Young People, We Believe in You

We know that an investment in your education is an investment in a better future—not just for you but for your families and communities too. We also know that education is expensive, and every little bit helps when it comes to reaching your goals. That's why we team up each year with amazing donors who also believe in your potential. These donors trust us to manage their funds and provide scholarship support for local students planning to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities—both academic and vocational.

How it Works

Explore our available scholarships to learn about the different awards, eligibility criteria, and what you'll need to apply. Online applications will open in February and close in April. If you have questions or need help, Community Foundation staff are here to support you along the way!

Honoring guidelines set by the donors, scholarship committees (comprised of high school counselors, college financial aid professionals, community volunteers and Community Foundation board members) review the scholarship applications and select award recipients.

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"I want to be a part of the team whose job it is to keep the heartbeat of our community strong and hopeful by simple acts of care.” ~ 2021 McGimpsey Scholar, Haven Barnes, on her plans to study nursing.

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Scholarship funding in 2022


Scholarship awards in 2022

Investing in Youth