• Blue River Community Foundation Winter Scholarship Application Cycle

    Blue River Community Foundation Winter Scholarship Application Cycle

    Blue River Community Foundation’s (BRCF) winter scholarship application cycle is now open on the BRCF website: blueriverfoundation.com. Scholarships awarded during this cycle are distributed during the summer of 2024 for the 2024-25 academic year. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2024.

    High school students on track to graduate by June 30, 2024 who are planning to pursue vocational or undergraduate studies, current college students, graduate students, and nontraditional students pursuing or finishing a college degree are encouraged to apply. One unique feature to BRCF’s application process is that applicants complete one application to qualify for all scholarship opportunities for which they are eligible. Specific criteria, requirements, and instructions for applying, as well as a list of scholarships available through the application process, are listed in the BRCF Scholarship Resource Guide for Students located on the Foundation’s website under the Scholarships tab.

    Current high school seniors who completed an application during BRCF’s summer application cycle, do not have to reapply during this cycle to be considered for BRCF scholarships for which they are eligible. However, as directed in the application process, completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required. This year due to changes in the FAFSA timeline, all applicants, regardless of which cycle they submitted an application, have until March 1, 2024 to email their student aid index (SAI) score to BRCF.

    Since 1994, BRCF has invested over $7.5 million in students pursuing post-secondary education. This amount represents over $2.6 million which has been awarded to Shelby County’s 42 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients and is made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc., as well as, $4.9 million awarded to students from BRCF Scholarship Funds. In fact, last spring 193 scholarships were awarded among 146 recipients totaling over $459,000 from over 95 active scholarship funds administered by BRCF. These scholarship funds are made possible through the generosity of our donors who recognize the tremendous need for assistance in meeting the costs of higher education.

    For more information on BRCF’s scholarship application process, please contact Julie Alvis, Communications and Scholarships Director, at 317.392.7955 ext. 102 or jalvis@blueriverfoundation.com.