Scholarships

The WBEF helps award 11 college scholarships each year to deserving Western Boone seniors planning to further their education. These scholarships come from families and groups/organizations that wish to promote higher education by recognizing and rewarding Western Boone students for their achievements. See below for the name and description of each scholarship. 

Beam Family Scholarship: $2,000 per year
Open to seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Applicants must submit an essay on the topic "What are my future goals and why I need financial assistance in meeting these goals." Two reference letters must also be submitted, one of which must be from a teacher or employer. A copy of a completed FAFSA form or tax return is required, as financial need is a component of this scholarship. Scholarship is renweable if the winner maintains above a 2.0 GPA in college and submits annual college transcripts to Dr. Judi Hendrix by June of each year. Interviews will be conducted.

Boone REMC Community Fund, Inc. Operation Round Up Scholarship: $1,000
Open to seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who plan to attend an accredited school. Applicants must submit an essay on the topic "What are my future goals using my degree?" Two reference letters (one from a teacher or employer) are required.

Duane Swisher Swimmer Scholarship: $250
Open to senior swimmers with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must have had good swim attendance according to current swim coach's rules and must have displayed strong work ethic, leadership, and a positive mental attitude in the classroom and in the pool. Applicants must also be involved in community/volunteer work. A short essay is required on what hard work in the classroom and in the pool means to the applicant, along with one reference letter from a current or former coach.

Earl Hoock Scholarship: $1,100
Open to seniors who plan to further their education in science, mathematics, or engineering. Preference is given to applicants who plan to attend Purdue University. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and obtain two reference letters, one of which must be from a math or science teacher.

Kent Poole Athletic Scholarship: $250
Open to seniors who have participated in high school sports and have displayed leadership and a positive attitude. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, a reference letter from a current or former coach, and a list of sports participated in while in high school.

Natalie Duke Memorial Scholarship: $250
Open to seniors who have been involved in art classes and/or participated in high school sports. Applicants must have displayed a positive attitude and consistently given their best efforts while encouraging others to do the same. Applicants must submit a list of art classes and/or sports participated in while in high school. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is expected.

Ron Bush Scholarship: $2,000
Open to seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who were 4-H members in Boone County. Applicants must submit an essay on the topic "How has 4-H provided me direction toward my future?" Two reference letters (one from a teacher or employer) are required. Finalist interviews will be conducted.

Roscoe D. and J. Charlene Stewart Scholarship: $1,000
Open to seniors who attended Thorntown Elementary School. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and submit a reference letter from a current or former teacher.

Sandy Heffner Education Scholarship: $425
Open to seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must submit an essay on the topic "How will a degree in education help you change the life of a child?" along with a reference letter from a teacher or non-family person.

Make A Difference Scholarship: $1,000
Open to seniors with a preferred GPA of at least 2.5 who feel compelled to help improve the surrounding community. Applicants must submit an essay addressing the questions: “How will your degree (if decided) allow you to give back to the local community? What specific plans/ideas do you have in order to make a difference in the lives of others?" Interviews may be conducted among finalists. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Saxton-Schrier Alumni Scholarship: $1,000
Open to seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to applicants who plan to attend selective out-of-state schools and/or study humanities or social sciences, but all are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be able to demonstrate ambition, positive contributions to school culture / the community, and/or commitment to public service. A personal statement outlining academic goals is required. Two reference letters are also required, one of which must be from an English teacher. Finalist interviews will be conducted.

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