Wayne Rush Scholarship

Requirements: North Montgomery graduate, financial need, 4-H involvement, Purdue University School of Agriculture or Pathway to Purdue Agriculture Program

Wayne Rush was a lifetime resident of Montgomery County who valued small-town life and the support system that came with it. Dedicated to the livestock and agriculture field, Wayne spent his life farming and helping those interested in it through his work with 4-H, Young Farmers, and similar organizations. His love of family, faith, and community service had a great impact on those around him.

Upon his passing in 2015, his family and friends established the Wayne Rush Scholarship, which supports North Montgomery High School graduates attending Purdue University and studying within the School of Agriculture, or Pathway to Purdue Agriculture students. Preference is given to applicants involved in 4-H.

  • Be a resident of Montgomery County, Indiana
  • Be a graduate of North Montgomery High School by the end of June of the year in which the application is filed or an alumnus of North Montgomery High School in his or her freshman, sophomore, or junior year at Purdue University
  • High school applicants must have completed a minimum of ten (10) trimesters by the application deadline to be eligible to apply for the Rush Scholarship
  • Be planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in the School of Agriculture at Purdue University on a full-time basis, or planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture Program.
  • Preference will be given to students who have participated in 4-H
  • Student must demonstrate financial need
  • 21st Century Scholars are not eligible to apply for the Rush Scholarship

The Rush Scholarship will be offered each year that funds are available. Past recipients of the Rush Scholarship are eligible to reapply, but will be placed in consideration with new applicants.

  • 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 questions (300 word maximum):  "How has 4-H impacted your life?"