• SCHOLARSHIPS

     
    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.

  • AWG Minority Scholarship

    School            

     Any
    Value $6,000
    Description

     A. Applicants must be women who can prove that they are United States citizens (including the United States territories) and belong to one of these under-represented ethnic minorities; Black, Hispanic, or Native American (including American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan).

    B. Financial support is for full-time students who are enrolling, or are already enrolled, in an accredited institution as undergraduates in a degree-granting program (a student who has completed coursework at a community college and intends to transfer to a 4-year college or university with a geoscience program is also eligible for this award); they must also be majoring in a geoscience field such as geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education. This program does not support students in other natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, or land-use planning.

    C. High school seniors may apply, but if they are selected to receive a scholarship, the funds will not be sent until AWG receives proof of enrollment in an appropriate university program, such as a letter from the student's academic advisor or a course schedule.

    D. Prior recipients of AWG Minority Geoscience Scholarships may reapply for continuing support duri
    A. Applicants must be women who can prove that they are United States citizens (including the United States territories) and belong to one of these under-represented ethnic minorities; Black, Hispanic, or Native American (including American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan).
    B. Financial support is for full-time students who are enrolling, or are already enrolled, in an accredited institution as undergraduates in a degree-granting program (a student who has completed coursework at a community college and intends to transfer to a 4-year college or university with a geoscience program is also eligible for this award); they must also be majoring in a geoscience field such as geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education. This program does not support students in other natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, or land-use planning.
    C. High school seniors may apply, but if they are selected to receive a scholarship, the funds will not be sent until AWG receives proof of enrollment in an appropriate university program, such as a letter from the student's academic advisor or a course schedule.
    D. Prior recipients of AWG Minority Geoscience Scholarships may reapply for continuing support during each of their undergraduate years
    A. Applicants must be women who can prove that they are United States citizens (including the United States territories) and belong to one of these under-represented ethnic minorities; Black, Hispanic, or Native American (including American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan).

    B. Financial support is for full-time students who are enrolling, or are already enrolled, in an accredited institution as undergraduates in a degree-granting program (a student who has completed coursework at a community college and intends to transfer to a 4-year college or university with a geoscience program is also eligible for this award); they must also be majoring in a geoscience field such as geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education. This program does not support students in other natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, or land-use planning.

    C. High school seniors may apply, but if they are selected to receive a scholarship, the funds will not be sent until AWG receives proof of enrollment in an appropriate university program, such as a letter from the student's academic advisor or a course schedule.

    D. Prior recipients of AWG Minority Geoscience Scholarships may reapply for continuing support during each of their under

     

    A. Applicants must be women who can prove that they are United States citizens (including the United States territories) and belong to one of these under-represented ethnic minorities; Black, Hispanic, or Native American (including American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan).

    B. Financial support is for full-time students who are enrolling, or are already enrolled, in an accredited institution as undergraduates in a degree-granting program (a student who has completed coursework at a community college and intends to transfer to a 4-year college or university with a geoscience program is also eligible for this award); they must also be majoring in a geoscience field such as geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education. This program does not support students in other natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, or land-use planning.

    C. High school seniors may apply, but if they are selected to receive a scholarship, the funds will not be sent until AWG receives proof of enrollment in an appropriate university program, such as a letter from the student's academic advisor or a course schedule.

    D. Prior recipients of AWG Minority Geoscience Scholarships may reapply for continuing support during each of their undergraduate years.

     

     

    Link Application
    Deadline  June 30, 2020

     

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  • Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarships

    School            

     Any
    Value $5,000
    Description

     
    EAA invites those who are interested in pursuing flight or a career in aviation or aviation related/STEM fields. We encourage individuals who are well-rounded, involved in their school or community, and interested in the world of aviation to apply for an EAA Scho

     


    EAA invites those who are interested in pursuing flight or a career in aviation or aviation related/STEM fields. We encourage individuals who are well-rounded, involved in their school or community, and interested in the world of aviation to apply for an EAA Scholarship

    Link Application
    Deadline  June 1, 2020

     

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  • Porch Skilled Trade and Technology ScholarshipScholarships

    School            

     Any
    Value $2,000
    Description

     
    A) You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2019-2020 academic program in the United States.
    B) You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
    C) You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch

     

     

    Link Application
    Deadline  April 16, 2020

     

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  • National Dairy Shrine Scholarships

    School            

     Any
    Value $3,000
    Description

    Dairy students, our future leaders, are eligible to apply for National Dairy Shrine college scholarships and recognition awards with grants totaling over $40,000 every year.
     
