Award Amount$1,000

The Nicholas Brooks Sherfy Memorial Scholarship was established by Shawn and Nikki Sherfy, in loving memory of their son. Nicholas, a 2005 graduate of Cowan Jr./Sr. High School and 2010 graduate of Ball State University, had an unexpected heart attack and passed away in March of 2015. This scholarship was established to financially support a student from Cowan who participates in athletics and has the desire and determination to pursue higher education. The Sherfy family has strong ties to the Cowan community and wanted a way to give back to the community in Nick‚ memory and honor. "This will be a scholarship that Nick would have been eligible for," shared Nick's father, Shawn. "He really enjoyed the social part of school, and the extracurricular activities along with the academics. It's about supporting someone who would resemble him and (someone who) aspires to pursue sports with education."


  • Graduate from Cowan Jr/Sr High School
  • Involved in athletics
  • GPA in the range of 2.3 - 3.3

Applications for this scholarship will be open on January 1, 2022.