PTEF Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to Pike seniors who excel in academic talents in the classroom or good citizenship in the community, and who plan to further their education.

Note: PTEF scholarships undergo periodic review and revision. We make every effort to keep this web site up to date with the latest scholarship information. For additional information about each PTEF scholarship including the number of each scholarship offered, amounts of each scholarship, deadlines, and criteria, please check with the CCRC or view the scholarship applications for the current year.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the PHS Honors Night in May of 2020.

Scholarships Offered

Clarence C. Wood Scholarship – $1000 Award

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. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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Scholarship Amount: $1,000 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university or technical school student attends

Criteria: This award will be presented to at least one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. You must be a senior at Pike High School pursuing Core 40 distinction or higher.
  2. You must plan to further your education at a college, university, or technical school, and meet the necessary entrance requirements of that institution.
  3. You must demonstrate involvement in community service in the Pike community by participating in a volunteer position over an extended period of time.
  4. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or turned in to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

IB Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one student in the IB Programme who best fits the IB Learner Profile. Scholarship Amount: $1000 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student chooses to attend.

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Criteria: This award is presented to one senior student from the IB Diploma Programme (DP) who best meets the following criteria.

    1. You must be a senior at Pike High School maintaining at least a 3.5 weighted GPA (attach transcript)
    2. You must be pursuing an Academic Honors diploma or higher.
    3. 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.
    4. You must have submitted 3 CAS experiences that demonstrate your participation and service to the IB CP and Pike High School.
    5. You must complete all sections of this application.
    6. You must include a copy of your transcript with the application.
    7. Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or turned in to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 10, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Hallmark of Excellence Scholarship – $1500 Award

This scholarship is for students who rank in the upper 10% of their graduating class and are pursuing a Core 40 diploma or higher. A short essay about a designated topic is required, along with details of your community/school involvement. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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Scholarship Amount: $1,500 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student attends.

Criteria: This award will be presented to at least one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. You must be a senior at Pike High School and rank in the top 10% of your graduating class (weighted).
  2. You must have been a Pike High School student for at least three years.
  3. 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.
  4. You must be an active member of the student body as demonstrated by your participation and service to Pike High School.
  5. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or turned in to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Maggie Harry Memorial Scholarship – $1000 Award

This scholarship honors a PHS student who lost her life to bipolar disease. Students applying for his scholarship should have made concentrated efforts to improve themselves and incorporate creativity into their lives. Applicants must be pursuing a Core 40 diploma or higher. The application includes a short essay response on a designated topic. A teacher reference is encouraged, but not required. Finalists may be interviewed by the scholarship committee. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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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 will be presented to one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. You must be a graduating senior, pursuing Core 40 distinction or higher. Please provide your transcript.
  2. 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.
  3. You are encouraged to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, but one is not required. Please follow instructions in application.
  4. If you are a finalist, you must be willing to be interviewed by the scholarship committee.
  5. You must demonstrate and/or describe your creativity (performing arts, writing, design, class project, etc).
  6. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Michael K. Guest Memorial Scholarship – $1000 Award

This scholarship was established in honor of an alumnus of Pike High School (1967). Michael dedicated his career to law and raised his children in Pike Township. He pursued excellence, valued his family above all, and expected them to be hardworking, honest, and demonstrate high character, just as he strived to do. Applicants must be pursuing a Core 40 diploma or higher and have at least a 3.5 GPA. They must also provide details of community/school activities and prepare a short essay expressing how they represent the qualities Michael valued. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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Scholarship Amount: $1,000 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student attends.

Criteria: This award will be presented to at least one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. You must be a senior at Pike High School pursuing Core 40 distinction or higher.
  2. You must have been a Pike High School student for grades 9-12.
  3. You must have a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
  4. 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.
  5. You must be an active participant in the community, demonstrated by your involvement in extracurricular activities, athletics, or service activities.
  6. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or turned in to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Michael Thibault Culinary Arts Scholarship – $500 Award

The Michael Thibault Culinary Arts Scholarship is established in the memory of Michael Thibault, a longtime Pike resident, and father of children who attend and/or have graduated from Pike Township schools. Mike was an alumnus of Wabash College. Later in life, he developed a passion for cooking and began his second career as a culinarian. He attended Harrison College’s Culinary Arts Program and earned an associate degree in applied science, graduating with highest distinction. He became an avid culinarian who loved to cook for his family and friends and frequently volunteered, serving meals to homeless families in Indianapolis. Through this scholarship, we hope to give a youth a head-start in achieving their academic and career goals in the culinary field, just as Michael strove to do in his life. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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Scholarship Amount:  $500 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or other direct costs at the college, university or technical school the student attends.

