Louis B. Russell Scholarship


The Louis B. Russell Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an ethnic-minority high school senior who endeavors to further his/her education in the area of industrial arts, vocational education or technical preparation at an accredited post-secondary institution. Mr. Russell was an African-American industrial arts educator who acquired international recognition after he became the world's longest living heart transplant patient



Only ethnic-minority individuals may apply. A $1,000 award shall be granted each year and is renewable annually upon receipt of a request for renewal and a transcript, for one (1) additional year.

An application form, school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essay are part of the application process. Students are encouraged to review criteria for the other three ISTA scholarships and apply, if eligible.

Online Application


Selection of Recipient
The Minority Affairs Committee will use the following criteria for selection:

  • Academic achievement

  • Leadership ability as expressed through co-curricular
    activities and community involvement
  • Essay
  • Recommendations

The recipient will be announced in May each year.

Applications must be received by March 1 each year.

Contacts: Mark Shoup, mshoup@ista-in.org, Cheryl Cherry, ccherry@ista-in.org

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