Four Local Students will be Awarded the Wright Scholarship
Honor Given By Fishers Freedom Festival

The Fishers Freedom Festival will award four $1000 Ken Wright Community and Life Scholarships to senior students.  This is a continuing education scholarship opportunity for youth that reside within the Hamilton Southeastern School District.  The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage youth to volunteer their time and talents to their community. Scholarship applications are available online at and at FHS and HSE guidance offices.  Applications are due no later than April 15th.

All recipients will be awarded a $1,000 check payable to the student and his/her school.  This check must be used by the student towards college expenses.

The scholarship applications will be judged on a point-based system.  Completeness and neatness of the application will be taken into consideration.  Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
•  Must be a senior that resides in Wayne, Fall Creek and Delaware Townships and is
registered as a student in Hamilton Southeastern Schools and/or home schooling.

•  Community service or volunteer work with any not-for-profit organizations such as, but not
limited to, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Humane Society, churches, youth
groups, Red Cross, local senior citizens assistance or other community organizations.

•  Leadership.

•  GPA of 6.0 or higher (based on a 12.0 grading scale).

•  Extracurricular activities such as involvement in the Arts, athletics, clubs, youth
organizations, 4-H, etc.

•  Adequate attendance record.

Ken Wright was a prominent figure in Fishers and Hamilton County from being involved in numerous organizations and activities.  In 1989, Ken received the third Fishers Key to the Town Award in recognition for efforts to improve Fishers’ quality of life.  He had also been a member of the Festival Committee for years prior to his passing.  This scholarship was established in 1998 in his honor.