Starke County individuals looking to obtain further education can apply for funding assistance through two Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarships.
The Megan Elytha Jean Sahlhoff Music Scholarship is available to applicants who are recent graduates of North Judson-San Pierre High School looking to pursue a major or minor in the field of music.
The second scholarship being offered is aimed at non-traditional students. Northern Indiana Community Foundation Program Officer Corinne Lucas shared what they consider to be a ‘non-traditional student’, “A non-traditional student is a student that didn’t go directly into college from high school, maybe they took some time off…” Lucas shared.
The Back Home Again in Indiana scholarship encourages all non-traditional students who are pursuing a college degree as well those who wish to further their education or training as a way of enhancing their employment skills to apply.
Lucas considers this scholarship to be quite unique because of the broad spectrum of people it applies to, “The really neat thing about that is that scholarship is also for someone who maybe needs to get some advanced training for a job they already have.” she explained.
The deadline for all scholarships is July 10. Applications are available online at the nicf.org. If you have any question contact NICF Scholarship Coordinator, Alison Heyde at 574-223-2227.