Apply now for Tri Kappa scholarships

The state organization of Tri Kappa will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring.  Each state scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914 acknowledging students on the local, province and state levels. Chapters provinces and the state organization combined currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

Scholarship Chairwoman Faryl Armstrong of the Delta Chi Chapter in Jasper is currently seeking applicants.

Twelve $1,000 Academic Scholarships will be awarded and additional At-Large scholarships could be awarded dependent upon the funds available. Students must be currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate program, having completed at least one academic year. Criteria used by the Tri Kappa selection committee are academic achievement, strong goals, extracurricular activities, work experience and volunteer service.

Two $1,000 Key Scholarships are available to students throughout the state. These are directed to those students who have no previous degree beyond high school and have had a lapse in their education for at least 5 years. Any student enrolled in an accredited school offering an associate or baccalaureate degree, who has completed at least one semester, may apply. Criteria used by the Tri Kappa selection committee are strong goals, work experience and volunteer service since high school.

Two $1,000 Fine Arts Scholarships will be awarded statewide to students majoring in art, dance, drama or music. To apply, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or graduate degree program, having completed at least one academic year.

The $1,000 Twanette Nutter Fleming Music Award stipulates that the applicant must be enrolled in fully accredited course of study leading to a degree to teach music in a private, public or parochial school, having completed at least one academic year.

Students wishing to apply for any of the above scholarships are encouraged to contact Faryl Armstrong at 812-631-7790 or Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 15.  The Tri Kappa State Committee will meet in early spring to select the recipients.

Province One of Tri Kappa Sorority is offering a scholarship to a graduating senior. To be eligible for the Erma Ribeyre Greathouse General Scholarship, a student must be in the top 15 percent of the class, plan to enter college or a vocation school, be of good character and have some degree of financial need. Applications may be obtained from the guidance office at Jasper High School and must be postmarked by Jan. 25.

In addition to these scholarships, the Jasper Delta Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa also provides four $1,000 local scholarships to graduating seniors. To be eligible, a student must have a strong academic record, show good potential as a student, have some degree of financial need and plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year college program. The JHS guidance office has information for these scholarships. The application deadline for these scholarships is April 1.

All applications must be sent to Faryl Armstrong, 527 W. 36th St., Jasper IN 47546.

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