We help deserving students in our community achieve their dreams.
The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has more than 60 scholarship funds which award close to a million dollars to local students each year. The scholarships were established for a variety of reasons—to assist low-income students, encourage children of employees to pursue their dreams, or train medical professionals, teachers, and engineers. On a more somber note, many of these scholarships were established in memory of lost loved ones, turning grief into tribute and helping students achieve their goals in the process. The Community Foundation has distributed more than $12 million in scholarships since its inception.
Use our Getting Ready for College page: a list of links and tips to help students and parents navigate the college application and financial aid process.
Below, you’ll find a list of the Community Foundation’s scholarships, grouped by common aspects of eligibility. Scholarships can be used for tuition, required academic fees and books. Scholarship payments for room and board are taxable to the recipient. Click here to access the IRS website for additional information.
St. Joseph County high school seniors wanting to apply for the Anita F. Boorda Scholarship for the Performing Arts, Lilly Community Endowment Scholarship, Laidig Community Service Scholarship and/or the Charles Martin “Touch a Life” Scholarship can apply for these through our online scholarship application system found here. Please be sure to read guidelines and submit all necessary materials for each scholarship you apply for. Please also be aware of deadlines: They vary. Applying for the Lilly, Laidig Community Service or Charles Martin scholarships may also make you eligible for other Community Foundation scholarships.
Anita F. Boorda Scholarship for the Performing Arts – the deadline for 2020-21 has passed
Charles Martin “Touch a Life” Scholarship – the deadline for 2020-21 has passed
Laidig Community Service Scholarship – the deadline for 2020-21 has passed
Lilly Community Endowment Scholarship – the deadline for 2020-21 has passed
These scholarships are established by corporations and administered by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County to create educational opportunities for their employee’s children. The following list is provided as a reference. If you would like further information about any of the programs, please email our scholarship staff, or call 574-232-0041.
- 1st Source Scholarship Fund
- Big C Lumber Scholarship
- Laidig Scholarship
- Robert O. Neeser/Cassady, Neeser & Brasseur Scholarship
Undergraduate: Open to All Majors
- Chas W. Cole Scholarship
- Frank and Lori Ermeti Scholarship
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- Jack and Carol McGann Scholarship
- South Bend Area Chapter of the Links Scholarship
- NAACP South Bend Branch Scholarship
- NAACP KeyBank Scholarship
- Dr. Richmond E. Calvin Scholarship
- Tameka Luten Memorial Teacher Scholarship
- Carolyn J. Peterson Scholarship