Noblesville Friends Scholarship Program


Greetings! Our Friends Scholarship Awards Program is now open for 2024! Below you will find the application in PDF form:

2024 Friends Scholarship Application

Please download and complete and return it by April 30, 2024 in one of the following ways:

  • send the scanned, completed application to nobles.friends. scholarships [at] or
  • mail it to Noblesville First Friends, P. O. Box 375, Noblesville, IN 46060

We wish you the best as you go through this process!

The Noblesville Friends Scholarship Committee


The Noblesville Friends Scholarship Program is an annual small grant funding program to help facilitate the preparation of gifts among individuals of Western Yearly Meeting (central Indiana). Applications can be submitted between January 15 and April 30 of each calendar for year college-level or graduate students affiliated with WYM.  One award will be granted each year in each of the following areas:

  • The Leanna Roberts Music Scholarship: For students preparing for a career in music and/or music education
  • The Phil Wise Agricultural Science & Sustainability Scholarship: For those preparing for a career in Agricultural Sciences, Environmental,
    or related fields.
  • The Jim Smith Service Scholarship: For students with a demonstrated heart for service, studying in fields that could include social work, medicine,
    nursing, counseling, and other helping and healing arts.
  • The Gwen Tetrick Teaching Scholarship: For students preparing for career in Education or Library Science
  • The Evelyn Coverdale Special Scholarship: For education students pursuing a career in the area of Special Education teaching, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or Speech/Language Pathology, School Psychology, etc.
  • The Everett and Gerry Latham Leadership Award: For masters-level students preparing to serve as school administrators or pursue an advanced degree in their subject area of teaching.
  • The Way Forward Scholarship: For students pursuing education in STEM-based programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing).

Grant Award:
Each scholarship awards a $500 grant to the top applicant in each area. Awards will be distributed in June of the award year. The Scholarship Committee requests two updates through the grantee’s school year (one per semester) so our meeting can hear of progress and pray for any needs grant recipients may have. [Note: Noblesville Friends may choose to increase the size of the award grant in cases of demonstrated need and specific leading.]

Guidelines for Applying:

  • Complete the Grant Application posted on the Noblesville Friends website ( between January 15 and March 30.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from someone affiliated with a Friends meeting in Western Yearly Meeting
  • Speak with the Scholarship committee by Zoom as part of the interview process.

Who Can Apply:
Any college student (or in the case of the Everett and Gerry Latham Leadership Award, an active teacher pursuing administration-level education) who is in some way affiliated with a member of Western Yearly Meeting. The grant award can be applied in the pursuit of university or vocational education.

Questions? Send an email message to [at] 

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