Community Foundation of White County

FUNDS

LIST OF

AGENCY FUNDS

*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Francis and Beulah Altman Scholarship Fund


Provides a scholarship to a graduating senior at Frontier High School pursuing a degree in Education; preference is given to a student attending Indiana State
University. The Altmans farmed in White County, and Beulah was a long-time
teacher. Francis and Beulah Altman Scholarship Application




John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo Scholarship Fund


Little is known of John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo, except that they farmed,
most likely in Benton County. Pursuant to the Bartoo trust used to establish
the fund, this fund provides a scholarship to a graduating Tri-County senior
pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture or agri-business.
John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo Scholarship Application




G. Keith and Rose. S. Bernhardt Scholarship


Keith Bernhardt graduated from Remington HS in 1939 and Purdue University in 1942. A very successful engineer, he lived in Connecticut his entire life but never forgot his home community. This scholarship benefits a Remington resident graduating from Tri-County High School. G. Keith and Rose. S. Bernhardt Scholarship Application




Louis Blum Memorial Scholarship Fund


Established in memory of Louis Blum (1951-2006), founder of Alloy Custom Products in Delphi, this scholarship supports a student pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University or a welding degree at Ivy Tech Community College. It is available to students at Twin Lakes High School and Delphi High School. (Twin Lakes students must contact your guidance office for the Twin Lakes Common Apllication form. Delphi students please download the application below) Louis Blum Memorial Scholarship Application




John and Kathie Connelly Scholarship Fund


This scholarship, established in 2007, is awarded to a graduating senior from Frontier High School who has earned a letter in sports during his/her senior year, has a strong academic record, and who is in need of financial assistance in order to attend college. John (1944-2009) taught and coached at Frontier and Delphi High Schools after graduating from college, followed by a long career on the Mercantile Exchange. John and Kathie Connelly Scholarship Application




Mildred L. Cox Scholarship Fund


Established through the Mildred L. Cox (1909-2003) Trust, scholarships from
this fund are awarded to Twin Lakes graduating seniors, or previous Twin Lakes
graduates enrolled in a college or university, for whom financial assistance is
a necessity.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form.




Gordon and Marilyn Denton Scholarship Fund


Established by these long-time Chalmers-area farmers, this scholarship is
awarded to a Frontier graduating senior who is pursuing higher education or
training; applicants must demonstrate involvement in 4-H and/or interest in
music and the arts.
Gordon and Marilyn Denton Scholarship Application




Donald Dunk Memorial Scholarship Fund


Donald Dunk (1936-2011)grew up in Clinton County and spent his career with a large engineering firm. He enjoyed people – and enjoyed helping people, most often quietly and behind the scenes. A passionate supporter of education, he left his entire estate to establish this scholarship, which supports students from Carroll, Clinton and White Counties. Donald Dunk Memorial Scholarship Application




Encouraging Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund


This scholarship was established by M. Yvonne Koertge in memory of her husband, Paul, with whom she owned and operated the Riviera Resort complex on Lake Shafer for over 50 years. In tribute to Paul’s keen business sense, the scholarship was created to support a student pursuing a college degree and career in business. In addition to being an outstanding businessman, Paul was passionately committed to community, serving on many local boards, committees, and organizations. It is hoped that this scholarship’s recipient will commit time, talent, and treasure to better both business and community.

One scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Frontier, North White, Tri-County or Twin Lakes High School intending to pursue a college degree and career in business, particularly with an interest in entrepreneurship.

(Twin Lake students: please contact your guidance office for a Twin Lakes Common Application. All other Students please download the form below)

Encouraging Entrepreneurship Scholarship Application




Luke Frist Memorial Scholarship Fund


Luke Frist graduated from Tri-County High School in 2001. He was a 10-year 4-H member, played in the school band, and was on the football and track teams. During high school, he joined the Army Reserves, followed by enlistment. Luke died in January 2004 after his platoon was hit in Kuwait. This scholarship honors Luke’s commitment to family, community, and country. Luke Frist Memorial Scholarship Application




Dr. Charles and Treva Gish Health Scholarship Fund


Charles, a retired dentist, and Treva, a retired nurse, lived different places, traveled the world extensively, both for business and pleasure, and are passionately committed to addressing the challenge of access to quality healthcare, particularly in rural communities. These Brookston residents created this scholarship to encourage dental, medical, and other healthcare students to work hard for the benefit of others and to consider Investing their education back into rural communities that need their talent, abilities, and commitment. Dr. Charles and Treva Gish Health Scholarship Application




Emil Gutwein & Robert Pentel Memorial Fund


Established by J. Bradley and Kaye Gutwein in honor of Brad’s entrepreneurial
and community-minded grandfathers, this fund provides annual scholarships
for college, one each to a graduating senior from North White and Twin Lakes
High Schools.
(Twin Lakes students must contact your guidance office for the Twin Lakes Common Apllication form. North White students please download the application below) Emil Gutwein & Robert Pentel Memorial Scholarship Application




