• 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.

  • Kyle L. Harrop Memorial Scholarship 2020

    School            

    Purdue University
    Value  $1,000 ($500 for 2 years)
    Criteria
    • Will be attending Purdue University, West Lafayette
    • Participated in academic competitions:  Spell Bowl, Academic Super Bowl, Academic Decathlon, Quiz Bowl and/or Future Problem Solvers.  Although all years of participation will be considered, a high level of involvement in academic programs throughout their high school career is not required, but preferred.
    Attachment KLH Scholarship Application Packet
    Deadline  March 31, 2020
    Comments (-1)
  • Indiana AEOP Scholarship 2020

    School            

    Two or four-year college, university, business college/school or vocational/technical school
    Value $1,000
    Description
    • Applicant must intend to continue his/her education in any business or office related field, preferable in education.
    • Applicants must have completed two (2) or more business education courses four (4) Semesters from among the following: computer classes, communication, marketing, business communication, business management, finance/accounting, office practices and procedures, desk top publishing, and/or business law. (Courses may have been taken in high school, college, or a combination.)
    • The applicant shall be enrolled/expect to enroll as a full-time student in an institution of higher education (two or four-year college, university, business college/school or vocational/technical school).
    • The applicant must maintain at least a 2.8 (of a possible 4.0) G.P.A.
    • Applicant shall be responsible for the completion and return of all required support materials to the sponsoring affiliate association.escription of the scholarship and any requirements listed
    • SAT
    • Grades
    • Etc.
    Link Indiana AEOP Scholarship Application Packet
    Deadline Postmarked by February 5th or emailed by February 10th to: Rhonda Richey, IAEOP President, Logansport High School, One Berry Lane, Logansport, IN 46947 OR email to richeyr@lcsc.k12.in.us
    Comments (-1)
  • Indiana Members Credit Union:  Robert E Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program 2020

    School            

     Accredited college or university
    Value  $5,000.00
    Description
    • Must have a weighted, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or highte
    • Must be a member in good standing of Indiana Members Credit Union for at least 6 months
    • Must apply online by March 31, 2020
    • Must mail or email the application and all supporting documents to Mandy Emery, VP Community Involvement, 5103 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227 or aemery@imcu.com
    Link https://www.imf4kids.org/rem-official-rules
    Deadline  March 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
    Comments (-1)
  •  

    Discover Student Loans - Give Away

     

    School             Any
    Value $5,000

    Criteria

    Any college bound student or parent may enter to win 1 of 12 scholarships available, the sooner you enter the more chances you have to win!
    Link Scholarship.CollegeCovered.com
    Deadline January 31, 2020

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Bedford Board of Realtors

     

    School             Accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
    Value

    $250

    Criteria

    • Live in Lawrence, Orange, Greene, Washington, Martin, Monroe, or Jackson Counties in Indiana
    • Must be a child or grandchild or legal gaurdian of a primary/secondary member of the Bedford Board of Realtors
    • GPA minimum of 3.0
    Attachment BBOR Scholarship
    Deadline March 15, 2020

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Crane Credit Union Scholarship

    School             Secondary Education
    Value $1,200

    Criteria

    All graduating high school seniors who are members of the Crane Credit Union and meet the following requirements may apply:

    • The applicant must be the primary member on the account as of March 1, 2020.
    • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the fall, at a technical, two-year, or four-year college or university.
    • Applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0.
    Attachment Crane Credit Union Scholarship Application Packet 2020
    Deadline March 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
     
     
     
    Comments (-1)
  •  

    Tri Kappa Scholarship

     

    School             Any accredited university in the state of Indiana
    Value

     

    • $1,500 (which must be used in the year following high school graduation)
    Eligibility Criteria
    • Applicants must plan to remain enrolled at a college or university in the State of Indiana for the next academic year (or two consecutive semesters) to maintain eligibility for this scholarship.
    • The scholarship is not transferable to an out-of-state college or university; transferring to an out-of-state program during the award period will make the recipient ineligible for the full or any remaining portion of the scholarship.
     Link Tri Kappa Scholarship 2020
     Deadline March 6, 2020

     

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