Taylor Community Schools

Scholarship Bulletin #4                                                     
Jan. 15, 2023

This bulletin is available in the Counseling Office, Misters Bennett & Richey, Taylor web page, & senior email. Updates can be found on the “Daily Announcements;” to subscribe to them, see Mrs. Helvie, Ext 190). Pick up applications in the CO. Entries marked with an * need to be returned to the CO for the Scholarship Committee or the sponsoring organization.

Peace Essay Scholarship—The three traditional peace churches—Friends, Mennonite, and Brethren are offering two or three $500 to $700 scholarships. Winners are determined from an essay entitled “Opportunities for Peacemaking in Our Lives.” Students are asked to look for peace within themselves, their families, schools, communities, country, or the world. Grades, SAT’s, activities, and need are NOT considered. A letter of recommendation is required. Taylor has a great track record with this one: Erin Rodriguez, Danielle Glick, Amy Truong, Ishan Gohil, Hannah Akers, Katie Pendergast, & Marie Owens. Essay is due Jan. 23.

The Howard Co. Sports Hall of Fame is offering a $500 scholarship to an outstanding Titan boy or girl. Criteria are C avg., citizenship, and need. Deadline is Feb. 28 to Mr. Leicht. Applications are in the Scholarship Box in the GO.

*Sellers applications are now available. Requirements are: Taylor diploma, citizenship, and “C” avg. Graduates back to ’69 are eligible to apply. Nearly 1,000 have been granted since 2006. This year’s amount will depend on the Trust’s value and the number of applicants. Our best estimate is $600. Applications are available in the Counseling Office and Supt’s Office, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They need to be returned to the CO by April 15.

Community Foundation of Howard County is offering over twenty local scholarships on one application THS seniors may apply for. This application is a “must” because you file only one application for nearly all the local scholarships.   Be sure to go into detail on the application, so that you will be considered for everything you have an interest in! The Foundation is the largest source of local scholarships! Last year’s recipients were: Alana Johnson, Adams Rotary; Karmin Banter, Carl Anderson; Alana Johnson and Chloe McKay, Lilly Runners Up; Alana & Owen Shimer, Tony Gabriel; Alana, June Brown Hill; Karmin, Sierra Fritsch, Hough; Michael Pemberton, AFL-CIO; Alana, Shuckstrong; Karmin, Thacker; Michael, Wideman.

Deadline is Jan. 31!. All college-bound seniors should apply. Some are based on character, some on athletics, some (not all) on need, etc. Don’t forget the financial aid form, transcript, and references. Go to howardclintoncarrollscholars.communityforce.com. For more info., call Ms.Blakenship @ 454-7298.

Purdue College of Technology (Kokomo) is again offering $500 to $5,000 in 20 scholarships for students with at least a “B” avg. Logan Wade ’08 received $1,500. Last year, several were difficult to fill. Students need a goal statement, transcript, and three recommendations. The main application covers the 11, and there are separate applications for GM and Project Lead the Way.   To apply, go to www..purdue.edu/kokomo, or call 455-9339. Deadline is Feb. 1.

Next Generation Teacher Scholarships of $7,500/year, renewable, will be given to 200 prospective teachers. Applicants must graduate in the top 20% or be in the top 20% of SAT scores. You must teach in Indiana for five years. This $30,000 grant is the largest teacher scholarship available! Apply on ScholarTrack.IN.gov by Jan. 31.

*The IHSAA is offering thirteen $2,500 Cato scholarships to students who have participated in one or more of the IHSAA-sanctioned sports. Taylor is allowed one nominee. Students must have a “B’ avg., good sportsmanship, and involvement n school and community. Also, they must be good role models to younger athletes. Interested students should submit a paragraph describing their involvement in Taylor sports, including awards, to the GO by Feb. 1.

New scholarship—The Wooldridge family is working on a new Taylor scholarship. It will recognize their parents, Jerry & Katybeth for their years of service to Taylor Township and Taylor Schools. (You may have noticed the Trustee’s office across from school has been renamed after Jerry.) I’ll have details later.

Howard Co. School Employees Credit Union is again giving a $500 scholarship, plus several grants of $250 to its members or their children in the four county school systems. You must be a child of a member or a member yourself. Criteria are academics, jobs, and school/community. Winners have been Shelby Brown ’13 (three times), Tyler Marler ’14, Mc Kenna Deckard ’15, Isabella Smith & Paige Welsh, ’16, Sistine Dishon ’18; Audia Anders & Mindy Peterson, ’21. Deadline is Feb. 10. (See me if you need an app. for someone in college.)

Hudson-Holland scholarships are available at IU-B for $6,000/year renewable. Primarily for ethnic students, the program requires a “B” avg, M & V SAT of 1,100, and activities. Need is not considered. Participants are automatically allowed to take small-size Honors classes. Erin Rodriguez, Missy Troyer, Amy Truong, Ashley Nguyen, Alandra Riley-Hobbs, Nick Nguyen, & Brooke Martin have received this. Apply online at www.indiana.edu/~hhsp/ and click “Prospective Students.” Apply for early admission or by Feb. 15.

The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution is offering a $500 state scholarship. Students must complete the application and contact Ms. Russell 631-2697 by Jan. 31.  

The national DAR offers a large number of scholarships. If any senior is interested, see Mr. Short or go online at www.dar.org. for the complete list or call the above. Deadline is Feb. 15 online PHP is giving scholarships for health-related fields. Go to www.phpni.com by Feb. 23.

Christian athletes are invited to contact www.playingwithpurpose.org by Feb. 1.

Section 529 College Savings Plans offer a great opportunity for families to accumulate college funds and receive tax benefits. Funds are deposited in an account where they grow tax free as long as they are spent for higher education. Indiana offers an additional bonus: Whatever funds are deposited earn a 20% Indiana tax credit. If a family deposits $1,000, they receive an Indiana tax refund of $200. For info., contact any financial advisor, go to www.collegechoiceadvisor529.com, or call Mr. Short.

Visits–IUK for a tour and a chance to meet students & observe classer 455-9217. Ivy Tech, 459-0561 (7252)

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Mission Statement

The Taylor School Community mission is to prepare and encourage our students for success in all life’s opportunities through the foundation of TITAN STYLE.

Vision Statement

Working together as the Taylor Learning Community, we will distinguish ourselves as a premiere educational site, ensuring a life of success and continued growth for all of our students.