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.

  • The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship


    A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).

    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university and plan to continue enrollment
    • Consent to a talent release and be willing to provide a digital photograph and quote for display on Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) websites if notified as the winner
    • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply
    • Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience.
    Apply Online


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  • IUPUI Lift Scholars Program

    LiFT Scholars are eligible to receive generous, renewable unmet-need scholarships.  

     School            IUPUI (School of Informatics and Computing) or Ivy Tech (School of Information and Technology)
    • The maximum award is $7,500/year at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and $2,500/year at Ivy Tech.  

    Must be admitted to the bachelor's degree program in Informatics at IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI or any associate's degree program in the School of Inofrmation Technology at Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana and:

    • Plan to pursue full-time studies (at least 12 credit hours per semester)
    • Are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, as defined by FAFSA
    • Demonstrate financial need for need-based fereal financial aid as defined by the U.S. Dept. of Education
     How to Apply
    • Important:  File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) first, to see if you demonstrate financial need.
    • Verify LiFT Scholars Program eligibility at the Financial Aid Office at IUPUI or Ivy Tech.
    • Eligible students can then obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor.
    • visit soic.iupui.edu/lift-scholars to fill out and submit your application.
    • Priority application deadline is February 15, 2019.  If space is available, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.
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  • Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation Scholarships

     School             See individual scholarship details for more information

    Varies per individual scholarship


    Varies per individual scholarship
     Link https://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants/scholarships/results/?state=Indiana
     Deadline February 1, 2019


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  • Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Award

    School For College or Post-Secondary Technical Schooling
    Value Up to $1,500
    • Current high school senior
    • Awarded to a student whose parent is battling breast cancer, or who has lost a parent to breast cancer
    • Visit the website link below, click on the scholarship tab, and follow the link to download the complete application
    Link  www.breastcancerplate.org


    January 25, 2019 (Applications and Recommendations must be postmarked by this date.)


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  • Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Scholarship

     School              Any college or university in Indiana
     Value  $1,000
    Students must:
    • Be a graduating senior
    • Complete the application and submit their transcripts
     Attachment Kiwanis Indiana Foundation Scholarship 2019
     February 15, 2019
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