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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).   Filing opens on January 1st and the deadline is March 10th.  These dates don't change in Indiana from year to year.  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.

  • UNCF STEM Scholars Program

    The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is a ten-year initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American/Black high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.

    The program will enable these highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors at historically black colleges and universities, private colleges, state universities and technical colleges and universities, from matriculation through graduation, and to prepare them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions.

     

     

    Eligibility criteria:

    • High school senior of African American/Black ethnicity
    • Plans to enroll as a freshman in college in Fall 2016
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • U.S. citizen or U.S. national/permanent resident
    • Intent to major in engineering, mathematics, science, or technology in college

    Value:

    • $2,500 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores, $5,000 for juniors and seniors, and an additional $5,000 for students whose academic programs require a fifth year

    Deadline: February 3, 2016

    Information and application links:  Information and Application

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  • AMDA Scholarships for Performing Arts

     School            
     AMDA: College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, L.A. Campus
     
    AMDA: The American Musical and Drama Academy, N.Y. City Campus 
     Value  Individual annual awards range from $1,000 to $18,000 based on talent, merit, academic excellence, and financial need.
     Criteria
    Students must:
    • Participate in campus auditions, offered in a variety of cities for student convenience. Please see attached.
    • Have your Nominator send the attached nomination form to the campus of your choice, L.A. or N.Y.
     Link
    For more information, call 1-800-367-7908 or visit 
     Attachment
     Deadline Ongoing. Students should apply and sign up to audition as soon as possible based on location and convenience.

     
     
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  • United Cerebral Palsy Associations of Greater Indiana Scholarships

    School           Unspecified
    Value
    Varies
    Criteria
    • Student must be a current high school senior with cerebral palsy
    E-mail donnar@ucpaindy.org
    Phone (317) 632-3561  or  (800) 723-7620
    Deadline  Unspecified

     
     
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  • Knights of Pythias International Poster Contest

     School              Not specified
     Value  National prizes of up to $1,000 or more
     Criteria
    •  Any level (9 through 12) of student enrolled in high school in the U.S. or Canada
    • Posters MUST involve the theme: "Stay Alive, Don't Text and Drive"
    • See attached brochure for further details and how to apply
     Link http://pythias.org
     Attachment  Knights of Pythias Poster Contest Brochure
     Deadline  See contact form at http://pythias.org

     
     
     
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  • Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) - Full-tuition Scholarship Opportunity

     School              NROTC units are located at over 150 of the nations leading colleges and universities.
     Value  Full tuition and other financial benefits
     Criteria
    •  Be at least 17 years old and not older than 23 by June 30th of the year you start college
    • Complete high school/equivalent certificate
    • Applicants must meet minimum SAT or ACT score criteria:
      • SAT:  Math 520, Verbal 530
      • ACT:  Math 21, English 22
     Link  https://www.nrotc.navy.mil
     Attachment  NROTC Scholarship Fact Sheet 2014
     Deadline  Depending on college selection

     
     
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  • Show Choir Scholarships for Singers, Dancers, and Musicians
     
    The collegiate Show Choir Program at McKendree University in Illinois is auditioning graduating seniors for a few thousand dollars in scholarship funds which can be awarded to all who are accepted into the program.  This program is looking for singers, dancers, and individuals to be a part of the band.  Interested students should email the Show Choir Director, Adam Pulver, at ajpulver@mckendree.edu.
     

     School              McKendree University
     Value  Not specified
     Criteria  Singers, Dancers, and Musicians
     Link  http://www.mckendree.edu/offices/show-choir/index.php
     Attachment  N/A
     Deadline  Not specified

     
     
     
     
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