Scholarships

Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

This year the Tri-Creek Education Foundation is proud to announce we have five new scholarships totaling $8,500. This bring the value of the 2019 scholarships to over $101,000.

Almost all of the scholarships awarded by the Tri-Creek Education Foundation are sponsored by local individuals, business and organizations.

You are now able to complete the application online.

  1. Click on the link for each desired online scholarship application(s).
  2. Complete the application(s).
  3. Click submit button for submission to the Scholarship Committee.
  4. For applications that require a recommendation or reference letter:
    1. Have the person submitting the letter, go to T-CEF.org.
    2. Click on Scholarships.
    3. Click on the link for recommendation or reference letter for the specific scholarship.
    4. Enter content and submit.

You also have the option to download the application as a PDF, complete, and return to the Guidance Office by the date indicated on the application form.  Applications that require a Recommendation or Community Service form are also available in PDF format for download .  

Applications are due by
3:30PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Following are the scholarships that are
available for 2019:




AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF BILL PETERSON - $1,500

Mrs. Peterson and Bill’s family donated the funds for this scholarship in Bill's memory. Bill was a farmer and an avid supporter of conservation. This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a LHS senior going into farming, conservation or environmental and natural resources.  

 To be eligible for this $1500 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application


AMERICAN LEGION POST 101 LOWELL SCHOLARSHIP - TWO $750.

Our local American Legion Post has established two $750 scholarships.
These two scholarships are to be awarded to LHS seniors who participate in ROTC, the Flex program or the Sea Cadets. The recipients may pursue any educational or professional area they choose. The American Legion Post 101 is celebrating their 100 anniversary in 2019.

To be eligible for one of these TWO $750 scholarships, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application


CANNING FAMILY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP-$250.

This $250 scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Canning of Fort Worth, Texas. Both Mr. and Mrs. Canning are graduates of the School of Nursing at Valparaiso University. The Canning family wants to recognize and honor Lowell High School students pursuing a nursing degree.

To be eligible for this $250 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

CHERYL ROSEVEAR COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP-$1500.

Wishing to recognize students who have strengthened our community by demonstrating outstanding leadership in service by giving of themselves in order to help others, TCEF established an annual $1500 community service scholarship. The scholarship is named in the honor of our founder and first president.

To be eligible for this $1500 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Community Service Verification Online Form

Download PDF application and Community Service Verification Form


CHRIS LACOSSE MEMORIAL TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP-$500.

This $500 scholarship was established by the family and friends of Chris LaCosse in her memory. Mrs. LaCosse taught in the Tri-Creek School system. This scholarship is to encourage and assist Lowell High School students who want to become teachers.

To be eligible for this $500 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

IRVIN AND VIOLET GURITZ STEM SCHOLARSHIP $10,000.

Irvin and Violet Guritz remembered Lowell High School Seniors in their trust with a generous gift to the scholarship fund.

To be eligible for this $10,000 scholarship (payable at $2,500 per semester for four semesters or equivalent), applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application


IRVIN AND VIOLET GURITZ CTE SCHOLARSHIP $10,000.

Irvin and Violet Guritz remembered Lowell High School Seniors in their trust with a generous gift to the scholarship fund.

To be eligible for this $10,000 scholarship (payable at $2,500 per semester for four semesters or equivalent), applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

NEW

ISAAK WALTON LEAGUE DIANA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP $1000 .

The Diana Chapter was established in 1948 to protect, restore and conserve wild life, wetlands and natural resources. To further their goals they have established this $1000 scholarship to aid a LHS senior hoping to pursue a career in conservation, environmental studies or related fields.

To be eligible for this $1000 scholarship applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application


JACOB HAMM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-$500 each.

Two $500 scholarships were established in Jacob Hamm's memory by Jacob's parents and family. They wish to recognize and honor students of Lowell High School who believe in and demonstrate the value of friendship, are active in the community and show characteristics of leadership. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a male student and one $500 scholarship to a female student.

To be eligible for a $500 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

JEANNE K. MERCER MEMORIAL WOMAN'S HEALTHCARE & SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP-$500.

This $500 scholarship was established by Dr. Margaret Pfister to honor her mother, Dr. Mercer. Dr. Mercer was an early and strong supporter of women in the fields of medicine and science. Both Dr. Mercer and Dr. Pfister hope to encourage women in these fields.

To be eligible for a $500 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Character Recommendation Online Form

Download PDF application

Character Recommendation PDF



JIM MATYKIEWICZ MEMORIAL TECH SCHOLARSHIP

Jim’s wife and family want to honor his memory by providing this $5,000 scholarship to a LHS senior going into any field of technology. Jim was a strong supporter of education and a tech guy himself.

To be eligible for this $5000 scholarship applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

JOHN BIRKHEAD MEMORIAL SPORTS
SCHOLARSHIP - $500

    This $500 scholarship was established by his family to
    honor John who was an avid golfer and sports fan.

h    To be eligible for this $500 scholarship you must:

    Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application


LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977
SCHOLARSHIP-$500

This $500 scholarship was established by a group of 1977 graduates of Lowell High School. It is their desire to annually honor graduates of Lowell High School.

