Our Scholarship Programs

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County annually distributes more than $600,000 in college scholarships through various competitive application processes. Typically applications are available in PDF form in January of each year, and traditional students, as well as adults returning to college studies, become eligible for most awards by completing the Universal Scholarship Application.¬†This single application includes a questionnaire, which will assist the Community Foundation in determining a student’s eligibility for one or more that 100 individual scholarship programs.

The downloadable applications for these scholarships are made available as a PDF form that can be completed on your computer display, and printed out for your signature and submission. (Note: saving a completed application usually requires the full version of Adobe Acrobat to be installed on your computer.) Please carefully adhere to deadlines published with each individual application, as late or incomplete applications will not be considered.