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 college degree—often due to economic barriers. CICF removes those barriers with scholarships designed to increase access to post-secondary education opportunities for all Hoosiers.


eligibility, requirements and timing

Our scholarships are designed for three audiences:

1
Current high school seniors
2
Current college students
3
THOSE NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE

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.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

 SCHOLARSHIP
 APPLICATIONS OPEN
 APPLICATIONS CLOSE
 NOTIFICATION
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
 Aug. 22, 2017
Sept. 5, 2017
Dec. 2017
General Application Scholarships
Nov. 13, 2017
Feb. 6, 2018
May-June 2018
Crooked Stick Scholarship
May 1, 2018
May 31, 2018
June 2018

General application scholarships will open on Nov. 13.