College-bound students can apply for aid from HCCF scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered by foundations established through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

For information about the Huntington County Community Foundation, to make a donation to any of the existing funds, or to create a new fund, contact Marcia McClelland, PO Box 5037, 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750 or phone 356-8878. Information is also available on the Web at www.hccfoundation.com.

Scholarships are:

• Shirley and George Kilander Purdue University Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to a Huntington County resident who is a current high school graduate finishing in the upper 20 percent of his or her graduating class. The recipient must attend Purdue University's Lafayette Campus on a full-time basis.

George and Shirley Kilander, married for 32 years, were long-time residents of Huntington. Shirley Kilander, who is recently deceased, was employed at Our Sunday Visitor for 38 years. A graduate from Purdue University with a major in engineering technology, George Kilander was an active participant in the Lions Eye Bank.

Scholarship applications are available at the Huntington County Community Foundation office and at the Huntington North High School guidance office. The completed applica-tion must be returned to the Community Foundation by March 27.

• Heith Garner Volunteer Scholarship
The scholarship was created in 1997 by Don and Angie Garner in memory of their son Heith. It is based on a teen's record of volunteer activity during his or her teen years.
Applicants must be a current high school senior residing in Huntington County. He or she may be attending high school outside the county or be home-schooled. Nominees must be accepted for post-high school education. Nominees will be compared by their record of volunteer activity throughout their teen years. The length of time and quality of volunteer work, the impact of the volunteer work on others, the nominee's volunteer leadership potential and how well the nominee demonstrates the character of Heith Garner, mainly enthusiasm and dedication, will be considered.

Scholarship applications are available at the guidance office of Huntington North High School and at the Huntington County Community Foundation office. Applications are due at the Huntington County Community Foundation office by March 27.

• Andrews First Christian Church Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was created Aug. 28, 2006, in honor of the church that closed in October 2005.

This scholarship will be offered to a member, child of a member, or grandchild of a member of the Andrews First Christian Church at the time of the church closing in October 2005. Consideration will also be given to a student living in Dallas Township or north of the Salamonie River in Polk Township. The applicant may be a part-time student attending a college, university, junior college, vocational school or graduate school.

Scholarship applications are available at the Huntington County Community Foundation office or at the Huntington North High School guidance office. The deadline to turn in completed applications to the foundation office is March 27.

• Mary Edith Reiff Scholarship
This scholarship will be offered to outstanding Huntington North High School graduating seniors who are residents of Andrews or Dallas Township. Applicants must be accepted to a four-year college or university.

The scholarship fund was made possible by a bequest from the estate of Mary Edith Reiff.

Scholarship applications are available at the Huntington County Community Foundation office or at the Huntington North High School guidance office. The deadline to turn in completed applications to the Foundation office is March 27.

• Gary W. McCurley Scholarship
The award will be given to a 2008 high school senior graduating who exemplifies the high academic achievement and Christian values of the late Gary McCurley, a 1975 graduate of Huntington North High School.

Applicants must be Huntington County residents with a minimum grade point average of at least 10.0 on a 11.0 scale or in the top 10 percent of their class. They must be accepted to a four-year college for the fall 2008 semester and be able to demonstrate financial need.
Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in pursuing business or law studies, those planning to attend Indiana University or other IU campuses, members and active participants in a Christian church, and those who have participated in community service volunteer work.

McCurley was co-founder and partner in Legacy Capital Company, a real estate investment company based in Dallas, TX. He died in 1998 at the age of 41. He had previously been a partner at the nationally known commercial real estate service firm Trammel Crow Company and before that he worked as an attorney at the law firm Gardere & Wynn, both based in Dallas, TX. He held undergraduate, law and MBA degrees from Indiana University and was a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.

McCurley was the son of long-time Huntington County residents Ken and Dottie McCurley and the brother of Sherry McCurley Slater and Kathy McCurley Salzmann, all of whom now live in Fort Wayne. He attended St. Peter's First United Church of Christ in Huntington in his youth.

Scholarship applications are at the Huntington County Community Foundation office or at the HNHS guidance office. The deadline to apply is March 28. Completed applications should be mailed to the foundation at PO Box 5037, Huntington, IN 46750.

• Carl Repp Scholarship
This scholarship is for current and prospective Huntington University students. The scholarship is funded by an anonymous donor through the Huntington County Community Foundation. The application is available to Huntington North High School seniors who plan to attend Huntington University and current full-time Huntington University students.

Applications are due back to the Huntington County Community Foundation by March 27. For more information, contact the Huntington County Community Foundation at 356 W. Park Dr., 356-8878, or go to www.hccfoundation. com.