Tom Grove Memorial Scholarship

 The scholarship was established in the loving memory of Tom Grove.  Tom was a retired teacher and the head of the Art Department at Elkhart Central High School.  He dedicated 40 years of service to helping his students pursue their interests in art and photography.

Tom was a skilled fine artist and photographer. He and his work earned many prestigious awards, including a two-time Lilly Creative Teacher Fellow, a Toyota International Teacher Program participant, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Research participant. Tom held several shows of his art and photography throughout the state of Indiana. 

Photo of Tom Grove

Eligibility Requirements: 

  1. A resident of Elkhart County for at least one year 
  2. Must be a graduating high school senior from Elkhart Community Schools
  3. A student pursuing a Fine Arts or Photography Degree
  4. A student planning to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in the United States.

Amount of award:  One new award is given every year in the amount of $1,000 (1-year award).  Future growth of this fund may allow for an increased number of awards or scholarship amounts.

Apply between January 1 and March 1, 2023.