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.

Scholarship Opportunities

2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will provide one scholarship for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900.00 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any INDIANA public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.   

This scholarship is open to Harrison County residents who will have graduated by June 30th of the award year with a diploma from a regionally accredited Indiana high school and who have been accepted to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course study 
at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.

Application to apply is available August 5th and must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. on September 30th. 

High School Scholarship Opportunities Opening Soon

Universal Scholarship Application

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.

Adult Scholarship Opportunities Opening Soon

Spring 2020 Adult Scholarship Application

To help Harrison County adults have the funding they need to work toward completing their educational goals, HCCF is offering adult scholarships for the spring 2020 semester. 

Adult students 25 years or older, who want to work toward obtaining an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or vocational certification, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must show proof of Harrison County residency for the past two years. Applicants can use documents such as tax forms, housing receipts or utility bills to verify residency. 

A maximum of $5,000 per recipient per calendar year may be awarded. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, course-related fees and books.

The application will open in September and it must be submitted online by Thursday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. to be considered.




Unrestricted Fund


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.

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You can give in any amount to 
any existing fund.