The Community Foundation is proud to support local students by offering financial educational support through the gifts of our donors.

Each year, The Community Foundation's scholarship program annually benefits approximately 70 enrolled students pursuing their higher education goals. These phenomenal financial awards vary in size from $250 to $6,000.

The financial educational support of this program is available through open scholarship accounts and designated fund accounts provided to The Community Foundation of Macon County by generous donors who are committed to improving educational outcomes in our community.

By the Numbers

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Scholarship Applications


Designated Education Funds


Scholarships Awarded

via online application portal

Multi-Year Scholarships


Invested in Education

in 2020

Scholarship Requirements

All eligible students must be a high school graduate or equivalent and must be accepted into an accredited institution of higher learning within the United States of America. Eligible students must be graduating high school this school year or be an existing college/university student continuing their post-secondary education. Some scholarships require essays to be written.

Scholarship Timeline

The Community Foundation of Macon County provides a breakdown of various steps in scholarship process to guide students, parents, and counselors. Learn more about the 2021 scholarship cycle.

Scholarships Available

The Community Foundation of Macon County awards over 70 scholarship annually to graduating high school seniors residing in Macon County who have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

Kathy Carter


If you have a question about the application process or a specific scholarship, contact Kathy Carter, Scholarship Coordinator, by calling 217-220-1363 or by email at

Want to know more?

Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about the scholarship process from applying to award notifications and distributions.

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