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Tipton County
Class of 2015
Scholarship & Financial Aid Information

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Your best advice any time about scholarships and other financial aid for higher education is available at your high school Guidance Office and from the institutions to which you apply.
TCF’s promotion of higher education is funded in part by the Independent Colleges of Indiana through the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.  We would like to thank ICI and the Endowment along with our other donors, volunteers, high school Guidance Offices, and the local Dollars for Scholars® chapters who all provide opportunities for Tipton County students to continue their education on a collegiate level.

TCF is committed to helping more students graduate from college with less debt. Rising costs are closing doors to higher education for many individuals in our community. Through the Tipton County Foundation, local Dollars for Scholars chapters at Tipton and Tri-Central high schools, and other organizations, we make a strong, collective statement about the importance of education beyond high school. We help provide both encouragement and financial support for local students.

The selection process is objective and nondiscriminatory. By completing a common application form, students become eligible for several local awards. Applications are scored anonymously by trained volunteers serving on a selection committee. Evaluation includes a variety of qualities, including work experience, school and community service activities, and academic record. In this way, scholarships are made available to a wide range of deserving students planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.

Scholarship Information Nights for the Class of 2015

Tipton County High School Seniors and Parents May Attend Any One of the THREE Sessions, hosted by the Tipton County Foundation

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Session A – 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Session B – 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

At the Foundation’s Miller Memorial Auditorium, 1020 W. Jefferson St., Tipton (adjoining the Pioneer Hi-Bred International Campus)

ALSO Thursday, November 20, 2014
Session C  – 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
In the Auditorium at Tri-Central High School, 2115 W 500 N in Sharpsville

The only way to ensure you will not receive a scholarship is if you fail to apply!

Besides thousands of dollars given by colleges, Dollars for Scholars, and the two local high schools, the Foundation paid $120,000 in scholarships during 2014 to Tipton County students. At Info Night, Scholarship and Financial Aid representatives will give brief presentations about all local scholarships offered through the schools, the Dollars for Scholars program, and the Tipton County Foundation. Information will also be provided about Ivy Tech Kokomo and the E.W. Kelley Scholarship at Indiana University Kokomo.

In order to attend a session of Scholarship Information Night, please complete and submit the at http://goo.gl/forms/NDwgOAnlHE  to reserve a space. Seniors may bring one or more parents and will receive an email confirmation of their reservation. Session availability is on a first come, first serve basis and there is limited seating.


Scores from BOTH the SAT and the ACT will be REQUIRED in order for an applicant to be considered for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Please contact the Tipton County Foundation (675-1943 or scholars@tiptoncf.org) if this presents any hardships.
Please see the following websites for more information:
SAT Test Dates Registration
November 8 October 9 October 26
December 6 November 6 November24
January 24 December 29 January 9
March 14 February 13 February 27
ACT Test Dates  
October 25 September 19 October 3
December 13 November 7 November 21
February 7 January 9 January 16
*dates in bold should provide results in time for the LECS application process

Tipton County Foundation's "Blue Book"

Scholarship Information Updated each November for the Senior Class. Blue Book

(The Web Edition is NOT BLUE.) Contact TCF for a hard copy. 675-1943

Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Program
George R. Myerly & Sons Scholarships

Class of 2015 Applications must be received by January 16.



The LECSP provides scholarships for full tuition, required fees, plus an allocation of $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a bachelor’s degree at any NCACS-accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.

Although the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS) has a prestigious and demanding nomination process, do not assume that your grades are too low, your activities too few, or your leadership too lame to qualify.

Seniors who are being Home Schooled
AFTER JAN 1, 2015

Download Your Scholarship Application

Home School App

For over 50 years, Dollars for Scholars has been helping students in communities across America pursue postsecondary education. Tipton County has one chapter for each school district and over $100,000 in local scholarships is given to Tipton County high school seniors every year.

Scholarships funded by TCF are distributed through local Dollars for Scholars chapters in order to maximize the benefit to each recipient.

At each school, there is a collaborative application that covers most local scholarships. Those not included in the applications are available separately in the high school guidance offices.

Applications may not be submitted until AFTER Scholarship Info Nights in November, and must be submitted electronically on or before April 1, 2015.

Tri-Central Community Dollars for Scholars Web Page


Tipton Community Dollars for Scholars Web Page

Financial Need

The online applications include some confidential financial information. If you wish to be considered for any scholarships that consider financial need, you must answer these questions.

Your family's responses will NOT be seen by anyone other than the person who completes it and the person who reviews it at National Dollars for Scholars. In other words, no one on the local Dollars for Scholars committee, the school staff, or the Tipton County Foundation will see your confidential financial information. If need is a factor in a particular scholarship, and you do not complete the financial information, you must be excluded from consideration for those scholarships.

The Dollars for Scholars applications are used only for Tipton County Dollars for Scholars and related decisions. Financial Aid from the federal government, your college or university, and some other donors depends on you completing the "FAFSA" (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) between January 1 and March 10. Visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov for information.

Scholarship Renewal

Some scholarships, initially awarded to high school seniors, can be renewed for up to four years, under certain conditions.

AFTER MAR 1 2015! Click Here if you already have received the Bower Memorial or the Wooldridge Memorial Scholarships in a previous year.

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