Funders and Supporters
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Created in 1937, Lilly Endowment Inc. is a private philanthropic foundation based in Indianapolis, IN. It supports the causes of religion, education, and community development, and it is interested in initiatives that benefit youth, foster leadership education among nonprofit institutions, and promote the causes of philanthropy and volunteerism. While the Endowment's grant making focuses primarily on Indiana, it also provides funding for programs that are national in scope.
NCAN’s mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students can achieve their educational dreams. Using the expertise of hundreds of organizational members in almost every U.S. State, NCAN is dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of support that students receive to apply to, enter, and succeed in college. NCAN provides member organizations with professional development, networking, benchmarking, and news from the field so they can deliver college access and success services more effectively and to more students.
Indiana Secondary Market FOR EDUCATION LOANS, INC. (ISM)
ISM is Indiana's state designated nonprofit secondary market for federal student loans. Providing students and families with as many solutions as possible for funding their higher education, is ISM's goal. ISM recommends resources for scholarships, grants, college and career selection, in addition to giving presentations to families about financial aid at schools across the state.
Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA)
The Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA) is an association of college and university financial aid administrators, lenders, guarantors, and other associated organizations and individuals. ISFAA serves the needs of students, institutions of higher education, government agencies, and private funding sources through the coordination of plans and programs for student financial aid. To accomplish this purpose, ISFAA promotes the professional preparation, effectiveness and recognition of all those concerned with the administration of student financial aid. In addition, ISFAA assists with communications between institutions of post-secondary education and sponsors of student financial aid.
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
The mission of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education is to make college affordable through need-based financial aid awards and to allow choice by granting awards to those attending public, independent and proprietary colleges. CHE attempts to increase college preparation through its 21st Century Scholar program and by giving increased award amounts to those graduating from high school with Academic or Technical Honors Diplomas.