Auer, Arthur and Hazel Scholarship Fund
For two (2) East Noble senior preparing to enter a 4-year bachelor’s program at an accredited college or university. Student must have a GPA of no higher than 3.70. This scholarship pays around $500 per semester in each of the first two years, for a total of $2,000. Student must maintain a college GPA of 2.00 or better to maintain payments and submit transcripts as requested. Interview required.
Hazel Auer was born in Ohio on August 2nd, 1896, to William and Sarah Strait. Arthur A. Auer was also born in Ohio on March 4th, 1889. They married in 1918 and eventually moved to Kendallville, Indiana. The Kendallville Broom and Brush company, started by Gene Stratton-Porter, was reestablished and kept alive by the Auer’s. Hazel was an owner of the company and Arthur was vice-president and manufacturer. They were also members of the Presbyterian Church in Kendallville.
Established in accordance with Hazel Auer’s will, the Arthur and Hazel Auer Scholarship fund was formed. For almost 50 years, two East Noble seniors every year receive a scholarship from this fund to help support their tuition expenses.