LC Counselor Connection Newsletter

January 14, 2022

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Throughout the pandemic, the MSD of Lawrence Township has deferred to the expertise and guidance of local, state, and federal health agencies. New guidance indicates the following and will be adopted by the MSD of Lawrence Township effective immediately:

  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.
  • Symptomatic close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 should quarantine for five days from the date of the onset of symptoms. Testing is recommended on day five.
  • Asymptomatic close contacts in the classroom may report to school or work given the district mask mandate but should monitor for symptoms. Asymptomatic and unvaccinated close contacts at lunch or participating in unmasked extracurricular activities must quarantine for five days. Those waiting for test results should not report to school or work.
  • Prevention continues to be the best option: get vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask, and get tested if appropriate.

The district mask mandate will remain in effect for all individuals when entering district facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

Click here to access updated K-12 guidance for isolation and quarantine from the Indiana Department of Health.

Those with specific questions should contact either the school nurse or their healthcare provider.
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Congrats to our 573 Distinguished Honor Roll and 415 Honor Roll Recipients for Term 2/Semester 1!

Distinguished Honor Roll students have earned an A- GPA, receiving no D's, F's,

WF's, or Incompletes!

Honor Roll students have earned a B- GPA or higher, receiving no D's, F's, WF's, or


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Yahya Amjad is a Wells Scholar!

Congrats to our very own Yahya Amjad on being named a 2022 Wells Scholar at Indiana University! The Wells ranks among the most competitive & prestigious awards offered by ANY American university, providing full tuition, fees & living expenses for 4 years!
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New 10th Grade Assistant Principal

We are excited to add Mr. Maloney to our leadership team. He continues to serve the students, staff, and community of Lawrence Central at the highest level.

Below is the Lawrence Central Administration Team and grade level assignment. As always, thank you for your support and Go Bears!

Mr. Franklyn Bush-Principal
Mr. McGarrell-12th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Teresa James-11th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Brian Maloney-Interim 10th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Adrian Gatewood- 9th Grade Assistant Principal

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Join Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Shawn A. Smith for a special edition of Lawrence Live as he sits down with Executive Director of the Marion County Public Health Department, Dr. Virginia Caine. Hear them discuss the state of the pandemic, Dr. Caine's background, more about the COVID-19 virus and its variants, and how our school community can continue to work together.
Lawrence Live with Dr Caine
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Eighth graders and potential transfer students are invited to spend a day in the life of an LC student!


Students will...

  • receive a personal tour guide and experience LC's environment!
  • tour our state-of-the-art facility!
  • meet students and teachers and experience high school life first hand!


Interested students and families should complete the "Bear for a Day" Shadow Request Form below to get registered!


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Please see the flyer to follow along with the great things our students and programs are doing at LC!

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MORP Dance for 9th & 10th Grade Students on January 21st!

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The first 200 students who prepay and sign up will get a white GAMEDAY shirt. This event is only for 9th and 10th-grade students in good standing in school.

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Academic Planning Night for Parents ------------------------> Thursday, January 27th

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FREE HELP for Seniors Completing the FAFSA!

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MSD of Lawrence Township HBCU College Fair – February 23rd from 6pm-8:30pm at Lawrence Central High School

Please join us for the MSD of Lawrence Township’s HBCU College Fair on February 23rd from 6 pm-8:30 pm at Lawrence Central High School. This fair will provide face-to-face connections with HBCU professionals that will provide students with the tools necessary to succeed in higher education, some colleges will offer on-site admissions and there will be drawings for Door Prizes. If you have any questions, please email Lavonnya Mickens at

Please register for the fair by February by clicking on the link below or scanning the QR Code

LT HBCU College Fair Student Registration

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9th, 10th and 11th Grade Scheduling Videos ------------------> Tuesday, January 25th & Wednesday, January 26th

During this next phase of scheduling for the 2022-2023 school year, all freshman, sophomore and junior students will be presented with grade-level specific information and resources that will assist with their planning of next year's schedule, helping them to reach their graduation pathway, diploma type and post-secondary goals.


