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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.
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.
The IU Southeast Harrison County Education Scholarship provides scholarship support to students attending IUS and enrolled in graduate level courses in the School of Education. All recipients must be employed by a school corporation of Harrison County, Indiana.
The HCCF Adult Scholarship Program was developed to increase the number of adults, within the county, who have a higher education degree.
Applicants will need to demonstrate legal residency for the past 24 months. Documentation such as tax forms, housing receipts, or utility bills can be used to verify residency. Applicants will also be requested to upload copies of transcripts from colleges previously attended (if applicable). These do not have to be official, sealed originals. Copies will be sufficient.
Applicants may receive up to $5,000 per calendar year. Applicants who have already earned a Bachelor's or Associate's degree are not eligible to apply.
Scholarship provides support for students studying in a trade or vocational program. Students must be between the ages of 18-21 years old and be legal residents of Harrison County. Funding may be used for tuition, books, course related fees and required tools, uniforms or supplies.
Funding is available to help Harrison County youth attend church-based camps. This endowment was created by a friend of Lucy’s who wanted to honor Lucy’s love of teaching, working
with children, and her strong religious commitment.
The fund provides church camp scholarships to children who might not otherwise have been able to attend.
A sponsoring church must request the funds on behalf of interested youth. Support is provided on a need-based basis without priority or exclusion given to any denomination.
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.