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Class of 2018 Scholarship & Financial Aid Information


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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 675-1943

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 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 attending Tipton or Tri-Central will all use the Foundation's same single online application. Not all students are eligible for all scholarships.

Tipton County Foundation's "Blue Book"

Scholarship Information Updated each year for the Senior Class.  Blue Book

(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.

TCF is 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 students.

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 institution.

The only way to ensure you will not receive a scholarship is if you fail to apply!

Financial Need

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 Student Aid) between October 1 and March 1. Visit 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.

The Financial 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.

FAFSA Update

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!

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

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... L.E.C.S.P.

Previous Classes
>>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.

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