    All National Dairy Shrine scholarships and student awards are only for U.S. students attending schools, colleges or universities in the United States and majoring in dairy or other agricultural related fields

     

     

    Link Application
    Deadline  April 15, 2020

     

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  • Women in Technology Scholarship

    School            

     Any
    Value $2,500
    Description
    To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:

    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.
    At the time of award, students must be enrolled at, or accepted into, either a two or four-year college or university within the United States for the 2020 – 2021 school year. At the time of scholarship payment, students must be enrolled for classes at a college or university within the United States for the Fall 2020 semester. These women must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or another related field.



     

    Link Application
    Deadline  April 1, 2020

     

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  • Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals Scholarship

    School            

     Any
    Value  $500.00
    Description

     

    • STEM scholarship committee is offering a $500 scholarship to students planning to attend a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics curriculum.
    • Selecting the blue $500 STEM Scholarship button will open the scholarship pdf that can then be downloaded.  Instructions for completion are included in the scholarship pdf.
    • The deadline for submission of the application and other requested documents is Friday, April 3rd at 5 PM EST. 
    Link Application and Website
    Deadline  April 3, 2020

     

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  • PB&J Scholarship Fund

    School            

     Any accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the fall of 2020
    Value  $500.00-$1,000
    Description
    • Looking for senior students who have experienced challenges in their life who have the drive to succeed.
    • Focused on helping students whose test scores or GPA's might not be the best.
    Link Apply at http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020
    Deadline  May 31,2020
    Comments (-1)
  • College Board Opportunity Scholarships - New!

    School            

    Any
    Value Varies
    Description
    • These scholarships reward effort and engagement. 
    • There is no essay, no GPA, no application, no income limit!
    • Approximately half of the scholarships are reserved for students whose families makde $60,000 or less per year.
    • There are 6 individual categories with lots of small monetary raffle drawings.
    • If students complete all 6 categories, they are in the running for one of the $40,000 scholarhsips!
    • Categories are...
      • Build your college list
      • Practice for the SAT & take it
      • Improve your SAT score
      • Complete the FAFSA
      • Apply to colleges
    Link https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
    Deadline  Varies
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  • 19th Century Club Scholarship

    School            

    1.  Indiana University

    2.  University, technical school, community college in Indiana. 

    Value $1000.00
    Description

    The 19th Century Club is a local women’s club which supports local charities and gives scholarships to help Monroe County students.

    Their first scholarship is exclusively designated for a student planning to attend Indiana University.

    Their second scholarship is awarded for a variety of educational options; university, technical school, junior college, in Indiana.

    The scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s character, promise of achievement, and need.

    The club’s internal scholarship committee will determine the recipients, and the scholarship will be awarded at the club's local luncheon meeting on Monday, June 1, 2020.

    Application 19th Century Club Scholarship - Application
    Deadline  April 30, 2020
    Comments (-1)
  • Balanced Man Scholarships

    https://forms.gle/H6g7RnMgmgQRTeh79 ​

     School             Purdue University - West Lafayette
     Value  $1,000  (3 scholarships will be given)
     Criteria
    Students must:
    • Identify as male
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • Planning to attend Purdue University – West Lafayette
     Link https://forms.gle/H6g7RnMgmgQRTeh79
     Attachment BMS Handout 2020
     Deadline September 1, 2020
    Comments (-1)
  • Indiana Sheriff's Association Scholarship

    School            
    Any Indiana college or university
    Value One time award of $750. Recipient may apply for a renewal of the scholarship for three successive years. (40 scholarships will be awarded)
    Criteria
    Students must:
    • Be an Indiana resident
    • Be committed to pursing an education and career in a law enforcement or criminal justice field at an Indiana college or university
    • Be a current member of the association OR a dependent child OR grandchild of a current member of the association (If you do not meet the membership requirement, you may apply to become a member: I.S.A. Membership )
    • Enroll as a full-time student (12 hours)
    Link
     
    I.S.A. Scholarship Application 2020
    Deadline April 1, 2020
    Comments (-1)
  • 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: "Go Green, Help Save the Earth"
    • See attached brochure for further details and how to apply
     Attachment  Knights of Pythias Poster Contest Brochure
     Deadline April 1, 2020
     
     
     
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  • Society of Women Engineers

     School             Pursuing a degree in engineering, technology or computer science
     Value  $1,000

     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 Website 
    Attachement -
     Deadline April 30, 2020

     

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  • Student-View Scholarship

     School             Accredited Community/Junior College, Career School, or 4-year College or University 
     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 www.student-view.com
     Deadline April 22, 2020
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  • United Producers

    School             Accredited college or Technical School
    Value $1,000 (10 Scholarships Available)

    Criteria

    • Applicants must be enrolled in a college or technial school, studying an agriculture-related field.
    • Applicants must be a Preferred Member of UPI (United Producers, Inc) or a child or grandchild of a Preferred Member.
    Attachment United Producers Scholarship
    Deadline April 1, 2020

     

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