Bloomington Foundation


NOTE: This is not a list of currently available scholarships. Scholarships are available  in the spring, summer and fall semesters.All scholarships are awarded based on funds available.


Norm Anderson Memorial - IBEW Local #725 Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms. Students may receive the award both terms, but must remain in good academic standing and must reapply for the spring term and submit a revised essay.

ESSAY REQUIRED

The scholarship was established by I. B. E. W. union workers in honor of Norm Anderson to help Ivy Tech - Bloomington students gain the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0.

2. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

3. The student must write a one-and-a-half page essay on "How Organized Labor has Affected Society in the Last 100 Years".

4. Applicant must be a member or immediate family member of the I. B. E. W. or a member of the local community.


American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Scholarship

Awarded in the fall term.

The Bloomington Charter Chapter of the ABWA Scholarship is designed to assist Ivy Tech-Bloomington students in achieving degrees through the School of Business.  Preference will be given to women and non-traditional students.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated; FAFSA must be on file.

2. Students must be enrolled in the School of Business.

3. Preference will be given to women and non-traditional students.

4. Students must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.


Anonymous Nursing Scholarship

Awarded in the spring and summer terms.

This scholarship is posted and awarded through the Nursing Department.


ASA Book Scholarship

Awarded in spring, summer and fall terms.

The scholarship was established to help Academic Skills Advancement Students with financial need to purchase books.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Recipients(s) must be enrolled in at least one Academic Skills Advancement course.

3. Emergency funds can be made available.


Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) Scholarship

Awarded in spring, summer and fall terms.

The scholarship was established by a Bloomington Friend of Ivy Tech to fund a full scholarship to a student seeking an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. Partial scholarships may be available.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.   Must be enrolled in ASN program.

2.   Student must be a United States citizen.

3.   Preference in selection will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a dedication to community service during secondary school and previous college experience.

4.   Preference will be given to non-traditional students.

5.   Preference will be given to residents of Monroe, Owen, Greene, Brown and Lawrence counties.


Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions LLC Biotechnology Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED

INTERNSHIP COURESE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The scholarship was established by Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions LLC to assist students pursuing degrees in the field of the Biotechnology at Ivy Tech – Bloomington.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicants must be students currently enrolled in the Biotechnology Program at Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington.

2. Student must have successfully completed BIOT-101 or equivalent and currently be enrolled in BIOT 280 course.

3. A letter of recommendation must be secured from a faculty member associated with the Biotechnology Program and complete an Ivy Tech scholarship application form. The letter of recommendation must be requested through your scholarship application.

4. Scholarship is awarded based on need or merit, and awards are renewable if recipient remains in good academic standing for the duration of the scholarship.


Bloomfield State Bank Scholarship

Awarded to one student for the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by the Bloomfield State Bank to assist a Greene county resident who is pursuing a degree at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3.   Student must have completed six (6) credit hours.

4.   Student must be pursuing an AS or AAS degree at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.

5.   Student must be a resident of Greene county.


Bloomington Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms.

The scholarship was created by generous and continual donations by the faculty and staff of the Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington campus to assist students who have demonstrated financial need to continue their education.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5.

3.   Minimum enrollment requirement: 6 Credit hours.


Bloomington Board of REALTORS Scholarship

Awarded to one student for the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by the Bloomington Board of REALTORS to assist students pursuing an AS or AAS at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3.   Student must be pursuing an AS or AAS degree at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.


Kay Brock International Student Scholarship

Awarded in the spring term.

The Kay Brock International Student Scholarship is intended to promote global diversity at Ivy Tech Bloomington by encouraging foreign student attendance. This scholarship is intended to pay the out-of-state tuition for one (1), three (3) credit hour course.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Applicant must be an international student with a current student visa (F1 Status).

2. Applicant must have successfully completed 12 credit hours at Ivy Tech Bloomington.

3. Minimum GPA: 3.0.

4. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a POLS course.


