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First Bank of Berne
When searching for ways to make
a difference in Miami County, First Bank of Berne had to look no further than our own Circus City Festival.


Community support of our exceptional circus performers extends far beyond their high school years. CCFI, CCBC, local community groups, and individual dowries aid and encourage performers to continue their education past high school through several scholarship programs. To be eligible for of the following scholarships the student must be a:

  • Resident of Miami County, Indiana
  • Graduate of Miami County High Schools (Including Oak Hill)
  • Be a circus participant three out of four high school years, including the performance after graduation
  • Submit the applicable Scholarship Application Form before May 1st of senior year. (see “Forms” to the right)
Scholarship Forms
There are no forms available at this time.

CCFI Scholarship
This is a 4-year renewable scholarship. Applications for succeeding years must be submitted on a yearly basis to continue eligibility. Scholarship Awards are as follows:

Year 1: $350 maximum when adequately funded, $100 minimum
Years 2 –4: $250 maximum when adequately funded, $100 minimum

Note: Continued participation in circus/show activities many qualify to remain at $350 per year.

This scholarship is funded by proceeds realized from the performances on the first Saturday of Circus week. These shows are known as “Circus City Festival Scholarship Performances”.
Circus City Band Scholarship
One (1) year scholarship for Circus City Band performers graduating high school. Scholarship award is $350 maximum when adequately funded, $100 minimum.
Circus Spirit Scholarship
This $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who represents the ideals and goals of the CCBC.

Additional Scholarships include

WFRN Scholarship – One $250.00 award
Bud Chalkley Scholarship
– Two $500.00 awards
Psi Iota Xi Scholarship – One $500.00 award
Lynn Gebhart Memorial – Two $500.00 awards
Embrey Family Scholarship - One $500.00 award
Meeker Scholarship – One $400.00 award
Charles "Bud" Wallick Memorial – One $500.00 award


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Circus City Festival, Inc.
154 N. Broadway
Peru, IN 46970

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