  • Freshmen will have their 2nd Scheduling Session in their Geography and History of the World classes (regular, honors and lyceum).
  • Sophomores and Juniors will have their 2nd Scheduling Session during their English or APLAC classes.


LC students have a vast amount of options available to them to meet Diploma and Graduation Pathways requirements, so it is ESSENTIAL that students are present on January 25th and 26th to receive this important information.

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*If you missed SCHEDULING SESSION #1: Diploma Types & Graduation Pathways Overview, please view the specific video for your grade-level below:

Classes of 2023 & 2024 SCHEDULING SESSION #1

If you are a current sophomore or junior, view this informational video about diploma types, graduation pathways and graduation pathways for your class.

Class of 2025 Diplomas, Graduation Pathways & Scheduling Process Presentation 2022-2023

If you are a current sophomore or junior, view this informational video about diploma types, graduation pathways and graduation pathways for your class.

Class of 2025 Diplomas, Graduation Pathways & Scheduling Process Presentation 2022-2023
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Please contact Ms. Lavonnya Mickens by email at, if you are interested in attending an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or would like to learn more about HBCU’s.

HBCU Corner, Volume 19

Check out the HBCU Corner newsletter below for important information, updates, and highlights from Historically Black Colleges & Universities throughout the country!

HBCU Fridays

Beginning this Friday, we will celebrate HBCU’s every Friday. So, wear your HBCU Gear, every Friday and be ready to learn more about HBCU’s! If you don’t have HBCU Gear, no problem; you will be given the opportunity to win some! We will have in-person visits, virtual visits, and HBCU facts will be on each school’s news.

When thinking of HBCU marching bands, a few movies may come to mind…Nick Cannon’s Drumline or Coachella 2018. Beyoncé brought along HBCU alumni from the legendary DRUMline Live group to perform alongside her during her groundbreaking performance.

The band's look, sound, and energy made HBCUs a trending topic, garnering millions of views from festival attendees and social media. The band and especially the Drumline is a very important part of attending an HBCU. HBCU Bands travel the world competing and displaying their amazing talents.

Please check out the Tennessee State University’s Marching Band performing in the 2022 Rosebowl Parade.

Tennessee State University, 2022 Rose Parade
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Senior Information - September 30th

Includes info about Senior Meeting, Senior Canvas Page, Senior Pictures, Distinguished Scholar and Postsecondary Planning

Senior College Admissions Decisions!

Your LC fam wants to brag about you! Let us know what colleges and/or universities WANT YOU and have offered you ACCEPTANCE to their institutions! We'll celebrate you and your acceptance(s) on LC social media platforms!

Complete the link below to tell us who said YES to you!

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Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the most important step in the financial aid process and determines your eligibility for both state of Indiana and Federal financial aid, which includes work-study and education loans. Most colleges require the FAFSA to determine your need for institutional scholarships and grants as well, so it's always best to file the FAFSA.


Students and parents are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education online systems. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal aid.


Gather all the information you need to complete the FAFSA. INvestEd has created a FAFSA Checklist to help you identify what you’ll need, and a place to write down your FSA ID. Some helpful information includes Social Security Number/Alien Registration Number, W2's, tax returns, and current bank statements.


File your application at A critical piece is providing accurate tax information which you may be able to transfer using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.

LC will host multiple FAFSA Completion Workshops from October through March to provide one-on-one help for students and families filing the FASA.

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Class of 2022 Postsecondary Planning Presentation

Seniors have been shown the Class of 2022 Postsecondary Planning video in their senior English classes. This presentation introduced students to the 3 components of college planning, including researching postsecondary institutions and finding your "best fit", the 4 steps for successfully completing college applications, and the various ways to fund a college education. Key points from the LC Postsecondary Planning Handbook were also be highlighted. Please view the Class of 2022 Postsecondary Planning Presentation below.
Class of 2022 Postsecondary Planning Presentation

Postsecondary Planning Resources

Postsecondary Planning Handbook

The Class of 2022 Postsecondary Planning Handbook includes Important Dates for Seniors, Researching Colleges, Naviance, College Application, Process, Requesting Transcripts, Planning College Visits, College Re Presentations, SAT & ACT Testing, Financial Aid & Scholarships, NCAA Eligibility, Additional Postsecondary Options, College Fairs, College Catalog Vocabulary
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All College-Bound Students in the Class of 2022 Should Register for an ACT and/or SAT NOW!

