Scholarships & Financial Aid

December 17th - January 7th

From the School Counseling Office at Hobart High School

This scholarship newsletter contains information compiled by the School Counseling Department at Hobart High School. Please contact us with any questions!


Scholarships that are new to the newsletter will be posted at the TOP; after the new scholarships, they will be listed by order of deadline.

Learn More Indiana Magazines and Scholarship Opportunity for Grades 11-12

2021-2022 Learn More Indiana magazines are available in both English and Spanish online at LearnMoreIndiana.org/classroom-materials/#magazines. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to enter the Next Indiana magazine student scholarship contest for a chance to win $1500. To enter, students simply need to fill out the entry form here.

NEW! Urban League of Northwest Indiana Scholarships

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana announces their scholarship portal is open. Read through the information to see which scholarships HHS students qualify for.


Apply online at https://ulofnwi.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx#4371597136646D517975544F5976596D4E73384E69673D3D.


Deadline: March 27, 2022

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NEW! Cleveland Cliffs Sons and Daughters Scholarship

Overview

Students must be vetted by the Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation to verify there is a parent, step parent or adoptive parent with one year of continuous service working for Cleveland-Cliffs.


Qualifications

  • Incoming Freshman
  • Are you the child of an employee of Cleveland-Cliffs who has one year of continuous service applying for the Cleveland-Cliffs Sons and Daughters Scholarship?



Deadline: February 14, 2022

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NEW! GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will participate in a virtual interview with a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar.

Apply online at https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/

Deadline: January 6, 2022

NEW! Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awards need-based scholarships to the children of Marines attending accredited colleges, community colleges, and career technical education programs. It’s the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military families, and their mission is to provide scholarship support to every eligible child of a Marine. The scholarship application for the 2022-23 academic year opens on January 1, 2022, and will close on March 1, 2022.


For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit mcsf.org/apply. Email Scholarship@mcsf.org with questions, or call 866-496-5462.

Tricia's Scholarship (Nursing/Northwest Indiana)

Purpose: To assist an individual nursing student to advance his or her education. This scholarship is in memory of Tricia Marie Simpson Russell, RN, and assists nurses or students who wish to advance their nursing education.


Applicant Guidelines:

1. Must be a resident of Northwest Indiana.

2. Must be able to provide evidence of application to or current enrollment in a nursing education program to be considered for aid.

3. In general, is not seeking a Masters, Doctorate or Nurse Practitioner degree and/or is not graduating within the year.

4. Must submit the completed application, including self appraisal and letters of reference, by the stated deadline to be considered by the Scholarship Committee.


Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2021


The application can be found here or picked up in the School Counseling Office.

Our First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest (open to grades 6-12)

ADL Midwest invites 6th – 12th grade students in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to participate in the 2021 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!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

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


Apply online at https://chicago.adl.org/fivefreedoms-entryform/ by December 31, 2021.

Horizon Bank Minority Scholarship

Horizon Bank is excited to offer the Minority Scholarship Program. This scholarship is designed to encourage minorities to a pursue higher education while assisting to fund such an endeavor. We encourage all students meeting the outlined criteria to apply. This scholarship will be awarded to recognize academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and potential. It is not MANDATORY that the student major in banking or a closely related field but consideration will be give, based on the content of the essay and eligibility requirements. Five (5) non-renewable scholarships will be awarded for $1000 each.


A committee comprised of representatives of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana and community leaders will select the recipients based on scoring of set criteria.


Application Requirements:


  • An essay not to exceed 500 words detailing your character, leadership and community service and how you plan to utilize your education and experiences to help improve society.
  • An official transcript of grades from Lake, Porter, or LaPorte County high school(s), college (s) or university (ies).
  • A one-page résumé that details your skills, experiences and interest. It should also highlight your affiliations, honors, awards, and civic involvement.
  • Two (2) brief letters of recommendation: one (1) from an adult who can attest to your personal character, leadership, and volunteerism; and, one (1) from a high school, college, or university faculty member.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a current or past graduate of a high school in Lake, Porter or LaPorte Counties in Indiana
  • Must have a letter of acceptance for the school year from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale for the applicants' high school or college career.
  • Must have participated in extra-curricular, community and volunteer activities.
  • Must be able to prove financial need.
The scholarship money must be applied to the university. This scholarship cannot be combined with any full tuition scholarship.



