Scholarships

Motivate our Minds is dedicated to helping students in the community.

Due to the generosity of donors, we offer scholarships and financial assistance. 
No child will be turned away due to inability to pay.


Bill and Kathleen Sousa Fellows

Sousa Fellows are MOM alumni who return to Motivate Our Minds to mentor and encourage younger students to attain their full educational potential. This award includes an academic stipend for our alumnus to use for  educational expenses and/or experiences.

Application Requirements:

The following items are to be submitted to Motivate our Minds:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • In some cases an interview might be requested

Fred Wenger Scholars

Fred’s desire to help under-privileged children led him to volunteer at Motivate Our Minds. He believed that inspiring a “can do” attitude through mentoring and sharing in the lives of these students could help them lay a foundation on which they could then build a brighter future.

This award covers the recipient’s tuition at Motivate our Minds for up to three semesters. A student can only be named as a Fred Wenger Scholar one time. Must be a current or past student of Motivate Our Minds.

Application Requirements:

The following items are to be submitted to Motivate our Minds:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • In some cases an interview might be requested

This application should be hand-written by the applicant and not typed.


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Ruth Freund Award

Ruth Freund was an extraordinary friend of Motivate Our Minds. Co-founder, Mary Dollison, was introduced to Ruth Freund when Motivate Our Minds established a proven track record of mentoring and changing lives of children in Muncie and Delaware County.

Ruth Freund was the very first friend of the program who designated Motivate Our Minds in her estate planning. Even after her passing, the program continues to be inspired by her extraordinary caring and generosity. This generosity continues with Mr. and Mrs. Freund’s children who continue their parents’ legacy by continuing to support Motivate Our Minds each and every year.

When you tour Motivate Our Minds, the first classroom has been dedicated and named “The Ruth and Bernard Freund Community Room.”

In the Spirit of Ruth Freund’s extraordinary legacy with Motivate Our Minds, the Ruth Freund Award was first presented in 2000. The award recognizes a volunteer who has made an extraordinary volunteer commitment to continue the mission of Motivate Our Minds.