Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is proud to help hundreds of area students, from elementary through graduate level, fund their educational dreams and go on to successful careers.

Scholarship application deadlines vary from one school to another. When considering an application for a scholarship, it’s best to start the process at the beginning of the school year. In general, the deadlines are from January to May. Our scholarship portal opens yearly on January 1.

Check with your school for the exact deadlines. If you cannot obtain the application information from the contact source listed, contact the Community Foundation at 260-426-4083.

Apply for a Scholarship: View our scholarships for the following academic groups below and find out how to apply!

Some College Scholarship Applications are available to apply online. You can apply to these on our scholarship portal

All of the scholarships listed below require the applicant to be a resident of Indiana. Unless otherwise noted, all schools are in Allen County.

The scholarship application deadlines vary from one institution to another. Generally, the deadlines range from January through April. Please check with your individual school for internal deadlines.

 

Bruggeman, Anthony Scholarship

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students attending Bishop Luers High School

Tuition assistance for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School minority students or students needing financial assistance

Contact St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, 260-432-4001

 

Central Lutheran School Scholarship

Central Lutheran School students

Contact Central Lutheran School at 260-493-2502

 

Concordia Lutheran Elementary School Scholarship

Concordia Lutheran Elementary School students

Contact Concordia Lutheran Elementary School, 260-426-9922

 

Emmanuel−St. Michael Lutheran School Scholarship

Emmanuel−St. Michael Lutheran School students

Contact Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School Principal Dr. Ben Stellwagen at 260-422-6712 or at bstellwagen@esmeagles.com; Melissa Carsten, Director of Finance, at mcarsten@esmeagles.com

 

Hope Scholarship

Bishop Dwenger High School, Bishop Luers High School, Saint Jude Elementary School, and St. Joseph Catholic School

Contact Katie Burns, Bishop Dwenger High School, Development Office, 260-496-4706; Bishop Luers High School Business Office, 260-456-1261; Saint Jude Elementary School Development Director Heather Cisz, 260-484-6609; St. Joseph Catholic School Principal, Cristy Jordán, 260-432-4000

 

Lomont, Gary Francis Scholarship

St. Louis Besancon Academy students

Contact St. Louis Besancon Academy Principal Vanessa Diller, 260-749-5815

 

Lomont, Marshall Pierre Scholarship

St. John the Baptist Catholic School in New Haven, St. Joseph Catholic School in Monroeville, and St. Louis Besancon Academy students

Contact St. John the Baptist Catholic School Principal Beatrice Royal, 260-456-3321; St. Joseph Catholic School, 260-623-3447; St. Louis Besancon Academy Principal Vanessa Diller, 260-749-5815

 

Shank, Jim and Sandi Scholarship

Children’s Autism Center Inc. or Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adult students

Assistance for students under 18 to attend either institution

Contact Jill Forte, Children’s Autism Center Executive Director, 260-459-6040; or Michael Mushett, Turnstone Executive Director, 260-483-2100

 

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School Scholarship

St. John Evangelical Lutheran members

Contact St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Treasurer, Lois Hoelle, 260-426-5751

 

St. Peter’s Lutheran Grade School Scholarship

St. Peter’s Lutheran Grade School students

Contact St. Peter’s Lutheran Grade School Principal, 260-749-5811

 

Voirol Scholarship (The Clarence and Celesta Voirol, Edwin Neil Voirol, James Robert Voirol, Thomas Stanley Voirol and Carol Louise Pond Scholarship Fund)

Students of St. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church parish needing financial assistance to attend Saint Joseph Catholic School

Contact St. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church, 260-623-6437

 

All of the scholarships listed below require the applicant to be a resident of Indiana.

The scholarship application deadlines vary from one institution to another. Generally, the deadlines range from January through April. Please check with your school for internal deadlines.

 

Bishop Dwenger High School Foundation for Catholic Schools Scholarship

Bishop Dwenger High School students

Contact Molly Schreck, Bishop Dwenger High School, Development Office, 260-496-4704

 

Bishop Luers High School Foundation for Catholic Schools Scholarship

Bishop Luers High School students

Contact Bishop Luers High School Business Office, 260-456-1261

 

Bowers, Jerome E. Scholarship

Bishop Luers High School students

Contact Bishop Luers High School Business Office, 260-456-1261

 

Bruggeman, Anthony Scholarship

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students attending Bishop Luers High School

Tuition assistance for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School minority students or students needing financial assistance to attend Bishop Luers High School

Contact St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, 260-432-4001

 

