Jan/5/2021

Scholarship Applications are Now Available

Delaware County high school seniors and current college students can apply for scholarships now through March 1. The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County manages more than 50 scholarships. Scholarship awards totaling more than $200,000 benefit students each year. Students should visit 2021scholars.com to begin their application.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship. Most scholarships offered are available for high school seniors in Delaware County, Ind. Some scholarships are also available for current college students. These vary based on student major and enrollment.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Apply for scholarships from The Community Foundation at 2021scholarships.com. You’ll need to create an account and then begin your Universal Application. The Universal Application will then direct you to the scholarships you qualify for. You may need to complete extra tasks to submit your application.

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

Completing your application can take time. Get started early. It takes time to complete essays and other long-form questions. You’ll fill out an activity form. It highlights your athletic, club, volunteer, employment, and other extracurricular activities. You’ll also need at least one letter of recommendation from a trusted adult. Another letter of recommendation is needed for some scholarships. You may need to answer a question about your financial need. You will not have to submit any tax documentation to be eligible for scholarships.

WHERE DOES THE FUNDING COME FROM?

Donors established scholarship funds along with the criteria used to determine the recipients. Scholarship awards are based on the size of the fund. Scholarship awards range from a one-time award of $500 to a four-year-award at $5,000 per year.

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I RECEIVED A SCHOLARSHIP?

Scholarship decisions are made by mid-April. Notifications are made by email and through your online application account. You will have to provide follow up information to receive your award.

HOW DO I GET MY AWARD MONEY?

Scholarship payments are sent to your post-secondary education. There is no limit to what the funds can be used for concerning your education. If your scholarship award from The Community Foundation, plus other awards, grants, or loans, exceeds your attendance cost, the remaining funds will be made available to you through your school.

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Scholarship applications are now available for scholarships administered by The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County. High school seniors and current college students can visit 2021scholarships.com to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Students will be notified about scholarship awards by the end of April.

High school students applying for scholarships can contact their school counselor for support. For help with the online scholarship software, email scholarships@cfmdin.org.

The Community Foundation administers scholarships to support post-secondary education. Community-minded donors established the 51 scholarship funds and set the criteria for the awards. Students participating in various activities, with a wide range of grade-point averages, from schools across Delaware County are eligible to apply. Awards vary by scholarship.

The Community Foundation utilizes an online scholarship application software. After completing an initial questionnaire, students will be directed to the applicable scholarships. More information may be requested before submitting applications. Please review the Foundation’s scholarship guide, available at 2021scholarships.com, before completing any applications.

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The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. encourages philanthropy, assists donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets, and exercises leadership in directing resources to enhance the quality of life for residents of Muncie and Delaware County. Since 1985, community members and businesses have helped the Foundation grow our endowment to $62 million. Using the earnings on the endowment, the Foundation distributes grants to nonprofit organizations, including scholarships to support students through post-secondary education. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $54 million to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.