Any junior or senior who receives free/reduced lunch is eligible for 2 SAT and 2 ACT Fee Waivers!

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Khan Academy Official SAT Practice

Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy provides free, high-quality, and personalized SAT practice to all students.

  • More time on Official SAT Practice is associated with higher SAT scores and could lead to college scholarships.
  • The free practice includes personalized study plans, interactive problems, video lessons, 8 full-length practice tests.

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ACT Learning Resources

Free Practice Test and Study Guide

  • Includes a full-length practice test (including writing prompt)
  • Get an overview of the ACT test and what to expect on test day
  • Access general test-taking strategies

Free ACT Official Online Practice Test

  • Take official ACT practice tests in all 4 subject areas
  • Know exactly what you missed and what you didn't with a score report
  • Access related resources to improve your skills based on what you missed
  • Retake the test as many times as you want

Free Online Test Prep with Kaplan

Free Online Test Prep Events with Kaplan

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Indiana Latino Institute College Coaching Program

Let Jocelyn help connect you with the tools and resources necessary to help you succeed and reach your goals! Each student in our college coaching program works with me individually, and together we create a specific and unique plan based on their goals. Check-out the flyer below for more info!

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Consejería Universitaria

Nuestras consejeras trabajarán con estudiantes y padres para ayudarles con los pasos requeridos para tener éxito en la universidad.

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UNCF Community Webinars

Join us monthly to learn about over 400 programs - scholarships, internships, fellowships, and career opportunities- posted annually!
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Pre-Collegiate Program Resources

Includes links to scholarship websites, scholarship search engines, and scholarship programs.

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The application process for 2022 LTSF Scholarships opens next Tuesday, December 7th! Last year, LTSF awarded 37 scholarships, totaling over $46,000. This year will be even bigger!

We have added a new, really BIG scholarship – the Powers & Sons Scholarship.

  • This $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Lawrence Township senior who is African American, has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, will be attending a four-year college or university, and has a financial need.
  • This scholarship may also be renewable for an additional three years.

For a listing of scholarships available and/or to submit an application, click on the following link,, or visit the Scholarship page of the Foundation’s website

The deadline to submit applications is February 7, 2022, at 5:00 pm.

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The Indianapolis Foundation Scholarship

Application Opens: November 2, 2021

Application Closes: February 1, 2022

The Indianapolis Foundation Scholarship is redesigned to offer scholarships to students of all types. If you answer “yes” to any of these, YOU may qualify:

  • I want to attend a college or university.
  • I want to attend a vocational, technical, or trade school.
  • I can demonstrate financial need.
  • Someone in my family has been impacted by the criminal justice system.
  • I will be a first-generation college student.

All students may apply, preference given to Black students. See your school counselor or go to

General Scholarships

The Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) has over 50 scholarships to help you further your education in college, a vocational, technical, or trade school.

  • Funding for 2-year or 4-year degree, or a credential in a vocational, technical, or trade school program.
  • Applications Open: November 2, 2021
  • Applications Close: February 1, 2022

Apply today at or see your school counselor

Applicants must follow these steps to apply for scholarships offered by CICF:

  1. Register and create an account on the scholarship application portal. Applicants will need to gather information to complete this step.
  2. Complete the scholarship profile. Profiles are used to assess whether the applicant meets the qualifications for each scholarship.
  3. Submit eligible scholarship applications and supporting materials by the deadline
  4. Read the Scholarship Guidebook to see detailed information about each scholarship offered.
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Our 2022-23 Scholarship Programs are OPEN NOW for Undocumented students who have DACA, TPS, or who arrived in the country before November 1, 2016, came to the US before the age of 16, and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria.

TheDream.US offers two types of scholarships depending on where the applicant lives. For your state, they can apply to the Opportunity Scholarship to attend one of 5 Partner Colleges in another state.

  • The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in 20 targeted, locked-out states where they cannot access in-state tuition. The Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and meals for a bachelor’s degree. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022.

