The Rush County Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity that allows people to establish permanent endowment funds within the scope of one large foundation.
There are a total of 200 funds at the Rush County Community Foundation. You can help impact the community today by donating to one of our many funds or by creating your own fund.
As a public charity, we are able to achieve our mission by investing donated funds and distributing earnings annually to award grants to Rush County organizations, people and projects.
Our Frequently Used forms are now available in a fillable PDF format!
Please review the specific scholarship list and fund descriptions, available here, at our office, or in your high school guidance office.
Yes. Please reference individual scholarship eligibility guidelines to determine the funds in which you can apply as a part-time student.
No. (If you have applied for RCCF scholarships before, you will notice this is different than before!)
You need to submit ONE original and TWO copies of your paper application. Then, submit cover pages (with any additional required attachments, as indicated on each cover page) for each different scholarship you qualify for.
Yes. Please submit one original and two copies with your paper application. If your transcript is sealed, it is okay to open it to make copies.
Contact your guidance counselor or reference your high school transcript.
To be consistent and fair among all applicants, the Foundation prefers that you submit financial information for both parents; however, we realize that circumstances arise in which that information cannot be provided. We must have the financial information for the parent that claims you as a dependent on taxes.
You should receive your financial aid package along with your billing statement. This varies among each university, so please contact your school for specific information.
For our purposes, no. Please do not submit a FAFSA to us with your RCCF paper application.
You will need to submit a FAFSA to the government in order to receive government or institution-specific aid. Please reference the FAFSA website or contact your school for more information.
Yes. If you are claimed as a dependent on your parents’ taxes you must supply their income information.
No. RCCF is a 501(c)(3) organization and must follow IRS regulation for scholarship distribution.
Qualified expenses include:
Expenses that do not qualify include:
Once our office has received all required information needed to process your payment (see Recipient Instructions) we will remit payment directly to your educational institution.
Please submit the information you are able to provide by the deadline. We understand that grades may not post in time for the deadline and that billing statements may change: we only ask that you inform our office if you are unable to provide the information required in time for our deadline. We want to award you the scholarship you earned, but you must keep us informed!