Apply for Scholarships

The Community Foundation is proud to partner with many individuals and organizations in offering scholarships to students in Southern Indiana. 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.

The Foundation 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.


To apply for the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI) 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 ContactUs@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


To apply for the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI) 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 ContactUs@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


To apply for the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI) 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 ContactUs@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


2021-2022 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

Dates to Remember

College Cost Estimator

CFSI Scholarship Policies

Essay Writing Tips


Apply for Scholarships

There are numerous scholarship funds which are actively administered by the CFSI staff, but not all of these scholarships are offered each school year. Our application process is designed to make it easier and less time consuming for students to apply for the scholarships available through our online application. Students who are residents of Clark, Floyd, or other surrounding Southern Indiana counties — and who are graduating this current school year from an accredited high school in Indiana — may apply to the program and, if eligible, can be awarded a scholarship from one or more different funds. All applications must be completed and submitted through our online scholarship system found on the Foundation website.

Lilly Scholar application for 2021 is NOW OPEN. The Application Portal will remain open until Sept. 30, 2021.

All other scholarship applications will also remain open until September 30, 2021.


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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