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Tipton County
Class of 2017
Scholarship & Financial Aid Information

New Approach!

TCF’s Process for the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship has been moved to the Fall, and the recipient should be announced before Christmas 2016!

Our Information Night will be July 28 at 6 p.m. at the Tipton County Foundation Office and Conference Center, 1020 W. Jefferson St., on the Pioneer campus.

  • The application for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be available online August 1, and must be submitted by September 30, 2016.

  • The application process for local TCF-funded scholarships will also begin August 1, but the deadline is not until March 1, 2017.

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.

If you have any questions regarding the Foundation's application process, contact TCF at scholars@tiptoncf.org or 675-1943.

This page is updated often. Check for the latest news.


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, and the local high school Guidance Offices, 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 school officials and other volunteers 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 single online application, students become eligible for numerous local awards, typically totaling $150,000 per year. Applications are scored anonymously by trained volunteers serving on selection committees. 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.

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


Financial Need

Financial Aid from the Indiana and the federal governments, your college or university, and some other donors depends upon you completing the "FAFSA" (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) between January 1 and March 10. Visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov for information.

If you wish to be considered for any Foundation scholarship that considers financial need, you must include the "EFC" score from your FAFSA (the Estimated Family Contribution), when you submit the online scholarship application by March 1-- ahead of the Indiana deadline of March 10!

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 Financial Aid Office at Indiana University Kokomo has provided a presentation with helpful information to everyone about the Financial Aid process at most colleges. Click to read or download a recent edition of Paying for College.


Eligibility

Applicants to all scholarships through the Tipton County Foundation must agree to the following:

  • “I certify that the information and essays within this application are true, and that they represent my own work. This application was completed by me, and all content is my own, unless attributed to its original source. Any assistance I received in proofreading or editing was minimal and did not at all alter the substance of my work.”

  • “If I fail to graduate in the Spring of 2017 and enroll and attend classes at an accredited college or university for the Fall semester 2017, I will forfeit the scholarship. Accordingly, I will avoid school disciplinary problems and violations of the law, such as: drinking alcohol, substance abuse, and traffic violations.”

Applying for Scholarships at the Tipton County Foundation Online App

  1. AFTER August 1, 2016, Go to: http://tinyurl.com/TCFApp
  2. Use the "Create New Account" button to create a username and password.
  3. Login and select the Tipton County Foundation Scholarships Application. This covers all of the named scholarships in your Blue Book except the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.
  4. Follow the prompts and instructions to complete each section of the application. You will see bar graphs which indicate your progress. You may save and exit at any time and return later.
  5. Once you have reached 100% for all sections of your Tipton County Foundation application, you may review and submit, but this may only be done once for TCF Scholarships and once for the LECS application. After you have submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.
  6. You are encouraged to also apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, using the separate section of the same online application. You do not need to complete the TCF application before submitting the LECS, and applying for one does not automatically apply you for the other. The deadline for the LECS is September 30. The deadline for all other TCF Scholarships is March 1.

Seniors who are being Home Schooled or attending Tipton or Tri-Central will all use the Foundation's same single online application. Not all students are eligible for all scholarships.


Tipton County Foundation's "Blue Book"

Scholarship Information Updated each year for the Senior Class. The Class of 2016 edition is still available. Blue Book

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


Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

and the George R. Myerly & Sons Scholarships

Class of 2017 Applications are part of the online process and must be submitted between August 1 and September 30, 2016.


The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, plus an allocation of $900.00 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a bachelor’s degree at any non-profit NCACS-accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.

Although the LECSP 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. Click for information... L.E.C.S.P.


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