The state Tri Kappa organization will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring. Each scholarship will be for $1,000.

Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914, acknowledging students on the local and state levels.

Combined, those scholarships now provide nearly $500,000 annually to honor academic achievement.

The Madison Beta Omega Chapter is inviting area students to begin the process of submitting an application for the scholarships.

Students wishing to apply for any of these scholarships are encouraged to contact the Madison Beta Omega Chapter of Tri Kappa at tkmadisonscholarship@gmail.com

The Tri Kappa State Scholarship Committee will meet in early spring for selections. In addition to the state scholarships, the Madison Beta Omega Chapter of Tri Kappa also provides local scholarships to area seniors in Jefferson County.

Local high school counselors have the information for those applications.

The Madison Beta Omega Chapter of Tri Kappa provided this information for applicants:

• Twelve $1,000 academic scholarships will be awarded and additional at-large scholarships could be awarded depending on the funds available. To apply students must now be enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate program with at least one academic year completed. Criteria used by the Tri Kappa selection committee are academic achievement, strong goals, extracurricular activities, work experience and volunteer service.

• Two $1,000 Key Scholarships are available to students throughout the state. These are for students who have no previous degree beyond high school and have had a lapse in their education for at least five years. Any student enrolled in an accredited school offering an associate or baccalaureate degree who has completed at least one semester may apply. Criteria used by the Tri Kappa selection committee are strong goals, work experience and volunteer service since high school.

• Two $1,000 Fine Arts Scholarships will be awarded statewide to students majoring in art, dance, drama, or music. To apply, students must now be enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or graduate degree program with at least one academic year completed.

• The $1,000 Twanette Nutter Fleming Music Award stipulates that the applicant must be enrolled in a fully accredited course of study leading to a degree to teach music in a private, public, or parochial school and have completed at least one academic year.