Scholarship available to benefit dedicated educators

Scholarship available to benefit dedicated educators
April 16, 2020 / 5 mins read

Day in and day out, teachers are passionate, creative and caring. They support their students and help them learn, regardless of what is happening in the students' lives or in the world.

Currently, teachers are rising to the challenge of e-learning and working diligently to still teach students remotely and creatively. We applaud teachers for continuing to prepare students for success in their future during these trying times.

The Robert H. Weber Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is designed to help teachers seeking to become more effective educators and students who are studying for a career in education. The 2020 scholarship application is available at on the Scholarships page in the Our Work tab.

The fund's exclusive purpose is to provide scholarship support to students in educational studies who have successfully completed at least 24 hours of college credit with an accumulated GPA of at least 2.5.

Applicants must have been residents of Harrison County at the time of their high school graduation, and preference will be given to students focusing in math, science or elementary education who are currently teaching in Harrison County schools. Scholarships can be applied toward bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree studies. Applications must be submitted online by Monday, June 15 at 4 p.m. to be considered.

As a veteran, farmer and educator, Robert H. Weber understood how much teachers benefit their students. After he passed away in 2012, his family established the Robert H. Weber Memorial Scholarship Fund at HCCF.

For more information about the Robert H. Weber Memorial Scholarship, contact Heather Stafford, Director of Programs, at 812-738-6668 or heathers@hccfindiana.