Scholarships & Financial Aid
January 24th - February 7th
From the Guidance Office at Hobart High School
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.
NEW! McDonald's HACER Scholarship
Check out the requirements below to see if the HACER® National Scholarship is right for you:
- You’re a high school senior
- You’re a legal U.S. resident
- You’re younger than 21 years old
- You carry a minimum 3.0 GPA
- You’re eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
- You’ll disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
- You’ll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
- You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
How are scholarship winners selected?
The scholarship recipients are selected based on:
- Academic achievement
- Financial need
- Community involvement
- Personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a personal interview, either in-person or by
- Winners are selected by May-June. (Look for emails by mid-February to see if you are a semi-finalist.)
What materials and documents are required?
No essay is needed. The only other requirements are these documents:
- Personal statement
- Letter of recommendation to be submitted online
- List of community service projects
- FAFSA report and/or 1040s
Apply online at https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html
Deadline: February 5, 2020
NEW! Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, we have awarded over $619 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.
Phase I of the HSF Scholarship Application is now open!
The application only takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, as no essays or recommendations are required for Phase I.
This could be the opportunity of a lifetime! To get started, students should visit HSF.net and create a MyHSF profile. Doing so will enable them to fill out a scholarship application and learn more about what we have to offer.
Must be of Hispanic heritage
U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year)
Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
HSF Scholarship Application Deadline for Phase I: February 15, 2020, 5:00 PM PT
NEW! Urban League of Northwest Indiana Scholarships
Horizon Bank Scholarship - 5 $1000 scholarships to students in Lake, LaPorte or Porter counties
Chester Arthur Jones and Robert L. Buggs, Sr. Engineering/Construction Scholarship - $500 scholarship to a Lake County Senior
National Hook-Up of Black Women Scholarship - $250 scholarship to a Northwest Indiana student
Timothy Lamar Johnson Foundation Scholarship - $1000 scholarship to a graduating Lake County High School student
Northwest Indiana Corvette Club's Anthony Courtney Scholarship - 2 $1000 scholarships for seniors in Lake, LaPorte or Porter counties
Apply online at https://ulofnwi.communityforce.com
Deadline: March 20, 2020
NEW! Crown Point Community Foundation Scholarships
-American/Italian Benevolent Society Scholarship: Must be of Italian descent and show proof, maintain a B average, resident of Lake or Porter Counties, attend any accredited college, technical or trade school. Amount Varies.
-Trinity Lutheran Crown Point PTL Scholarship: Must be a graduate of Trinity Lutheran in Crown Point, maintained C average. 3 - $750 scholarships available
-St. Mary's Catholic Community School Scholarship: Must be a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic Community School in Crown Point and performed community or religious service through high school. Two $500 scholarships available.
-Youche Country Club Scholarship: Child or grandchild of current Youche Country Club member. Student must be attending any accredited college or vocational school in fall 2020 - 3.0 GPA. Amount Varies.
-Ralph E. Bennett Memorial Scholarship: Student accepted in the Construction Engineering and Management Technologies program at Purdue Northwest; 3.0 GPA. Amount Varies.
-Lisa Schaefer Stover Scholarship: Graduating high school senior in Lake County accepted and attending Purdue West Lafayette and majoring in vet science; $1,000 scholarship
-Manhart/Gibbons Family Memorial Scholarship: Graduating high school senior pursuing an education and training in Music/Arts (Preference given to Crown Point residents)
-Barney Family Scholarship: Graduating senior from Lake, Porter, Jasper or Newton counties; minimum 3.0 GPA and attending an Indiana state sponsored college, university or technical school. Family income must be between $50,000 and $150,000. Up to $5,000 per semester for 8 semesters
-Lake County Master Gardeners Scholarship: Lake County resident major in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Botany, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Education, Entomology or other similar major that benefits consumer gardening. Must plan to attend a 4 year college/University
Apply online at www.thecpcf.org
Deadline: February 21, 2020
NEW! Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship
The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation was established to provide scholarships toward tuition for qualified high school graduates at selected high schools in Northwest Indiana. Jim and Betty Dye Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors to recognize academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and future potential.
The Foundation believes a better educated population will enhance the quality of life for all its citizens. The goals and ideals of the Foundation will be realized if those who benefited from the Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship program live and work in Northwest Indiana following graduation from college.
Any senior from the participating Indiana high schools in Lake, Newton, Porter, and Jasper Counties who satisfies the following criteria is eligible to apply for a Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship.
Applicants that do not meet the minimum eligibility will not be considered.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Must live and currently attend high school in Lake, Newton, Porter, or Jasper County, Indiana
- Must have a minimum composite 1200 SAT or 25 ACT (tests may be super-scored).
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 (out of 4).
- Must be admitted unconditionally as an undergraduate degree-seeking student to one of the following universities:
- Indiana University Bloomington (IU)
- Indiana University Northwest (IUN)
- Purdue University West Lafayette (PU)
- Purdue University Northwest (PNW)
- Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
- Ball State University Muncie (BSU)
Apply online at http://dyescholarships.org/index.php/application/
Deadline: March 1, 2020
NEW! Indiana Association of School Psychologists Scholarship
The IASP High School Scholarship ($500) is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who has an interest in pursuing a career in the field of psychology.