Patricia P. Brown Early Childhood Education Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by Bill C. Brown to assist a student committed to completing a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

4. Applicant must be committed to completing his/her degree at Ivy Tech - Bloomington in Early Childhood Education.


Patricia P. Brown Elementary Education Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by Bill C. Brown to assist a student committed to completing a degree in Elementary Education.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

4. Applicant must be committed to completing his/her degree at Ivy Tech - Bloomington in Elementary Education.


Chancellor's Civic Engagement Scholarship

Awarded to one student in the fall and one student in the spring term.

ESSAY REQUIRED

The scholarship was established by Chancellor John Whikehart to assist students demonstrating strong commitment to civic engagement.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must have completed at least six (6) credit hours.

4. Student must submit a 500-700 word essay which demonstrates commitment to civic engagement (volunteering/community service) through the applicant's personal experiences with civic engagement.


CINS/CINT Program Scholarship

Award as funds are available in the fall, spring and summer terms.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED

This scholarship was established to assist students pursuing degrees in Computer Information at Ivy Tech – Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Student must demonstrate financial need; FAFSA should be on file.

2. Must be enrolled at least part-time (six hours) at Ivy Tech – Bloomington.

3. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

4. Must obtain a letter of recommendation from the CINS/CINT Program chair. The letter of recommendation must be requested through your scholarship application.


Commercial Service of Bloomington, Inc. Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar for the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by Commercial Service of Bloomington, Inc. to assist a student who is pursuing an AS or AAS degree at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus that will lead to employment in the field of heating and air conditioning.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.


Cook Pharmica Biopharmaceutical Scholarship

Awarded in the spring term – number of awards varies.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED

The scholarship was established by Cook Pharmica to assist students pursuing degrees in the field of Biotechnology at Ivy Tech – Bloomington.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated; FAFSA must be on file.

2. Students must be seeking a degree in Biotechnology.

3. Students must be enrolled in a least six (6) credit hours.

4. Applications for this scholarship must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Biotechnology Program Chair. The letter of recommendation must be requested through your scholarship application.

5. Recipients are expected to attend a tour of Cook Pharmica during the spring semester.


Roger Emmick Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

ESSAY REQUIRED

This scholarship was established to assist students at Ivy Tech - Bloomington who are returning to school and who do not qualify for Pell grants.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Must not qualify for Pell grants.

2. Must be out of high school for at least five years and returning to school at Ivy Tech – Bloomington.

3. Minimum 3.0 GPA

4. Minimum college course credit hour completion of 12 hours (does not have to be current).

5. Must write a 250 word essay answering the following: “Why I am returning to school at Ivy Tech – Bloomington”


FERGUSON ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships were established by Steve and Connie Ferguson to assist students in the fields of Biotechnology, Nursing, and Radiation Therapy or are part-time students not eligible for grants.

Steve and Connie Ferguson

Ferguson Scholarship

Two awards are made in each of the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship is designated for those students who are not eligible for grants due to their part-time enrollment, financial situation, or life obligations.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5.

2.   Must be enrolled in 2 - 11 credit hours due to "life obligation".

3.   Must demonstrate a desire to succeed in pursuing academic and career goals.

Ferguson Biotechnology Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship is designated for a student seeking a degree in Biotechnology.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

2.   Must be enrolled in the Biotechnology program at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.

Ferguson Nursing Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship is designated for a student seeking a degree in Nursing.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

2.   Must be enrolled in the Nursing program at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.

Ferguson Radiation Therapy Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship is awarded for a student seeking a degree in Radiation Therapy.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

2.   Must be enrolled in the Radiation Therapy program at Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.


First Financial Bank Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar for the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was created by the First Financial Bank to make an education more affordable for a student enrolled in the Business Administration program at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Minimum cumulative GPA; 3.0.

3.   Applicant must be enrolled in the Business Administration program at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.


Ford EEOC Scholarsip

Awarded as funds are available in spring and summer terms.

This scholarship is posted separately as directed by Central Office.

Scholarships may be restricted to a certain degree program, if specified by Ivy Tech.  Funds are only able to be renewed once, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies or equipment.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Scholarship may be awarded to women and minorities only.

2. Preference is given to Ford employees and their spouses and children.

3. Applicant must provide a completed verification form from Ford.


Futures Unlimited Endowment Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms.

The scholarship was established by various private and corporate donations to assist an Ivy Tech - Bloomington student in gaining the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0.

3. Student must be a displaced worker, female returning to the workforce, minority or recipient of public assistance.


Greene County General Hospital Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by Greene County General Hospital to assist a student enrolled in Paramedic Science.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA. 3.0.

3. Student must reside in Greene County.

4. Student must be enrolled in Paramedic Science, Nursing or other health occupation major at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.


Geoff Grodner and Lorelei Meeker Endowed Culinary Scholarship

The Geoff Grodner and Lorelei Meeker Endowed Scholarships are intended to encourage students of promise and need at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus who desire to pursue careers in the culinary arts field.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED

Eligibility criteria:

1. Applicants must have successfully completed their first full year of study in the Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Administration degree program with a concentration in Culinary Arts, and be enrolled full time in their second year of program study;

2. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0;

3. Applicants must secure a letter of recommendation from a staff or faculty member associated with the Hospitality Administration program; and

4. Applicants must complete an Ivy Tech scholarship application form.


Guerbet, LLC Scholarship

Awarded in the fall term.

The scholarship was established by Guerbet, LLC to assist an Ivy Tech - Bloomington student in gaining the skills necessary to succeed in the Radiation Therapy program.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA. 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

4. Student must be enrolled in the Radiation Therapy program at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.


IU Health Proton Therapy Center Staff Scholarships in Radiation Therapy

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

ESSAY REQUIRED

The scholarship was established by the Honorable P. A. Mack, Jr. to assist students enrolled in the Ivy Tech - Bloomington Radiation Therapy Program and who wish to pursue careers in this field. This scholarship is awarded based on funds available.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and remain in good academic standing at Ivy Tech – Bloomington for the duration of the scholarship.

2. Applicants must prepare an essay describing their interest in working in the field of Radiation Therapy. The essay should reflect career aspirations, plans after graduation and the applicant’s commitment to civic engagement.

3. Scholarship recipient may be considered for an internship or additional supplemental experience at the IU Health Proton Therapy Center, or may be asked to interview for a permanent position after graduation.


Gerald I. Lamkin Distinguished Scholar in Nursing (RN)

Awarded to two scholars in each of the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by Lee and Annie Marchant in honor of former Ivy Tech Community College President Gerald I. Lamkin.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.5.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

4. Student must be enrolled in the second year of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program at the Ivy Tech – Bloomington campus.


Celinda Kay Leach Endowed Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by Drs. James and Carol Litten Touloukian to honor Kay Leach, School of Health Sciences Program Chair, to assist a student that has received a Practical Nursing certificate from Ivy Tech - Bloomington and is pursuing an Associate of Science in nursing degree.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3.   Student must be a graduate of the Ivy Tech - Bloomington Practical Nursing program.

4.   Student must be enrolled in the Ivy Tech - Bloomington Associate of Science in Nursing program.


Celinda Kay Leach LPN Endowed Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by Lee and Annie Marchant to honor Kay Leach, School of Health Sciences Program Chair, to assist a student enrolled in the LPN certificate program at Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington.

This scholarship is awarded in the fall and spring terms. The award amount will vary based on funds available.

Eligibility Criteria:

1.   Student must be enrolled in the Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington LPN certificate program.


Lessheim Endowment Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established in 1998 and named for Arno Lessheim to assist students in need by encouraging continued success at Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.


Liberal Arts/General Studies Completion Scholarship

The Liberal Arts/General Studies Completion Scholarship is intended to recognize students at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus who demonstrate academic excellence, persistence, the intent to continue their academic career through the pursuit of a baccalaureate degree, and a commitment to community service.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED

Eligibility criteria:

1) Students must have either

a) completed their program of study for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science in Liberal Arts or the Associate of General Studies degree program;

b) enrolled in the final classes required to complete their program of study in the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science in Liberal Arts or the Associate of General Studies degree program;

2) Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale;

3) Students must be nominated by an Ivy Tech Liberal Arts faculty member;

4) Preference will be given to students who have applied for admission at a 4-year degree-granting institution with the intent of pursuing a baccalaureate degree;

5) Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to civic engagement through volunteerism, community service, and/or service learning.


