Harrison College Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Mission Statement

The sole purpose of the Harrison College Scholarship Foundation is to assist Harrison College and The Chef's Academy students in realizing their academic and career success through the provision of scholarships.

Make a Donation

A donation to the Harrison College Scholarship Foundation is an excellent way to positively transform the lives of students and their communities.

Gifts by Cash & Checks

Please make your check payable to the Harrison College Scholarship Foundation and mail it to:

Harrison College Scholarship Foundation
500 N. Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Note that actual cash gifts should always be hand delivered to the Foundation rather than sent by mail.

Donations are tax-deductible.

Scholarships

HCSF Scholarship – Harrison College and The Chef’s Academy Students

The HCSF Scholarship is available to students interested in attending Harrison College or The Chef’s Academy, who have met all admission requirements; completed the necessary application and essay requirements; and who demonstrate financial need as described in the Eligibility section below, and in the official scholarship rules.

The Harrison College Scholarship Foundation has the goal of awarding sixteen scholarships, in the amount of $1000.00 (One Thousand Dollars) per term, with each to be applied to the Awardees' student account evenly over three subsequent terms.

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements:

Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in courses/planning to attend Harrison College or The Chef’s Academy and have meet all of the necessary admissions requirements. To be eligible and considered for this scholarship you must demonstrate financial need with Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0-$1000 and complete the necessary requirements below.

  • Essay:

    Submit a 250-500 word essay describing why you feel Harrison/The Chef’s Academy is the right fit for you and how this scholarship will benefit your educational dreams.

    Please include your essay with the scholarship application or forward separately to scholarships@hcsfi.org within 24hours of application submission.

  • Letter of Recommendation:

    Submit at least one letter of recommendation from someone outside of Harrison College and not an immediate family member.

    Send to scholarships@hcsfi.org with "HCSF Scholarship", and your name in the subject line within 24 hours of submission of your application.

 

Kelli Stovall, RVT Memorial Scholarship – Veterinary Technology Students

Kelli Stovall, RVT Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Kelli Stovall, RVT, beloved Vet Tech instructor from the Evansville, IN campus.

This Scholarship is available for students pursuing a career in the field of Veterinary Technology. It is intended to carry on the legacy of Kelli’s caring and compassionate nature, helping Veterinary Technology students in need.

The goal of the Scholarship Foundation is that two $500 scholarships will be awarded to two Veterinary Technology students each quarter, of which at least one student must be from the Evansville campus. This scholarship is needs-based and student must demonstrate financial need as described in eligibility portion below, and in the official scholarship rules.

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements:

Applicant must demonstrate financial need (i.e. Financial hardship, illness, etc.) and complete the requirements below.

Applicant may be a new or continuing student in the Veterinary Technology program and must have at least one quarter remaining to complete their degree.

Student must be in good standing with Harrison College upon disbursement of scholarship money.

Student may not be awarded this scholarship more than twice.

Any student who withdraws or changes to an ineligible program of study, automatically forfeits any remaining scholarship funds.

Scholarship will be disbursed at one time, prior to the end of the quarter in which it was awarded.

  • Essay:

    Submit 250-500 word essay to document the need for this scholarship.

    Please enter your essay in the space below, and submit along with scholarship application OR forward separately to scholarships@hcsfi.org within 24hours of application submission.

  • Letter of Recommendation:

    Submit one letter of recommendation from someone outside of Harrison College (i.e. Employer, co-worker, pastor, etc.).

    Send to scholarships@hcsfi.org with "Kelli Stovall, RVT Memorial Scholarship" AND your name in the subject line within 24 hours of submission of your application.

 

Humphrey Scholarship

This one-time $250 scholarship is in memory of Patrick Humphrey, youngest son of Deborah Humphrey. Deborah, an employee of Harrison College since 2002, is a supporter of higher education and learning.

Patrick Humphrey was a chef at Oceana Restaurant in the McGraw Hill Building in Manhattan, New York. His career as a chef developed quickly due to his passion for providing great service and products to customers. Like his mother, Patrick was also a great teacher in his role. The goal of the Humphrey Scholarship is to award one Harrison College and one Chef's Academy student in the Spring annually.

The Harrison College Scholarship Foundation and the Humphrey Family want to continue to embrace higher education and learning by offering this scholarship in memory of Patrick. The scholarship will be funded by the Humphrey Family and the Cruise-In Car Show held at the Terre Haute, IN campus each year in August.

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements:

Must be in good standing with Harrison College or The Chef's Academy upon disbursement of scholarship money.

The recipient can be a new or continuing student but must be enrolled for the April Quarter. If already currently enrolled, the recipient must have at least two quarters left to complete their degree. The award will be a one-time disbursement in the spring quarter only.

  • Essay:

    Submit a 500-1000 word essay stating why you deserve this scholarship and how it will help further your goals.

    Please enter your essay in the space below, and submit along with scholarship application OR forward separately to scholarships@hcsfi.org within 24 hours of application submission.

  • Letter of Recommendation:

    Submit two letters of recommendation- one from a Harrison College instructor or advisor and one from a professional reference outside of Harrison College (i.e. Employer, co-worker, pastor, etc.). Letters should include the applicant's first and last name.

    Send to scholarships@hcsfi.org with "Humphrey Scholarship" AND your name in the subject line within 24 hours of submission of your application.

