The Ralph Ayres Scholarship



Ralph D. Ayres graduated from Chesterton High School in 1966.  After graduation from Indiana University, Mr. Ayres began a long career in education and public service.  He taught at Chesterton High School for 34 years, and held various public offices including an office in the Indiana House of Representatives.

The purpose of the Ralph D. Ayres Memorial Education Scholarship is to foster opportunities for students within the Duneland Schools by providing a $1000.00 scholarship to advance the interests of public education and public service, in honor of Mr. Ralph Ayres.  The Ralph D. Ayres Memorial Educational Scholarship will be managed by the Duneland Education Foundation.

Guidelines and Selection Criteria

  1.  The applicant must be a graduating senior going into Education.
  2. He/She must be attending a university in the state of Indiana.
  3. A faculty recommendation letter must accompany the application.


Scholarship Application

Click to download Scholarship Application (PDF)

Please submit your application in PDF form to or return to counseling office by
April 23, 2021.