The Community Foundation has nearly 100 scholarship funds available, from which we awarded more than $457,000 in the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Scholarships can be used for tuition, books and academic fees, but not for room and board. Scholarship payments made for room and board are taxable to the recipient. Click here to access the IRS website for more information.
Next Deadline to Apply
July 15, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. (Non-traditional students only)
Who is Eligible to Apply?
The general application (March 15 deadline) is open to both traditional and non-traditional students. Traditional students are defined as those who transition straight from high school to college or a vocational/technical program. The Community Foundation defines non-traditional students as those who have taken one or more years between high school and enrolling in a higher education program. Non-traditional students are generally 23 years or older, but can be more narrowly defined by specific scholarship funds.
An eligible applicant can be a current high school senior, high school or homeschool program graduate, or have received a GED or TASC certificate. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a higher education program for the upcoming academic year.
People who are ineligible include:
- Any member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and their “related persons*.”
- Any employee of the Foundation and their related persons.
- Any donor/advisor or substantial contributor to the Fund making the award and their related persons.
- Any member of a selection committee for the fund for which they are helping select and their related persons.
*”Related persons” include an individual’s parents, grandparents, great grandparents, spouse, siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the spouses of all of the above.
How the Community Foundation Determines Financial Need
The majority of our scholarships require financial need as an eligibility factor. This requirement is made by the donor at the time they established the scholarship fund.
The Community Foundation may consider two factors when determining financial need: 1) Your Expected Financial Contribution (EFC), which is issued to you on your Student Aid Report after you file FAFSA, and 2) Your response to a question about need on your application. We will not allow you to receive Community Foundation scholarships in excess of your tuition costs, since our scholarships do not cover room and board.
If you have additional scholarship questions, please contact our program staff or call 574-267-1901.
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