Scholarship Programs

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. 


Community Scholarship Program

The Community Scholarship Program includes more than 45 scholarship funds supporting students pursuing higher education. Each scholarship has its own unique criteria and requirements, however, students must complete a common application to apply. 

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.

21st Century Scholars are not eligible to apply for LCCF Community Scholarships. 

To identify Community Scholarships for which you may qualify, please visit our Community Scholarships and Frequently Asked Questions pages. 

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019

The 2018-2019 Community Scholarship Applications are now closed.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

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. The scholarship is awarded to one LaGrange County student who exemplifies commitment to character, service and academics.

Deadline to apply: September 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application opens Aug. 1

Natalie Kauffman Nursing Scholarship

The Natalie Kauffman Nursing Scholarship supports a student pursing a career in nursing. A graduate of Lakeland High School, Natalie completed the Health Occupations Education program for aspiring medical and nursing professionals and became a nursing assistant at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange. Upon graduation, Natalie studied nursing at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her older sister had completed the same program and Natalie wanted to follow in her footsteps to become a registered nurse, specializing in mental health. The scholarship is open to a Lakeland High School graduate who has been accepted into a nursing program at an accredited college or university and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.2. 

Award Amount: $500

Deadline to apply: June 3, 2019

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Electric Utility Industry Scholarship

The Electric Utility Industry Scholarship supports a LaGrange County graduating senior pursuing an academic or professional career in the electric utility industry or related field. Past experience and/or internship at an electric cooperative is preferred, but not required. Applicants must be a LaGrange County REMC member and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university, trade school or technical school.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline to apply: June 3, 2019

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‚ÄčWestview Scholarship

The Westview Scholarship was established to benefit all graduates of Westview Jr.-Sr. High School pursuing postsecondary education who have graduated within the last two years and completed at least a semester a college, university or trade school. A one-time scholarship payment of $750 will be made payable to the college, university or trade school on behalf of the student. The scholarship does not cover room and board expenses. 21st Century Scholars are eligible to receive the Westview Scholarship. 

Deadline to apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis