Scholarship Opportunities

Check out the links below for scholarship opportunities offered through the Foundation to graduating EVSC seniors. For more information on school specific scholarships and unrestricted scholarships, please contact your high school’s guidance counselor. For more information about EVSC Foundation Scholarships, contact us at info@evscfoundation.org

Please mail all applications to 951 Walnut St., Evansville IN 47713. If you prefer to send electronically, you may scan or email applications to info@evscfoundation.org.

Payment Remittance

Have you applied for an EVSC Foundation Scholarship? Please be sure to download and fill out the Scholarship Payment Request Form and return it to the EVSC Foundation via mail or email in order to receive funding. The EVSC Foundation issues the scholarship payment to your university’s Bursar/Office of Student Admissions where it is applied to your student account. 2024 Payment Request Forms should be submitted with applications for EVSC Foundation Scholarships.

All of the scholarships listed below are either managed by the EVSC Foundation, or managed and judged by the EVSC Foundation. This is not the only list of scholarships that EVSC students have access to. Be sure to contact your school counselors to find out more about our scholarships and any other scholarships available.

Scholarships managed and chosen within the EVSC Foundation:

To apply for the following scholarships, look within the drop down for a link to the application.

Scott Guzzo Scholarship for Disability-Related Studies

The Scott Guzzo Scholarship for Disability-Related Studies is a $500 scholarship renewable over four years. The scholarship is named for Scott Guzzo, who completed his secondary education at Evansville Central High School in 2004. In the early 1990’s, Scott was EVSC’s first student with multiple disabilities to be educated in an inclusive school setting. Scott’s successful inclusion in EVSC led to him being President Clinton’s guest at the White House for the signing of the 1997 Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating EVSC Senior
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college, no later than the upcoming 2024 fall semester
  • Plan to pursue a degree that leads to a career which will support people with disabilities
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale while at college or university
PEF Legacy Scholarship

The PEF Legacy Scholarship is a one-time $500 scholarship given to a graduating senior from an EVSC high school (one recipient per high school.) Applicant must:

  • Be a graduating EVSC senior.
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent).
  • Plan to enroll full-time** at an accredited public or private college, university, or community college, no later than the fall semester of 2024.
EVSC Summer Musical Scholarship

The EVSC Summer Musical Scholarship is an award given to two seniors that participated in the EVSC Summer Musical. Recipients are chosen by staff members of the musical and are awarded after the performances of the musical are completed.

Scholarships managed by the EVSC Foundation for graduating students at ANY EVSC high school:

To apply for the following scholarships, contact your school counselors.

Madriaga Family ESL Scholarship

The Madriaga ESL Scholarship is a one-time $500 award created to assist high school seniors who are currently or have been an ESL Student within the EVSC to pursue a postsecondary degree.   Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior within the EVSC
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Plan to enroll full time at an accredited public college, university, or community college, no later than the fall semester of 2024.
AstraZeneca Scholarship

The AstraZeneca Scholarship is a one time, $4,000 award given to 4 EVSC students, with priority given to those from underrespresented groups. To qualify, the student must:

  • Be a graduating EVSC senior
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college, university, or community college, no later than the following fall semester after graduation.
  • Plan to pursure a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Scholarships managed by the EVSC Foundation for students at Bosse High School:

To apply for the following scholarships, contact your Bosse school counselors.

Beverly Kennard Memorial Scholarship

The Beverly Kennard Memorial Scholarship honors a graduating Bosse student who positively influenced others and strengthened the Bosse High School culture either by:

            Displaying characteristics of optimism, care, positivity, grit and resilience informally in day-to-day ways of being

            OR by

            Participating and/or contributing to the school community in formal roles such as student clubs or organizations.

 This is a one-time $1,000 scholarship for the fall semester following the student’s high school graduation.

Scholarships managed by the EVSC Foundation for students at Central High School:

To apply for the following scholarships, contact your Central school counselors.

