College Readiness & Success

The Indianapolis Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Nine students from Marion County have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as The Indianapolis Foundation 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. A total of 66 Marion County students were interviewed for the scholarships, which stipulated that recipients must: be a resident of Marion County; plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning… Continue reading.

Scholarships: Empowering Youth with Opportunities

Now more than ever, a college education is crucial to success in life. Yet, with rising tuition costs, many young people don’t have the resources required to earn one.

With more than 100 scholarship funds under management, CICF offers critical help. With awards ranging from $500 to full tuition, our scholarships help countless young people overcome the obstacles that stand between them and future academic and financial success.

College Readiness and Success Initiative

  Promoting College persistence Now more than ever, a college education is crucial to a more successful career and life. Yet, with rising tuition costs, many young people don’t have the resources required to earn one. With more than 100 scholarship funds under management, CICF offers critical help. With awards ranging from $500 to full… Continue reading.

Central Indiana Community Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Thirteen students from Marion and Hamilton counties have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. A total of 91 Central Indiana students were interviewed for the scholarships, which stipulated that recipients must: be a resident of Hamilton or Marion County; plan to pursue… Continue reading.

Arts enriched programming aims to reduce summer learning loss

By the end of 5th grade, children living in low-resource communities are two years behind their middle-class peers in verbal achievement. Summer learning loss accounts for 66 percent of that gap. In 2014 Central Indiana Community Foundation, Summer Advantage USA, and Arts for Learning launched a pilot program, Inspiring Scholars, to not just reduce learning loss, but to also accelerate learning over the summer.

CICF Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Thirteen students from Marion and Hamilton counties have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. A total of 99 central Indiana students were interviewed for the scholarships, which stipulated that recipients must: plan to pursue a fulltime baccalaureate course of… Continue reading.

Filling Out Nicely

In 2010, CICF’s College Readiness and Success Initiative began the 21st Century Scholar Enrollment Challenge in order to get more low-income students enrolled in the 21st Century Scholars program and on their way to a college education.