The 2024 Marion Community Foundation Scholarship Program – the single largest source of college scholarships in the Marion area — is now open. Area high school seniors and college students may apply online between now and February 13 to be considered for the $475,000+ in available awards for the upcoming 2024-25 academic year. Marion Community Foundation donors have established more than 150 scholarship funds to support higher education for Marion area students.
Students visiting the Foundation’s website will find something new this year – four applications. According to Julie Prettyman, director of the scholarship program, students will select the application which best applies to them — Marion County residents, students outside of Marion County, and two specialty applications exclusive to the Collier Scholarship and the Ridgemont Scholarship.
Because the majority of Marion Community Foundation’s scholarships are criteria-based, Prettyman recommends that students take the time to review the list of available scholarships to determine which match their qualifications. All of the applications require supporting documentation such as letters of recommendation and financial details, so applicants are encouraged to begin the process as soon as possible.
Nine new scholarship funds will be awarding for the first time this year. They include: the Rebecca S. Craig Scholarship, Coach Ed Henning Scholarship, McBride Family Scholarship, Coach Mac Prexie Pride Scholarship, Jeffery Rainey Memorial Scholarship, Linda & Mike Rizzo Scholarship, Calvin H. & Elizabeth L. Topliff Scholarship, and Nancy O. Whitaker Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship applications are available on this website by clicking HERE. Additional information is available by calling 740-387-9704.