Scholarships

Helping local students pursue their academic goals.

Scholarships are the most direct and public expression of financial support that the Community Foundation can give the students of Jefferson County.

The Community Foundation manages over 50 scholarship funds that help local students pursue their academic goals following high school.

In 2021, the Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County awarded approximately $160,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors of the county’s public and private high schools. More than 30 different students earned money toward their college costs. Scholarships are available for a variety of applicants. Some are specific to schools, majors, need, or interests. Others have few restrictions. Check out the Available Scholarship Listing to see what you may be eligible for!

The county is given one Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship each year, awarding full tuition to an Indiana college or university. The application is open to Jefferson County seniors in the top 20% of their class. The window for applying lasts from early July until mid August, and the winner is announced in late December. Find out more here.

Many of the scholarships ask you to supply your test scores. However, due to the recent pandemic, many students have had to put off taking these tests. If you do not have a score yet, please go ahead and apply for the scholarships. You should supply your PSAT scores if you have those.

Most of the scholarships require you to provide the EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) from your FAFSA. However, not all of the scholarship have a need-based requirement. Look at the Available Scholarship Listing to see which scholarships require this information. You can complete your FAFSA by going to the link at the top of this page.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars receive full tuition to any Indiana public college or university. Because many scholarships are listed for tuition only, you may not be eligible. Take a look at the Available Scholarship Listing to see which awards you might still be able to apply for.

Most winners will be announced in May at school ceremonies. Award recipients must complete an acceptance form on the CFMJC online application site HERE. Checks will be mailed directly to the colleges on August 1. If you drop out of school, any refund will return to the Foundation. If you decide to transfer, the money can generally go to the new school. Contact the office to find out more.

CFMJC scholarships may be used for tuition and related expenses like books and equipment at accredited colleges and universities. Room and board are NOT covered, but be sure to check out the specifics in the Available Scholarship Listing.

The online application window for our 2022 scholarships is open from December 1, 2021 to January 28, 2022 at NOON. 

All student information and recommendations MUST be submitted on the Community Force website before Noon on January 28, 2022. Please remember to give your references plenty of time to complete and submit letters of recommendation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure all materials are completed and the SUBMIT button is pressed before this time. Your school counselor will have an additional week to submit your transcript. Partial applications will not be considered.

Email [email protected] with questions, or call the office at 812-265-3327.

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Applications for the 2022 CFMJC Scholarships are OPEN! Deadline to submit is January 28, 2022 at Noon. Click the button to the right to apply!

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2021 Scholarship Winners

Devin Banks - Madison Consolidated High School
Bill Oldaker Scholarship of the Madison Rotary Club
Ethan Besse - Southwestern High School
LIsa Cheatham Memorial Scholarship & George and June Miller Memorial Scholarship
Sebastian Biallas - Madison Consolidated High School
Community Foundation Scholar & Larry and Charmaine Owens Scholarship of the Madison Rotary Club
Aliza Boles - Madison Consolidated High School
Deputy Alumni Association Scholarship
Alivia Brawner - Madison Consolidated High School
Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship
Olivia Bruce - Southwestern High School
Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship
Brett Cahall - Madison Consolidated High School
Curtis Wright Memorial Scholarship & Dupont Alumni Scholarship
Nicholas Center - Madison Consolidated High School
Ralph and Robin Jones Family Memorial Scholarship & Tiffany Lee Carter Memorial Scholarship
Brooklyn Cline - Madison Consolidated High School
Brad O'Leary Scholarship & Broadway School Alumni Scholarship
Landon DeAtley - Southwestern High School
Brian W. Stites Memorial Scholarship
Chloe Ferris - Madison Consolidated High School
Dennis Holt Memorial Scholarship
Abigail Fulton - Southwestern High School
Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
Ashton Goode - Southwestern High School
Christie Crafton Memorial Scholarship & Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship
McKenzy Gray - Jac-Cen-Del High School
Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship
Abigail Hanson - Madison Consolidated High School
M. W. Anderson Scholarship
Autumn Harmon - Southwestern High School
Community Foundation Scholar & Dale McNeely Scholarship
Norman Jones - Southwestern High School
Keith Brooks Memorial Scholarship
Johanna Leatherman - Shawe Memorial High School
Hall Family Scholarship & Community Foundation Scholar
Jennifer Mack - Madison, Indiana
Carolyn Bruce Spicer and Gene E. Spicer Adult Nursing Scholarship
Kadin Miller - Southwestern High School
Ralph and Robin Jones Family Memorial Scholarship
Kourtney Neukam - Madison Consolidated High School
CAM Car Club Scholarship
Luke Ommen - Madison Consolidated High School
The Chan Chilton Memorial Scholarship
Rachel Riley - Madison Consolidated High School
Thomas D. Craft, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Troy Allen Pyles Memorial Scholarship & Bonnie and Printis Shelton Scholarship
Clayton Seals - Southwestern High School
J. Michael Sample Memorial Scholarship for Music, Mary Elizabeth Patterson Scholarship & Marcia Morrill Memorial Scholarship of the Madison Rotary Club
Kyle Shepperson - Madison Consolidated High School
Erin Turner Memorial Scholarship
Conner Slygh - Madison Consolidated High School
George and June Kirk Scholarship
Logan Smoot - Madison Consolidated High School
Carl J. and Mary M. Hoefling Memorial Scholarship of the Pilot Club
Olivia Spencer - Madison Consolidated High School
Calvin Family Scholarship & Mabel Green Memorial Scholarship
Emily Studebaker - Madison Consolidated High School
Friends of the Class of '84 Scholarship, Frances K. Eisan Memorial Scholarship, Carolyn Bruce Spicer and Gene E. Spicer Nursing Scholarship, The Wood Memorial Scholarship, Community Foundation Scholar, Terri Nighbert Memorial Scholarship, Helyn Bishop Scholarship, Dorothy B. Lotz Scholarship & MCHS Class of '66 Scholarship
Trey Suggett - Shawe Memorial High School
Community Foundation Scholar
Ashlee Swickard - Madison Consolidated High School
Deputy Alumni Association Scholarship
Gracie True - Madison Consolidated High School
Glenn G. and Dorothy Ebel Huntington Memorial Scholarship, Mabel Green Memorial Scholarship & Sharon T. Alcorn Memorial Scholarship
Emily Ward - Madison Consolidated High School
Madison Chautauqua Scholarship for the Arts in Memory of Bob Fourhman
Devin Zhang - Madison Consolidated High School
Dorothy B. Lotz Scholarship, Nathan Wilson Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics & Joseph V. Cline Scholarship
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