Class of 2016 College News

Ben Davis High School - Student Services 12/17/2015

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Giants Helping Giants Leadership Program

A group of Ben Davis alumni have rolled out an exciting and generous scholarship and mentorship program for a student in the Class of 2016 at Ben Davis High School. The selected student will receive an $8,000 per year renewable scholarship! The student will also receive quarterly mentorship opportunities. More information including the application can be found at this link. https://drive.google.com/a/wayne.k12.in.us/file/d/0BwmE0LU9jQ56c1hmZ2MzcTB6WTA/view?usp=sharing
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Attention 21st Century Scholars!

All 21st Century Scholars in the Class of 2016 must complete the following steps to access their scholarship.


  • Submit an Affirmation form (online only) by March 10, 2016

  • File a FAFSA by March 10, 2016

  • Correct/update the FAFSA by May 15, 2016

  • Apply to an Eligible Indiana College during their senior year of high school

  • Enroll as a full-time student in college

  • Maintain Indiana Residency

  • Review state financial aid requirements including the new College Credit Hour Completion Requirement


This link will take you to a handout which includes a description of scholar requirements. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwmE0LU9jQ56REtDcUwwcEJmajA/view?usp=sharing


Help dates at Ben Davis High School are as follows.

January 20, 2016 Class of 2016 Financial Aid Night 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

February 25, 2016 FAFSA Completion Workshop 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Media Center

February 29, 2016 FAFSA Completion Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Media Center

Wayne Township Education Foundation Scholarships

The Wayne Township Education Foundation has released the unified scholarship application for the class of 2016. Applications can be found at the following link and are due by March 10. http://www.wayne.k12.in.us/wtef/scholarships.asp
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More Scholarship Links

  1. In Naviance for a national database of scholarships and a locally managed scholarship bank. Both are under the colleges tab towards the bottom of the screen.
  2. Listen to the morning announcements every day
  3. Student Services Twitter
  4. College Board's scholarship search
  5. Fast Web
  6. United Negro College Fund
  7. Zinch

Senior Financial Aid NIght

Wednesday, Jan. 20th 2016 at 6:30pm

1200 N Girls School Rd

Indianapolis, IN

Senior financial aid night is scheduled for January 20 at 6:30 p.m. ISM College Planning will provide an in-depth overview of the financial aid process. Participants will also receive information about the local scholarships available to the Class of 2016. Other attendees will include a representative from 21st Century Scholars and the Indiana Latino Institute. Don't miss out!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Ben Davis High School Office of Student Services

Rodney Smith, Associate Principal

Sherman Woodard, Director (Sn-St)

Anna Coyne, College Admission Coordinator

Mike Horning, Counselor (A-B)

Andrea Norcross, Counselor (C-E)

Jamika Jones, Counselor (F-Hi)

Chelsea Zimmerman, Counselor (Hm-Man)

Susan Williams, Counselor (Mar-Pe)

Brian Abney, Counselor (Pf-Sm)

Sonya Hicks, Counselor (Su-Z)