Scholarships & Financial Aid

November 5th - 19th

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.

NEW! 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! 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.

NEW! Indiana State University Gongaware Scholarship

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

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


Scholarship Information:

  • $9,000 per year
  • 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
  • Admission deadline: December 1
  • Requirements (listed below) must be satisfied by December 1.
  • Scholarship application must be submitted by December 15.
  • To be awarded this scholarship, students must be entering ISU fall semester.


Ask your counselor or Mrs. Adams to nominate you by Friday, November 12th!

NEW! 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

NEW! 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

NEW! 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

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Program

The 2022 application is open. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.


Eligibility:
  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.


The 2022 application deadline is November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time


Awards:

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2022 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 500 national winners in late April, 2022. (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 traditionally* 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 by November 15, 2021.

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. In addition to the monetary award, students join a thriving network of nearly 3,000 Cooke Scholars.


Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2022.
  • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022.
  • GPA – Earn a minimum, cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Financial Need – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with a maximum annual gross income of $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new College Scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000. During the selection process, the Foundation will conduct a full financial review which will take into account all income and assets of the student and the student’s parents.


Selection Criteria

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reviews each College Scholarship Program application individually with the assistance of a committee of educational professionals from across the nation. The criteria used in the selection process are:

  • Academic ability and achievement: Maintains a strong academic record and receives outstanding recommendations from teachers, shows a desire to be challenged, and demonstrates enthusiasm for learning. Eligible applicants must have a minimum, cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5.
  • Leadership: Motivates others, takes initiative, and contributes positively to the community.
  • Persistence: Exhibits determination when faced with obstacles, goal-oriented, and confronts challenges with an ability to adapt to change.
  • Unmet financial need: We consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.

Apply online at https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/how-to-apply/


Deadline: November 18, 2021

Burger King Scholars Program

Who is eligible to apply? All Company and participating Franchise restaurant, corporate and field employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and dependent children of employees are eligible. All high school seniors, regardless of whether or not they or their parent/guardian is employed at BURGER KING®, are also eligible to apply. Click here for specific eligibility criteria.


Q. What are the details of the award?

  • BURGER KING℠ Scholars awards are awarded each year.
  • The number of awards will be determined by the funds available and the number of applicants.
  • Most scholarships are non-renewable awards of up to $1,000. Awards cannot exceed educational costs.
  • The scholarships can be applied to tuition, fees or books required for course load at accredited, two- or four-year colleges/universities in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico (Note: Employees and employees' spouses or domestic partners may use awards to take enrichment courses at accredited institutions).
  • A student may transfer from one institution to another within their award year and retain the award provided the institution and their enrollment fulfill eligibility criteria.


Q. Is there a deadline date for submitting applications? Yes, the application period is from October 15, 2021, through December 15, 2021. However, application submissions will be capped at 50,000. If the cap is reached prior to the deadline, the application will no longer be available. After submission and the deadline date, students will continue to have access to their portal to view their submission, receive status updates and update profile information, but no changes or additions can be made to the application.


Q. What are the selection criteria?

  • Academic achievements
  • Participation in school and community activities
  • Length of employment (enrichment awards only)
  • Work experience (James W. McLamore "WHOPPER" and H.E.R. Scholarships only)
  • Financial information (James W. McLamore "WHOPPER" and King, Regional, and H.E.R. Scholarships only)


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


Deadline: December 15, 2021

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.

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

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

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.


Strengthen Your College List
Open Through October
Students who update their lists on BigFuture™ to include at least one safety, two match, and three reach 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

FAFSA Completion Event

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 2-7pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Register online here.

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.