2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Interviews

The following students have been selected to interview for Noble County’s 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Community Foundation of Noble County located at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier IN 46767. Interviews will begin at 6 pm.

Andrew Alwine, East Noble High School

Michael Bender, East Noble High School

Grace Erwin, East Noble High School

Grace Frazier, East Noble High School

Megan Godfrey, West Noble High School

BreAnna Hunter, West Noble High School

Hailey Meyer, East Noble High School

Alyson Robinson, Central Noble Jr/Senior High School

Katie Shambaugh, Churubusco Jr/Sr High School

Jamie Zeigler, Churubusco Jr/Sr High School

2018 Recipient of the Julia Atz Scholarship

Julia L. Atz Scholarship

The Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce Nicholas Weimer of Ligonier, as this year’s recipient of the Julia L. Atz Scholarship.

Julia was born into a musical family on September 23, 1923 in Goshen, Indiana. When she was in the first grade, she was the drum major of the band.

In 1947, she married her high school sweetheart John, moved to Kendallville, and went on to have three children.

Julia got really excited when someone else talked about music and shared her same passion. She loved dancing, including square dancing with friends and she also enjoyed the Arts. She was very passionate about music and in general was an enthusiastic lady. Classical music was one of her favorite styles of music, but she enjoyed many other styles as well. She was tenacious, perseverant, and a hard worker. She was the founder of the Noble County Concert Series and was president of the group for over 20 years.

Julia wanted to keep music alive for future generations. She wanted to keep it immediate; keep it personal; listen to as much live music as a person could; and go out and find music.

Julia’s husband, John Atz, established the fund in 2004 through the community foundation. Julia, who passed away in January 2010, enjoyed being a part of the scholarship process with the desire to keep music alive for future generations.

Pictured is Nicholas Weimer of Ligonier. Nicholas is studying classical music performance. Congratulations Nicholas!

Visit the community foundation’s website at www.CFNoble.org for applications for the 2019 Julia L. Atz Scholarship will be available around February or March 2019 with a deadline at the end of April 2019.

2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Now Available

The Community Foundation of Noble County is now accepting applications for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at midnight.

This scholarship is for four years of full tuition and required fees awarded to one well-rounded high school senior who resides in Noble County, that will receive a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2019, 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. Students need to be well-rounded seniors through their community service, volunteerism and extracurricular activities and work experience as well as leadership roles.

Top Honor Finalists for this scholarship will be posted on our website www.CFNoble.org on Friday, October 12, 2018 and an interview, if selected, will be Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6 pm at the Community Foundation of Noble County located at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, Indiana.

Applicants will be required to complete three essay questions and contact two references. Applicants may not round up their GPA.

Applications are available now online at www.CFNoble.org and click on the Scholarship tab, create an account to complete the application.

Applicants should not wait until the last day to start the application process. References will need time to complete the online form. Students are encouraged to work with their Guidance Offices for more scholarship opportunities. Guidance Offices have the best resources for many different scholarships available. Questions can be directed to Jennifer Shultz at the Community Foundation of Noble County by calling 260-894-3335 or email Jennifer@CFNoble.org.

2017 Annual Report

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Senior Citizen Prom!

Attention senior citizens! It’s time to grab your friends for a fabulous night out at our 12th annual Senior Citizen Prom for It’s a night of dining, dancing, and a chance to win some pretty awesome door prizes. You could also be voted as this year’s king or queen! This year’s theme is “The 50’s”. Attendees are encouraged to get come in their leather jackets and poodle skirts.

The prom will be on April 28, 2018 at the cafeteria of East Noble High School (901 South Garden Street, Kendallville, IN 46755). Prom is from 6PM to 9PM with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. You must be registered by April 13, 2018. Send all names, address and phone numbers of those attending with your payment to 1599 Lincolnway South Ligonier, IN 46767. Make your checks out to the Community Foundation of Noble County with P.U.L.S.E. PROM in the memo.

