Scholar Story

The 2020 Guy David Gundlach Community Scholars

Guy David Gundlach Memorial Scholarship winners named

As a complement to the Lilly Endowment Community Scholars program, the Community Foundation is honored to carry on the legacy of Guy David Gundlach by awarding six Elkhart County, first-generation, college-bound students a four-year, $5,000/year scholarship toward a bachelor’s degree. This memorial scholarship is only one of the many positive initiatives established due to Mr. […]


The following resources have been curated from our years of experience helping our community members find and receive scholarships to empower their education.


Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

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Learn More Indiana is a complete resource standing behind you, dedicated to helping you accomplish your education the way you want and following your dreams as closely as possible.

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College Goal Sunday is a program that started right here in Indiana and has spread across the country.

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Make your internship connection on Indiana's free, online web resource.

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Fastweb is a great connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.

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Whether you’re a high school student, college student, nontraditional or adult-learner, complete a free profile then get matched to scholarships and grants you're qualified for from colleges, universities, organizations, foundations, corporations, government & more.

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This website offers you an opportunity to move forward with your college plans by helping you identify school options, and locate financial aid resources and additional information in your state such as mentoring and tutoring, federal and state financial aid and college information.

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Indiana's complete portal to help a student navigate how to plan or change a career.

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Earn the Governor's Work Ethic Certification during high school to help any job search.

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Our Scholarships

Additional Community Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships that are overseen by the Community Foundation, below are additional scholarships and ways to find funding made possible by the generosity of families and organization in the Elkhart County community:       Click on a scholarship below to find out more. Catherine Wolf Scholarship – Elkhart Community Schools DreamsWork Scholarship Edward M. […]

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Since 1998, the Community Foundation has been a proud partner of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS) Program, which has provided more than 70 students from Elkhart County with the financial means to complete a post-secondary education. Through the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, Lilly Endowment Inc. will award four-year, full-tuition (room and board not included) scholarships […]

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Universal Scholarship Application

The Universal Scholarship Application is open January 1 to March 2 and creates a pathway to more than 25 scholarships.   The Community Foundation oversees numerous scholarship funds, which provide dozens of award opportunities each year.  To save you on time and energy, we have developed one online, universal application that matches you directly with […]

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John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence Scholarship for 8th Grader

Thanks to the generosity of John G. Blakesley, the Community Foundation is proud to offer a 4-year scholarship to an Elkhart County graduating 8th grade student, to be applied towards 4-years of higher education at an accredited college following the student’s high school graduation.  The scholarship application opens February 1, 2021 and applications are due […]

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21st Century Scholars

Indiana started the 21st Century Scholars in 1990 to ensure that every student can afford a college education. Income-eligible 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are guaranteed to receive up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. […]

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INSPIRE Scholarship

The INSPIRE Scholarship will provide hard-working, community-minded students the opportunity to receive $3,000 per year toward their college education. It will award multiple 2- and 4-year scholarships each year.   Scholarship award: $3,000 per year You are eligible if you are: Graduating from an Elkhart County High School Resident of Elkhart County for minimum of 4 […]

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Adult Scholarships

The Community Foundation provides tuition assistance for adults working hard to obtain their degree or certificate.  Students are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in scholarships and may re-apply annually. Over 50 adult scholarships are awarded each year.     Scholarship Listing Community Impact Scholarship Resident of Elkhart County a minimum of four years. Graduated high school or […]

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