Life Sciences Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to two students in the fall and spring terms and may be renewable if the student remains in good academic standing for the duration of the scholarship.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED

The scholarship was established by Claire Nisonger to encourage students of promise and need, who come from backgrounds that might not include aspirations to gain higher education, the opportunity to pursue careers in the Life Sciences field.

The Life Science programs eligible for this award are: Biotechnology, Kinesiology, Health Care Support, Health Information Technology, Paramedic Science, Radiation Therapy, and Respiratory Care.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Must be currently enrolled full time in one of the eligible Life Sciences programs.

4. Must have successfully completed 12 credits in their chosen program.

5. Must secure a letter of recommendation from a faculty member associated with the Life Sciences Programs and complete an Ivy Tech online scholarship application. The letter of recommendation must be requested through your scholarship application.


Erle and Eleanor Litten Endowed Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED

The scholarship was established by Dr. Carol Litten Touloukian in honor of her parents, Erle and Eleanor Litten, to assist a student enrolled in the nursing program.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the   scholarship.

4. Must be enrolled full time in the nursing program.


Lloyd Law Criminal Justice Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar in the fall and spring terms based on funds available.

This scholarship was established by Bloomington attorney William C. Lloyd (for five years) to assist Ivy Tech – Bloomington students are who pursuing degrees in Criminal Justice.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated; FAFSA must be on file.

2. Applicant must be a second-year student who is committed to completing the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice or an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice.

3. Must have a 3.0 GPA and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA for the duration of the scholarship.


Kenneth Long Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by the friends, family and Ivy Tech - Bloomington staff to pay tribute to former student Kenneth Long.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0.

2. Minimum enrollment requirement: 6 credit hours.

3. Student must be enrolled in the Accounting, Business Administration or Early Childhood Education programs at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.


Monroe County Building Association Endowed Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms to one student.

ESSAY REQUIRED

The scholarship was established by the Monroe County Building Association to assist students living in Monroe, Owen or Brown counties and enrolled in the Ivy Tech - Bloomington School of Technology.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 or 2.5 for students transitioning from high school into college.

3. Minimum enrollment requirement: 6 credit hours.

4. Applicant must compose a 500 word essay which demonstrates commitment to employment in the building trades industry through the applicant's personal building experience (i.e. course work experience).

5. Applicant must be enrolled in the Ivy Tech - Bloomington School of Technology.

6. Applicant must be a resident of Monroe, Owen or Brown counties.


Joan Olcott Scholarship in Healthcare

Awarded in the fall and spring terms. Full and partial scholarships may be awarded.

The scholarship was created in 2006 by Joan Olcott to assist students committed in completing a degree program that will lead to their employment in the field of health care.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

4. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in healthcare at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.

5. Preference will be given to students pursuing degrees in nursing, radiation therapy, respiratory care or kinesiology (patient contact professions).  


Old National Bank Endowed Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms to one student.

The scholarship was established by Old National Bank to make it easier for students pursuing an AS or AAS at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

4. Student must be pursuing an AS or AAS degree at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus.


Old National Bank School of Business Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to one student in the fall term. Also awarded in spring term as funds are available.

The scholarship was established by Old National Bank to make it easier for students committed to completing a degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Office Administration to reach their goals.

Eligibility criteria:

1.    Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.    Minimum cumulative GPA. 3.0.

3.    Must be enrolled in Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Office Administration

       or be a displace worker from the General Electric Company (GE).


Otis Drafting Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by the employees at Otis Elevator to assist those students with proven academic excellence and financial need pursue a career in CAD.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3.   Minimum enrollment requirement: 6 credit hours.

4.   Applicant must be pursuing a degree at Ivy Tech - Bloomington in CAD.


Pay It Forward Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar in the fall, and again in the spring.

ESSAY REQUIRED

The scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to assist a graduating high school senior or new GED recipient who has never attended college.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

3. Applicant must write a 250 word essay on the topic: "If you received this scholarship, how would you give back to the community or others through advancing your education?".

4. Recipient must be an Indiana resident.


PEO Scholarship

Usually awarded in the spring semester through the Financial Aid Office when notified by PEO and in receipt of funds and award instructions.

This scholarship was established by the Bloomington PEO Reciprocity Group. PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is a society for women that promotes educational opportunities for women.


