Derek F. Clark Blue River Scholarship

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Requirements: 3.0+ GPA, Extra-curricular activities


This scholarship was established in the fall of 1989 in memory of Derek F. Clark, who died at age 14 following a nine-year battle with leukemia, and was an inspiration to the entire community. Throughout his life he continued to excel—as a student, as an athlete, as a student leader, and as an active church member. The winner of this scholarship must exemplify those four areas: scholastic achievement, athletic achievement, community involvement, and extra-curricular activities in high school.

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


Graduating senior(s) from Blue River Valley High School

Accumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Enrolled in an accredited college or university on a four-year program.

Participation in Athletic events for all four years of High School

Community involvement

Extra-curricular activities in High School


1. General Application

2. Personal Data (may attach resume or additional page as needed)

3. Lists of:

a. Community activities and involvement

b. Athletic activities including years of involvement

c. Extra-curricular activities in High School

4. Transcript

5. College Acceptance Letter

6. Two Recommendation Forms (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


Financial need is not a priority.

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.