Dettmer, Dr. Robert and Susan Scholarship

Concordia Lutheran High School students

Contact Concordia Lutheran High School, 260-483-1102

 

Doermer, Mary Louise (Weezie) Bishop Luers High School Scholarship

Bishop Luers High School students

Contact Bishop Luers High School Business Office, 260-456-1261

 

Hope Scholarship

St. Joseph Catholic School, Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Luers High Schools, and Saint Jude Elementary School students

Contact Katie Burns, Bishop Dwenger High School, Development Office, 260-496-4706; Bishop Luers High School Business Office, 260-456-1261; Saint Jude Elementary School Development Director Heather Cisz, 260-484-6609; St. Joseph Catholic School Principal, Cristy Jordán, 260-432-4000

 

Kassing, Robert and Troy Endowed Scholarship

Concordia Lutheran High School students

Contact Concordia Lutheran High School, 260-483-1102

 

Shank Family Scholarship

Children’s Autism Center Inc. or Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adult students

Assistance for students under 18 to attend either institution

Contact Jill Forte, Children’s Autism Center Executive Director, 260-459-6040; or Michael Mushett, Turnstone Executive Director, 260-483-2100

 

Shields, Jim Scholarship

Bishop Dwenger High School students

Contact Katie Burns, Bishop Dwenger High School, Development Office, 260-496-4706

 
 
 

All of the scholarships listed below require the applicant to be a resident of Indiana.

The scholarship application deadlines vary from one institution to another. Generally, the deadlines range from January through April. Unless otherwise noted, the application can be found in our Scholarship Portal. Please check with your school for internal deadlines.

View the CFGFW College Scholarship Opportunities PDF. All Scholarship Opportunities are categorized by scholarships available based on school or interest area.

 

HIGH SCHOOLS

Bishop Dwenger High School

Gertrude B. Eckrich Scholarship 

For Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger high school seniors planning to attend a 2- or 4-year Catholic institution.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Grace Hogan Scholarship

For graduating seniors at Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers, Blackhawk Christian, Carroll, Concordia Lutheran, Canterbury, Homestead, and the five FWCS high schools.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Marie C. Koester Scholarship

For graduates of Fort Wayne Catholic high schools attending the University of Saint Francis.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Bishop Luers High School

Gertrude B. Eckrich Scholarship

For Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger high school seniors planning to attend a 2- or 4-year Catholic institution.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Grace Hogan Scholarship

For graduating seniors at Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers, Blackhawk Christian, Carroll, Concordia Lutheran, Canterbury, Homestead, and the five FWCS high schools.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

H. Robert Facks Memorial Scholarship

Allen County students, with preference given to graduates from Homestead High School or Bishop Luers High School majoring in agriculture, veterinary science, or economics at Purdue University.

To apply: contact Lela Mixon, Assistant Director for Career Services and Scholarship Coordinator, College of Agriculture, at Purdue University, 765-494-8482 or general number 765-494-1776.

 

Marie C. Koester Scholarship

For graduates of Fort Wayne Catholic high schools attending the University of Saint Francis.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Fort Wayne Community Schools

Bill C. Anthis Scholarship

For high school seniors from FWCS who plan to attend a public, degree-granting Indiana college. SAT score of 1000 or higher is required, along with ability to make the best use of time and talent in class, extracurricular activities, and work experience.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Caroline Zwick Scholarship

For FWCS seniors ranked in the upper half of their graduating class pursuing a 4-year degree.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Clarence A. & Josephine E. Biedenweg Education Scholarship

For high school seniors from FWCS who plan to attend an Indiana accredited 4-year college or university. Must major in education.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Grace Hogan Scholarship

For graduating seniors at Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers, Blackhawk Christian, Carroll, Concordia Lutheran, Canterbury, Homestead, and the five FWCS high schools.

Students should contact their guidance counselor for the FWCS application.

 

John F. Young Scholarship

For FWCS seniors ranked in the upper half of their graduating class pursuing a 4-year degree.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Kasey Harter Scholarship

For FWCS seniors ranked in the upper half of their graduating class.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Nurse Marce Scholarship

Student must be a high school senior at FWCS pursing a nursing degree. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Homestead High School

Grace Hogan Scholarship

For graduating seniors at Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers, Blackhawk Christian, Carroll, Concordia Lutheran, Canterbury, Homestead, and the five FWCS high schools.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

H. Robert Facks Memorial Scholarship

Allen County students, with preference given to graduates from Homestead High School or Bishop Luers High School majoring in agriculture, veterinary science, or economics at Purdue University.

