These scholarships have been established by individuals, families and educational
groups to support our area students. Qualifications and procedures vary according
to donor wishes. For application forms, click on the links below. Applications also
are available in each school’s guidance office.
Francis and Beulah Altman Scholarship
Francis and Beulah Altman were lifelong farmers in the Chalmers area, and
Beulah taught school for many years. The scholarship is awarded to a
graduating senior at Frontier High School pursuing a degree in Education;
preference is given to a student attending Indiana State University.
John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo Scholarship
Little is known of John Bartoo and Ida Bartoo, except that they farmed, most
likely in Benton County. Pursuant to the Bartoo Trust used to establish it,
the fundprovides a scholarship to a graduating Tri-County senior pursuing
post-secondary education in agriculture or agri-business.
Louis Blum Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Louis Blum (1951-2006), founder of Alloy Custom
Products in Delphi, this scholarship supports a student pursuing a degree in
mechanical engineering at Purdue University or a welding degree at Ivy Tech
Community College. It is available to students at Twin Lakes High School
and Delphi High School.
John and Kathie Connelly Scholarship
This scholarship, established in 2007, is awarded to a graduating senior from
Frontier High School who has earned a letter in sports during his/her senior
year, has a strong academic record, and who is in need of financial assistance
in order to attend college. John (1944-2009) taught and coached at Frontier
and Delphi High Schools after graduating from college, followed by a long
career on the Mercantile Exchange.
Mildred L. Cox Scholarship
Established through the Mildred L. Cox (1909-2003) Trust, scholarships from
this fund are awarded to Twin Lakes graduating seniors, or previous TL
graduates enrolled in a college or university, for whom financial assistance
is a necessity.
Gordon and Marilyn Denton Scholarship
Established by these long-time Chalmers-area farmers, this scholarship is
awarded to a Frontier graduating senior who is pursuing higher education or
training; applicants must demonstrate involvement in 4-H and/or interest in
music and the arts.
Encouraging Entrepreneurship Scholarship
Established in memory of Paul Koertge (1927-2011), this scholarship is awarded
to a graduating senior from a White County high school pursuing a college
degree in business or entrepreneurship. From a single cottage purchased in
1959, Paul and Yvonne Koertge built the well-known Riviera Resort in Monticello;
this scholarship is designed to encourage that legacy of adventure and
commitment to community.
Emil Gutwein & Robert Pentel Memorial Scholarship
Established by J. Bradley and Kaye Gutwein in honor of Brad’s entrepreneurial
and community-minded grandfathers, this fund provides annual scholarships for
college, one each to a graduating senior from North White and Twin Lakes High
Annie Horton Advised Scholarship
Annie Horton was a vivacious 17-year old North White student when she was
killed in a car accident in 2002. Her zest for life is carried on through this
advised fund from which grants can be made for a variety of charitable
purposes, including scholarships for high school freshman, sophomores and
juniors enrolling in summer programs, particularly those focused on academics
Bette K. Huffman Memorial Scholarship
Bette Kestle Huffman (1922-2010) started playing the piano at age 6 and shared
her love of music around the world as she followed her husband, Robert (Bob,
1922-2010), during his military career. This scholarship is awarded to a Twin
Lakes graduating senior who exhibits a love of music and commitment to continuing
that interest, not necessarily as a career but for personal growth and enjoyment.
James A. Huffman Memorial Scholarship
Established by his brother, Robert, this scholarship pays tribute to James Huffman
(1920-1942), an Air Force pilot killed in a World War II training mission. This
scholarship funds a Twin Lakes graduating senior interested in entering military service,
particularly one interested in becoming a pilot.
Valerie James “Don’t Quit” Memorial Scholarship
A fund established in memory of Valerie James (1979-1997), a vibrant and
compassionate young woman killed in a tragic car accident the summer before her
senior year at Tri-County High School. This scholarship is awarded to a Tri-County
High School graduating senior who has been active in 4-H (preferably a 10-year
member and Junior Leader) and exhibits a “don’t quit” attitude. The award is
presented annually at the White County 4-H Fair.
Adam Krintz Memorial Scholarship
Adam Krintz was a spirited member of the Twin Lakes Class of 2002; one month
after his graduation, leukemia claimed the life of this outgoing, well-liked student.
In his memory, his family annually awards a college scholarship to a graduating
senior at Twin Lakes High School.
James “Jim” Krintz Memorial Scholarship
With over 80 years of 4-H experience in the Krintz family, a scholarship honoring
Jim Krintz’s (1941-2012) devotion to family, youth, 4-H, and community was the
family’s choice to carry on his indomitable spirit. This annual scholarship, awarded
at the county fair, is available to a graduating senior with a strong 4-H history;
preference is given to 10-year members.
Landis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Twin Lakes graduating senior enrolling in post-
secondary education. Created by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Landis, owners of Landis
Plastics, Inc., it honors the memory of their sons, Henry J. Landis II and Edward Landis.
Monticello High School Class of 1961 Scholarship
At their 50th reunion, several members of the Monticello Class of ’61 decided that they
would create a scholarship in gratitude for the strong foundation provided for them by
the Monticello schools and community. The award is given to a graduating senior at
Twin Lakes who has a strong academic record, has been an active member of the
community, and who needs financial assistance in order to attend college.
Sandra L. Pitstick Memorial Scholarship
Sandi Pitstick (1949-2008) taught elementary school for 37 years, 34 of them in the
Tri-County school system. Established by her husband Rodney, this scholarship fund
benefits a Tri-County graduating senior pursuing a college degree in elementary education.
E. Jean Voorhis Memorial Scholarship
Though she never went to college, Jean (1929-1998) always aspired to be a teacher. She
loved working with children, her church, 4-H and home economics classes. When Jean
died, her family established this scholarship to help a Twin Lakes graduating
senior pursuing a college degree and career in home economics, teaching or music.
A. J. Wagner Memorial Scholarship
A. J. Wagner (1983-2006) loved sports and spending time with his friends.
His parents established this scholarship to assist a graduating Frontier or
North White senior who has been active in sports pursue post-secondary