JASPER, Ind. – The Vincennes University Jasper Foundation created the
Dubois County Scholastic Excellence Award (DCSEA) to get qualified
students started on the VU Jasper campus with zero out-of-pocket
expenses and without the need for loans.
“The overwhelming support of our VU Jasper alumni and friends to fund
this initiative is a testament to the quality of our instruction,
transferability of credits, and rich student experience—students
really do gain an advantage by starting their college education
locally,” said Christian Blome, Assistant Vice President and Dean of
the VU Jasper Campus.
VU Jasper freshman Rhetta Sternberg was one of 13 recipients awarded
full-tuition scholarships in August. The Huntingburg resident has
aspirations of becoming a high school social studies teacher.
“I would love to teach,” she said. “History was always my favorite
subject especially Government. I really liked that class.”
To achieve her goal of educating minds, Sternberg applied for the
Dubois County Scholastic Excellence Award.
“It made the first year of college not as hectic,” she said. “I don’t
have to worry because I’m not already taking out a loan to pay for
school. Having this scholarship made me want to stay at home and
staying at home my first year of college is a good choice.”
The VU Jasper Foundation is currently accepting applications for
their 2020-21 scholarships.
Each DCSEA recipient will receive full tuition (up to 15 credits per
semester) and regularly assessed fees for the fall and spring
semesters; a $500 bookstore stipend per semester for books and
supplies; a laptop computer; and access to a dedicated Honors study
lounge equipped with an interactive collaborative table and Wi-Fi.
Recipients will also participate in 10 community service hours each
semester during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Applications for the Dubois County Scholastic Excellence Award are
due Jan. 17.
The scholarship is available to any 2020 Dubois County graduate with
a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher. To
qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria: apply to VU
Jasper and complete the scholarship application by Jan. 17; complete
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by April 15; qualify for
in-state tuition; be a full-time degree-seeking student at VU Jasper
for the 2020-21 academic year; maintain a semester GPA at VU Jasper of
3.0 or above; and complete a transfer back form.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY JASPER CAMPUS The Vincennes University
Jasper Campus is a vital part of Indiana’s first college, Vincennes
University. The Jasper Campus fulfills the vision of CoHERE, a Dubois
County citizens group founded in 1958, that was dedicated to improving
area education and cultural enrichment. Vincennes University joined as
a strong partner, opening a Jasper location in 1970. VU Jasper
features a beautiful 140-acre campus on the southeast side of Jasper.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, VUJ tuition and fees
rank among the most affordable of all Indiana colleges. In addition to
offering associate degree and certificate programs, VUJ students can
complete a bachelor’s degree online or at the Vincennes Campus.
VU Jasper’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing is a
hub for community engagement in local education. It is home to the
Career Advancement Partnership (CAP) program, a major workforce
development initiative between VUJ and local manufacturing companies.
It also houses several programs for the Patoka Valley Career and
Technical Education Cooperative, including a new Automation and
Robotics Academy. In addition to the CTIM, other campus
facilities include the Alvin C. Ruxer Student Center, Arnold F. Habig
Library Learning Center, Administrative Classroom Building, and a
Jasper Campus Classroom Building that holds a state-of-the-art
simulation laboratory for healthcare training. Adjacent to the campus
is the Jasper Arts Center, which includes a 675-seat theater and
visual arts galleries. The VU Jasper Campus serves thousands of
students in Dubois, Spencer, Martin, Perry, Crawford, Harrison, Pike,
Orange, Daviess, Lawrence and surrounding counties in Indiana.
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