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Baby Brody Pendill Scholarship Fund
|History: The Baby Brody Pendill Memorial Scholarship Fund was established soon after Brody became an angel in heaven.|
Contributions can be made to the Baby Brody Pendill Scholarship Fund with Checks made out to the Community Foundation of Morgan County, 56 North Main Street, Martinsville, IN 46151 or by using the online secure donation process with the PayPal button on this page.
Bob Staggs Memorial Scholarship Fund
educational scholarships for students who are accepted and attend accredited two or four year public or private institutions of higher learning or technical or trade schools and in particular to students who meet qualifications set forth
|Purpose: For a student with at least a 2.5 GPA who was involved in sports activities in school and who is interested in a career in sports broadcasting, sports marketing or sports medicine. Applicants should explain this interest and their career goals in an essay. Applicants must exhibit good character, respect for others, and good citizenship in their sports activities and within a school. Additional references required.
History: Robert “Bob” Staggs was well known and respected in the Morgan County area as a lifelong resident and sports broadcaster. He was the voice of play-by-play commentary for radio sports on WCBK Radio during his 30-year broadcasting career. He further demonstrated his support for and loyalty to Martinsville High School sports programs by volunteering and helping the program even after his retirement as a broadcaster. This scholarship was established to honor his memory and perpetuate his legacy as a broadcaster in Morgan County.
Charles F. & Olive B. Flater Scholarship Fund
Provide annual reimbursement scholarship for a student graduating from Mooresville High School.
Purpose: For a student who demonstrates overall academic preparedness, an ability communicate future educational plans and reasoning behind those plans, an ability to adjust to new learning and living environments, and exemplary ethical and moral conduct as it relates to school, fellow students, and faculty.
History: Charles and Olive Flater were married in January of 1895. Charles worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for many years, retiring in 1938. He was also appointed Brown Township Trustee in 1939 and held that post until 1947. He was a 50-year Mason of the Mooresville F. & A.M. Lodge # 78, and a charter member of the Mooresville Lion’s Club. Olive Flater was a member of the Bay View Club and the Mooresville Women’s Club. Charles and Olive were longtime members of the Mooresville First Methodist Church. They had one child, Hazel Ann Flater, who wrote the “Chit Chat” column in the Martinsville Democrat in the 1960’s. Hazel was a member of the Mooresville First United Methodist Church, Mooresville Eastern Star, Kappa Kappa Sigma sorority, and an honorary member of the Bay View Club. She bequeathed the funds for the scholarship to be established in honor of her parents.
Dax’s Dream Fund
Dax’s Dream Fund Mission: To cultivate big and small joys for young adults living with cancer.
Emily Downey Memorial Fund
For educational scholarships for students accepted into two- or four-year public or private institutions of higher learning
|Purpose: Preference given to students who have been directly involved in at least two interscholastic sports activities (either as an athlete or student support staff). Preference also is given to female students or students with at least average academic achievement. The student must be graduating from Indian Creek High School but can reside in any county.|
History: The Emily Downey Memorial Fund was established in 2012 to honor the memory of Emily Downey, a former Indian Creek student-athlete. Emily Downey was a wonderful student, athlete, daughter, sister, and friend. Her personality was luminescent, and her smile will never be forgotten. This scholarship was created by her friend to honor her memory and ensure that it will live on long after the class of 2009. Emily changed many lives, and it is with this scholarship that we hope to change much more. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but her love left memories that sadness could never steal.
Eminence Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
Income from the fund will be used to provide scholarships to graduates of Eminence High School
Purpose: Academic Scholarship for students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Vocational Scholarship: For students with at least a 2.3 GPA. For students with demonstrated financial need.
History: At the Forty-third Annual Eminence High School Alumni Banquet, the Eminence Alumni Committee and other alumni discussed and approved the idea of forming an association to promote Eminence High School and address the needs of the community. After suggestions to begin and finance a scholarship, generous donations helped create this fund to support graduates of Eminence High School.
Gordon Leigh Speer Memorial Scholarship Fund
For students who are accepted into and attend Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Purpose: For a senior graduating from any high school in Morgan County or Indian Creek High School who intends to study at The Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Preference is given to students studying engineering. The goal is to assist students of high academic achievement and potential.
History: This scholarship honors Gordon Leigh Speer, who raised eight children, shared a strong work ethic with his family, and honored the cause and benefits of education
Kaitlyn Fulkerson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship at Mooresville High School. The scholarship will begin with the graduating class of 2014; one scholarship shall be awarded each year to a graduating Mooresville High School senior
|Purpose: For a student with at least a 3.0 GPA who exhibits good character, respect for others, and good citizenship. The scholarship looks to recognize a student who sets a good example with their peers and in the community. Additional references required.|
History: The Kaitlyn Fulkerson Memorial Scholarship was established to commemorate and celebrate the life of Kaitlyn Fulkerson who would have graduated with the Mooresville High School class of 2014. She was an outgoing and loving person, a gifted student, and had a fun spirit. The fund was established with memorial contributions for Kaitlyn, who passed away on September 15, 2011.
Linda Huttsell Academic Scholarship Fund
To establish an advised scholarship pass-through fund for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two-or four-year public or private institutions of higher learning
Purpose: For students in the upper ½ of the graduating class with strong moral character and demonstrated academic achievement. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need.
History: Formerly the Monrovia New Horizons Scholarship, this fund provides scholarships to one or more graduating seniors from Monrovia High School.
