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Marion Community Foundation Scholarship Program – Application is OPEN


Marion Community Foundation offers an annual scholarship program for high school seniors and graduates in Marion and other surrounding counties. The annual scholarship program includes more than 140 endowed and non-endowed funds, each with different eligibility requirements and selection criteria. In recent years, the funds have collectively awarded approximately $475,000 to 225 students. The application period is open through February 24, 2022 at noon.

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In 2022, the scholarship program will include 140 scholarship funds.

·       Each scholarship has different eligibility requirements and selection criteria. Please  review the list of available scholarships on the Marion Community Foundation website to determine which scholarships or how many you are eligible.

·       Scholarship award amounts vary and will not be determined until early March.

·       Like previous years, the Whirlpool Corporation/One Energy STEM Scholarship, Marion Rotary Club, and Marion Noon Kiwanis scholarships will be administered by the Marion Community Foundation. To apply for these scholarships, students should fill out the Marion Community Foundation application by the deadline.


ApplicationsThe application process is similar to previous years. One application makes students/graduates eligible for all scholarships for which they qualify. Only online applications will be accepted. The application does not have to be completed all at once. Students can save and return to answer more questions or correct information previously entered. The application does require recommendations, essays, financial information, and more. Submitting FAFSA information is optional but highly encouraged.


Start early so these time-consuming items can be completed.


The online application can be found at: Scholarships – Marion Community Foundation The application is now open!


DeadlineThe 2022 Marion Community Foundation scholarship application DEADLINE is Thursday, February 24, 2022 at noon (12:00 p.m.).


Guidance Counselor RecommendationsThe application for high school students does require Guidance Counselors to provide the student’s GPA (based on 4.0 scale), class rank, ACT and/or SAT scores, and a HS transcript. This recommendation will be an electronic email request from Smarter Select. Students’ applications will not move to the SUBMITTED Status until this information is received. Please be timely with these so students can submit their application.

Applications also require the students to receive two recommendations (teacher and community member). If you can let teachers know of the importance and need for timeliness, we would appreciate it.

It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the recommendations are completed in their application. Students should contact, call, or text their recommenders to make them aware that an email was sent to them to fill out a recommendation on their behalf.


Fill in the Application Now!

Start Early! Begin the Marion Community Foundation scholarship application now and follow through to complete the application

Parents, encourage your students to apply now.

Graduates, remember you can also apply


QuestionsIf you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Large in Student Services at Tri-Rivers.