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2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship recipients. During the 2018-2019 school year, 31 scholarships totaling $41,750 were awarded. The online application process for 2020 scholarships will open in mid-December.

Sandy Bartenbach Memorial Scholarship- Anita Buhendwa
Dwaine C. Bell Memorial Scholarship - Gabby Grider, Wesley Jordan, Izzy Karandos, Matt Reid
Peggy Bender Legacy Scholarship - Kiley Shaw
Bridge Fund AVID Scholarship - Anita Buhendwa, Carli Phelps
Cohron’s Manufactured Homes ScholarshipMiguel Lopez
Richard H. Crosser Memorial ScholarshipJakob Kord
Tavon Fields ScholarshipDevon Cummings
Daniel H. & Joan FitzGibbon ScholarshipKaniya Hester
Marilyn Hammer-Niehaus & Carol Hammer-Furry ScholarshipJessica Carroll
Ronald Klene ScholarshipMadeleine Mills-Craig
Lawrence Township Basketball League ScholarshipSamuel Maple, Michael Petr, Justice Thurman
Ed Martin Legacy Fund ScholarshipAlfredo Reyna, Jacob Weaver
Michael J. & Alisa A. McGlothlin ScholarshipMia Griffin
Richard Phillipy Scholarship for Study AbroadClaire Mouser
Edgar C. Seitz/Scott A. Seitz Endowed ScholarshipAlex Butrum-Griffith, Malia Clark, Brianna McMonagle, Lauren Newell, Mikayla Stephens
Spanish Immersion ScholarshipAshley Jewell, Jack Dempsey
John H. Stewart, III ScholarshipMalia Clark
DJ Tamer Memorial ScholarshipCierra Taylor
Kristan Leah Wilson Memorial ScholarshipMikayla Stephens

2019-2020 Scholarships

Applications for this year's scholarships will be available beginning mid-December, 2020. Click on scholarship title to see scholarship requirements. 

  • Sandy Bartenbach Memorial Scholarship

    In memory of beloved Crestview Elementary teacher, Sandy Bartenbach, a $500 scholarship is available to former Crestview Elementary students.

    The applicant must be:

    • A former student of Crestview Elementary
    • A senior at Lawrence North or Lawrence Central High School
    • Planning to attend a two or four year college or university or trade school
    • A student of high character

    Requires one reference.

  • Dwaine C. Bell Memorial Scholarship

    Mr. Dwaine Bell, teacher and coach in Lawrence Township schools for 25 years, lost his battle with cancer in 1983. He had a positive and genuine effect on the lives of all those who were privileged to know him. The Dwaine C. Bell Memorial Scholarship was created in his memory and is awarded to one boy and one girl from both Lawrence Central and Lawrence North High Schools.

    The Foundation established this $500 scholarship award for students who have:

    • A positive mental attitude
    • Athletic achievements
    • Overcome a hardship
    • Academic achievements and activities both in and outside of school

    This Lawrence Township School Foundation Scholarship does NOT require application.  The recipients are determined by each school’s Athletic Director.

  • Peggy Bender Legacy Scholarship

    Peggy was a lifelong educator for 30+ years. She taught most of those years in Lawrence Township and was the department leader for Exceptional Learners at McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology for 17 years. In honor of Peggy’s dedication to education, the National Technical Honor Society created this scholarship in her memory.

    The recipient of this $1,000 scholarship must:

    • Have attended MCIT at some time
    • Exhibit the seven character attributes of the National Technical Honor Society (responsibility, scholarship, skill, honesty, citizenship, leadership, and service)
    • Demonstrate kindness to others, be helpful, generous, and have a positive attitude
    • Preference given to a student who has overcome obstacles and/or is a member of the National Technical Honor Society

    Requires one reference.

  • Bridge Fund AVID Scholarship

    The Bridge Fund’s mission is to connect deserving Lawrence Township high school students with opportunities that they may have missed out on due to financial or social restrictions. A $1,000 scholarship and a laptop is awarded to one senior at both Lawrence Central and Lawrence North High Schools. 

    The recipient must meet the following requirements:

    • A senior at Lawrence Central or Lawrence North
    • Is actively involved in the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program
    • Demonstrates financial need

    Requires one reference.

