The Clarence C. Wood Scholarship is established in honor of Clarence C. Wood, a 1943 graduate of Pike High School. Clarence graduated from Indiana University in 1950 after serving three years in the U.S. Navy. He spent most of his career in banking, being the first African-American banking center manager for American Fletcher National Bank (AFNB, now Chase Bank). Clarence was dedicated to his family and to Pike Township, living and serving in Pike for more than 80 years. He served in many capacities including MSD Pike Township School Board, treasurer and president; Pike Alumni Association; Pike Historical Society; Pike Lions Club, treasurer and president. His Christian life was one of high character and moral values and of community service. Applicants for this scholarship should be prepared to express how they value community service, volunteering, and giving back to the Pike community.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student chooses to attend.
Criteria: This award is presented to one senior student who best meets the following criteria:
- You must be senior at Pike High School pursuing a Core 40 distinction or higher.
- You must plan to further your education at a college, university, or technical school, and you must meet the necessary entrance requirements of that institution.
- You must demonstrate involvement in community service in the Pike community by participating in a volunteer position over an extended period of time.
- You must complete all sections of the application and include the separate documents referenced int he application.
Scholarship applications are due at 3:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.