• 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 April 15th.  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.

  • Student Assistant Award -Essay Contest

    School            

     Any
    Value  $1000.00
    Description
    • Contest is open to any graduating senior that currently attends any state of Indiana high school
    • Award is based off 5 points (Leadership, Academics, Extracurricular, Recomendations, Essay)
    • A copy of high school transcripts recomendation letters from 2 teachers, and an essay with essay forms Essay must address the topic asked of you and cannot exceed 300 words.Must be typed and double spaced 
    • Contest entries become property of the sponsor
    • Judges for the final selection are selected members of the Indiana Consotrium of State and Local Human Rights Agencies. All entries will be judged anonymously

    Submit application to: Nikki Quintana, 2310 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

    Please direct questions to: Nikki Quintana, Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission (260) 427-5779

    Link Entry Form
    Deadline  May 21, 2021

     

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  • Blacks in Government (BIG) Annual Essay Competition Scholarship

    School            

     Any
    Value  $1000.00
    Description

    This award is open to any African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American/Alaskan Native students planning to enroll in their first year of college this upcoming fall semester in pursuit of a four-year degree program in any field of study.

    To be considered for the scholarship award, the applicant must:

    • Complete all requested information on the application form.
    • Write a 500 – 700 word essay in MS Word format, addressing the topic below:  Justice for all . . . How Can an Inclusive Immigration Policy Bring Unity to the United States of America?
    •  Include a one-page biography highlighting the basis for college or university choice, the reason for field of study choice, and future career goals.
    • Provide two (2) reference letters (individuals not related to applicant).
    • Show proof of registration to a four (4) year college or university by the second (2nd) week of the fall semester.
    • Meet GPA requirement of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Provide proof of GPA by submitting high school transcripts.

    Forward all applications and reference information to:

    Blacks in Government

    ATTN: Scholarship Committee

    Unit One P.O. Box 677

    Crane, IN 47522

    OR

    Email to: cranebigessay@gmail.com

    Link

    Scholarship Flyer

    BIG Scholarship Application

    Deadline  May 4, 2021

     

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  • 2021 Indiana APWA Scholarship

    School            

     Any Indiana Schools
    Value  $1000.00 per year
    Description

    High School Seniors who plan to attend an accredited institution of higher learning during the Fall2021Semesterat the undergraduate level whose major course of study encompasses the fields ofEngineering, Public Works Administration, Public Relations, Finance or other programs within the publicworks field are eligible.Candidates must reside within Indiana.Students may be part-time or full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning; however, candidates must be seeking a degree. Activemembers of the 2021 Scholarship Committee of the APWA Indiana Chapter and their immediate familymembers are not eligible

    Link

    Apply Here Online

    PDF Application

    Deadline  May 3, 2021

     

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  • Jean Ann Ford Fund for Education Scholarship

    School            

     Indiana University
    Value  Up to $10,000/year for up to 4 years
    Description
    • For first year or transfer students from Indiana who are admitted for Fall 2021
    • Majoring in elementary education
    • Special consideration is given to underrepresented males, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences
    • Ten scholarships are planned to be awarded
    Link Jean Ann Ford Fund for Education Scholarship
    Deadline  N/A

     

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  • Ken Nunn Scholarship $1,000

    School            

    Any 2- or 4-year College in Indiana
    Value  $1,000
    Description
    • Applicants must be college students in Indiana, with a GPA of at least 3.0, who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a 2-year college or 4- year university.
    • One student will be selected to receive $1,000 in scholarship funds based on their winning essay response.
    • To enter, applicants are encouraged to submit via form on our website.
    • The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2021. The winner will be notified individually and announced on our social media between May 17th-21st, 2021. 
    Link https://kennunn.com/ken-nunn-scholarship/
    Deadline  April 30, 2021
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  • OppU Achievers Scholarship

    School            

     Any
    Value  $2,500
    Description
    • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
    • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
    • Answer an essay prompt:  Why you are an achiever?
    Link https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/
    Deadline September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30
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  • 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 7, 2021.

     

    Send/email finished application materials to Lacey Grant on April 29th

    Application Application Form 2021
    Deadline  April 29, 2021

     

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  • Monroe County NAACP Scholarship

    School             Accredited Two or Four-year College or University 
    Value $1,500

    Criteria

    • All graduating seniors are eligible to apply.
    • The mission of the NAACP in the 21st century is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination."

    • The Monroe County Indiana Branch of the NAACP invites talented high school seniors who are committed to these principles to apply for college scholarships.

    • Please see attachment for more details.
    Attachment Monroe County NAACP Scholarship 2021
    Deadline May 1, 2021

     

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  • Society of Women Engineers

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

     Criteria

    • Applicant must identify as female.
    • The applicant's home must be in Monroe, Owen, Greene, Daviess, Lawrence, Orange, Martin, or Brown County.
    • For the Fall 2021 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 Apply Here
    Attachement

    Scholarship Flyer

    Scholarship Info

     Deadline April 30, 2021

     

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