Alphabetical Listing

The following list is intended to make your search of Heritage Fund Scholarships easier. The scholarships are listed in alphabetical order. See the Quick Glance listing to search by category.

NOTE: A comprehensive review of scholarship criteria was conducted in fall 2012. Read criteria carefully, as eligibility requirements may have been updated from years past.

Used to apply for 59 of the scholarships administered by the Heritage Fund: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application.  To access all scholarship applications, select the "Scholarship Applications & Recommendation Forms" button below the picture.

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Daniel Altmiller Memorial Scholarship - Established by Bill and Jeanne Altmiller to honor the memory of their son, Danny, who passed away in December 2009, and to recognize individuals who give their time and talents to help children with special needs.

Criteria: Graduating high school senior from the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited post-secondary educational institution and major in education, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. Preference will be given to students who specialize in special education, pediatric occupational or pediatric physical therapy and to students who participate in their high school's Best Buddies program.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Analytical Engineering, Inc. (AEI) ScholarshipEstablished by Analytical Engineering, Inc. (AEI) owners David and Angie May to assist and encourage students with financial need and are diligent in their studies to pursue careers in technical fields such as engineering, computer science, or the physical sciences.

Criteria: Graduating seniors from a Bartholomew County public, private or home school; or Trinity Lutheran High School. Applicant must plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in a technical field such as engineering, computer science, or the physical sciences at an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 6.5 on a 12.0 scale. Preference given to students with financial need.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Fred L. Armstrong Future Leaders Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 2011 by the many friends and colleagues of former Mayor Fred L. Armstrong, to honor his many years of dedication and service to the city of Columbus. Mayor Armstrong started on the Columbus Police Department and then served as Mayor of Columbus from 1996 to 2011.

Criteria: City of Columbus resident and U.S. citizen who attends or plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution, full- or part-time. Preference will be given to active duty or reserve/guard military personnel, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students, and retired military veterans. Applicants may re-apply annually.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Paul Arnett Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of Paul Arnett by his wife, Marty. Paul was a local businessman and active in several community organizations. He was a graduate of Franklin College.

Criteria: Bartholomew County resident attending Franklin College as a full-time student.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Duane Barrows Scholarship – Established in memory of Duane Barrows, a coach at Columbus High School, who died in an auto accident in 1979. Coach Barrows led the Columbus High School swimming team to six state swimming championships. This four-year scholarship will be awarded next in 2015. 

Criteria: Graduating seniors from the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. who have participated in interscholastic sports. Academic performance, financial need and character will be considered.

Application Required: Will be awarded in 2015.

Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society Medical Education Scholarship – Established by the Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society to support medical education.

Criteria: Residents of Bartholomew or Brown counties who are entering medical school as freshmen or who are in medical school as upperclassmen at an American Medical Association-approved medical school located in the United States. Academic performance and financial need will be considered.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Medical School Scholarship Application

Bartholomew County REMC Scholarship Established by the Bartholomew County REMC in recognition of the value of education and the desire to assist area students in their educational achievements.

Criteria: Residents of Bartholomew County, or members of any Bartholomew County REMC household from Decatur, Jackson, or Jennings counties, who plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in pursuit of a technical certificate, associate's degree, or bachelor's degree. Applicant must have a high school or college GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or 5.0 on a 12.0 scale. Academics, school activities, and community involvement will be considered.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

J. Howard Beam Memorial Scholarship – Established in 1994 by Wilma Beam in memory of J. Howard Beam. Mr. Beam farmed in Bartholomew County and served on the Heritage Fund's Board of Directors.

Criteria: Graduating seniors from a Bartholomew County public high school who will be attending Purdue University and majoring in the field of agriculture.

Application Required: Scholarship will not be awarded in 2013.

Keith Bean Medical Scholarship - Established by Dr. Keith Bean to help students pursue their medical degrees. Dr. Bean received the Bartholomew/Brown County Medical Society Medical Education Scholarship from Heritage Fund for three consecutive years and created this fund in appreciation for the assistance he received as a medical student.

Criteria: Past or current residents of Bartholomew or Brown counties who are entering medical school as freshmen or who are in medical school as upperclassmen at an American Medical Association-approved medical school located in the United States. Financial need will be considered. Applicant must have lived in Bartholomew or Brown county his/her senior year in high school.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Medical School Scholarship Application

Mary E. Behler Memorial Scholarship - Established by Mrs. Behler's daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Mike Keogh, in memory of Mrs. Behler's strong faith and love of education. Financial need will be considered.

Criteria: Graduating senior from a Bartholomew County high school who is an active, practicing Catholic and plans to attend an accredited post-secondary education institution.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application. Requires signature from applicant's parish priest or parish youth minister.

Behrman "Big Dog" Award - Established by Linda, Jim and Jamie Behrman to annually honor a senior from the Columbus North High School men's basketball team.

