Scholarship List Class of 2021

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Lilly Endowment

Description

In the spring of 1997, the Lilly Endowment Inc. announced a partnership with 90 community foundations around the state to raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase awareness of community foundations’ potential to improve the quality of life of the state’s residents. The partnership is known as the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. It is hoped that this program will encourage many of the state’s most talented students to attend one of Indiana’s fine higher education institutions and after graduation consider pursuing occupations in Indiana. Must be a resident of Allen County, Indiana. Must be recommended through New Haven High School and be in the class of 2021. Receive CORE 40 or higher diploma. Have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher. Applicants will be required to submit a cop of 2019 Income Tax Return or W2 forms (for the applicant and their parent/guardian).

https://cfgfw.org/grants/scholarships/lillyendowmentcommunityscholarship/

The Gates Scholarship

Description

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last dollar college scholarship for outstanding minority, Pell-eligible, high school seniors. Scholars receive funding for the full cost of attendance to earn a bachelor’s degree. Must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American. Minimum GPA requirement of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

https://www.thegatesscholarship.org

Questa Scholars Loan Program

Description

The Questa Loan Program is a forgivable, low-interest loan available for moderate to middle income individuals and families that assists in filling the financial gap for education. Questa Scholars may borrow up to $20,000 for college over four years ($5,000 per year; $2,500 per semester). Questa’s 50% forgiveness is dependent upon completion of the degree as well as continuing to live and work in one of the 11 counties of Northeast Indiana. More information and the application is available online at https://www.questafoundation.org/

Women in Business

Funding is available to undergraduate business students through Questa's Traditional and Contemporary Programs. Both programs allow for students to receive up to $5,000 per academic year to assist in covering their educational expenses.

Army ROTC Scholarship

Description

Cadets can ear a full tuition and fees scholarship. Creighton University gives all ROTC Scholarship cades free room and board. The Army also pays cadets $1,200 per year for books and pays a monthly stipend of $420. If interested in Creighton University email toddfrerichs@creighton.edu, if Creighton University is not where you want to attend the Army has over 1,700 colleges that have an Army ROTC on campus, please visit https://www.goarmy.com/rotc.html for a full list.

Marine ROTC

Description

Full-tutition is provided to NROTC-hosted colleges and universities. Coverage also includes all mandatory fees imposed by the school on full-time undergraduate. Stipends in the amount of $750 a year will be provided per academic year.

Elks National Foundation Scholarship Most Valuable Student

Description

Most Valuable Student Contest (MVS): Application can be found online at www.enf.elks.org/MVS The Elks National Foundation awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. Awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. Awards announced in April 2021. Applicants must pursue a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university. Must be a current senior who is a U.S. citizen. Applicants do not have to be related to a member of Elks, nor do they have to have an affiliation with Fort Wayne Elks Lodge #155. Male and female students compete separately.

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards

Description

The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st, 2020. Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. Apply online at www.enf.elks.org/Leg

IU GROUPS

Description

The Groups Scholars Program was created as a way to increase college attendance among first-generation, underrepresented students at Indiana University. The program provides academic, financial, and social support to help students attain a bachelor's degree at Indiana University.

GROUPS Scholars Program Information Q&A Forum

The link to register is https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_03Chd1y2guiUD77. Complete registration at least 2 days prior to date you plan to attend.


The dates and times of the sessions are:

· October 1, 2020 3:00p.m. Eastern Time Zone

· October 1, 2020 5:00p.m. Eastern Time zone

· October 14, 2020 3:00p.m. Eastern Time Zone

· October 14, 2020 5:00p.m. Eastern Time Zone

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Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

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.

Description

Join the Cox family legacy. Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox had a vision for Indiana University: that it should always serve as an academic haven for Indian's hardest-working residents. Today the Cox Scholars Program exists to bring that vision to life. It's the largest donor-funded scholarship program on the IU Bloomington campus. Six different scholarships currently bear the Cox name. If you're an incoming or currently enrolled IU student who maintains solid academic performance while working a part-time job, you might be eligible for a Cox Scholarship.
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The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Class of 2021 students, complete five of the six actions (Build, Practice, Strengthen, Complete and Apply) and you're eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
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To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be a Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic-American or Native American Indian planning to study in the fields of engineering or computer science.