Robert B. Hanni Scholarship


Bob Hanni (1926-2017) believed in and was committed to lifelong education. Whether as an educator in the classroom, school superintendent, banker, or community advocate, he encouraged everyone to use their vision and talents for the greater good. This scholarship is available to graduating senior from Frontier, North White, Tri-County, or Twin Lakes High School. For students intending to pursue higher education through a nonprofit college, university, or school of training. (Twin Lakes students must contact your guidance office for the Twin Lakes Common Apllication form. Other students please download the application below) Robert B. Hanni Scholarship Application




Bette K. Huffman Memorial Fund


Bette Kestle Huffman (1922-2010) started playing the piano at age 6 and shared her love of music around the world as she followed her husband, Robert (Bob, 1922-2010), during his military career. This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior who exhibits a love of music and commitment to continuing that interest, not necessarily as a career but for
personal growth and enjoyment. Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




James A. Huffman Memorial Fund


Established by his brother, Robert, this scholarship pays tribute to James
Huffman (1920-1942), an Air Force pilot killed in a World War II training
mission. This scholarship funds a Twin Lakes graduating senior interested
in entering military service, particularly one interested in becoming a pilot.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Irons Memorial Scholarship


Paul Robert “Bob” and Irene Irons were lifelong residents of Monon. They had no children of their own but held a strong interest in education. Irene was an elementary teacher for 25 years and Bob served on North White’s Board of Trustees for many years, including time as its president. This scholarship, first awarded in 1987, supports students pursuing a degree in elementary education. Irons Memorial Scholarship Application




Valerie James “Don’t Quit” Memorial Scholarship Fund


A fund established in memory of Valerie James (1979-1997), a vibrant and
compassionate young woman killed in a tragic car accident the summer
before her senior year at Tri-County High School. This scholarship is awarded
to a Tri-County High School graduating senior who has been active in 4-H
(preferably a 10-year member and Junior Leader) and exhibits a “don’t quit”
attitude. The award is presented annually at the White County 4-H Fair.
Valerie James “Don’t Quit” Memorial Scholarship Application




Tyra Wright Klink and Angela Wright Elder Memorial Scholarship Fund


Tyra and Angela Wright both graduated from Twin Lakes High School; Tyra in 1979 and Angela in 1982. Both very interested in the health field, Tyra became an occupational therapist and Angela, a speech therapist. Both were killed as the result of a tragic accident on Lake Freeman in 2018. This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior pursuing secondary education in a health field, with special consideration going to a graduating senior who is a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church. Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Adam Krintz Memorial Scholarship Fund


Adam Krintz was a spirited member of the Twin Lakes Class of 2002; one
month after his graduation, leukemia claimed the life of this outgoing, well-
liked student. In his memory, his family annually awards a college
scholarship to a graduating senior at Twin Lakes High School.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Landis Memorial Scholarship Fund


This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior enrolling in post-
secondary education. Created by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Landis, owners of Landis
Plastics, Inc., It honors the memory of their sons, Henry J. Landis II and Edward
Landis.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form.




Monticello Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund


At their 50th reunion, several members of the Monticello Class of ’61 decided
that they would create a scholarship in gratitude for the strong foundation
provided for them by the Monticello schools and community. The award is given
to a graduating senior at Twin Lakes who has a strong academic record, has
been an active member of the community, and who needs financial assistance
in order to attend college.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Sandra L. Pitstick Memorial Scholarship Fund


Sandi Pitstick (1949-2008) taught elementary school for 37 years, 34 of
them in the Tri-County school system. Established by her husband Rodney,
this scholarship fund benefits a Tri-County graduating senior pursuing a
college degree in elementary education.
Sandra L. Pitstick Memorial Scholarship Application




E. Jean Voorhis Memorial Scholarship Fund


Though she never went to college, Jean Voorhis always aspired to be a teacher.
She loved working with children, her church, 4-H and home economics classes. When Jean died in 1998, her family established this scholarship to help a Twin Lakes graduating senior pursuing a college degree and career in home economics, teaching or music. Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




A. J. Wagner Memorial Scholarship Fund


A. J. Wagner (1983-2006) loved sports and spending time with his friends.
His parents established this scholarship to assist a graduating Frontier or
North White senior who has been active in sports pursue post-secondary
education.
This scholarship is not yet available.




George G. Walters Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship is not yet available.




Yeoman United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund


This scholarship will support students residing in Adams or Jefferson Township in Carroll County and graduating from a public high school in Carroll or White County. Preference is given to community college-bound students but may be extended to 4-year college applicants. This scholarship is not yet available.




