Apply for Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is proud to partner with many individuals and organizations in offering scholarships to area students. The CFSI scholarship program consists of dozens of scholarship funds established by donors desiring to assist students in Southern Indiana, most of them intended to provide assistance in obtaining a college education. You may apply for several of these scholarships through the Foundation’s website and many more are available through local high schools.

CFSI is committed to assisting students of our community in pursuing and completing higher education degrees. As we build our scholarship program, our focus is to grow and create endowment funds to provide renewable scholarships at a level of financial impact for diverse educational needs. We hope to continue to provide opportunities and share in students’ success. Together with the donors who make these awards possible, we work toward the goals of growth, knowledge, and enrichment for our community.

** IMPORTANT: Please do not use your school-issued email address when filling out an application. Only use a personal email address that you will have access to following graduation. **


To apply for the General Scholarship Program, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to https://aim.applyISTS.net/CFSI.  Click the “Don’t have an account? Register!” link and follow the instructions to create a new account or log in to an existing account. You should then be redirected to the application form.
    1. Note: If you are instead directed to the ISTS Home Page, click the Add New Application button, enter the Program Key CFSI, and click Apply Now.
  2. Complete all required fields, upload your required documents, request your recommendation (if required), and Submit your application.

If you need assistance during the application process, you may reach out to the ISTS Program Support Team via email at CFSouthernIndiana@applyISTS.com or click the green help widget at the bottom of your application to live chat with an agent during normal business hours.

Program Key: CFSI

** The 2022-23 Scholarship Portal is now CLOSED. Recipients will be notified by the email address provided on the application, so please be on the lookout for future communications. Good luck! **


To apply for the Lilly Scholarship Program, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to https://aim.applyISTS.net/CFSILilly.  Click the “Don’t have an account? Register!” link and follow the instructions to create a new account or log in to an existing account. You should then be redirected to the application form.
    1. Note: If you are instead directed to the ISTS Home Page, click the Add New Application button, enter the Program Key CFSILilly, and click Apply Now.
  2. Complete all required fields, upload your required documents, request your recommendation, and Submit your application.

If you need assistance during the application process, you may reach out to the ISTS Program Support Team via email at CFSouthernIndiana@applyISTS.com or click the green help widget at the bottom of your application to live chat with an agent during normal business hours.

Program Key: CFSILilly

** The 2022-23 Scholarship Portal is now CLOSED. All applicants will be notified by the email address provided on their submission, so please be on the lookout for future communications. Good luck! **


To apply for the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Program, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to https://aim.applyISTS.net/CFSINT.  Click the “Don’t have an account? Register!” link and follow the instructions to create a new account or log in to an existing account. You should then be redirected to the application form.
    1. Note: If you are instead directed to the ISTS Home Page, click the Add New Application button, enter the Program Key CFSINT, and click Apply Now.
  2. Complete all required fields, upload your required documents, and Submit your application.

If you need assistance during the application process, you may reach out to the ISTS Program Support Team via email at CFSouthernIndiana@applyISTS.com or click the green help widget at the bottom of your application to live chat with an agent during normal business hours.

Program Key: CFSINT

** The 2022-23 Scholarship Portal is now CLOSED. Recipients will be notified by the email address provided on the application, so please be on the lookout for future communications. Good luck! **


2022-2023 Scholarship Opportunities Presentation


Things to Remember, FAQs, and Tips

Before applying for scholarships through the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana it is important to review the Scholarship Information Packet, Frequently Asked Questions, as well as the Foundation’s Code of Conduct Policy and Residency Policy. It would also be beneficial to review the Dates to Remember so you can stay on track with your application and know what to expect.

Scholarship FAQs

College Cost Estimator

CFSI Scholarship Policies

Essay Writing Tips


If you have questions on applying for a scholarship, please contact Crystal Gunther at 812-984-4662 or cgunther@cfsouthernindiana.com.

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