Alan D. Culley Scholarship Fund

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*Updated on October 15, 2021.

Fund Purpose:
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for Grant County individuals studying criminal justice or law enforcement.

Fund Story:
A Legacy of barbers. Lee Culley was a barber for over 50 years. He began his career in his hometown of Sims before moving to Marion. His shops were located on Delphi Ave near Western Avenue and in the United Telephone building on E 5th Street. His son Dale Culley also became a barber and together they bought the Glass Block Barber Shop before relocating to 2nd Street and Boots Street around 1960. Both men were extremely hard workers and Dale was actively involved in the Marion community. He was an elder at his church, the president of Indiana State Barbers Association and a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Lion’s Club, and the Crippled Children’s Society. Dale’s son Alan also worked in the shop, sweeping and doing other odd jobs, during his teenage years.

Alan Culley may have ended his family tradition by not continuing on the barber path and offering his service as a police officer instead, but he decided to honor the legacy of his father and grandfather by setting up the R. Dale and Lee Culley Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation. This fund offers scholarships for Grant County individuals entering a barber school or a men’s hair styling school. In recent years, the scholarship has been expanded to helping students pursuing any specialized trade, said P.J. Culley, wife of Alan Culley.

Fund Impact:
Trevor Brane
Caitlyn Corbin
Kyle L. Johnson
Hannah Kochanek
Brian Mahoney
Troy M. Mayo
Danny Nally III
Erin Purdy
Brian Richards
Sarah Slain
Kaitlin Whiteley

Click here to apply for Community Foundation scholarships.

Fund Page Details:
Donating to this fund will increase the impact of its charitable fund purpose and grantmaking abilities. Clicking “Give Online” will allow you to make a charitable gift to this fund held at the Community Foundation of Grant County. Or mail your check to our office instead by using this donation form. Additionally, gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, insurance, and estate plans are also accepted.

*The amount listed above may not be up-to-date. Call the Community Foundation for the most up-to-date fund balances.



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Shelly Jones

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