Parke County Community Foundation Scholarships

In 1996 the PCCF began a scholarship program to assist the graduating seniors of Parke County as they pursue their education at the college level. This program was funded by donors that chose to endow gifts in scholarship funds, some with specific criteria as to where they were to be used and others that were more general in nature.

Over the years we have been able to continue to make a significant difference in our students’ ability to continue their education through our scholarship program.

With educational costs rising every year and focusing on degree attainment we are evaluating our program in order to maximize the impact to the student while honoring our donor’s intent. We have begun to make changes to ensure we are providing awards that will truly make a difference in a student’s ability to achieve their educational goals.

2019 Community Foundation  of Parke County Scholarships
John and Mary Faison Alden Community Service Scholarship   
To honor a Parke Heritage High School graduating senior(s) who has demonstrated consistent leadership in service and in enhancing the well-being of others.
Applicant must be a current year graduate of Parke Heritage High School with well documented local community service.
Andrew & Janett Allen Family
This scholarship is intended for a Parke County student who is pursuing a career that enhances the greater good of the community without regard to financial need of the applicant. 
All students are eligible.
Joseph E. & Dorothy Archer Scholarship                                                                                  
Students must be attending Rose-Hulman, Indiana State University, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Purdue University, Indiana University or Ivy Tech in Terre Haute.
Only students living in Raccoon or Florida Townships are eligible to apply.
Darrell Brubeck Memorial Scholarship  
Available to Riverton High School graduates with a preference given to those who are pursuing one of the following majors: financial planning, investments, insurance, mechanics or agriculture and who have an academic standing in the middle 1/3 of their class.
Riverton Parke primary consideration to Florida or Raccoon Township students attending an Indiana college, university or specialty school are eligible.
Sam & Lucille Chowning & Linda Haynes Scholarship   
For Parke County High School graduates, for both college and vocational training beyond high school. 
All students are eligible.
Beatrice J. Collings Memorial Scholarship  
All students are eligible.
Elizabeth Davies Ellis Scholarship       
All students are eligible.
Tom Flock Aviation Scholarship    
Awarded to students who are pursuing studies in the field of aviation. 
All students are eligible.
Fortner Memorial Scholarship      
All students are eligible.
Richard E. Harney Professional Writing Scholarship     
Created to preserve and perpetuate an appetite for journalism by providing scholarships to Parke County students pursuing a post-secondary education in Professional Writing (Journalism) or if desired, a well rounded, (as exhibited by their involvement in school and other activities) average academic student.  Journalism Majors Preferred/All students are eligible.
Ralph Holbert Memorial Scholarship     
All students are eligible.
Isaacs Family Scholarship     
This scholarship was established to encourage post-secondary education by awarding scholarships to students attending an Indiana college or university.  All students attending an Indiana college or university are eligible.
Foster & Ruey Jessup Scholarship     
All students are eligible.
Steven Paul Kenley Memorial Scholarship   
Mr. Kenley was a practicing local attorney who held the office of Parke County Prosecutor.  It was his family’s desire to memorialize him by promoting continuing education in the form of a renewable scholarship to a Parke Heritage High School senior.
Parke Heritage High School graduates are eligible.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship   
Lilly Endowment Inc. has made possible one tuition scholarship as well as providing an $900 stipend for books and fees for a Parke County student (determined by residency).  According to Lilly requirements, the student must attend an Indiana college or university.
Children, grandchildren and siblings of Foundation board members are not eligible for this award.
All students who will attend an accredited 4-year, Indiana college or university are eligible.
RHS Class of 1965 Scholarship   
A graduate living in a Rockville High school township seeking any advanced degree or certification.  Must have maintained at least a 2.0 gpa and otherwise can be planning to attend any college or university.                                       


