FMCCS High School Scholarships

The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools manages and administers 35 scholarships and awards to support a variety of educational opportunities for high school students. We are very proud to manage these scholarships and awards to help our students with the cost of secondary education and training.  For information on establishing a scholarship or award, please contact the Foundation at 330-7700 ext 50065.

Scholarship applications for 2022 are closed.  Award recipients will be named at respective school award ceremonies.

The following applications must be submitted online to the Foundation - The deadline to apply is March 31, 2022 with the exception of the Dave Tanner scholarship nominations due on February 13.   Please note you will need to create an account in order to apply.  

Afemai Memorial Scholarship- $400

The  scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from Bloomington High School North. The recipient will have a minimum GPA of 3.0, identifies as a minority, and plan to pursue a degree in a science field from an accredited 2 or 4-year school.

Bloomington Watercolor Society Scholarship- $500

The Bloomington Watercolor Society Scholarship will be awarded annually to one MCCSC high school senior who plans to pursue a degree in visual fine arts, arts education, architecture or design from an accredited college, university, or school of design. The recipient must graduate from any MCCSC high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Eligible expenses of the scholarship are art supplies related to the student's course of study. The student will also have the opportunity to have a solo exhibit in a local gallery with the assistance of the Bloomington Watercolor Society.  Enrollment must begin in the same year as high school graduation.

James R. Eberly Scholarship - $550

This scholarship is in honor of James R. Eberly who loved sharing his passion for all arts with family and friends.  This scholarship will be awarded annually to a MCCSC graduating senior who plans to study Fine Arts at Indiana University.  Fine Arts may include any area within the IU Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture+Design, and the performing arts.  The Eberly family would be particularly pleased if the recipient is planning to eventually teach art but it is not a requirement for the scholarship award.

Harrell-Fish Engineering Scholarship - $1,000

The  Harrell-Fish Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from Bloomington High School South. The recipient should be an accepted student to Purdue University with plans to pursue a degree from the School of Engineering or Purdue Polytechnic Institute in the areas of Mechanical, Construction Design and Building, and Industrial engineering programs.  Enrollment at Purdue must begin in the same year as high school graduation.

Ruth Hidore Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

This scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Ruth M. Hidore.  Ruth worked at Bloomington High School South where she thrived among friends, coached basketball, volleyball, and tennis, and taught Physical Education.  She loved her colleagues, students, and athletes.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a female athlete graduating from BHSS.  Applicants should have satisfied all requirements for graduation, have a 3.2 GPA or higher, and lettered at least two years in a varsity sport.  The family would love to award to a student who plans to major in K-12 education but it is not a strict requirement of the scholarship.

Lexie Mills Memorial Scholarship - $500

This scholarship honors the legacy of Lexie Mills a life-long teacher and coach.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior graduating from a MCCSC high school.  Applicants should have satisfied all requirements for graduation, be in good academic standing, and demonstrated a strong commitment to community and school engagement throughout their high school careers. Enrollment in post-secondary education must begin in the same year as high school graduation to either a two or four year accredited program.

Operation Fishbowl Scholarship -$500

The Operation Fishbowl Scholarship is a unique scholarship established by Christina Zerfas a BHSN graduate to recognize the accomplishments of a "self-starter."  The scholarship will be awarded annually to an MCCSC senior who has developed a "self-starter" project during their high school years.  A "self-starter" is defined as a person who begins work or undertakes a project on his or her own initiative, without need to be told or encouraged to do so.

Fred Simic Memorial Scholarship - $700

This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating BHSN student interested in pursuing a post-secondary course of study in a health care related field. This award was established by the family of Fred Simic to honor those health care professionals who assisted them during their hard times. Recipients should demonstrate academic success, community involvement and financial need.  Enrollment must begin in the same year as high school graduation.

Isaiah Stroup Memorial Scholarship -$500

This scholarship is awarded annually to a senior graduating from a MCCSC high school program.  Applicants should have satisfied all requirements for graduation, be in good academic standing, and exhibited a commitment to community and to school engagement throughout their high school careers. This scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Isaiah Stroup.  Enrollment in post-secondary education must begin in the same year as the high school graduation.

Dave Tanner Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

The Dave Tanner Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021 as a tribute to longtime Bloomington North swim coach Dave Tanner. Eligible nominees must be a graduating member of the Bloomington High School North boys or girls swim team who exemplifies the qualities that Dave embodied: kindness, selflessness, determination, humility, civility, and team spirit. Nominees should be in good academic standing for the school year to fully participate in all activities of the swim team and ideally have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.  Student must satisfy all requirements for graduation and plan to enroll in post-secondary education, including technical and trade based programs, the fall after graduation.

Please note the deadline to nominate a student for the Dave Tanner Scholarship is February 14, 2022.

Elena T. Veach Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

This scholarship is awarded annually to a senior from a MCCSC high school with plans to pursue a post-secondary course of study at Butler University.  Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and possess a strong work ethic, the respect of their peers, and a commitment to community and school involvement.  This scholarship was established to honor the passion of Elena T. Veach and her passion for learning.  Enrollment at Butler must begin in the same year as high school graduation.