The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship (APIA)

Description

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 2021. Requirements: Live at or below the poverty level, be the first in their family to attend college, placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Description

Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans, Inc. (INvestEd) is offering participants a chance to win one of five (5) $1,000 cash scholarships. A student must be a legal resident of the State of Indiana who at the time of entry is at least 16 years of age and is either (1) a student enrolled in a Title IV eligible, accredited post-secondary educational institution (2) a high school student who is planning to enroll in a Qualifying Institution within two years from May 31, 2021 or (3) a parent of legal guardian of a student who is either enrolled or planning to enroll in a Qualifying Institution.

Aces Opportunity Grant

Description

The University of Evansville is making their high-quality education accessible to students who display the greatest financial need. Through the Aces Opportunity Grant, qualified freshman entering in the fall of 2021 whose families earn less than $50,000 will pay no tuition out of pocket. Eligible Indiana students who submit a UE application for admission will automatically be considered for this grant.

George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

Description

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all US Citizen and Legal Resident students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2017-18 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.


To participate, students must submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Each student’s essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation.


The contest is conducted in three phases: the local chapter, state-level society, and national phases. The contest must be entered through an SAR chapter near the student’s residence. In some cases, the contest may be entered at the state level (if the local society does not have chapters or the chapters are not participating) and a contact-at-large should be used to find out more contest details. The list of contest contacts listed below can provide you with assistance in entering the Knight Essay Contest. Only one entry per student is permitted per contest year.

Free Speech Essay Contest

Description

Open to juniors and seniors in the U.S. high schools, students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words. The prompt is "in a persuasive letter or essay, convince your peers that free speech is a better idea than censorship." Students are encouraged to draw from current events, historical examples, or other resources.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Description

The Coca-Cola Foundation believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in service to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities.

Horatio Alger Association

Description

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

ARCHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

Description

McDonald's and its independent franchisees are committed to helping employees further their education and achieve their dreams. To be eligible you must be employed by McDonalds's for at least 90 cumulative days, work an average of 15 hours per week or more, and have a performance rating of "significant performance" or better, maintained throughout the course/program.
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BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship

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For the third consecutive year, we have designated ONE $2,000 High School Student of Integrity Scholarship exclusively for Northern Indiana students who are employed by; have a family member employed by; or have a mentor employed by a BBB Accredited Business!


• The scholarship will be presented to a high school senior enrolling in college OR post- secondary trade school/program.


These recipients will have distinguished themselves as role models of integrity and ethical behavior in their school and their community. To qualify, each student nominee must:


• Be a U.S. citizen.

• Reside in and attend a high school located in one of these 23 counties: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Porter, St. Joseph, Steuben, Wabash, Wells or Whitley.

• Be a senior planning to attend a college or trade school in Fall 2021.

• Be employed by; have a family member employed by; OR have a mentor employed by a BBB

Accredited Business.

Charly Butcher Scholarship

Description

For the third consecutive year, we are proud to partner with the Charly Butcher Scholarship Fund, Inc. to present a $2,000 Student of Integrity Scholarship exclusively to a high school senior planning to pursue a college/university degree in communications (Charly’s profession) or education (Mrs. Butcher’s profession). This recipient will have distinguished herself/himself as a role model of integrity and ethical behavior in her/his school and community.


To qualify, your school’s student nominee must:


  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Reside in and attend a high school located in one of these 10 counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells or Whitley.
  • Be a senior planning to study communications or education at a college or university in Fall 2021.

Charitable & Educational Foundation

Description

BBB’s Charitable & Educational Foundation is proud to present a $2,000 Student of Integrity Scholarship exclusively to a high school senior planning to pursue a college/university or trade school in fall 2021. This recipient will have distinguished herself/himself as a role model of integrity and ethical behavior in her/his school and community.


To qualify, your school’s student nominee must:

• Be a U.S. citizen.

• Reside in and attend a high school located in one of BBB’s 23 counties: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, Dekalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Porter, Steuben, St. Joseph, Wabash, Wells, Whitley

• Be a senior planning to attend a college, university or trade school in fall 2021.

James C. Sansberry State-Based Merit Scholarship

Description

The James C. Sansberry academic scholarship is a merit scholarship awarded on the basis of academic achievement, individual character, and demonstrated leadership potential. This scholarship is for young men and women from the state of Indiana who wish to pursue their college education at VMI.


Scholarships are awarded in various financial amounts depending on the competitiveness of the candidate’s academic and extracurricular qualifications. Scholarships are renewable each year for four years subject to satisfactory academic and military performance by the cadet. Scholars are expected to maintain high academic and personal standards while striving to attain leadership positions in the Corps of Cadets.


The James C. Sansberry fund was established at VMI by the late Thelma C. Sansberry in honor of her late husband, a 1916 graduate of the Institute.

Gongaware Scholarship

Description

Since 1999, The Gongaware Center for Insurance and Financial Services has provided access to top internship and placement while preparing scholars to become successful leaders in the insurance and financial services industries. Students will take part in a four-year career and professional development leadership program while being awarded a scholarship of $9,000 per year and $3,000 in a professional development account (may be used for study abroad and/or other leadership purposes).


Eligible students must meet at least two of the three following qualifications:

  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Achieve a ranking in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class
  • 1140 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) or score a 23 on the ACT


*In order for students to apply for scholarships, they must first be accepted to Indiana State University by December 1, 2020

Beacon Credit Union Scholarship

Description

Beacon Credit Union has announced that eight (8) $1,000 student scholarships will be awarded to Beacon Credit Union members entering their freshman year of college. In order to be eligible for this scholarship opportunity the applicant must be a member of Beacon Credit Union by the date of submission.


Submission requirements included:

  • Application
  • Current Transcript
  • Completion of Essay Question



Essay question: type or print neatly a 200-300 word essay on the following topic; Credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions whose purpose is to serve its members. How can Beacon Credit Union better appeal to and serve its Gen Z members?

The PB&J Scholarship

Description

The PB&J Scholarships is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.


Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:


  • Medical issues
  • Peer issues:bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
  • Family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.



When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply.

Knights of Pythias- Grand Domain of Indiana Educational Assistance Program

Description

Requirements:


  1. Must be a senior in any high school and a resident of Indiana
  2. Must have a gpa of 3.0 or higher
  3. Applicant must be registered in an accredited college or university for Fall 2021



Award:


  1. An award of $1,000 for college expenses will be distributed directly to the college or university.
  2. All winners will be notified by the chairman by May 1,2021

Burger King Scholarship

Descritption

High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners In the U.S.,can apply to receive $1,000 to $50,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year!


High School Seniors must have:


  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be active in their school, community and/or have work experience

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Description

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is sponsoring the annual scholarship contest again this year.


To be eligible for this scholarship:

  1. Applicants must be graduating seniors who have all basic credits for college, vocational or technical school entrance
  2. Applicants must be the child or legal ward of a Paulding Putnam Cooperative permanent residential member receiving service for the duration of the 2021-2022 academic year.
  3. Must be receiving service at the time of the competition
  4. Applicants in both divisions must have a current 3.5 gpa on a 4.0 system
  5. Applications can be handwritten or typed and need to be returned to Paulding Putnam Electice Cooperative's office located at 401 McDonald Pike in Paulding Ohio.

Glyn R. Gleason Memorial Scholarship Program

Description

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Club, Inc. (MLK Club) was founded in 1985 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was formed to keep the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive and to help promote education literacy and cultural diversity in the community. The Glyn R. Gleason Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Gleason. Local high school seniors and first year college students are encouraged to apply. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded on a one-time basis. Winners will be selected December 2020. Students must meet the follow criteria to apply:



  1. Must be pursuing a post-high school education at a technical school, 2 year or 4-year college/university
  2. Must demonstrate scholastic potential and provide an official school/college transcript
  3. Must have participated in community service and/or school activities (sports, clubs, etc.)
  4. Must provide on letter of recommendation (can be from a teacher, counselor, pastor, etc.)
  5. Must provide a typed (double spaced) essay (limit of 2 pages)
  6. Must agree to attend and read your essay at the 36th Annual Dr. King Unity Day Program
  7. Must agree to an interview with the MLK Club, Inc. if requested


Essay Topics:

- What are you career plans?

- What does MLK's dream mean to you?

- How has the Civil Rights movement affected you today?

- What will you do to keep the dream alive

- What will you do to give back to the community

Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship

Description

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, in collaboration with the Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum, is seeking applicants for the 2021 Fort Wayne International Airport Aviation Scholarship. Each spring Airport Authority staff selects area high school students who have either been accepted into a four-year college or university, or Ivy Tech Community College’s Air Frame and Power Plant Program or Flight Certificate Program to receive the Fort Wayne International Airport Scholarship.