On Weds. December 15th, we are hosting an information session for folks to Get to Know the Opportunity Scholarship program and hear from our 5 Partner Colleges. The presentation will be in English (3 pm ET) and then in Spanish (4 pm ET).

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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship is a double-sized opportunity for future engineers. 100 students like you will win $40,000 for college and a guaranteed paid internship at Amazon!


  • Must be employment authorized to work in the US. Example: Employment Authorization Document holder, Permanent Resident, or US Citizen.
  • Be a high school senior in the U.S. who has completed or is currently enrolled in a computer science course – dual enrollment courses also count! ○ If you haven’t taken a formal computer science course but have learned on your own, you can opt in to take a brief assessment instead.
  • Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or other computer science-related field of study.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA)

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B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline and Eligibility

DEADLINE: May 21, 2022

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
  • Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

Application Procedure
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at

  • Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
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Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship program, which the Indiana General Assembly created in 2016, is now accepting applications from high-achieving high-school and college students. This scholarship provides a $7,500 scholarship each year for four academic years (up to $30,000 total).

To qualify for the scholarship, students must have either graduated in the top 20% of their high school class or earned a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT (1190) or ACT (26).

Applicants have until Jan. 30, 2022 to submit their application. All applicants should hear from the commission on the status of their application by March 28, 2022.

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Rolling Thunder, Inc. Chapter 1 Scholarship Program 2022

The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.00 and will be paid directly to the school the applicant has selected to attend. The scholarship is for an undergraduate or trade school applicant enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited institution. This is a one-time award for the applicant.

The application deadline is April 30th and the Scholarship Committee decision will be made by June 30th.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a family member of a former Prisoner of War (POW) or Service Member currently listed as Missing in Action (MIA). The service member’s MIA status can be verified on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) at
  • Applicant must be a current resident of Indiana.
  • A copy of the acceptance letter from an accredited college, university or trade school must be presented to receive the award.

Rolling Thunder Scholarship Application

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Going Merry Scholarship and Financial Aid Platform

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College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program for JUNIORS & SENIORS!

Applying to college is a complicated process, so College Board has created a program that guides you through it.

This scholarship program is open to all students and it does not require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards students' efforts and initiative.

All students have to do is complete key steps along their path to college for chances to earn scholarships. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program provides a chance for students to earn scholarships for each step they take.

With so many more steps ahead, college planning can quickly become overwhelming. But with the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, you can simplify the process—and get chances to earn money for college!

Introducing the College Board Opportunity Scholarships
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McDermott Scholars Program at UT Dallas - Application Opening Soon!

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The application for The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas will open soon! Students with outstanding grades and a proven passion for leadership and service might find their fit with us!

  • This full-ride scholarship includes tuition, stipends, and enrichment resources, such as study abroad funding.
  • While it is a generous merit award, it is also a serious commitment that requires students to excel academically and demonstrably contribute through leadership and service on the UT Dallas campus and beyond.
  • Within our top-ranked public university, McDermott Scholars find community and dynamic peers, as well as a landscape of personal and professional growth opportunities.

December 1, 2021: UT Dallas Application (with supplementary materials)
January 28, 2022: McDermott Application

Please note that this year The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program application does not consider standardized test scores.

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Heisman High School Scholarship

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The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors hundreds of the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes each year.

This year, the college scholarship amounts have been doubled, increasing support for each student-athlete’s education.

  • The program will recognize a winner from each high school that has student participation.
  • The top male and female applicants from each state will be awarded $1,000. State winners will move on for the chance to become national finalists and win at least $2,000.
  • Of the national finalists, a male and a female will be selected as the winner of the $10,000 National Heisman High School Scholarship.
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Anit-Defamation League First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest

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ADL Midwest invites 6th – 12th-grade students in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to participate in the 2020 First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest!

First Place winners in each grade category will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Second Place winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Plus, the teacher with the most entries will receive $1,000!


Using a personal example or experience, describe or portray how one of the five freedoms in the First Amendment affects your daily life

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USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Each award provides full tuition, as well as room and board, for the term of the scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor's degree.

