Frances Gray Family Scholarship

Frances Gray
Requirements: 3.0+ GPA, Academic achievement, financial need

The Frances E. Gray Family Scholarship was established with a gift from the estate of Frances E. Gray. Ms. Gray was born and raised in Waynetown, Indiana. She taught in the Waynetown schools for 9 years and in the Indianapolis public schools for 33 years. As a bequest, Ms. Gray started a fund with the Montgomery County Community Foundation for the purpose of providing college scholarships to deserving high school students who are residents of Montgomery County, Indiana and who are graduates of a public Montgomery County High School.

The Gray Scholarship award will provide support toward tuition and fees for two students from each of the public Montgomery County High Schools who will attend a college or university in the state of Indiana. The scholarships will be awarded to first year college students and are renewable. Academic achievement and financial need are the basis of the scholarship selection. Community, school, and volunteer activities will be taken into consideration.

  • Be a graduate in good standing of a public Montgomery County High School, Montgomery County, Indiana by the end of June of the year in which the application is filed
  • Be a resident of Montgomery County, Indiana and have lived in Montgomery County, Indiana for the previous two years
  • Be accepted into and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the state of Indiana.
  • Must have a grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have completed a minimum of seven (7) semesters or ten (10) trimesters by the application deadline to be eligible to apply for the Frances E. Gray Scholarship
  • Complete the online MCCF Standard Scholarship application. Check here for updated scholarship application due date and information.
  • In addition to the standard essay questions, be prepared to write an essay (300 word maximum) addressing the following: "Describe the most challenging obstacle that you have overcome; discuss its impact on you and tell what you have learned from the experience."