Scholarships

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.

Benton Community Foundation High School Common Application opens Thursday, December 1, 2022 and closes Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 5PM. 

The Foundation currently provides over 45 scholarship opportunities within our online common application.  Many of the scholarships are managed and housed at the Foundation while others are sponsored by organizations in Benton County. Student applying must:

-Attend Benton Central High School and/or live in Benton County

-Graduate high school by June 2023

For a list of HIGH SCHOOL scholarships & eligibility requirements: Community Scholarship Descriptions

To apply to Benton Community Foundation High School Common Application, click APPLY NOW below and create an account. Please create an account using a personal email address. School email addresses are not allowed. 

Apply here!

Adult Scholarship Application is currently closed. The application will become available again in Spring 2023.

Would you like to improve your skills or get a degree?  Benton Community Foundation offers scholarship opportunities for those adults who would like to gain new skills or get a degree to improve their job qualifications. This funding does not support graduate studies. 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-traditional Student

To apply to the Adult Scholarships, click APPLY NOW below and create an account. Please create an account using a personal email address. School email addresses are not allowed. 

Apply here!

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is currently closed for the Class of 2023. The application for Class of 2024 will open August 1, 2023 and close September 15, 2023 at 11:59PM. 

In Benton County, students applying for the Lilly Endowment must have a 4.0 GPA, school and community involvement, volunteer or work experience, and plans to further their education after high school at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana. Learn more about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

To apply to the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, click APPLY NOW below and create an account. Please create an account using a PERSONAL email address. School email addresses are not allowed. 

Apply here!

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