General Eligibility
To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
  • Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service
  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature
  • Submit a signed application (original signature only)
  • 21 ACT, 1080 SAT scores

Who Should Apply
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college and rising college sophomores and juniors.

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program 2021 Application Deadline: The New Deadline is February 15, 2022

All application materials must be postmarked by Tuesday, February 15, 2022, and sent to the university liaison (or universities) selected by the applicant to attend. (University addresses and contact information are included in the back of the application.)

See this flyer for details.

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The Indianapolis Chapter may nominate up to five students applicants. In 2021, 60% (3 out of 5) Indianapolis Chapter applicants were awarded National TASF Scholarships.


  • Students of accredited high schools graduating in the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Students with GPA of at least three points (3.0) on a four point scale.


  • The TASF will present forty (40) individual Scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.


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Epsilon Sigma Gamma Scholarships

The ESA Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and continues to award numerous scholarships annually. You do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and our application process is 100% online.

The applications for the 2022-2023 academic year scholarships are open. Click here to start your application today. Applications are due by 11:00 PM MST on February 1, 2022. Click here if you would like to receive notifications about application deadlines for the 2022-2023 scholarship season.

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Tennessee State University Scholarships

Tennessee State University has several grants and scholarship opportunities available for talented new students from Lawrence Central and Lawrence North High School.

Our scholarships and grants range from $2,000/per year up to the Full Cost of tuition room and board for four years.

If you are interested in receiving a scholarship or grant from Tennessee State University, please scan our scholarship QR code that we have provided for you, or visit today. A member of our Enrollment Management team will respond to you today to assist you.


  • Students with 2.5 to 2.99 qualify for the TSU Tuition Assistance Grant ranging from $4,000/year to $10,000/year.
  • Students with 3.00 to 3.5 qualify for University Academic Scholarship ranging from $10,000/year up to a four-year, Full Ride Scholarship.
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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff/A.M. & N. Indianapolis Alunmi Chapter Scholarship

The UAPB/AM&N Indianapolis chapter scholarship committee will offer scholarships to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an expressed interest in pursuing a college education at UAPB/AM&N University in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Students eligible for assistance must be graduating high school seniors who reside in Indiana and intend to pursue their education at the University of Arkansas (UAPB) at Pine Bluff.

Click here for application and scholarship details.

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Kiwanis Scholarships 2022

By submitting one application, the student will be considered for three different scholarships.

Indiana Kiwanis Foundation will award one scholarship worth $1,000 from a high school in the area roughly defined as central and northern Marion County. The Kiwanis Club of Castleton will award two scholarships worth $1,200 to a student from either LC or LN.

The applicant must attend a school in Indiana for their post-high school education to qualify.

A transcript of grades must accompany the application.

Kiwanis Scholarship Applications and Details

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Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition

Innovate WithIN offers you the chance to explore your entrepreneurial side, compete with students across the state, earn scholarship money, network with CEOs, and win thousands of dollars!

Sign up is easy and the course walks you through the process – step by step. Everyone can be an entrepreneur! Start by simply thinking of what you could change or offer to your community.

Make sure to begin the process by mid-January so you can submit your pitch by the February 4th deadline!

Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition Application

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Purdue's Women in Engineering Program

This free, on-campus event will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022. It is geared toward young women in their freshman or sophomore year of high school, with a STEM interest.

  • Participants will engage in hands-on, engineering-themed sessions and be escorted by a current, Purdue engineering student for the entire day.
  • Please view the flyer below, containing further information. Registration is required at and located under the “Events” tab.
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TeenWorks Applications Are Officially Open!

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We are excited to announce that the applications for our 2022 Summer Program are officially open!

The application will be open until Monday, February 28th and we will hire 300 high school students from the Indianapolis area.

Teens can apply directly at

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Student Employment Opportunity with LT Schools!

MSD of Lawrence Township is in need of Caregivers for before and after school. All high school students who are at least 15 years of age are encouraged to apply! See the flyer below for details.
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Plumbers, Steamfitters, & HVACR Service Technicians Joint Apprenticeship Training Programs

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Swim School Site Supervisor - Lawrence Swim Team

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The registration period for the Indianapolis Youth Leadership Academy is now open!

