Scholarships

Helping Students Achieve Their Goals

Scholarships align with the Community Foundation’s mission: connecting people who care with causes that matter. As part of our support for education, we administer scholarship funds established by individuals and organizations. Whether it’s medical school, journalism, ministry, nursing, or engineering, our scholarship donors make pursuing a career more attainable for all our high school and professional school students.

A large variety of scholarships are available and are based on a field of study, merit, financial need, and community involvement. By completing our Universal Grant Application, our system will automatically match your skills and financial need with the criteria for each scholarship. This eliminates the need to complete multiple scholarship applications.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Our 2022 Scholarship recipients will be notified via email by May 30, 2022.
  • The 2023 scholarship application will be available beginning December 2022.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA or higher as required by specific scholarships. 
  • Transcripts must be official.  Official transcripts can be obtained only from your College Bursar’s Office/High School Guidance Office. 
  • All applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit their entire Student Aid Report (SAR).  
  • Students eligible for renewals will be contacted via email in January.  If your scholarship is renewable, you must reapply each year.  Renewals are competitive and at the committee’s discretion.   
  • Awards are paid to post-secondary accredited educational institutions, not to individuals or bookstores.  
  • Decisions approved by the Community Foundation Board of Directors are rendered in May and are final.   

3K

number of students

$9M

scholarship dollars given

Application Procedure

Our scholarship application period opens December 15, 2022 and closes March 2, 2023 at 11:59 PM.  All applicants should complete our Universal Application in order to apply. Our system will automatically match your skills and financial need with the criteria for each scholarship. This eliminates the need to complete multiple scholarship applications.

Angela Lee, Scholarship Manager, has put together a video with some tips to help you prepare.