WBEF helps award college scholarships each year to deserving Western Boone seniors planning to further their education. These scholarships come from families and groups or organizations that wish to promote higher education by recognizing and rewarding Western Boone students for their achievements.
Scholarship applications are generally only available during the early spring semester. Students can direct application questions to the WEBO Guidance Department.
ATEC Award: Apprenticeship
Open to seniors who are at least 17 years old and are pursuing a career in the electrical field. Applicants must meet the requirements set forth by the Indianapolis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Applicants must apply to the IEJATC and the apprenticeship will include enrollment in Ivy Tech. Applicants accepted will receive an award that pays for necessary tools to participate in the apprenticeship.
Beam Family Scholarship: $2,000 per year
Open to graduating seniors from Jackson Township. Financial need will be considered. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and submit an essay on the topic “What are my future goals and why I need financial assistance in meeting these goals?”
Bree Wilson Scholarship: TBD
Open to graduating seniors who will pursue a degree in nursing or medical sciences and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Priority is given to students with a declared major and community involvement.
Brian Euler Scholarship: $1,500
pen to graduating seniors who have participated in at least one varsity sport and plan on pursuing criminal justice or healthcare as a career. Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA or higher and must include a 1 page essay on future plans and goals after high school graduation.
Duane Swisher Swimmer Scholarship: $250
Open to seniors who have been a varsity-level swimmer. The winners must have good attendance according to the current varsity swim coach and display a strong work ethic, leadership skills, and a positive mental attitude. The application requires an essay be written discussing what a strong work ethic in the pool and the classroom means to the student. Scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female student.
Earl Hoock Scholarship: $5,600
Open to seniors who plan to further their education in science, mathematics, or engineering. Preference is given to applicants who plan to attend Purdue University. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and obtain two reference letters, one of which must be from a math or science teacher.
Edward Jones Scholarship: $1,000
Open to seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who plan on pursuing a career in business at a 2 or 4 year school. A statement describing the applicants career goals in the field of business and the need for financial assistance is required.
John Kelley Scholarship: $500
Open to seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are active in sports and the community. Financial need will be considered.
Kent Poole Athletic Scholarship: $250
Open to seniors who have participated in high school sports and have displayed leadership and a positive attitude. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, a reference letter from a current or former coach, and a list of sports participated in while in high school.
Lough Family Scholarship: $250
Open to seniors pursing a medical career.
Natalie Duke Memorial Scholarship: $250
Open to seniors who have been involved in art classes and/or participated in high school sports. Applicants must have displayed a positive attitude and consistently given their best efforts while encouraging others to do the same. Applicants must submit a list of art classes and/or sports participated in while in high school. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is expected. Two scholarships are available.
Ron Bush Scholarship: $2,000
Open to seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who were 4-H members in Boone County. Applicants must submit an essay on the topic "How has 4-H provided me direction toward my future?" Two reference letters (one from a teacher or employer) are required. Finalist interviews will be conducted.
Roscoe D. and J. Charlene Stewart Scholarship: $1,000
Open to seniors who attended Thorntown Elementary School. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and submit a reference letter from a current or former teacher.
Sandy Heffner Education Scholarship: $2,855
Open to seniors who plan on studying education and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to applicants who have been affected by cancer and who are active in church/social organizations. An essay must be uploaded on the topic “How will a degree in education help you change the life of a child? “ A recommendation letter from a teacher or non-family member are required.
Saxton-Schrier Alumni Scholarship: TBD
Open to seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to applicants who plan to attend selective out-of-state schools and/or study humanities or social sciences, but all are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be able to demonstrate ambition, positive contributions to school culture / the community, and/or commitment to public service. A personal statement outlining academic goals is required. Two reference letters are also required, one of which must be from an English teacher. Finalist interviews will be conducted.
Sydney Foster Scholarship: TBD
Open to seniors who plan on pursuing a career in nursing. Applicants should submit a statement describing their future goals in their nursing career. A recommendation letter from a teacher, coach, and/or community member should also be included.
WBEF General Scholarships: TBD
Open to seniors with a minimum 2.75 GPA who plan on attending a vocational, 2 year, or 4 year program after graduation. Students must complete a FAFSA and financial need will be considered. Students will submit a statement answer "How has Western Boone impacted your area of post-secondary study and what are your long-term goals?"