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    Frank O’Bannon Grant Program

    Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 28, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $2,000 - $12,400

    Grade level

    College Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an Indiana resident who plans to enroll in an in-state postsecondary institution? If so, the Frank O’Bannon Grant Program may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the program awards grants to multiple Indiana residents who (1) have been an Indiana resident by December 31st of the year before applying for aid and (2) enroll/plan to enroll in a post-secondary institution in Indiana. The amount of the award each recipient receives is dependent upon what type of school (e.g. private, public, proprietary) they’ll be attending, as well as their EFC (Expected Family Contribution). Eligibility for the grant is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA, which students must complete every year for the possibility of renewal.

    If you’re an Indiana resident who will be pursuing an in-state school, keep on reading to learn more!

    About Indiana Commission for Higher Education

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a 14-member public body created in 1971 to define the missions of Indiana's colleges and universities, plan and coordinate the state's postsecondary education system, and ensure that Indiana's higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Other Category

    Low Income

    State

    Indiana

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) have been an Indiana resident by December 31st the year prior to applying for aid and (2) enroll in a post-secondary institution in Indiana.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    FAFSA

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    This scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and trade/technical schools.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Indiana Commission for Higher Education at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Frank O’Bannon Grant Program is renewable.

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