 

Additional Harrison College Scholarships:

Harrison College Scholarships

The Chef's Academy Scholarships

Board of Directors

The Harrison College Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in 2012 and is governed by Board of Directors:

Contact Us

500 N. Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

info@hcsfi.org
317.447.6000

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Jerry Jones,

Chair, President & CEO, Cannon IV, Inc.

Jerry Jones is President and CEO of Cannon IV, Inc., one of the strongest independent Hewlett-Packard printer dealers in the United States. Cannon IV is headquartered in Indianapolis, with additional locations in Ohio and Texas. Cannon IV sales are nationwide. Jerry, along with his father, Richard Jones, founded Cannon IV in 1974. Upon Richard's death, Jerry became president in 1978. There are four brothers – Jerry, John, Jeff and Jim – in the Jones' family, and all work at Cannon IV. In 1997, Jerry received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Cannon IV's business and civic awards include: Indiana Small Business of the Year, Indiana Business Ethics Award, Spirit of Service Award presented by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and One of the "Best Places to Work in Indiana" in 2009.

Jerry sits on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Marian University Board of Trustees, Noble of Indiana, Scecina Memorial High School, and INTEC. Jerry received a B.S. from Indiana University in 1972. He and his wife, Peggy, married in 1974 and have three children – Jennifer, Jonathan, and Jacob. Jerry's interests include running, bicycling, college basketball, reading, and the theater.

Darcy Burthay,

Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer, St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

Darcy Burthay joined the St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital team in 2008 to serve as chief operations officer and chief nursing officer. Her role makes her directly responsible for approximately 1,500 nurses at St. Vincent.

Prior to her work with St. Vincent, Burthay spent nearly 25 years with St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana. She filled a variety of roles during her tenure there, spending her last three years functioning as the president and chief executive officer. Among other accomplishments, she stabilized financial performance, sustained growth in associate and physician satisfaction, built a new emergency department, laboratory, outpatient rehabilitation and MRI facilities, and piloted a patient experience work program for Ascension Health.

Burthay graduated with a bachelor's degree in Nursing from Ball State University. She later returned to Ball State to receive her master's degree in Nursing Administration with a minor in Business. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives; American College of Health Executives; Executive Women in Healthcare; the Hospital Governing Board; the Medical Executive Committee; and Executive Peer Review.

Brian King,

President & CEO, Royal Food Products, LLC

Brian King is the president of Royal Food Products in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Butler University (bachelor of science in business). He serves on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Chapter Chair for Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) of Indiana, and also the board of directors for Providence Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program.

Brian and his wife, Anne, have four children.

John Quinn,

Retired Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Mr. John Quinn, is a Certified Public Accountant and has spent the majority of his 40 plus year career in the public accounting business as an assurance partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y). Since 2008, Mr. Quinn has been a management consultant, and continues to work part-time for PwC. Mr. Quinn retired from PwC in 2008, where he performed as an assurance partner from 1998 to 2008, served in the National Office-Assurance Services in New York from 2006 to 2008 and as the Office Managing Partner in Indianapolis from 1999 to 2006. From 1993 to 1997, he was Director, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Standard Management Corporation, a publicly-held financial services company with US and international operations.

Prior to this, Mr. Quinn spent the first 24 years of his career in E&Y's Indianapolis office serving a variety of clients. Mr. Quinn has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Central Indiana Community Foundation, a $600 million foundation from 2002 to 2010, where he served as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee, and Legacy Fund, Inc., an affiliated foundation. Mr. Quinn is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (cum laude) and the Kellogg Executive Program at Northwestern University.

Mr. Quinn's experience as a Certified Public Accountant, including working 40 plus years in the public accounting sector, his current position as chairman of our Audit Committee, his management experience with a publicly-held financial services company, and his board experience with Central Indiana Community Foundation and Legacy Fund, Inc., are attributes, skills, experiences and qualifications that allow Mr. Quinn to make a valuable contribution to the Scholarship Foundation.

Ken Konesco,

President Emeritus, Harrison College

Kenneth J. Konesco is presently President Emeritus with Harrison College. Prior to being President Emeritus, Ken was CEO from February 2010 to July 2012. Prior to that, he was President and CEO from December 1986 to February 2010. Harrison College has 15 locations with an enrollment of approximately 6,000 students.

Prior to being President and CEO, Ken was employed by Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, New York for 15 years in various capacities including admissions representative, teacher, dean, and managing director of five campuses having in excess of 7,000 students.

Ken was a past commissioner with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools from 1994-2000 and served as chairman of the board from 1999-2000. ACICS accredits in excess of 650 schools and colleges in the states and abroad representing in excess of 100,000 students. In addition to his responsibilities as past chair, Ken served as the president for five years and board member for the Indiana Association of Private Career Schools. In 1996, Ken was appointed by Governor Bayh to serve as a commissioner for the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education. He continues to serve on that commission. Ken continues to be active in the community and has served as a past board member on the Indiana Association of Private Career Schools, Rotary Club of Indianapolis, Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools, and Legatus. He presently serves as a board member for Old National Bank, Cole Noble District Association, Harrison College, Providence Cristo Rey High School, Daymar Colleges, and Center for Excellence in Higher Ed.

Ken received his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Missouri and his master's degree in education from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Ken resides in Indianapolis with Mary Ellen, his wife of 45 years. Ken and Mary Ellen have three children, Jason, Marc, and Jennifer. In addition, they have two daughter-in-laws, one son-in-law, and eight grandchildren.