ELIGIBILITYTo be considered for this scholarship the candidate must:
- Be accepted by a college for enrollment
- Be interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology
- Be in good academic standing
Please return completed application packet to:
Indiana Association of School Psychologists
Attn: Kim Williams
125 W. Market Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone # 317-472-6955
Toll-Free # 866-518-4472
Deadline: March 1, 2020
NEW! International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Scholarship
For complete application guidelines and program requirements please visit scholarships.boilermakers.org
Deadline: March 1, 2020
NEW! Marines Scholarship Program
The foundation is 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 or Navy Corpsmen. In the 2019-20 academic year alone, they awarded over $8.2 million to more than 2,360 students, and will provide a similar level of support in the 2020-21 academic year.
Their scholarships are for students currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, an undergraduate degree or career-focused program. Scholarship awards are need-based, and every eligible applicant receives a scholarship.
The scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year opened on January 1, 2020, and will close on March 3, 2020. For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit mcsf.org/apply.
Deadline: March 3, 2020
NEW! UNCF Stem Scholars Program
To qualify, applicants must: - Be African American - Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States - Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale - Pursued a rigorous course of study in high school in math and science courses, including precalculus - Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university - Show evidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue STEM majors, including biological/life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science/engineering, information sciences, engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical or chemical), mathematics - Complete all of the application essays - Arrange for a letter of recommendation to by submitted via the UNCF application portal - Be enrolled for the first time at a U.S.-located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma while taking college-level courses) in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
Apply online at https://scholarships.uncf.org/Account/LogOn
Deadline: March 19, 2020
NEW! Partners for Clean Air Scholarship
Partners for Clean Air (PCA) is a coalition of Northwest Indiana businesses, industries, local governments and community groups committed to providing overall air quality and public health through voluntary actions. This $2,500 scholarship opportunity allows PCA to give back to the Northwest Indiana community by helping qualified students succeed in postsecondary education goals aligned with clean air and public health.
- Be a senior in Lake, Porter, or LaPorte counties
- Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Be attending an Indiana accredited college, university of trade school in Fall 2020
- Be pursuing a two-year or four-year college degree or two-year trade school certification or degree. Any applicant will be considered provided that the applicant demonstrates how his or her planned field of study supports the goals of PCA.
Deadline: March 2, 2020
NEW! AABE Scholarships
Through the work of various members of the AABE National Scholarship Committee, Chapter Presidents, Regional Directors, local Scholarship Committees and many AABE volunteers nationwide, the AABE Scholarship Program is advertised and applications are solicited from eligible candidates nation-wide. AABE local chapters review the applications received and select local scholarship winners, from which the top ranked candidates are forwarded to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of regional and national awards.
- Unweighted academic average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
- Graduating high school senior who intends to enroll next semester in an accredited college or university
- Pursuing a business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field
- Underrepresented minority (African Americans, Hispanic or Native Americans)
Applications are due to the local Chapter by March 15, 2020.
NEW! Dreamers & DACAs - Various Opportunities
Deadlines: January 30th and February 27th, 2020
NEW! Kiwanis "We Build" Scholarship
Kiwanis is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who has demonstrated community service and leadership skills and plans to attend college. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Students may drop their application off at the Hobart Family YMCA c/o of Sharon Tarry or send it to the address included on the application.
Deadline: April 11, 2020
NEW! Mid-Lake Republican Women's Club Scholarship
The Mid-Lake Republican Women’s Club Scholarship is awarded annually to an individual(s) who are pursuing their first undergraduate college degree that meets our requirements for eligibility, which are:
-Graduating high school senior (class of 2020) and/or a college undergraduate student.
-Must be a legal U.S. citizen that is a resident of Lake County, Indiana
-Must be seeking a degree in one or more of the following fields of study:
· Political Science
· Criminal Justice
· Education (to teach History/Social Studies)
Application attached below.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship
Nancy was a Plymouth (Indiana) High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. She envisioned the breast cancer license plate to be a traveling billboard and reminder about the importance of early detection and prevention of breast cancer. The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust is to increase access to breast cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. To date, IBCAT has funded over $5.5 million in grants supporting our mission.
The scholarship of up to $2,500 for college or post-secondary technical schooling is awarded to an Indiana High School senior(s) whose parent is currently battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer.
Deadline: January 31, 2020 (Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 31, 2020.
Applications must be mailed via USPS.
No faxed, emailed or late submittals will be considered.)
Legacy Foundation Scholarships (Local Opportunities!)
Open to Northwest Indiana students only!!!
Legacy Foundation’s Common Application is NOW OPEN!
Check out our website: www.legacyfdn.org
Click here to apply: https://legacyfdnscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx
- With one application, students can apply to 25+ scholarships. The Legacy Scholarship application asks specifics questions regarding the eligibility for each of our scholarships. The system will automatically determine which scholarships they qualify for.
