Blue River Community Foundation
Top Picks

Check out these websites & Documents first to get started on your educational path

Advantage Shelby County
Guaranteed scholarship opportunity for Shelby County students

BRCF: Student Checklist
Checklist for underclassman to prepare for BRCF's scholarship opportunities

College Board
SAT preparation and general college and financial aid information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Learn More Indiana
Comprehensive site for Hoosier students

21st Century Scholars
Learn about this initiative for Indiana students or login to ScholarTrack

Scholarship Search Help
Tips on how to find scholarships


applying to college

Common Application
Common application for 227 selected colleges and universities for admission to undergraduate programs


Career Exploration

Indiana Career Explorer
Explore jobs, assess skills, and develop an educational plan

 Free career college match service


Colleges + Universities

Indiana College Network
Learn about and enroll in the wide range of programs and courses available at a distance

Independent Colleges of Indiana
Learn about Indiana's 31 private colleges and universities

College Rankings: U.S. News + World Report
See the rankings of colleges and universities across the country to see which school is best for you

Indiana Online Colleges + Universities
Explore online options for non-traditional college students


Financial Aid + Scholarships


Free Application for Federal Student Aid

College Affordability + Transparency Center
Provides various calculators and assistance estimating college costs

Federal Student Aid
An Office of the U.S. Dept. of Education; use the FAFSA4caster to  calculate a student’s eligibility for federal grants

Guide to loans, scholarships, and other financial assistance

Focuses on helping Hoosier families plan ahead for college, maximize financial opportunities, and graduate with least amount of debt as possible

National Center for College Costs
Provides the College Costs Estimator


Free searchable scholarship database
Free searchable scholarship database

U.S. Department of Education
Financial aid primer from the US Department of Education and the Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs

Many organizations or individuals have scholarships for students.  Ask your guidance counselor for those independent applications, which are separate from the BRCF online general scholarship.  If organizations have provided information or the application to BRCF, it is shown below:

Advantage Shelby County

PTO College Scholarship - St. Joseph Catholic School

Gilbert Briley Trust:  Nursing Scholarship


Money + Time Management

Money Management Tips
31 money saving tricks for students

Time Management Tips + Worksheets
Methods for getting organized and making better use of your time


Student Loans

eStudent Loan
Student loan guide and applications

Sallie Mae
Student loan guide and applications


Test Preparation

ACT preparation and general college and financial aid information

SAT preparation and general college and financial aid information

SAT and ACT test preparation and registration

SAT and ACT online preparation, college search, and financial aid information

Princeton Review
SAT and ACT preparation and online tests, college search, application information, and financial aid information

Blue River Community Foundation
54 W Broadway Street
Shelbyville, IN 46176

View the BRCF Scholarship Book
Learn about scholarship opportunities to earn cash for college.

Questions about college?
Contact Julie Alvis, Youth and Education Program Officer.

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