Greater Seymour Trust Fund

 

Current Listing of Scholarship & Grant Funds 

  

Scholarships

The Greater Seymour Trust Fund is pleased to offer an array of scholarships benefiting high school students and adult learners. Applications for these scholarships are evaluated, to varying degrees, based on need, academic achievement, and school and community involvement.  Please click on the name of the scholarship in the list below for information about each fund’s general or specific eligibility criteria.

 

Grants

The Greater Seymour Trust Fund Board of Managers annually allocates funds to be distributed to 501(c)(3) organizations within the City of Seymour and Jackson County.  Notice is published each year in the local newspaper and on this site describing the funds available. 

 

Please Note: Unsolicited requests cannot be accepted.

 


 

The scholarship fund was established by the family and friends of Amanda. Amanda was a 16-year old Seymour High School student who was active in her high school, 4-H, church and the community prior to her death in a car accident. Amanda planned to become a veterinarian. The scholarship recipient must be a graduate of a high school located in Jackson County, Indiana, pursuing a degree in Veterinary Science and/or Agriculture. Consideration shall be gi ...

The scholarship fund was established under the Will of Anah C. Klakamp. The scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors of Seymour High School. The scholarship shall be for tuition plus $1,000.00 to be used for other college expenses. The tuition cost shall be awarded equal to the current year's tuition at Indiana University. The scholarship may be a four-year renewable scholarship.

This scholarship fund was established by Marguerite Scott following the death of her husband, Barney. This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors of Seymour High School who have received a varsity letter in any sport at Seymour High School and who will attend college in Indiana with a major in Education. Once the above criteria are met, financial need is to be the primary additional consideration.

The scholarship memorial was established in honor of Ben Everhart by his family and friends for scholarships to a male graduating senior of Seymour High School who participated in the athletic program. The applicant must demonstrate a dedication to athletics by trying hard to perform as instructed by the coaching staff. He must keep his body free from the effects of illegal drugs of any type. The applicant need not necessarily be one of the "top" athlet ...

The fund was established by Kelly Trask in memory of her late husband, Blair Trask, and is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and adult learners of Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Scott, or Washington County, Indiana seeking out diplomas or certifications in any technical or trade school, community college or major university in Radio Broadcasting, Broa ...

The Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club established the fund for the benefit of the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour. The Boys & Girls Club of Seymour receives an annual distribution from the fund to be used for the Club.

The scholarship fund was created by family and friends in honor and memory of Brad A. Thompson. The scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Seymour High School who will be attending Purdue University.

C. A. Bunker established the scholarship fund under his Will. The scholarships shall be awarded to deserving graduating seniors of Two Rivers High School in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The applicants shall apply in writing for the scholarship. Consideration for receipt of the scholarship shall be character of the individual student as well as scholastic ability, participation in school and community activities and financial need. A scholarship shall be awarded ...

Dr. Mary Jo Foster established the scholarship fund in memory of her husband Charles Forrest Foster. Mr. Foster was a 1941 graduate of Shields High School in Seymour, Indiana. He was a 1948 graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. In 1967, he received an M.S. in Aero-Space Engineering and in 1972 an M.S. degree in Oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology. The scholarship will be granted to a student who is pursui ...

A bequest under the Will of Ora E. Story for scholarships to graduating seniors of Seymour High School. The primary factor in awarding the scholarship grant shall be financial need even though a student’s grade point average may be less than others. Consideration should also be given to citizenship, character and participation in school activities, religious and other activities outside of school. The scholarship is renewable for four years.

The fund was established under the Dallas Tyler Trust Fund. Scholarships are to be awarded to children of Seymour. The primary consideration shall be need. The scholarship may be renewable for four years.

This fund was established by an anonymous donor for the purpose of providing spontaneous and recurring gifts to qualified 501(c)(3) entities chosen by select members of the donor's family. Annual gifts have been made to K9's for Warriors, Riley Children's Foundation, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and many others.

Ed and Betty Elsner, Jr. Humanitarian Fund The fund was established by JCB to honor Mr. Elsner's many contributions to JCB and the community. The fund is for the benefit of Anchor House and Community Provisions. Anchor House receives two-thirds (2/3) and Community Provisions of Jackson County receives one-third (1/3) of the annual distribution from the fund.

A bequest from Evie Scott to provide money for projects benefiting young people of Seymour. An annual distribution as Special Grants is made to qualifying 501(c)(3) entities in Seymour, Indiana.

Fred Kasting, a lifetime resident of Jackson County established the fund as a bequest under his Will for the benefit of Developmental Services, Inc. and American Cancer Society of Jackson County. Developmental Services, Inc. and American Cancer Society (benefiting Jackson County, Indiana) each receive an equal annual distribution from the fund.

Established by Estes Material Sales, Inc. in Hope, Indiana in memory of Garry Estes. This fund provides scholarships for residents of Hope, Indiana seeking diplomas or certifications in any technical or trade school, community college or major university in the United States. Preference is given to students working towards vocational or career-related certifications such as journeyman electrician or HVAC technician.

