The deadline to return a completed application to the Career Center is
Friday, April 8, 2016.
honor the service and memory of four very service oriented and educationally
focused Rotary leaders. Students (seeking either a 2 or 4 years degree) can
apply for one or all four of the scholarships listed below:
* Warren H.
Canright Vocational Scholarship--$1,500. For a student seeking a degree in
vocational studies, such as Nursing, Drafting, Industrial Arts or a degree
in Communications, Journalism or Economics.
Carmichael Open Scholarship--$1,500. For a student seeking a degree in any
Kriviskey Teaching Scholarship--$1,500. For a student pursing a degree in
Education, Research or Science related field.
* Alfred P.
Nelson Open Scholarship--$1,500. For a student seeking a degree in any
Warren H. Canright
was a founding member of the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club in 1960, and
served as a dedicated member, attending and participating in meetings each
week until his passing in October of 2014. Warren began working at the
Chesterton Tribune part-time as a teenager in the letterpress days of
linotypes and hot lead that lead to a 65 year career as reporter, printer,
editor and publisher. Warren graduated from Chesterton High School in 1944.
For his personal athletic accomplishments and in recognition of the
Tribune’s decades-long support of CHS boys and girls sports, he was inducted
into the Chesterton High School Athletic Hall of Fame. After high school he
served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a combat infantryman in the 290th
Regiment, 75th Division. Warren participated in the crossing of the Rhine
and the encirclement of the Ruhr Pocket, earning a Bronze Star. After his
military service, Warren attended Indiana University, Bloomington, and
earned a degree in journalism and political science in 1949. He was a
lifelong supporter of public schools and an advocate of the Duneland
community, helping to publicize numerous service organizations, youth sports
leagues and church groups. For his many years of dedicated service to the
Duneland Community, both as a professional and volunteer leader, this
scholarship was named in his honor.
Carmichael, a long time Chesterton resident and Rotarian dedicated his life
to community service through Porter County politics for more than 30 years
until his death in 2008. Carmichael attended and graduated from Chesterton
High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years aboard a
submarine tender during the Korean conflict. He opened Carmichael Dental
Laboratory on Calumet Road and became involved in serving his town and
community. He served 12 years as an at-large member of the Porter County
Council and 16 years as North Porter County Commissioner. As a Porter County
Council member during his three terms, Carmichael often championed county
funding for social service programs and court programs assisting juveniles.
His interest in the well-being of the community goes back for decades,
having served in such positions as post-prom chairman, Sunday School
teacher, Cub Scout master, coordinator of a local Bike Rodeo, and leader of
the 1968 United Fund drive in Westchester Township. Bill was a founding
member of the local YMCA, and was called “one of the community’s young men
most responsible for the Y’s progress to date.” Bill was also a charter
member of the North Porter County Conservation Club. His greatest
accomplishments included the establishment of a county-wide ambulance
service and his role in saving the South Shore Railroad passenger service in
the late 1980’s. He was also instrumental in building the Porter County Expo
Center and establishing the county’s first county park board. He was quoted
as saying, “I stand firm for good government and for fair play.” Bill
Carmichael’s life and work indeed exemplified Service Above Self. The
scholarship in his honor is intended to reward students of similar
intentions and ideals.
was former principal of Chesterton High School, from 1959 to 1966, and
served the Duneland school system in various positions until 1972. George
was open and accessible to students as principal and his volunteerism and
service orientation were models for many. He was also instrumental as a
leader in forming the Duneland Athletic Conference. As a member of the
Chesterton-Porter Rotary, George achieved 35 years of perfect attendance at
club meetings. He was a past President of Rotary and a recipient of the Paul
Harris Fellowship Award and the Ed Pearson Award. He was a member of
Michiana Chapter 105 of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an organization
that greatly influenced his life and perspectives to teach and help others.
He served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, was an ROTC instructor
and a member of the National American Legion. Alfred Nelson who worked
closely with George was quoted as saying, “In the 33 years of our
friendship, I never heard George utter an unkind word about anyone.” George
was an active member of the community until his death in 1993 at age of 84.
Alfred Nelson was
an educator and administrator at Chesterton High School who made his mark in
the Duneland community through his volunteer work before his passing in
2005. He was active in a variety of local religious, service, and youth
organizations throughout his time in Chesterton. Al joined the
Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club in 1966 and served in every office of the club
as well as club delegate to several Rotary International conventions. He was
a member of the Indiana Association of Secondary School Principals and
charter member and past president of the Indiana Dunes Chapter of Phi Delta
Kappa Education Fraternity. Al was also a member of Calumet Lodge No. 379 F
& AM, Scottish Rite, Valley of South Bend and was director of the Purdue
North Central Alumni Association. He was involved with the Boys Club of
America, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Little League and as a board member and was an
officer and very active in the Chesterton United Methodist Church.