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CFNC Looking to the Future

CFNC Looking to the Future

After celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Community Foundation of Noble County (CFNC) is turning its focus to the future.  When the community foundation was founded in 1991, its office was located in the Noble County Office Complex–South in Albion.  In December 1999, the foundation moved to its current location south of Ligonier on US 33.  The current location has served the foundation and the Noble County community well, but many factors have prompted the community foundation’s board of directors to begin thinking about next steps.  These factors include sustainability, community involvement, and community investment.

 

The board of directors of any nonprofit organization has three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.”  Looking at the “duty of care,” board members have the responsibility to ensure an organization has adequate resources and that it manages those resources effectively.  Using this as part of the decision-making process, it was determined that potential capital expenditures associated with the current location make it less fiscally sustainable. The board will look for a well-suited location that supports the operational sustainability of the foundation and promotes good stewardship of the foundation’s resources.

 

The board is beginning the process of evaluating potential locations.  The hope is that the location will be in, or within walking distance of, a community’s population center thereby promoting greater connectivity between the foundation and the community where it is located.  This can increase both the foundation’s involvement in the community and the community’s awareness of the foundation.  The board is also looking at the potential of investing in more than one dedicated space in order to maintain its presence in the current community along with other areas in the county.  This investment could make strides towards lessening some of the gaps identified by stakeholders during focus groups and surveys conducted by the community foundation in 2019. These gaps included bridging educational opportunity with economic opportunity, early childhood education & child care, and housing. The forming of the early childhood coalition, Noble Thrive by 5, by CFNC, Noble County EDC, and United Way is a step in that direction. The foundation hopes to invest in a current community asset with the intention of enhancing the asset’s value to the community.  Lastly, the foundation is researching the potential uses of the current property to see how it could best benefit the community foundation, Ligonier, and Noble County.

 

The mission of the Community Foundation of Noble County is to improve the quality of life in Noble County by serving as a catalyst for positive change, enabling donors to carry out charitable intent, and making grants. The foundation’s board and staff greatly appreciate all that the current location has provided over the past 20 years.  Now, they are excited to see how a new location will support the community foundation in its role as a community leader and positively impact Noble County moving forward.

 

2022 Top Honor Students Interviewed

The Community Foundation of Noble County recently interviewed ten top honor students in the final phase of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship nomination process for Noble County.  These students were selected to interview based on their applications submitted in September to the community foundation which were reviewed by a panel of judges representing the central, east and west part of Noble County.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides four years of full-tuition and required fees awarded to one well-rounded high school senior who resides in Noble County, who will receive a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2022, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. Community Foundation of Noble County also requires community service, volunteerism, extra-curricular activities, leadership roles and honors and awards and at least a 3.80 high school grade point average.

Students interviewed were:
Kolton Bailey – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
AnnaBella Brown – Canterbury High School
Audrey Brumbaugh – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Diego Flores – West Noble High School
Aletha Hoover – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Jackson Hoover – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Will Hoover – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Seth Knepper – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Christopher Miller – West Noble High School
Joshua Prater – East Noble High School

Names of the top candidates will be submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc for final selection of the recipient. ICI is a nonprofit organization that represents 29 regionally accredited, degree-granting, nonprofit, private colleges, and universities in the state.  The Noble County recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be announced in early December 2021. Finalists not selected for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Community Foundation of Noble County

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state. A total of 143 Lilly scholarships are awarded statewide.

Pictured from top left are: Kolton Bailey, AnnaBella Brown, Audrey Brumbaugh, Diego Flores, Aletha Hoover, Jackson Hoover, Will Hoover, Seth Knepper, Christopher Miller and Joshua Prater.

2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Interviews

2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Interviews – Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6 pm at the Community Foundation of Noble County, 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier IN.

Students selected to interview:
Kolton Bailey – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
AnnaBella Brown – Canterbury High School
Audrey Brumbaugh – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Diego Flores – West Noble High School
Aletha Hoover – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Jackson Hoover – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Will Hoover – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Seth Knepper – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Christopher Miller – West Noble High School
Joshua Prater – East Noble High School

Students should arrive between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm. Please do not arrive sooner than 5:30 pm.
Students should dress appropriate for the interview as if it is for a job.  Interviews will start at 6 pm with the six judges.  Interviews may last until 9 pm.  If you have a school obligation that evening, please let us know as soon as possible.  We will do our best to accommodate your need to leave early.

  • Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are optional.
  • Feel free to park in front of the building around the circle drive – just pull your vehicle over to the side so other cars can pass.
  • Students don’t need to prepare anything in advance. You will know the answers to the questions we ask.
  • Light snacks and sandwiches will be available before or after for students. However, feel free to eat something before you arrive.
  • Please bring a photo/senior photo with your name, contact information, college major, college choice (if known) with you. We will also take individual photos.  If you forget to bring one, that is okay. It can be emailed to Jennifer@cfnoble.org
  • Students are asked to leave the building once their interview is over.

2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Interviews

2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Interviews – Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6 pm at the Community Foundation of Noble County, 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier IN.

Students selected to interview:
Kolton Bailey – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
AnnaBella Brown – Canterbury High School
Audrey Brumbaugh – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Diego Flores – West Noble High School
Aletha Hoover – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Jackson Hoover – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Will Hoover – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Seth Knepper – Central Noble Jr/Sr High School
Christopher Miller – West Noble High School
Joshua Prater – East Noble High School

Students should arrive between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm. Please do not arrive sooner than 5:30 pm.
Students should dress appropriate for the interview as if it is for a job.  Interviews will start at 6 pm with the six judges.  Interviews may last until 9 pm.  If you have a school obligation that evening, please let us know as soon as possible.  We will do our best to accommodate your need to leave early.

  • Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are optional.
  • Feel free to park in front of the building around the circle drive – just pull your vehicle over to the side so other cars can pass.
  • Students don’t need to prepare anything in advance. You will know the answers to the questions we ask.
  • Light snacks and sandwiches will be available before or after for students. However, feel free to eat something before you arrive.
  • Please bring a photo/senior photo with your name, contact information, college major, college choice (if known) with you. We will also take individual photos.  If you forget to bring one, that is okay. It can be emailed to Jennifer@cfnoble.org

Students are asked to leave the building once their interview is over.

Apply Now For The 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship!

Attention Class of 2022!

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application will open on Monday, July 26, 2021. The deadline to apply will be Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The Noble County scholarship recipient will receive four years of full-tuition, required-fees and book stipend for up to four years.

To apply, students must be a high school senior residing in Noble County who will receive a high school diploma by June 2022. These students must also plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana. Applicants will be required to complete three essays and submit two references and must have a high school grade point average of at least a 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at time of application. Applicants may not round up their GPA. Additionally, applicants must show evidence of community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, any work experience, and leadership roles.

Top Honor Semi-Finalists will be posted on our website, www.cfnoble.org , and invited to interview with the scholarship committee on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the Community Foundation of Noble County. One finalist will be nominated for the award. Final selection of the recipient will be announced by mid-December.
If you have questions, feel free to contact our office.
Best to all of our Noble County seniors as they enter a very exciting year!
For scholarship information, contact Jennifer Shultz at Jennifer@cfnoble.org or 260.894.3335.

 

 

Apply Now for the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship!

Attention Class of 2022!

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application will open on Monday, July 26, 2021. The deadline to apply will be Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The Noble County scholarship recipient will receive four years of full-tuition, required-fees and book stipend for up to four years.

To apply, students must be a high school senior residing in Noble County who will receive a high school diploma by June 2022. These students must also plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana. Applicants will be required to complete three essays and submit two references and must have a high school grade point average of at least a 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at time of application. Applicants may not round up their GPA. Additionally, applicants must show evidence of community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, any work experience, and leadership roles.

Top Honor Semi-Finalists will be posted on our website, www.cfnoble.org , and invited to interview with the scholarship committee on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the Community Foundation of Noble County. One finalist will be nominated for the award. Final selection of the recipient will be announced by mid-December.
If you have questions, feel free to contact our office.
Best to all of our Noble County seniors as they enter a very exciting year!
For scholarship information, contact Jennifer Shultz at Jennifer@cfnoble.org or 260.894.3335.

 

 

2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship – Apply Online 7/26/2021

Attention Class of 2022!

2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Available July 26, 2021!

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application will open on Monday, July 26, 2021. The deadline to apply will be Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11 pm. The Noble County scholarship recipient will receive four years of full-tuition, required-fees and book stipend for up to four years.

Criteria for the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is:

To apply, applicants must be a high school senior who resides in Noble County, plans to receive a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2022, and will pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana. Students must achieve a high school grade point average of at least 3.80 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application. Applicants must show evidence of their community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, work experience, and leadership roles.

Click here to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Direct questions to Jennifer Shultz at 260.894.3335 or by email Jennifer@cfnoble.org

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2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Interviews – Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6 pm at the Community Foundation of Noble County, 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier IN.

Students selected to interview will be posted on our website on Friday, October 15, 2021.

