• 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

    The 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application deadline has passed.  If selected as a finalist, interviews will take place on Tuesday, October 10th between 4 and 7 p.m. 

    CLICK HERE to create your account and begin your application when available.

    For a tutorial on how to create your account and the application process, CLICK HERE.

  • scholarship acceptance form

    CLICK HERE to accept your scholarship(s). Complete this form once and list the name of each scholarship on the acceptance form.  Send to kkrause@cfopc.org along with required documents by July 7, 2023. 

    Make sure to keep the Congrats letter you received for the scholarship(s) you were awarded.  

    There are important requirements/stipulations for each scholarship and is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure the documents are submitted as required and any renewable requirements met as stipulated. 



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    2023 Recipients

    2022 Recipients

  • non traditional adult scholarships

    The Community Foundation administers four non-traditional scholarships for current college students and older adults. Non-traditional applications include the Back Home Again in Indiana Scholarship, Ralph E Winters Scholarship, Gary M Schnapf 4-H Memorial Scholarship, and the K Stuart Gast Scholarship.  

    Applications are available in mid-March with an April deadline.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY when available and to see a brief description.

    Contact Kim Krause at kkrause@cfopc.org with questions.

Scholarship history and contact information

Did you receive a scholarship through the Community Foundation of Pulaski County and would like to send a THANK YOU? Click on the tab below to read about the scholarship(s) you were awarded and contact information to send a thank you card.

Need more information? Contact Office Manager/Program Assistant Kim Krause at kkrause@cfopc.org

Scholarship FAQ's

How do I know if I am eligible for a particular scholarship? 

Each scholarship fund has specific eligibility criteria defined by the donor when the fund was established. The scholarship description preceding each application will usually contain this criteria. 

What can scholarship awards be used for? 

IRS guidelines require that scholarships be applied for educational expenses. This includes:

  • tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at the eligble educational institution;
  • course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses of instruction at eligible educational institutions

Are scholarship awards taxable? 

Consult a tax expert for advice. Generally speaking, for degree seeking students, the portion of the scholarship that is used for room and board is taxable. For non-degree seeking students, all the scholarship is taxable. 

Are the scholarship awards sufficient to pay the cost of my college education? 

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is the only full-tuition scholarship available through the Community Foundation. The other scholarships offered by the Community Foundation provide partial support. In addition to applying for our scholarships, we highly recommend that you look into other financial aid resources such as federal grants, work-study awards, and loans. 

If I am awarded a scholarship, how much will I get? 

Although a few scholarships have set award amounts, awards will vary depending on a number of factors. Your award will depend on the size of the particular fund and the directions given by the donors or fund advisors. 

Where can I go to school with these scholarships? 

Most of the scholarships are for students attending any accredited college or university. Some scholarships are designed for students attending an Indiana institution, or a particular college or university. See the specific description at the beginning of each scholarship application.

May I receive awards from more than one scholarship?

Yes, you may apply for all the scholarships to which you are eligible, and therefore could be selected as a recipient from multiple scholarship funds. 

Do I need to pay scholarship money back?

No, scholarships are charitable awards that do not need to be paid back. 

If I am selected, do I get the check? 

No. Checks are made payable to and directly sent to the educational institution, after the Community Foundation has received the required documentation - typically, this is your student ID number and first semester schedule. Scholars receive a letter from the Community Foundation at or after graduation/awards night stating the amount of the award and the required documentation.

If I receive a scholarship one year, will I automatically receive an award the following year? 

No. Currently there are a limited number of renewable scholarships. In almost all cases students must turn in grade reports and/or class schedules. 

What if I have other questions? 

If you have questions, or to request an application, see your guidance counselor or contact the Community Foundation.