We’re on a mission to improve academic access and success.

Indiana college graduates earn an average of $22,000 more than non-graduates. Yet only four out of 10 Hoosiers hold a degree or credential, often due to economic barriers. CICF removes those barriers with scholarships designed to increase access to post-secondary education opportunities for all types of learners.

eligibility, requirements and timing

Our scholarships are designed for students at any stage of life who are planning to a variety of school types, including:

vocational, trade & technical schools
any school type

Awards depend on the size of the scholarship fund and the number of qualified applicants. Scholarship conditions require that awards be used for educational expenses at an accredited college, university or technical, vocational or trade school. Eligible expenses include:

  • Tuition
  • Required fees
  • Room and board, in some cases
  • Books, in some cases

Students must submit application materials online by the deadline to ensure award decisions are made in a timely manner.


Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
 Aug. 21, 2019
Sept. 11, 2019
Dec. 2019
General Application Scholarships
Nov. 12, 2019
Feb. 28, 2020
May-June 2020
Crooked Stick Scholarship
Feb. 1, 2020
May 31, 2020
June-July 2020
INTMA Scholarship
Feb. 1, 2020
Feb. 28, 2020
May-June 2020

View our scholarship application instructions in burmese and Spanish: