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Tipton County
Class of 2016
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.
TCFís 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 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.

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

Scholarship Information Nights for the Class of 2016

Attendance is by reservation, made after the invitations have been sent. The content of all three sessions will be the same, so Seniors and thier parents may attend the most convenient session... if a reservation has been made in reply to the invitation.

  • Tuesday, November 17, 6 pm, Tri-Central Auditorium

  • Thursday, November 19, 6 pm & 7:30 pm, Tipton County Foundation Auditorium


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 if this presents any hardships.
Please see the following websites for more information:

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 2016 Applications will be available in November 2015 and must be received at TCF by January 2016.



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 bachelorís 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
will now be using the Foundation's new online application.

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

Financial Need

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 for information.

The Foundation's online scholarship applications include some confidential financial information. If you wish to be considered for any scholarships that consider financial need, you must answer these questions. This includes the score from your FAFSA: the Estimated Family Contribution.

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.

Scholarship Renewal

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

AFTER MAR 1 2016! Click Here if you already have received the Bower Memorial or the Wooldridge Memorial Scholarships in a previous year.

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