Annie Horton Summer Scholarship


Annie Horton was a vivacious, creative young woman when she was killed in a car accident the summer after her sophomore year at North White High School. The Annie Horton Summer Scholarship is available to a freshman, sophomore or junior wishing to attend a summer program, particularly those in leadership, journalism, art, music, or science, though the scholarship is not limited tothose interests and programs. Annie Horton Summer Scholarship Application




Richard and Betty Graf, Eugene Hageman, and Murt Harrington Memorial Scholarships


Richard and Betty Graf, parents of Sandy Hageman and Susan Bledsoe, were devoted farmers committed to God, family, and community.

Eugene Hageman was born in 1920, the oldest of 9 children. He became a successful farmer in Remington, was father to Steve and Suzan, and a founding partner of Remington Seeds. A kind and hard-working man who never had the chance to go to college, he believed in “leaving things better than you found them, especially the land.”

Murt Harrington was born north of Goodland in 1898. A livestock dealer, businessman, real estate investor, and storyteller, Murt was one of the most well-known and well-loved people in the community. He became a surrogate and beloved grandfather to Steve and Suzan Hageman and inspired Steve to get involved in the real estate business.

Scholarships (one each: Graf, Hageman, Harrington) are available to graduating Tri-County seniors intending to pursue higher education in the field of agriculture through a nonprofit college or university.

Richard and Betty Graf, Eugene Hageman, and Murt Harrington Memorial Scholarships Application




Bill Hartke, Remington Class of '64, and Tri-County Scholarships


Bill Hartke Memorial Scholarship: A well-loved and respected Math teacher, this scholarship honors Mr. Hartke’s (1943-2007) love of education and his students.

Remington Class of '64 Scholarship: RHS ’64 members remain committed to academics and good citizenship; scholarship available after successful completion of first semester.

Tri-County Scholarships (10)

Applicants must be graduating seniors from Tri-County High School intending to pursue higher education through a nonprofit college, university, or school of training.

Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria: academic record, school-sponsored activities, community service and personal character, and a personal essay.

Bill Hartke, Remington Class of '64 and Tri-County Scholarships Applications




Linda Taulman Memorial Scholarship


Linda Taulman (1950-2015) was a teacher and coach – of athletics and of life. Her exuberant spirit and deep faith inspired everyone she met, regardless of circumstances. This scholarship was created in her memory by Linda’s husband, Duane, within the Tri-County Educational Foundation Project Fund, a fund administered by the Community Foundation of White County to provide recognition and support for academics in the Tri-County School Corporation.

Linda Taulman Memorial Scholarship Application





 

ARTS AND CULTURE

Monticello Parks Fund


A fund established to support the Monticello City Parks.





*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

Victor Pinchuk

 

CEMETERY FUNDS

Monticello Parks Fund


A fund established to support the Monticello City Parks.





*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

The richest person in the cemetery is the one who left the most happy memories.

Matshona Dhliwayo

 

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Monticello Parks Fund


A fund established to support the Monticello City Parks.





*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.

John F. Kennedy

 

COMMUNITY

Monticello Parks Fund


A fund established to support the Monticello City Parks.





*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

What a man does for himself dies with him. What a man does for his community lives long after he is gone.

Theodore Roosevelt

 

EDUCATION

Francis and Beulah Altman Scholarship Fund


Provides a scholarship to a graduating senior at Frontier High School pursuing a degree in Education; preference is given to a student attending Indiana State
University. The Altmans farmed in White County, and Beulah was a long-time
teacher. Francis and Beulah Altman Scholarship Application




John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo Scholarship Fund


Little is known of John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo, except that they farmed,
most likely in Benton County. Pursuant to the Bartoo trust used to establish
the fund, this fund provides a scholarship to a graduating Tri-County senior
pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture or agri-business.
John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo Scholarship Application




G. Keith and Rose. S. Bernhardt Scholarship


Keith Bernhardt graduated from Remington HS in 1939 and Purdue University in 1942. A very successful engineer, he lived in Connecticut his entire life but never forgot his home community. This scholarship benefits a Remington resident graduating from Tri-County High School. G. Keith and Rose. S. Bernhardt Scholarship Application




Louis Blum Memorial Scholarship Fund


Established in memory of Louis Blum (1951-2006), founder of Alloy Custom Products in Delphi, this scholarship supports a student pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University or a welding degree at Ivy Tech Community College. It is available to students at Twin Lakes High School and Delphi High School. (Twin Lakes students must contact your guidance office for the Twin Lakes Common Apllication form. Delphi students please download the application below) Louis Blum Memorial Scholarship Application




John and Kathie Connelly Scholarship Fund


This scholarship, established in 2007, is awarded to a graduating senior from Frontier High School who has earned a letter in sports during his/her senior year, has a strong academic record, and who is in need of financial assistance in order to attend college. John (1944-2009) taught and coached at Frontier and Delphi High Schools after graduating from college, followed by a long career on the Mercantile Exchange. John and Kathie Connelly Scholarship Application




Mildred L. Cox Scholarship Fund


Established through the Mildred L. Cox (1909-2003) Trust, scholarships from
this fund are awarded to Twin Lakes graduating seniors, or previous Twin Lakes
graduates enrolled in a college or university, for whom financial assistance is
a necessity.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form.




