Foundation scholarships

The Centra Foundation places a high value on education and the importance of individuals pursuing higher education opportunities. That’s why we offer scholarships for graduating high school seniors and adult students over the age of 22 who plan to attend a two- or four- year college, university, or technical/trade school.

The Centra Foundation would like to recognize Shirley Shea for her support of the Loretta M. Burd Adult Scholarship Program. We are very grateful for her continued support and are excited to have such a great community partner!

April 23, 2024 update: The 2024 Loretta M. Burd Scholarship winners have been notified.


Additional information

For questions regarding the 2024 Loretta M. Burd Scholarship Program, contact Jenni Carr, Director of Community Involvement, 812-314-0220, or e-mail [email protected].

Loretta M. Burd High School Scholarship

28 scholarships available

Every year, the Centra Foundation awards one $2,500 scholarship per Centra location to graduating high school seniors. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: academic achievements, school and community involvement, and a written essay related to financial literacy.

Loretta M. Burd Adult Scholarship

Six scholarships available

The Centra Foundation will award six $2,500 scholarships to adult students. Adult applicants must be at least 22 years of age and pursuing a graduate degree, undergraduate degree, or certification at an accredited college, university, or technical/trade school during the 2024 academic year.

2024 High School Scholarship Winners

2024 scholarship winners not pictured:

  • Leslie Austin
  • Brooklyn Garner
  • Jaden Alba

2024 Adult Scholarship Winners

2024 Team Member Scholarship Winners