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    Based on your school status, you may be eligible for scholarships listed below. Each scholarship has its own distinct selection criteria, such as financial need, special interest/intended study or GPA requirement.

   After reviewing the scholarship possibilities, you may visit our online scholarship platform to view and apply for scholarships.

   Printed applications will not be available or accepted this year as the CFMC implements its online application system. Applicants can save applications as they compile needed information.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program  

  The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program offers two full-tuition scholarships for Morgan County who will have graduated by the end of June, 2015 with a diploma from a regionally accredited Indiana high school and who will be first time college students.

   Since the Lilly Endowment Scholarship Program was first offered in 1998, Lilly remains steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic, and economic well being of our community. These scholarships must be used to pursue baccalaureate degrees at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university beginning in the fall of 2015. The Endowment hopes that this program will encourage many of Indiana’s most talented students to attend one of Indiana’s fine higher education institutions and after graduation, consider pursuing occupations in Indiana.

   Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship weighted selection criteria is as follows: academic performance, 30%; financial need, 20%; school/community activities and/or work experience, 20%; essay, 15%; interview, 10%; personal characteristics, 5%.

Community Foundation of Morgan County Scholarship Program  

Dorothy Asher Scholarship: Provides scholarships for Morgan County residents of any age attending an accredited two- or four-year public or private institution of higher education and are studying elementary education. Recipients must agree to attempt to obtain employment, if available, in Morgan County, Indiana for at least one year upon completion of their education. Scholarships may be awarded annually to the same recipient if the foundation deems this appropriate for the progress the student may make.

The Never Too Late Scholarship:  Providing scholarships for tuition, books, and/or equipment to an adult, age 30 or over, living in Morgan County who is returning to school to pursue a high school diploma, G.E.D., associates, bachelors, or graduate degree.  A special essay is required to consist of:

  • applicant’s financial need
  • commitment to educational goals
  • clearly defined educational plan and timeline
  • long-term career, vocational, self-improvement or employment objectives
  • community service and/or some combination thereof

Newburn-Asher Scholarship: Provides scholarships for Morgan County residents of any age attending an accredited two- or four-year public or private institution of higher education and are studying in the health care field. Recipients must agree to attempt to obtain employment, if available, in Morgan County, Indiana for at least one year upon completion of their education. Scholarships may be awarded annually to the same recipient if the foundation deems this appropriate for the progress the student may make.

Sergeant Dan Starnes Memorial Scholarship: Provides two $500 scholarships each year for Morgan County residents to study law enforcement. Sgt. Starnes worked as a member of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department from 1995 to 2001. Sgt. Starnes was shot while on duty on Flag Day, June 14, 2001, he died on July 10, 2001 from his injuries. His family was determined to make sure that his memory would not be forgotten, so in 2001 they established the Sergeant Dan Starnes Memorial Scholarship at the Community Foundation of Morgan County to provide scholarships for Morgan County residents to study law enforcement.

 

Kendrick Foundation, Inc. Scholarships  

   The Kendrick Foundation, Inc. Scholarships will provide support for Morgan County residents who are pursuing a career in the health care field. The scholarships are for tuition only, up to a maximum of $15,000 per person per year after deducting other financial aid which also pays tuition. The program is open to all Morgan County, Indiana residents:

    • Who have graduated by the end of June 2015, with a diploma from an Indiana high school or an equivalent education
    • Who have been accepted into a program at an accredited college, university, or other educational institution to complete a course of study in a health care field (including medicine, dentistry, allied health, and nursing) beginning in the fall of 2015. Note: If your desired degree program has a late acceptance date, go ahead and apply for the Kendrick Scholarship and note "acceptance pending."

      Note: Acceptance into a pre-program such as pre-med or pre-pharmacy does not qualify for this scholarship program.

   The scholarship recipients are completely free to choose which educational institution they would like to attend, with preference being given to candidates who will attend Indiana schools.

   This scholarship requires a separate application not on this Web site. For more information and an application for the Kendrick Foundation, Inc. Scholarships, please visit their Web site at www.kendrickfoundation.org.

Online Applications

Please note, our scholarship applications are only available online through Smarter Select during a designated time period prior to each application's deadline.

We will not be distributing or accepting paper applications this year.

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For more information or questions regarding the scholarships list at the left contact Corey Howard, Program Officer, at the Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc.