Improving our community’s level of education is the best way we know to decrease unemployment, improve personal health, and strengthen our families. A large number of post-secondary scholarship programs are available to residents of our community each year for all types of programs, from short-term certificates to bachelors’ degrees.


Adult Students click the "APPLY NOW"  to complete the Benton Community Foundation Scholarship Application.

Preference will be given to students who:

  • Have not yet completed a post-secondary program;
  • Have not been awarded previous scholarships through the Foundation
  • Non-traditonal Student
  • This funding does not support graduate studies
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Graduating Seniors

The Benton Community Foundation Lilly/Ellis/Baldwin Scholarship Application offering the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, the Elizabeth Davies-Ellis Scholarship, and the Baldwin-Stembel Scholarship will be available online August 1, each year.  These scholarships are selected with an emphasis on academics (min GPA 3.5)  and school/community involvement.

Students, planning to graduate by June of the current year, and who attend Benton Central High School and/or live in Benton County are invited to apply for our senior scholarship programs. All parts of the online application process must be submitted by the close of each scholarship deadline. 

  • The Benton Community Foundation Community Scholarship Application, which contains over 35 Community Scholarship Programs, will be available online December 10th.    Applications are due January 20, 2021 at 11:59pm .                                                        

                                                                                                         Click here for Scholarship Criteria 2021

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