Since 2013, the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) has helped adults in Harrison County earn a higher education degree or certification through its Adult Scholarship Program. HCCF announces that a change to the program that will allow the foundation to serve more adult students is being implemented.

HCCF has removed the requirement that applicants enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program must have completed at least 50 percent of the credits required for the degree. The change means that any adult who is at least 25 years old, has been accepted into and enrolled in a degree or vocational training program, and has been a resident of Harrison County for at least 2 years can apply for adult scholarships through HCCF.

HCCF’s online Summer 2018 Adult Scholarship Application is now open and available at in the Nontraditional Scholarships tab. Applications must be submitted online by Saturday, March 31 at 4 p.m. to be considered.

Applicants must show proof of Harrison County residency for the past 24 months. Applicants can use documents such as tax forms, housing receipts or utility bills to verify residency.

A maximum of $5,000 per recipient per calendar year may be awarded. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, course-related fees and books.

For more information about the Adult Scholarship Program or to get questions answered, contact Heather Stafford, Director of Programs, at 812-738-6668 or

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