Ted and Betty Ratcliff Scholarship

Requirements: North Montgomery graduate, community service and volunteerism


The Ratcliff Scholarship honors the memory of Ted and Betty Ratcliff, longtime Montgomery County residents and highly involved members of the community. Ted operated a State Farm Insurance Agency in Crawfordsville for over 41 years and was active in a number of local organizations. After Ted and Betty passed, the Ratcliff family wished to honor their love of family, service, and education with this award.

The Ratcliff Scholarship is awarded to graduates of North Montgomery High School who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university. Selection is based on service to North Montgomery High School and to the community. In addition, applicants must show a desire to pursue and achieve a college education. The Ratcliff Scholarship is for one year and not renewable.

  • Be a graduate in good standing from North Montgomery High School by the end of June of the year in which the application is filed.
  • Must have completed a minimum of ten (10) trimesters by the application deadline.
  • Be a resident of Montgomery County, Indiana and have lived in Montgomery County, Indiana for the previous two years.
  • Must have a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Note: This scholarship is not intended for the student with the highest academic achievements, but rather for the student with average grades who demonstrates motivation, character, ability and potential.
  • Be accepted into and attend an accredited four-year public or private college or university.
  • 21st Century Scholar award winners are not eligible for this scholarship.


  • Complete the online MCCF Standard Scholarship application.  Check here for updated scholarship application due date and information.
  • In addition to the standard essay questions, be prepared to answer the following essay question (300 word maximum): "We are here for a short time, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t leave a big legacy. Define legacy in your own words, and share what legacy has been left for you, as well as what legacy you want to leave for others."