County Foundation is accredited in compliance with National Standards for U.S.
Community Foundations™, a program that establishes legal, ethical, effective
practices in philanthropy.
information about funds, investments, events, and volunteering
Community Development Officer
Education Program Officer
Ducky Day in Tipton Park, and youth philanthropy
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Board of Directors
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Class of 2018
Scholarship & Financial Aid Information
page is updated often. Check back for the latest news.
Scholarship Information Night for Rising Seniors & Their Parents
Was Held Thursday, July 27 • If
you missed it, Download the Class of 2018 "Blue Book" or Call for a Copy
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
Application process Opens August 1
Completed Applications Due September 15
Recipient Announced December 1
Local Scholarships Online Application
Deadline, March 1, 2018
Your best advice any time about scholarships
and other financial aid for higher education is available at your high school Guidance
Office and from the institutions to which you apply.
If you have any questions regarding the Foundation's application process, contact TCF at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 675-1943.
Applicants to all
scholarships through the Tipton County Foundation must agree to the following:
“I certify that the information and essays within this application are
true, and that they represent my own work. This application was completed by
me, and all content is my own, unless attributed to its original source. Any
assistance I received in proofreading or editing was minimal and did not at
all alter the substance of my work.”
“If I fail to graduate with my high school class and enroll and attend
classes at an accredited college or university for the Fall semester of my
Class Year, I
will forfeit the scholarship. Accordingly, I will avoid school disciplinary
problems and violations of the law, such as: drinking alcohol, substance
abuse, and traffic violations.”
Seniors who are being Home Schooled or
Tipton or Tri-Central will all use the Foundation's same single online
Tipton County Foundation's
Scholarship Information Updated
each year for the Senior Class.
(The Web Edition is NOT BLUE.)
Contact TCF for a hard
copy if you have problems downloading. 675-1943
TCF’s promotion of higher education is funded in part by the Independent
Colleges of Indiana through the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.
We would like to thank ICI and the Endowment along with our other donors, volunteers,
and the local high school Guidance Offices, who all provide opportunities for Tipton
County students to continue their education on a collegiate level.
committed to helping more students graduate from college with less
debt. Rising costs are closing doors to higher education for many individuals
in our community. Through the Tipton County Foundation, local school officials and
other volunteers at Tipton and Tri-Central high schools, and other organizations,
we make a strong, collective statement about the importance of education beyond
high school. We help provide both encouragement and financial support for local
The selection process is objective
and nondiscriminatory. By completing a single online application, students become
eligible for numerous local awards, typically totaling over $150,000 per year. Applications
are scored anonymously by trained volunteers serving on selection committees. Evaluation
includes a variety of qualities, including work experience, school and community
service activities, and academic record. In this way, scholarships are made available
to a wide range of deserving students planning to attend an accredited post-secondary
only way to ensure you will not receive a scholarship is if you fail to apply!
Financial Aid from the Indiana and the federal
governments, your college or university, and some other donors depends
upon you completing the "FAFSA" (Free
Application for Federal
between October 1 and March 1. Visit
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov for information.
If you wish to be considered
for any Foundation scholarship that considers financial need, you must
include the "EFC" score from your FAFSA (the Estimated
Family Contribution), when you submit the online scholarship
application by March 1-- ahead of the Indiana deadline of March 10!
If need is
a factor in a particular scholarship, and you do not complete the financial
information, you must be excluded from consideration for those scholarships.
Aid Office at Indiana University Kokomo has provided a presentation
with helpful information to everyone about the Financial Aid process
at most colleges. Click to read or download
a recent edition of
Paying for College.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) significantly changed
its timing and rules in 2016.
For the Class of 2018, the online process should be available
October 1, 2017 . The tax information for the
FAFSA will be from 2016, tax returns that will have been done a long time by almost
everyone. This is seen as a great improvement for students and colleges.
Under the new timing, students and families do
not use estimated
financial information to get the FAFSA on file for the colleges and states,
but use actual final figures. This means
that if a student is offered admission in the fall and the FAFSA gets filed
early too, the colleges will be in a position to send financial aid awards out
much earlier, the students will know where they stand…and still have time to change
plans if need be.
This makes the financial aid process more consumer-centered because
students and their families will, in most cases, have more time to make their
important college decisions. It also means that for most single parents or
married parents filing taxes jointly, they can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
on the FAFSA to simply pull over their 2016 tax return information to put it on
the FAFSA, greatly simplifying the process for those who can use this tool.
This change also means students should find out about any priority FAFSA
filing deadlines that the colleges they are considering may have for this year.
Many will move up their preferred filing dates. Remember that the State of
Indiana requires that the FAFSA be filed by March 10 for the
student to be granted any state aid. TCF
Scholarship applications, including the EFC from completing the FAFSA, are due
even earlier: March 1!
and the George R. Myerly & Sons Scholarships
Class of 2018
Applications are part of the online process and must be submitted between
August 1 and September 15, 2017.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP) will provide scholarships
for otherwise unreimbursed full tuition, required fees, plus an allocation of $900.00
for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study
leading to a bachelor’s degree at any non-profit NCACS-accredited public or private
college or university in Indiana.
Although the LECSP has a prestigious
and demanding nomination process, do not assume that your grades are too low, your
activities too few, or your leadership too lame to qualify. Click for information...
>>In the fall term of the calendar year before you graduate college, no matter
what month your bachelor's degree graduation occurs, you will be eligible to
apply for certain scholarships related to Nursing, College Debt, and Becoming a
Teacher. Applications are due by November 1 each year, and details on these
scholarships will be provided when the process is opened, after September 1.
Friday, August 18, 2017