How to Apply

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation believes that higher education is the key to future success for individuals and our communities. The Community Foundation honors the area’s youth for their academic success and their community involvement through our scholarship awards. We assist dozens of students each year as they strive to attain their educational goals. Through our application process, students have access to many different scholarships.

Unless otherwise indicated, selection of scholarship recipients will be based upon:

  • 50% school activities, work experience, community service, and essays
  • 20% academic achievement
  • 20% financial need
  • 10% other circumstances

Please click on the link below to search and apply for available scholarships.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship interviews

The following are dates on which Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship interviews will be held.  There will be NO ALTERNATE DATES made available.

  • Clay County interviews: TBD
  • Sullivan County interviews: TBD
  • Vigo County interviews: TBD

Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarship opportunities have separate deadlines that do not adhere to the scholarship application deadline for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.


Catherine Elizabeth Grimes Memorial Scholarship

The Catherine Elizabeth Grimes Memorial Fund was established at the Wabash Valley Community Foundation in support of a scholarship to benefit outstanding female student athletes at Terre Haute North Vigo High School who embody the spirit and determination with which Cathy lived her life.

Application deadline is February 1, 2019.

Click here to download the application in pdf format.

Medical Education Scholarships

If you are a resident of Sullivan County, you may be eligible for the Medical Education Scholarships. These opportunities are available for current medical students who have graduated from a Sullivan County high school; or are residents of Sullivan County; or who intend to practice medicine in Sullivan County.

Currently, there are no Medical Education Scholarships available.

Job and Career Fund

If you are a resident of Sullivan County, you may be eligible for the funding from the Job and Career Fund. For those needing financial assistance, this fund can assist with registration fees, books, tuition, skill enhancement courses, GED expenses, trade school or vocational school or a two year college program. Funding ranges from $50 to $500.

Click here to download the JAC application in pdf format.

Helpful Resources

Aside from the Community Foundation, there are many sources of funding available for students pursuing college. To view an all-inclusive guide pertaining to scholarship search platforms and the application process, please click here.