Applications are now being accepted for two scholarships offered by Bartholomew County REMC that are administered by the Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.
The Alex Barkes Memorial Scholarship was established by Bartholomew County REMC in memory of REMC employee Alex Barkes. Alex, who was BCREMC’s network administrator, exhibited a strong work ethic and positive attitude, and was a joy to be around. Those who knew him will not forget his contagious enthusiasm for life.
The scholarship fund will award a total of $6,000 for the 2023–24 academic year.
Applicants must be residents of Bartholomew County or members of any Bartholomew County REMC household from Decatur, Jackson and Jennings counties.
The Bartholomew County REMC Scholarship is available for dependents of BCREMC members or dependents of a BCREMC employee.
The funds are available to graduating high school seniors, as well as adults who wish to return to school after spending time in the workforce. Students must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in pursuit of a technical certificate, associate degree or bachelor’s degree.
For both scholarships, students must have a high school or college GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 5.0 GPA on a 12.0 scale. Academics, community involvement and school activities will be considered.
Apply for these scholarship opportunities by completing the Combined Scholarship Application. All applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024.