The General Fund was established by the Board of Managers to accept funds which have not been directed to a specific fund. Distributions from the fund are used for specific grants and other uses as determined by the Board of Managers.

Gilbert Kovener established this fund under his Will for scholarships to graduating seniors of Jackson County who desire to attend a college or university. The scholarship includes one-time scholarships and renewable scholarships up to four consecutive years.

Funds are annually contributed by the Hamilton Township Alumni Association for scholarships for graduating seniors at Seymour High School from Hamilton Township.

Ivan E. Frische, a lifetime resident of Jackson County established the scholarship fund under his Will. The scholarship is to be granted to graduating seniors of Jackson County high schools. The scholarship may be renewable for four years.

Jacie E. Hanner established the fund through a bequest in her Will to provide financial assistance to the Humane Society of Jackson County. The Humane Society of Jackson County receives an annual distribution from the fund.

Mr. Thompson was a life-long resident of Jackson County who owned and operated Thompson Dairy, in Seymour. The fund was established by JoAnn Thompson in memory of her husband, James T. Thompson. Mr. Thompson was an outstanding community member in many ways and was described as "one great guy-one who comes along only once in a while." He was a member of many services and community organizations. Among the boards he served were the Ivy Tech Board of Tr ...

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, Janette was a graduate of Seymour High School and Ball State University. Memorials made in honor of Janette were used to establish the scholarship fund. The scholarship recipient must be a senior girl graduating from Seymour High School and enrolled at Ball State University. Financial need is a consideration for the scholarship.

This fund was established by family of Jill D. Carlson to support organizations providing health care benefits to individuals suffering from mental illness in Bartholomew County, Indiana. Distributions will be made annually to Centerstone, Columbus Regional Health Foundation FBO Mental Health Action Team, Milestones Clinic, and Developmental Services.

This fund was created to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Seymour High School seeking a two- to four-year diploma or certification from an accredited technical or trade school, community college or major university in Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, or Education and an emphasis on Industrial Technology. Preference will be given to students majoring in Automotive Technology.

Arletta Cobb established the fund under her Will for scholarships to graduating seniors of Jackson County who desire to attend a college or university. Requirements for the scholarship are a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, extracurricular activities and demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a total of four consecutive years.

Established by the Columbus City Band in Columbus, Indiana in memory of John A. Marshall. The fund will provide scholarships to students in Bartholomew County, Indiana seeking diplomas or certifications in any technical school, community college or major university in the United States. Eligible recipients must have participated in a high school band program.

Orpha Briner established the scholarship fund under her Will. The scholarship is for graduating seniors Crothersville High School in Crothersville, Indiana. The scholarship shall be used for college or university scholarships for deserving graduates of the Crothersville High School or the Vernon Township school system. The scholarship shall be awarded to one or more students each year.

The Lauren Bayon Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Lauren's parents Shawn M. Brown and Amy J. Bechelli. Lauren was only two years old when she lost her battle with cancer. Family and friends donated to the memorial in honor of Lauren. The scholarship recipient must be a graduating senior of Brownstown Central High School or Seymour High School. A scholarship will be awarded to one Brownstown student and one Seymour student annually. ...

Nellie and "Lou" were long-time residents of Seymour. While Lou and Nellie had no children, they wanted to insure that other children had the opportunity to pursue their education. Nellie Bauer established the fund under her Will. Eligible recipients must be graduates from the Seymour Community School Corporation. The scholarship may be used for any college or university that provides at least a four-year education. The scholarship is renewable annually ...

The scholarship fund was established as a bequest under the Will of Lydia Mellencamp. The scholarship is for graduating seniors of Seymour High School who will be entering the field of Nursing. The scholarship will be based upon a combination of scholastic ability and aptitude, scholastic achievement, good citizenship, interest in the field of nursing, and a need for financial aid. The scholarship is renewable for four years.

The MAKE A DIFFERENCE Career Fund was established by Joanna Myers in 2010 to assist adult learners wishing to pursue higher education or career advancement opportunities, but might not be able to do so without financial assistance. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for college, advanced or technical training to adults to further their education in order to gain new skills, become more proficient in existing skills, advance in their field ...

The MAKE A DIFFERENCE Scholarship Fund was established by Joanna Myers in 2010 to assist financially needy students who wish to pursue higher education when life circumstances, financial or otherwise, might make achievement of such a goal unlikely. Mrs. Myers hopes these scholarships will truly make a difference in enabling recipients to achieve independence and skills necessary to have a comfortable standard of living and security. The scholarships may ...

This fund was established under the Will of Elizabeth Owen to provide scholarships to residents of Jackson County attending Purdue University majoring in Civil, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering. The amount of the scholarship shall be equal to tuition to a college or university located in the State of Indiana and commonly regarded as a state-supported institution. The student shall be awarded an additional sum of $1,000.00 to apply toward other college ...

