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, Laura Hazelman, at lhazelman@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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knox Community Scholarships

  • Allison Tenbarge Criminal Justice Scholarship ($500)

    Female, graduating high school seniors in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh or Warrick counties with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) pursuing a post-secondary degree (2- or 4-year) in criminal justice or law enforcement.

    Deadline to Apply: February 20, 2021
  • Heather Bird Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

    Active members of the Vincennes Township Fire Department with at least one year of service and their spouses who have a high school diploma or GED certificate or children of active members who are graduating high school seniors. Applicants must have a letter grade average of C or above upon high school graduation or completion of the GED program and be planning to attend a two- or four-year degree-granting institution. Please note that active member status will be determined by the Vincennes Township Fire Department.

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021
  • James (Jim) Jenks Memorial Scholarship (Two awards of $500 each - one to a female student and one to a male student)

    Graduating seniors of any Knox County, Indiana high school who are members of their high school golf team during their senior year and planning to attend an accredited college or university within the United States. One scholarship will be awarded to a male student and one to a female student.

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021
  • Jay Lampton Memorial Scholarship (Minimum $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 10, 2021
  • Kathleen W. Rinsch Memorial Educational Scholarship ($600)

    Graduating seniors of any Knox County high school or Knox County residents who are considered non-traditional students who plan to pursue a degree in education at any accredited college or university.  Non-traditional students must have lived in Knox County, Indiana, as a legal resident for at least four years at the time of application.  (A non-traditional student is defined as an individual who delayed his or her enrollment in postsecondary education for at least one year after graduating or withdrawing from high school.)

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021
  • Lester M. Baughman Scholarship ($4,000. Multiple scholarships may be awarded from this amount.)

    Current employees of Aperion Care, Bridgeport, IL, who have completed at least one year of employment with the healthcare center, and/or students who are enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Frontier Community College, Olney Central College, Lincoln Trail College, or Wabash Valley College in Illinois, and are pursuing a registered nursing degree following certification as a licensed practical nurse. Applicants who are Aperion employees must be planning to enroll in a course of study at an accredited educational institution for the attainment of their GED, certification/licensure as a CMA, CNA, LPN, or RN, or specialty training for nursing staff that enhances their knowledge and skills in the care of long-term care patients.

  • McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship ($600)

    Graduating seniors of any Knox County high school pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate great financial need.

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021
  • Melba Jean Racener Scholarship (Open to renewal candidate only - not accepting new applications.)

    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.

  • Persis McClure Hurst Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)

    Graduating seniors of any Knox County high school planning to attend an Indiana college or university. Applicants must demonstrate interest in English or history or plan to pursue a major in English or history.

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021
  • Robert W. Nordhorn Memorial Scholarship ($400)

    Graduating seniors of Vincennes Lincoln High School enrolled in related arts/technical theater, chorus or band who have participated in high school theatrical/musical productions; however, preference will be given to related arts/technical theater students. Applicants must be planning to attend a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school.

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021
  • Roger Montgomery, M.D. Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

    Knox County residents who are graduating seniors of any Knox County high school or a certified home school program pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and good scholastic standing.  Students who have received or have been named to receive full-tuition scholarships are not eligible for this award.

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021
  • Schott North America Scholarship ($1,500)

    High school graduates or graduating high school seniors who are the natural, adopted or step-children of employees of Schott North America, Inc. or Gemtron Corporation facilities located in Knox County, Indiana.  Applicants must be enrolled or have applied for enrollment at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school and planning to pursue a degree in business, engineering, environment, finance, general studies, law/legal studies, medicine/healthcare, sales/marketing, or science.  Graduating high school seniors or high school graduates who have not previously attended an institution of higher education must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) from his or her high school coursework.  High school graduates who are currently enrolled in or have previously attended an institution of higher education must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) from his or her college coursework.

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021
  • 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 27, 2021
  • Velma and Herbert Pepmeier Scholarship ($3,000)

    Graduating high school senior who is affiliated with St. John's United Church of Christ in Vincennes or Bethel Church in Freelandville.

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021
  • Zack Arnold Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)

    Graduating seniors of any Knox County high school who have been a member of the high school golf team for at least two years. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 (4.0 scale) and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.

    Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for knox County

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (full tuition and required fees)

Be a resident of Knox County, Indiana; be a graduate of an accredited Knox County or Indiana high school or academy by the end of June 2022; have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (ERW + M) or a minimum ACT score of 25 or rank in the top 10% of their class; be available for an interview on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, with the scholarship committee if selected as a finalist; apply for the scholarship in only one county.

Deadline to Apply: September 1, 2021

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.