To be eligible for this $500 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Character Recommendation Online Form

Download PDF application

Character Recommendation PDF

LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC DECATHLON SCHOLARSHIP-$1000

The $1000 Lowell High School Academic Decathlon Scholarship was established to honor students who participated in the challenge of being a decathlete during their time at Lowell High School.

To be eligible for this $1000 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application


LOWELL ROTARY CLUB - $2000

The Lowell Rotary Club, in their tradition of supporting our community and our kids, has established a new $2000 scholarship. This new scholarship is directed toward students going into the technical trades and apprenticeships.

To be eligible for this $$2000.00 scholarship ($500 per semester for four
semesters) you must:

Complete and submit application online

Reference Letter Online Form

 Download PDF application

Reference Letter PDF

MATTHEW DURHAM MEMORIAL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP - $1000

To be eligible for this $750 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

 Download PDF application


MICHAEL J JONES SCHOLARSHIP  - $10,000 

The family of Michael J Jones established this scholarship in his memory. Michael was a farner and the family has great respect for teachers therefore the scholarship is directed to any student studying any area of agriculture or entering the teaching profession. 

To be eligible for this $10,000 scholarship ($1250 per semester for eight semesters) you must:

Complete and submit application online

Character Recommendation online form

Download PDF application

Character Recommendation PDF



MIDKIFF & KEETON FAMILY VALUES SCHOLARSHIP - 
TWO $500

This scholarship was established in honor of Mindy Keeton and in memory of Kerri Midkiff. The family survived these tragedies because of their strong family values and love.  The family wants to honor Kerri and Mindy with two $500 Scholarships to help LHS seniors who show and understand the importance of family values.

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded annually, one to a male and
one to a female.

To be eligible for one of the two $500.00 scholarships you must:

Complete and submit application online

 Download PDF application

MILLER FAMILY FUND SCHOLARSHIP - $80,000

P. Michael Miller, a 1956 graduate of Lowell High School, representing the Miller Family Fund; has established this $80,000 scholarship. The intention is to fund a similar scholarship in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

To be eligible for this $80,000 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

NICK PARENTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-$750

Rick and Nan Parente established this annual $750 scholarship with the TCEF in memory of their son, Nick, who was a Tri-Creek student and graduate of Lowell High School. Nick was a very creative person and in honor of him, this scholarship will recognize graduating seniors who demonstrate creative self-expression using music, art, writing or drama during his/her time at Lowell High School.

To be eligible for this $750 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

PINACCLE INSURANCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP - $500

Richard Smith, of Pinnacle Insurance Group of Indiana, Inc. has funded this $500 scholarship. Rick is a local businessman, with offices in Hobart and Crown Point, who wants to support students who want to pursue a career in business, possibly insurance. He would like to encourage and reward students who take an active role in their community as well as their business profession.

To be eligible for this $500 scholarship you must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

RUTH DAHL-WEINBERG TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP-$20,000

This $20,000 scholarship (paid out as $2500 year one, $5000 years two and three and $7500 year four) was established by Ruth's husband, Joe, with the first scholarship awarded in May, 2004. Ruth Dahl-Weinberg was a life-long Lowell resident and taught in the Tri-Creek School Corporation at Oakland and Lake Prairie Schools for 35 years.

To be eligible for this $20,000 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

RYON BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP-$3000.

Established by businesswoman, Mrs. Diane Ryon. The Ryon Business Scholarship was the first scholarship established with the TCEF. It is Mrs. Ryon's desire to help students attain a college education preparing them for a business career. This scholarship is awarded in four $750 payments over four semesters if the recipient provides proof of maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA and enrollment in a business career.

To be eligible for this $3,000 scholarship ($750 per semester for the first four semesters of college), applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

SLC AGRICULTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S FFA SCHOLARSHIP - $500

This $500 scholarship was established in 2014 by the South Lake County  Agricultural Historical Society. The Society's purpose is to honor and aid a Lowell High School FFA student who hopes to pursue a career in any area of agriculture or conservation.

   To be eligible for this $500 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application

SPC AUGUSTUS "AUGY" VICARI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-$1000.

This $1,000 scholarship was established by Augy's aunt, Vicki Vicari, to honor Augy's memory. Augy, a graduate of Lowell High School, lost his life in service to the United States of America in Afghanistan.

To be eligible for this $1,000 scholarship, applicants must:

Complete and submit application online

Reference Letter Online Form

Download PDF application

Reference Letter PDF


TRUITT VETERINARY SCHOLARSHIP-$250

Established in 2005 by Mrs. Sandra Truitt in memory of her dear friends, Mary Boggs, Lil Carlson and Darlene Stansberry, this scholarship, in the amount of $250, will be awarded each year to a graduating senior from Lowell High School who will be pursuing a degree in the field of veterinary medicine. A unique feature of this scholarship is that the recipient can re-apply for an additional one-time amount of $250 in funding after completing one year of college, provided the recipient has a grade point average of 3.0 or above, and continues to pursue a degree in the field of veterinary medicine. If the recipient meets these requirements, he/she will qualify for the additional financial support bringing the value of this scholarship to $500.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must:

Complete and submit application online

Download PDF application