Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a high school or college student looking for financial assistance for your education? Thanks to our generous donors, the Community Foundation oversees more than 30 scholarship funds to help talented and passionate students attain the dream of a college education.

Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships to help deserving students obtain a higher education.

Scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 school year will open in January 2015. 

The Community Foundation manages various scholarship funds providing educational opportunities for future generations. Our recipients include future doctors, teachers, bankers engineers and the leaders for the next generation.

Please carefully review the criteria for each scholarship to determine the scholarships you are eligible for and the process in which to apply.

We have grouped the scholarships into five general categories to make it easier to review.

Area of Study - available to students who are pursuing degrees in a particular area of study as selected by the donor.

Employee/Resident - available to students who are employees, or dependents of employees, of specific companies. In addition, other scholarships assist students in specific group residential homes and centers.

Member/Participant - available to students who are members of a specific organization, club or church.

Population Specific - available to students who live in specific counties, are within certain ethnic groups or fit other population-based criteria.

School Specific - available to students attending specific schools located in the Midlands.


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