Gordon and Marilyn Denton Scholarship Fund


Established by these long-time Chalmers-area farmers, this scholarship is
awarded to a Frontier graduating senior who is pursuing higher education or
training; applicants must demonstrate involvement in 4-H and/or interest in
music and the arts.
Gordon and Marilyn Denton Scholarship Application




Donald Dunk Memorial Scholarship Fund


Donald Dunk (1936-2011)grew up in Clinton County and spent his career with a large engineering firm. He enjoyed people – and enjoyed helping people, most often quietly and behind the scenes. A passionate supporter of education, he left his entire estate to establish this scholarship, which supports students from Carroll, Clinton and White Counties. Donald Dunk Memorial Scholarship Application




Encouraging Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund


This scholarship was established by M. Yvonne Koertge in memory of her husband, Paul, with whom she owned and operated the Riviera Resort complex on Lake Shafer for over 50 years. In tribute to Paul’s keen business sense, the scholarship was created to support a student pursuing a college degree and career in business. In addition to being an outstanding businessman, Paul was passionately committed to community, serving on many local boards, committees, and organizations. It is hoped that this scholarship’s recipient will commit time, talent, and treasure to better both business and community.

One scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Frontier, North White, Tri-County or Twin Lakes High School intending to pursue a college degree and career in business, particularly with an interest in entrepreneurship.

(Twin Lake students: please contact your guidance office for a Twin Lakes Common Application. All other Students please download the form below)

Encouraging Entrepreneurship Scholarship Application




Luke Frist Memorial Scholarship Fund


Luke Frist graduated from Tri-County High School in 2001. He was a 10-year 4-H member, played in the school band, and was on the football and track teams. During high school, he joined the Army Reserves, followed by enlistment. Luke died in January 2004 after his platoon was hit in Kuwait. This scholarship honors Luke’s commitment to family, community, and country. Luke Frist Memorial Scholarship Application




Dr. Charles and Treva Gish Health Scholarship Fund


Charles, a retired dentist, and Treva, a retired nurse, lived different places, traveled the world extensively, both for business and pleasure, and are passionately committed to addressing the challenge of access to quality healthcare, particularly in rural communities. These Brookston residents created this scholarship to encourage dental, medical, and other healthcare students to work hard for the benefit of others and to consider Investing their education back into rural communities that need their talent, abilities, and commitment. Dr. Charles and Treva Gish Health Scholarship Application




Emil Gutwein & Robert Pentel Memorial Fund


Established by J. Bradley and Kaye Gutwein in honor of Brad’s entrepreneurial
and community-minded grandfathers, this fund provides annual scholarships
for college, one each to a graduating senior from North White and Twin Lakes
High Schools.
(Twin Lakes students must contact your guidance office for the Twin Lakes Common Apllication form. North White students please download the application below) Emil Gutwein & Robert Pentel Memorial Scholarship Application




Robert B. Hanni Scholarship


Bob Hanni (1926-2017) believed in and was committed to lifelong education. Whether as an educator in the classroom, school superintendent, banker, or community advocate, he encouraged everyone to use their vision and talents for the greater good. This scholarship is available to graduating senior from Frontier, North White, Tri-County, or Twin Lakes High School. For students intending to pursue higher education through a nonprofit college, university, or school of training. (Twin Lakes students must contact your guidance office for the Twin Lakes Common Apllication form. Other students please download the application below) Robert B. Hanni Scholarship Application




Bette K. Huffman Memorial Fund


Bette Kestle Huffman (1922-2010) started playing the piano at age 6 and shared her love of music around the world as she followed her husband, Robert (Bob, 1922-2010), during his military career. This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior who exhibits a love of music and commitment to continuing that interest, not necessarily as a career but for
personal growth and enjoyment. Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




James A. Huffman Memorial Fund


Established by his brother, Robert, this scholarship pays tribute to James
Huffman (1920-1942), an Air Force pilot killed in a World War II training
mission. This scholarship funds a Twin Lakes graduating senior interested
in entering military service, particularly one interested in becoming a pilot.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Irons Memorial Scholarship


Paul Robert “Bob” and Irene Irons were lifelong residents of Monon. They had no children of their own but held a strong interest in education. Irene was an elementary teacher for 25 years and Bob served on North White’s Board of Trustees for many years, including time as its president. This scholarship, first awarded in 1987, supports students pursuing a degree in elementary education. Irons Memorial Scholarship Application




Valerie James “Don’t Quit” Memorial Scholarship Fund


A fund established in memory of Valerie James (1979-1997), a vibrant and
compassionate young woman killed in a tragic car accident the summer
before her senior year at Tri-County High School. This scholarship is awarded
to a Tri-County High School graduating senior who has been active in 4-H
(preferably a 10-year member and Junior Leader) and exhibits a “don’t quit”
attitude. The award is presented annually at the White County 4-H Fair.
Valerie James “Don’t Quit” Memorial Scholarship Application




