ALL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE DUE APRIL 17, 2020

Due to school being canceled, we ask that scholarships and supporting documents be filed online, if possible.

EXCEPTION ~ tax documents for the

Miller Family Scholarship should be mailed to:

Cheryl Gibson

20115 Colfax Street

Lowell, IN  46356

Anyone who has questions about or problems with scholarships applications should contact

Cheryl Gibson at 219-765-8257 or togibsons@gmail.com

We will work hard to solve any issues as they arrive.

This year, 2020, Tri-Creek Education Foundation is proud to announce the awarding of 29 scholarships valued at over $175,000. Most scholarships are funded by alumni, individuals, businesses and organizations.

 

All scholarship applications can be filed either online or by downloading the attached PDF file.

2020 APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE FILED ONLINE,

IF POSSIBLE.

 

For any scholarship requiring support documents the support form must be provided for the application to be considered.  All support documentations should be hand delivered or mailed to the Lowell High School guidance office, 2051 E Commercial Avenue, Lowell, IN 46356. All information should be in a sealed envelope.

SINCE LHS OFFICES ARE CLOSED, ALL 2020 SUPPORT DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO:

Cheryl Gibson

20115 Colfax Street, Lowell, IN 46356

togibsons@gmail.com

219-765-8257

  To complete the application online:

  1. Click on the link for each desired online scholarship application.

  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:

    • Have the person submitting the letter go to T-CEF.org.

    • Click on Scholarships.

    • Click on the link for recommendation or reference letter for the specific scholarship.

    • Enter content and submit.

You also have the option to download the application as a PDF, complete, and return to the Guidance Office (please see above notice regarding LHS office closure) 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 or online.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 101 LOWELL SCHOLARSHIP - $750

 

Our local American Legion Post 101 has established a $750 scholarship.


This scholarship is awarded to a senior who participate in ROTC, the Flex program or the Sea Cadets. The recipient may pursue any educational or professional area they choose. The American Legion Post 101 celebrated their 100 anniversary in 2019.

 

To be eligible for this $750 scholarships applicants must

  • have participated in ROTC, Flex or Sea Cadet program

  • have at least a 2.8 GPA

  • plan to attend a two- or four-year college or university, trade or vocational school

  • submitted the required essay

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

 

CANNING FAMILY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP - $250

 

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

 

To be eligible for this $250 scholarship applicants must

  • have at least a 3.0 GPA

  • plan to attend a four-year college or university offering an accredited nursing program and major in nursing

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

CHERYL ROSEVEAR COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP - 2 @ $1500

 

These scholarships recognize students who have strengthened our community by demonstrating outstanding leadership in service by giving of themselves in order to help others. TCEF established two community service scholarships in the honor of our founder and first president.

 

To be eligible for one of these $1,500 scholarships applicants must

  • have at least a 3.0 GPA

  • plan to attend a four-year college or university

  • submitted the required essay

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

Community Service Verification

CHRIS LaCOSSE MEMORIAL TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP - $500

 

This 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 LHS students who want to become teachers.

 

To be eligible for this $500 scholarship applicants must

  • have at least a 3.0 GPA

  • plan to attend a four-year college or university majoring in education

  • have submitted an essay detailing why the applicant wants to become a teacher

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

HOOPS DREAM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2020 - $1,000

 

Hoop Dreams is comprised of Lowell community members with a passion for education and athletics. They believe in community spirit through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion to facilitate students’ transitions to higher education making the process exciting and rewarding. Applicants may pursue any field of study.

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

  • plan to attend a college, university, trade, or vocational school

  • be a senior basketball player (male or female – no managers)

  • submit two letters of recommendation (one from each)

    • Teacher

    • Community member

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

Character Recommendation

IRVIN AND VIOLET GURITZ STEM SCHOLARSHIP - $10,000

 

Irvin and Violet Guritz remembered LHS seniors in their trust with a generous gift to the scholarship fund.

 

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

  • have at least a 3.4 GPA

  • plan to attend a four-year college or university and major in any of the STEM fields

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

 

IRVIN AND VIOLET GURITZ CTE SCHOLARSHIP - $10,000

 

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

 

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

  • have at least a 2.0 GPA

  • plan to attend an accredited trade or vocational school, or certification program

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

 

IZAAK 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 scholarship to aid an LHS senior hoping to pursue a career in conservation, environmental studies or related fields.

 

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

  • have at least a 2.5 GPA

  • plan to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school

  • plan to pursue a career involving conservation, agriculture, environmental or natural resources fields, or environmental biology

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

JACOB HAMM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - 2 @ $500

 

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

 

To be eligible for one of these $500 scholarships applicants must

  • have at least a 2.5 GPA

  • plan to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school

  • participate in an interview, if requested

  • applicants must also demonstrate the following:

    • believe in and demonstrate the value of friendship 

    • reflect a positive attitude

    • be active in the community and/or school

    • show characteristics of leadership.

Online Application    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 this $500 scholarship applicants must

  • have at least a 3.5 GPA

  • plan to pursue a career in healthcare or science

  • plan to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school

  • have submitted the Character Recommendation Form

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application   Online Character Recommendation
PDF Application     PDF Character Recommendation

 

JIM MATYKIEWICZ MEMORIAL TECH SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000

 

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

 

To be eligible for this $5,000 scholarship applicants must​

  • have at least a 2.0 GPA

  • plan to attend an accredited vocational or trade school, certificate program, or 2-year associate program

  • have completed the required essay

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

JOHN BIRKHEAD MEMORIAL SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP - $500

 

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

To be eligible for this $500 scholarship applicants must

  • have at least a 2.0 GPA

  • plan to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school

  • have participated in high school sports for four years

  • have faced and overcome a challenge or handicap in his/her athletic career

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

 

LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 SCHOLARSHIP - $500

 

This scholarship was established by a group of 1977 graduates of LHS.  It is their desire to honor LHS graduates.