Criteria: Graduating senior men's basketball players or managers on the Columbus North High School team who plan to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited vocational/technical school, junior college, college, or university. Recipient must exhibit an attitude of hard work and teamwork.

Application Required: No application. Recipient chosen by Selection Committee.

Todd & Julie Bergman Scholarship – Established by Dr. and Mrs. Todd Bergman to help students obtain their educational goals.

Criteria: Graduating seniors from any Bartholomew County high school who plan to further their education at an accredited post-secondary institution. Financial requirements to be considered for this scholarship are $50,000 adjusted gross income with one college student in family or $70,000 adjusted gross income with two college students in family.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

BME Sisters Scholarship Fund - Established in 2013 by the Kim Family in honor of their daughters Betsy, Maggie and Emily all of whom attended Columbus North High School.

Criteria: A female graduating senior from Columbus North High School active in publications or athletics planning to attend any 4 year accredited college or university. Applicants must have a recommendation from a coach or a sponsor. Financial need will be considered.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence – Established by Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Brown in memory of Mr. Brown's mother, Anna Newell Brown, a distinguished vocalist who contributed greatly to the cultural life of Bartholomew County. Both Mr. and Mrs. Brown served on the Heritage Fund's Board of Directors.

Criteria: Any Bartholomew County resident who is a high school sophomore, junior, or senior vocalist. The scholarships are determined by a vocal competition conducted in February each year. Seniors compete for college scholarships and an invitation to audition with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Sophomores and juniors compete for scholarships for private lessons or music camps.

Application Required: Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence Application

Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence – Established by Robert N. Brown in memory of his wife, Betty who passed away in 1991. Mrs. Brown played an active part in the arts community in Bartholomew County and the state of Indiana.

Criteria: Any Bartholomew County resident who is a high school sophomore, junior, or senior instrumentalist. The scholarships are determined by an instrumental competition conducted in February each year. Seniors compete for college scholarships and an invitation to audition with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Sophomores and juniors compete for scholarships for private lessons or music camps.

Application Required: Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence Application

Ralph "Brownie" Brown Memorial Scholarship – Established by the family and friends of Ralph "Brownie" Brown to assist Columbus East High School students who want to continue their pursuit of a vocational pathway. Ralph Brown taught Industrial Arts and Vocational Education at East from its opening in 1972 until he retired. He continued to be involved with the students athletically, vocationally and academically for many years during his retirement. His life was devoted to children and their education.

Criteria: Graduating senior from Columbus East High School, including students who attend Columbus Signature Academy New Tech Campus or McDowell Education Center whose official enrollment is at East, who has completed a C4 program of study that follows the Indiana Pathway Program. Applicant must average at least a 5.0 GPA on a 12.0 scale in C4 classes and plan to attend any Ivy Tech Community College campus to complete at least a one-year program in the IVY Institute or earn a technical certificate or associate degree. Recommendation must be from C4 faculty.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application. Applicant may submit a second recommendation.

Frank Burbrink Memorial 4-H Scholarship – Established in 2008 in memory of Frank Burbrink by his parents, Greg and Bonnie Burbrink, and family and friends to celebrate and honor Frank's love of 4-H and the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair. Frank was a nine-year member of the Bartholomew County 4-H program and held various leadership positions on 4-H and the Fair Board until his death, from a car accident, in 2007.

Criteria: A Bartholomew County graduating senior who has participated in 4-H for five or more years, including the current year. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a trade/technical certificate, associate's degree, or bachelor's degree, studying full- or part-time. Applicant must demonstrate citizenship, leadership, and a positive attitude.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Dr. Glenn E. Callaway Dental Scholarship - Established by friends and members of the dental community to honor the memory of Dr. Glenn Callaway, who practiced dentistry in Columbus for more than 39 years.

Criteria: Any past or current resident of Bartholomew County who is currently accepted by or attending the Indiana University School of Dentistry within the Dentistry Program. Applicant must have resided in Bartholomew County for at least four years during the time he/she attended Grades 6 to 12. Applicant must have at least a B average. A recipient may re-apply to receive this scholarship during each of the four years of dental school as long as he/she maintains a B average.

Application Required: Dr. Glenn E. Callaway Dental Scholarship Application

Abigail Carson Memorial Scholarship - Established by Dan and Dot Kirkling in memory of their daughter Abigail Carson who died in an automobile accident in December 1999.

Criteria: A graduating senior from Columbus North High School, including Columbus Signature Academy New Tech Campus students whose official enrollment is at Columbus North, who plans to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student to study elementary education. Recipients may re-apply annually as long as they remain in good standing at their college or university.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Lucien J. & Maryann J. Chadwick and Sam & Edith Shanks Memorial Scholarship – Established by Judy and Michael Chadwick in memory of their parents.

