Herbert and Hallie Axe

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Requirements: NC senior, 3.0 GPA, Financial need


Herb and Hallie Axe were a unique couple always having a love for their community and for others. Deeply involved in different service clubs in New Castle, Herb also showed his love for basketball by holding a season ticket for Trojan basketball games.  Hallie was an outstanding cook and known for her rhubarb pies.  They enjoyed traveling and visited the Holy lands several times.  Members of the First United Methodist Church, they were faithful in helping others and living out their faith.  One of the things they valued most was education.  Through their wills they established this scholarship fund to enable a graduating senior from New Castle High School to further their education.

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


1)     NCHS graduating senior

2)     3.0 GPA requirements

3)     Financial Need


  1. General Application
  2. Personal Data (may attach resume or additional page as needed)
  3. Financial Assistance Questionnaire
  4. Transcript
  5. College Acceptance Letter
  6. 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.