The Senior prom is hosted by the P.U.L.S.E of Noble County (Philanthropists Utilizing Lifelong Service and Education). As one of their many community service projects, P.U.L.S.E. members continue to offer the prom each year in hopes of bridging generation gaps. P.U.L.S.E. members decorate the facility according to the theme each year (in this case, a 50’s theme), take individual photos of guests, provide a full dinner and dessert, provide live entertainment and music from the FORDS, and hand out lots of door prizes for many attendees. Special favors for each are also provided, and the P.U.L.S.E. members encourage seniors to dress in their 50’s attire, although it is not mandatory. Please join them for a very special evening. Even if you do not dance, it is always fun to listen to great music, dine and watch the others, as well as spending time with friends and a chance to win prizes.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Margarita at the Community Foundation of Noble County at 260-894-3335.

Julia L. Atz Scholarship Opportunity

Julia L. Atz Music Scholarship
The Community Foundation of Noble County announces the availability of the Julia L. Atz Scholarship.

This scholarship was created by the late Julia L. and her late husband, John Atz. The family continues to honor the legacy of music enthusiast Julia’s passion for music and the arts. We are pleased to assist in fulfilling her desire to share her passion for music.

This will be the eleventh year the scholarship will be awarded to a college or a post-graduate student pursuing a career in classical music performance or conducting.
The Julia L. Atz Scholarship will award $2,500 in 2018 to a senior (or entering their senior year in the fall 2018) in college or a post-graduate student pursuing a career in classical music performance or conducting, and with a college GPA of 3.00 or above. An applicant can re-apply and receive financial support in ensuing or subsequent years. Preference will be given to applicants from Indiana. The application period is March 1, 2018 to April 28, 2018 at midnight.

The Julia L. Atz Scholarship application can be found on the Community Foundation of Noble County’s website www.CFNoble.org, scroll to the scholarship tab, and click Julia L. Atz Scholarship on the dropdown menu for a link to the application.

Click here to be directed to the apply page

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

Community Foundation of Noble County Announces
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

A Noble County student has been named recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Community Foundation of Noble County 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Sahil Patel of East Noble High School was selected to receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. Sahil is the son of Pinki and Rajesh Patel of Kendallville.

Sahil plans to study biochemistry at Indiana University in the fall of 2018. Some of his activities in high school include Student Council President, St. John Lutheran Church, Campus Life, Parkview Noble Hospital Health and Wellness Center, Kendallville Public Library/Teens on Board, East Noble High School Science Olympiad, Theatre, National Honor Society, Academic Super Bowl, Golf Team/Manager, East Noble High School Newspaper, Noble Hawk Golf Links, Freshman Mentor Leader, Co-Captain of Math Team, and Captain of Science Team as well as other activities.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must reside in Noble County, attend an accredited high school, and achieve a high school grade point average of at least 3.80 on a 4.00 scale. Through their applications, students demonstrate their development as well-rounded, community-minded citizens through their community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities and work experience as well as leadership roles.

This year’s 31 applicants were initially scored for academic performance, community service and volunteerism, extracurricular activities and work experience, as well as leadership roles. Additionally, applicants provided recommendation letters from two references and submitted three essays, which were evaluated by a community foundation committee of six Noble County citizens, who interviewed the top 10 finalists. Names of the top candidate and two alternates were then submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for final selection of the recipient. ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 30 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.
Those finalists not awarded the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Community Foundation of Noble County. Those students are:
Delaney Andrews, Zachery Brazel, Adam Dills, Madelyn Fortman, Erika Maneke, Reginald Parker, Paige Skinner, Kyra Warren, Nathan Walz.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships are the result of a state-wide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education, according to the community foundation. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. A total of 143 Lilly scholarships are awarded statewide.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are 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.

