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No. Deadlines vary and are listed on the  Eligibility, Requirements, and Timelines webpage, or in the Scholarship Guidebook. Completed applications must be received on or before the stated deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

For a majority of scholarships, you will be notified by CICF and provided further information about scholarship payment, enrollment verification, and student reporting. Recipients are encouraged to attend our college success workshop prior to the start of school.

No. Students who are undocumented are eligible to apply to any of CICF’s scholarships as long as they meet the specific criteria defined for each individual scholarship. Our staff and committees understand that undocumented students often have significant need and limited access to resources to obtain post-secondary credentials. 

No. CICF does not ask about criminal history and thus does not take this information into account when making scholarship award selections. We believe that everyone should be able to access education to enable them to reach their full potential. 

Yes. You may apply to any scholarship for which you are eligible. It is possible to be considered for multiple awards. 

Yes. You will set up an online account that will allow you to save your application and return to it at a later date or time.  

Most CICF scholarships are for students attending schools anywhere in the United States unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description. Some scholarships are designated for students attending an Indiana institution. If this is the case, it will be listed in the scholarship criteria.