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Blue River Community Foundation Winter Application Cycle

Blue River Community Foundation’s (BRCF) winter scholarship application is now open on the BRCF website: The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.

High school graduating seniors planning to pursue vocational or undergraduate studies, current college students, graduate students, and adults pursuing or finishing a college degree may submit an application. One unique feature to BRCF’s application process is that applicants complete one application to qualify for all scholarship opportunities for which they are eligible. Specific criteria, requirements, and instructions for applying, as well as a list of scholarships available through the application process, are listed in the BRCF Scholarship Resource Guide for Students located on the Foundation’s website under the Scholarships tab.

Since 1994, BRCF has invested over $5.9 million in students pursuing post-secondary education. This amount represents over $2 .1 million which has been awarded to Shelby County’s 39 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients and is made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc., as well as, $3.8 million awarded to students from BRCF Scholarship Funds. In fact, last spring 168 scholarships totaling $297,900 were awarded to 132 recipients from 85 active scholarship funds administered by BRCF. These scholarship funds are made possible through the generosity of our donors who recognize the tremendous need for assistance in meeting the costs of higher education.


For more information on BRCF’s scholarship application process, please contact Julie Alvis
at 317.392.7955 ext. 102 or