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, 2023, and the deadline is March 1, 2023.

Recipients will be notified by April 30 and the Community Foundation will send checks to the college or university in July 2023.

The 2020 INSPIRE Scholarship winners
NameDescriptionAmountYears awarded
John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence Scholarship for SeniorsResident 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.$2,5004
Ed Bradford Family Health Care 4-H ScholarshipResident 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.$5004
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 2024.

$1,0004
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.

$1,0004

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.

$1,0004

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.

$1,5004

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.

$13,0004

Penny Free Memorial Scholarship

Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Historically underrepresented student, including African-American, Hispanic/Latinx or women. Preference given to a student pursuing a degree in either a health care field (including behavioral health and social work) or the arts. Traditional or non-traditional, full-time or part-time students may apply. Awards one scholarship each year. Students may re-apply annually.

$1,5001

Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior from Elkhart High School. Pursuing a Fine Arts or Photography Degree at an accredited college or university. Awards one new scholarship annually.

$1,0001

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. Students may re-apply annually.

$1,0001

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. Available in 2023.

$1,0004

INSPIRE Scholarship

Resident of Elkhart County a minimum of four years. 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.

$3,0002 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.

Varies1
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.

Varies1
Jenkins Automotive Scholarship presented by Rick and Sandy Jenkins

Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. 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.

$1,2502
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.

$1,0004
LTC Jack Letherman Memorial Scholarship for Veteran Families

Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. 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.

$2,5004
Literacy League of Elkhart County Scholarship

Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior (female) from an Elkhart County high school in the top 25% of her class. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in Indiana in a 4-year program. Awards two scholarships annually.

$1,0001
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.

$1,2504
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.

Varies1
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.

$1,2504
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.

$1,0004
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.

$1,2504
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.

$1,2504
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.

$1,5004
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.

$7504
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 four years. Available in 2026.

$6,0004
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.

$1,0002
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 in 2024.

$7504
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.

$1,0004
Ira Whitlock 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.

$7504
Wen and Susan Wu Scholarship

Resident of Elkhart County minimum of one year. Graduating high school senior from Elkhart High School maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA. Planning to enroll on a full-time basis at an accredited college or university. Awards one new scholarship annually.

$1,0004

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Scholarship Team

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

Amanda Jamison

Senior Program Officer

[email protected]
(574) 295-8761