 

To be eligible for this $500 scholarship applicants must 

  • have a parent/parents who graduated from LHS

  • have at least a 2.0 GPA

  • have submitted Character Recommendation Form from one person outside of LHS

  • plan to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

Character Recommendation

 

LOWELL ROTARY CLUB - $2,000

 

The Lowell Rotary Club, in their tradition of supporting our community and our kids, established this scholarship. This scholarship is directed toward students going into the technical trades and apprenticeship program.

 

To be eligible for this $2,000 scholarship ($500 per semester for four semesters) applicants must

  • plan to attend an accredited trade or vocational school, certification program, or qualified apprenticeship program

  • submit reference letters from two people: one by a person from school, work or volunteering; and one by a person who is not a family member or teacher at LHS

  • participate in an interview, if requested

  • have spoken at a Lowell Rotary Club meeting prior to receiving payments #2, #3 and #4

Online Application    PDF Application

Reference Letter

 

MATTHEW DURHAM MEMORIAL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

 

To be eligible for this $750 scholarship, applicants must

  • have at least a 2.0 GPA

  • plan to attend a college, university trade or vocational school

  • plan to study an area in computer science or technology

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

MICHAEL J JONES SCHOLARSHIP  - $10,000 

 

The family of Michael J Jones established this scholarship in his memory.  Michael was a farmer 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 ($1,250 per semester for eight semesters) applicants must

  • have at least a 3.0 GPA

  • plan to attend an accredited agricultural program or a four-year college or university

  • plan to study an area of agriculture or teacher education

  • submit the Character Recommendation Form completed by one of your high school teachers

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    Online Character Recommendation

PDF Application

PDF Character Recommendation

 

MIDKIFF & KEETON FAMILY VALUES SCHOLARSHIP - 2 @ $500

 

These scholarships were 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 scholarships to help LHS seniors who show and understand the importance of family values.

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

 

To be eligible for one of these $500 scholarships applicants must

  • have at least a 2.5 GPA

  • plan to attend a college, university, trade, or vocational school and pursue any academic or vocational field of choice

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

MILLER FAMILY FUND SCHOLARSHIP - $80,000

 

P. Michael Miller, a 1956 graduate of LHS representing the Miller Family Fund; established this scholarship. The intention is to fund this scholarship in 2019 (awarded), 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

 

To be eligible for this $80,000 scholarship (payable at $10,000 per semester or eight semesters) applicants must

  • have at least a 3.2 GPA

  • plan to attend a four-year college or university, and live on campus or in off-campus housing

  • plan to major in any of the science, technology, engineering, math, education or business fields

  • provide the required financial information to ensure having met the scholarship financial need component

  • complete the required essay

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

Financial Information

 

NICK PARENTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $750

 

Rick and Nan Parente established this scholarship in memory of their son, Nick, who was an LHS graduate. 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 LHS.

 

To be eligible for this $750 scholarship applicants

  • earned at least a 2.0 GPA

  • plan to attend a college, university, trade or vocational school

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

 

PINNACLE INSURANCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP - $500

 

Richard Smith, of Pinnacle Insurance Group of Indiana, Inc. funds this scholarship. Rick is a local businessman, with offices in Hobart and Crown Point, who wants to support students wanting 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 applicants must

  • plan to attend a LOCAL college or university (cannot live on campus – must commute from home)

  • major in a business/ insurance or related field

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

 

RUTH DAHL-WEINBERG TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP - $20,000

 

This scholarship (paid out as $2,500 year one, $5,000 years two and three and $7,500 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 ($2,500 year one, $5,000 years two & three and $7,500 year four) applicants must

  • have at least a high school 3.2 GPA and maintain a 3.0 GPA in college

  • plan to attend a four-year college or university and major in Education

  • maintain a college Education Department major all four years

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

RYON BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP - $3,000

 

This scholarship was established by businesswoman, Mrs. Diane Ryon and was the first scholarship established with 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

  • plan to attend a LOCAL college or university (cannot live on campus – must commute from home)

  • major in a business-related field or aspire to run your own business of any type

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

SLC AGRICULTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S FFA SCHOLARSHIP - $500

 

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

 

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

  • have at least a 2.5 GPA

  • plan to attend a college or university

  • major in farming, land management, veterinary medicine, land conservation or related field

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

SPC AUGUSTUS "AUGY" VICARI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

 

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

 

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

  • plan to attend an accredited trade of vocational school, certification program or qualified apprenticeship program

  • submit reference letters from two people: one by a person from school, work, or volunteering, and one from a person who is not a family member or teacher at LHS

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

Reference Letter Form

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 will be awarded to an LHS senior 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 after completing one year of college, provided the recipient has a 3.0 GPA 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 renewable $250 scholarship applicants must

  • have at least a 3.0 GPA

  • plan to attend a four-year college or university with an accredited Veterinary Medicine Program and major in Veterinary Medicine

  • participate in an interview, if requested

Online Application    PDF Application

Contact Us

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Tri-Creek Education Foundation

Tel: 219.750.1262

Email: tcef@tricreek.k12.in.us

Address

Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc.
19290 Cline Avenue
Lowell, IN 46356