To apply: contact Lela Mixon, Assistant Director for Career Services and Scholarship Coordinator, College of Agriculture, at Purdue University, 765-494-8482.

 

New Haven High School

Bill Kerbel Athletic Scholarship

New Haven High School seniors who are 4-year student athletes pursuing a 4-year college degree.

To apply: fill out the Bill Kerbel Athletic Scholarship Application or contact Sydney Salway, New Haven High School, 260-446-0220, ext. 7214.

 

Bill & Todd Fritcha Vocational Scholarship

New Haven High School seniors pursuing vocational careers.

To apply: contact Sydney Salway, New Haven High School, 260-446-0220, ext. 7214.

 

New Haven High School Art Scholarship

New Haven High School seniors pursuing college or vocational training in visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, or culinary arts.

To apply: contact Sydney Salway, New Haven High School, 260-446-0220, ext. 7214.

 

New Haven High School Scholarship

For New Haven High School seniors pursuing a 2- or 4-year college degree.

To apply: contact Sydney Salway, New Haven High School, 260-446-0220, ext. 7214, or fill out the New Haven High School application.

 

North Side High School

Dixie Durr Scholarship Fund

For North Side High School seniors who excel in performing arts and participate in extracurricular activities.

To apply: contact the North Side High School Alumni Association at 260-471-4499 or nshsaa@gmail.com.

 

John and Maryann Chapman North Side High School (NSHS) Medical Education Scholarship

For North Side High School seniors and graduates pursuing medical degrees.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Mark Lee Memorial Scholarship

For North Side High School seniors who show leadership potential, financial need, academic accomplishments, and extracurricular activities.

To apply: contact the North Side High School Alumni Association at 260-471-4499 or nshsaa@gmail.com.

 

North Side High School Alumni Family Scholarship Fund

Available to a student from any school who is the child or grandchild of a North Side High School Alumni Association Member. One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually.

To apply: contact the North Side High School Alumni Association at 260-471-4499 or nshsaa@gmail.com.

 

North Side High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

Must be a North Side High School graduate.

To apply: contact the North Side High School Alumni Association at 260-471-4499 or nshsaa@gmail.com.

 

Phillip and Froncie Gutman Scholarship

North Side High School seniors. All fields of study are eligible, but preference will be given to those studying in scientific fields like biology, physics, or health-related sciences.

To apply: contact the North Side High School Alumni Association at 260-471-4499 or nshsaa@gmail.com.

 

Northrop High School

Mark and Helen Schoeff Memorial Scholarship

For Northrop High School seniors planning to attend a public, degree-granting Indiana college.

To apply: fill out the Schoeff Application, due to Northrop High School by the deadline.

 

Nathaniel Saul Wittenberg Scholarship Fund

Northrop High School graduate. Must NOT rank in the top 2 positions of graduating class. Majoring in social studies, economics, political science, geography, international studies, history, or teaching. Can be used for Post Bachelor Education.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

South Side High School

Al Sheldon Memorial Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors planning to attend IUFW, PFW, Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Community College, or the University of Saint Francis.

To apply: fill out a Sheldon Application, due to South Side High School by the deadline. Contact South Side Guidance Office at 260-467-2600 with questions.

 

Jack Weicker Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors pursuing a college degree in education.

To apply: contact South Side High School Guidance Office, 260-467-2565.

 

Mary P. Graham Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors.

To apply: contact South Side High School Guidance Office, 260-467-2565.

 

South Side High School Foundation ( Jennifer Manth) Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors pursuing a college degree in English, fine arts, or the performing arts.

To apply: contact South Side High School Guidance Office, 260-467-2565.

 

George Robert & Ora Davis Scholarship

Student with financial need who has taken 2 years of chemistry, and at least 3 years of a math course.

To apply: contact South Side High School Guidance Office, 260-467-2565.

 

Wayne High School

Charles R. Baker Scholarship

For Wayne High School seniors with a class rank of three through ten.

To apply: contact Wayne High School Guidance Office, 260-467-6400 or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Reagan Swinford Memorial Scholarship

For Wayne High School and New Tech Academy seniors ranked in the upper half of their graduating class pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree. Exhibit leadership, service, and initiative during high school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 7, 2024.

 

Other

Grace Hogan Scholarship

For graduating seniors at Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers, Blackhawk Christian, Carroll, Concordia Lutheran, Canterbury, Homestead, and the five FWCS high schools.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024 (for students not attending FWCS). Students attending FWCS should contact their guidance counselor for the FWCS application.