Tyra Wright Klink and Angela Wright Elder Memorial Scholarship Fund


Tyra and Angela Wright both graduated from Twin Lakes High School; Tyra in 1979 and Angela in 1982. Both very interested in the health field, Tyra became an occupational therapist and Angela, a speech therapist. Both were killed as the result of a tragic accident on Lake Freeman in 2018. This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior pursuing secondary education in a health field, with special consideration going to a graduating senior who is a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church. Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Adam Krintz Memorial Scholarship Fund


Adam Krintz was a spirited member of the Twin Lakes Class of 2002; one
month after his graduation, leukemia claimed the life of this outgoing, well-
liked student. In his memory, his family annually awards a college
scholarship to a graduating senior at Twin Lakes High School.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Landis Memorial Scholarship Fund


This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior enrolling in post-
secondary education. Created by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Landis, owners of Landis
Plastics, Inc., It honors the memory of their sons, Henry J. Landis II and Edward
Landis.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form.




Monticello Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund


At their 50th reunion, several members of the Monticello Class of ’61 decided
that they would create a scholarship in gratitude for the strong foundation
provided for them by the Monticello schools and community. The award is given
to a graduating senior at Twin Lakes who has a strong academic record, has
been an active member of the community, and who needs financial assistance
in order to attend college.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Sandra L. Pitstick Memorial Scholarship Fund


Sandi Pitstick (1949-2008) taught elementary school for 37 years, 34 of
them in the Tri-County school system. Established by her husband Rodney,
this scholarship fund benefits a Tri-County graduating senior pursuing a
college degree in elementary education.
Sandra L. Pitstick Memorial Scholarship Application




E. Jean Voorhis Memorial Scholarship Fund


Though she never went to college, Jean Voorhis always aspired to be a teacher.
She loved working with children, her church, 4-H and home economics classes. When Jean died in 1998, her family established this scholarship to help a Twin Lakes graduating senior pursuing a college degree and career in home economics, teaching or music. Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




A. J. Wagner Memorial Scholarship Fund


A. J. Wagner (1983-2006) loved sports and spending time with his friends.
His parents established this scholarship to assist a graduating Frontier or
North White senior who has been active in sports pursue post-secondary
education.
This scholarship is not yet available.




George G. Walters Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship is not yet available.




Yeoman United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund


This scholarship will support students residing in Adams or Jefferson Township in Carroll County and graduating from a public high school in Carroll or White County. Preference is given to community college-bound students but may be extended to 4-year college applicants. This scholarship is not yet available.




Annie Horton Summer Scholarship


Annie Horton was a vivacious, creative young woman when she was killed in a car accident the summer after her sophomore year at North White High School. The Annie Horton Summer Scholarship is available to a freshman, sophomore or junior wishing to attend a summer program, particularly those in leadership, journalism, art, music, or science, though the scholarship is not limited tothose interests and programs. Annie Horton Summer Scholarship Application




Richard and Betty Graf, Eugene Hageman, and Murt Harrington Memorial Scholarships


Richard and Betty Graf, parents of Sandy Hageman and Susan Bledsoe, were devoted farmers committed to God, family, and community.

Eugene Hageman was born in 1920, the oldest of 9 children. He became a successful farmer in Remington, was father to Steve and Suzan, and a founding partner of Remington Seeds. A kind and hard-working man who never had the chance to go to college, he believed in “leaving things better than you found them, especially the land.”

Murt Harrington was born north of Goodland in 1898. A livestock dealer, businessman, real estate investor, and storyteller, Murt was one of the most well-known and well-loved people in the community. He became a surrogate and beloved grandfather to Steve and Suzan Hageman and inspired Steve to get involved in the real estate business.

Scholarships (one each: Graf, Hageman, Harrington) are available to graduating Tri-County seniors intending to pursue higher education in the field of agriculture through a nonprofit college or university.

Richard and Betty Graf, Eugene Hageman, and Murt Harrington Memorial Scholarships Application




Bill Hartke, Remington Class of '64, and Tri-County Scholarships


Bill Hartke Memorial Scholarship: A well-loved and respected Math teacher, this scholarship honors Mr. Hartke’s (1943-2007) love of education and his students.

Remington Class of '64 Scholarship: RHS ’64 members remain committed to academics and good citizenship; scholarship available after successful completion of first semester.

Tri-County Scholarships (10)

Applicants must be graduating seniors from Tri-County High School intending to pursue higher education through a nonprofit college, university, or school of training.

Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria: academic record, school-sponsored activities, community service and personal character, and a personal essay.

