Creating a Scholarship/Scholarship Fund
Donors interested in promoting educational opportunities for students may establish a scholarship with the option of choosing either an Advised Scholarship Fund or a Discretionary Scholarship Fund. This may be a preferred opportunity to honor a community organization or remember a family member with a memorial scholarship. The Foundation helps with the oversight role by awarding scholarships and by administering all scholarship/scholarship funds.
The donor(s) decides on the guidelines and criteria. Scholarships may support any level of education and may be based on the school the student is attending, his/her chosen field of study, financial need, academic achievement, community service, etc. Also to be considered is whether the scholarships will be used for items such as tuition and/or room and board. More . . .
Creating a scholarship/scholarship fund is one way to create a legacy that will help students know the importance of an education as the donor leads by example, a role model in our community.
Please contact our office if you have any questions or if we can help you establish a fund that provides you with maximum tax deductions.
Anyone may also contribute to an already established scholarship/scholarship fund. Simply designate the fund to which you wish to contribute on the memo line of your check and send it to Blackford County Community Foundation, 121 N. High St., P.O. Box 327, Hartford City, IN 47348. To pay with a credit card or PayPal, you are invited to donate online at www.blackfordcofoundation.org. Be sure to write the name of the scholarship/scholarship fund to which you are donating in the Purpose of Donation box.
Gifts can be given at any time in any amount.