 

Fort Wayne Coliseum Lions Club Scholarship

For high schoolers or returning adults wanting to pursue higher education, including vocational studies.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Nicho Becerra Memorial Scholarship Fund

Legal dependents of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged, are eligible to apply. Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Reagan Swinford Memorial Scholarship

For Wayne High School and New Tech Academy seniors ranked in the upper half of their graduating class pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree. Exhibit leadership, service, and initiative during high school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 7, 2024.

 

Richard & Gloria Baker Fund for the Arts

For Allen County high school students wishing to pursue a degree in the arts.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Señor Kerry Miller Scholarship

For R. Nelson Snider High School seniors ranked in the top 25% of their graduating class and pursuing a 4-year degree. Must have at least 3 years of one foreign language in high school.

To apply: contact the R. Nelson Snider High School Guidance Office, 260-467-4600.

 

Tony Beam Memorial Scholarship Fund

Legal dependents of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged, are eligible to apply. Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

Indiana Tech

Al Sheldon Memorial Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors planning to attend IUFW, PFW, Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Community College, or the University of Saint Francis.

To apply: fill out a Sheldon Application, due to South Side High School by the deadline. Contact South Side Guidance Office at 260-467-2565 with questions.

 

Indiana Tech Business Education Scholarship

For Indiana Tech business majors.

To apply: contact Scott Thum, Indiana Tech Financial Aid Office, 260-422-5561, ext. 2208.

 

Indiana University

Al Sheldon Memorial Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors planning to attend IUFW, PFW, Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Community College, or the University of Saint Francis.

To apply: fill out a Sheldon Application, due to South Side High School by the deadline. Contact South Side Guidance Office at 260-467-2565 with questions.

 

Robert C. Batchelder DDS Scholarship

For Allen County high school seniors and current Indiana University School of Dentistry students who graduated from an Allen County high school with at least a 3.0 GPA, pursuing careers in the dental field at IUFW, Indiana University-Bloomington, or IUPUI.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Ivy Tech

Al Sheldon Memorial Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors planning to attend IUFW, PFW, Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Community College, or the University of Saint Francis.

To apply: fill out a Sheldon Application, due to South Side High School by the deadline. Contact South Side Guidance Office at 260-467-2565 with questions.

 

Bonnie, Ilene, and Helen Marschand Scholarship

For Ivy Tech Community College nursing majors.

To apply: contact Sam Whitton, Ivy Tech Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 260-481-2229.

 

Home Builders Association Scholarship

For graduates of local high schools pursuing a career in the residential construction industry, attending Ivy Tech Community College.

To apply: contact Sam Whitton, Ivy Tech Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 260-481-2229.

 

Ivy Tech Business Education Scholarship

For Ivy Tech Community College business majors.

To apply: contact Sam Whitton, Ivy Tech Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 260-481-2229.

 

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Al Sheldon Memorial Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors planning to attend IUFW, PFW, Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Community College, or the University of Saint Francis.

To apply: fill out a Sheldon Application, due to South Side High School by the deadline. Contact South Side Guidance Office at 260-467-2565 with questions.

 

Dr. C. James and Susan Owen Scholarship

For Purdue University Fort Wayne student athletes pursuing a career in public services.

To apply: contact Purdue University Fort Wayne Athletic Department, 260-481-6645.

 

Fort Wayne Sertoma Club-William Doctor Charles M. Henry Jr. Scholarship Fund

For students attending Purdue University Fort Wayne, Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders.

To apply: contact Purdue University Fort Wayne, Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders, 260-481-6410.

 

Purdue University Fort Wayne Business Education Scholarship

For Purdue University Fort Wayne business majors.

To apply: contact Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Business, 260-481-6472.

 

Richard T. (Dick) Doermer Purdue University Fort Wayne Athletic Scholarship

For Purdue University Fort Wayne student athletes.

To apply: contact Purdue University Fort Wayne Athletic Department, 260-481-6645.

 

Withers Scholars

For Purdue University Fort Wayne juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in elementary education, history, political science, communications, theater, English, or library science.

To apply: contact the Purdue University Fort Wayne department offices of the eligible majors or the university switchboard, 260-481-4739.

 

University of Notre Dame

Gertrude B. Eckrich Scholarship

For Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger high school seniors planning to attend a 2- or 4-year Catholic institution.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Mary Louise (Weezie) Doermer Notre Dame Scholarship

For University of Notre Dame Business School students pursuing an MBA.