Please contact your guidance office for more information on the following scholarships:

LeAnna Beth Anderson Memorial Scholarship - $400
Hoosier Hills Career Center

This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Hoosier Hills student who will be enrolling in an advanced educational or training program next school year. The recipient must have a minimum grade average of C and is chosen on the basis of financial need and academic performance.  Please contact your counselor if interested in this award.

Business and Professional Women's Club Award -$150/student
Bloomington HS North & South

Presented annually at both BHSN and BHSS to a graduating female based upon scholastic ability and dedication to the business/commercial field. Preference is given to a student planning to enroll in IU/Bloomington or Ivy Tech Bloomington.  Please contact your counselor if interested in this award.

Laura Childs Grant - $200/student
Bloomington HS North & South

Given each year to one athlete from both BHSN and BHSS who has exhibited exemplary sportsmanship and citizenship and who will attend a college or university in the fall. The candidate is to be nominated by the head coaches and the principal.

Florence Hamilton Scholarship - $200/student
Bloomington HS North & South

This scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who is academically ranked in the upper third of the class and would benefit from assistance in furthering his or her post-high school education or training. One recipient is chosen from both BHSN and BHSS.  Please contact your counselor if interested in this award.

Bertha Elizabeth Rogers Hinkle Memorial Scholarship -$1,500/student
Bloomington HS North & South

Awarded annually to a graduating female interested in a career in retailing, merchandising or business. The candidate should excel in scholarship, leadership, and character. The recipient should have financial need and should be recommended by the school's scholarship committee. One recipient is chosen from both BHSN and BHSS.  Please contact your counselor if interested in this award.

James F. & Carolyn Weir Thompson Quill and Scroll Award - $500/student
Bloomington HS North & South

Given each year to sophomore or junior students who have demonstrated an interest in the English language, writing, and journalism. The students should have a superior attendance record. The recipients will be selected by the journalism teachers and the principal and he/she should be attending the same high school next school year.  One award is available at each high school.

Julia Beth Brabson Memorial Scholarship - $400
Bloomington High School South

Awarded annually to a marching band student from BHSS to attend a summer band camp. Recipients are chosen by the band director.

Sam Burgess Memorial Scholarship - $500
Bloomington High School South

Given annually to a promising underclassman on the BHSS boys soccer team.  The scholarship is to be used to help to attend a summer soccer camp or program. The recipient is selected by the soccer coaches and the athletic director.

Donald Childs Medal - Medal Only
Bloomington HS North & South

Awarded at both BHSN and BHSS to a senior, male student participating in athletics. The recipient should have the highest cumulative rating in academic scholarship, in athletic ability, in sportsmanship, and in school citizenship. The candidate is nominated by the director of athletics and the boy's soccer coach.

Jason Lorne Kennedy Memorial Scholarship - $500
Bloomington HS South

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating member of the BHSS cross-country team.  Student should have satisfied all requirements for graduation and be selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and commitment to the cross-country team.  The candidate does not have to necessarily be the best athlete but is a dedicated member of the team.  Student must plan to attend a post-secondary program the fall after graduation.  Recipient is nominated by the cross country coach and athletic director at BHSS.

Jakob Mumper Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Bloomington HS North

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating member of the BHSN boys swim team.  Student should have satisfied all requirements for graduation and be selected on the basis of his scholarship, leadership, and commitment to the swim team.  The candidate does not have to necessarily be the best swimmer but is a dedicated member of the team and an overall GPA of 3.2 or better.  Student must plan to attend a 4 or 2 year post-secondary program the fall after graduation.  Recipient is nominated by the boys swim coach and athletic director at BHSN.

IU Credit Union Personal Achievement Awards - $500/each
All High School Programs

These awards will be given to graduating seniors who have overcome a personal challenge during high school but through strong character have continued their educational work.    Four awards are presented annually to students from BHSN, BHSS, the Graduation School, and the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship.  These awards will be presented at the Personal Achievement Banquet.

Ben Tait Memorial Scholarship - $500
Bloomington HS South

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating member of the BHSS concert, jazz or marching band.  Student should have satisfied all requirements for graduation and be selected on the basis of scholarship and musicianship in band.   Student must plan to attend a 4 or 2 year post-secondary education program the fall after graduation.  Recipient is nominated by the BHSS band director.

L. Jon Wertheim Journalism Award - $500
Bloomington High School North

This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student at Bloomington High School North who plans to study journalism. The award was established to honor Sports Illustrated writer and Bloomington North graduate, L. John Wertheim.  The award is meant to encourage a young journalist to pursue a career in writing.

Phoebe Crookes Whaley Memorial Award -  $200
Bloomington HS North & South

This award is given annually to support an exceptional high school music student who would benefit from advanced study in a prestigious summer music program.  The award is rotated between band, orchestra, and voice programs.  In 2020 the recipient will be selected in the band program.  One recipient will be selected collaboratively by the Music Directors at each respective high school.

Cummings Family Kindness Award - $100/student
6th Grade Students at Binford Elementary School

There will be two (2) awards presented each year, one male and one female from the six grade class at Binford Elementary School. These awards will be chosen by their peers for exhibiting kindness during their years at Binford Elementary School. Both winners will receive a check for $100.00 and a plaque.

 

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