Available Scholarship Opportunities

To apply for scholarships, follow these important steps:

  1. Read the instructions and tips on the How to Apply page.
  2. Review each scholarship below to determine your eligibility, clicking on the scholarship name to read the scholarship’s full criteria.
  3. Make note of application deadlines and access codes – they vary.
  4. Once you are ready to apply, click the link below or the Apply button at the bottom of the page to be redirected to our scholarship application portal.

If you have questions, please contact the Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, John Campbell, at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

To start or return to an application, click here or the Apply button at the bottom of this page to reach our scholarship application portal.

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gibson Community Scholarships

  • 1971 WMHS Alumni Scholarship ($500)

    Graduating seniors of Wood Memorial High School in good academic standing and pursuing post-sec­ondary education at any accredited educational institution. Financial need is not a requirement but may be considered in the selection process.

    Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2019
  • Arts Council of Gibson County Scholarship ($750)

    Applicants must be a graduating senior from any Gibson County high school with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at any accredited college or university in the field of art, drama, or music.

    Deadline to Apply: April 3, 2019
  • Betty Ann McCullough Education Grant ($3,000)

    Graduating seniors of Princeton Community High School demonstrating outstanding perseverance in mathematics and language arts throughout high school. Applicants must have surpassed expectations as indicated by past performance; intend to continue education in the mathematics field in college or vocational school; and succeeded in overcoming cultural, health and domestic obstacles. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2019
  • Bob Key Memorial Education Scholarship ($1,700)

    Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, a high school graduate, or must have received a high school equivalency certificate. Available to Gibson County residents desiring to improve their ability or knowledge through completion of a seminar, short course, or post-secondary education. Award also may be used to obtain educa­tional materials.

    Deadline to Apply: June 14, 2019
  • Kevin Dillon Gibson Southern Memorial Scholarship ($500)

    Graduating seniors of Gibson Southern High School planning to pursue post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school.

    Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2019
  • George and Dorothy Eykamp Scholarship (Junior College or State-Supported Technical College Scholarship Award) ($500)

    Applicants must be Gibson County residents or the natural or adopted children of a current employee who has completed the equivalent of one year of full-time service with Mid-States Rubber Prod­ucts prior to January 31 of the year in which the award is to be made. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time course of study leading to a two-year degree or certificate at an accredited junior college or State-supported technical college. Applicants must have graduated in the upper half of their high school senior class.

    Deadline to Apply: April 3, 2019
  • George and Dorothy Eykamp Scholarship (College Scholarship Award) ($1,000)

    Applicants must be Gibson County residents or the natural or adopted children of a current employee who has completed the equivalent of one year of full-time service with Mid-States Rubber Products prior to January 31 of the year in which the award is to be made. Applicants must be enrolled in their sophomore year in a full-time course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree at an accredited four-year institution. Applicants must have graduated in the upper third of their high school senior class.

    Deadline to Apply: April 3, 2019
  • Jay Lampton Memorial Scholarship ($400)

    Graduating seniors of any high school served by the Community Foundation Alliance (which includes high schools located in the Indiana counties of Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick) with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and who have been enrolled in technology courses during his or her high school education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be planning to pursue post-secondary education at the Lincoln College of Technology (formerly Nashville Auto Diesel College) or another institution of higher education seeking a degree in auto mechanics.

    Deadline to Apply: February 13, 2019
  • Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Award ($1,000)

    Applicants must be graduates of a Gibson County high school and residents of Gibson County, be enrolled full or part time as a second-, third-, or fourth-year undergraduate at any Purdue University campus, and must have completed the equivalent of two full-time semesters at Purdue or another institution. Prior enrollment at Purdue University is not a condition but will be considered in the selection process. Past recipients may reapply provided the applicant remains an undergraduate student at Purdue University with at least one semester of work uncompleted.

    Deadline to Apply: June 14, 2019
  • Lois Brink Memorial Nursing Scholarship ($2,500)

    Graduates of any Gibson County high school who are enrolled, full- or part-time, as a second-, third-, or fourth-year student in an undergraduate nursing program (RN or BSN). Applicants must be in good standing with the university they are attending.

    Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2019
  • Lura and Doyle Skelton Family Memorial Scholarship (Open to renewal candidate only – not accepting new applications.)

    Graduating seniors who are active members of the Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton, Indiana.  Applicants must be active in high school activities and be in the upper one half of his or her graduating class. The scholarship must be used at an accredited four-year college or university.

  • Mark Kniese Scholarship (Award amount and application deadline to be determined at the beginning of the 2019 summer camp season.)

    Applicants must be Camp counselors at YMCA Camp Carson located in Princeton, Indiana, planning post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. In addition to demonstrating dedication to and rapport with campers, applicants must exhibit the YMCA's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

  • Melba Jean Racener Scholarship ($1,500)

    Graduating seniors of any accredited high school whose home residence is in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties in Indiana. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and be planning to pursue post-secondary education in advertising, marketing, communications or a related field.

    Deadline to Apply: February 6, 2019
  • Project Associates Engineering Scholarship ($1,000)

    Qualified applicants must be a graduating senior of a high school located in Gibson, Henderson, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick County who has been accepted at the University of Evansville or the University of Southern Indiana and has enrolled in a course of study leading to a four-year engineering degree; or a graduate from a high school located in Gibson, Henderson, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick County currently enrolled and in good standing at the University of Evansville or the University of Southern Indiana and in the process of obtaining a four-year engineering degree. Previous recipients of the scholarship may re-apply for consideration and evaluation.

    Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2019
  • Raymond and Gretchen Ceney Memorial Scholarship ($900 - to be paid out over 4 years of college)

    Graduating seniors of any Gibson County high school with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) pursuing a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution.

    Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2019
  • Roy and Dorotha McCarty Scholarship ($500)

    Graduating high school seniors who have successfully completed coursework and demonstrated outstanding promise in the shop/welding vocational pro­grams of Gibson Southern High School. Applicants must be planning to pursue post-secondary education in voca­tional arts at any accredited college or university.

    Deadline to Apply: April 3, 2019
  • Southwest Indiana Purdue Scholarship ($1,000)

    Applicants must be graduating seniors of or residents of any Knox, Daviess, Greene, Sullivan, Pike, or Gibson County high school pursuing a degree at or currently attending Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

    Deadline to Apply: January 23, 2019
  • Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association Scholarship ($2,000)

    Graduating seniors or graduates of any high school located in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties who are planning full-time enrollment at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a minimum 2.65 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) or equivalent and be planning to major in horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture or a major that has primary focus in horticulture, botany, or landscape architecture. Past recipients of the scholarship may reapply; however, renewal awards are not guaranteed.

    Deadline to Apply: February 6, 2019
  • Sutch–Briner Memorial Scholarship ($400)

    Residents of Hazelton, Patoka, or Mt. Olympus in Gibson County, or Decker in Knox County, Indiana who are graduating seniors of Princeton Community High School or high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school. Applicants must be in good academic standing with his or her high school or post-secondary educational institution at the time of application.

    Deadline to Apply: April 3, 2019
  • Warren W. Parke Memorial Scholarship ($150)

    Graduating seniors of Wood Memorial High School planning to pursue full-time enrollment at an accredited college or uni­versity. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale), have been involved in a school-sponsored sport each year of high school, and be regularly involved in com­munity service. Students who have been awarded full "cost of attendance" schol­arships as defined by the NCAA are not eligible to apply.

    Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2019

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for gibson County

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (full tuition and required fees)

Be a resident of Indiana and a resident of or attend high school in Gibson County; be a graduate of an accredited Gibson County or Indiana high school or academy by June 2020; have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (ERW + M) or a minimum ACT score of 25; have completed the college prep curriculum in high school upon graduation; be available for an interview with the scholarship committee on October 7, 2019, if selected as a finalist, and be prepared to write a short essay on September 27, 2019, on a selected topic prior to the interview; apply for the scholarship in only one county.

Deadline to Apply: August 30, 2019

You must thoroughly review the application instructions located on the How to Apply page before clicking the Apply button. Click the Apply button below when you are ready to apply for one or more Community Scholarships and/or the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.