CCCF announces three new scholarships for 2016

Last Updated on August 29, 2015 by cassnetwork

Cass County seniors will have three more opportunities for scholarships in 2016 through the Community Foundation. The new scholarships to be awarded the first time in 2016 are the “Linda Fennimore Terrel Scholarship for the Performing Arts”, the “FOREVER85 Scholarship Fund”, and the “Daryl Deitrich Scholarship Fund”.

The Terrel Scholarship for the Performing Arts was established by Linda’s family after her passing last November to support Cass County students who plan to major in the performance arts in college. During her lifetime Terrel was a tireless advocate for the arts and active in Logansport Civic Theater, co-founder of the Cass County Arts Alliance, and a board member and volunteer for Footlite Musicals and Epworth Forest Choir School.

The Forever85 Scholarship was established by the Logansport High School Class of 1985 in memory of deceased classmates. The scholarship, funded by the class at a recent reunion, will be awarded to a Logansport High School senior who plans to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Applicants will be required to write a short essay and explain how they might give back to their alma mater and community in the future.

The Daryl Deitrich family has established a fund in memory of Daryl and eligible students will be graduating from Caston, Lewis Cass, Logansport or Pioneer High Schools. To honor Daryl’s life and career in agriculture and livestock, the recipient must be pursuing a degree in agriculture or an ag-related field at a two-year or four-year institution and have experience or a background in agriculture.

Each scholarship has other criteria established by donor and the amount of the awards will vary. Students will receive application information about these and other scholarships held at CCCF during November 2015. Applications are typically due at the CCCF office in late February.

In 2015, CCCF awarded 110 scholarships totaling over $272,000. For more information on these scholarships or how to establish your own scholarship, please call the Cass County Community Foundation at 574-722-2200.