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Huntington County HELP to offer scholarships

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016

Huntington County HELP will be offering three different scholarships this year. The three scholarships are all for $1,500 to include the Jane Nes Memorial Scholarship, John Decker Memorial Scholarship, and to those majoring in a field of study to promote services to individuals with disabilities.

The Jane Nes Memorial Scholarship is in the amount of up to $1,500 will be awarded to a Huntington County resident who is pursuing a degree in nursing. Applicants must be enrolled as a full or part-time student in an accredited institution of higher education with an accredited nursing program.

The John Decker Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a qualified applicant who is a resident of Huntington County, is a graduating senior in high school, or enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, and who meets one of the following criteria: applicant has had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during their years in school. Applicant is a client of Vocational Rehabilitation Services or the applicant has documentation from their physician verifying the presence of a disability.

Huntington County HELP is offering a minimum of five scholarships in the amount of up to $1,500 each to students who are majoring in fields of study that promote service to individuals with disabilities. Among those fields of study considered are speech and hearing, special education, physical and occupational therapy, nursing, medicine, counseling and social work and other areas of study in the medical and mental health areas.

Students must be residents of Huntington County and must have completed their freshman year of college to be eligible for this scholarship. Current freshman may apply, but will need to provide proof of completion of required credits to attain sophomore status, prior to receipt of the scholarship. Students must be able to demonstrate a commitment and desire to work with individuals with disabilities.

All applications must be submitted online by going to the Huntington County HELP website at www.huntingtoncountyhelp.com. Supporting documentation may be sent online attached to application. Applications will be accepted through March11, 2016. We will not accept mailed applications this year. For additional information, contact Pam Falcone at (260) 433-0320.