School News – June 20

Scholarship available for local students

Local students who volunteer with a public safety organization may be eligible for a scholarship.

The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is now accepting applications for the Secure Indiana Scholarship Program.

Applicants must attend or will be attending an accredited Indiana college, have a 2.8 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and volunteer with a public safety organization such as a fire department, emergency management agency, law enforcement agency or emergency medical services.

The deadline to apply is July 15.

Interested students can contact the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Grants Management office at

A $2,000 scholarship is available for full time students and $1,000 is available for part-time students.

Local churches offer vacation Bible school

Nineveh Christian Church’s vacation Bible school is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 6 to 8 at the church, 1261 E. County Road, 775 S., Nineveh.

The event will include Bible lessons, crafts, games, music and snacks with an ocean theme.

The school is open to students age 2 to sixth grade.

Community Church of Greenwood’s vacation bible school will be 9:30 a.m. to noon June 21 to 23.

The theme is “Kidnation Summer Vacation.”

The church is at 1477 W. Main St.

Recent graduate wins scholarship

A recent Whiteland Community High School graduate has won a scholarship.

Kevin Sanders was awarded the IUPUI Chancellor’s Scholarship.

The IUPUI Chancellor’s Scholarship recognizes incoming freshmen for their outstanding academic performance in high school.

These scholars are selected based on an application, SAT/ACT scores, and GPA. Chancellor’s Scholars receive $8,000 annually for up to four years of study as well as a $2,500 stipend toward a study abroad experience.

Center Grove graduate wins Duke scholarship

A recent graduate of Center Grove High School has won a $5,000 scholarship from Duke Energy.

Gabrielle VanBuskirk, daughter of Patrick and Martha VanBuskirk, was one of 32 students to win the $5,000 scholarship.

Scholarships are merit-based with consideration given to academic record, community involvement and work experience. This year, 325 applications were received.