One of the most important functions of the Broad Ripple High School Alumni Association is the awarding of annual scholarships to selected BRHS seniors. At the present time, three annual scholarships are being awarded. They are known as the Steven Jamison Memorial Scholarship, the Alumni Association Merit Scholarship, and the Class of 1955 Merit Scholarship
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The Steven Jamison Memorial Scholarship was initiated in 2011 to honor the memory of a senior Broad Ripple High School basketball player who was being recruited by several schools.

Steven was a special student athlete long before fate dealt him a rough hand. His unique sense of humor, uncanny ability to relate to adults, and general attitude about life set him apart from the crowd. On the court, he competed at 110 percent at all times. For someone of his size, the only explanation for his rebounding stats is sheer determination. Despite tremendous tragedies in his life, he was known among his peers for valuing friendship, loyalty and the importance of teamwork. Two of Steven's beloved sisters perished in a fire at their home in 2006. To deal with his grief, a neighbor encouraged Steven to join a basketball league in his neighborhood.

There, and at Broad Ripple, Steven found his groove and developed into an outstanding basketball player. But even more than that, he welcomed the friendships and camaraderie that came with being a member of a team. His friends said that he worked hard but never forgot how to have fun, and encouraged them that "even on the toughest days you can make someone else's life better." The manner in which he dealt with his cancer was unique, as well. Steven was determined to maximize every day and live it to the fullest, despite what the odds said. In his last weeks, he said he didn't want to be remembered as being tired, or sick, or weak but that he wanted always to be remembered for the good times and most importantly, for the laughs.

This outstanding young man and role model died after an eight month battle with cancer. The primary criteria for the selection of the winners of this scholarship in his name are :

          - A graduating senior student
          - Accepted (by Ripple Round-Up) to an accredited institution of higher learning
          - An outstanding student athlete
          - An individual who meets challenges head-on, and their goals in focus
          - A person who values and contributes to teamwork; both in athletics and in the 
                 classroom
          - An individual who has a positive attitude and shows care and compassion for
                others.
 
                      
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The Alumni Association Merit Scholarship is awarded to a student who embodies the Broad Ripple High School motto:  "Broader, Richer, Human Service".

To be eligible for this scholarship, the graduating senior must have attended Broad Ripple High School for seven semesters with a Cumulative Grade Point average of 3.0 or higher and have a history of leadership and service through extra-curricular activities, both at school and the community.

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The Class of 1955 Merit Scholarship was initiated in 2013 as a result of funding provided by the Broad Ripple High School Class of 1955.  It is awarded to the person who has demonstrated the most progress beween the 9th and 12th grades.   

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The Class of 1947 Merit Scholarship was initiated in 2015 as a result of funding provided by the Broad Ripple High School Class of 1947.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the graduating senior must have attended Broad Ripple High School for seven semesters with a Cumulative Grade Point average of 3.0 or higher and have a history of leadership and service through extra-curricular activities, both at school and the community
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                                      SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

     Steven Jamison Memorial Scholarship:

                          
2011 -     Chelsea Jamison ($1,000)
                                           Sabrena Rose ($150)
                                           Armond Patterson ($150)
  
                          
2012 -     Ernest A. Burton   ($1,000)
                                           Aunyae M Frye  ($300)              

                          
2013 -     Aaron Dorsett  ($1,000)
                          
                          
2014 -     Casey Doudt  ($500)


      Alumni Association Merit Scholarship:
 
                           
2013 -      Jesse Covarrubias  ($1,000)

                           
2014 -      Azzya Hopson     ($500)
                                             Andrea Martinez   ($500)
                           
                           
2015 -     MaDarrell Murphy  ($1,000)
                                            Alexis Barnett        ($1,000)
                           
                           
2016-      Ruby Smith            ($1,000)
                                            Chyna Johnson     ($1,000)

                         
  2017-      Jose R. Salazar     ($1,000)


      Class of 1947 Merit Scholarship:

                         
 
2015 -     Gillian Bundles    ($1,000)


      Class of 1955 Improvement Scholarship:

                           
2013 -     Dorothy Hayes   ($1,000)

                           
2014 -     Ciera Taylor       ($1,000)

                           
2015 -     Michaela McCulley  ($1,000

                           
2016-      Jason Nguyen    ($1,000)

      Class of 1966 Scholarship:

                           
2017-      Brooke LT Blakemore   ($1,000)

      Class of 1967 Scholarship:

                            
2017-     Jessica G. Halsmer     ($1,000)
     
      Class of 1970 Merit Scholarship:

                          
2017-     Tenika L. Carter   ($500)

   
       William & Helen Atkins Memorial Scholarshp:

                          
2016-     Dioseline Jimenez-Diaz   ($700) 

                          
2017-      Dioseline Jimenez-Dias   ($500)
                                            Andres F. Calvillo             ($500)
     
       Naomi Hall Trean Nursing Scholarship:

                           
2017-      Don'Ella M. Dixon            ($500)

       Lawrence M. Rueben Memorial Scholarship:

                            
2017-     Ty. S. Brown              ($1,500)
                                            Yuliza K. Elliott           ($1,500)
                                            Christopher Flores    ( $1,500)
                                            Margaret Mary Vanschaik  ($1,500)

       Debra Wolinsky Scholarship:

                            
2017-    Machaila K. Gray       ($1,000)

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Help your Alumni Association build and sustain this important
program ! . .

These days, Broad Ripple Magnet High School is blessed with a
number of excellent teachers, counselors and administrators. As
a direct result, it is also blessed with an increasing number of
very talented and dedicated students; many with high grade
point averages (GPA), clear and focused plans for their further
education and career paths, and the determination to succeed.
Unfortunately, many of these outstanding students lack the
financial resources to pursue and achieve these goals.  Even if
they are awarded scholarships by the college or university,
many of those scholarships do not cover the costs of room and
board and books. The cost of books alone can be $500 or more.

Many of these students are more than willing to work part-time to
raise the money for their education but , if they are required to
work long hours each day, they may then lack the time they need
to study and to engage in valuable extra-curricular activities.

You can make a difference in the lives of these talented and
dedicated students by contributing to the Scholarship Fund of
the BRHS Alumni Association. The Alumni Association
scholarships truly make a difference and YOU can be an
important part of making that happen.  Even small donations are
important.  These donations qualify as charitable contributions
when you list your income tax deductions. So, please go the
DONATE section of this website and make a donation now!  You'll
be helping a deserving student and your conscience will love
you for it . . . . . . .


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