Mrs. Glasson established the scholarship fund to award scholarships to graduating seniors of Seymour High School. Mrs. Glasson established the fund in memory of her brother, Lawrence Hatfield, who owned Hatfield Drug Store in Seymour. The primary requirement for the scholarship shall be financial need. The scholarship should be awarded to students who make average grades, the scholarship is not to be given with the persons with the best grades in the ...

A bequest by Maude S. Welch to award scholarships in the field of nursing to residents of Jackson County and fund educational programs for nurses through Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana. Graduating student of Jackson County. Recipient must major in Nursing. May be renewable for subsequent years.

This fund was established by Edward Spray in memory of his parents, Maurice and May Spray, to provide reoccurring yearly scholarships to first-in-their-generation graduating seniors of Seymour High School. A senior must also be a current resident of Jackson County. Recipients must also be the first person in their family whose biological parents, siblings, or grandparents did not complete a four-year college degree.

A bequest from Miriam Newkirk to provide money for projects benefiting youth of Seymour. An annual distribution as Special Grants is made to qualifying 501(c)(3) entities in Seymour, Indiana.

The fund was established under the Will of Nellie Kloeker for scholarships in Seymour and grants for local charitable purposes. One-half of the annual distributions shall be awarded as scholarships to non-high school students in the area of ministry, teaching, nursing, physicians and to graduating seniors who are residents of Seymour. Graduating seniors are eligible without course limitations. The second half of the annual distribution is awarded as ...

This fund was established under the Will of Patricia Tidd to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Seymour High School planning to attend a trade school, college, university or any institute beyond the high school level.

A bequest by Jacie E. Hanner in memory of husband, Paul, for scholarships to graduates of Seymour High School. The primary requirement for the scholarship grant shall be financial need. Scholastic aptitude and general character of the recipient shall also be a consideration. The scholarship may be renewed up to four years.

Renee's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hildreth, family and friends established the scholarship as a memorial to Renee. The scholarship is an outright grant to a Seymour High School or Trinity Lutheran High School senior, to be used by the recipient for furtherance of his/her education, with a major in Journalism or Communications (includes Corporate Communication, Human Relations, Mass Communications, Public Relations and Strategic Communication specialties) ...

This fund was established by a distribution from the Estate of Richard H. Ruddick to benefit Seymour First Baptist Church and Hayden Methodist Church. Annual distributions of equal value will be made to Seymour First Baptist Church and Hayden Methodist Church

Established by family of Bob Pollard to provide scholarships for college or advanced technical training to students seeking diplomas or certifications in diesel engine repair or general auto mechanics. Preference will be given to students working towards a diesel engine technician certification.

Established by representatives and associates of the Seymour High School graduating class of 1971 to provide scholarships to graduating students of Seymour High School.

The Board of Directors of Anchor House in Seymour, Indiana established the fund for the benefit of Anchor House using a bequest under the Will of Sharon Bradford. Anchor House receives an annual distribution from the fund.

This fund was established by Waldron Berry in memory of his parents, Sherman H. and Lillian Berry. Mr. and Mrs. Berry were successful business people of Seymour and accumulated their estate through their diligent efforts in various business activities. The scholarship is available to Seymour High School graduates who are pursuing a degree in Business. The amount of the scholarship shall be equal to tuition to a college or university located in the Sta ...

The St. Paul United Church of Christ congregation established the fund at the time of merger with Peace Lutheran Church of Seymour, Indiana. Peace Lutheran Church receives an annual distribution from the fund.

Richard “Dick” Stickles was a long-time mathematics teacher at Seymour High School. He loved teaching mathematics and seeing examples of its application to science, medicine, engineering, construction, and even art. The scholarship fund was established by his family. The scholarship is for graduating seniors of Seymour High School seeking a four-year degree in Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, or Education. Preference will be given to students majori ...

Established by the Rotary Club of Columbus, Indiana to provide non-profit grants in support of the Club’s mission, and to provide scholarships to students in Bartholomew County, Indiana.

Established by the Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Seymour in Seymour, Indiana. This grant fund collects donations which are to be expended for charitable expenses related to community-based projects such as the installation of trees, aquatics, trails, skateparks, or other charitable projects in the City of Seymour.

Established by the Seymour Rotary Club of Seymour, Indiana to provide non-profit grants in support of the Club’s mission, and to provide scholarships to students in Jackson County, Indiana.

A bequest by Verna Robertson to benefit underprivileged children, elderly, physically handicapped or sick individuals in the townships of Hamilton, Jackson, Washington and Redding. An annual distribution as Special Grants is made to qualifying 501(c)(3) entities in Seymour, Indiana.

Established by the Board of Directors of Youth Leadership Bartholomew County in Columbus, Indiana. The fund will provide scholarships to students in Bartholomew County, Indiana seeking diplomas or certifications in any technical school, community college or major university in the United States.