To apply: contact University of Notre Dame Office of Financial Aid, 574-631-6436.

 

University of Saint Francis

Al Sheldon Memorial Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors planning to attend IUFW, PFW, Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Community College, or the University of Saint Francis.

To apply: fill out a Sheldon Application, due to South Side High School by the deadline. Contact South Side Guidance Office at 260-467-2565 with questions.

 

Blanche and Edward Schaeffer Endowed Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis students.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Don G. Scott Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis business majors with an agricultural background.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Gertrude B. Eckrich Scholarship

For Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger high school seniors planning to attend a 2- or 4-year Catholic institution.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Marie C. Koester Scholarship

For graduates of Fort Wayne Catholic high schools attending the University of Saint Francis.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Marilyn and William Wunderlin Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis students majoring in elementary education.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Paul and Virginia Yergens-Rogers Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis students with above-average GPA.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Robert D. Parker Graphic Arts Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis graphic arts majors.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Thomas and Mary Lou Knurek Mid-Degree Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis art majors.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

University of Saint Francis Business Education Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis business majors.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Other

H. Robert Facks Memorial Scholarship

Allen County students, with preference given to graduates from Homestead High School or Bishop Luers High School majoring in agriculture, veterinary science, or economics at Purdue University.

To apply: contact Lela Mixon, Assistant Director for Career Services and Scholarship Coordinator, College of Agriculture, at Purdue University, 765-494-8482.

 

Huntington University Business Education Scholarship

For Huntington University business majors.

To apply: contact Lisa Montany, Huntington University Financial Aid Office, 260-359-4014.

 

Indiana Wesleyan Business Education Scholarship

For Indiana Wesleyan business majors attending the Fort Wayne campus.

To apply: contact Becca Bowlin, Indiana Wesleyan, 765-677-4971.

 

MKM architecture + design Scholarship

For Ball State University students enrolled in the College of Architecture and Planning.

To apply: contact Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning department chair, 765-285-5859.

 

Nicho Becerra Memorial Scholarship Fund

Legal dependents of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged, are eligible to apply. Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/ vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Richard C. Menge Scholarship

For graduating seniors from Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties attending the University of Michigan.

To apply: https://alumni.umich.edu/communities-clubs/u-m-club-of-fort-wayne/scholarship-information

 

Robert C. Batchelder DDS Scholarship

For Allen County high school seniors and current Indiana University School of Dentistry students who graduated from an Allen County high school with at least a 3.0 GPA, pursuing careers in the dental field at IUFW, Indiana University- Bloomington, or IUPUI.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Tony Beam Memorial Scholarship Fund

Legal dependents of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged, are eligible to apply. Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/ vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

MAJOR/CONCENTRATION

Agriculture

Don G. Scott Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis business majors with an agricultural background.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

H. Robert Facks Memorial Scholarship

Allen County students, with preference given to graduates from Homestead High School or Bishop Luers High School majoring in agriculture, veterinary science, or economics at Purdue University.

To apply: contact Lela Mixon, Assistant Director for Career Services and Scholarship Coordinator, College of Agriculture, at Purdue University, 765-494-8482.

 

Arts

Dixie Durr Scholarship Fund

For North Side High School seniors who excel in performing arts and participate in extracurricular activities.

To apply: contact the North Side High School Alumni Association at 260-471-4499 or nshsaa@gmail.com.

 

New Haven High School Art Scholarship

New Haven High School seniors pursuing college or vocational training in visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, or culinary arts.

To apply: contact Sydney Salway, New Haven High School, 260-446-0220, ext. 7214.

 

Richard & Gloria Baker Fund for the Arts

For Allen County high school students wishing to pursue a degree in the arts.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Robert D. Parker Graphic Arts Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis graphic arts majors.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

South Side High School Foundation ( Jennifer Manth) Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors pursuing a college degree in English, fine arts, or the performing arts.

To apply: contact South Side High School Guidance Office, 260-467-2565.

 

Thomas and Mary Lou Knurek Mid-Degree Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis art majors.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Withers Scholars

For Purdue University Fort Wayne juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in elementary education, history, political science, communications, theater, English, or library science.

To apply: contact the Purdue University Fort Wayne department offices of the eligible majors or the university switchboard, 260-481-4739.

 

Business

Don G. Scott Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis business majors with an agricultural background.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Huntington University Business Education Scholarship

For Huntington University business majors.

To apply: contact Lisa Montany, Huntington University Financial Aid Office, 260-359-4014.

