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Dwight & Virginia Deen Schoeff Scholarship

Please include the additional Dwight & Virginia Deen Schoeff Scholarship supplemental information with the scholarship application. Applications and supplemental information are due February 1, 2019.

Scholarship Requirements

The Dwight & Virginia Deen Schoeff Scholarship was established in 2006 by the Last Will and Testament of Virginia Schoeff.  Each Delaware County school may only nominate one student.  Those students who attend the Indiana Academy must have lived in Delaware County and been eligible to attend a Delaware County school prior to admittance to the Academy.  First preference is given to students pursuing a career in music education; however, students pursuing a teaching career or any other career shall be considered.  The scholarship is intended to fund an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university within the United States.  No student shall receive the scholarship for more than four academic years and must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 and full-time enrollment status to remain eligible.  This award is automatically renewable and the amount of the award will fluctuate from year to year.

Supplemental Information

  1. High School Transcripts that include SAT and/or ACT scores.
  2. Letter of Recommendation from an instructor.

Application and supplemental information due by February 1, 2019.  Before clicking apply make sure you have all the required supplemental information ready.  You cannot save your application and come back to it later.


NOTE: If you do not receive a thank you page after submitting your application please resubmit or contact llewis@firstmerchants.com for assistance.

For additional information, please feel free to contact:

Lauren Lewis
First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors
P.O. Box 1467
Muncie, IN 47308-1467
(765) 747-1362


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