Dr. Lou Pierro Endowed Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

This scholarship was established by Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington to recognize Dr. Lou Pierro’s dedication and outstanding service.

Eligibility guidelines:

1. Financial need must be met: FAFSA on file.

2. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

3. The student must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.

4. The student must be enrolled in the CIS program at Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington.


Harvey S. Poling, Jr. Scholarship

Awarded as funds are made available in the fall and spring terms. Awarded funds must be used for required classes necessary for completing degree program.

The Harvey S. Poling Memorial Scholarship was established to assist Ivy Tech Community College students in completion of courses required for their degree of study.

Eligibility guidelines:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated; FAFSA must be on file

2. Applicant must be 28 years of age or older

3. Applicant must have completed at least one half of degree program and must have 3.0 or higher GPA and remain in good academic standing.

4. If awarded, applicants must submit a headshot photo and a biography for publication.  An authorization release will need to be signed.


Practical Nursing Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms.

The scholarship was established by a Bloomington Friend of Ivy Tech to fund a full scholarship to a student seeking a Practical Nursing degree at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus. Partial scholarships may be available.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Must be enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.

2. Student must be a United States citizen.

3. Preference in selection will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a dedication to community service during secondary school and previous college experience.

4. Preference will be given to non-traditional students.

5. Preference will be given to residents of Monroe, Owen, Greene, Brown and Lawrence counties. 


Radiation Therapy Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms.

The scholarship was established by a Bloomington Friend of Ivy Tech to fund a full scholarship to a student seeking a Radiation Therapy degree at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus. Partial scholarships may be available.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Must be enrolled in the Radiation Therapy program at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.

2. Student must be a United States citizen.

3. Preference in selection will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a dedication to community service during secondary school and previous college experience.

4. Preference will be given to non-traditional students.

5. Preference will be given to residents of Monroe, Owen, Greene, Brown and Lawrence counties. 


Radiation Therapy Professional Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to assist a student enrolled in his/her second year in the Ivy Tech - Bloomington Radiation Therapy program.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.3.

3. Applicant must be seeking a degree and be in his/her second year in the Ivy Tech - Bloomington Radiation Therapy program.

4. Selection will be based on the student's overall professionalism and clinical competency.


Ray and Marcie Tichenor Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established in 2006 by Ray and Marcie Tichenor to assist those students who have completed their first year of program study.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

4. Applicant must have completed at least two terms at Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington.

5. Applicant must demonstrate a desire to succeed in pursuing academic and career goals. 


Regions Bank Scholarship

Awarded in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by Regions Bank to support a student who is seeking an AS or AAS degree at Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

4. Must be seeking an AS or AAS degree at Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington.


School of Business Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to support a student who is not eligible for federal aid at Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Student has no federal grants with Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington.

2. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

4. Applicant must be enrolled in an Ivy Tech - Bloomington School of Business program (Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Office Administration).


Stars and Stripes Scholarship

Awarded to one student in the spring term.

ESSAY REQUIRED

The Stars and Stripes Scholarship is designed to support the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard, Selected Reserve and Coast Guard while they are attending Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana. Priority shall be given to members of the Student Veteran Organization at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Must be a military member or veteran (discharge status must be something other than dishonorable). Therefore, must present copy of the DD Form 214.

2. Must be a degree seeking student who has completed at least six credit hours at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington.

3. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

4. Must compose a 250 word essay answering the question: “How does your previous military service influence your academic goals here at Ivy Tech – Bloomington? “


SGA Denise Caraway Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms for the purpose of paying for three (3) credit hours.

The Ivy Tech - Bloomington SGA Denise Caraway Memorial Scholarship is designed to financially assist non-traditional students in their return to higher education late in adulthood.

Denise Caraway attended Ivy Tech - Bloomington from January 2000 to May 2003, graduating with honors in the first Ivy Tech - Bloomington graduating class in Early Childhood Education. She worked at Head Start for 16 years, quickly advancing in rank. She touched the lives of many children and adults in her work at Head Start and as a student at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Must be at least 40 years of age.

3.   Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.

4.   Must be a degree seeking student.

5.   Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.


