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Northwest partners on Legacy Scholarship

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

Respecting others, engaging commitment, accepting reality, denying selfishness, and seeking improvement. These principles of The Northwest Way have been on full display during the 50th and final year of Northwest Elementary School. And now, thanks to a new scholarship created by the Northwest PTO through the Huntington County Community Foundation, the legacy of Northwest Elementary School and The Northwest Way will live on in the Huntington community forever.

“This was a collaborative idea and effort from the Northwest Elementary community to continue to honor and recognize students for their pursuit of higher educational attainment,” said Mark DuBois, Principal of Northwest Elementary School. “For 50 years, Northwest Elementary School has strived to achieve excellence through academic preparation, character development, and community engagement. Although our doors have closed at Northwest, our expedition continues on.”

Annually, the Foundation will administer and award the Northwest Elementary School Scholarship to Huntington County residents who are graduating high school seniors and attended Northwest Elementary School for a minimum of one school year. After the final class of Northwest alum graduate from high school in the year 2031, the scholarship will open up to all Huntington County residents who are graduating high school seniors.

Unique to this scholarship will be an essay question asking applicants how they have been able to model one or more of the characteristics of The Northwest Way during their life.  “As a former Explorer, I am honored the Foundation has been entrusted with carrying on Northwest’s legacy,” said Matt Ditzler, Associate Director at the Foundation. “It is exciting to know this scholarship will honor the impact Northwest has had on the children of our community indefinitely.”

Along with the Northwest Elementary School Scholarship, the Foundation manages 55 additional scholarship funds valued at a combined total of just over $3.3 million. In another record year, the Foundation awarded 92 local students with $125,000 in financial aid during 2018. For more news and information regarding this scholarship and other scholarships held at the Foundation, please visit and like the Foundation on Facebook at