Richard L. & Karnelia M. Overpeck Scholarship Fund       


Dr. Richard Overpeck (a practicing veterinarian originally from Rockville but who resided in Ft. Dodge, IA) established this scholarship fund in memory of his parents for those Parke Heritage students who wish to attend Purdue University.
Parke Heritage High School graduates who have been accepted to a Purdue campus are eligible.
Pork Producers     
Established by the Parke/Vermillion Pork Producers, this fund, in memory of Greg and Theoren Chapman, provides a renewable award to a graduating senior from Parke or Vermillion County.  To be eligible the student must:
  • be a current year graduate of a Parke or Vermillion County high school,
  • be the child of parents who in the preceding calendar year derived at least 50% of their income from farming or have been a participant in the 4-H Swine Program for at least 5 years
  • be planning to pursue a post-secondary degree at an accredited college, university, or trade school.
Rockville Dollars for Scholars     
Scholarship awards are made to two graduating seniors from Parke Heritage High School.
Rode Family Valedictorian Scholarship
 This scholarship is to honor the accomplishments and dedication of the valedictorian of  a Turkey Run High School township.
Eligibility will be determined by the review committee
Wayne and Eleanor Stanley    
To be eligible the student must meet the following criteria:
  • Must attend Purdue University
  • Must be a graduate of Riverton Parke High School
  • Must have been a 4 yr FFA member or
  • Been in Music for 4yr
Mary E. Stanley Nursing      
FIRST PREFERENCE IS TO AN ADULT - In honor of Mary E. Stanley, this scholarship will be awarded to nursing majors (L.P.N., nurse’s aid or related associate degree or certification), with special consideration given to those who may be pursuing nursing as a later in life career choice.                                                                                                                                           Nursing Majors only
Karen & John Stutler Technology Scholarship                                                                                       
Appreciative of the difference that technology makes in our lives, Karen and John Stutler established this scholarship to recognize a student living in a Turkey Run High School township who exemplifies the qualities necessary to continue learning and understanding the evolving technology field.                                                                                              
VFW Scholarship
VFW Scholarship      
In honor of the veterans who give of themselves so that others might continue to enjoy their freedom, the VFW Post 1752 of Rockville has established this scholarship as a remembrance. 
All students attending an Indiana college or university are eligible.
Southwest Parke Music Boosters    
  To be eligible the student must meet the following criteria.
  • Riverton Parke graduate
  • Attending a 2 or 4 yr. school
  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 gpa
  • Have a minimum of 2 yrs. in Band, Choir, or Color Guard
  • Live in one of the townships of the South West Parke School Corporation
RP Norton Athletic Boosters   
  • GPA – 3.0 or higher on a 4 point scale
  • Attending institution of higher education
  • Must be a student going directly to college following graduation
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years enrollment in athletics at Riverton Parke
  • Must be a student at Riverton Parke school for a minimum of 2 years
  • Awarded to one male and one female
The Friends Bloomingdale Academy Educational Fund     
 Available to any graduating senior or college student meeting the following requirements:
  • Must be a student pursuing a post-secondary education, including Masters and Doctoral levels, who has not previously received this scholarship.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who are current members or the child / grandchild of a current or deceased member of Bloomingdale Friends, Coloma Friends, Marshall (Federated), Rush Creek, or Tangier Friends Meetings.
  • Recipient(s) must have a high school or college GPA equivalent of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Recipient(s) other than those affiliated with the Meetings named above, must be a graduate of a Parke County high school or Parke County resident with a strong church affiliation, as documented by letter of support from a pastor, youth minister, or officer from the student’s church of membership and / or attendance.
  • One $1500 scholarship will be awarded each year, providing there is at least one eligible applicant.  Additional $1500 scholarships may be awarded if the annual returns on the endowment fund accommodate further $1500 increments.
  • The Friends Bloomingdale Academy Educational Fund, Inc. shall continue in an advisory capacity regarding scholarship eligibility and criteria.
    If no candidate exists, the Foundation may award a previous scholar with good/qualifying college standing that is still enrolled.
Conrad Doan Scholarship
 Funding priority will be considered for:
  • Montezuma student pursuing a degree in agriculture (including veterinary)
  • Montezuma student pursuing any degree including vocational
  • Reserve Township student pursuing a degree in agriculture (including veterinary)
  • Reserve Township student pursuing any degree including vocational
  • Parke County student pursuing a degree in agriculture (including veterinary)
  • Parke County student pursuing any degree including vocational
    • If neither priority is present in a quality application, then any particular field of study from any Parke County resident is allowable.
Margaret Penman Memorial Scholarship  
The Margaret Penman Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduating senior of South Vermillion High School (1st priority), North Vermillion High School (2nd priority), or Parke County High Schools (3rd priority) meeting at least one of the following requirements: Note: There is NO GPA requirement for this scholarship.
  • Aviation Majors or
  • Mechanical Engineering Majors




Paul & Amy Insley Pharmacy Scholarship
Funding priority will be considered for:
A Parke or Vermillion high school senior that is pursuing a degree in Pharmacy at one of the following Indiana universities/colleges in the following order:
  • Butler University
  • Purdue University
  • Indiana University
  • Manchester College
Meg Adele Witty IU Scholarship
Funding priority will be considered for: Parke Heritage High School senior attending an IU campus.
Loretta Hobbs Memorial Scholarship
  • Priority is given to a graduating senior living in a Turkey Run High School township attending an Indiana university or college pursuing a degree in elementary education. (Must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA) In the event there is no qualified candidate from those townships, then applicants from remaining Parke County townships will qualify.
Turkey Run School District Scholarship
  • Student must have a 2.0 high school GPA or higher and living in one of the following Turkey Run High School townships for at least 2 years: Green, Howard, Liberty, Sugar Creek, Penn, or Washington

RHS Class of 1970

Funding priority will go to the following candidate:

  • Trade School- skilled labor, if no qualified candidate exists the student may also attend a college or university

  • Graduate of Parke Heritage High School, if no qualified candidate exists then  Parke County High School would be considered second.

  • Student must have a least a C grade point average

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PO Box 276

Rockville, IN 47872



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