2024 Scholarship Season is Open for Applicants

2024 Scholarship Season is Open for Applicants

The Community Foundation of Noble County has announced the 2024 Scholarship Season is open on its website www.cfnoble.org/scholarships. The community foundation is pleased to share the availability of 80 unique scholarship opportunities this year to Noble County applicants.

One new scholarship is the $1,000 Bob and Joyce Friesner Memorial Scholarship to West Noble High School seniors attending a 4-year accredited college or university as a full-time student with a GPA range of 3.00 to 3.80 with preference to students entering teaching, medical, health science, nursing, school counseling, and/or social work. Mr. and Mrs. Friesner served as mentors to many young people in Noble County and whose lives impacted hundreds of others. Both Mr. and Mrs. Friesner were teachers who inspired students and they were dedicated to their success.

Each named scholarship is unique with its criteria such as GPA ranges, college attending, field of study and school activities. Applicants are encouraged to take the eligibility quiz to find out what named scholarships they are matched with and complete the 2024 CFNC Main Application that collects all their data such as transcripts, community/volunteer services, extra-curricular activities/work experiences, honors/awards, three required essays and references in one application.
Non-traditional students who are 25 years or older to are encouraged to apply for the $1,500 Max and Elizabeth Roesler Memorial Scholarship to assist with students already enrolled in a or beginning college, university, or trade school program, re-training due to changes in the workplace, or who desires to better their life through additional educational opportunities. Applicants can reapply and may be full time or part time students and live in Noble County.
In addition, the community foundation is offering the Ignite Your Future Program scholarships as part of a grant from the Don Wood Foundation. The Don Wood Foundation created the Ignite Your Future Program to grow and strengthen advanced manufacturing and entrepreneurship in northeast Indiana and beyond. These scholarships range from $2,500 to $5,000 per semester.

The Ignite Your Future Program creates opportunities for those living in Noble County, Indiana who seek to advance their education in fields related to engineering, industrial technology, and machine tool technology. Examples of fields that Ignite Your Future Program supports include those considered part of Industry 4.0, which is the digital transformation of manufacturing/production, related industries, and value creation processes.
Broader eligible areas for scholarships include:
• Fields related to Engineering and Industrial Technology such as automation engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, materials engineering, controls engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering design, computer and information technology, automation and systems integration technology, cybersecurity, data analytics, mechatronics, robotics, and industrial informatics;
• Technology education or leadership;
• Sales or marketing;
• Organizational leadership and supervision; and
• Entrepreneurship.
Find out more about the Ignite Your Future Program by visiting www.cfnoble.org/ignite-your-future-program/

Interested applicants can visit the Community Foundation’s website www.cfnoble.org/scholarships to begin the process by creating an account, take the eligibility quiz to be matched with the named scholarships and to apply for Ignite Your Future Scholarships and/or the Max and Elizabeth Roesler Memorial Scholarship. Deadline to apply is Jan. 18, 2024 at 11 pm.
Questions can be directed to Jennifer Norris, Director of Scholarships at Jennifer@cfnoble.org or by calling 260.894.3335.