Community Foundation DeKalb County

700 South Main Street
PO Box 111
Auburn, Indiana 46706


Community Foundation DeKalb County awards scholarships each year thanks to the generosity of donors who understand that education is important for a rewarding and successful life. Donors' gifts help make post-high school education affordable for many students.

Click here to learn about our donors and the people who inspired the scholarship awards.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

The DeKalb County 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be announced by March 27, 2015.

2015 Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

This website contains application information and forms for scholarships available from several sources. Some of the scholarships are administered and awarded by the Community Foundation of DeKalb County; others are administered and awarded by other community organizations. Each scholarship is awarded based on criteria suggested by the donor or the community organization that sponsors the award.

Scholarship application forms and procedures vary depending on the award's donor or sponsor. Please carefully review the information so that you take advantage of all the opportunities that are available.

Click on this "Apply Now" link to be directed to our scholarship program logon page. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 25, 2015. A wide range of scholarships are available for which you apply by submitting just one application, details of which can be found here.

Click here for information on scholarships for which you apply by submitting individual applications. Each scholarship has its own specific requirements. Some require a letter of recommendation, others require a specific essay, and some have a separate application.

Click here ( for information on the Questa Scholars Program. The program provides low-cost college loans of which up to 50% is forgiven you meet specific academic and residency requirements.

Scholarships for Current and Non-Traditional* College Students

*You are a non-traditional college student if you are beginning, or began, your college career in a year other than the year you graduated from high school or if you are returning to college after a break in continuous enrollment.

Click here for information on scholarship opportunities for current college students and non-traditional college students.

Scholarship applications are evaluated using established areas of measurement. Judging criteria are shown in the following rubrics. Only a few of our scholarships require an interview. We will contact you if you are selected as a finalist for a scholarship that requires an interview.

Application and Essay Score Rubric Interview Score Rubric