The Academy is a FREE one-week leadership development program for young adults who will be 15 - 18 years of age in June of 2022.

If you have a positive attitude, a good work ethic, and a desire to succeed, and to understand how to become an effective leader, build teams, and be more productive in whatever career you might choose, this Academy is for you! Take a look at the website and then consider your life as a follower or as a leader.

Seats are filling up fast! So hurry and click on the link below for additional information and to complete a registration form!

Indianapolis Youth Leadership Academy Registration

Get all of the information, including the dates, location, classes taught, contact information, and an auto-fill registration form here!

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Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 10-20.
The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields.

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organization in their communities. Local organizations initiate an Explorer program by matching their staff and program resources to the interests of young people.

The guidebook below provides a full listing of Exploring Clubs and Posts around Central Indiana.

  • Each Exploring Club and/or Post hosts an open house in the fall for prospective new members to visit and learn more about its program.
  • You can also visit for more information and to sign up for an open house.
  • Fees listed in the booklet are based on a 12-month annual calendar schedule.

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Honors Program in Foreign Languages

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The IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL) is a summer study abroad program for Indiana high school students with a minimum of three years of foreign language instruction.

Since 1962, IUHPFL has been sending gifted students abroad during the summer to immerse

themselves in the host culture, achieve greater language proficiency and grow into well-rounded

young adults.

  • Participants have opportunities to further their language studies through "total immersion" programs in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
  • Students spend five or six weeks in their respective host countries during the summer after their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school.

Learn more at

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Exploradoor is an online service for teens to connect with programs and experiences, including internships, that can help them better prepare for life. is a free resource that simplifies outreach and connectivity among teens, their families, schools, and program providers.

With program information consolidated into one searchable platform, strives to improve teen engagement and preparedness so that they are more informed and confident about their choices after high school.

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Skyward Family Access

Please make sure you sign up for skyward access to follow your students' school records. Below you will find information on how to enroll.
Watch the videos below to learn more:

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Parent Access to Canvas

Parents/Guardians, you can act as an OBSERVER in the Canvas course so you are aware of the class assignments, lessons, and Zoom meetings. Check the email that goes along with this call to review the instructions on how to become an observer in your student's course.

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Stay Connected with ParentSquare!

MSD of Lawrence Township uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text, and app notifications.

ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.

Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare:

  • Receive messages from the school via email, text, or app notification
  • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6 pm daily Communicate in your preferred language
  • Comment on school postings to engage in your school community Direct message teachers, staff, and other parents
  • Participate in group messages
  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences with smart online technology
  • Send payments, sign forms & permission slips, receive report cards, sign up to volunteer, and more all from your phone or web portal

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Thank you in advance for your continued support of our students and staff!

The LC PFO supports students and staff at LC by organizing volunteers and raising money to enhance student experiences and recognition (Homecoming, Winter formal, prom, etc) as well as provide for the care and feeding of our amazing staff through teacher classroom grants and various hospitality events (back to school, staff appreciation, mailbox treats, etc).

The students and staff appreciate your generous donations of time, items, or money when we send out event notices. YOU decide the best way for you to support LC.

2021-2022 LCPFO Parent Volunteer Form

Sign up to volunteer at Questions? Please contact us at

Show your pride in a few ways to support LC!

Sign up for AmazonSmile and select Parent Faculty Organization of Lawrence Central High School as your preferred charity at

Remember to shop for deals at, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you.

Hey Bears! Show your LC pride with an LC or MPLT garage sign and yard sign!

Garage signs ($35) and yard signs ($24) are now available to order for performing arts, athletics, and other school-related activities!

Do you have a Kroger Plus card? If so, you can support LC at no extra cost to you just doing your regular grocery shopping!

Register your Kroger card by going to
• Sign in to your account
• Select Kroger Community Rewards under the Save tab
• Select I’m a customer, view details
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December 2021 LC Performing Arts Newsletter

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Lawrence Central Guidance Department

Fostering the academic, career, and personal-social development of ALL students, so that they may become productive and contributing members of their communities.