This scholarship is provided by friends and family of Eldon Yoder.  Eldon worked 40 years in the Nappanee/WaNee School system as custodian, bus driver, and Director of Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds. 

In his memory, the donors would like to support a senior enrolling in a trades school.  If no trades school applicant is available, consideration would next be given to a student who would qualify as a first generation college graduate in their family.  

Eldon exemplified a cheerful willingness to work and an appreciation of the value of education, and this scholarship is awarded within that framework.