Morgan County, Ind. – Beginning November 6th, 2020, the online application will open for scholarships through the Community Foundation of Morgan. Each year, the foundation awards over $180,000 to Morgan County students.

The application process is completely online. Applications will be due by Jan. 7, 2021, at 4 p.m.

Although the deadline is several months away, Community Development Officer, Jessica Schwarz advises not to wait. She says creating a login on the CFMC platform early will allow applicants to review the needed information and prepare to apply.

“Students should give themselves plenty of time to fill out the application,” she said. “Although the student is the applicant, they will rely on others to provide critical parts of the application such as the transcript, references and financial details. Allow them the courtesy of ample notice to meet the deadline as well.”

Applicants can use their login information to save their progress and return at a later date, as well as check to see if the transcript and reference letters have been received electronically.

About the scholarships

Scholarships from CFMC are available for all high school seniors as well as those who have already graduated high school and are pursuing a college degree, depending upon the scholarship.

Criteria for the CFMC scholarships vary based on the individual scholarship and could include a field of study, financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities or the high school the student attends. The award amount ranges from $500 to $13,000 per scholarship.

High school seniors who are Morgan County residents but attend a school outside the county, such as those attending another high school as a transfer student, those enrolled in a private school, or home-schooled students are eligible for the Morgan County resident category of CFMC scholarships.

The scholarship application and full details are available on the foundation website at CFMConline.org/donors/scholarships.