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates who are active members of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bryant, Indiana, Catholic Youth Organization. Category: Scholarships

Norm Vinson Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2009 by Toni and Joseph Vinson. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to graduates of Jay County High School with preference given to residents of Pennville, Indiana. Category: Scholarships

Mike Walters Student Athlete Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2003 by Mike Walters, a 1976 graduate of Jay County High School. The fund is to provide scholarships to JCHS graduates with a 3.0 or greater grade point average who have earned at least two varsity letters in athletics. […]

Elda Mae (Winger) Weaver Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1999 by Rob Weaver in memory of his mother who was a nurse for many years. The fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates pursuing a degree in the nursing field. Category: Scholarships

Warren Wyatt Wells Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2002 by Yvonne Wells in memory of her husband, a Jay County native and 1976 graduate of Jay County High School. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County High School graduates. Category: Scholarships

Westchester United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1994 by a member of the Westchester United Methodist Church. The fund is to provide scholarships to children of members of the Westchester United Methodist Church. Category: Scholarships

A. Iona Williamson Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 1979 by the will of Miss Williamson as a memorial to her parents, Monroe and Marie Williamson. Miss Williamson was a longtime employee of First National Bank and asked that the fund provide scholarships to Jay County students. Category: […]

Zachary Allen Wolford 4-H Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2005 by Heather Binegar, Zach’s mother. Zach was a 10-year member of 4-H who killed in an auto accident before finishing his first year at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay […]

Margo Zielinski Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to Jay County residents pursuing higher education degrees. The fund was established in 2003 by Steve Zielinski in memory of his wife who passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. Margo was a teacher in the Jay School Corporation for 31 years. The fund is to provide scholarships to Jay County […]

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