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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 applying 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.

BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 8, 2024
OR DELIVERED IN PERSON TO THE FOUNDATION BY 4:00 P.M. MARCH 8, 2024.

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

Adam Ault Memorial Scholarship-Word.doc — Provides an annual scholarship to a resident of Wells County and graduating senior of Bluffton High School. Applicant must plan to enter a 2-or-4-year trade/technical or agricultural field. Their GPA must be a minimum of 2.0 and preference is given to students with financial need.

Ault-GoogleDoc

Balamohan Family Scholarship-Word.doc — Provides an annual scholarship to a senior of Bluffton High School and resident of Wells County. Applicant must demonstrate good character with peers & good citizenship within the community and a GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students obtaining a bachelor's in health services. Balamohan-GoogleDoc

 

Bluffton Harrison Elementary PTO Scholarship-Word doc — Provides an annual scholarship to one male and one female Bluffton High School graduating senior. Recipients must have attended Bluffton Elementary School for a minimum of one year and plan to enroll in any accredited postsecondary program.

PTO-GoogleDoc

BHS 50 Yr. Legacy Scholarship-Word doc  Provides an annual scholarship to a Bluffton High School graduating senior. Recipient must demonstrate financial need and/or be entering the educational field of study. Applicant must be accepted and plan to attend a two-or-four-year public or private institution.

BHS50YR-GoogleDoc

Ronald E. DeWitt Memorial Scholarship-Word doc — Provides annual scholarships to Bluffton High School graduating seniors who have been involved in athletics. Dewitt-GoogleDoc

Paul and Phyllis Dotterer Memorial Scholarship-Word doc — Provides an annual scholarship to a Bluffton High School graduating senior planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Preference given to first generation college students who attend a state-supported Indiana institution. Dotterer-GoogleDoc

Jean and Joe W. Gilliam Scholarship-Word doc — Provides an annual scholarship to a Bluffton High School graduating senior planning to pursue an academic or trade/technical degree. Gilliam-GoogleDoc

Margaret J. McPheeters and Nancy Sprague Williams Scholarship-Word doc — Provides an annual scholarship to graduating Bluffton High School seniors planning to enter a trade/technical field of study at an accredited Indiana school. McPheeters-GoogleDoc

Edwina Patton Memorial Scholarship-Word doc — Provides a scholarship to a Bluffton High School graduating senior recognizing literary talent and good citizenship. Patton-GoogleDoc

Joe Smekens Tiger Spirit Scholarship-Word doc — Provides a scholarship to a Bluffton High School graduating senior who has been active in athletics, music, and church activities. Preference given to individuals with financial need. Smekens-GoogleDoc 

 

ALL WELLS COUNTY PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS 

Emily J. Butler Memorial Scholarship for the Visual Arts- Word doc— Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the three public high schools that is involved in Visual Arts in high school. Must be planning to pursue a degree in Visual Arts (bachelor's or associate degree). Preference given to students with financial need. Butler-GoogleDoc 

 

Christian Care Retirement Community Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to individuals entering into one of the following fields of study: medical, food preparation, recreational therapy (occupational or physical) or social services. Preference may be given to individuals who have expressed interest in pursuing a career relating to services for the elderly, and current employees of Christian Care Retirement Community. ChristianCare-GoogleDoc

Claude and Helen Decker Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the three public high schools. Preference given to those who have been active in community service. Can be used for trade/technical programs at a publicly supported Indiana postsecondary institution.

Decker-GoogleDoc

Jill Dreyer Memorial Nursing Scholarship for Graduating Seniors-Word doc — Provides scholarships to graduating seniors 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. Dreyer-GoogleDoc

K. Robert Ehrman Trade/Technical Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the high schools in Adams and Wells counties for individuals pursuing post-secondary trade/technical training. Must be a full-time student. Ehrman-GoogleDoc

Ignite Your Future 2-year Degree or Certification Scholarship- Word doc— Provides scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in Wells County pursing a degree or certification in a field related to advanced manufacturing, industrial technology, machine tool technology, or engineering, sales or marketing, organizational leadership, or entrepreneurship.  Ignite2yr-GoogleDoc

Ignite Your Future 4-year Degree or Certification Scholarship- Word doc— Provides scholarships to Wells County residents who are pursuing a 4-yr degree in advanced manufacturing, industrial technology, machine tool technology, or engineering, sales or marketing, organizational leadership, or entrepreneurship. Preference may be given to adult learners who are pursuing a degree after having been in the workforce. Ignite4yr-GoogleDoc

LiGHT The Way Gifting Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to a graduating female senior of Bluffton High School, Norwell High School or Southern Wells High School and have attended the Wells County high school for a minimum of two years. LiGHTtheWay-GoogleDoc

Emma J. Liddy Memorial Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to Wells County residents who plan to enter into a field of study in healthcare. Preference will be given to applicants who describe how childhood illness has impacted their childhood and led to the decision of a profession in healthcare. Liddy-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. MasterGardener-GoogleDoc

Montpelier Pony and Saddle Club Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the three public high schools. Can be used for four-year college degree or two-year trade/technical program as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited public or private postsecondary institution. Preference given to those who have been active in Horse and Pony Club or a Wells County 4-H animal program. MontPony-GoogleDoc

Gaylord and Crystal Mounsey Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the three public high schools. Can be used for a four-year college degree or a two-year trade/technical college program at an accredited postsecondary institution. Preference given to those applicants with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.4. Mounsey-GoogleDoc

Forrest Dwight Ramseyer Memorial Scholarship-Word doc — Provides grants to graduating seniors from each of the high schools in Wells County for individuals pursuing post-secondary educational or trade/technical training. Must be a full-time student and a resident of Wells County. Ramseyer-GoogleDoc

Sellers Family Memorial Scholarship for Manchester University Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend Manchester University and are graduating from Blackford High School, or any of the three Wells County public high schools. SellersforManchester-GoogleDoc

Six Mile Church Scholarship-Word doc — Provides grants to graduating seniors from each of the three public high schools in Wells County for individuals who plan to pursue a degree in the field of child ministry, youth ministry or clergy. SixMile-GoogleDoc

August and Eleanor Streater Mathematics and Science Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors entering into one of the following fields of study: engineering, physics, mathematics, statistics, pre-medicine or astronomy. Streater-GoogleDocs

G. Robert and Emma Studabaker Agriculture Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors entering an agricultural related field of study. Studabaker-GoogleDoc

Wells County Pilot Association, Inc. Scholarship-Word doc — Provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to enter an accredited postsecondary aviation related field of study. Pilot-GoogleDoc

Zadylak Family Wrestling Scholarship-Word doc — Provides one scholarship to a Bluffton High School senior and one to a Norwell High School graduating senior affiliated with the wrestling team during their junior or senior years (managers included). Must plan to enter a 2-or-4-year academic college and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Zadylak-GoogleDoc

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