The Helen and Shirley Highland Scholarship was created by Jeff and Lisa Charnogorsky, to honor the legacy of Jeff's grandmother, Helen, and mother, Shirley. Jeff graduated in 1985 with a bachelor of science in political science. He and his wife created a scholarship to assist a well deserving student with the increasing costs of higher education at ISU in the College of Arts and Sciences. Neither Helen nor Shirley attended college as the financial barrier was too great for the family at the time. They were both loving and caring mothers and wives devoted to raising their families. A college degree was something few women attained during Helen and Shirley's time. Times have changed and this scholarship endeavors to assist an ISU student in attaining a degree. Education is empowerment.
Each candidate for the Helen and Shirley Highland Scholarship must be or have:
The Helen and Shirley Highland Scholarship will be used to provide an annual scholarship of $1500 to a student in the College of Arts and Sciences who meets the criteria.
Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are due to the College of Arts and Sciences office in Stevenson Hall Room 141 by 4:00 p.m. on the first Friday of February.