Apply online at https://ulofnwi.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx.


Deadline: January 8, 2022

Ron Brown Scholarship Program

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

RBSP competitively awards 45 – 50 four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 450 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of their application.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:



  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.


Apply using the application attached below.

Deadline: January 9, 2022

VISA Black Scholars and Jobs Program

Visa is committed to investing in the leaders of tomorrow, cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace and working together to enable individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.

The Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program, in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), is a program designed for college-bound Black and African American students in the United States. Eligible high school seniors applying or intending to pursue a business or technology undergraduate degree at any four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. can receive a needs-based scholarship grant of up to $20,000/year. Scholars will also receive mentorship from Visa employees, year-round training, and have opportunities to grow their key technical, professional and leadership skills.

Scholars who continue to meet expectations, remain in good standing, and maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA will be eligible for annual renewals. Upon graduation, all scholarship recipients who have met their commitments and Visa job requirements will be guaranteed a full-time job with Visa.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Intend to pursue an education in Technology (e.g., Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Science, Networking, Cybersecurity, or related majors) or Business (e.g., HR, Finance, Marketing, Sales, International Business, or related majors)
  • Current high school seniors enrolled or intending to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree program, starting in Fall 2022, at any accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0
  • Graduating from an accredited college or university undergraduate degree program between December 2025 and May 2026
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Identify as Black/African American


Scholar Expectations (including, but not limited to the following):

  • Must be able to participate in all program-related activities
  • Remain in good academic standing with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Maintain a strong academic record clear of disciplinary infractions
  • Students selected to participate in the program must provide TMCF with supporting documentation requested during the financial need verification process.


Apply online at https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/corp-scholar-programs/visa-black-scholars-jobs-program/apply-today/


Deadline: January 10, 2022

Knights of Pythias Educational Assistance Program

The Knights of Pythias of Indiana, a fraternal Order founded in 1864, has long been active within Indiana High Schools by sponsoring public speaking and highway safety poster contests on a local, regional, statewide, and national level. We are continuing to show our interest in the youth of Indiana by, for the fourteenth consecutive year, offering a minimum of 12 scholarships in the amount of $1000 to selected graduating high school seniors who meet the criteria on the enclosed form.


Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. An essay is required.


Applications are available in the School Counseling Office and/or are attached below. Applications must be typed and sent via mail.


Deadline: January 25, 2022

APIA Scholarship (Asian and/or Pacific Islander)

ABOUT THE APIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
  • Are the first in their families to attend college;
  • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
  • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.

HOW TO APPLY

The APIA Scholarship Program application must be completed online and submitted electronically once all of the required questions have been answered. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access your application and edit your answers as many times as you like with your login from any computer with internet access. The application will be available for the 2022-2023 academic year from September 8, 2021 until January 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST.

If you need some tips on helping you prepare to apply, please check out our Applicant Resources.


APIA SCHOLARS MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2022.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2022
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online


Apply online at https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/apia.


Deadline: January 26, 2022

TheDream.US

Applications are open now to all undocumented students with DACA or TPS, or who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2016, and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria.

TheDream.US has two programs:
The Opportunity Scholarship is an undergraduate scholarship worth up to $80,000, for undocumented students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they can’t get in-state tuition. Applications close on January 31, 2022.

The National Scholarship is for first-time college students or community college graduates to attend a partner college in their state and worth up to $33,000. Applications close on February 28, 2022.


Apply online at Scholarships - TheDream.Us

Legacy Foundation Scholarships (LOCAL)

Legacy Foundation’s Scholarship Application is open as of December 1, 2021! The deadline is February 1, 2022.

Students can check out the website & apply online: https://legacyfdn.org/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships/ With one online application, students can apply to 30+ scholarships. The Legacy Scholarship application asks specifics questions regarding the eligibility for each of the scholarships. The system will automatically determine which scholarships students qualify for.

