The Scholarship Foundation of St. Joseph County was founded with the belief that education… (more)


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Whether you are a St. Joseph County high school student in search of scholarship assistance, or a potential donor wanting to make a difference by helping local students achieve their educational dreams, you’ve come to the right place. We are the oldest and largest St. Joseph County organization dedicated solely to raising and awarding funds for college scholarships. Since our founding in 1958, we’ve awarded in excess of $4.5 million dollars in scholarship aid to local students attending four-year colleges and universities across the country.

We are firm believers that education is the key to a brighter future for all of us. Our hope is that one day, with the community’s help, we will be able to achieve our mission- to ensure that every St. Joseph County high school student with the academic qualifications and desire to attend college will be given that opportunity. We hope you will join us in making that mission a reality.


113 Scholarships Awarded

The Scholarship Foundation welcomes 41 new scholarship recipients and 72 renewal recipients this year.  We awarded $215,000 in scholarships to a total of 113 students for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Marjorie H. Wilson Scholarship

We are pleased to announce a second scholarship from the Wilson family. The Marjorie H. Wilson Scholarship was added to the Foundation Named awards starting this 2016-2017 academic year. The Dr. James M. Wilson Scholarship was established in 2007.

Everett-Rose Family Scholarship

Board Director Ed Everett and his wife, Kitty Rose, have established the Everett-Rose Family Scholarship with the Foundation. Ed has been a director and mentor with the Foundation since 2006. Both Ed and Kitty have a long history of volunteering … Continue reading

Annual Scholarship Dinner/Auction was a great evening!

The Annual Scholarship Dinner was held on a lovely spring evening at The Blue Heron at Blackthorn. The evening began on the patio and then moved inside for dinner and a ‘live’ auction. Foundation board member and auctioneer, Doug Osthimer, … Continue reading

Congratulations to SFSJC Director Pat Sloan

Patricia Sloan, Foundation Board member, was honored at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon in November. Pat received the Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy award at a luncheon sponsored by the Michiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. National Philanthropy Day … Continue reading