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.

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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 Scholarship 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.

Applications are now available. Scroll down to the To Apply section to download the application.
JANUARY 1st Application available
MARCH 1st Application due to student’s school
MARCH 29th Each school will report its top nominee to the Community Foundation.
MAY 9th The Community Foundation will notify scholarship recipient.
Resources
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Scholarships adult students:

  • IUSB Elkhart County Scholarship
  • Ivy Tech Community College Scholarship
  • Jane Fryer McConaughy Memorial Scholarship / Students pursuing Missionary, Ministry or Education

Scholarships current high school seniors:

  • John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence for HS Seniors
  • Philip T. Christ Scholarship / For CTS Dependents
  • Donald & Margaret Covert Scholarship / Students pursuing a Science-Oriented curriculum
  • Foreman for DePauw University / For Goshen HS Seniors
  • IUSB Elkhart County Scholarship
  • Ivy Tech Community College Scholarship
  • Jenkins Automotive Scholarship / Students pursuing Automotive Technician certificate program
  • Literacy League of Elkhart County
  • Claude S. & Hanna M. Kegerreis Scholarship
  • Ralph Lockerbie Goshen Kiwanis Scholarship / Students from Fairfield or Goshen HS Key Club members
  • Jane Fryer McConaughy Memorial Scholarship / Students pursuing Missionary, Ministry or Education
  • Charles Milton & Miriam Nance Miller Nursing / Student pursing 4-year nursing degree program
  • Butch Nine Scholarship / Students pursuing law enforcement, medical studies or fire service
  • Henry & Alice Pederson Educational Fund
  • Todd C. Putnam Memorial Scholarship / Students (ECS) pursuing Health Care or Special Needs Educ.
  • Larry & Elizabeth Renbarger Scholarship / Wabash HS student attending Manchester University
  • Corporal Aaron L. Seal Memorial Scholarship / 1st generation students (ECS) pursuing a 4-year degree
  • Walter O. Wells Scholarship
  • Ira Whitlock Scholarship

To Apply

Download the John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence for 8th Graders scholarship application. All applications are due to your school counselor by Tuesday, March 1st.

Download Application

Amanda Jamison

Program Officer
Youth Development and Scholarships

Samantha Crooks

Program Associate
Youth Development and Scholarships

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Marla Unger

Scholarship Associate