 

Indiana Tech Business Education Scholarship

For Indiana Tech business majors.

To apply: contact Scott Thum, Indiana Tech Financial Aid Office, 260-422-5561, ext. 2208.

 

Indiana Wesleyan Business Education Scholarship

For Indiana Wesleyan business majors attending the Fort Wayne campus.

To apply: contact Tom Taylor, Indiana Wesleyan, 765-677-4971.

 

Ivy Tech Business Education Scholarship

For Ivy Tech Community College business majors.

To apply: contact Sam Whitton, Ivy Tech Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 260-481-2229.

 

Mary Louise (Weezie) Doermer Notre Dame Scholarship

For University of Notre Dame Business School students pursuing an MBA.

To apply: contact University of Notre Dame Office of Financial Aid, 574-631-6436.

 

Purdue University Fort Wayne Business Education Scholarship

For Purdue University Fort Wayne business majors.

To apply: contact Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Business, 260-481-6472.

 

University of Saint Francis Business Education Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis business majors.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Communications

Fort Wayne Sertoma Club-William Doctor Charles M. Henry Jr. Scholarship Fund

For students attending Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders.

To apply: contact Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders, 260-481-6410.

 

Withers Scholars

For Purdue University Fort Wayne juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in elementary education, history, political science, communications, theater, English, or library science.

To apply: contact the Purdue University Fort Wayne department offices of the eligible majors or the university switchboard, 260-481-4739.

 

Economics

H. Robert Facks Memorial Scholarship

Allen County students, with preference given to graduates from Homestead High School or Bishop Luers High School majoring in agriculture, veterinary science, or economics at Purdue University.

To apply: contact Lela Mixon, Assistant Director for Career Services and Scholarship Coordinator, College of Agriculture, at Purdue University, 765-494-8482.

 

Nathaniel Saul Wittenberg Scholarship Fund

Northrop High School graduate. Must NOT rank in the top 2 positions of graduating class. Majoring in social studies, economics, political science, geography, international studies, history, or teaching. Can be used for Post Bachelor Education.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Education

AWS Foundation Scholarship

For a currently licensed educator who teaches at a public school in Northeast Indiana seeking additional special education certifications. Must be based in the following counties: Allen, DeKalb, Adams, Wells, Huntington, Steuben, LaGrange, Noble, Whitley, Wabash, Miami, Kosciusko, Elkhart, Fulton, or Marshall.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Clarence A. & Josephine E. Biedenweg Education Scholarship

For high school seniors from FWCS who plan to attend an Indiana accredited 4-year college or university. Must major in education.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Jack Weicker Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors pursuing a college degree in education.

To apply: contact South Side High School Guidance Office, 260-467-2565.

 

Marilyn and William Wunderlin Scholarship

For the University of Saint Francis students majoring in elementary education.

To apply: contact the University of Saint Francis Financial Aid Office, 260-399-8003.

 

Nathaniel Saul Wittenberg Scholarship Fund

Northrop High School graduate. Must NOT rank in the top 2 positions of graduating class. Majoring in social studies, economics, political science, geography, international studies, history, or teaching. Can be used for Post Bachelor Education.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Withers Scholars

For Purdue University Fort Wayne juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in elementary education, history, political science, communications, theater, English, or library science.

To apply: contact the Purdue University Fort Wayne department offices of the eligible majors or the university switchboard, 260-481-4739.

 

Medical

Bonnie, Ilene, and Helen Marschand Scholarship

For Ivy Tech Community College nursing majors.

To apply: contact Sam Whitton, Ivy Tech Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 260-481-2229.

 

John and Maryann Chapman North Side High School Medical Education Scholarship

For North Side High School seniors and graduates pursuing medical degrees.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Nurse Marce Scholarship

Student must be a high school senior at FWCS pursing a nursing degree. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Robert C. Batchelder DDS Scholarship

For Allen County high school seniors and current Indiana University School of Dentistry students who graduated from an Allen County high school with at least a 3.0 GPA, pursuing careers in the dental field at IUFW, Indiana University-Bloomington, or IUPUI.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Wanda Crouse Nursing Scholarship

Allen County students pursuing a major in nursing (BSN).

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Public Services

Dr. C. James and Susan Owen Scholarship

For Purdue University Fort Wayne student athletes pursuing a career in public services.

To apply: contact Purdue University Fort Wayne Athletic Department, 260-481-6645.