Criteria: Graduating seniors from a Bartholomew County public high school who have been outstanding varsity athletes with outstanding academic records.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Class of 1948 Scholarship Fund to Further the Teaching Profession in the Name of Alta Redmond – Established by the Columbus High School Class of 1948 to honor their French teacher, Alta Redmond.

Criteria: Graduating seniors from a Bartholomew County public high school who will pursue post-secondary studies to obtain a degree in the field of education.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Karen Ann Coffman Memorial Nursing Scholarship - Established by James Coffman in memory of his wife, Karen, who passed away in 2003. Mrs. Coffman served as a school nurse for 30-year and was Director of Health Services for the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation at the time of her death.

Criteria: Resident of Bartholomew County who will be pursuing an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicant must have a high school or college GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 5.0 on a 12.0 scale. Applicant must demonstrate interest and experience in health care through volunteer service, education, training, and employment. Financial need will be considered.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Columbus Business and Professional Women's Scholarship - Established by the Columbus Business and Professional Women's organization (BPW) in memory of Mabel Suverkrup, a charter member of the Columbus BPW (1923); and Conni Richards, a member active on both the local and state levels of BPW.

Criteria: A woman at least 25 years of age who has been a resident of Bartholomew County at least one year prior to the date of application. Must have applied to or be attending an accredited post-secondary institution, carrying at least a part-time class schedule. Financial requirements to be considered for this scholarship are a maximum $50,000 adjusted gross income with one college student in the family or $70,000 adjusted gross income with two college students in the family. Special circumstances will be considered.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Columbus Crush Scholarship - Established by a group of Bartholomew County parents whose children wanted to play competitive travel baseball in 2000 and supported by the Bartholomew County Parks and Recreation Board of Directors.

Criteria: Male resident of Bartholomew County who is a graduating high school senior athlete in good standing at a public or private high school or home school who plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a technical certificate, associate's degree, or bachelor's degree. Applicant must have played a sport during his senior year of high school. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Columbus Herb Society Scholarship – Established by the Columbus Herb Society to encourage enthusiasm and education in the areas of horticulture, botany, culinary arts or related areas of study.

Criteria: High school seniors or college students who are residents of Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, or Shelby counties and who plan to study full-time at an accredited college or university to further their education in the fields of horticulture, botany, culinary arts, or related areas of study.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Columbus Rotary Scholarship in Honor of Judson S. Erne – Established by the Columbus Rotary Club to honor club member Judson S. Erne, former principal of Columbus High School, for his many years of devotion to Bartholomew County – within the educational community as well as the social services community.

Criteria: Graduating seniors from any Bartholomew County high school pursuing a post-secondary education and attending a college, university, or technical school with the desire to pursue a degree in education, divinity, nursing, or social work. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or 5.0 on a 12.0 scale, have been a member of a school-sponsored service organization, and participated in community service (school- or nonschool-sponsored) throughout high school. Scholarship will be renewable for three years, provided recipients maintain a 2.5 GPA at their college or university and continue in the outlined course of study.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application. Requires signature of school-sponsored service organization adviser, and an additional essay.

Columbus Youth Hockey/Bryan Ritz Memorial Hockey Fund - Established by the Columbus Youth Hockey Organization and later designated in memory of Bryan Ritz, who died in an automobile accident in 1994 at the age of 17. Bryan loved hockey and participated in the Columbus Youth Hockey program from the time he was 5 years old.

Criteria: Participants in the Columbus Youth Hockey program. Financial need will be considered.

Application Required:  CYH/Bryan Ritz Memorial Hockey Scholarship Application

Charles M. and Frances W. Condit Nursing Education Scholarship – Established by Mr. and Mrs. Condit to promote nursing education for Bartholomew County students.

Criteria: Bartholomew County residents who are pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. Academic performance, financial need, and student's goals and objectives will be considered.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Homer and Mildred Crank Scholarship – Established by Mr. and Mrs. Crank, owners of Crank's Greenhouse, from 1960 to 1988, to encourage young people to be interested in horticulture and related areas of study.

Criteria: Graduate of a Bartholomew County public high school who will pursue post-secondary studies in horticulture, landscape design, plant science, forestry, or environmental management.

Application Required: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

Andy Critzer Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of Andy Critzer, a member of the Columbus North High School Golf Team, who died in an automobile accident in 1985.

Criteria: Graduating seniors from a Bartholomew County high school who participated in their high school golf program. Criteria to be used in evaluating applicant shall include, but not be limited to, academic performance, extracurricular activities, financial need, character, and sportsmanship.

Application Required: Andy Critzer Memorial Scholarship Application

NOTE: A comprehensive review of scholarship criteria was conducted in fall 2012. Read criteria carefully, as eligibility requirements may have been updated from years past.

Used to apply for 59 of the scholarships administered by the Heritage Fund: Heritage Fund Combined Scholarship Application

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