  • Students should arrive between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm. Please do not arrive sooner than 5:30 pm.
  • Students should dress appropriate for the interview as if it is for a job. Interviews will start at 6 pm with the six judges.  Interviews may last until 9 pm. If you have a school obligation that evening, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your need to leave early.
  • Social distancing will be practiced, and follow any updated Covid-19 practices.
  • Feel free to park in front of the building around the circle drive – just pull your vehicle over to the side so other cars can pass.
  • Student’s do not need to prepare anything in advance. You will know the answers to the questions asked.
  • Light snacks and sandwiches will be available before or after for students. However, feel free to eat something before you arrive.
  • Please bring a photo/senior photo with your name, contact information, college major, college choice (if known) with you. If you do not have one, a photo will be taken during the evening. If you forget to bring one, that is okay. You can mail or email it to us at Jennifer@cfnoble.org.

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Community Foundation of Noble County Awards $178,000 in Scholarships!

After years of schooling, tests, and studying, thirty Noble County high school seniors and eleven college/adult-age students were awarded for their achievements on behalf of the Community Foundation of Noble County. Central Noble, Churubusco, East Noble, Prairie Heights, and West Noble high schools each hosted an honors night/day to award their high school seniors with these scholarships and applaud their hard work. A staggering $178,000 were given to these hard-working students, thanks to the generosity of donors and the Community Foundation of Noble County.

Jennifer Shultz, Director of Communications and Scholarship said “The Community Foundation of Noble County is honored to offer over 65 unique scholarship opportunities with a wide G.P.A. range to our area high school seniors, college students, and adults who seek to reach their career goals. We appreciate the partnerships with our donors who wish to leave a legacy by offering such opportunities. We are grateful for the time commitment by the volunteer committee members to review the scholarship applications. The community foundation looks forward to the continued support of area schools, volunteers, and donors as the 2022 scholarship season begins in late November 2021”.
To learn more about applying for scholarships, visit cfnoble.org/scholarships. For additional information or questions, contact Jennifer Shultz by email at Jennifer@cfnoble.org, by phone at (260) 894-3335, or by visiting the Community Foundation of Noble County at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN.

Central Noble High School Scholarship Recipients
Casey Hunter, 2021 P.U.L.S.E. Endowment in Memory of Dave Knopp Scholarship
Casey Hunter, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Education Scholarship
Casey Hunter, 2021 John E. and Joan E. Robinson Scholarship in Memory of their son Bill Robinson
Casey Hunter, 2021 Jack R. and Maxine C. Frymier Scholars Award
Casey Hunter, 2021 Carol Ann Tieman Scholarship
Emma Knox, 2021 Cathy S. Knopp Theatrical Scholarship
Jenica Berkes, 2021 Top Honors Scholarship
Lydia Andrews, 2021 Top Honors Scholarship
Lydia Andrews, 2021 Dr. David and Alvena VanMeter Scholarship
Bridgette Gray, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Medical Profession Scholarship

Churubusco High School Scholarship Recipient
Megan Young, 2021 John E. and Joan E. Robinson Scholarship in Memory of their son Bill Robinson

