Scholarship Newsletter

November 1-15

From the Guidance Office at Hobart High School

This scholarship newsletter contains information compiled by the Guidance 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.

NEW! Gongaware Scholarship (Indiana State University)

2019-2020 Gongaware Scholarship Information:


The Gongaware Scholarship is for students planning to major in financial services or insurance and risk management.


  • Full in-state tuition
  • Additional $3,000 professional development account to be utilized over the four years
  • Up to four awards available
  • Renewable for up to three additional years
  • Open to Indiana and out-of-state residents
  • Not open to international, online-only, or returning ISU students
  • Admission deadline: December 1
  • Requirements (listed below) must be satisfied by December 1.
  • To be awarded this scholarship, students must be entering ISU fall semester.


To be eligible to apply, students must be admitted as an incoming freshmen to Indiana State University. Qualified students must possess two of the following three criteria:

  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • An 1140 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) or 23 ACT
  • Ranking in the top 15% of their senior class


Apply online at www.indstate.edu/gongaware


Deadline: December 15, 2019

NEW! 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.

The 2020 Writing Contest is now open!

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

NEW! 2020 Flavorful Futures Scholarship

The Sparkling Ice® Flavorful Futures Scholarship Program awards 5 scholarships of $5000 each. Eligible applicants who complete the online application process will be evaluated based on academic achievement and the creativity of their application, which should showcase what makes them who they are and how they want to contribute their gifts through education. We receive a large number of applications and recommend you begin the application process early.


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

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Since 2007, nearly 14,000 students have received an Award for AiC.

https://www.aspirations.org/user/register


Deadline: November 5, 2019

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Are you a middle level or high school student making a difference through volunteering? Apply today for national recognition, a scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.!

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

Applications are now open for 2020 awards. Here's how it works:

  • By November 5, 2019, students must submit their completed applications, and signed student/parent agreements, to a certifier. (Certifiers can be school principals or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or a Points of Light Global Network member.)
  • By November 15, 2019, certifiers select and certify top applicants for state level judging.
  • On February 4, 2020, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards announces state-level winners for 2020.

Apply online https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fspirit

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program

Awards:


  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.

  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.


  • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2020 500 national winners in late April 2020. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.


Apply online at https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fElksMVS


Deadline: November 5, 2019

Cooke College Scholarship Program

Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides one of the largest scholarships in the country for high-achieving students with financial need.

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.

The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.

Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

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.

The application for this scholarship will open September 1. Students must apply through ScholarTrack, so they will need to create a full student account before they can access the application. More information is available on the Commission website.

If you have any questions, please email nextteacher@che.in.gov.

Deadline: November 30, 2019

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that the 2020-2021 application is now live. The program allows students to self-nominate, with no limitations to the number of applicants from each school who can apply to receive a one-time scholarship of $2,500.

Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. Eligibility will be determined by zip code in the online application
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need


Apply online at https://apply.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/information.php

Deadline: December 6, 2019

Burger King Scholars Program

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

BURGER KING® General Track - Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.
Note: Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and dependent children of employees who meet eligibility requirements for the General and Employee-Based Track will be considered for an award in both tracks, but if selected, will receive only one award.

Applicants must-

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico


Apply online at https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/information.php


Deadline: December 15, 2019

Horizon Bank Minority Scholarship Application

Horizon Bank is excited to offer the Minority Scholarship Program. This scholarship is designed to encourage minorities to pursue a higher education while assisting to fund such an endeavor. Five non-renewable scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 each. Applicants must live in Lake, LaPorte or Porter counties and have a 2.5 GPA or higher.


Along with the UL General Scholarship Application, please submit 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. Additionally, please submit a transcript and a one-page resume, along with 2 brief letters of recommendation.


Deadline: December 16, 2019

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Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program, the applicant must:

  • Be entering college in the Fall of 2020 as a Freshman at an accredited four-year institution for an undergraduate degree;

  • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0;

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win);

  • Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.

Deadline: January 3, 2020

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarships

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.


Apply online at http://bit.ly/2nLMfec


Deadline: January 3, 2020

Ron Brown Scholarship

African American high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholarship by either the early deadline of November 1, 2019, or the regular deadline of January 9, 2020. Named for the late secretary of commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, the Ron Brown Scholar Program offers a $40,000 scholarship to up to 30 African American high school seniors each year based on academic excellence and commitment to public service. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered intensive mentorship, service opportunities, leadership experiences, and extensive professional development throughout all stages of their careers.

Applications must be mailed to the Ron Brown Scholar Program office with a postmark dated no later than January 9, 2020. For more information about the Ron Brown Scholarship, please visit their website.

2020 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Contest Topic

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.

To learn more about political courage, visit Contest Information and FAQs.

All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

Recognition and Awards

First-place: $10,000 Second-place: $3,000 Five Finalists: $1,000 each Eight Semi-finalists: $100 each

Contest Deadline

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest opens for submissions on September 1, 2019. The contest deadline is January 17, 2020.

APIA Scholarship

The APIA Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander American students who'll be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the fall of 2020. This year's application opened on September 4, 2019, and closes on January 22, 2020. Learn more about the application process and minimum eligibility criteria.

CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships - Class of 2020

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

    Get started by exploring colleges you're interested in. Learn More


  2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000

    Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day. Learn More


  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


  7. Complete Your Journey: $40,000

    Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. Learn More


Hobart High School Guidance Office

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

Mrs. Victoria Hamilton, Seniors A-F vbarnes@hobart.k12.in.us

Mrs. Peggy Orchard, Seniors G-M porchard@hobart.k12.in.us

Ms. Amanda Hensley, Seniors N-Z ahensley@hobart.k12.in.us

FAFSA Completion Event

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 8am-6:30pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

On Thursday, November 7th, we will host a FAFSA Completion Event where someone from InvestEd will be here to help you and your parent file your FAFSA. Visit Learning Center 1111 between 8-11 am or Room 1316 between 4-6:30 pm to get one-on-one help!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.