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send all mail to PO Box 412.)
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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