SGA Extra-Curricular Affairs Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms for the purpose of paying for three (3) credit hours.

The Ivy Tech - Bloomington SGA Extra-Curricular Affairs Scholarship is designed to reward those students who are most actively involved with student clubs and organizations on the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus. Priority shall be given to those students who have made the most notable accomplishments in that regard.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Must be active in student clubs and organizations on campus.

3.   Must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours.

4.   Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.

5.   Must be a degree seeking student.

6.   Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.


SGA First Generation Student Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms for the purpose of paying for three (3) credit hours.

The Ivy Tech - Bloomington SGA First Generation Student Scholarship is designed to provide the means necessary and encourage those whose families do not have a history of higher education, to pursue a future through higher education at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Neither the mother nor the father may have completed college as according to the guidelines in the FAFSA.

3. Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.

4. Must be a degree seeking student.

5. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.


SGA Fred Jones Memorial Book Scholarship

Awarded in $100 increments as fund are available in the fall, spring and summer terms.

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This scholarship was established in memory of longtime educator Fred Jones to assist Ivy Tech – Bloomington students in defraying the costs of textbooks.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated; FAFSA must be on file.

2. Student must not have full Pell grant.

3. Student must purchase book(s) for courses in which they are enrolled during the duration of the scholarship.


SGA Independent Student Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms for the purpose of paying for three (3) credit hours.

The Ivy Tech - Bloomington SGA Independent Student Scholarship is designed to provide resources to those who most need, but often do not have a wide array of scholarships designed for their benefit.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Must classify as being or having been in the past one of the following as stipulated in the guidelines set in the FAFSA: Emancipated, Orphaned, Homeless, A Ward of the Court or Under Legal Guardianship.

3. Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.

4. Must be a degree seeking student.

5. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.  


SGA Opportunity Endowment Scholarship

Awarded in the fall term.

The SGA Opportunity Endowment Scholarship was created by the Ivy Tech – Bloomington SGA.  Awards are designed to help students seeking degrees with a demonstrated financial need in place, and are made based on funds available.  Preference will be given to students meeting requirements as single parents, first-generation college students, emancipated adults and veterans.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Demonstrate financial need.

2. Have a FAFSA on file.

3. Be a degree-seeking student.

4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.


SGA Returning Student Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms for the purpose of paying for three (3) credit hours.

The Ivy Tech - Bloomington SGA Returning Student Scholarship is designed to financially assist students who are returning to higher education after an absence of at least eight (8) years.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Must have been absent from any significant higher-education activity for at least eight (8) years.

3.   Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.

4.   Must be a degree seeking student.

5.   Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.


SGA Single Parent Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms for the purpose of paying for three (3) credit hours.

The Ivy Tech - Bloomington SGA Single Parent Scholarship is designed to provide single parents on the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus opportunities they otherwise might not have by providing the financial means for them to open themselves to greater possibilities. This is so that they have a chance to improve their own lives as well as their families'.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2. Must be Single, Divorced, Widowed or Separated as according to the guidelines set in the FAFSA.

3. Must have children receiving more than half of their support from the student as according the guidelines set in the FAFSA.

4. Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.

5. Must be a degree seeking student.

6. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.


SGA Veterans Scholarship

Awarded in the fall, spring and summer terms for the purpose of paying for three (3) credit hours.

The Ivy Tech - Bloomington SGA Veterans Scholarship is designed to give the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard, and Selective Reserve as well as their dependents more opportunities to succeed in the world of higher education.

Priority shall be given to the leadership of the Student Veterans Organization on the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus in order to promote a sustainable forum for service member interaction and advocacy.

Priority shall also be given to those who are not eligible to receive tuition assistance through the GI Bill or other fee remission programs.

Students receiving tuition assistance through the GI Bill or other fee remission programs (i.e. Child of Disabled Veterans, Federal Tuition Assistance or National Guard Supplemental Grant) are not eligible.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Must be a military member, veteran, or dependent of a veteran.

3.   Must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours.

4.   Must be a degree seeking student.

5.   Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.


United Commerce Bank Scholarship

Awarded to one scholar in the fall and spring terms.

The scholarship was established by United Commerce Bank to assist a student seeking an AS or AAS degree from Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1.   Financial need must be demonstrated. FAFSA must be on file.

