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Tri-Kappa Scholarship Endowment

Fund Founders

Year Founded
2009

Purpose of Fund
The primary purpose of the fund shall be to provide educational financial support to a student(s).  Many state scholarships are also given to deserving students, and support is provided for gifted and talented programs for students. Tri Kappa has three state endowments dedicated to scholarship, fine arts, and philanthropy.

History and Purpose of Tri Kappa
The organization, Kappa Kappa Kappa was founded on February 22, 1901 by a group of classmates attending a private girls’ school in Indianapolis.  Each young woman agreed to form a chapter in her hometown.  Kappa Kappa Kappa or Tri Kappa as it is known today, is found only in the state of Indiana and is dedicated to bringing women into close, unselfish relationships for the promotion of charity, culture and education.  With 147 active chapters and 122 associate chapters around the state, Tri Kappa members annually raise over $1 million which is given to several state charities such as Riley Hospital for Children, ARC of Indiana, the Indiana Mental and Junior Mental Health Associations, the Indiana Alzheimer’s Foundation, the Indiana Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Center for Women and Children.  Many state scholarships are also given to deserving students, and support is provided for gifted and talented programs for students.  Tri Kappa has three state endowments dedicated to scholarship, fine arts, and philanthropy. 

History of the Beta Psi Chapter 
The Beta Psi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa was founded on March 21, 1921 in Greencastle, Indiana.  Through many philanthropic endeavors, the members of Beta Psi manage to donate to a wide variety of local philanthropies and organizations which include:  Putnam County Mental Health Association, Family Support Services, Putnam County Public Library, Putnam County Special Olympics, Putnam County Playhouse, Summer Enrichment Program, Adult Literacy Program, Away Home Shelter, American Cancer Society (Relay for Life), Humane Society, United Way, various preschool scholarships, the Putnam County School Art Project, and various other scholarships as well as supporting the local schools with awards and scholarship opportunities. 

History of Fund
One of Tri Kappa’s goals is to further education. In 2009 members founded the scholarship to help women who previously began a college career, or who are going back to school, and who are committed to getting a degree. Members hope this award will encourage those women who receive it to stick with their dreams of completing their college career. In appreciation for the women of the Beta Psi Chapter, an Associate Member matched contributions made to the endowment in 2009.

Scholarship Recipients

2016

Karina Serapio

2015

Cheyanne Maddox

2014

Kaitlin Pierce

2013
Sharon Stoner

2012
Bonnie Osborn

2011

Leah Ehmen

 

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