Chilly, rainy days are an ideal time for current high school and college students to spend time applying for scholarships through Wayne County Foundation. 

Applications are due Feb. 9. 

Some scholarships are open to all Wayne County high school graduates, while others are open to those who attended certain local high schools and/or career centers, based on donor preference. 

In addition, a portion of scholarships are limited to students focused on a certain career path, such as construction, technology, public safety, health care, special education, business or music. 

Some awards may be used at any accredited postsecondary institution, while others are limited to particular schools. A few scholarships are targeted to those attending Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue Polytechnic, Indiana University East or Earlham College. 

Reid Health also offers scholarships for its employees or their dependents through the foundation. 

Awards are based on a competitive process that might consider financial need and/or academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and personal aspirations.  

Students can ask their guidance counselor for more information or visit to learn more and apply. 

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A version of this article appeared in the January 31 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.