Middle School Scholarships

Preparing for College

Photo of Rhiannon Cass, the 2021 Blakesley Eighth Grade Scholarship winner.

Preparation for college can start in middle school. The Community Foundation is committed to helping students find career pathways and finding money to help pay for higher education or study after high school is part of that process.

The Community Foundation’s Blakesley Scholarship is for students who excel in mathematics.

The State of Indiana offers 21st Century Scholars full-tuition to Indiana colleges for those who are eligible and commit to a plan of action.

 

NameDescriptionAmountYears
John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence Scholarship for Eight GradersThe Blakesley Scholarship recognizes exceptional, early aptitude in mathematics by an eighth-grade student completing math honors coursework. This scholarship inspires the development of mathematical interest and understanding.$1,2504
21st Century ScholarsIndiana 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.Full tuition4

Resources

FILL OUT YOUR FAFSA

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

LEARN MORE INDIANA

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.

COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY

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

INDIANA INTERN.NET

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

FASTWEB

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

SCHOLARSHIPS.COM

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.

GOING 2 COLLEGE

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.

PREPARE FOR MY CAREER

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

WORK ETHIC CERTIFICATION

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

INDIANA CAREER EXPLORER

The state of Indiana’s online career exploration tool can help guide your education.

INDIANA'S 21ST CENTURY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Make college much more affordable with this state program.

INDIANA CAREER READY

Track your progress as you prepare for your career.

Scholarship Team

Let us help you pick the right foundation that fits your needs.

Amanda Jamison

Senior Program Officer

[email protected]
(574) 295-8761

Samantha Lambert

Associate Program Officer

[email protected]
(574) 295-8761