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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 2017, we provided $568,100 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.
This scholarship will support careers/majors such as agricultural systems management, teaching, sales and service, marketing, or management of food, fiber and natural resources.
Applicants must have successfully completed at least twenty-four hours of college credit, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8. Applicants must be residents of Harrison County at the time of high school graduation and preference will be given to students focusing in the agricultural sciences.
Any Harrison County resident who has been graduated from high school for a minimum of ONE year; and studying in a healthcare related field is eligible.
Scholarship awards can be utilized towards a Healthcare related certification, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. Funds can only be used to pay for tuition, course related fees and books.
The Herbert and Marilyn Gettelfinger Agricultural Scholarship provides scholarships to students in agricultural studies who have successfully completed at least 24 hours of college credit
with an accumulated GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Students must be residents of Harrison County on the date of their high school graduation. Preference will be given to students enrolled in either the Vincennes University Agriculture program or the Purdue University College of Agriculture. Any level of degree program may be eligible including associates, bachelors, masters, or doctorate.
This scholarship is for students seeking an advanced medical and/or dental degree (MD, DMD, DDS).
Applicants must have been residents of Harrison County at the time of their high school graduation and who have maintained a minimum of a B+ average while in high school.
Preference will be given to applicants who have financial need and a desire to return to Harrison County to practice their profession. This scholarship is renewable for up to 6 years of study.
This funds exclusive purpose is to provide scholarship support to students in educational studies who have successfully completed at least twenty-four hours of college credit
with an accumulated GPA of at 2.5 or higher.
Applicants must be residents of Harrison County at the time of high school graduation and preference will be given to students focusing in Math, Science or Elementary Education who are currently teaching in Harrison County Schools. Scholarships can be applied towards Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degree studies.
Applicants must have residency in Harrison County* and be at least 25 years old, as of the date of application to be eligible. A maximum of $5,000 per recipient, per calendar year may be awarded.
*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 must be working towards a Vocational Certificate, Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree.
*Students who have previously obtained an Associates or Bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply.
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.