Scholarships available to local students


HANCOCK COUNTY – Several scholarship opportunities are available to local students heading to college or trade school, and applications are available now.

While many of the scholarships are open to high school seniors preparing to attend college in the fall, several are also available to those already attending college or those who are hoping to return after having a gap in their education.

Here is a roundup of what’s available. Agencies that wish to be included in a future listing of scholarships may submit information to [email protected].

-The Community Foundation of Hancock County announced that more than $450,000 will be awarded in scholarships locally.

Traditional scholarship applications for graduating seniors and current college students are open now through Feb. 9. Applications for trade and technology seniors are from Feb. 12 to April 12. Apply at For questions, call 317-462-8870 or email [email protected].

-The Greenfield Central School Foundation announced several opportunities for Greenfield-Central seniors, with $71,000 in scholarships to be awarded this year.

Included are: the Jane Marilyn Haines Foster Scholarship at $8,000 a year; the Patricia Sue Pope Scholarship, two at $2,000 a year; the Shirley Gibbs Just Imagine Scholarship, two at $2,000 a year; the Kathleen Dowling Legacy Scholarship, one at $1,000 a year; the Jeff Harris Barber and Beauty School Scholarship, one at $1,000 a year; and the Lovell Family Scholarship, one at $2,500 a year.

For details and applications, visit and choose “For Students & Parents” and “Scholarships.” or call 317-477-4103.

-Tri Kappa, a service sorority, is seeking Hancock County applicants for state scholarships of $1,000 each to be awarded for the 2024-25 school year. Past applicants and recipients may also submit an application. Scholarships include: Academic Scholarship, for full-time college sophomore, junior or senior; Fine Arts Scholarship, for full-time college sophomore, junior or senior in an arts-related program; Twanette Nutter Fleming Music Scholarship, for full-time college sophomore, junior or senior studying music education; Vocational Scholarship, for a high school graduate enrolled in a vocational, technical or trade school or certification program; Key Scholarship, for a student with an interruption of education at least five years. Potential applicants may request an application by emailing Kelly Cochran, [email protected], or access the link at Applications must be completed by Jan. 31.

-The Upsilon chapter of Psi Iota Xi is accepting applications for its annual scholarship award. The scholarship is $1,000, with $500 awarded upon receipt and a second $500 installment awarded upon successful completion of the fall semester with at least a 2.0 grade point average. The deadline is April 7.

New in 2023, the scholarship qualifications will be expanded. As in previous years, applicants may be graduating students of Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, or New Palestine high schools. This year the application is also open to current college students with a permanent residence in Hancock County.

Applicants must also be pursuing or planning to pursue a four-year degree in the areas of art, literature, music, or speech and hearing. Selection criteria will be based upon strength of application, essay, and a personal interview with members of the Upsilon chapter of Psi Iota Xi.

Interested applicants can get an application from their high school guidance office or online at Applications can be returned to their high school guidance office or submitted via email to [email protected]. Questions can be directed to Laura Fletcher at [email protected].

-Co-Alliance is offering $30,000 in scholarships to high school seniors going on to study agriculture in college. The agency will supply 30 $1,000 scholarships, and applicants must be the child or grandchild of a member of Co-Alliance Cooperative. Visit to learn more. Deadline to apply is March 1.