Sunday, August 1st, 2021

HELP accepting application through March 20

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020

HELP will award a minimum of five scholarships of up to $1,500 each to students who are working toward degrees in special health care fields. Specific areas of training that will qualify for awards include: speech and hearing, special education, physical and occupational therapy, nursing, pediatric, orthopedic and other medical and/or mental health specialties.

Recipients, at the time scholarships are awarded, must be a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student; must be enrolled as a full-time student and must be a resident of Huntington County.

In addition, HELP will award one scholarship in the amount of up to $1,500 in memory of longtime board member and caseworker, Jane Nes. The Jane Nes Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Huntington County resident who is studying to become a registered nurse.

HELP will also award one scholarship of up to $1,500 in memory of board member John Decker. The John Decker Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Huntington County resident who is a high school senior or student enrolled in post high school studies and has a qualifying disability that meets one of the following criteria: the applicant has had an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) during their years in school; the applicant has been a client of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) or the applicant has a physician’s letter verifying the presence of a disability. Additional scholarships may be awarded to students with disabilities at the discretion of the scholarship committee and the board of directors.

The mission of Huntington County HELP is to serve residents of Huntington County by providing services, assistance, equipment and financial aid to disabled individuals, students pursuing careers in helping fields and programs to detect and rehabilitate disabilities in children.

To access applications for each of these scholarships, please visit the Huntington County HELP website at