  • Cohron’s Manufactured Homes Scholarship

    This $750 or higher scholarship was established in 2016 by Cohron's Manufactured Homes, who wanted to support Lawrence Township students residing in their communities.

    To qualify for the scholarship, the student must be:

    • Attending Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, or McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology
    • Residing in a Cohron's Manufactured Homes Community
    • Pursuing a post-secondary education
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

    Requires 1 reference.

  • Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship Fund (formerly the Crossmann Communities Scholarship) was established by Crossmann Communities in 2000 to help support Lawrence Township graduates who wish to pursue a degree in a field related to building trades.

    The recipient must be:

    • A senior at Lawrence North or Lawrence Central High School
    • Ranked in the top third of his/her class
    • Planning to pursue a two or four year degree in a field related to building trades at an Indiana college or university

    Requires one reference.

  • Daniel H. & Joan FitzGibbon Scholarship

    This scholarship honors longtime supporters of Lawrence Township Schools, Dan & Joan FitzGibbon. 

    Scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $2,000 are available to students who meet the following requirements:

    • A senior at either Lawrence Central or Lawrence North High School
    • Will receive a Honors Diploma or an International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Is attending an out-of-state college or university
    • Has a 3.5 GPA or better
    • Requires one reference.
  • Marilyn Hammer-Niehaus & Carol Hammer-Furry Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in honor of Marilyn Hammer-Niehaus and in memory of Carol Hammer-Furry and their wonderful years at Lawrence Central High School. 

    The scholarship provides funding of $2,500 per year for a maximum of 2 years of in-state study in which a semester GPA of 3.0 is maintained.

    To qualify for the scholarship, the student must:

    • Attend Lawrence Central High School
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 
    • Be in the top 25% of their graduating class
    • Demonstrate some degree of financial need
    • Be accepted to an academic program of study in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, education, metallurgical engineering, mining engineering, and geological sciences.

    Requires two references.

  • Ronald Klene Scholarship

    This $750 scholarship honoring the late and beloved Lawrence North teacher, Ron Klene, is for a Lawrence North student who:

    • Is enrolled (or has had) Advance Placement Government & Law class

    Requires one reference.

  • Lawrence Advance Academy Scholarship

    The recipient of this $500 scholarship must:

    • Be a Lawrence Township senior who attended the Lawrence Advance Academy
    • Have a GPA of 2.25 or higher
    • Have at least a 90% attendance rate while at LAA

    Requires 1 reference.

  • Lawrence Township Basketball League Scholarship

    This scholarship recognizes the Lawrence Township Basketball League, a volunteer organization that provides basketball programs to more than 700 children annually in grades 3-11. 

    The initial scholarship was named in honor of Tom Ford, Founding Board member of the Lawrence Township Basketball League, and it awards $1,000 annually to a senior at Lawrence Central and Lawrence North. In 2010, the LTBBL added a second scholarship in the amount of $500. 

    To qualify for the scholarship, the student must be:

    • A senior at Lawrence Central or Lawrence North High School
    • A current or past participant in the Lawrence Township Basketball League
    • Have a 2.5 GPA
    • Planning to attend a four year college or university
    • Have made a contribution back to youth sports in some capacity.

    Requires two references.

  • Ed Martin Legacy Fund Scholarship

    In response to the passing of successful automobile dealer, Ed Martin, Sr., in 2005, his family established the Ed Martin Legacy Fund through the Foundation in his memory.

    To qualify for the scholarship, the student must be:

    • Accepted to an Automotive Technology Institute
    • A senior at Lawrence Central, Lawrence North or McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology
    • In good academic standing
    • Requires one reference.

    The selected applicant will receive a $1,500 award and will also be offered an internship at an Ed Martin Automotive Dealership. 

  • Michael J. & Alisa A. McGlothlin Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Lawrence North alumnus Mike McGlothlin. The scholarship is for one year of tuition and books* to a student who:

    • Is a senior at Lawrence North High School
    • Served as a varsity team manager during their junior and senior years
    • Has a GPA of 2.7 or higher

    Requires one reference.

    * exact amount will be based upon the average of in-state public universities and colleges (Indiana, Purdue, Indiana State, Ball State) indexed each year

  • Richard Phillipy Scholarship for Study Abroad

    In honor of Dick Phillipy, former teacher at Lawrence Central High School, this $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student to study abroad.

