Education has been a primary focus of the Foundation’s efforts since its founding in 1993. In fact, the first endowment fund established was the Larry C. Banks Bronze Star Memorial Scholarship.

The Foundation manages several academic scholarship funds, many established expressly for Brown County High School graduates. However, other, like the Banks Scholarship, focus on vocational education and/or non-traditional students.

Additionally, through the Foundation’s affiliation with Lilly Endowment Inc., twenty-three Brown County residents have received four-year full-tuition scholarships through the Endowment’s Community Scholars Program.

In a collaborative effort with local citizens and the school corporation- your neighbors and ours- we were successful in seeking a $5-million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund the Career Resource Center, providing educational opportunities and career consultation for all Brown County residents.

Applying for Scholarships:

To apply for scholarship through the BCCF for the 2018-2019 school year, please visit our Scholarship Application Information page to download an application and view the scholarships that are available.

If you have questions about the process, please review our Commonly Asked Questions about the BCCF Scholarship Process.

You may also call the office (812) 988-4882 or send and email to

For scholarship application tips, visit our Scholarship Resources page.

2017 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship – Elisabeth Huls
  • Betty Moebs Memorial – Sarah Barrick
  • Bill & Judy Zimmerman – Maria Sanderson
  • Bill Monroe Memorial – Alex Miller
  • Bob & Wilma Hale Family Nursing – Sasha Robinson
  • Brown County Citizen’s – Andrew Burgess & Shawn Rodgers
  • Brown County Indiana University – Jacob Cumberledge
  • Bruce Gregory Temple Memorial – Makaleigh Layman
  • Burke/Tharp Legacy – McKayla Alspach
  • Clarence & Karen Zody – Dawson Dunnuck
  • Claude L. Graham Family – Mary Collier
  • Dorothy Stewart Memorial – Madison Fields
  • James A. Voland – Victoria Akles – Sean Lopes – Elizabeth Jenson – Molly Snyder – Cash Myers – Madison Fields – Dawson Dunnuck
  • John A. & Cheryl J. Eyed – Sam Miller & Emma Bawinkel
  • Larry C. Banks Bronze Star Memorial – Sasha Robinson
  • Milloy Family – Job Lawson
  • Peaceful Valley Memorial – Cash Myers
  • Richard A. Bowden Golfers’ – Emma Bawinkel
  • Sam & Harriet Johnson-Purdue – Sean Lopes
  • Simon Family – Sarah Barrick
  • Steve & Cathy Junken – Delaney Bond
  • Wilma Brown Nursing – Kelly Kring


2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship – Isaac Gluesenkamp