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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.

  • Army National Guard ROTC Minuteman Scholarship 

     School             See link for schools with ROTC programs
     Value $1,200

     Criteria

    • Be a US citizen 
    • Have a valid MEPS physical
    • Currently in the USAR
    • Complete SF86 to obtain secret security clearance
    • Pass a valid APFT
    • Be in compliance with AR 600-9 HT/WT standards
    • Pass MSC CDR interview process (if applicable)
    • Pass PMS interview process (PMS should be involved early in the process to avoid problems)
    • Proof of acceptance into participating University of attendance
    • Proof of academic major
    • Proof of SAT/ACT scores (min. 920 SAT or 19 ACT)
    • Must have an approved academic major and be a current drilling USAR member. 
    • They must, at a minimum, be accepted into a participating institution.
    • USAR members currently in their first or second year of college are also eligible for consideration, based on the determination of each MSC CDR.
    • Be able to commission before reaching the age of 31• 
    Link  http://www.usar.army.mil/Featured/Resources/Educational-Benefits/Minuteman-Scholarship/
    Attachement  
     Deadline August 2017, apply ASAP
    Comments (-1)
  •  Petermichel Family Endowed Scholarship

     School             Accredited college or university 
     Value $500

     Criteria

      

    • High school senior intending to major in education who is a good standing member of Educators Rising
    • High school senior intending to major in education who is the child or grandchild of a Kappan in good standing
    • High school senior intending to major in education who has one of his/her reference letters written by a Kappan in good standing
    • An undergraduate member of PDK who is enrolled in a college education program
    • An undergraduate member of Educators Rising who is enrolled in a college education program

    *Preference to applicants who are members of one of the following Catholic parishes: St. Patrick’s, Cairo, Illinois; St. Pius X, Chula Vista, California; St. Vincent’s, Bedford, Indiana; St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Indiana; Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, Fishers, Indiana.

    Link  http://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/prospective-educator-scholarships/
    Attachement See counseling office or link 
     Deadline April 1, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Wade Steffey Memorial Scholarship

     School             Purdue
     Value $1,000

     Criteria

      

    • A 2 page essay on “Friendship and What it Means to Me.”
    • A statement of your educational plans.
    • A statement of how this scholarship will contribute to your ability to attend Purdue or how it will enhance your educational experience.
    • A current transcript
    • A current resume

     

    Link  -
    Attachement Wade Steffey
     Deadline March 31, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Monroe County NAACP Scholarship

     School             Accredited College or Univerity 
     Value $500

     Criteria

     See attachements 

     

    Link  
    Attachement NAACP Scholarship AnnouncementNAACP Scholarship Application
     Deadline April 1, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • The Robert E Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program
     
     School             Accredited College or Univerity 
     Value $1,000

     Criteria

     

     Be an Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) member in good standing with your IMCU account opening date no less than six months prior to the time of application.

    Be intending to study full-time (minimum of twelve (12) credit hours) at an accredited college or university in a two or four year undergraduate degree program, for the fall semester. 

    Have a weighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 

    Be between the ages of 17 and 24.

    Link http://www.imf4kids.org/Robert-E-Martin-Scholarship-Program.html
    Attachement -
     Deadline April 30th, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Student-View Scholarship

     School             Accredited College or Univerity 
     Value $500-$4,000

     Criteria

    NO minimum SAT or ACT score
    * NO minimum grade point average
    * NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
    * NO essays
    * NO application fees

    Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey (see link below)

    Link http://www.student-view.com/
    Attachement -
     Deadline April 22, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Society of Women Engineers

     School             Pursuing a degree in engineering, technology or computer science
     Value  

     Criteria

    • Applicant must be a female.
    • The applicant's home must be in Monroe, Owen, Greene, Daviess, Lawrence, Orange, Martin, or Brown County.
    • For the Fall 2017 semester, the applicant must be a freshman student accepted into an engineering, technology, or computer science program at an ABET accredited college or university.
    • The applicant must not be receiving full funding for education from their school or another organization.
    • The applicant's unweighted grade point average must be a 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. All Schools on a 5.0 Scale must recalculate the student's GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    Link http://swcindiana.swe.org/scholarship.html
    Attachement -
     Deadline April 10, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Top Medical Assistant Programs Healthcare Scholarship

     School             Accredited College or University 
     Value $500-$1000

     Criteria

    • Currently enrolled in college or in their senior year of high school.
    • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of disbursement
    • All applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • See link below for additional details
    Link http://topmedicalassistantprograms.org/#scholarship
    Attachement -
     Deadline June 30, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Crane Credit Union Scholarship

     School             Secondary Education
     Value $1000

     Criteria

    All graduating high school seniors who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply:

      Applicants must be members of Crane Federal Credit Union for a minimum of three months prior to the date of the scholarship award.  The applicant must be the primary member on the account.

    · Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the fall, at a technical, two-year or four-year college or university.

    ·Applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0.