Mooresville Band Parents Music Scholars Fund
The primary purpose of the fund is to promote and encourage the study of music through Mooresville Community School’s band program.
Purpose: The The purpose of the Fund shall be to promote and encourage the study of music through the Mooresville Community Schools’ Band program.
History: To help ensure the Mooresville Community Schools’ Band the Mooresville Band Parents Association Music Scholars Endowment Fund was established in 2000. The fund supports the band activities by increasing band participation, purchasing music, equipment, instructional services, and supplies. It also is a means in which the band program can utilize an outreach and recruitment program
Mooresville High School Alumni Scholarship Fund
The applicant shall be a senior graduating from Mooresville HS in the year of application; shall be enrolled or accepted into an institution of higher learning
Purpose: Each year the Mooresville High School Alumni Association offers a scholarship for graduates of Mooresville High School to advance their education and careers by building upon their education at Mooresville High School with further education.
History: This scholarship fund was established because the Mooresville High School Alumni Association feels a duty to leave a legacy for students who may not otherwise benefit from a helping hand despite their ability to obtain further training and education.
Owen L. Prescott and Dorothea I. Prescott Scholarship Fund
The scholarship shall be based upon the character, need, and high school record of the student.
Purpose: For a student seeking a 2-4 year degree. This scholarship will be based upon the character, need, and high school record of the applicant.
History: This scholarship was created by the estate of Owen Prescott to promote post-secondary education opportunities to Mooresville High School graduates. This fund honors Owen L. Prescott and Dorothea I. Prescott, alumni of Mooresville High School who were very supportive of Mooresville youth and the promotion of post-secondary education.
Robert D. St. Clair Memorial Scholarship Fund
To provide annual scholarships for graduates of Martinsville High School.
|Purpose: For a student pursuing a 2 or 4-year program at a vocational/technical school or an accredited college or university, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants should demonstrate good character and financial need.|
History: Robert St. Clair was a 1944 graduate of Ellettsville High School. He served as a tail gunner in the United States Navy during World War II. Robert St. Clair received a Journalism degree and a Law degree from Indiana University. He served as Justice of the Peace for Washington Township in the early 1950’s. He was also the longest-serving city attorney in the State of Indiana, serving under four different mayors of Martinsville, Indiana. He served as the GOP delegate to the State Convention for 50 years, selected every year but one since the age of 21. He was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash and Distinguished Hoosier Awards for state service
Sergeant Dan Starnes Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Dan Starnes Fund is a non-permanent fund which will provide scholarships to Morgan County students wishing to study law enforcement.
|Purpose: For a student pursuing a 2-4 year degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a 2.0 minimum GPA, demonstrate academic promise, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference given to students with work experience, good character, community involvement, and a healthy lifestyle. Additional short essay required.
History: On Dec. 19, 1975, he married Janice (Lewis) Starnes and the couple later had two sons, Dustin and Ryan, who now serve as Indiana State Troopers.
Sgt. Starnes worked as a member of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department from 1995 to 2001. He was honored to serve Morgan County in many capacities, even outside of his job, including security for Martinsville High School, Bradford Woods, Paragon Speedway and a private investigation firm. He also worked the D.A.R.E. Program and was the Head Advisor for the Morgan County Cadet Explorer Program, working with the youth of Morgan County focusing on law enforcement careers. He was a volunteer fireman for Gregg Township for 20 years and a member of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association. He was also active at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and four-wheel riding with his sons. He was a great family man- his wife of 25 years, Janice, and his sons Dustin & Ryan were the most important part of his life.
Sgt. Starnes was shot while on duty on Flag Day, June 14, 2001 and died on July 10, 2001 from his injuries. His son, Ryan, was riding along with him as part of his college internship program, and was also shot and slightly injured. His family was determined to make sure that his memory would not be forgotten, so in 2001 they established the Sergeant Dan Starnes Memorial Scholarship at the Community Foundation of Morgan County to provide scholarships for Morgan County residents to study law enforcement or criminal justice.
Interested individuals may donate to this fund online, or by contacting the Community Foundation of Morgan County and noting that the gift should be placed in the Sergeant Dan Starnes Memorial Scholarship fund
Steven Lee Robert Terrell Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for senior graduating from Mooresville High School who has participated in athletics and seeking to continue education.
|Purpose: For a student who has participated in athletics who is seeking to continue their education. Preference is given to students with financial need.|
History: This scholarship was established in memory Steven Lee Robert Terrell, a Mooresville High School student and athlete who was killed in an automobile accident in November 2003. An honorary graduate of the class of 2004, he was a member of National Honor Society and ranked in the top 10% of his class. He was a successful athlete, avid baseball card collector, tri-captain of the football team, member of the 2003 football sectional team, and lead the team in tackles in his senior year. He displayed true dedication and even played all season with a broken wrist.
Velma M. Hackelman-Mendenhall Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mrs. Mendenhall graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in music and art in primary education. She taught preschool and gave piano lessons to all ages. She taught piano and water-color art lessons in Mooresville for many years.
Purpose: For a student pursuing a 2-4 year degree in education with a 2.5 minimum GPA.
History: Mrs. Hackleman-Mendenhall graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in music and art in primary education. She taught preschool and gave piano lessons to all ages. She taught piano and water-color art lessons in Mooresville for many years, and she served as the pianist for the United Methodist Church until she was 50 years old. Her family was an advocate for higher education and provides this scholarship for a student who wishes to pursue a degree in education.