Criteria:  One award will be presented to the student who best meets the following criteria.

  1. You must be a senior at Pike High School graduating with ProStart Culinary Certification and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.
  2. You must attend a certified culinary program at a college, university, or technical school and must meet the necessary entrance requirements of that institution.
  3. You must be an active member of the student body as demonstrated by your participation and your service to Pike High School and Pike Career & STEM Center.
  4. You must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Please follow the instructions in the application.
  5. You must demonstrate excellent attendance.
  6. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application. You may complete this application online or download a copy at www.pike-ef.org/scholarships.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or to Mr. Coats in the Pike Career & STEM Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award. 

Nathaniel Jones Scholarship – $1,000 Award

This scholarship was created to honor the leadership legacy of Nathaniel Jones who served as Superintendent of MSD Pike Township for 13 years before retiring in December 2016. Because Mr. Jones had a passion for education, applicants for this scholarship should be planning to pursue a degree in education. Applicants must be pursuing a Core 40 diploma or higher and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. They must also provide details of community/school activities and prepare a short essay about how your Pike education has fostered the desire to be an educator and about a specific educator who impacted your life. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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Scholarship Amount:  $1,000 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student attends.

Criteria: This award will be presented to at least one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. You must be a senior at Pike High School pursuing Core 40 distinction or higher.
  2. You must have been a Pike High School student for grades 9-12.
  3. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  4. You must be planning to pursue a degree in education and must plan to further your education at a college, university, or technical school, and you must meet the necessary entrance requirements of that institution.
  5. You must be an active participant of the community, demonstrated by your involvement in extracurricular activities, athletics, or service activities.
  6. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application. Apply online or download this application at www.tinyurl.com/PTEFJones

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship – $1000 Award

Renewable for 4 years (for maximum of $4000 total).

This scholarship is awarded to a student who was overcome a major obstacle or hardship while pursuing their education and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA. A short essay describing how you overcame an obstacle is required, along with details of your community/school involvement. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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Scholarship Amount: $1,000 award renewable for 4 years (for maximum of $4,000 total), provided the student maintains a 2.8 cumulative GPA while pursuing their degree. Student will be required to submit their transcript annually. Must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student attends.

Criteria: This award will be presented to one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. You must be a senior at Pike High School who has overcome a major obstacle or hardship while pursuing your education and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.
  2. You must be pursuing a Core 40 distinction or higher.
  3. You must be making plans to further your education at a college, university, or technical school, and you must meet the necessary entrance requirements of that institution.
  4. You must complete all sections of the application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Pathway to the Future Scholarship

The Pike Township Educational Foundation awards up to 8 scholarships to students. Scholarship winners are selected by a committee composed of PHS staff. Applicants must be pursuing a Core 40 distinction or higher.

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Scholarship Amount: $1,000 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student attends.

Criteria:  Up to eight (8) awards will be presented to the student(s) who best meet the following criteria.

  1. You must be a senior at Pike High School maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA
  2. You must plan to further your education at a college, university, or technical school and must meet the necessary entrance requirements of that institution.
  3. You must be an active member of the student body as demonstrated by your participation and your service to Pike High School.
  4. You are encouraged to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, but one is not required. Please follow instructions in application.
  5. You must attend school regularly.
  6. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application. You may complete this application online or download a copy at www.pike-ef.org/scholarships

Application Deadline: All application materials must be turned in to Ms. Sims in the Guidance Office no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Plan to Succeed Scholarship – $1000 Award

This scholarship was created by a PHS Alumni and local business owner. Applicants must be a first-generation college student (the first member of your immediate family to attend college). They must be pursuing Core 40 diploma or higher and have a GPA of between 2.7 and 3.5. This application includes several questions that require an extended response. Applicants must also provide details of your community/school/work activities. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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Scholarship Amount:  $1,000 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student attends.

