How to Apply

To apply for any of the Rush County Community Foundation Scholarships you must be:

  • A resident of Rush County. Residence is defined by maintaining a permanent address in Rush County, or being claimed as a dependent by a Rush County resident. A small number of RCCF Scholarships are open to non-residents; this is indicated on the Scholarship Cover Pages.
  • Intending to begin or continue coursework in post-secondary education within the calendar year of the application deadline.


This year the application deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019.


There are 3 components to applying:

1. The College Costs Estimator: Complete and submit the Indiana College Cost Estimator

  • All applicants must submit their up-to-date financial information through this online platform. Go to to get started.
  • While filling in your information on step 1 of 6 in the scholarship section you must select Rush County Community Foundation in order for your information to be submitted to RCCF.
  • Current high school seniors that applied for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program this school year already have completed the College Costs Estimator and do not need to do it again this year.

2. The paper Application

  • Download our fillable PDF application.
  • Please submit only one original and two copies of your complete application. Incomplete or outdated applications will not be considered.
  • You must include your current official transcript with your application. We will not accept unofficial transcripts. (One original and two copies.)

3. Cover Pages

  • Review available scholarships to determine the funds in which you are eligible to apply  (see Fund Descriptions, our Scholarship List, or visit our office)
  • Download and print the cover pages for each of the funds in which you are eligible to apply
    • All individual cover pages for available scholarship funds can be found by reviewing the “Scholarship” selection under the “Funds” tab
  • For each scholarship you are applying to, submit one signed cover page with all required attachments.


Complete and submit all three components by the deadline to our office or the RCHS or KHS Guidance Office.