Bill Hartke, Remington Class of '64 and Tri-County Scholarships Applications




Linda Taulman Memorial Scholarship


Linda Taulman (1950-2015) was a teacher and coach – of athletics and of life. Her exuberant spirit and deep faith inspired everyone she met, regardless of circumstances. This scholarship was created in her memory by Linda’s husband, Duane, within the Tri-County Educational Foundation Project Fund, a fund administered by the Community Foundation of White County to provide recognition and support for academics in the Tri-County School Corporation.

Linda Taulman Memorial Scholarship Application





*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

Education is not preparation for life;

education is life itself.

   John Dewey

 

HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES

W. H. “Dub” and Nancy Fike Family Fund


A fund established by the Fike Family to support the White County Food Pantry.




Henry J. Landis II Memorial Fund for Contact-Help


A fund established to support Contact-Help, a local 24-hour crisis line.




George P. and Laura G. McDowell Memorial Fund


A fund to be used for equipment, improvements and maintenance to benefit the IU Health White Memorial Hospital.




Dr. Richard C. and Dorothy J. McPherson YMCA Camp Tecumseh Healthcare Fund


To provide support to YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Inc. for the healthcare needs of children attending Camp Tecumseh.




Tri-County Student Assistance Fund


This fund supports Tri-County School Corporation programs or initiatives designed to meet personal needs of Tri-County students. Priority will be given to providing food or other resources for backpack food programs, as they may exist, though the fund also may be used for other emergent basic human needs such as clothing, eyeglasses, etc.





*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

Somewhere out there is a unique place for you to help others – a unique life role for you to fill that only you can fill.

Thomas Kinkade

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

W. H. “Dub” and Nancy Fike Family Fund


A fund established by the Fike Family to support the White County Food Pantry.




Henry J. Landis II Memorial Fund for Contact-Help


A fund established to support Contact-Help, a local 24-hour crisis line.




George P. and Laura G. McDowell Memorial Fund


A fund to be used for equipment, improvements and maintenance to benefit the IU Health White Memorial Hospital.




Dr. Richard C. and Dorothy J. McPherson YMCA Camp Tecumseh Healthcare Fund


To provide support to YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Inc. for the healthcare needs of children attending Camp Tecumseh.




Tri-County Student Assistance Fund


This fund supports Tri-County School Corporation programs or initiatives designed to meet personal needs of Tri-County students. Priority will be given to providing food or other resources for backpack food programs, as they may exist, though the fund also may be used for other emergent basic human needs such as clothing, eyeglasses, etc.





*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

Preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.

William Murtagh

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

Monticello Parks Fund


A fund established to support the Monticello City Parks.





*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Francis and Beulah Altman Scholarship Fund


Provides a scholarship to a graduating senior at Frontier High School pursuing a degree in Education; preference is given to a student attending Indiana State
University. The Altmans farmed in White County, and Beulah was a long-time
teacher. Francis and Beulah Altman Scholarship Application




John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo Scholarship Fund


Little is known of John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo, except that they farmed,
most likely in Benton County. Pursuant to the Bartoo trust used to establish
the fund, this fund provides a scholarship to a graduating Tri-County senior
pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture or agri-business.
John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo Scholarship Application




G. Keith and Rose. S. Bernhardt Scholarship


Keith Bernhardt graduated from Remington HS in 1939 and Purdue University in 1942. A very successful engineer, he lived in Connecticut his entire life but never forgot his home community. This scholarship benefits a Remington resident graduating from Tri-County High School. G. Keith and Rose. S. Bernhardt Scholarship Application




Louis Blum Memorial Scholarship Fund


Established in memory of Louis Blum (1951-2006), founder of Alloy Custom Products in Delphi, this scholarship supports a student pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University or a welding degree at Ivy Tech Community College. It is available to students at Twin Lakes High School and Delphi High School. (Twin Lakes students must contact your guidance office for the Twin Lakes Common Apllication form. Delphi students please download the application below) Louis Blum Memorial Scholarship Application




John and Kathie Connelly Scholarship Fund


This scholarship, established in 2007, is awarded to a graduating senior from Frontier High School who has earned a letter in sports during his/her senior year, has a strong academic record, and who is in need of financial assistance in order to attend college. John (1944-2009) taught and coached at Frontier and Delphi High Schools after graduating from college, followed by a long career on the Mercantile Exchange. John and Kathie Connelly Scholarship Application




Mildred L. Cox Scholarship Fund


Established through the Mildred L. Cox (1909-2003) Trust, scholarships from
this fund are awarded to Twin Lakes graduating seniors, or previous Twin Lakes
graduates enrolled in a college or university, for whom financial assistance is
a necessity.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form.