Cedar Hall Elementary School “Pearl the Pig” Endowment Scholarship
The “Cedar Hall Elementary School (Pearl the Pig) Endowment Fund” shall be used to award a yearly scholarship to a student who resides in the Cedar Hall School District. Students shall be selected based on need, future goals and plans to give back to the community. Students must plan to attend an accredited two or four-year institution.

            The scholarship recipient shall be awarded $500 in August and January after providing Cedar Hall staff with verification of registration.

Central/Stringtown Scholarship

The Central/Stringtown Scholarship is a 4-year renewable $5,000 scholarship intended for students in the Central district. Recipients must be in the Central graduating class and will have attended Stringtown Elementary School.  Recipients must also attend a post-secondary institute within the state of Indiana.

G. Thomas and Dorothy H. Oakley Scholarship
The G. Thomas and Dorothy H. Oakley Scholarship is a one time $1,000 award given to assist two deserving Central High School seniors, a male and a female. Each recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. To be eligible, no recipient shall receive more than two other schoalrships from the EVSC.
Ruth Threlkeld Hall

The Ruth Threlkeld Hall Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award given to a graduating senior from Central High School. Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating senior from Central High School
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited public college, university, or community college, not later than the fall semester of 2024
Irene Schultze Memorial Scholarship

The Irene Schultze Memorial Scholarship is a 4 year renewable $5,000 award created to assist high school seniors who want to pursue a secondary degree. The scholarship is named after Irene Schultze by her three children, Diane, Eric, and Jackie. This scholarship is a tribute to her commitment to education. Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior from Central High School within the EVSC.
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent).
  • Hold a citizenship rating or its equivalent.
  • Plan to enroll full-time** at an accredited Indiana public college, university, or community college, no later than the fall semester of 2024.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA on 4.0, barring compelling non-academic reasons, while attending the selected college or university.
Sharon E. Farmer Roberts Scholarship

The Sharon E. Farmer Roberts Scholarship is a one-time $5,000 award given to a graduate majoring in education. The student must have at least a cumulative “B” average entering his or her final semester in high school.

Howard Roberts Scholarship

The Howard Roberts Scholarship is a one-time $5,000 award given to a graduating senior majoring in business. The student must have at least a cumulative “B” average entering his or her final semester in high school.

Scholarships managed by the EVSC Foundation for students at North High School:

To apply for the following scholarships, contact your North school counselors.

James C. Crawford Scholarship

The James C. Crawford Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award created to assist a member of the North High School Student Council to further their education at a post-secondary institution.

            As the president of his high school’s first student council, Mr. Crawford had a strong belief in the importance of the Student Council at North and served as advisor for 14 years of his 31 years teaching English at North High School.

            Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating North High School senior serving in the Student Council.
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent).
  • Plan to enroll full-time** at an accredited public college, university, or community college, no later than the fall semester of 2024.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA on 4.0, barring compelling non-academic reasons, while attending the selected college or university.
North High School Alumni Scholarship

The North Alumni Scholarship is an award given to a North graduating senior to assist in pursuing in a post-secondary education. To be eligible applicants must:

  • Be a graduating senior or a past graduate of North High School
  • Plan to enroll at an accredited post-secondary education institution no later than the fall of the scholarship award
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Be accepted to attend and attend the post-secondary education institution for which any scholarship is awarded

Scholarships managed by the EVSC Foundation for students at Harrison High School:

To apply for the following scholarships, contact your Harrison school counselors.

Harrison German Studies Scholarship

The “Harrison German Studies Scholarship” is a one-time award given to graduates of Harrison High School who intend to pursue at least one course in German language, literature, or culture at any accredited university. The award may also be use to purse foreign study in a German-speaking country.

Robin J Thompson Scholarship

The Robin J Thompson Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award given to a graduating senior that participated in at least one special education class per day for four years. The recipient must be in good academic standing. Must be recommended by a special education teacher or aid.

