Scholarships

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - SUBMIT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP ACCEPTANCE FORM HERE (Due July 1, 2017):  https://cfmjcscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

Our 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application will open on July 1, 2017. The online application is available at  https://cfmjcscholarships.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx.  

In Jefferson County, there is one four-year, full-tuition scholarship available.  The chosen student will receive a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.  The other finalists will each receive $1,000 Scholar Awards from the Community Foundation. 

To be eligible for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, applicants MUST:

  • Reside in Jefferson County
  • Be in the top 20% of their graduating class
  • Be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 30, 2018 (accredited by the State Board of Education or a national or regional accreditation agency recognized by the State Board of Education)
  • Intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate degree at an accredited Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university
  • Complete a College Costs Estimator
  • Have two letters of recommendation – one from a teacher; one from a source outside of the applicant’s school system, such as an employer, volunteer coordinator, church leader, 4-H leader, etc.

All applications must be submitted before August 25, 2017 at Noon. All applicants must complete a College Costs Estimator by August 25, 2017 at Noon. The instructions and link to the College Costs Estimator can be found in the sidebar at the right side of the page.

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ALL AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS.

The online applications for our 2018 scholarships will open later this year.  

A list of Community Foundation scholarships available for 2018 will be located in a link to the right of the screen. Please note that some of the listed scholarship applications (Hoefling, Rotary Club, 4-H) will be available in your counselor's office and will have a different deadline. 

The 2018 Madison Chautaqua Festival of Art Scholarship in Memory of Bob Fourhman application will be available later this year. A link will be provided to the right of the screen.  


If you have any questions regarding the scholarship application process, please contact Kelley Hoagland at kelleyh@cfmjc.org or 812-274-0243.

If you have any questions regarding filling out the College Costs Estimator, please contact the National Center for College Costs at info@collegecosts.com or toll free at 877-687-7291.

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College Cost Estimator Instructions
2017 Community Foundation Available Scholarships
2017 Chautauqua Scholarship Application
2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
2016 Scholarship Recipients