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La Plaza Scholarship – Central Indiana Community Foundation Scholarship Guide


La Plaza  is a community-based organization that works to help Latinos reach their full educational potential by building on their strengths and fostering self-sufficiency. Each year La Plaza awards up to six, $2,000 four-year college scholarships to deserving Latino students from across Indiana. Students are selected based on their academic record, community involvement, and financial need.

If you would ever like to talk to an Education Specialist at La Plaza, call 317-890-3292 and ask for Shivani or Miriam.

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Central Indiana Community Foundation Guide

Application to the above scholarships are made through the Central Indiana Community Foundation.   Their 2023 scholarship guidebook offers helpful information about available scholarships for Indiana students.

View CICF Guidebook

Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant


The Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant provides free job training for Hoosiers in high-demand sectors from Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University. Sectors include: Advanced Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Health & Life Science, IT & Business Services and Transportation & Logistics.

The Indiana General Assembly created Next Level Jobs for working-age Hoosiers in 2017, and expanded the program in 2018 to include all high school graduates. This is a great opportunity for all students, especially those who may not qualify for other forms of financial aid.

Next Level Jobs provides free job training for Hoosiers who:

1) Are an Indiana resident AND a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen)

2) Have a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree

3) Enroll in a qualifying certificate program in a high-demand job sector

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Scholarships with an emphasis on African-American students


Affordable Colleges Online was kind enough to share a resource with us. They recently compiled a list of  “College scholarships for black students”. Check the link for opportunities!

You can also take the time to check out the other resources Affordable Colleges Online has available for students. Remember to pay attention to the accreditation of the school first. US News had a helpful article with suggestions on how to navigate this process.

Affording College: A guide for students with disabilities


Read a fully accessible guide of resources for applying and paying for college for students with disabilities.