John Boone and Nora Ellen Custer Endowed Scholarship
To many people, Grace Custer was a math teacher. She taught for 48 years, 37 of them at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis. But when the summer months rolled around, Ms. Custer put on her traveling shoes, packed up her camera and became a photography tour guide. A blue-ribbon winning photographer, Ms. Custer decided to share her hobby with others, and, in 1953, began leading camera tours of Hawaii, Guatemala and Mexico. Eventually she added European destinations to her itinerary. Twice, in 1956 and 1957, pictures she took during those tours earned her the "Slidemaker of the Year Award" from the Indianapolis Camera Club. Ms. Custer retired from teaching in 1967, but her camera tours continued for many years after that. She established the John Boone and Nora Ellen Custer Endowed Scholarship at her alma mater in honor of her parents.
Recipients of the John Boone and Nora Ellen Custer Scholarship must be full-time students maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better. The financial aid office selects recipients.