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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.

  • Spread Positivity in Your Community Scholarship

     School              
     Value $3,000

     Criteria

    No minimum GPA or essay required. This $3,000 easy scholarship is open to people ages 13 to 25. You must also live in the U.S. or have U.S citizenship.

     Link http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_spread_positivity_in_your_community_scholarship_9050.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201701&utm_content=a4d8624bb4c6ccc57efc498b463e82a4
    Attachement -
     Deadline January 31, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Happy New Year Scholarship

     School             College or university in the US
     Value $1000

     Criteria

     A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

    B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

     

     Link http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_happy_new_year_scholarship_9051.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201701&utm_content=a4d8624bb4c6ccc57efc498b463e82a4
    Attachement -
     Deadline
    January 31, 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)
  • SP Scholarships

     School             High school, college, or graduate school
     Value $10,000

     Criteria

    1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

    2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
     Link http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarships_8953.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201612&utm_content=a4d8624bb4c6ccc57efc498b463e82a4
    Attachement -
     Deadline January 31, 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)
  • Knights of Pythias Scholarship

     School              Accredited college or university
     Value $1,000

     Criteria

    • Senior in high school and resident of Indiana
    • At least a 3.0 GPA
    • Submit SAT or ACT scores
     Link -
    Attachement Knights of Pythias Scholarship
     Deadline January 25th, 2017

     

    Comments (-1)
  • YDI Scholarship

     School             Accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
     Value $1,000

     Criteria

    A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories

    B) You must be 16 years of age or older

    C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.
     Link https://www.studentscholarships.org/available.php
    Attachement  -
     Deadline January 31, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • VIP Scholarship

     School             Accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
     Value $5,000

     Criteria

    A) Must be at least 13 years of age or older.

    B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.

    C) You can submit multiple entries by following the instructions on the sponsors website.
     Link https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13582/vip_voice_5_000_scholarship_scholarship.php
    Attachement  -
     Deadline January 31, 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)
  • National Honor Society Scholarship

     School             Accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
     Value

    375 national semifinalists - $2,325 scholarship
    24 national finalists - $4,500 scholarship
    1 national winner - $20,125 scholarship

     Criteria

    • Watch video on website
    • Create account
    • Letters of recommendation
     Link https://www.nhs.us/advisers/the-nhs-scholarship?SSO=true
    Attachement -
     Deadline February 1st, 2017
    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)
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