Universal Scholarship
Application for
High School

One application unlocks dozens of scholarships

The Universal Application for high school students is a single, online application that helps assess a student’s eligibility for scholarships.

The Community Foundation has partnered with families and organizations who want to help Elkhart County students succeed in obtaining higher education. The scholarships available through the Universal Application help pay a student’s tuition.

The Universal Application opens on January 1, 2022, and the deadline is March 1, 2022.

Recipients will be notified by April 30 and the Community Foundation will send checks to the college or university in July 2022.

The 2020 INSPIRE Scholarship winners
Name Description Amount Years awarded
John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence Scholarship for Seniors Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior. Successful completion of math honors coursework and notable achievement in math on the ACT/SAT. Pursuing a degree in mathematics or the sciences in a four-year program at an accredited college. $2,500 4
Ed Bradford Family Health Care 4-H Scholarship Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior. Former or current Elkhart County 4-H member. Pursuing a degree in the medical field on a full-time basis at an accredited college. Awards one new scholarship annually. $500 4
Mary J. Strati Byrd Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior from Elkhart High School and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. Pursuing a degree in the medical field (medical research preference) on a full-time basis at an accredited college or university. Awards one new scholarship every two years. Available in 2022.
$1,000 4
Philip T. Christ Scholarship
Graduating high school senior. Ranked in upper half of academic class. Dependent child of a CTS Corp. employee, working at any of the CTS domestic facilities. Planning to enroll in an accredited college, university or vocational school. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,000 4
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating senior (female) from Goshen High School. Pursuing a degree in nursing at an accredited college. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$500 4
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior. Pursuing a science-oriented degree in a four-year program at an accredited college. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,500 4
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior (Goshen High School preference) attending DePauw University with a preference given towards the pursuit of an education degree. Awards one new scholarship every four years. Available in 2024.
$13,000 4
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating HS Senior from Elkhart HS. Pursuing a Fine Arts or Photography Degree at an accredited college or university. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,000 1
Parent must be an employee of Heritage Financial Group, Inc.; Quick Auto, Inc.; Heritage Acceptance Corporation; M H Acceptance or any of the Manufactured Housing Communities, with at least one year of seniority. Planning to enroll on a full-time basis at an accredited college, university or vocational school. Awards multiple scholarships each year. Recipients may re-apply annually.
$1,000 1
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior from Goshen High School (preference) or Elkhart County schools and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Pursuing a degree in music in a four-year program at an accredited college. Awards one new scholarship every two years, with the next being available in 2023.
$1,000 4
INSPIRE Scholarship
Graduating high school senior from an Elkhart County school who maintains between a 2.0 and 3.75 GPA. Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited college, university or technical school seeking an associates or bachelor’s degree. Scholarship recipients will be required to volunteer in Elkhart County for a minimum of 30 hours each year in order to renew the scholarship. Awards multiple two-year and four-year scholarships each year.
$3,000 2 and 4
IUSB Elkhart County Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Must enroll or be a current student at IUSB or IUSB-Elkhart. Traditional, non-traditional, full-time, part-time and graduate students may apply. Awards multiple scholarships each year. Students may re-apply annually.
Varies 1
Ivy Tech Community College Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Must enroll or be a current student at Ivy Tech Community College. Traditional, non-traditional, full-time and part-time students may apply. Awards multiple scholarships each year. Students may re-apply annually.
Varies 1
Jenkins Automotive Scholarship presented by Rick and Sandy Jenkins
Graduating senior from an Elkhart County high school or the Elkhart Area Career Center Automotive Program. Pursuing a degree or certificate in Automotive Technology or related field on a full-time basis. Awards one new scholarship annually. (Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year.)
$1,250 2
Claude S. and Hanna M. Kegerreis Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a four-year program. Awards multiple scholarships annually.
$1,000 4
Jack Letherman ROTC Scholarship
Graduating senior from an Elkhart County high school or Marian High School. Planning to participate in an ROTC program at college (preference) or a dependent of an active or retired military parent. It is open to dependents of all branches of the military, but a preference is given to U.S. Army. Awards one new scholarship annually. (Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year.)
$2,500 4
Literacy League of Elkhart County Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior female in the top 25 percent of her class. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in Indiana in a 4-year program. Awards two scholarships annually.
$1,000 1
Ralph Lockerbie Goshen Kiwanis Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior from Goshen or Fairfield (Key Club member preference). Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a four-year program. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,250 4
Jane Fryer McConaughy Memorial Scholarship
Indiana resident and/or attending college in Indiana. Pursuing a degree in ministry, missions or education. Traditional, non-traditional, full-time, part-time and graduate students may apply. Awards multiple scholarships each year. Students may re-apply annually.
Varies 1
Charles Milton and Miriam Nance Miller Nursing Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior. Student pursuing a nursing degree. Planning to enroll in an accredited Indiana college in a four-year program. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,250 4
Morton Family Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior from Elkhart High School maintaining a 3.0 to 3.5 GPA. Planning to enroll on a full-time basis at an accredited college or university. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,000 4
Butch Nine Scholarship
Graduating senior from NorthWood High School. Pursuing a degree in law enforcement, medical studies or fire service. Planning to enroll in an accredited college. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,250 4
Henry and Alice Pederson Educational Fund
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior. Planning to enroll in an accredited college, university or vocational school. Awards multiple scholarships annually.
$1,000 4
Mary T. Putnam Journalism Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior. Pursuing a degree in journalism in a four-year program at an accredited college. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,000 4
Todd C. Putnam Memorial Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior from Elkhart High School. Pursuing a career in health care or special needs education in a four-year program at an accredited college in Indiana. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$500 4
Larry and Elizabeth Renbarger Scholarship
Graduating senior from Wabash High School (preference) or Elkhart County schools. Planning to attend Manchester University. Awards one new scholarship every forr years, including 2022.
$6,000 4
David E. Schnell Football Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior male from Elkhart High School. Must be a member of the Elkhart High School football team and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,000 2
Corporal Aaron L. Seal Memorial Scholarship
First-generation college student. Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating senior from Concord, Elkhart or Jimtown high schools. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a four-year program. Awards one new scholarship every four years. Available 2024.
$750 4
Walter O. Wells Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a four-year program. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$1,000 4
Ira Whitlock Scholarship
Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a fourr-year program. Awards one new scholarship annually.
$750 4

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Let us help you pick the right foundation that fits your needs.

Amanda Jamison

Senior Program Officer

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(574) 295-8761

Samantha Lambert

Associate Program Officer

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