New scholarships available for Greater Lafayette residents

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Two new scholarships are available to people who live, work, or attend school in Tippecanoe County through The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

The Max and Elsie Goken Endowment Fund Scholarship was created in 2006 as part of a bequest from the estate of Elsie Goken. Proceeds will help fund college scholarships for those who wish to continue their education or return to school to better provide form themselves and their families. Applicants must: have graduated from an accredited Indiana high school by the end of June 2008 or have a GED; be a resident of Tippecanoe County or attending high school in Tippecanoe County; be enrolled or plan to be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university. Preference is given to those attending smaller Christian colleges or universities. Four scholarships of $5,000 each are available in 2008.

The Robert and Dorothy Hughes Community Fund Scholarship was created in 2007 by Joan Anne Hughes. Proceeds from the Hughes Fund will help fund college scholarships to earn a baccalaureate degree in Nursing for those with financial need who live or work in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. One scholarship of $1,000 is available in 2008.

The application deadline is noon on Monday, April 7, 2008. Additional information and application materials are available on our website,, or by contacting The Community Foundation at or (765) 742-9078.

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, established in 1970, serves the Tippecanoe County area. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life in the region through philanthropic leadership. In 2006, The Community Foundation awarded over $667,000 in 105 grants to 81 charitable organization and scholarship recipients. A 2006 Annual Report is available electronically. For additional information, visit or call (765) 742-9078.

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