Spring Community Foundation Scholarship Applications Open

(BLOOMINGTON) – Thanks to the generous support of donors and community partners, the Community Foundation is proud to administer a number of educational scholarship funds for students in Monroe County.

Each spring, the Community Foundation opens applications for a number of these scholarships. 

The following scholarships have upcoming application deadlines.

Stinesville High School Alumni Scholarship
Deadline to apply: March 22, 2021

Amount: Up to $2,000

This scholarship is awarded to an Edgewood High School senior who has a Bean Blossom Township School affiliation. Consideration is given for academic as well as other achievements, leadership activities, extra-curricular skills, financial need, and the student’s work record.  View more information about Stinesville High School Alumni Scholarship:

Monroe County Ag Day Scholarship
Deadline to apply: March 22, 2021

Amount: Varies

This scholarship is awarded to a current senior in high school who meets at least one of the following criteria: raised on a farm, member/former member of the Monroe County 4-H program, current member of an FFA chapter in Monroe County. Scholarship(s) may be used for college tuition, fees, books, and/or equipment necessary for coursework. Applicants may major in any area of study; however, preference will be given to those individuals majoring in Agriculture, Home Economics or Natural Resources. View more information about Monroe County Ag Day Scholarship:

Carl Deal, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Deadline to apply: March 29, 2021

Amount: $2,000 minimum
This scholarship was created in honor of Carl Deal Jr.  Mr. Deal felt a strong passion for The Boys & Girls Club and their strong commitment and success in our community, the lives of his family and friends and he appreciated the commitment and impact that BGCB had on his life.  Carl was a long-time Boys & Girls Club member and wanted to give back to the young people of this community. Upon his death, his friends, co-workers and family coordinated a fundraiser known as “King’s Blues, BBQ & Funkfest”, in order to raise funds to create a scholarship to be presented annually to a current, or former Boys & Girls Club member, for post-secondary education or training. View more information about the Carl Deal, Jr., Memorial Scholarship: https://www.cfbmc.org/lasting-impact/apply-for-a-scholarship/deal/ 

Thomas Moeller Memorial Scholarship Deadline to apply: April 15, 2021

Amount: Up to $900
This memorial scholarship honors Thomas Moeller’s musical talents and provides opportunities for students to pursue music education. Applicants are high school students – grades 10 to 12 who reside in Monroe County and wish to pursue music endeavors. Examples of expenses eligible for this scholarship award include, but are not limited to, rental or purchase of a musical instrument, music lessons, fees for musical competition, recording projects, vocal lessons, tuition for music camp (college tuition/fees for music and/or music education major may be considered). View more information about the Tom Moeller Memorial Scholarship: https://www.cfbmc.org/lasting-impact/apply-for-a-scholarship/moeller/

For a complete list of Community Foundation scholarships, visit the Apply For A Scholarship page: https://www.cfbmc.org/lasting-impact/apply-for-a-scholarship/

For specific questions on these or other scholarship opportunities, contact Program Director Marcus Whited at marcus@cfbmc.org or 812-333-9016.

About the Community Foundation: Created by individuals, families, and businesses who share a passion for Monroe County and a vision for its future, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County has granted $27 million to local nonprofit organizations since its incorporation in 1990. With a growing $32 million endowment, the Foundation makes a difference by connecting caring people, important causes, and community resources.