GREENCASTLE- Ivy Tech Community College recently announced a new scholarship available to nursing students at its Greencastle site. The Debbie Dale Memorial Scholarship will award a $5,000 scholarship to one student each year in memory of the late Debbie Dale, a graduate of Ivy Tech Greencastle’s nursing program.

"Ivy Tech is honored to offer this scholarship for students at the Ivy Tech Greencastle site," said Rachel Mullinnix, executive director of the local Ivy Tech Foundation. "The Debbie Dale Memorial Scholarship will allow Debbie’s passion and dedication to helping others continue well into the future.”

Debbie Dale returned to college at age 50 to earn her Associate of Science in Nursing from Ivy Tech Greencastle. After graduation, Debbie became a hospice nurse, providing hope and healing to families in Putnam County. In 2022 Debbie passed away at age 66 after a heroic fight against pancreatic cancer. 

The Debbie Dale Memorial Scholarship was created by Debbie’s son, Chad Myers, to honor her legacy by supporting future nurses attending Ivy Tech Greencastle.

“My mother always told my sisters and me that we could be whatever we wanted, and she was the epitome of that sentiment when she became a hospice nurse at the age of 50. She often noted how grateful she was to be trusted by families to guide them with love and peace during a difficult time.”

– Chad Myers

The scholarship will be awarded to one student each year who is pursuing nursing at Ivy Tech's Greencastle site. To qualify, students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who have completed their first 16-week semester or who are on the LPN to ASN track will be given preference. Fall classes begin on August 21. To get started, visit

Students interested in applying for this and other scholarships can do so by visiting Nearly $400,000 in scholarships are available for Ivy Tech Terre Haute/Greencastle students for academic year 2023-24. With state and federal aid through Pell grants, the 21st Century Scholarship Program, and Indiana’s Frank O’Bannon Grant, some students can earn their credentials at no cost. To learn more about how to apply to Ivy Tech and discover how to pay for college costs, visit Ivy Tech Greencastle for Tuesdays@theTech. Learn more and register to attend at

Those wishing to further the impact of the Debbie Dale Memorial Scholarship by making a gift a gift can contact Ivy Tech Foundation at

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.