Things to note:

  • The Legacy Foundation has waived the SAT/ACT requirement for this year
  • Guidance staff/school official will need to upload student’s transcript to their application - deadline for school personnel to complete is February 15
  • Students will be required to get two (2) Recommendation Profiles completed online through our platform - deadline for recommender to complete is February 15

If you have questions, please reach out to your school counselor!


Deadline: February 1, 2022

Army ROTC Scholarships

Army ROTC provides full tuition and fees (or $10K for room and board) scholarships to over 2000 high school students each year. We intend to continue to sustain that same level of commitment into 2022. In addition to the tuition and fees, the scholarship pays $1200 annually for books and a stipend of $420 per months (for up to 10 months a year.)



Army ROTC Information



March 2 Success Program


Deadline: March 4, 2022

Go Green, Help Save the World 2022 Poster/Visual Arts Contest

The Knights of Pythias Poster/Visual Arts Contest entitled "Go Green, Help Save the World" is open to any student enrolled in high school in Indiana.


For a brochure with rules and regulations, please visit the School Counseling Office.


Deadline: April 1, 2022

Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be an Indiana resident;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • Must be a current high school senior or college student in Indiana;
  • Must have graduated or will graduate from an Indiana accredited high school or non-accredited nonpublic high school;
  • Must be able to utilize the scholarship for at least two full academic years;
  • Must meet one of the three Academic Requirements:
    • Rank in the top 20% of high school graduating class; or
    • Have a top 20% ACT or SAT score; or
    • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Must currently attend or plan to attend an Eligible Indiana Institution as a full-time student;
    • In some cases, degree-seeking students may use the scholarship during the summer while enrolled part-time. Refer to the specific guidelines for using the scholarship during summer terms.
  • Must pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student to teach at an eligible Indiana school after college graduation;
  • Must obtain a license to teach in Indiana and serve as a teacher in an Eligible Indiana School for five consecutive years after college graduation;
  • Must maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA, complete 30 credit hours per year or their equivalent and meet all other requirements established by their program to renew the scholarship;
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year;
  • Must not be in overpayment or default on a federal student loan or grant; and
  • Must complete the service requirement or have all funds provided converted to a loan that must be repaid.

**Priority will be given to students graduating high school although current college freshmen and sophomore students are eligible to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

The 2022-2023 application is available in ScholarTrack until January 31, 2022.

CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships - Class of 2022

Explore Scholarships

Open Through February
Your juniors can find scholarships and other aid to help them pay for college for a chance at $500.


Complete the FAFSA

Open Through February

With the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, students who fill out the FAFSA will earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.


Apply to Colleges

Open through February

Students who apply to 2 or more colleges will earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.

Hobart High School School Counseling Office

Mrs. Danielle Adams, Director of School Counselors dadams@hobart.k12.in.us

Mrs. Victoria Hamilton, Last Names A-E vhamilton@hobart.k12.in.us

Mrs. Peggy Orchard, Last Names F-J porchard@hobart.k12.in.us

Ms. Shelby Clindaniel, Last Names K-Q sclindaniel@hobart.k12.in.us

Mrs. Amanda Hensley, Last Names R-Z ahensley@hobart.k12.in.us

Additional CollegeBoard College and Career Resources

BigFuture™ is home to so much more than just our College Search tool. Use the following free BigFuture tools to guide students on their college-going journey and to increase equity and access in your school:


College Search—Exploration tool for your students as they research colleges based on such preferences as location, majors, type, and campus life.


Scholarship Search—Matches students to scholarships based on the student’s background, achievements, and future plans.


College Board Opportunity Scholarships—Guides juniors and seniors through college planning steps with chances to earn money for college. No application or essay. No GPA or test score minimum. No citizenship requirement.


Student Search Service—The way thousands of colleges and scholarships connect with more than five million students. Students can opt in online or when registering for a College Board assessment to receive information from colleges and scholarship organizations.


Career Finder™—Career exploration tool that helps students make informed academic and career decisions based on what truly drives them and connects them to compatible schools.