Richmond High School Scholarships


The Foundation offers the following scholarships specific to Richmond High School students.  Selection is made by the RHS Scholarship Selection Committee.  Please see your guidance counselor for more information and to apply.

Jonathan Alan  4 year renewable award; new award every 3 years; next award 2022
Awarded to a RHS graduate entering a medical profession who demonstrates financial need.

American Association of University Women   3 awards of $5,000 each
One to a RHS graduate enrolling in a degree-granting institution with an undergraduate major in English.  Another to a RHS graduate enrolling in a degree-granting institution with an undergraduate major in foreign language.  The third to a RHS graduate enrolling in a degree-granting institution in home economics or related fields i.e. interior design, hospitality/hotel-motel management, family living, domestic science, child development, nutrition, fashion design.

Clarence Brown  $1,450
RHS graduate with preference given to student needing financial aid.

Ralph Burkhardt  $300
RHS graduate who has been a member of orchestra and plans to study music at the college level though not necessarily as a major.  Preference will be given to a student who was a string player in the orchestra and to the candidate who has been a member of the orchestra for the greatest number of semesters.

Betty J. Cecere Memorial  $3,000
RHS graduating female senior planning to attend an accredited post-secondary school who demonstrates financial need.

Alex Christ Memorial  $500
RHS graduating senior.

Ed Clemmer Memorial Scholarship    $250
RHS graduating senior.

Helen Coble Business Education  $450
Female graduating seniors from Richmond High School who intend on pursuing a course of study in business administration, and especially those who indicate an interest in owning or operating their own business.

William J. Cramer Trust    4 yr renewable award; total award $17,000
RHS graduates for studying technical fields or teaching.

Justin B. Cross Memorial   4 yr renewable award; total award $3,700
RHS graduating senior who is enrolled in a degree program at an accredited post-secondary institution.  Demonstrates good citizenship and service to the school or community.  Adversity and financial need may also be considered.

M. Glenn Cross Memorial  $550
RHS graduate not a candidate for any other scholarship attending a state school.

Jeffrey Duncan   4 yr renewable award; new award every 3 yrs;
up to $1,500/year pending Pell Grant eligibility; otherwise $500/year
RHS graduate entering an engineering field who demonstrates financial need.

Francis & Earla Gregg  $575
RHS graduating senior majoring in Art.

Robert E. & Margaret M. Herbst  $600
RHS graduating senior pursuing further education and demonstrating an interest in voluntary civic service.

Mary Hatfield Jenkins    multiple awards possible; total available  $48,730
RHS graduating seniors recognized for academic excellence and demonstrates financial need.

James Joseph    4 yr renewable award; new award every 3 yrs; next award 2021
RHS graduate entering a human service field who demonstrates financial need.

Nancy Keelor Kelly Memorial  $5,000
RHS graduating senior planning to attend a four-year accredited college in the state of Indiana who demonstrates financial need.

Kirk-Little Post 1108, VFW #1    3 awards of $1,000 each
RHS graduating senior in recognition of academic excellence with preference given to lineal descendent of a veteran.

Johnathan A. Lahmann Memorial  $1,000
RHS graduating senior who is pursing formal technical training at an accredited institution.

Christina Maria Danielle Leitner Memorial  $550
RHS graduate enrolled in the Medical Assistant Program at Ivy Tech in Richmond.

Kimberly Long Trust  $500
RHS graduate enrolling in a 4-year degree granting institution.

Kevin Scott MacDowell Memorial    2 awards of $2,000 each
Awarded to one male and one female graduating from RHS who best exemplify the traits of friendliness and caring for which Kevin was known.

Jerry & Randa Mendenhall  $3,000
RHS graduate enrolling in an accredited college or university and who demonstrates financial need.

Margaret Roushar Menning Memorial  $1,000
RHS graduate intending to attend a liberal arts institution (life sciences, literature,history, humanities, art, music).

Antonio “Tony” Mitrione Memorial  $450
RHS graduate who is academically and morally qualified and enrolled in a degree-granting institution.

Mary K. Paust Memorial  $900
Awarded to a RHS female graduate enrolling in a business course.

Henriette Pierson Scholarship Fund  $4,300
RHS graduate who plans to pursue an education leading to a teaching career.

Jack Reed Memorial  $2,000 and Youth of the Year $1,000
RHS graduate who has been an outstanding member of the Boys & Girls Club and plans to continue their education.

Ruth Hamilton Robbins Memorial   2 awards of $550 each
RHS graduate who is a lineal descendent of a U.S. veteran studying business or nursing.

Rodefeld Family Memorial   2 awards male/female   $525 each
RHS graduating seniors, participant on high school swim team, earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Rosa Family   3 awards of $2,500 each
RHS graduating senior in recognition of academic excellence planning to attend I.U. East and IVY Tech.

Helen Seaney Scholarship Fund   2 awards of $2,500/year, renewable for 4 years
RHS graduating senior who plans to study liberal arts and sciences, and especially library science, information science, computer science and engineering, linguistics, and other disciplines (such as history) related to the collection, organization, storage, retrieval, interpretation, and use of information.

Shepherd Family Memorial    $500
RHS graduating female student who played basketball during her senior year and who is pursuing an education after high school.  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Elizabeth Smelser   4 yr renewable award; awarded every 4 years; next award 2023
RHS graduate who will attend Earlham moral character, aptitude, financial need will be considered preference will be given to those who pursue courses in Foreign Languages.  Scholarship may be used toward tuition and books.

Richard F. Smith  $300
RHS graduate studying graphic arts.

Anne Elizabeth Sperling Memorial  $1,100
RHS graduate enrolling in RN course.

Stephen C. Varnell Memorial  $5,000
RHS graduating senior who has been a member of RHS band for at least two years. He or she must also intend to major in instrumental music at an accredited college or university.  Award based on merit without consideration of financial need.

Janet Wortman Scholarship   $1,000
RHS graduating senior in the upper third of their class enrolled at RHS for at least three full years and plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College Richmond or Indiana University East on a full-time basis.

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