Scholarships

Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded $152,735 in scholarships to Lowell High School graduates. In May 2015 we, awarded $28,050 in scholarships thereby investing in the continued educational successes of Tri-Creek students. 

Past Scholarship Recipients

Following are the scholarships that were available for 2017:


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:

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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.

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

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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:

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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, applicants must:

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IRVIN AND VIOLET GURITZ VOCATIONAL  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 semster for four semesters or equivalent), applicants must:

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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. Each year two $500 scholarships will be awarded; one to a female student and one to a male.

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

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JEANNE K. MERCER MEMORIAL 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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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 scholarship, applicants must:

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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:

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MATTHEW DURHAM MEMORIAL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP - $750

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

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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