The Ripley County Community Foundation administers various scholarships which are designed to assist those individuals who desire to obtain a quality education.  For a listing of available scholarships with a description of each scholarship’s criteria, please see the Scholarship Brochure.

Proof of financial need is required for many scholarships.  Please complete the FAFSA as soon as possible so that it can be included in the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) documentation. 

Scholarship Applications can be accessed through the Scholarship Portal.  Most applications open January 1st and close at 4:00PM on March 1st.  However, there are two scholarships that are due June 1st at 4:00PM: The Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship and The Corinne’s Believers Memorial Scholarship.

Applications not received by the due date will not be accepted.  If you have any questions regarding the scholarship application process, please contact the Community Foundation’s Program Officer, Laura Hamilton, via phone at (812)933-1098 or via email at

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Laura Hamilton

Program Officer