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BEFORE YOU START

By completing and submitting scholarship applications, you place yourself in a pool of equally talented students who are all vying for these scholarship awards.  Your application(s) must represent your absolute best effort!


FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!   Each scholarship has unique requirements.  Submit what is requested and PROOFREAD everything!  Typos and missing materials can cost you a scholarship.

scholarship opportunities for those other than graduating seniors

(If you are a graduating high school senior you are not eligible for the following scholarships) 

THE WELLS COUNTY FOUNDATION, INC.
222 WEST MARKET STREET
BLUFFTON, IN 46714
(260) 824-8620


If transcripts are required they must include grades from the most recent semester completed (i.e. Spring 2023).

Double check deadlines!!!

Mabel M. Wilson Archbold Scholarship -Word doc — Provides scholarships to Norwell High School graduates pursuing baccalaureate and/or post baccalaureate degrees. Deadline is March 10. Archbold-GoogleDoc

Burl and Edith Bryan Fund Scholarship-Word doc — Scholarships to adult students from Wells County. Deadline is June 2. Bryan-GoogleDoc 

Edward and Henrietta Goetz STEM Scholarship-Word doc — Awards scholarships to individuals who have completed one year of full-time study and are pursuing a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Deadline is June 2. GoetzStem-GoogleDoc 

Jill Dreyer Memorial Nursing Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to college students who reside in Wells County or are employed at a healthcare facility within Wells County and have been accepted to a 2- or 4-year nursing program. Deadline is March 10. Dreyer-GoogleDoc

Wells County Master Gardener Scholarship-Word doc— Provides scholarships to students studying horticulture, landscape architecture (with consideration in allied sciences, i.e.: forestry, botany, plant or soils sciences), must live in Wells County and be accepted into Purdue University. GPA 2.5 required. Deadline is March 10. MasterGardener-GoogleDoc

John and Martha Mugg Memorial Scholarship-Word doc — Awards one scholarship to a Wells County resident who has successfully completed one year of college attending an Indiana college or university in pursuit of a two- or four-year degree. Deadline is June 2Mugg-GoogleDoc

Wells County Medical Alliance Scholarship-Word doc — Awards scholarships to individuals who are enrolled in a medically related field of study with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline is June 2. MedAlliance-GoogleDoc

Sellers Family Memorial Scholarship for Manchester University Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to college students who plan to attend Manchester University and are graduates from Blackford High School, or any of the three Wells County public high schools. Deadline is March 10SellersforManchester-GoogleDoc

Teaching Scholarships

We have grouped the scholarships listed below into one application!

Word doc -(with this application you will be applying for the five teaching scholarships below). Deadline is June 2. Googledoc

Mary Elizabeth Steiner Babcock Scholarship— Scholarships will be available to education majors planning to teach at the elementary or secondary level. Candidates will be entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies. Must have completed at least two (2) years of full-time study at an accredited state supported college or university within the State of Indiana. GPA of 2.0 or higher. Be a legal resident of Wells County.
 

Ralph A. Broman Educational Scholarship— Scholarships will be available to education majors who have completed two (2) full years of study at an accredited college or university and are planning to teach at the elementary or secondary level.  GPA of 2.0 or higher. Be a graduate of Bluffton High School residing in Wells County. 


K. Robert Ehrman Educational ScholarshipFirst priority will be given to those students planning to teach instrumental music. If there are no qualified candidates, then scholarships will be available to all education majors planning to teach at the elementary or secondary level. Must be a legal resident of Adams or Wells County. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates may be completing undergraduate work or continuing education at the postgraduate level. Have completed 2 years of full-time study at an accredited college or university.

Mary V. Reinhard Scholarship— Awards scholarships to individuals who have completed two years of full-time study and are pursuing a degree in elementary or secondary education, intending to enter the teaching profession. Be a legal resident of Adams or Wells County. GPA 3.0 or higher. 

Sellers Family Memorial Scholarship— Provides scholarships to individuals who have completed one year of full-time study at an accredited college or university and have declared a major in elementary education or vocal music education and plan to enter the teaching profession. Master's level students may also apply. Must be a graduate of Blackford, Bluffton, Southern Wells, or Northern Wells High School. Preference is given to applicants who resides in one of the following counties: Harrison Township (Blackford County), and Lancaster or Rockcreek Township (Wells County).

Nursing Scholarships

We have grouped the scholarships listed below into one application.

Word doc -(with this application you will be applying for the three nursing scholarships below). Deadline is June 2. Googledoc

 

Ingeburg Clawson and Glenda Kaye Meyer Educational Grant— Grants awarded to adult students from Wells County or work in a nursing facility within Wells County who have been accepted into a nursing program. The grants are available for individuals who are re-entering school or improving their training.  
 

Edward and Henrietta Goetz Nursing Scholarship— Awards scholarships to individuals who have completed one year of full-time study and are pursuing a degree in nursing, having been accepted into an accredited RN Program. Must live in Wells County and be entering as sophomores, juniors, or seniors in an undergraduate program.

Vance and Marie Wilson Memorial Nursing Scholarship— Provides scholarships to residents of Wells County or those who are employed at a healthcare facility within Wells County. Have been accepted into an accredited Basic RN Program (2-4 year) and have completed a minimum of one semester in the nursing program. GPA 3.0.

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