Scholarships managed by the EVSC Foundation for students at Reitz High School:

To apply for the following scholarships, contact your Reitz school counselors.

Chris Singleton Lineman Scholarship

The Chris Singleton Lineman Scholarship is a one time $1,000 award that is awarded to a graduating senior football lineman from F.J. Reitz High School. Recipients are selected by the Chris Singleton Scholarship Committee, who will announce the winner at the Reitz Football Banquet, and present the award at Class Day.

David W. Horton Family Scholarship

The “David W. Horton Family Scholarship” is a one-time $1,000 awarded to a graduating Senior at F.J. Reitz High School. The selection of the recipient shall be by the Reitz Scholarship Committee using the following criteria:

  1. Graduating Senior
  2. Citizenship Rating
  3. Top 25% of Class (preferably 3.5 GPA or higher)
  4. Taken Honors or Advanced Placement courses while at F.J. Reitz High School
  5. Has been accepted and plans to pursue undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to an Associate or a Bacherlor’s degree at a post secondary 4-year university or college outside of Vanderburgh County
Dierlam Family/Belle Martin Memorial Scholarship

The Dierlam Family/Belle Martin Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior at Reitz High School. Guidelines for the award are:

  1. Student is the son/daughter of a teacher, policeman, fireman, or farmer
  2. 2.0 GPA or Higher
  3. Evidence of Financial Need
  4. Community activity
  5. Citizenship Rating 5 of 7 semesters
  6. Must attend Indiana public college or university

The selection process of the recipient shall be by the Reitz High School Active Scholarship Committee.

Eva Kinnaird-Kattau Theater Arts Memorial Scholarship

The Eva Kinnaird-Kattau Scholarship is a one-time $500 award and was created to assist a F.J. Reitz High School Senior who plans to pursue a post-secondary degree in the area of Theater Arts.

Selection of recipients will be based on performance in the areas of academics, involvement in the arts during their high school career, and community involvement. The three areas are weighted equally.

Gary West Football Scholarship

The “Gary West Football Scholarship” is a one-time $2,000 award given to a graduating senior at F.J. Reitz High School. The recipient of this award must be a senior football player who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership, determination, commitment, competitiveness and desire to win. The candidates will also be judged on the qualities of scholarship, citizenship, potential for success in college, and financial need.

Herman Byers Scholarship

The Herman Byers Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award that was created by the sons of Coach Byers to assist high school seniors who want to pursue a postsecondary degree. The scholarship is named in honor of Herman Byers, teacher and football coach at Reitz High School during 1941-1968.

This scholarship is intended to support the education of students who have the motivation, determination, leadership, and desire to succeed college but lack the financial resources to do so.

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior from Reitz High School within the EVSC.
  • Participant in the Reitz Football team
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent).
  • Plan to enroll full-time** at an accredited public college, university, or community college, no later than the fall semester of 2024.
Kay Herron Jaggers Memorial Scholarship

The Kay Herron Jaggers Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $4,000 award intended to be given to Reitz graduate interested in studying art. Guidelines are:

  • 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Citizenship rating
  • Potential for success in field of study
FJ Reitz Class of 1970 Memorial Scholarship

The FJ Reitz Class of 1970 Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award given to a graduating senior in the EVSC. Guidelines for the award are:

  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Citizenship rating in all 7 semesters
  • School and Community involvement, with examples of leadership
  • Short essay on why the student feels they deserve the scholarship
Robin J Thompson Scholarship

The Robin J Thompson Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award given to a graduating senior that participated in at least one special education class per day for four years. The recipient must be in good academic standing. Must be recommended by a special education teacher or aid.

Dr. Gerald W. and Katherine J. Oakley Scholarship

The Dr. Gerald W. and Katherine J. Oakley Scholarship is a one time $1,000 award given to assist two deserving Reitz High School seniors, a male and a female. Each recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. To be eligible, no recipient shall receive more than two other schoalrships from the EVSC.

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