Better Together: Scholarship Season for Fayette County

Better Together: Scholarship Season for Fayette County

It’s time for students in Fayette County to apply for scholarships! The Fayette Community Foundation is proud to help our local students pursue their dreams and we do this through our scholarship program. Please share this article with all the Fayette County high school seniors in your life!

Our Timeline

  • Applications Due: March 8th, 11:59 PM
  • Scholarship Night at CHS: May 1st, 6:30 PM
  • Recipients Group Photo: May 22nd, 3:30 PM
  • Recipient Agreements Due: May 29th
  • Payments Sent to Your College/University: July 2024

About You 

We have a few Fayette Community Foundation eligibility requirements that apply to all scholarships – but each scholarship may have additional requirements that align with their area of special interest. For example: a desired area of study or career aspirations or participation in a sport or club. It is important that you review the list of available scholarships on our website to see which one(s) might be the best fit for you. 

In general, you must:

  • Have applied to and been accepted to an accredited university, college, or technical school,
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA, 
  • Be a graduating senior of Connersville High School OR a graduating high school senior that resides in Fayette County. 

We have scholarships that support future nursing students, engineers, communication majors, tradespeople, education, ministry, artists, and those interested in agriculture. We’re also seeking students that have a history participating in 4H, golf, swimming, tennis, and basketball – or even a specific church. Did you make the 10% of your graduating class? We have a scholarship for you. If it took you a little longer to catch up and you only made the Top 50%, that’s okay: there’s a scholarship for you, too. Do you live in a specific community or township? Your zip code might be the key to some financial aid!

Scholarship Facts

There are 49 different scholarships available through the Foundation, and some are awarded to multiple applicants. The Fayette Community Foundation is proud to have been awarding scholarships to deserving Connersville High School seniors for more than 30 years. The average scholarship amount awarded is about $2,700 – which makes a big difference when you’re looking at tuition, textbooks, lab fees, and more. We help bridge the gap between the increasing cost of tuition and what local students can afford to pay out of pocket. In 2023, we were pleased to award $134,027.97. 

Our scholarship funds come from the vision and inspiration of generous donors who wanted to invest in the youth of Fayette County and encourage children to continue their education. The Fayette Community Foundation serves as the administrator of these scholarships, and we help these funds grow so that they may continue to support our local students for generations to come. Despite the lack of higher education opportunities in our own county, the scholarship founders knew that supporting young students would help establish even stronger ties to the community. These ties – to the sources of their scholarship, to their families, to the place that feels familiar – help call our graduates back home once they’ve achieved their degrees and certifications. This investment in education brings talent, drive, and creativity back to our community. The Fayette Community Foundation is proud to support this endeavor. This year, we hope your name is on the list of recipients!

Next Steps

Visit givetofcf.com/scholarships/ to view available opportunities and start your application. This may take a few days of work as you gather the necessary information and supporting documents. We suggest you start your application as soon as possible. Community members looking to support our students or perhaps start a family or organization scholarship can start the conversation by reaching out to us at info@givetofcf.com

  • Abigail Roszell, Executive Director, Fayette Community Foundation