Gordon and Marilyn Denton Scholarship Fund


Established by these long-time Chalmers-area farmers, this scholarship is
awarded to a Frontier graduating senior who is pursuing higher education or
training; applicants must demonstrate involvement in 4-H and/or interest in
music and the arts.
Gordon and Marilyn Denton Scholarship Application




Donald Dunk Memorial Scholarship Fund


Donald Dunk (1936-2011)grew up in Clinton County and spent his career with a large engineering firm. He enjoyed people – and enjoyed helping people, most often quietly and behind the scenes. A passionate supporter of education, he left his entire estate to establish this scholarship, which supports students from Carroll, Clinton and White Counties. Donald Dunk Memorial Scholarship Application




Encouraging Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund


This scholarship was established by M. Yvonne Koertge in memory of her husband, Paul, with whom she owned and operated the Riviera Resort complex on Lake Shafer for over 50 years. In tribute to Paul’s keen business sense, the scholarship was created to support a student pursuing a college degree and career in business. In addition to being an outstanding businessman, Paul was passionately committed to community, serving on many local boards, committees, and organizations. It is hoped that this scholarship’s recipient will commit time, talent, and treasure to better both business and community.

One scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Frontier, North White, Tri-County or Twin Lakes High School intending to pursue a college degree and career in business, particularly with an interest in entrepreneurship.

(Twin Lake students: please contact your guidance office for a Twin Lakes Common Application. All other Students please download the form below)

Encouraging Entrepreneurship Scholarship Application




Luke Frist Memorial Scholarship Fund


Luke Frist graduated from Tri-County High School in 2001. He was a 10-year 4-H member, played in the school band, and was on the football and track teams. During high school, he joined the Army Reserves, followed by enlistment. Luke died in January 2004 after his platoon was hit in Kuwait. This scholarship honors Luke’s commitment to family, community, and country. Luke Frist Memorial Scholarship Application




Dr. Charles and Treva Gish Health Scholarship Fund


Charles, a retired dentist, and Treva, a retired nurse, lived different places, traveled the world extensively, both for business and pleasure, and are passionately committed to addressing the challenge of access to quality healthcare, particularly in rural communities. These Brookston residents created this scholarship to encourage dental, medical, and other healthcare students to work hard for the benefit of others and to consider Investing their education back into rural communities that need their talent, abilities, and commitment. Dr. Charles and Treva Gish Health Scholarship Application




Emil Gutwein & Robert Pentel Memorial Fund


Established by J. Bradley and Kaye Gutwein in honor of Brad’s entrepreneurial
and community-minded grandfathers, this fund provides annual scholarships
for college, one each to a graduating senior from North White and Twin Lakes
High Schools.
(Twin Lakes students must contact your guidance office for the Twin Lakes Common Apllication form. North White students please download the application below) Emil Gutwein & Robert Pentel Memorial Scholarship Application




Robert B. Hanni Scholarship


Bob Hanni (1926-2017) believed in and was committed to lifelong education. Whether as an educator in the classroom, school superintendent, banker, or community advocate, he encouraged everyone to use their vision and talents for the greater good. This scholarship is available to graduating senior from Frontier, North White, Tri-County, or Twin Lakes High School. For students intending to pursue higher education through a nonprofit college, university, or school of training. (Twin Lakes students must contact your guidance office for the Twin Lakes Common Apllication form. Other students please download the application below) Robert B. Hanni Scholarship Application




Bette K. Huffman Memorial Fund


Bette Kestle Huffman (1922-2010) started playing the piano at age 6 and shared her love of music around the world as she followed her husband, Robert (Bob, 1922-2010), during his military career. This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior who exhibits a love of music and commitment to continuing that interest, not necessarily as a career but for
personal growth and enjoyment. Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




James A. Huffman Memorial Fund


Established by his brother, Robert, this scholarship pays tribute to James
Huffman (1920-1942), an Air Force pilot killed in a World War II training
mission. This scholarship funds a Twin Lakes graduating senior interested
in entering military service, particularly one interested in becoming a pilot.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Irons Memorial Scholarship


Paul Robert “Bob” and Irene Irons were lifelong residents of Monon. They had no children of their own but held a strong interest in education. Irene was an elementary teacher for 25 years and Bob served on North White’s Board of Trustees for many years, including time as its president. This scholarship, first awarded in 1987, supports students pursuing a degree in elementary education. Irons Memorial Scholarship Application




Valerie James “Don’t Quit” Memorial Scholarship Fund


A fund established in memory of Valerie James (1979-1997), a vibrant and
compassionate young woman killed in a tragic car accident the summer
before her senior year at Tri-County High School. This scholarship is awarded
to a Tri-County High School graduating senior who has been active in 4-H
(preferably a 10-year member and Junior Leader) and exhibits a “don’t quit”
attitude. The award is presented annually at the White County 4-H Fair.
Valerie James “Don’t Quit” Memorial Scholarship Application




Tyra Wright Klink and Angela Wright Elder Memorial Scholarship Fund


Tyra and Angela Wright both graduated from Twin Lakes High School; Tyra in 1979 and Angela in 1982. Both very interested in the health field, Tyra became an occupational therapist and Angela, a speech therapist. Both were killed as the result of a tragic accident on Lake Freeman in 2018. This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior pursuing secondary education in a health field, with special consideration going to a graduating senior who is a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church. Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Adam Krintz Memorial Scholarship Fund


Adam Krintz was a spirited member of the Twin Lakes Class of 2002; one
month after his graduation, leukemia claimed the life of this outgoing, well-
liked student. In his memory, his family annually awards a college
scholarship to a graduating senior at Twin Lakes High School.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Landis Memorial Scholarship Fund


This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior enrolling in post-
secondary education. Created by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Landis, owners of Landis
Plastics, Inc., It honors the memory of their sons, Henry J. Landis II and Edward
Landis.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form.