 

Nathaniel Saul Wittenberg Scholarship Fund

Northrop High School graduate. Must NOT rank in the top 2 positions of graduating class. Majoring in social studies, economics, political science, geography, international studies, history, or teaching. Can be used for Post Bachelor Education.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

Withers Scholars

For Purdue University Fort Wayne juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in elementary education, history, political science, communications, theater, English, or library science.

To apply: contact the Purdue University Fort Wayne department offices of the eligible majors or the university switchboard, 260-481-4739.

 

Vocational

Ann D. Ballinger Scholarship

For adults, 24 years or older, returning to school. Must reside in Allen County and plan to enroll in a continuing education school in the areas of vocational and technical training, including computer-related skills.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Bill & Todd Fritcha Vocational Scholarship

New Haven High School seniors pursuing vocational careers.

To apply: contact Sydney Salway, New Haven High School, 260-446-0220, ext. 7214.

 

Home Builders Association Scholarship

For graduates of local high schools pursuing a career in the residential construction industry, attending Ivy Tech Community College.

To apply: contact Sam Whitton, Ivy Tech Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 260-481-2229.

 

NICAF Construction Scholarship

For families of a regular Building Contractors Association (BCA) member in good standing or a regular BCA member’s full-time employee and/or successfully completed the BCA Construction Career Academy for an accredited construction apprenticeship program or college construction-related degree program.

To apply: contact BCA, 260-483-9596, or visit bcafortwayne.org/scholarships.

 

Nicho Becerra Memorial Scholarship Fund

Legal dependents of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged, are eligible to apply. Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/ vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Tony Beam Memorial Scholarship Fund

Legal dependents of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged, are eligible to apply. Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/ vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Other

H. Robert Facks Memorial Scholarship

Allen County students, with preference given to graduates from Homestead High School or Bishop Luers High School majoring in agriculture, veterinary science, or economics at Purdue University.

To apply: contact Lela Mixon, Assistant Director for Career Services and Scholarship Coordinator, College of Agriculture, at Purdue University, 765-494-8482.

 

MKM architecture + design Scholarship

For Ball State University students enrolled in the College of Architecture and Planning.

To apply: contact Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning department chair, 765-285-5859.

 

Nathaniel Saul Wittenberg Scholarship Fund

Northrop High School graduate. Must NOT rank in the top 2 positions of graduating class. Majoring in social studies, economics, political science, geography, international studies, history, or teaching. Can be used for Post Bachelor Education.

To apply: contact your guidance counselor or Community Programs, 260-467-7292.

 

New Haven High School Art Scholarship

New Haven High School seniors pursuing college or vocational training in visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, or culinary arts.

To apply: contact Sydney Salway, New Haven High School, 260-446-0220, ext. 7214.

 

South Side High School Foundation ( Jennifer Manth) Scholarship

For South Side High School seniors pursuing a college degree in English, fine arts, or the performing arts.

To apply: contact South Side High School Guidance Office, 260-467-2565.

 

Withers Scholars

For Purdue University Fort Wayne juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in elementary education, history, political science, communications, theater, English, or library science.

To apply: contact the Purdue University Fort Wayne department offices of the eligible majors or the university switchboard, 260-481-4739.

 

SPECIAL AREAS

Athletics

Bill Kerbel Athletic Scholarship

New Haven High School seniors who are 4-year student athletes pursuing a 4-year college degree.

To apply: fill out the Bill Kerbel Athletic Scholarship Application or contact Sydney Salway, New Haven High School, 260-446-0220, ext. 7214

 

Dr. C. James and Susan Owen Scholarship

For Purdue University Fort Wayne student athletes pursuing a career in public services.

To apply: contact Purdue University Fort Wayne Athletic Department, 260-481-6645.

 

Fort Wayne Coliseum Lions Club Scholarship

Applicants for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship are eligible.

To apply: contact your Allen County high school guidance counselor for Lilly application and deadline.

 

Phillip and Froncie Gutman Scholarship

North Side High School seniors who have participated in high school athletics at least 3 out of 4 years.

To apply: contact the North Side High School Alumni Association at 260-471-4499 or nshsaa@gmail.com.

 

Richard T. (Dick) Doermer Purdue University Fort Wayne Athletic Scholarship

For Purdue University Fort Wayne student athletes.

To apply: contact Purdue University Fort Wayne Athletic Department, 260-481-6645

 

Lilly Endowment Scholarship

Community Scholarship

Applicants for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship are eligible.

To apply: contact your Allen County high school guidance counselor for Lilly application and deadline.

