John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence Scholarship for 8th Grader

Thanks to the generosity of John G. Blakesley, the Community Foundation is proud to offer a 4-year scholarship to an Elkhart County graduating 8th grade student, to be applied towards 4-years of higher education at an accredited college following the student’s high school graduation.

Scholarship Details

Each applying student will complete the application and return it to their respective Middle School Counselor. The school counselor and math teacher(s) at each school will then review the completed applications from which they may select one nominee. Original applications for the top nominee will then be delivered to the Community Foundation.


The Community Foundation Career Pathways Committee will review the nominee applications and select one winner. The winner of the John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence Scholarship will be awarded $1,250 a year for each of four years for a total award of $5,000. A new winner will be selected each year. As the fund increases, so may the number and amount of future awards.

Application Timeline
February 3, 2020 Application available online.
March 4, 2020 Application deadline.
March 25, 2020 Each school will report its top nominee to the Community Foundation.
May 15, 2020 The Community Foundation will notify the scholarship recipient.

To Apply

The application for the John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence Scholarship closed March 4, 2020.


Amanda Jamison

Senior Program Officer
Career Pathways


Samantha Lambert

Associate Program Officer
Career Pathways