Clifford Joe and Violet M. Crane Memorial Scholarship

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Requirements: 2.7 GPA or higher, 4-year degree


The Clifford Joe and Violet M. Crane Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 by their children for instilling in each of them the value of hard work and the importance of a post-secondary education.  Their father, a WW II USMC veteran owned and operated a successful interior/exterior decorating business, drove a school bus for New Castle Community School Corporation for over 30 years, and was involved in county government.  Their mother worked for several years with the Henry County Family and Social Services prior to her retirement.  Both parents, as well as all of their children, graduated from New Castle High School.

“We established the fund so that we could share our appreciation for what our parents did for us during their lives so that their legacy may live on and benefit others.  We wanted the fund to be unique and available to someone with a B- average.”

To be used for tuition, room and board, and educational expenses.


  1. Graduating senior of New Castle High School
  2. GPA of 2.7 or higher
  3. Four-year institution


  1. General Application
  2. Personal Data (may attach resume or additional page as needed)
  3. Transcript
  4. College Acceptance Letter
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation (from High School Principal, High School Guidance Counselor, Teacher, Minister, Employer, etc.)


1. Application is incomplete (missing any of the above attachments)

2. Application is not submitted by the due date: February 3, 2020, 5pm


 Scholarship Award Range- $

If student does NOT attend a university or college, all money awarded shall be reimbursed to the scholarship fund.

Payments will be paid in one installment at the beginning of the fall semester after the student has turned in a thank you note to the Foundation Office.

IMPORTANT:  The Henry County Community Foundation will not send checks to the college choice until a thank you has been received at the foundation, addressed to the individual provided on the award letter.  The foundation will mail the thank you note/card to the appropriate individual.