Melba Jean Racener Scholarship

Annual renewable scholarship created through the estate plan of Melba Jean Racener.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating seniors of any accredited high school whose home residence is in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties in Indiana. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and be planning to pursue post-secondary education in advertising, marketing, communications or a related field.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on academic performance and financial need, with preference given to applicants who demonstrate active participation in extracurricular activities, especially as they relate to the applicants’ major.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Essay illustrating educational and life goals
  • Completion of the FAFSA or FAFSA4caster
  • Official grade transcript

Award Amount

Open to renewal candidate only – not accepting new applications.

Application Deadline

June 1, 2021 (for renewal candidate)

Application Access Code


Renewal Details

Renewable for consecutive sophomore, junior and senior years provided recipient maintains full-time status and a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average with passing grades for all courses taken, continues to demonstrate financial need, and continues to pursue education in advertising, marketing, communications, or a related field.  A new recipient for the award will be identified once every four years.

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