Improving our community’s level of education is the best way we know to decrease unemployment, improve personal health, and strengthen our families. A large number of post-secondary scholarship programs are available to residents of our community each year for all types of programs, from short-term certificates to bachelors’ degrees.

 2022 Seniors:

Students, planning to graduate by June of the current year, and who attend Benton Central High School and/or live in Benton County are invited to apply for our senior scholarship programs. All parts of the online application process must be submitted by the close of each scholarship deadline.

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Benton Community Foundation Scholarships

The Elizabeth Davies-Ellis Scholarship, and the Baldwin-Stembel Scholarship will be available online in December of 2021.   These scholarships are selected with an emphasis on academics (min GPA 3.5)  and school/community involvement.

Benton Community Scholarships-

The Benton Community Scholarship Application, which contains over 35 Community Scholarship Programs, will be available online in December.    


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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship –Closed

The Benton Community Foundation- Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship to any Senior with 4.0 to apply on August 1, 2021.  The deadline is September 15th, 2021 at 4pm.



Preference will be given to students who:

  • Have not yet completed a post-secondary program;
  • Have not been awarded previous scholarships through the Foundation
  • Non-traditonal Student
  • This funding does not support graduate studies