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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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 675-1943.
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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 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 October 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.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2017-2018 is available online October 1 (In previous years, it was not available until January 1 of the high school graduation year.) The tax information for the FAFSA will be from 2015, tax returns that were done a long time ago for almost everyone. This is seen as a great improvement for students and colleges.
Under the new timing, students and families will not have to use estimated financial information to get the FAFSA on file for the colleges and states (Indiana’s deadline was and is March 10, well ahead of the IRS deadline), and then having to go back in and amend it once your taxes are done. This means that if a student is offered admission in the fall and the FAFSA gets filed early too, the colleges will be in a position to send financial aid awards out much earlier, he or she will know where they stand…and still have time to change plans if need be.
Why the changes? The notion of using the prior tax year has been out there for years. This makes the financial aid process more consumer-centric because students and their families will, in most cases, have more time to make their important college decisions. It also means that for most single parents or married parents filing taxes jointly, they can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA to simply pull over their 2015 tax return information to put it on the FAFSA, greatly simplifying the process for those who can use this tool.
This change also means students should find out about any priority FAFSA filing deadlines that the colleges they are considering may have for this year. Many will move up their preferred filing dates. Remember that the State of Indiana requires that the FAFSA be filed by March 10 for the student to be granted any state aid. TCF Scholarship applications, including the EFC from completing the FAFSA, are due even earlier: March 1!
For more information for students and parents, go to this brief video: https://www.nasfaa.org/ppystudents.
Applicants to all scholarships through the Tipton County Foundation must agree to the following:
Tipton County Foundation's "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.
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...
Tipton County Foundation, Inc.