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2020-2021 BCSF Scholarship Winners To Be Announced in May!
2020-2021 BCSF Scholarships
Louise J. and Wells H. Fish Scholarship
Educators with a combined total of 75 years teaching experience in Indiana and Florida, Louise and Wells were committed, generous and hard working teachers who touched many lives during their careers. Louise additionally had the distinction of being a founding member of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation in 1955. Established in memory of Louise and Wells in May of 2008 by family members, the scholarship fund will provide a one-time financial award of $500 to a graduating North and a graduating East senior each year who demonstrate a financial need, plan to major in education at a post secondary institution, and possess the character traits that Louise and Wells exemplified. The guidance department at each school will choose the recipient from nominations made at each school.
Hazel McKain Scholarship
Originally established by contributions from Jean McKain Schoff and John McKim, M.D., the Hazel McKain Scholarship Fund provides a one-time financial award of $500 to a North High School student with a financial need pursuing higher education in the health care field at a vocational or trade school, nursing school, college or university.
Jean McClellan Scholarship
Established in 2007 by her children, this fund honors Jean McClellan, retired educator, community volunteer and author. The Jean McClellan Scholarship Fund provides a one-time financial award of $500 to a graduating North and a graduating East senior who plan to continue their education at a post secondary institute of higher education who exemplify the character values of caring, self-discipline, and determination that Jean McClellan lived by each day. The guidance department at each high school determines the process by which the scholarship recipient is chosen from nominations made at each school. The financial award is issued to the higher education institution each student attends.
Bill Stearman Scholarship
This fund was established by the friends and supporters of Coach Bill Stearman upon his retirement from teaching and coaching in 1995 in recognition of his 47 years of service to education. The objectives of the Bill Stearman Scholarship Fund are to recognize and honor a senior student at a Columbus high school who has a defined financial need and exemplifies the following characteristics so long recognized and admired in Mr. Stearman: Outstanding character and attitude; Community service; Leadership skills; Extra and co-curricular participation; Well-rounded academic record. There is a selection committee convened by the superintendent with representation from the high schools. The award is for $1000 and will include a name on plaque.
CSA Lincoln PTO Scholarship
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the CSA Lincoln PTO Scholarship. This onetime $500.00 scholarship is initially funded by the CSA Lincoln PTO to offer a scholarship to help a past Huskies achieve their dreams. To be considered for this scholarship, the applicant must have attended CSA Lincoln for at least two full school years, graduated 6th grade from CSA Lincoln and current GPA must be 3.0 or above. This scholarship can be applied to help with expenses for post - secondary college or university, military, or post-graduation employment.
The Bill Stultz Music Scholarship
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Bill Stultz Music Scholarship. The Bill Stultz Music Scholarship was established and funded to honor Mr. Stultz's dedication to the Columbus North Band since 1988. This scholarship will award two $500 scholarships to two graduating seniors from Columbus North that is pursuing post-secondary education with a concentration in music.
The Cole Morgan Memorial C4 Scholarship
This year, 2 - $500.00 scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships are funded by family and friends to honor the life of Cole Morgan. Cole lived all of his life in Bartholomew County where he attended school, had lifelong friends, was a member of FFA and 4-H. He went to Hauser High School through his sophomore year and then enrolled in the C4 program and transferred to Columbus North High School, graduating in 2016. Cole found value in the skills he learned in the C4 program and the opportunities those skills provided when entering the skilled trades workforce. He and his family believe the C4 program gives high school students an opportunity to explore different career fields before entering into higher education or the workforce.
The Ray LeBlanc Memorial East Theatre Scholarship
BCSF is pleased to announce the Ray LeBlanc Memorial East Theatre Scholarship in honor of the memory of Mr. LeBlanc's many contributions to the theatre at Columbus East High School and the community of Columbus, Indiana. This is a $100.00 Scholarship. Mr. LeBlanc taught at East from 1974 to 1995. He was a Mayor’s Arts Award Winner in 1993 as well as named The Indiana Theater Association Teacher of the Year President Bill Clinton honored him as one of the nation’s Distinguished Teachers in the same year. Mr. LeBlanc has said “You are fortunate if you can find a career where you can make a good living doing something you love.” To continue his legacy a scholarship has been created to yearly award a Columbus East senior who has both participated and been an active member of the Columbus East Theatre Department as well has the intention to obtain a major or minor (post-secondary) in the theatre arts.
The Tony London Company Scholarship
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Tony London Company Scholarship, established in 2020. The Tony London Company, established in 1991, embraces the philosophy of giving back to the community. The Tony London Company Scholarship Fund will award $500.00 to 2 graduating seniors from any BSCS high school program to help with expenses for college, trade school and/or military enlistment.
BCSF's Leroy Nelson Memorial Scholarship
BCSF is pleased to announce the creation of the Leroy Nelson Memorial Scholarship, established in 2018. This $1,000.00 scholarship has been initially funded by family and friends to honor Mr. Nelson. Mr. Nelson has the distinction of being the first principal of Columbus East High School when it opened in 1972, and later serving as principal of Columbus North High School until his retirement in 1990. He was named Outstanding Secondary Principal of the 6th District; was elected to the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Hall of Fame; and the Columbus East High School library is named after him. As an education administrator, he always put the needs of his students first, knew every student by name, and was respected by his peers for fairness and honesty.This Scholarship is tailored to a graduating seniors(s) of East/North/New Tech who plan to pursue a post-secondary education. The guidance department at each high school determines the process by which the scholarship recipient is chosen from nominations made at each school. The financial award is issued to the higher education institution each student attends.
BCSF's Andrea Quick McDowell Education Center Scholarship
BCSF is pleased to announce the creation of the Andrea Quick McDowell Education Center Scholarship established and initially funded by her family in 2018 to honor her retirement from Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation. This Scholarship is tailored to graduating seniors of the McDowell Education Center in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation who plans to pursue a post-secondary education or choose military service.
Parkside Laura Cox Memorial Scholarship
The Parkside Laura Cox Scholarship was established in spring 2017 and is funded initially by the Parkside Parent/Teacher Organization. The main purpose of the scholarship is to help a graduating senior in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation who attended Parkside School for at least two full years to receive college, trade school or military enlistment funding. The basis of selection will be to a senior who attended Parkside one or more years and plans to attend college, junior college, trade school and or enlist in the military. The scholarship will be based on leadership skills and/or academic merit and/or financial need and/or athletic talents. The award is $500 for one BCSC senior in high school.
Taylorsville Bears Scholarship
The Taylorsville Bears Scholarship was established in 2016 and initially funded by the Taylorsville Student Council & PBIS Committee. The main purpose of the scholarship is to help a graduating senior in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation who attended Taylorville Elementary School for at least two years. The scholarship will be based on leadership skills and/or academic merit and/or financial need and/or athletic talents.
Xavier Scrogham Memorial Scholarship
Schmitt Rocket Scholarship
The Schmitt Rocket Scholarship was established in 2011. The main purpose of the scholarship is to help a graduating senior in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation who attended Lillian C. Schmitt Elementary School for at least two years to receive college, trade school or military enlistment funding. The scholarship will be based on leadership skills and/or academic merit and/or financial need and/or athletic talents. The recipient should be selected from a diverse student population that is representative of BCSC’s students. Schmitt Rocket Scholarship