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 14, 2020.


There are 3 components to applying:

1. Each applicant must provide a copy of Form 1040, Page 2 for tax year 2018 for the parent(s)/guardian(s) who claimed applicant on taxes for that year.
***For those of you who have applied for scholarships from the RCCF in the recent past, College Cost Estimator is no longer available, hence the change in the method of reporting.

    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 Incomplete or outdated applications will not be considered.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, 117 N. Main St., Rushville.