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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  •  Wells Scholarship, Indiana University
     
    The Wells Scholarship, awarded on the basis of merit, provides tuition, academic fees, and a living-expense stipend for four years of study at Indiana University Bloomington.  Wells Scholars may choose to spend one of those years studying abroad.  The Wells Scholars Program provides special educational opportunities that encourage academic excellence, growth in leadership, and engagement in the larger world; and it facilitates close interaction with IU's most distinguished faculty.  Wells Scholars are also eligible for a one-time grant to pursue a summer internship, research or service project, creative activity, or other enriching experience.  Wells alumni can be found throughout the United States and overseas, studying or working in medicine, law, education, business, government, the sciences, the arts, and the humanities.  They have won the most prestigious awards for graduate study, including Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, Truman, Gates, Cambridge, and Rotary scholarships; Fullbright grants; and Ford, Hertz, NSF, and Soros fellowships.  Please click here for additional information.
     
    A typical Wells Scholar is in the top 5% of their graduating class, has a 4.0 GPA or higher, and has an average combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 1400 or higher.  If you have qualifications similar to those described and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please see Mrs. Winckelbach in the Counseling Office for an application immediately.  All completed applications are due back by Wednesday, September 9th.
     
     School             Indiana University   
     Value  4 years of tuition, academic fees, and a living-expense stipend
     Criteria  4.0 GPA or above, SAT Critical Reading & Math score of 1400 or higher
     Link https://wellsscholars.indiana.edu/
     Attachment  Wells Scholarship Application 2016
     Deadline  September 9, 2016
     
     
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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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  • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

    This scholarship is available through the Community Foundation of Monroe County.
     
    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             Must be planning on pursuing a bachelor's degree at a college or university in Indiana
     Value
    • Full tuition scholarships for eight semesters or twelve trimesters, based on college schedule
    • Up to $900 annually for required textbooks and equipment
     Criteria
    •  GPA of 3.5 or above**
    • Current high school senior graduating by June of 2017
    • Plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate degree beginning Fall of 2017 in Indiana
    • High school attendance rate of 95% or higher is expected
    • United States citizen
    • Legal resident of Monroe County, Indiana
    • Apply online using below link
    **While anyone with a GPA of 3.5 or higher is eligible to apply, please be advised that based on past applicants, this scholarship has primarily accepted students with closer to a 4.0 GPA who are heavily involved in the surrounding community and extracurricular activities. 
     Apply Online

    https://www.cfbmc.org/lasting-impact/apply-for-a-scholarship/lilly/

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     Deadline  August 31, 2016
     
     
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