Scholarships Online – Helpful Information

Scholarship Applicants – When completing the scholarship application(s) through the Community Foundation of Noble County, you will notice in the instructions below (instructions #3, #4, #5) you must complete the Common Application. This is the “master application” that collects your high school performance, career/college information, school activities, three required essays and two references. By completing this Common Application, the system will link your ID number to the scholarships you wish to submit. It is okay if you complete or already have completed the named scholarship applications prior to completing the Common Application also titled below “2018 Common Application – COMPLETE THIS FIRST”. As noted in the instructions, you must complete the 2018 Common Application (and all other scholarships) by midnight Jan. 31, 2018. The Common Application referred to in our scholarship software system should not be confused with the Common Application used to apply to colleges.

Note in the instructions and in the 2018 Eligibility Quiz, the 2018 Common Application – COMPLETE THIS FIRST is listed along with the named scholarships. Anyone who takes the Eligibility Quiz who is not matched with any scholarships, can still complete the 2018 Common Application.

Kristy Campbell Honored Posthumously

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:00 pm | Updated: 7:52 am, Thu Nov 23, 2017.

BRUSHY PRAIRIE — When Kristy Campbell was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Hoosier Award from Gov. Eric Holcomb in October it came as a big surprise to her family.

She was nominated for the award by a former student and Prairie Heights theater alumni Andrew Criswell.

The award is one of the highest awards given, at the discretion of the governor, to Hoosiers that bring honor to the state through character and accomplishments. The family was told she is the first recipient of the award posthumously.

Campbell passed away in August 2004 after battling leukemia that was diagnosed in 2002.

Campbell was a 31-year educator, teaching English and speech at Prairie Heights. She also was involved with many school activities, including the theater and drama department.

Her husband, Jerry, said she was instrumental in the design and construction of the Brice G. Diehl Performing Arts Center.

“The only place for performances (prior) was the stage in the gym, and she had to fight to get it,” he said. “They were only able to do one show a year.”

The performing arts center opened in 1991 with a floor and layout designed by Campbell. She also took the drama department from one show a year to three, doing three shows annually on a budget of just $3,000.

Her husband built a lot of the early sets until she got the approval for a theater trades class to build them, although Jerry still helped a lot, as did other parents involved with the drama program.

“It was a community concept, for sure,” he said.

Her students were so important to her, and in turn she was important to each of them. Many have gone from Prairie Heights onto larger stages across the country either as performers or directors.

Campbell was the first high school director in the country to obtain the rights from Disney to perform “Beauty and the Beast” on a high school stage. It was one of her favorite shows, ever, along with “Curious Savage” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

The 2017-2018 school year drama season has already seen “Joseph” return to the Prairie Heights stage, and will see “Curious Savage” and “Beauty and the Beast” return as well, as director Corrine Reed is dedicating this season’s shows all to Campbell.

The redone stage in the Brice G. Diehl Performing Arts Center has also been renamed to the Kristy Campbell Memorial Stage in her honor.

Russ Helper, a colleague of Campbell’s, was the one that started the campaign to have the stage dedicated to Campbell. He proposed the idea to the school board two years ago, said Jerry, and kept after the board until it was finally approved.

During her tenure, Campbell directed over 50 shows at Prairie Heights.

At the award ceremony in October, Jerry said a number of students spoke about how much she meant to them over the years.

Shortly after her death, Jerry and the family established a scholarship fund in her name.

Scholarship Applications Online – Update for 2017-2018 Application Period

Dear Scholarship Applicants,
I’d like to share an update on the Community Foundation of Noble County’s online scholarship platform.
After taking a thorough look at our current software, we decided to transition to a new scholarship platform. For several weeks we have worked diligently to build and prepare this new system. In order to offer your students a high-quality scholarship experience, we need some additional time to fully prepare the system.
As a result, our system will be available for your students sometime in December, and we’ve extended the application deadline to January 31, 2018 to accommodate the delay.
We will keep you updated on our progress, as well as provide you with information on navigating the new system. In the mean time, you can check our Facebook page and/or our website, www.cfnoble.org for updates.
As always, you can call or email with questions.
Thank you for your patience, and for sharing this information.
Jennifer Shultz
Director of Communications and Scholarships
w: www.cfnoble.org e: jennifer@cfnoble.org