Vanderburgh Community Foundation Announces The Allison Tenbarge Criminal Justice Scholarship

(Vanderburgh County, Indiana)  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for the first recipient of the Allison Tenbarge Criminal Justice Scholarship. The $500 scholarship is a new scholarship being administered by the Foundation. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  

The scholarship was created by the family of Allison Tenbarge in memory of Allie and her son, Parker, who were victims of domestic violence. It was Allie’s dream to follow in her father’s footsteps to pursue a career in criminal justice. The scholarship honors her memory by providing financial assistance to females studying criminal justice or law enforcement with the hope that once they enter the field, they will help make a positive impact in the fight against domestic violence.

Open to female, high school seniors who are graduating from a school in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh or Warrick counties. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and plan to pursue a post-secondary degree (2- or 4-year) in criminal justice or law enforcement.

Selection will be based on applicant’s dedication to pursuing a career in criminal justice or law enforcement as demonstrated in the application and required essay.

Additional information and the online application are available on the Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s website,

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Vanderburgh Community Foundation at 812.422.1245 or