John M. Jordan Scholarship

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Requirements: B+ GPA+, faced adversity


The John M. Jordan Scholarship Fund was established by the family of John M. Jordan in 1997. The scholarship recognizes John M. Jordan, a 1949 graduate of New Castle High School. Despite suffering from polio as a child, John led a productive life that was dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, personal integrity, responsible citizenship, and effective service to his community.

The John M. Jordan Scholarship shall be awarded annually at the New Castle High School Spring awards ceremony. The recipient must have a proven academic record, a demonstrated sense of personal integrity, and a willingness to serve and/or to help others.


1. Graduating senior of the New Castle High School

2. GPA of at least a “B+” or equivalent.

3. Generally, the scholarship shall be awarded to high school graduating seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university. The committee may consider extraordinarily deserving candidates who plan further educational pursuits at institutions other than four-year schools. The proceeds of the scholarship, however, shall generally be applied to the costs of such education.

4. Candidates who have faced physical or other types of adversity shall be given extra consideration.

5. The recipient shall have demonstrated a desire to serve–whether it be to the community, to the school, or to individuals.

6. The recipient shall have shown a consistent level of personal integrity and high ethical standards.

7. While not a priority, financial need may be a consideration for this scholarship.


1. General Application

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

3. Financial Questionnaire

4. Transcript

5. College Acceptance Letter

6. Two Recommendation Forms  or letters (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.