Since 1991, the LaGrange County Community Foundation, through the generosity of its many donors and the leadership of its Board of Directors and staff, has worked to develop a scholarship program that offers significant financial support for a wide range of educational and career development interests. Today, the foundation administers more than 50 separately funded scholarships, with awards ranging from $300 to $2,000. Several funds offer multiple awards.
Scholarship awards can only be used for tax-exempt college expenses, such as tuition, books and required fees. Scholarships cannot be used for housing, board or transportation. Award payments are made directly to the school after the recipient completes and submits a scholarship voucher.
Lilly Endowment established the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program to help raise Indiana's level of educational attainment and to leverage further the ability of Indiana’s community foundations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Since the program started in 1998, 37 students from LaGrange County have received the award.