School News – November 2

Lilly scholarship applications available

Online applications are available for the 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by the Heritage Fund — The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County and the Independent Colleges of Indiana.

Lilly scholarships provide full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis that lead to a baccalaureate degree at any accredited Indiana public or private college or university.

Two Lilly scholarships will be awarded to Bartholomew County students in 2016.

Applicants must live in Bartholomew County, plan to graduate from an accredited public or private high school between the start of the 2015-16 school year and the end of June 2016, and have at least a 9.0 GPA on a 12-point scale or a 3.33 GPA on a 4.0-scale.

School involvement, community service, good character, leadership skills and financial need must be demonstrated. Finalists must be available for personal interviews with a selection committee.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 4.

To apply, visit

Veteran speaks to Hope FFA members

HOPE — Hope’s FFA chapter had a special twist to its monthly meeting Oct. 21.

Members of the chapter were able to contact some chapter officers from 55 years ago.

About 45 FFA members attended to hear the officers talk about their experiences and the benefits of FFA.

The main speaker was Don Barriger. He is a Hauser graduate and joined FFA in 1965. He received his chapter degree in 1966 and his state degree in 1968. He accomplished a lot within the chapter, but he was even more successful in the Army serving in Korea.

While he was in Korea, officials there learned about his background in agriculture. That led to his work to form the Future Farmers of Korea.

The organization decided to have a library, and the Hope FFA chapter provided it with books.

Nominations sought for 2016 teacher award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher Award.

Nominations can be made by anyone for any elementary or secondary teacher working full-time at public, private or parochial schools in Bartholomew County. Instructions are available at the IUPUC Center for teaching and Learning, the BCSC Administrative Offices and in the offices of Bartholomew County schools.

Any individual or group may nominate a classroom teacher to receive this award. Nominations should include biographical information, reasons for nomination, letters of recommendation and support materials.

The nomination deadline is at 4 p.m. Jan. 11. The award will be presented at the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Annual meeting.

Columbus Police Dept. offers driving class

Columbus Police Department will host a Teen Driving Class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14. The class costs $25, and students must have a valid learner’s permit to participate.

The class is restricted to 16 students. Lunch and transportation to the track where the class is held is provided.

Registration forms can be found at the Columbus Police Department’s front desk or online at

Forms and payment should be dropped off at the front desk.

Information: 812-376-2628