Criteria:  This award will be presented to at least one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

    1. You must be a first-generation college student (the first member of your immediate family to attend college).
    2. You must have a grade point average between 2.7-3.5.
    3. You must have been a Pike High School student for at least three years.
    4. You must plan to further your education at a college, university, or technical school, and you must meet the entrance requirements of that institution.
    5. You must be an active member of the student body as demonstrated by your participation in extracurricular activities and/or you must be employed full-time or part-time in a paying job.
    6. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Pike High School Alumni Association Scholarships

The Pike Township Educational Foundation also administers several scholarships under the auspices of the Pike High School Alumni Association. These scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of Pike High School alumni.

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Scholarship Amount: $1,000 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student attends.

Criteria:  This award will be presented to one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. Must be a graduating senior at Pike High School, pursuing Core 40 distinction or higher.
  2. You must plan to further your education at a college, university, or technical school and meet the necessary entrance requirements of that institution.
  3. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or turned in to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Reaching for Success Scholarship – $1000 Award

Renewable for 4 years (for maximum of $4000 total).

This scholarship is for students who pursue excellence but are not in the top 10% of their class. Applicants must be pursuing a Core 40 diploma or higher and have at least a 3.0 GPA. A short essay answering specific questions is required, along with details of your community/school involvement. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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Scholarship Amount: $1,000 award renewable for 4 years (for maximum of $4,000 total), provided the student maintains a 2.8 cumulative GPA while pursuing their degree. Student will be required to submit their transcript annually. Must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student attends.

Criteria:  This award will be presented to one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. You must be a senior at Pike High School who has at least a 3.0 GPA.
  2. You must be pursuing Core 40 distinction or higher.
  3. Students in the top 10% of their class (weighted) will not be considered for this scholarship.
  4. 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.
  5. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 Award

This scholarship is for a student who plans to pursue a two-year or four-year degree in structural engineering, architecture, building trades, drafting, business, finance, accounting, or another field related to building trades. Applicants must attend a college or university in Indiana. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. A short essay answering specific questions is required, along with details of your community/school involvement. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

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Scholarship Amount: $1,000 award; must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university or technical school student attends.

Criteria:  This award will be presented to one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. Must be a graduating senior at Pike High School with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and display commitment to school and community.
  2. Must plan to complete a two-year or four-year program at an accredited college or university in the state of Indiana and must meet the necessary entrance requirements of that institution.
  3. Must be planning to pursue a two-year or four-year degree in a field related to the practical or business side of homebuilding. These include: structural engineering, architecture, building trades, drafting, business, finance, accounting, or another field related to building trades.
  4. Must demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  5. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

The Shukla Family Scholarship – $2,500 Award

Renewable for 4 years (for maximum of $10,000 total).

This scholarship was created by the Shukla family to support a deserving Pike senior in their pursuit of a college degree. Instead of being only a one-year scholarship, they wanted to support the student for four years to make a bigger impact in their life. Dr. and Mrs. Shukla, along with their three children, who are Pike graduates, know that Pike students have incredible potential but that college can be unattainable for some due to monetary constraints, and they want to help a deserving student who might not get help through other means.

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Scholarship Amount: $2,500 award renewable for 4 years (for maximum of $10,000 total), provided the student maintains a 2.8 cumulative GPA while pursuing their degree. Student will be required to submit their transcript annually. Must be used for payment of tuition/fees or on-campus housing at the university student attends.

Criteria:  This award will be presented to one senior student who best meets the following criteria:

  1. You must be a senior at Pike High School who has between a 2.5 and 3.5 un-weighted GPA (attach transcript).
  2. You cannot be part of the 21st Century Scholar Program.
  3. You must be pursuing Core 40 distinction or higher.
  4. You must plan to further your education at a public college, university, or technical school in the state of Indiana* and must meet the necessary entrance requirements of that institution. *also eligible if attending an out-of-state college or university with reciprocal tuition agreement; please provide documentation
  5. You must complete all sections of the attached application and include the separate documents referenced in the application.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted online or to the PHS College & Career Resource Center no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this award.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines – March 13, 2020 (IB scholarship is due April 10, 2020).