Jon and Sonja Laidig Community Service Scholarship Program

This scholarship promotes service in the nonprofit sector in two ways: It provides students with a $3,750 stipend to support them in a summer internship with a community nonprofit organization and a $5,000 yearly scholarship. Potential recipients should be bright, motivated, dependable individuals who enjoy helping others and are eager to assist local charities in making this community a better place for all of its citizens. Financial need will also be considered. This scholarship is renewable up to four years.

To apply for this scholarship, high school seniors will need to complete the online CFSJC Scholarship Application available in December and due February 15. Completing this one application will provide students access to 20+ scholarship opportunities. If you have further questions, please email our scholarships staff or call (574) 232-0041. Additional scholarship opportunities that are not part of the CFSJC Scholarship Application may be reviewed here.

To be eligible, students must:
  • Be a resident of St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • Graduate from an accredited St. Joseph County, Indiana high school by June the year of application
  • Intend to pursue an associate or baccalaureate degree through a full-time course of study at an accredited tax-exempt college or university
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic standing
  • Complete the FAFSA and submit the Student Aid Index (SAI) by the scholarship deadline
  • Not be eligible to receive a full-tuition benefit from the student’s school of choice

If you have questions about the Jon and Sonja Laidig Community Service Scholarship Program, contact our scholarships staff.

P.O. Box 837, South Bend, IN 46624 | 305 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601 | Phone: (574) 232-0041 | Fax: (574) 233-1906

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