Tri Kappa group to award several scholarships

The state Tri Kappa organization will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring.

Each state scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.
Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914 to students on the local, province and state levels.

Chapters, provinces and the state organization combined currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

Twelve $1,000 academic scholarships will be awarded and additional at-large scholarships could be awarded dependent upon the funds available.

To apply, students must be currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate program and completed at least one academic year. Criteria used by the Tri Kappa selection committee are academic achievement, strong goals, extracurricular activities, work experience and volunteer service.

Two $1,000 Key Scholarships are available to students throughout the state. These are directed to those students who have no previous degree beyond high school and have had a lapse in their education for at least 5 years. Any student enrolled in an accredited school offering an associate or baccalaureate degree, who had completed at least one semester, may apply. Criteria used by the Tri Kappa selection committee are strong goals, work experience and volunteer service since high school.

Two $100 Fine Arts Scholarships will be awarded statewide to students majoring in art, dance, drama or music. To apply, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or graduate degree program and have completed at least one academic year.

The $1,000 Twanette Nutter Fleming Music Award stipulates that the applicant must be enrolled in a fully accredited course of study leading to a degree to teach music in a private, public or parochial school and have completed at least one academic year.

Scholarship Chair Lori Mickley, of Chi Chapter in Huntington, and Gretchen Hughes, of the Huntington Associate chapter, are currently seeking applicants for the scholarships listed above. In order for the Chi Chapter to sponsor the individual, applicants must be Huntington residents. Anyone who is not a Huntington resident should contact their local Tri Kappa chapter for an opportunity to be sponsored by them.

Students wishing to apply for any of these scholarships are encouraged to contact Mickley at 344-3239 or kmickley @comcast.net. She will provide the application and list of criteria for the submission, which includes two letters of recommendation from faculty members in the applicant's major area of study.

Completed scholarship packets must be returned to the chapter by Feb. 10.