Scholarships

Together with local philanthropists, the Community Foundation offers numerous scholarships for full-time, part-time, traditional or non-traditional students. Let us help you secure funding for your education or provide you the resources you need to succeed!
Types of Scholarships
We have scholarships available for adults, graduating high school seniors, and 8th grade students in Elkhart County. All scholarships can be used toward tuition and academic fees, but are not available for room and board.
Scholarship Timelines

Below you will find the application deadlines for the scholarships managed by the Community Foundation.

Adults: Universal Scholarship Application
January 1, 2019 Application available online.
March 1, 2019 Application deadline at 5:00 p.m.
High School Seniors: Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
August 1, 2018 Application available to download.
September 10, 2018 Application due to respective high school counselor.
High School Seniors: INSPIRE Scholarship
September 1, 2018 Application available to download.
November 30, 2018 Application due to respective high school counselor.
High School Seniors: Universal Scholarship Application
January 1, 2019 Application available online.
March 1, 2019 Application deadline at 5:00 p.m.
8th Grade Students: John G. Blakesley Mathematical Excellence 
February 1, 2019 Application available to download.
March 1, 2019 Applications due to respective middle school counselor.
Scholarship Granting Organization

The Indiana Tax Credit Scholarship program is now available for individuals or corporations who would like to donate to scholarship-granting organizations (SGO). The Community Foundation is pleased to be a qualified SGO and can receive private, charitable donations. These donations earmarked to one of our partnering private schools will provide K-12 tuition support to students with limited means. With this program, numerous families are empowered with new options in education.

A compelling feature of contributing to an SGO is contributions are eligible to receive a 50% state tax credit and are federally tax deductible. The funds donated can then be distributed to partner schools for families that meet income and other requirements. Up to $14 million in tax credits can be awarded over the course of the state’s fiscal year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).

Contact Us

Amanda Jamison

Senior Program Officer
Career Pathways

Samantha Lambert

Program Associate
Career Pathways

Lauren Cooper

Scholarship Assistant