    Link -
    Attachement CCU Scholarship
     Deadline March 1, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools

     School             Secondary Education
     Value $100-$1,500

     Criteria

    See link below 
    Link http://www.mccsfoundation.org/scholarships/
    Attachement -
     Deadline March 31, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Creative and Performing Arts Award

     School             Indiana State University 
     Value
    • $3,000 a year

     Criteria

    2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale

    Candidates also must submit a separate application through the appropriate performing arts department by March 1. An audition, portfolio review, and/or an interview are also required. (See link below)

    Link https://www.indstate.edu/scholarships/freshman/creative
    Attachement -
     Deadline March 1, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Warren M. Anderson Diversity Scholarship

     School             Indiana State University 
     Value Full in-state tuition

     Criteria

    The Warren M. Anderson Scholarship is intended for underrepresented minorities.

    For consideration, candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must also have completed the FAFSA. In addition, students must attend an on-campus interview day in early April.

    • Open to Indiana and out-of-state residents
    • Not open to international, online-only, or returning ISU students
    Link https://www.indstate.edu/scholarships/freshman/anderson
    Attachement -
     Deadline March 1, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

     School             High school, college, or graduate school
     Value $1,000

     Criteria

    + A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
    + A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 

    This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

     Link www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com
    Attachement -
     Deadline
    June 30, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • CrossLites Scholarship

     School             High school, college, or graduate school
     Value $150-$4,000

     Criteria

    There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship contest. Any student that is currently enrolled in a high school, college, or graduate school may apply.
     Link http://www.crosslites.com/rules-and-regulations/
    Attachement -
     Deadline December 31, 2016
    Comments (-1)
  • Simon Youth Foundation Scholarships 

     School             An accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational/technical or trade school full-time in Fall 2017
     Value $1,500-$10,000

     Criteria

    • Simon Youth Community Scholarships are available to high school seniors living near a Simon mall or in the surrounding communities.
    • Simon Youth Academy Scholarships are available only to graduates of Simon Youth Academies.
     Link http://programs.applyists.com/syf/
    Attachement -
     Deadline -
    Comments (-1)
  • Knights of Pythias Poster/Visual Arts Contest

     School              Accredited college or university
     Value $100-$1,000

     Criteria

    See attachment
     Link -
    Attachement Knights of Pythias Poster Contest
     Deadline April 1st, 2017

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship and Essay Competition

     School             Accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
     Value

    $1,000 Scholarship, $200 reward for essay 

     Criteria

    1. Students must be a graduating high school senior from an accredited public/private Indiana school.
    2. Students must be enrolled at a four year college / university or a two year community college degree program. Have a minimum of six credit hours per semester which is toward pursuing a career directly related to plastics such as; Plastic Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Science, Packaging Engineering, Material Engineering, Material Science, Composite Materials and Structures, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering.
    3. Applicants must have maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8/4.0 scale from the prior school year.
    4. Applicants must demonstrate a high degree of intent to pursue a career in the Plastics Industry.
     Link http://www.4spe.org/contentnorelated.aspx?ItemNumber=6514
    Attachement SPE ScholarshipSPE Essay ContestEssay Info
     Deadline March 3, 2017 for Essay and May 1, 2017 for Scholarship 
    Comments (-1)
  • Bedford Board of Realtors

     School             Accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
     Value

    $250

     Criteria

    • Live in Lawrence County or surrounding communities
    • Must be a child or grandchild or legal gaurdian of a primary/secondary memner of the Bedford Board of Realtors
    • GPA minimum of 2.0
     Link -
    Attachement BBOR Scholarship
     Deadline March 15, 2017

     

    Comments (-1)
  • 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

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Tri Kappa Scholarship

     

     School             Any accredited university in the state of Indiana
     Value
    • $1,000 (over 2 semesters) which must be used in the year following high school graduation
     Eligibility Criteria
    • Applicants must plan to remain enrolled at a college or university in the State of Indiana for the next academic year (or two consecutive semesters) to maintain eligibility for this scholarship.
    • The scholarship is not transferable to an out-of-state college or university; transferring to an out-of-state program during the award period will make the recipient ineligible for the full or any remaining portion of the scholarship.
     Link https://www.bloomingtontrikappa.org/scholarships/
       
     Deadline March 31, 2017

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Bloomington Rotary Scholarships
     
      School            
    Any
     Value $1500 (a maximum of 4 awards will be given)
     Criteria
    • Students must:
      • Be a graduating senior from a Monroe County high school or home school
      • Be able to demonstrate past community service (either in the school or community)
      • Be able to demonstrate high academic achievement (through GPA, SAT scores, ACT scores, etc.)
      • Be able to demonstrate leadership in activities, as well as breadth of service and activities
      • Be able to describe future goals and indicate that a Rotary Scholarship may help achieve those goals

      **This Scholarship will be awarded solely on merit with respect to the above criteria.**

     Link  bcbangert.com/Rotary
     Attachment

    http://bcbangert.com/Information

    http://bcbangert.com/Application

     Deadline April 1, 2017

    Comments (-1)
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