Scholarships for NCHS

Dean F. Hahn Family Scholarship

Description: The Dean F. Hahn Family Scholarship was created to enable current or prospective Ivy Tech students, who reside in Henry or Delaware County. The student must enroll in either the New Castle or Muncie campuses of Ivy Tech Community College.  Criteria:  1. Must be a current or prospective Ivy Tech student 2. Reside in […]

Derek F. Clark New Castle Scholarship

Requirements: 3.0+ GPA, Extra-curricular activities Description: 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, […]

Detective Sergeant Jim & Libby Mastin Scholarship

Requirements: NCHS, 2 or 4 year degree, Major in forensics, criminology, or criminal justice Description: This scholarship has been made available to graduating seniors from New Castle High School to pursue a 2 or 4 year degree in forensics, criminology, or criminal justice. CRITERIA: 1. Graduating senior at New Castle High School 2. Pursing a […]

Donald L. & Almereen Lay Tower Scholarship

Requirements: graduating senior from New Castle High School; exhibit financial need; pursue certification or 2 or 4 year degree; preference given to education majors. Description: This memorial scholarship was established by the children of Donald and Almereen Lay Tower in 2019. Required Attachments: 1. Most recent school transcript 2. College acceptance letter 3. Two letters […]

Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger Scholarship Fund

Requirements: 2.75 GPA or higher, music major, financial need Description:              Dorothy Pfenninger is known as an expert at making music after seventy-five years of “tickling the ivories”.  She was well known as a church organist at the First Christian Church and the First United Methodist Church, as well as playing for weddings, funerals, and other […]

Dr. Donald Vivian / Henry County Medical Society Scholarship

Requirements: Medical related major, personal physician member of HC Medical Society, Graduating Senior Description: The Henry County Medical Society created this scholarship in memory of Dr. Donald Vivian, a well-known physician in the Henry County community. This scholarship is to benefit residents of Henry County to enroll in a medically related program of study working toward […]

Dr. Guido Wilhelm Medical Scholarship

Requirements: Medical Field Description: The Dr. Guido P. Wilhelm Scholarship was established in 1994 to honor Henry County’s first obstetrician/gynecologist. He served as school physician from 1972-1993. Dr. Wilhelm was known as a generous, benevolent, compassionate and creative person, who lived a very rewarding and full life. The recipient of this scholarship will be a student […]

Dr. Larry Horney Scholarship

Requirements: Education, journalism or communication; 3.0+ Description: The Dr. Larry Horney Scholarship Fund was officially established in 1994 in memory of Dr. Larry J. Horney, a former faculty member of New Castle High School and Ball State University. The award is a one-year scholarship to a graduating senior from New Castle High School with an accumulative […]

Dr. Mark & Jan Smith Scholarship

Requirements: Medical or Education Major Description: The Dr. Mark and Jan Smith Scholarship honors the Smiths who served in numerous capacities within the community. He was a surgeon for 31 years and NCHS Board member for 21 years. She was the Bible Study Fellowship teaching leader and served on the New Castle-Henry County Public Library Board. […]

E. Wayne Swayzee Scholarship

Requirements: Indiana college Description: The E. Wayne Swayzee Family Fund was established in 1998 in memory of Wayne Swayzee a long-time resident of New Castle and a community leader. The award is a one-year scholarship to a graduating senior from New Castle High school enrolled at a four year accredited college or university in the State […]