    The applicant must meet the following requirements:

    • A Lawrence Township High School student or alum currently enrolled in high school, college, or a university
    • Planning to study abroad by May 2021

    Requires one reference.

  • Debra Porterfield Legacy Scholarship

    Debra Porterfield was a culinary arts/food industry teacher at McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology. She was employed for 19 years and worked with students at Bernie’s Place.

    This $500 scholarship is available to:

    • A senior at Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, or McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology
    • A student planning to study Culinary Arts
    • Preference will be given to an MCIT student

    Requires one Reference.

  • The Edger C. Seitz, Jr./Scott A. Seitz Endowed Scholarship Fund

    The Seitz-Owings created this scholarship in memory of Edger C. Seitz, Jr. and his grandson, Scott A. Seitz. The intent of this endowed fund is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to concentrate their studies in a healthcare field (RN, MD, physical therapist, etc.). 

    The recipient must:

    • Be a senior at Lawrence North or Lawrence Central High School
    • Plan to pursue a degree in a healthcare-related field
    • Rank in top one-third of class
    • Have participated in school, community, or service activities
    • Display some degree of financial need

    Requires one reference.

    This scholarship can be renewed one time (if students maintains a GPA of at least 3.5 during the their first semester). Recipients must submit a new application.

  • Spanish Immersion Scholarship Fund

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    In honor of the first graduating class of Spanish Immersion students in Lawrence Township, a scholarship was established in the amount of $500 to be awarded each year to a deserving student in the program.

    The scholarship student must:

    • Be a senior at Lawrence North in the Spanish Immersion Program
    • Be eligible to receive an Immersion Diploma
    • Take the National Spanish Exam in their junior year
    • Be in the top 1/3 of his/her class
    • Be an active participant in school, community and/or service activities
    • Plan to use the Spanish language after graduation

    Requires one reference.

  • John H. Stewart III Foundation Scholarship

    John Stewart was a basketball player at Lawrence North who was taken far too early in his life. 

    This $1,000 is for a student who:

    • Is a senior at Lawrence North High School
    • Has achieved academic excellence
    • Demonstrates concern for others, especially disadvantaged children

    Requires one reference.

  • DJ Tamer Memorial Scholarship

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    The DJ Tamer Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of its namesake, DJ Tamer, who was the valedictorian of the class of 2000 at Lawrence North High School and a multiple letter winner in track and cross country. DJ’s attitude allowed him to live each day to its fullest and he treated every person with respect and compassion. DJ’s spirit and motto to “Get Busy Living” is passed on through this award.

    The $2,000 scholarship awards a Lawrence North High School senior who encompasses the traits that made DJ Tamer so unique.

    The recipient must:

    • Be a senior at Lawrence North
    • Be academically high achieving
    • Have lettered in a least one varsity sport

    Requires two references. An interview may be required for the top finalists.

  • Deb Williams Scholarship

    Lawrence Central High School teachers established a memorial scholarship for their colleague, Deb Williams, who died unexpectedly in May 2006. Having taught English in Lawrence Township for 24 years, Deb was an advocate for all youth and instilled high standards for achievement in her students. The $500 scholarship is awarded to a Lawrence Central senior who aspires to follow Williams’ vocation as a teacher.

    The recipient must:

    • Be a senior at Lawrence Central High School
    • Plan to pursue a degree in education at a four year college or university
    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA

    Requires one reference.

  • Kristan Leah Wilson Scholarship Fund

    Kristan Wilson was a 2002 Lawrence Central graduate who distinguished herself as a Top 30 student, an exceptional soccer player (4 year letterman), and an incredibly vivacious individual. To honor Kristan’s memory, her family created a scholarship fund in her name.

    The recipient must be:

    • A female senior at Lawrence North or Lawrence Central High School
    • Planning to pursue a degree in a healthcare or social services related field
    • In the top 25% of your class
    • An athlete who has lettered in a varsity sport
    • Demonstrating leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities

    Requires two references.

SAY YES TO IMPACT

  • # of Schools Impacted

    21

  • Students Impacted Annually

    16,035

  • Total Dollars Since 1983

    6,700,000

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