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This scholarship honors former state legislator, Hurley Goodall, and his wife, Fredine (Wynn) Goodall. It is awarded each year to minority students enrolled in a two-year associate program at Ivy Tech Community College who demonstrate financial need.

Hurley C. Goodall was born in Muncie in 1927 and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1945. He served for two years in the United States Army before marrying Fredine Wynn in 1948. They had two sons, Hurley, Jr. and Fred. While working and starting a family, Hurley found time to further his education by attending classes at Indiana Business College, Purdue University, and Michigan State University. In 1958, he joined the Muncie Fire Department, where he served for twenty years. He was the first of two African Americans to work on the fire department in Muncie, and the first African American elected to serve on the Muncie Community Schools Board of Education. Following his career with the fire department, he served briefly as the Administrative Assistant to the County Engineer before being elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1978. He went on to serve in the Indiana General Assembly from 1978-1992 and was an active member of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (1980-1992) and the Indiana Caucus of Black Democrat Elected Officials (1980-1992). After his retirement from the Indiana General Assembly in 1992, Hurley continued his scholarly work by co-authoring A History of Negroes in Muncie, Indiana with J. Paul Mitchell, serving as a visiting professor in the Political Science Department and a visiting scholar with the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University. Much of his work contributed to the documentation of the history of African Americans in Muncie. 

Abbreviated biography courtesy of Ball State University Bracken Libraries’ Archive and Special Collection. Full bio available at:


  • Current student at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Minority student

To apply, contact the Ivy Tech Financial Aid Office