The Foundation has 49  funds awarding scholarships to high school seniors. In 2021 due to the generosity of donors like you, the Blackford County Community Foundation distributed $80,000 in scholarships to 23 high school graduates. Another five  scholarship funds are awarding another $17,460 in 2021 current college/vocational/technical school students and non-traditional students.

Our donors often honor the memories of their parents, grandparents, husbands or wives, sisters or brothers, sons or daughters, or co-workers—those who have served as admired role models. We are honored to pass on their generosity to Blackford County’s next generation.

Postsecondary Scholarship Applications
(for current college students and non-traditional students)
due June 3, 2021
Find more information here.


Class of 2021 Scholarship Applications were due March 11, 2021.
The 2021 scholarship awards went to 23 local high school graduates. See the recipients here.

2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications
will be available here in late July 2021.
2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar is Layla Pennington.

We invite you to explore the range of other scholarships available, the list of recent scholarship recipients, and the possibilities for establishing your own scholarship here at the Foundation.