Foundation Scholarship Application

Foundation Scholarship Application

Guidelines

One scholarship may be awarded annually in each of the ten (10) geographic areas of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) as long as an application is received from each of these geographic areas and so long as the applicant meets the following criteria:

  1. The student applicant is an Indiana resident and is a child, grandchild, niece/nephew, legal dependent or spouse of a member (associate or regular) or deceased member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and also a TRF member.

  2. The applicant must have been accepted into the Education Program of an Indiana college or university to be eligible to apply.

  3. An applicant may apply with sophomore class standing in order to receive the scholarship as a junior, or an applicant may apply with junior class standing in order to receive the scholarship as a senior.  Class standing shall be determined according to the records of the Indiana college or university.  The scholarship award will be issued to a qualified applicant who is enrolled full-time in the education program of an Indiana based college or university.

  4. Once a student has been selected as a scholarship recipient and enrolls for the following fall term, he or she shall receive the full value of the scholarship.

  5. All financial awards shall be paid directly to the Financial Aid Administrative Office of the individual Indiana college or university in which the respective scholarship award recipient is enrolled.

  6. The application includes a statement justifying a financial need.

  7. If it is in the best financial interest of the scholarship recipient, the recipient may request that the scholarship be held in escrow for one year.  With the approval of the Scholarship Committee, such action may be taken.

  8. The applicant must be enrolled in a program leading to a first baccalaureate degree.

  9. A scholarship shall be awarded to an applicant one time only and is nonrenewable.

  10. The application is to be completed by the applicant along with all other materials and recommendations and be sent to the Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation (IRTF) office no later than April 28, 2017.

Part 1 - Personal Data

See attached map.

Address While Attending College (if different from your home address)

Part 2 – Academic Data

An official transcript of credits from the Indiana College or university you are now attending must be sent by the Registrar to the Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation office.

Part 3 – Statement of Financial Need (Family Financial Statement)

Part 4 – Essay

Part 5 – Recommendation Letters

A requirement for the student’s scholarship application is a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and it must be sent directly to the following address:

Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation
2629 Waterfront Parkway East Drive, Suite 105
Indianapolis, IN 46214

Confidentiality Statement


Part 6 - Checklist and Mailing Instructions

Should you receive a scholarship, we ask that you send a digital picture to our office for our press releases and for the yearly report to our Representative Assembly.

The following items are to be mailed to the Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation office:

  •  An official transcript of your grades from an Indiana college/university
  •  Completed application with essay (if not filled out online)
  •  Faculty recommendation letter

 Mailing Address

Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation
2629 Waterfront Pkwy East Drive, Suite 105
Indianapolis, IN 46214

Questions? 

317.637.7481
1.888.454.9333 (toll free)
Fax:  317.637.9671

info@retiredteachers.org

Please note that this application is to be completed by the applicant and received by the Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation office no later than April 28, 2017.