East Noble High School Scholarship Recipients
Anna Becker, 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
Anna Strong, 2021 Cecil C. and Bettie I. Smith Scholarship
Anna Strong, 2021 Paul Pelikan Memorial Scholarship
Anna Strong, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Education Scholarship
Cassandra Taylor, 2021 Benjamin Murray Memorial Scholarship
Carly Turner, 2021 Top Honors Scholarship
Dorothy Tipton, 2021 Arthur A. & Hazel S. Auer Scholarship
Dorothy Tipton, 2021 Dave Smith Memorial Scholarship
Ethan Musselman, 2021 Chester A. and Bessie C. Throp Scholarship
Ethan Musselman, 2021 Peter R. Bottomley Scholarship
Ethan Musselman, 2021 East Noble Class of 1969 Scholarship
Ethan Musselman, 2021 Benjamin Murray Memorial Scholarship
Kayla Desper, 2021 Top Honors Scholarship
Kayla Desper 2021 Benjamin B. and Kathleen June Earley Memorial Scholarship
Kyler Corbin, 2021 P.U.L.S.E. Endowment in Memory of Dave Knopp Scholarship
Kyler Corbin, 2021 Noble County Memorial Scholarship
Kyler Corbin, 2021 Josh Stahl Scholarship
Lorraine Strong, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Bachelor’s Program Scholarship
Lynnette Strong, 2021 Top Honors Scholarship
Lynnette Strong, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Medical Profession Scholarship
Lynnette Strong, 2021 Noble County Memorial Scholarship
Lynnette Strong, 2021 Max Sneary, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
Lynnette Strong, 2021 John E. and Joan E. Robinson Scholarship in Memory of their son Bill Robinson
Lynnette Strong 2021 Hilda H. Rehwinkel Scholarship
Lynnette Strong, 2021 Delta Theta Tau Sorority IOTA IOTA Chapter Scholarship in Memory of Tammi Riecke
Mackennzie Wisner, 2021 Captain James M. Treesh Scholarship
Mariah Maley, 2021 Top Honors Scholarship
Mariah Maley, 2021 Clarence and Marie Woolf Scholarship
Mariah Maley, 2021 Art & Jeanne Howard 4-H Scholarship
Mariah Maley, 2021 Joseph A. and Lolita J. Hornett Memorial Scholarship
Mariah Maley, 2021 Dr. Richard R. (MD) and Theresa M. Gutstein Memorial Scholarship
Mitchell Bell, 2021 Arthur A. & Hazel S. Auer Scholarship
Payton Ross, 2021 Cecil C. and Bettie I. Smith Scholarship
Savanah Lagemann, 2021 Talia Joy Smith “Performing Arts” Scholarship
Savanah Lagemann, 2021 Trent Zuehsow Memorial Scholarship
Wesley Potts, 2021 Top Honors Scholarship
Wesley Potts, 2021 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Scholarship
Wyatt Huckeriede, 2021 John and Mary Schermerhorn Memorial Scholarship

West Noble High School Scholarship Recipients
Allison Baker, 2021 Top Honors Scholarship
Allison Baker, 2021 Susan Marie Stone Scholarship
Allison Baker, 2021 P.U.L.S.E. Endowment in Memory of Dave Knopp Scholarship
Allison Baker, 2021 Prudence E. Gardner Memorial Scholarship
Allison Baker, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Medical Profession Scholarship
Allison Baker, 2021 Noble County Memorial Scholarship
Allison Baker, 2021 Ligonier Elks Scholarship
Allison Baker, 2021 John E. and Joan E. Robinson Scholarship in Memory of their son Bill Robinson
Allison Baker, 2021 Edward and Beverly Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship
Allison Baker, 2021 P.U.L.S.E. SENIOR Scholarship
Isaac Flora, 2021 Caitlyn Marie Halferty Memorial Scholarship
Isaac Flora, 2021 Cromwell High School Alumni Scholarship
Kacee Click, 2021 Wawaka Alumni Scholarship
Lillian Mast, 2021 Top Honors Scholarship
Lillian Mast, 2021 Timothy J. Martin Memorial Scholarship
Lillian Mast, 2021 Richard and Mary DeMotte Scholarship
Lillian Mast, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Education Scholarship
Lillian Mast, 2021 Ligonier Elks Scholarship
Lillian Mast, 2021 Fred and Mildred Seymoure (Young) Memorial Scholarship
Lillian Mast, 2021 Doris Gene Alber Ferrari Scholarship
Megan Saggars, 2021 Russell Smith Music Scholarship
Megan Saggars, 2021 Brandon A. Replogle “Celebrate the Arts” Memorial Scholarship
Shuli Sheeley, 2021 Fred and Rose Cunningham Memorial Scholarship

Prairie Heights High School Scholarship Recipient
Madelyn Wylie, 2021 Kris Campbell “Any Dream Will Do” Scholarship

College/Adult Scholarship Recipients
Andrew Tom, 2021 Chuck Schlemmer Memorial College Scholarship
Austin Liepe, 2021 Paul Glass Memorial Scholarship
Benjamin Jansen, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner Scholarship
Benjamin Jansen, 2021 Nathan Shumaker Memorial Scholarship
Bergen Tom, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner Scholarship
Bergen Tom, 2021 Hal Prickett Memorial Scholarship
Ian Schowe, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner Scholarship
Ian Schowe, 2021 David O. Kile and Marjorie B. Kile Scholarship
Jack Jansen, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner Scholarship
Macy Griffis, 2021 Charles and Bernard Duesler Scholarship
Madelyn Fortman, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner Scholarship
Madelyn Hosford 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner Scholarship
Paige Skinner, 2021 Oliver and Eleanor Ellenbecker Previous Award Winner Scholarship
Paige Skinner, 2021 Noble County Retired Teachers’ Association in Memory of Deceased Teachers Scholarship
Paige Skinner, 2021 Tony and Gertrude Kichler Scholarship
Susan Haviland, 2021 Max and Elizabeth Roesler Memorial Scholarship

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