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FAFSA
ALL students who are considering attending college or any educational institution after high school should file a FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid).   There has been a recent change to the FAFSA process.  Filing now opens on October 1st and the deadline is still March 10th.  The most significant change is that the FAFSA will be based on taxes that are already filed.  For example: this year's seniors aide will be based on family's taxes from 2015.  FAFSA is done online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/  Here is a web resource for students and parents to learn more about the FAFSA http://www.bestschools.com/fafsa/  As always, see your counselor with questions.
 
The world of scholarship searching is a big one.  There are many websites and people out there that could potentially be helpful to you in your scholarship search.  We post scholarships to this website that we receive in our office, and many of these are local in nature.  Please do not stop your search here because this is only a very small portion of what is out there.  
 
The BHSS Counseling Center doesn’t specifically endorse or recommend any one website, but we do know that many of our students have used www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com to build profiles and search for scholarships.  We have also had students use http://www.discusawards.com/,finding this to be a unique scholarship website.  The following website: https://weirdscholarships.net/ is newer and specializes in connecting students with atypical scholarships.  The site http://www.college-scholarships.com/free-scholarship-searches.htm has amassed a list of free scholarship websites with brief descriptions of their offerings.  
 
For general college information, other good websites to check out are www.knowhow2go.com and www.collegeboard.org.  Here is another that past students have found helpful: www.goodcall.com. Lastly, check out this site for advice on applying for scholarships and financing college: The Simple Dollar.
 
Scholarships.com additionally provides a free app, and a variety of student resources: http://www.scholarships.com/resources/.  Their five most requested documents include the Academic Calendar & Financial Aid Reference Guide for Juniors, the Academic Calendar & Financial Aid Reference Guide for Seniors, the Top 10 Student Resources, their Scholarship Application Checklists, and their College Application Checklists.
 
Also, don't forget that you should check with the schools you are applying to for school-specific scholarships...their websites are a great resource.
 
Our only piece of advice regarding scholarship searches and/or websites is to be aware of any website, organization, or individual offering to help you find scholarships for a fee.  Although not always the case, this can be very indicative of a scam.  Never pay a fee to an organization offering to help you find scholarships.  
 

Scholarships below have been sent directly to our office for posting. 

They are listed chronologically by deadline.

  • Iowa State University: Special Awards for Indiana Residents 

     

     School             Iowa State University 
     Value $22,000-$32,000
     Criteria
    • Out-of-state freshmen 
    • See attachement 
     Link http://www.iastate.edu/
    Attachement Iowa State
     Deadline  December 1, 2016

     

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  • Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program

     

     School             Accredited, nonprofit college university, vocational, or technical school in the U.S.
     Value Base award of $1,000
     Criteria
    • Full-time highschool senior
    • 2.8 GPA or higher 
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities
    • Commitment to community service 
     Link http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/recognizing-the-best-and-brightest-nationwide
    Attachement Comcast Leaders and Achievers
     Deadline  December 1, 2016

     

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  •  

    Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity

     

     School              Wesleyan University 
     Value  Four-year full-tuition ($200,000+)
     Criteria All incoming first-year students. "Work of creative written expression is judged to best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism embodied in Broadway's Hamilton
     Link

    http://wesleyan.edu/admission

    http://wesleyan.edu/hamiltonprize

     Attachment Wesleyan University
     Deadline  January 1, 2017

     

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  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

     School              Must be planning on attending college to complete a bachelor's degree - School not specified. 
     Value  Awards range from $7,000 to $22,000
     Criteria
    • Full-time high school senior in the U.S.
    • Graduating Spring or Summer 2016
    • Exhibit strong commitment to completing a bachelor's degree 
    • Financial need: $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income
    • Co-curricular and community service activities
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0
    • U.S. Citizen
     Link scholars.horatioalger.org
     Attachment Horatio Alger Scholarship Information
     Deadline  October 25, 2016
     
     
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  • IU Achievement Scholarships

     School              Indiana University
     Value
     Provost's Scholarship (in-state students): $1,000-$8,000
    *This scholarship is renewable for four years of college 
     Criteria
    • Senior planning on attending Indiana University Fall 2015
    • Submit a complete application to IU by November 1, 2014, to be considered for academic scholarships. 
     Link http://scholarships.indiana.edu
     Social Media @iuscholarships on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
     Deadline  November 1, 2016
     
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  • Trine Alumni Referral Scholarship

     

    School             Trine University (Angola, Indiana)
     Value $250 per year for 4 years ($1,000 total)
     Criteria If interested, please inquire with your counselor in the Counseling Office.
       
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  •  Washington Crossing Foundation Senior Scholarships

     School              Not specified
     Value
    • Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000
     Criteria
    • Senior in high school interested in pursuing a career in government or military service
    • Write a one-page essay regarding decision to work in government service
    • Recommendation letter from high school principal or guidance counselor speaking to student strengths
     Link http://gwcf.org/AppDownload.html
     Attachment  N/A
     Deadline  January 15, 2017
     
     
     
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  • Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarships

     

    Up to two eligible high school seniors will be awarded four-year scholarships to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a college or university in Indiana. Students who demonstrate ability and potential through community service, exemplary school citizenship, outstanding academic performance, and school attendance will be considered. 

    School              Any
     Value Wendy's gift cards and scholarships between $1,000 and 10,000
     Criteria
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must perform in at least one school-sponsored sport
    • Need to be a proven leader and role-model in your school and community
     Link go to www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com for additional information and the application
     Attachment  Wendy's Heisman Scholarship Flyer
     Deadline  October 3, 2016

     

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