Beginning Oct. 12, the online application will open for scholarships through the Community Foundation of Morgan County and Kendrick Foundation. Each year, the foundations award dozens of scholarships to Morgan County residents.
The application process is completely online. Applications will be due by Jan. 7, 2019, at 4 p.m.
Although the deadline is several months away, Finance and Scholarship Manager Christine Arnold advises not to wait. She says creating a login on the CFMC or Kendrick websites early will allow applicants to review the needed information and prepare to apply.
“Students should give themselves plenty of time to fill out the application,” she said. “Although the student is the applicant, they will rely on others to provide critical parts of the application such as the transcript, references and financial details. Allow them the courtesy of ample notice to meet the deadline as well.”
Applicants can use their login information to save their progress and return at a later date, as well as check to see if the transcript and reference letters have been received electronically.
A tutorial video for the online application will be available by Oct. 22, just after fall break. The video will be posted on the foundation websites, Facebook pages and the CFMC YouTube channel.
“In the past we’ve held seminars on how to apply for our scholarships, but this tutorial video will be more accessible to everyone and can be viewed from the convenience of your home,” Arnold said. “We hope the online format will guide even more students and families through the application process.”
About the scholarships
Scholarships from the CFMC are available for both high school seniors as well as those who have already graduated high school and are pursuing a college degree, depending upon the scholarship.
Criteria for the CFMC scholarships vary based on the individual scholarship and could include a field of study, financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities or the high school the student attends. The award amount ranges from $500 to $5,000 per scholarship.
Kendrick Foundation scholarships are available for residents of Morgan County pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health care-related field at an accredited public or private nonprofit institution of higher education. Students must have a desire to return to Morgan County to work following their education. Scholarships provide a maximum of $15,000 per person per year for tuition and fees.
Health care fields of study for the Kendrick Foundation include surgical technology, speech-language pathology, respiratory therapy, radiological technology, psychology and counseling, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, nursing, medicine, dietetics, dental hygiene and optometry.
High school seniors who are Morgan County residents but attend a school outside the county, such as those attending another high school as a transfer student, those enrolled in a private school, or home-schooled students are eligible for the Morgan County resident category of CFMC scholarships as well as Kendrick Foundation scholarships.
Learn more about available county scholarships Dec. 3
The CFMC will host its annual scholarship fair at Martinsville High School on Monday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. In addition to scholarships offered by the CFMC and the Kendrick Foundation, many local service clubs and organizations will be in attendance to share details of their own scholarships. The event will include refreshments and door prizes.
The scholarship applications and full details are available on the foundation websites at CFMConline.org and KendrickFoundation.org. Both foundations can be reached by phone at 765-813-0003.