Community Foundation Scholarship Season Begins

By | January 9, 2017

MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. – Morgan County high school seniors and residents looking to further their education may find financial assistance through the Community Foundation of Morgan County, which will help distribute nearly 40 unique scholarships this year. All of these scholarships use the same online application form and are due by 4pm EST on February 17, 2017.

The foundation administers the applications of Morgan County high school seniors and non-traditional students for its own CFMC Scholarships, Kendrick Foundation Scholarships, and Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships.

Applications and other information related to scholarships administered by the CFMC may be found online at: http://bit.ly/cfmc-sch. Our online application platform offers an easy-to-use matching system, which enables applicants to view scholarships available this year. By answering a few preliminary questions, students will be presented with a list of scholarships they are eligible for based on the unique factors set out by donors.

Free Scholarship Seminars
In lieu of a single, central scholarship fair this year, the CFMC will be hosting three seminars in Martinsville, Monrovia and Mooresville. These seminars will be geographically focused, so students will can learn about the specific scholarship opportunities they might be eligible for. Representatives for other local scholarships will also be in attendance, so students can best get the answers they need to apply for scholarships this spring. No advance registration is needed for these seminars.

• Jan. 17 @ Monrovia Public Library, 6pm (Monrovia and Eminence students) • Jan. 18 @ Mooresville High School, 6pm (Mooresville students) • Jan. 19 @ Martinsville CFMC Office, 6pm (Martinsville and Indian Creek)

Additional information can be gathered by visiting the CFMC website at CFMConline.org, attending any of the seminars listed above, or emailing CFMC Program Officer, Hannah Sitz.

Kendrick Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
The Kendrick Foundation Scholarships provides support for Morgan County residents who are pursuing a career in the healthcare field.

Applicants must be Morgan County residents, and have graduated by the end of June 2017 with a diploma from an Indiana high school or equivalent education. Students must also have been accepted into selected degree programs at an accredited college, university or other educational institution to complete a course of study in one of the healthcare fields listed here: Surgical Technology, Speech Language Pathology, Respiratory Therapy, Radiological Technology, Psychology/Counseling, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Medicine, Dietetics, or Dental Hygiene beginning in the fall of 2017. Please note, all current scholars will be grandfathered into the scholarship program with their current degree programs if their applications are accepted this year.

The scholarships are for tuition and required fees only, up to a maximum of $15,000 per person per year after deducting other financial aid which also pays tuition. Other application details are available at kendrickfoundation.org.

The deadline for the Kendrick Foundation, Inc. Scholarship applications is February 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Community Foundation of Morgan County Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Morgan County offers Morgan County residents the opportunity to apply for scholarships based on a wide variety of selection criteria. Most scholarships are based on geography, extracurricular involvement, and GPA. Additionally, the foundation offers several scholarships for current college students and non-traditional students who have already graduated from high school.

The deadline for high school senior CFMC Scholarship applications is February 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program
The 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship has been awarded for the 2016-2017 Scholarship Cycle. This scholarship application opened in August 2016 and recipients were announced the second week of December. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program provides two full-tuition scholarships for Morgan County residents. To be eligible for the 2018 Lilly Scholarship students must have graduated by the end of June 2018 with a diploma from a regionally accredited Indiana high school and be first time college students. These scholarships must be used to pursue baccalaureate degrees at an accredited public or private Indiana college or university beginning in the fall of 2018.

The deadline for Lilly Endowment Scholarship applications is in the fall. Please visit our website for further information. Deadlines will be posted this summer.

Additional information can be gathered by visiting the CFMC website at CFMConline.org, attending any of the seminars listed above, or emailing CFMC Program Officer, Hannah Sitz.