- Students who started the Lilly application (even if just partially), can import all of their previously entered information into the application. This means completing the Common Application will take much less time!
- Students will be required to upload their first semester Senior transcript
- Students will be required to upload two (2) Letters of Recommendation – these DO NOT have to be addressed specifically to Legacy; they can use letters they have for school, employment, other scholarships, etc.
- We are NO LONGER requiring students have the Recommendation Profiles completed through our online system.
We have a lot of great opportunities this year!
- Webster Cornwell – up to $12,500 renewable ($50,000 total)
- John Anderson Foundation – up to $10,000 renewable ($40,000 total)
- Roger Begnoche –Three (3) $6000 renewable ($24,000 total) for male students studying teaching or nursing
If your student started the Lilly application (even if just partially), they can import all of their previously entered information into the Common Application on the website. This means completing the Common Application will take much less time!
The Common Application deadline is February 1, 2020.
CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships - Class of 2021
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program opens in December for the class of 2021.
Early efforts will get rewarded! Students who've already taken action to build their college list on BigFuture™ and link their College Board and Khan Academy® accounts to practice for the SAT® on Official SAT Practice will automatically earn a scholarship entry when they join the program once it opens.
Getting Juniors Started in December
They should click on the yellow Earn Scholarships button at the top of the homepage.
They should review the official rules on the Opt In screen and click Agree. Then they’re ready to start turning their efforts into scholarships!
The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
1. Build Your College List: $500
2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000
3. Improve Your Score: $2,000
Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score. Learn More
4. Strengthen Your College List: $500
Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, match, and reach schools. Learn More
5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid. Learn More
6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000
Apply to the schools you want to attend. Learn More
Complete Your Journey: $40,000
Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. Learn More
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a graduating, minority high school senior
- Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
- Show leadership potential
- Demonstrate a dedication to community service
- Present evidence of financial need
- Be a United States Citizen
- Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
- Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship
Apply online at www.jackierobinson.org
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship
1. Overall High School Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better;
2. Must be a high school senior;
3. Acceptance into a two-year or four-year college or university;
4. Nominated by high school coach;
5. Participated at the varsity level in athletics for at least one year;
6. Has not accepted a full scholarship award or grant (athletic or academic);
7. Is not the son or daughter of current or former NFL Player.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
2020 EngineerGirl Writing Contest
Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. The topic and detailed instructions for the contest are posted in the fall with a deadline for submissions early the following year. Winners are announced in the spring.
Write a story about someone learning to live on a new world while traveling in space.
These are stories from the spaceship Vestigo.
Its 20-year journey will take a large group of people from Earth to a new home outside our solar system…
Your challenge is to first imagine how these voyagers will learn the skills essential for their survival and then write a story that shows them learning those skills.
Apply online at https://www.engineergirl.org/127907/2020-submission-form
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Deadline: February 10, 2020
2020 Flavorful Futures Scholarship
Applications must meet ALL the following criteria:
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
- Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020.
- Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4 point scale (high school/home schooled seniors).
- Must enroll for Fall 2020 as a freshman or 1st year student in part-time or full-time study at a 2-year, 4-year, college, university, trade or vocational school.
- Must not be a relative or dependent child of an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers.
Apply online at https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/apply/ready/a0D1R00000XXnLxUAL
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Beta Sigma Psi Scholarships (Lutheran Males)
Christian Leadership Award - $1,500 available for confirmed Lutheran males planning to attend Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana University Bloomington, or University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign
Martin Luther Scholarship - $2,000 available for confirmed Lutheran male interested in living up to the ideals of being a Christian Gentleman - can be used at any college or university
Apply online at http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org
Deadline: February 15, 2020
AAUW Calumet Branch Scholarship (For females currently attending PNW or Purdue)
Deadline for applications is March 6, 2020.
A memo from the U.S. Selective Service System and U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Selective Service System and U.S. Department of Education have requested help in communicating a reminder to students in Indiana of the registration requirements under the Military Selective Service Act, 50 U.S.C. 3801-3820. See also https://www.sss.gov/RegistrationInfo/Who-registration and https://www.sss.gov/Home/Resources.
Males are required to register beginning 30 days prior to their 18th birthday and extending 30 days thereafter. Late registration is accepted up to the 26th birthday. Failure to register prior to reaching age 26 may result in unfortunate life consequences, including:
Ineligibility for employment by the federal government, the U.S. Postal Service, and many state and local governments;
Ineligibility to receive federal and, in some cases, state student financial aid;
Ineligibility to receive job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;
Ineligibility for security clearances; and
Delay in citizenship proceedings.
Hobart High School Guidance Office
Mrs. Victoria Hamilton, Seniors A-G firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Peggy Orchard, Seniors H-O email@example.com
Ms. Amanda Hensley, Seniors P-Z firstname.lastname@example.org
FAFSA Completion Event
Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 8-11am
2211 East 10th Street
RSVPs are enabled for this event.