Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Charles W. Cole Scholarship Program


  • Undergraduate students from St. Joseph County or adjacent Indiana counties;
  • Rank below the top ten percent of their graduating high school class;
  • Demonstrate financial need; applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


  • Award amounts vary based on the determined need of the recipients and the number of credit hours in which they are enrolled;
  • Scholarships may be renewable if recipients maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and complete at least eighty percent of the classes in which they are enrolled.


  • Number of awards is based on funds available each year


  • Subject to the required scholarship application deadlines in place by Purdue University College of Technology at South Bend


  • Visit Purdue University College of Technology at South Bend for additional information and to request application information.