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 2020, the Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County awarded approximately $165,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors of the county’s public and private high schools. More than 40 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 late 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. 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 application window for our 2021 scholarships is CLOSED. Class of 2021 winners will be announced at school awards events or in a special CFMJC event in May.

All student information and recommendations MUST be submitted on the Community Force website before Noon on January 29, 2021. 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 2021 CFMJC Scholarships are OPEN! Deadline to submit is January 29, 2021 at Noon. Click the button to the right to apply!

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Recent Scholarship Winners

Karsyn Bailey - Madison Consolidated High School
Tiffany Lee Carter Memorial Scholarship
Juliana Bell - Southwestern High School
LIsa Cheatham Memorial Scholarship
Logan Burchfield - Southwestern High School
Bill Oldaker Scholarship of the Madison Rotary Club & CAM Car Club Scholarship
Sara Boltz - Madison, IN
Carolyn Bruce Spicer & Gene E. Spicer Nursing Scholarship (Adult)
Isaac Boone - Madison Consolidated High School
Community Foundation Scholar Award & Dorothy B. Lotz Scholarship
Shahala Brown - Southwestern High School
Mary Elizabeth Patterson Memorial Scholarship
Morgan Cahall - Madison Consolidated High School
Calvin Family Scholarship, Dennis Holt Memorial Scholarship, & Dupont Alumni Scholarship
Kalin Campbell - New Washington High School
Christie Crafton Memorial Scholarship
Luka Chabukashvili - Madison Consolidated High School
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
Edward Cleary - Southwestern High School
Marcia S. Morrill Memorial Scholarship of the Madison Rotary Club & Ralph and Robyn Jones Family Memorial Scholarship
Mitchell Cline - Southwestern High School
Keith Brooks Memorial Scholarship
Adam Combs- Madison Consolidated High School
Chan Chilton Memorial Scholarship
Kristin Consley - Southwestern High School
Christie Crafton Memorial Scholarship
Alayna Cox - Madison Consolidated High School
Ralph & Robyn Jones Family Memorial Scholarship
Kelly Wen Dong - Madison Consolidated High School
Dorothy B. Lotz Scholarship
Jessie Dyer - Madison Consolidated High School
Community Foundation Scholar Award, Francis K. Eisan Memorial Scholarship, Mabel Green Memorial Scholarship, & MCHS Class of 1966 Scholarship
Maddie Felts - Madison Consolidated High School
The Wood Memorial Scholarship
Jared Ferguson - Madison Consolidated High School
Dupont Alumni Scholarship
Anne Grady - Madison Consolidated High School
Bonnie and Printis Shelton Scholarship & Curtis Wright Memorial Scholarship
Bailey Hankins - Madison Consolidated High School
Carolyn Bruce Spicer and Gene E. Spicer Nursing Scholarship & Terri Nighbert Memorial Scholarship
Elias Hanson - Madison Consolidated High School
Helyn Bishop Scholarship & Nathan Wilson Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
Annemarie Hassfurder - Madison Consolidated High School
Deputy Alumni Scholarship & Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship
Britta Hess - Madison Consolidated High School
Madison Chautauqua Scholarship for the Arts in Memory of Bob Fourhman
Rachael Hoffman - Madison Consolidated High School
Troy Allen Pyles Memorial Scholarship
Connor Jacobs - Madison Consolidated High School
Larry and Charmaine Owens Scholarship of the Madison Rotary Club & M.W. Anderson Scholarship
Madelynn Jacobs - Southwestern High School
Community Foundation Scholar Award, Dale McNeely Scholarship, & Madison Kiwanis/Connor K. Salm Scholarship
Vanina Kelsey - Madison Consolidated High School
Erin Turner Memorial Scholarship & George and June Miller Memorial Scholarship
Haniah Kring - Homeschool Graduate
Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship
Abigail Moore - Madison Consolidated High School
Charles H. & C. Chris Keller Scholarship
Jonah Nichols - Madison Consolidated High School
Brad O'Leary Scholarship, Mabel Green Memorial Scholarship, & MCHS Class of '84 Scholarship
Hannah Owen - Madison Consolidated High School
Glenn G. and Dorothy Ebel Huntington Memorial Scholarship & Sharon T. Alcorn Memorial Scholarship
Nathaniel Pawlak - Shawe Memorial High School
Community Foundation Scholar Award
Abigail Phillips - Madison Consolidated High School
George and June Kirk Scholarship & Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship
Briseida Reyes-Miranda - Shawe Memorial High School
Father Hilary G. Meny Scholarship
Lucas Riley - Southwestern High School
Dupont Alumni Scholarship
Lauren Ross - Southwestern High School
J. Michael Sample Memorial Scholarship for Music
Emily Skirvin - Madison Consolidated High School
Lynn A. Maricle Music Scholarship
Trevor Smith - Southwestern High School
Brian W. Stites Memorial Scholarship
Jessica Stuart - Shawe Memorial High School
Hall Family Scholarship
Dustin Trapp - Homeschool Graduate
Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship
Matthew Ward - Madison Consolidated High School
Thomas D. Craft, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Harper Watson - Madison Consolidated High School
Broadway School Alumni Scholarship, Community Foundation Scholar Award, & Joseph V. Cline Scholarship
Clare Wilber - Madison Consolidated High School
Carl J. & Mary M. Hoefling Memorial Scholarship of the Pilot Club of Madison
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