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Since 1998, the Harrison County Community Foundation has provided funds each spring to each of the high schools for non-renewable scholarships. In 2018, we provided $587,800 in scholarships to over 110 graduating seniors throughout Harrison County. Scholarship recipients are selected by a universal scholarship committee which has community volunteers, past HCCF board members, one current HCCF board member and school personnel from each of the four county high schools as members.
The Building Our Future scholarships are awarded to Harrison County resident graduating seniors. The Building Our Future Scholarship recipients receive $2,500 a year renewable for four years for a total of $10,000 each. The Board of Directors determines annually the number available to each high school primarily upon senior class size as reported by the high schools in January.
HCCF also awards a $20,000 scholarship at each of the four Harrison County high schools to a student planning on attending Indiana University Southeast.
We currently have over 100 endowed scholarship funds that last year provided over $195,650 for Harrison County resident graduating seniors to attend college. These charitable endowment funds were established by residents of the community as well as local college universities, for-profit and non-profit organizations interested in providing educational assistance to our youth.
The HCCF Universal Scholarship Application enables graduating high school students to apply for the Building Our Future and Indiana University Southeast renewable scholarships, Founders Vocational scholarships and most of HCCF’s charitable endowment scholarships at the same time with one application.
Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit the email confirmation from the FAFSA to be considered.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on specific criteria, using a point-based system. Each applicant can earn points based on ACT/SAT test scores, grade point average, attendance, the type of diploma that will be earned upon graduation, dual credit courses completed, work experience, community service, extracurricular activities, and honors and awards.
This application opens in November. Applications must be submitted online on Monday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. Only complete applications will be considered.
Eligible applicants must be graduating from high school or have graduated from high school within the last five years, and they must have plans to complete higher education in a hospital, medical or healthcare-related field. Applicants can be residents of Harrison and Crawford counties in Indiana or Meade County, Ky. Applicants must include a letter of intent, a copy of their high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and verification of acceptance from their chosen college or university.
This application will open in December. Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, April 15 at 4 p.m. to be considered.
HCCF uses unrestricted funds to meet various community needs. From grants to nonprofits for basic human services to large-scale programs such as preschool - these are made possible by using unrestricted funds. HCCF is participating in the Lilly Endowment Inc. GIFT VII Challenge in order to bring more unrestricted dollars into our community.
You can give in any amount to
any existing fund.