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Fulton County Community Foundation Scholarships

Five scholarships are being offered by the Fulton County Community Foundation. The scholarships support undergraduate students as graduate studies.

The Back Home Again in Indiana Scholarship is specifically for non- traditional students and gives college scholarships as well as supporting those who wish to further their education and/or training as a way of enhancing their employment skills.

For those students that have acquired their G.E.D and are motivated to continue on to the next level, there is the Fulton County 4Community Higher Education Scholarship.

Jordan Horn Memorial Scholarship is for graduates of Tippecanoe Valley High School who have participated in the TVHS wrestling program and are enrolled at an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school.

Scholarships for students advancing their degree should apply for the Ginger Miller Higher Education Scholarship. This scholarship supports students who have been accepted for graduate studies.

The other scholarship for graduate studies is the Frederick Rakestraw Law Scholarship for college graduates enrolled in any School of Law in the United States.

The deadline is July 10th, 2015.

Download the application:

FCCF Summer App

FCCF Summer App


Fulton County Community Foundation Preschool Scholarships
Application available for download

Download the application

Fulton County Preschool app

Fulton County Preschool app

The NICF is in the third year of a partnership with local preschools, schools and other organizations,to offer preschool scholarships for the children of Fulton, Miami and Starke Counties.

The goal of the program is to make one year of preschool education affordable to every child in our counties. Need-based scholarships are available to families of four-year-old children.

Many people underestimate the importance of preschool education. The expectations of what a child entering kindergarten should know have risen dramatically in recent years and local children who arrive for kindergarten unprepared often have difficulty catching up to their peers.

Eighty-five percent of a child’s brain growth happens by the age of five, and children who attend preschool are more likely to read at grade level, graduate from high school, and continue on to secondary education.

Rigorous studies have shown that for every dollar invested in early childhood education programs for low-income children, between $4 and $9 is returned to the community.

These financial returns come in the form of reduced special education costs, less grade repetition in schools, better job preparedness and a greater ability to meet future labor force demands, higher incomes due to higher educational attainment, fewer welfare payments, and lower criminal casualties and prison costs.

“It’s clear that investing in early childhood education leads to long-term community benefits that would be unwise to ignore,” says NICF Executive Director Jay Albright.

For more information about the scholarship program, contact corinne@nicf.org. To contribute, visit the Giving Connection to invest in the Preschool Scholarship Program for Fulton County children.