 

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Allen County high school seniors who live in Allen County, must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have overcome significant hardships.

To apply: contact your Allen County high school guidance counselor for application and deadline information.

 

Returning Adults

Ann D. Ballinger Scholarship

For adults, 24 years or older, returning to school. Must reside in Allen County and plan to enroll in a continuing education school in the areas of vocational and technical training, including computer-related skills.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

AWS Foundation Scholarship

For a currently licensed educator who teaches at a public school in Northeast Indiana seeking additional special education certifications. Must be based in the following counties: Allen, DeKalb, Adams, Wells, Huntington, Steuben, LaGrange, Noble, Whitley, Wabash, Miami, Kosciusko, Elkhart, Fulton, or Marshall.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Fort Wayne Coliseum Lions Club Scholarship

For high schoolers or returning adults wanting to pursue higher education, including vocational studies.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Other

Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do Scholarship Fund

For high school seniors who have survived cancer or are siblings of children with cancer. Must write a one-page essay about your experience with cancer and how it has shaped future plans.

To apply: contact Jennyfer Balkema, 260-609-3155, or visit campwatchawannado.com.

 

Fort Wayne Country Club Caddie Scholarship

For Fort Wayne Country Club caddies attending Indiana colleges.

To apply: contact Fort Wayne Country Club, 260-432-2581.

 

Fort Wayne Firefighters Fraternal Benefit Association Scholarship

For children and stepchildren of active or pensioned Fort Wayne Fire Department employees.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

James H. Cox Scholarship

For tax dependents of Agri Stats employees; also includes Agri Stats affiliate companies. For students looking to pursue either a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

NICAF Construction Scholarship

For families of a regular Building Contractors Association (BCA) member in good standing or a regular BCA member’s full-time employee and/or successfully completed the BCA Construction Career Academy for an accredited construction apprenticeship program or college construction-related degree program.

To apply: contact BCA, 260-483-9596, or visit bcafortwayne.org/scholarships.

 

Nicho Becerra Memorial Scholarship Fund

Legal dependents of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged, are eligible to apply. Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/ vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024.

 

Rea Magnet Wire Scholarship

For children and stepchildren of permanent, full-time Rea Magnet Wire retirees and employees with at least three years of continuous service.

To apply: contact Susan Boyd, Rea Magnet Wire Vice President of Human Resources, 260-421-7343.

 

Tony Beam Memorial Scholarship Fund

Legal dependents of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged, are eligible to apply. Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/ vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit cfgfw.org. Application due by April 1, 2024

 

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is pleased to be a resource for scholarship funds. We have worked with many generous donors to make funding available to students to pursue their education. If you need our assistance, please contact Lisa Pickerman or Nyke Bounket.

All of the scholarships listed (with a few exceptions) require the applicant to be a resident of Allen County, Indiana. The scholarship application deadlines vary from one institution to another.

 

Beam, Tony Memorial Scholarship

Active duty service member, veterans, spouse of a veteran or active duty service member, or legal dependent of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged are eligible to apply.

Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit our scholarship application portal.

Contact the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, 260-426-4083, with any questions.

Applications due April 15, 2022

 

Becerra, Nicho Memorial Scholarship

Active duty service member, veterans, spouse of a veteran or active duty service member, or legal dependent of a veteran or active service member, honorably discharged or medically discharged are eligible to apply.

Must be based in Northeast Indiana, from Northeast Indiana, or residing in Northeast Indiana and attending an accredited college, university, or trade/vocational/technical school.

To apply: visit our scholarship application portal.

Contact the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, 260-426-4083, with any questions.

Applications due April 15, 2022

 

MKM architecture + design Scholarship

Ball State University students enrolled in the College of Architecture and Planning

Award is part of a 3rd year competition

To apply: contact Tammy McCord, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Architecture, 765-285-1902

 

Shank, Jim and Sandi Scholarship

Children’s Autism Center Inc. or Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adult students

Assistance for students under 18 to attend either institution

Contact Jill Forte, Children’s Autism Center Executive Director, 260-459-6040; or Michael Mushett, Turnstone Executive Director, 260-483-2100

 


Renew or Defer a Scholarship: In order to continue to receive financial support for your renewable scholarship, you will need to submit forms to renew. View the renewal forms or the transfer / defer your scholarship forms.

To learn more, please contact:

Jaren Harmon
Donor Engagement Specialist
260-969-3115
jharmon@cfgfw.org

You can also contact another member of our Community Impact team.