2.   Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0.

3.   Must be enrolled in an AS or AAS program at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.


Randy and Kathy Vernon Endowed Scholarships

Awarded in the fall and spring terms. Awards are renewable if student stays in good academic standing.

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The Randy and Kathy Vernon Endowed scholarships are intended to encourage students of promise and need at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus who desire to pursue careers in the radiation therapy field.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Must be currently enrolled full-time in the Radiation Therapy Program at Ivy Tech – Bloomington.

2. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or better

3. Must secure a letter of recommendation from a staff or faculty member associated with the IU Health Proton Therapy Center and complete the Ivy Tech scholarship application form.


Ralph Voelkel Scholarship

Awarded to two students in the fall term, two students in the spring term, and one student in the summer term.

The scholarship was established by Ralph Voelkel to assistant students in learning a trade or receiving a degree at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5.

2. Student must remain in good standing at the Ivy Tech - Bloomington campus for the duration of the scholarship.

3. Applicant may be either a part-time or full-time student.

4. Applicant must reside in Greene, Monroe or Owen County.


Jeffrey A. Whitfield, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in the summer term.

The Jeffrey A. Whitfield, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is designed to support students pursuing degrees in the Hospitality Administration program at Ivy Tech – Bloomington. Awards may only be granted once and are made based on funds available.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Have a FAFSA on file.

2. Be enrolled in the Hospitality Administration program at Ivy Tech – Bloomington.

3. Have minimum GPA of 2.5.

4. Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours.

5. Have completed 12 credit hours of instruction.

6. Be a U.S. citizen.


John and Cathleen Cameron Radiation Therapy Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the family and friends of John and Cathleen Cameron to assist students who are seeking a degree in Radiation Therapy at Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington. The scholarship is awarded to one student in the fall and again in the spring as long as the student remains in good standing.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Applicant must be enrolled in the Radiation Therapy Program at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.

2. Financial need must be demonstrated; FAFSA form should be on file.

3. Applicant must be a degree seeking student.

4. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

5. Selection is based on the students overall professionalism and clinical competency.


Monroe County Entrepreneur Scholarship

The Monroe County Entrepreneur Scholarship was established in 2011 through a partnership with Monroe County, Indiana government and Ivy Tech – Bloomington. Scholarship funds are awarded on a reimbursement basis to the student following completion of the Career Development Certificate (CDC) in entrepreneurship at the Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech – Bloomington. Awarded in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Student must be a resident of Monroe County

2. Must be enrolled in the Career Development Certificate in entrepreneurship program at the Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship.

3. Must compose a two-paragraph narrative of applicant’s idea for starting a business in Monroe County.

4. Recipients may be asked to meet with Cook Center staff about their business idea.


OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. Bill C. Brown Honorary Scholarship

This scholarship was established by OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. in honor of Bloomington businessman Bill C. Brown.  The scholarship is designated for Ivy Tech – Bloomington students pursuing an education through the School of Business or the Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship. Awarded in the fall and spring semesters. 

              

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicant must be pursuing one of the following programs on the Ivy Tech-Bloomington campus:

   a. Career Development Certificate in entrepreneurship (15 credit hours);

   b. Technical Certificate in Business Administration with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship (31 credit hours);

   c. Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on entrepreneurship (61 credit hours).

2. Student must be enrolled in at least 3 and no more than 6 credit hours in the above mentioned programs, must have at least a 2.5 GPA in these courses upon their completion.

3. Student must provide no more than a one page summary of their goals for obtaining an education in entrepreneurship studies.

4. Preference may be given to those with demonstrated unmet financial need.


Victor Root New Direction Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the family and friends of Victor Root to assist students who have been in the working world and are returning to school to get the training needed to raise their standard of living.

Eligibility criteria:

1. Applicant must be a full- or part-time student of Ivy Tech – Bloomington pursuing an academic degree.

2. Financial need must be demonstrated; FAFSA form should be on file.

3. Applicants must be at least 29 years of age and be returning after an absence from school.

4. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

5. Applicants must write an essay discussing their life challenges or obligations while trying to balance an education. The essay should be at least 500 words.