GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle High School Alumni Scholarships are once again being offered this year. Applications are available from the Greencastle High School guidance counselor or the Putnam County Community Foundation.
The GHS Alumni Scholarship Fund has awarded more than 70 scholarships to GHS graduates since its inception in 1995. The fund is housed in the Putnam County Foundation. Only the interest is used for scholarships, so the fund will continue into perpetuity.
A $50 donation to the scholarship fund gives an individual a free year's membership to the alumni association, and the contribution may be made in memory of, or honor of, anyone.
Applications are considered from any GHS graduate who attended the school for at least two years and is enrolled in an accredited college or other approved institution. Equal weight is given to the applicant's scholarship, citizenship and need. The year of an applicant's graduation does not matter.
The due date for applications has been changed this year to March 15. Any applications received at the community foundation after this date will not be considered.
Recipients are eligible to apply or re-apply for this scholarship during their undergraduate college term. Therefore, some recipients have received the GHS Alumni Scholarship more than one year.
At least two scholarships are given to graduating seniors each year.
For more information about the GHS Alumni Association and the scholarship fund, go to greencastlealumni.org
The Greencastle Alumni Association also sponsors an all-school reunion every two years. With this reunion, classmates get a chance to see and visit with alums of other classes. While some classes don't have reunions, this also allows classmates of those classes to get together. The next all-school class reunion will be in the summer of 2011.
Watch for date and times of fundraisers for the scholarship program. They will be having pancake suppers and spaghetti dinners, both with free raffles and raffle tickets sold at the fairgrounds for prizes donated by sponsors.
Anyone interested in being a sponsor of the Greencastle Alumni Association may use the "Contact Us" section of the Web site or call Steve McMains at 655-1733.