HELP Scholarship

Huntington County HELP, Inc. for disabled citizens will award a minimum of five scholarships of up to $1,500 each to students who are working toward degrees in special healthcare fields. Specific areas of training that will qualify for awards include: speech and hearing, special education, physical and occupational therapy, nursing, pediatric, orthopedic and other medical and/or mental health specialties. Recipients at the time scholarships are awarded must be a college sophomore, junior, senior or a graduate student; must be enrolled as a full-time student and must be a resident of Huntington County.

Jane Nes Memorial Scholarship

Huntington County HELP, Inc. will award a scholarship in memory of long-time board member and caseworker, Jane Nes. The Jane Nes Memorial Scholarship in the amount of up to $1,500 will be awarded to a Huntington County resident who is a student enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited institution of higher education and who has been accepted into their nursing program with the intent of becoming a registered nurse.

John Decker Memorial Scholarship

Also awarded will be a scholarship in memory of board member, John Decker. The John Decker Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of up to $1,500, will be awarded to a Huntington County resident who is a high school senior, or a student enrolled as full-time or part-time student in post high school studies and has a qualifying disability as identified below. The John Decker Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a qualified applicant who meets one of the following criteria: the scholarship applicant has had an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) during their years in high school. The scholarship applicant has been a client of vocational rehabilitation services. The applicant shall obtain documentation from their physician written in letter form to the HELP, Inc. scholarship committee, verifying the presence of a disability and identifying the conditions that qualify the student as eligible for a HELP, Inc. scholarship as a student with a disability.

Applications for scholarships will be available from January 10, 2021 through March 14, 2021. All applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee’s decision in April 2021

Please download the Microsoft Word document and edit with Word or a compatible program – don’t attempt to download and edit in google. When completed, please submit your application, two references, and transcripts to Applications may be accessed here:

HELP Scholarship ApplicationJane Nes Scholarship ApplicationJohn Decker Scholarship Application