Scholarship Application Deadlines Extended

Gibson County, Indiana−The Gibson County Community Foundation has extended the application deadline to April 4, 2019 for five scholarships administered by the Foundation.

The Arts Council of Gibson County Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the Arts Council of Gibson County to benefit graduating seniors of Gibson County high schools pursuing advanced education in the fields of art, drama,or music. From 1991 to 2007, the Arts Council of Gibson County fulfilled its mission of encouraging, assisting,  coordinating, and promoting cultural arts activities in Gibson County by providing ”Informances” and clinics for all  Gibson County students in grades K-12. $750 is available.

The George and Dorothy Eykamp Scholarship (Junior College or State-Supported Technical College Award) is an annual renewable scholarship created by Dorothy M. Eykamp to encourage Gibson County residents and children of employees of Mid-State Rubber Products to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time course of study leading to a two-year degree or certificate at an accredited junior college or State-supported technical college. $500 is available.

The George and Dorothy Eykamp Scholarship (College Scholarship Award) is an annual renewable scholarship created by Dorothy M. Eykamp to encourage Gibson County residents and the children of employees of Mid-States Rubber Products to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational  potential. Applicants must be enrolled in their sophomore year in a full-time course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited four-year institution. $1000 is available.

The Roy and Dorotha McCarty Scholarship, created by the estate of Roy McCarty, is a scholarship to encourage graduating high school seniors who have successfully completed coursework and demonstrated outstanding  promise in the shop/welding vocational pro­grams of Gibson Southern High School. Applicants must be planning to  pursue post-secondary education in vocational arts at any accredited college or university. $500 is available.

The Sutch–Briner Memorial Scholarship was created by Charles P. and Cathy J. Briner in loving memory of Pauline Hassel Briner Sutch, George Lester Sutch, and Jane McFetridge Sutch. Residents of Hazelton, Patoka, or Mt. Olympus in Gibson County, or Decker in Knox County, Indiana who are graduating seniors of Princeton Community High School or high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school.  Applicants must be in good academic standing with his or her high school or post-secondary educational institution at the time of applications. $400 is available.

Additional details regarding eligibility criteria and access to the scholarship application are available on the Scholarship Opportunities page..

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.386.8082 or