Memorial scholarship receives endowed funding at Ivy Tech Northeast

The Ivy Tech Foundation at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has received an endowed gift from Mike Hunnicutt and his family to establish the Jerin & Caleb Hunnicutt Memorial Scholarship.

Jerin and Caleb, Mike’s sons, were from Huntington County. Jerin, 28, died in his Huntington home in 2009; Caleb, 24, died in 2010 in Chicago, where he was living. Hunnicutt is funding the scholarship at Ivy Tech Northeast as a legacy for them. This fall, there will be a $500 scholarship available.

The criteria to receive the scholarship are as follows:

  • The scholarship will be distributed to one who exhibits the greatest financial need and/or merit.
  • The student should have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • The student must be associate degree-seeking and enrolled in his or her second semester of program-level classes, or later. The student can also have completed one semester of study at any other college or university.
  • Applicants must be a resident of Huntington County or have attended school there.
  • The student should be 21 years or older. (preferred)
  • The student should submit a 200- to 300-word essay discussing his or her community service, volunteerism, or good works. (preferred)

More details are available at

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