Ivy Tech awards Harvey S. Poling Jr. Scholarship

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region has awarded Robert Richardson of Kokomo the Harvey S. Poling Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Richardson is studying business administration and currently has a 3.7 grade point average. Richardson says after being let go from his previous employer in Dec. 2008, the $500 scholarship means a lot to his family.

“The company I worked for decided to outsource overseas and closed their manufacturing facilities down here in the states. Just last year, I found employment at a local manufacturer thanks to some of the training and classes I had taken from Ivy Tech. I am very thankful for this scholarship and also for the opportunity to attend Ivy Tech,” said Richardson.

Richardson hopes to not only accomplish a better understanding of the business work place, but also obtain a degree to make him more marketable.

“I had been a production supervisor for sixteen years with my previous employer. I always enjoyed working with people, daily challenges in the work place and solving problems,” said Richardson.

Richardson plans to seek a bachelor’s degree in business administration at a local college after Ivy Tech.

The Harvey S. Poling Jr. Scholarship is intended to allow students in need to continue and finish their education in a timely fashion. Money may be used toward tuition, fees and books.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must be 28 years of age or older.
  2. The applicant must have completed at least 15 program credit hours in a Technical Certificate program or 30 program credit hours in an Associate or Associates of Applied Science program.
  3. The applicant must have a current cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  4. The applicant must be enrolled at least half-time status.
  5. The applicant must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress throughout the academic year of enrollment and not be on financial aid probation/termination.
  6. The applicant must have completed a 2011/2012 FAFSA.

About Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, Tipton and Winamac. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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