College-bound students can apply for aid from HCCF scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered by foundations es-tablished 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:

• Thomas J. Uecker Memorial Scholarship
The family of Thomas Uecker established this scholarship in 2007 to honor the memory of the late Thomas Uecker, a long-time HNHS math teacher.

A scholarship will be awarded to a Huntington North High School senior. The selection of the winner will be based on the student's academic record, involvement in school, community activities and future plans. Recipients must complete the school year for which the scholarship is awarded or refund the money in case of early withdrawal from school.

Applications for the scholarship may be obtained by contacting the Huntington County Community Foundation or from the Huntington North High School guidance office. The Community Foundation office must receive all completed applications by March 27.

• Scott C. Breiner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to Huntington North High School and Northfield High School graduating seniors. Applicants may be non-traditional students or full-time college students. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average). Education majors will be given first preference, and majors in other fields will be considered.

The scholarship was set up in memory of Scott Breiner, the son of Jim and Nancy Breiner. Jim and Nancy Breiner reside in southwest Huntington County. Mrs. Breiner is a 1969 graduate of Huntington County Community High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of St. Francis. She was a teacher at Northfield High School and is currently retired. Mr. Breiner, a native of St. Marys, OH, was a computer systems analyst and he is also a graduate of the University of St. Francis.

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

• Paul D. Souder Memorial Scholarships.
The award will be presented to a 2009 graduating high school senior who plans to pursue a career in the field of aviation.
Applicants must be high school graduating seniors from Huntington, Blackford, Wells, Grant or Whitley counties. The scholarship will be given to candidates with an interest in pursuing a career in the field of aviation including mechanic, pilot, etc.

Souder's parents, David P. Souder, of Warren, and Jenny Dietz, of Murphysboro, TN, and brothers Michael, Jonathon and Mathew established the Paul D. Souder Memorial Scholarship fund to honor the memory of their son and brother.

Paul Souder grew up and attended school in Huntington County. He attended Flight Safety International school in Vero Beach, FL, and was hired by Air Wisconsin as a commercial pilot. After graduation he worked for War Birds, a transportation company delivering medical supplies in the medical field.

Applications for the scholarship may be obtained by contacting the Huntington County Community Foundation or from the Huntington North High School guidance office. The Community Foundation office must receive all completed applications by March 27.

• Luke and Erma Scheer Memorial Scholarship
The $1,000 Luke and Erma Scheer Memorial Scholarship was established in recognition of the lifelong interest of Luke J. Scheer in historical events having impact on the heritage of Huntington County and his efforts to acquire and preserve relevant property and instill in others an appreciation of that history and property. The purpose of the fund is the furthering of those interests through scholarship and, subsequently, those organizations that are instrumental in achieving those goals.

This scholarship will be awarded to college students who have completed their sophomore year at an accredited college or university in Indiana or the states bordering Indiana. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in history, historic preservation or a related field.

For an application, call the Huntington County Community Foundation at 356-8878. Application deadline is March 27.

• 2 4 Golf Scholarship
The family of the late Emilie Wilson established this scholarship in 2007 to honor her memory.
Applicants must be Huntington County residents, Huntington North High School gradu-ating seniors who have participated in athletics.

Jack and Emilie Wilson were both avid golfers and could be found on the golf course al-most every day. For many years the license plate on their car read "2 4 Golf", which is how the scholarship derived its name. Both were supporters of Huntington North High School athletics, especially golf.

The 2 4 Golf Scholarship will honor not only the commitment and respect that Mrs. Wil-son had for the athletes of Huntington North, but it will also symbolize the joy and ful-fillment that supporting Huntington North athletes brought for Jack and Emilie Wilson.

Scholarship applications are available from the HNHS guidance office or by contacting the Huntington County Community Foundation. Completed applications must be received at the Huntington County Community Foundation office by March 27.

• Jim and Nancy Breiner Family Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to Huntington North High School and Northfield High School graduating seniors. Applicants may be non-traditional students or full-time college students. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average). Education majors will be given first preference, and majors in other fields will be considered.

Jim and Nancy Breiner reside in southwest Huntington County. Mrs. Breiner is a 1969 graduate of Huntington County Community High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of St. Francis. She was a teacher at Northfield High School, currently retired. Mr. Breiner, a native of St. Marys, OH, was a computer systems analyst and he is also a graduate of the University of St. Francis.

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