In 2012, the Blackford County Community Foundation distributed over $101,850 in scholarships. Eighty percent of those funds went to graduating seniors through either the Lilly Endowment Inc. Scholarship or through locally sponsored scholarships. The other twenty percent supported community adults with postsecondary scholarships who are continuing their education beyond their first year of study.
Community supporters continue to expand the educational resources available to Blackford County residents by establishing new scholarships. Two new scholarships were given in 2012.