Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions


 

When is the scholarship application deadline?
LCCF Community Scholarships applications for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted online by January 31, 2018, at 11:59 P.M.  

Can I get an extension?
No. Extensions are not granted for any reason. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

How do you select scholarship recipients?
Scholarship applications are reviewed by a scholarship committee that will make a recommendation to the board of directors. Foundation staff process the application materials for the committee members to evaluate with a point based system. The recipient for each scholarship must meet all of the scholarship requirements and distinguish him or herself from the rest of the applicants. Read about the scholarship and try to determine what exactly the scholarship provider is looking for so that you can emphasize your related qualities in the essay portion.

May I receive awards from more than one scholarship fund?
Yes. You may apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible. Some students receive multiple awards.

What will my scholarship award cover?
Scholarships may only be used for tax-exempt college expenses, such as tuition, books and required fees at an accredited college, university or trade school, where the student is attending full time. Scholarships cannot be used for housing, board or transportation.

When will I be notified of my award status?
If you are selected to receive an award, you will receive a notification in April.

If I receive a scholarship, should I send a thank you note? Where do I send it?
Yes.  Donors enjoy reading thank you notes and like to know something about the person who is receiving their scholarship. If you received one or more scholarships from funds at the Community Foundation, please address your thank you note to: “LCCF Scholarship Committee” and mail it to the LaGrange County Community Foundation, 109 E Central Avenue, Suite 3, LaGrange, Indiana 46761. The foundation will forward it to the committee and/or donor(s).

Will I receive a check for my scholarship?
No. College scholarship payments are mailed directly to the school’s financial aid office. Your scholarship check will be made payable to the educational institution.

What happens if I move or change schools after I’ve been awarded a scholarship?
You must notify the Community Foundation if you move or transfer to a new school. Contact the LCCF program officer at 260-463-4363 as soon as you have made your decision to transfer. 

Does the amount I receive in scholarships affect my eligibility for financial aid?
Yes. We give your award to the college you are attending and it will be credited for your tuition. If this happens, the school adjusts your unmet financial need accordingly.

What if I have questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact Program Officer Octavia Yoder.