Monticello Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund


At their 50th reunion, several members of the Monticello Class of ’61 decided
that they would create a scholarship in gratitude for the strong foundation
provided for them by the Monticello schools and community. The award is given
to a graduating senior at Twin Lakes who has a strong academic record, has
been an active member of the community, and who needs financial assistance
in order to attend college.
Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




Sandra L. Pitstick Memorial Scholarship Fund


Sandi Pitstick (1949-2008) taught elementary school for 37 years, 34 of
them in the Tri-County school system. Established by her husband Rodney,
this scholarship fund benefits a Tri-County graduating senior pursuing a
college degree in elementary education.
Sandra L. Pitstick Memorial Scholarship Application




E. Jean Voorhis Memorial Scholarship Fund


Though she never went to college, Jean Voorhis always aspired to be a teacher.
She loved working with children, her church, 4-H and home economics classes. When Jean died in 1998, her family established this scholarship to help a Twin Lakes graduating senior pursuing a college degree and career in home economics, teaching or music. Please contact your guidance office for Twin Lakes Scholarships Common Application form




A. J. Wagner Memorial Scholarship Fund


A. J. Wagner (1983-2006) loved sports and spending time with his friends.
His parents established this scholarship to assist a graduating Frontier or
North White senior who has been active in sports pursue post-secondary
education.
This scholarship is not yet available.




George G. Walters Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship is not yet available.




Yeoman United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund


This scholarship will support students residing in Adams or Jefferson Township in Carroll County and graduating from a public high school in Carroll or White County. Preference is given to community college-bound students but may be extended to 4-year college applicants. This scholarship is not yet available.




Annie Horton Summer Scholarship


Annie Horton was a vivacious, creative young woman when she was killed in a car accident the summer after her sophomore year at North White High School. The Annie Horton Summer Scholarship is available to a freshman, sophomore or junior wishing to attend a summer program, particularly those in leadership, journalism, art, music, or science, though the scholarship is not limited tothose interests and programs. Annie Horton Summer Scholarship Application




Richard and Betty Graf, Eugene Hageman, and Murt Harrington Memorial Scholarships


Richard and Betty Graf, parents of Sandy Hageman and Susan Bledsoe, were devoted farmers committed to God, family, and community.

Eugene Hageman was born in 1920, the oldest of 9 children. He became a successful farmer in Remington, was father to Steve and Suzan, and a founding partner of Remington Seeds. A kind and hard-working man who never had the chance to go to college, he believed in “leaving things better than you found them, especially the land.”

Murt Harrington was born north of Goodland in 1898. A livestock dealer, businessman, real estate investor, and storyteller, Murt was one of the most well-known and well-loved people in the community. He became a surrogate and beloved grandfather to Steve and Suzan Hageman and inspired Steve to get involved in the real estate business.

Scholarships (one each: Graf, Hageman, Harrington) are available to graduating Tri-County seniors intending to pursue higher education in the field of agriculture through a nonprofit college or university.

Richard and Betty Graf, Eugene Hageman, and Murt Harrington Memorial Scholarships Application




Bill Hartke, Remington Class of '64, and Tri-County Scholarships


Bill Hartke Memorial Scholarship: A well-loved and respected Math teacher, this scholarship honors Mr. Hartke’s (1943-2007) love of education and his students.

Remington Class of '64 Scholarship: RHS ’64 members remain committed to academics and good citizenship; scholarship available after successful completion of first semester.

Tri-County Scholarships (10)

Applicants must be graduating seniors from Tri-County High School intending to pursue higher education through a nonprofit college, university, or school of training.

Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria: academic record, school-sponsored activities, community service and personal character, and a personal essay.

Bill Hartke, Remington Class of '64 and Tri-County Scholarships Applications




Linda Taulman Memorial Scholarship


Linda Taulman (1950-2015) was a teacher and coach – of athletics and of life. Her exuberant spirit and deep faith inspired everyone she met, regardless of circumstances. This scholarship was created in her memory by Linda’s husband, Duane, within the Tri-County Educational Foundation Project Fund, a fund administered by the Community Foundation of White County to provide recognition and support for academics in the Tri-County School Corporation.

Linda Taulman Memorial Scholarship Application





*   Denotes a non-permanent fund

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