Traditional Scholarships

Traditional scholarships are awarded to current Connersville High School seniors living in Fayette County. Below are descriptions of all the traditional scholarships that are stewarded by the Fayette County Foundation.

Are you a member of CHS Class of 2022? Keep an eye out for next years timeline to be posted around February!

What is the Program timeline?

  • Application Open: February 11, 2021
  • Application Deadline: March 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone
  • Community Awards Night: May 6, 2021
  • Funds Disbursed: Early August 2021

Our eligibility criteria is currently:

  • Applicant must have applied and been accepted to an accredited university, college, or technical school.
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Connersville High School.
  • Fayette County resident.


The Fayette Community Foundation has been awarding scholarships for three decades. Each year the process is tweaked to be more efficient for qualified CHS students to successfully apply for funding. The goal of the Community Foundation is for the best applicant to be selected and for the applicant to earn a degree.

Each application is reviewed by three committee members per the IRS regulations. Committee members for the majority of the scholarships do not live or work in Connersville or Indiana. When completing your application make sure you do not use abbreviations or acronyms.

If you have any questions, please call the Foundation office at 765.827.9966.  The office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4 pm.

Albert and Wilda M. Pearson Scholarship

Alden and Caroline Rose Scholarship

Alquina Elementary PTO Scholarship

Al and Rene Doyle 4-H Buckaroo Scholarship

Andy Thielking Memorial Golf Scholarship

Andy Thielking Memorial Swim Scholarship

Anna Thomson Memorial Scholarship

Bill and Phyllis Moran Family Scholarship

Bill Rogers Family Scholarship

Bill Rose Memorial Scholarship

Charles R. Leming Scholarship

Chester C. O’Neal Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Chuck Boulware Memorial Tennis Scholarship

Class of 1952 Scholarship

Class of 1962 Scholarship

Dale and Kris Thomas Family Scholarship

Fayette Area Purdue Scholarship

Fayette County 4-H Scholarship

Fayette Community Foundation Scholarship

Fayette County Free Fair 4-H Scholarship

Fayette County Master Gardeners & Friends Scholarship

Fayette County Scholars to Mentors Scholarship

First United Methodist Church Joe Newkirk Scholarship

Gene and Jane Guttman WCC Scholarship

George and Ruth Kerrigan Memorial Scholarship

Harold & Shirley Reihman Engineering Scholarship

Harold & Shirley Reihman Registered Nurse Scholarship

Harrison Lodge #84 IOOF Scholarship

Helen Cooper Luckett Scholarship

Henry A. & Jean Zumkeller Positive Attitude Scholarship

Herta Lewis Scholarship - not awarded again until 2023

James T. and Robert Price Scholarship

James W. Robertson Scholarship

John and Harriet Darcy Scholarship

Ken Rowe Memorial Scholarship

Lucille McIntyre RN Scholarship

Marion Hobbs Moore Memorial Scholarship

Merle and Wilma Studt Service Scholarship

Midge Metz Memorial Scholarship

Nicole Riggs Simpson Memorial Scholarship

Orange Elementary PTO Scholarship

R.L. “Dock” Haley Scholarship

Robert L. Joy Memorial Scholarship

Sinks and Connie Tatman Scholarship

Thomas L. Tarvin Family Scholarship

Virginia Meeks Scholarship

Walter L. Reed and Margaret I. Reed Scholarship

Wanda Jeffries Memorial Scholarship

Winifred Risley Lambert Memorial Nursing Scholarship