FAQ – Scholarships

How do I know if my recommendation forms from my references have been turned in?
Answer: The Foundation is not responsible for missing or lost recommendation forms. Please call your reference to check on the status of your recommendation form. If it has been lost or missing, it is best that you have them resubmit the recommendation form. You can contact the community foundation by e-mail(jennifer@noblecountycf.org) or phone (260-894-3335) to check on the status.
How many essays must I complete?
Answer: Complete a minimum of 3 essays as required (and extra essays as indicated for the following scholarships: Peter Bottomley, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Prudence Gardner, Caitlyn Halferty, Art and Jeanne Howard 4-H, Cathy Knopp, Benjamin Murray, Paul Pelikan, Hal Prickett (Prickett has 2 extra essays required), Brandon Replogle, Talia Smith, Hazel Truelove and Trent Zuehsow.) If using a separate sheet of paper for the essays, you must title each essay page with the appropriate scholarship name and essay question at the top along with the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
If I’m a college student, do I need to submit my high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores?
Answer: YES. All scholarship applicants must submit a high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores with their application. Even if applicant is a college student, they must submit their high school transcript.
What is the financial aid deadline date for the community foundation scholarships?
Answer: Thursday, March 12, 2015. This means turn in the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) paper by the deadline date Thursday, March 12, 2015. The scholarship application should be turned in by the deadline January 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm. See question #5.
What information do you need from the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) form?
Answer: The “EFC” Expected Family contribution amount.
When is my scholarship application due?
Answer: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by 4:30 pm.
When is the best time to turn in my scholarship application?
Answer: Turn your application in early. Scholarship time is very busy. It is best to complete your scholarship application and turn it in early. Don’t wait until the last minute. All of your information MUST reach the Noble County Community Foundation by the deadline date of Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by 4:30 pm.
Will my scholarship application or accompanying documents be accepted after the deadline?
Answer: No. All

scholarship applications and accompanying documents MUST be in by the deadline date or they will not be accepted. Please call if you have questions.

What should I do if I have a scholarship question?
Answer: E-mail the community foundation at jennifer@noblecountycf. org or call M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 260-894-3335.
Should I turn my application into the Guidance Office?
Answer: It is best if you turn your application in at the community foundation office located at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier or delivered by mail on or before the deadline date 1/21/15.
Who should my recommendation forms be from?
Answer: Every applicant must list three references below and give each a copy of the recommendation form (found at the end of the application) The Peter Bottomley Scholarship requires one recommendation form be from the Band Director. You may not list relatives. Two must be other than full-time school personnel.
If I am not applying for a scholarship that requires an extra essay, do I need to turn in that blank sheet?
Answer: No.
Do I submit both SAT and ACT information?
Answer: No. You chose which to submit. Include a copy of the scores if they are not on your transcript.

Contact the Foundation

Noble County Community Foundation
1599 Lincolnway South
Ligonier, IN 46767

Phone: 260.894.3335
Fax: 260.894.9020