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The Anderson Education Foundation (AEF) has two scholarship programs available to seniors at Anderson High School. These are awarded at the Anderson High School Senior awards dinner each May. Seniors interested in applying for these scholarships should contact [email protected].
NovakZachary Novak Memorial Music Scholarship
The Zachary J. Novak Memorial Scholarship provides a one-time award of up to $1,000. Anderson High School seniors may apply if they are planning to major in music at college. It was established by Zachary's family and friends in recognition of the young conductor's musical talent and outstanding character. Zachary graduated from Highland High School in 1999. He studied music at Anderson University, and received his master's degree posthumously from Indiana University. Zachary died in an airplane crash with fellow IU musicians returning to Bloomington from a performance nearly a decade ago. His parents are Dan and Misty (Ward) Novack, Madison Heights alumni of 1974 and 1973, respectively. Applicants must hold a 3.5 or better GPA at AHS and exhibit leadership and school and community participation in musical activities.
BuckCoach Phil Buck Scholarship
The Coach Phil Buck Scholarship was created in 2018 in honor of former Madison Heights Varsity Basketball Coach Phil Buck. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a motivated and deserving AHS Senior boys’ basketball player each year. This scholarship is awarded to a young man who has demonstrated scholastic achievement, sportsmanship, citizenship, leadership and who is enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. These funds are to be used solely for tuition or other qualified educational expenses and fees during the first year of post-secondary education. Educators may also nominate by sending a short essay (less than 500 words) discussing the qualifications of a prospective recipient.