SCHOLARSHIPSFAFSAALL 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.
Indiana Association for the Gifted
Any college bound student Value $2,000.00 Requirements
- Completed online application
- Upload digital reports or scans of standardized measures of performance i.e. SAT-I, SAT-II (subject matter), ACT, AP exam scores
- Upload copy of transcript, if enrolled in Indiana high school, or example of work i.e. written assignment, technology creation, or documentation of project
- Upload 2 letters of recommendation submitted by your references, at least one of which comes from someone familiar with your academic work
- Upload essay (see prompt choices listed below) OR Create a media product, including original content and art (see prompt choices listed below). Place media project on YouTube and provide link in application.
Link Deadline March 29, 2019
Wade Steffey Memorial Scholarship
School Purdue University Value $1,000
Applicants should submit the following to Mr. McKay in the South Counseling Office by Friday, March 29th @ 3:00 p.m.
- A 2 page essay on “Friendship and What it Means to Me.”
- A statement of your educational plans.
- A statement of how this scholarship will contribute to your ability to attend Purdue or how it will enhance your educational experience.
- A current transcript
- A current resume
Attachment Wade Steffey Memorial Scholarship Deadline March 29, 2019
Bloomington Watercolor Society Scholarship (FMCCS)
School Any accredited college, university, or school of design Value $300.00 Description
The Bloomington Watercolor Society scholarship will be awarded annually to one MCCSC high school senior who is pursuing a degree in visual fine arts, arts education, architecture or design from an accredited college, university, or school of design. The recipient must graduate from an MCCSC high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA before July 1. Eligible expenses of the scholarship are art supplies related to the degree. The student will also have the opportunity to have a solo exhibit in a local gallery with the assistance of the Bloomington Watercolor Society.
Link FMCCS Bloomington Watercolor Society Scholarship Deadline March 31, 2019
Elena T. Veach Memorial Scholarship (FMCCS)
School Butler University Value $900 Description
The Veach Scholarship will be available annually to a MCCSC senior pursuing a post-secondary course of study at Butler University. Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and possess a strong work ethic, the respect of their peers, and a commitment to community and school involvement.
Link FMCCS Elena T. Veach Memorial Scholarship Deadline March 31, 2019
Harrell-Fish Scholarship (FMCCS)
School Purdue University, School of Engineering or Purdue Polytechnic Institute Value $1,000 Description
The Harrell-Fish Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior of Bloomington High School South. The recipient should be accepted to Purdue University and pursuing a degree from the School of Engineering or Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Preference is given to applicants pursuing degrees in mechanical, construction design and management, and industrial programs.
Link FMCCS Harrell-Fish Scholarship Deadline March 31, 2019
Isaiah Stroup Memorial Scholarship (FMCCS)
School Any accredited two or four-year college or university in the U.S. Value $375 Description
The Isaiah Stroup Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior from any MCCSC high school. Applicants should have satisfied all requirements for graduation, be in good academic standing, and exhibited a commitment to community and school engagement throughout their high school careers. Eligible expenses for the scholarship include tuition, fees, and textbooks, for any accredited 2 or 4 year institution of higher education in the United States of America.
Link FMCCS Isaiah Stroup Memorial Scholarship Deadline March 31, 2019
James R. Eberly Scholarship (FMCCS)
Indiana University, Fine Arts Major Value $475.00 Description
The James R. Eberly Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from any MCCSC high school who plans to pursue a degree in Fine Arts at Indiana University. The Eberly family would be particularly pleased if the recipient is planning to eventually teach art but it is not a requirement for the scholarship award. Applicants should have satisfied all requirements for graduation, be in good academic standing, and exhibited a commitment to community and school engagement throughout their high school careers. Eligible expenses for the scholarship include tuition, fees, and textbooks at Indiana University.
Link FMCCS James R. Eberly Scholarship Deadline March 31, 2019
Lexie Mills Memorial Scholarship (FMCCS)
School Any accredited 2 or 4 year instituation of higher education in the US Value $500.00 Description
The Lexie Mills Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from any MCCSC high school. Applicants should have satisfied all requirements for graduation, be in good academic standing, and exhibited a commitment to community and school engagement throughout their high school careers. Eligible expenses for the scholarship include tuition, fees, and textbooks for any accredited 2 or 4 year institution of higher education in the United States.
Link FMCCS Lexie Mills Memorial Scholarship Deadline March 31, 2019
Bloomington Rotary ScholarshipsSchool
$1500 (a maximum of 4 awards will be given) Criteria
- Demonstrate service to others, including service to the community and the school, in keeping with Rotary International's founding principle of "service above self";
- Academic achievement, as demonstrated by GPA, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores;
- Demonstrate leadership in activities, as well as breadth of service and activities;
- Future goals of the applicant, and indications that a Rotary Scholarship may help achieve those goals.
**This Scholarship will be awarded solely on merit with respect to the above criteria.**
Attachment Information and Instruction Application Application Deadline April 1, 2019
Indiana Sheriff's Association Scholarship
SchoolAny 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) CriteriaStudents must:
- Be an Indiana resident
- Be committed to pursing an education and career in law enforcement 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 Deadline April 1, 2019
Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals
STEM Scholarship opportunity
Any college or technical school for a STEM career Value $500.00 Description
All application requirements are as follows:
- Current Indiana High School seniors or current Indiana College students are eligible to receive this scholarship.
- A copy of this completed application, and any additional pages as needed, as an email attachment.
- Two letters of recommendation from non-family members, and one 500 word personal essay about why you’ve chosen to major in science, technology, engineering or math and your career aspirations as email attachments.
- Transcripts and/or ACT/SAT scores emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts emailed by school official are preferred, but unofficial copies are accepted. **Winners must provide official transcripts**
- Incomplete applications will not beconsidered.
Link Application Deadline April 5, 2019 @ 5pm
School Accredited Community/Junior College, Career School, or 4-year College or University Value $500-$4,000
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 Attachement - Deadline April 22, 2019
Monroe County Extension Homemaker Memorial Scholarship
School Any college, university, or technical school Value $300 CriteriaStudent must:
- Be a resident of Monroe County
- Be a senior in high school
- Must be pursuing a career in Family Consumer Science or Agriculture related fields such as Teaching, Foods and Nutrition, Retailing, Human Development, Interior Deign, Horticulture, Animal Science, Food Science, AG Systems Management (ASM), AG Economics, AG Engineering, Diesel Mechanics, or Agronomy
- Have at least a 3.0 GPA
- Demonstrate leadership ability in school, church, community related activities
Attachment Monroe County Extension Homemaker Memorial Scholarship Deadline May 15, 2019
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.
June 30, 2019