The scholarship criteria are as follows:


  1. Students must be in their senior year of high school
  2. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0
  3. Students must be accepted at an accredited 4-year university, or IVY Tech's Aviation Maintenance Technology program
  4. Students must be pursuing a program in the aviation field



Students must complete the attached application that may be copied as needed, along with the additional required information listed on the application. Applications must be mailed/postmarked, or sent electronically, by Friday, February 26, 2021 to the attention of Katie Robinson, Marketing Specialist. Questions can be directed to Katie Robinson directly at 260-446-3422 or krobinson@fwairport.com.

Lawrence A. Ackerman Scholarship Fort Wayne Zoological Society

Description

The Lawrence A. Ackerman Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior based on the applicant's character, commitment to the stewardship of animals, financial need, scholastic achievement, and promise. Graduating high school seniors in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties in Indiana are eligible to apply. A one-time $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student each year.


To Apply:


  • See Mr. Patterson for the application
  • Submit an official transcript of your high school grades
  • Two letters of recommendation by current or former employers, supervisors, teachers, coaches, or mentors
  • Submit a one page essay. Consider: (1) your proposed course of study related to the stewardship of animals, (2) your career objectives and how this scholarship would help you attain them, and (3) how your achievements, studies, and activities have influenced you.



Finalists will be invited to meet with the Scholarship Committee for an in-person interview on a specified date.

Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals

Description

The Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals, Inc. {IAEOP) will present one (1) $1,000 scholarship yearly to an Indiana graduating senior. This scholarship is designed to assist a business or off ice-related career or vocation student who wishes to continue his/her education. Criteria for selection is based on: Scholastic 20%; Financial Need 20%; Letters of Recommendations 10%; Application and Essay 30%, Activities/School/Extracurricular 20% = 100%.



Applicant Eligibility


  1. Applicant must intend to continue his/her education in any business or office related field, preferably in education
  2. Applicant must have completed two or more business education courses
  3. The applicant shall be enrolled/expect to enroll as a full-time student in an institution of higher education (two or four year colleges/universities, vocational/technical school).
  4. The applicant must maintain at least a 2.8/4.0 GPA.
  5. Applicant shall be responsible for the competition and return of all required support materials to the sponsoring affiliate association.

Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship Fund

Description

The Indiana Sheriffs Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing of funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field. All applicants must be an Indiana Resident, committed to pursuing an education and career in law enforcement field at an Indiana college or university, must be a current member of the association, or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member, enroll as a full-time student.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Essay Competition

Descripton

For over 50 years the Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter has given monetary awards to support youth and young adults in the African American community. It is the aim of the sorority that the monetary prize of an amount up to $500 be made available to minority students, male or female, who have demonstrated academic promise, community involvement, financial need, and are planning to pursue education beyond high school at an accredited institution of higher education. The monetary prize is intended for students in and/or from the Fort Wayne area only. Please note that students that are immediate family members (first and second generation) of financial and non-financial members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority are not eligible to apply.

AG Plus Scholarship

Description

Available to any local student pursuing a career in agriculture or landscape. The scholarship program annually awards a $1,000 scholarship to students enrolled in any two or four year college in an agriculture curriculum. Four scholarships will be offered this year. The scholarship program is available to any student meeting the following criteria:


  1. The student must major in an agricultural field that includes forage, turf or landscape related programs
  2. Scholarships will be available to any high school senior or college student in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of studies as of the fall semester 2021
  3. The student must demonstrate both leadership abilities and academic performance
  4. The student must live in the AG Plus trade are

Indiana APWA Scholarship

Description

The Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association would like to offer an opportunity to Indiana high school seniors to receive our 2021 annual scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who would pursue a degree program in a public works related field. Such fields would include Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Park and Recreation, Municipal Planning, Public Administration Public Works/Municipal Operations and Fleet management among others. The degree may be through a university or technical school course of study. The scholarship awards $1000.00 annually for 4 years provided that the student demonstrates continued progress toward a public works field degree. A paid annual membership to the American Public Works Association is included in the award. Interested high school seniors should complete the attached application. For additional information please go to our website at http://indiana.apwa.net/PageDetails/25193

Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Association Scholarship

Description

Any descendant of a Fort Wayne Central High School attendee/graduate can apply. The graduate of Fort Wayne Central High School has to be a member of the Alumni Association, if no surviving relative is available a relative may join as an Associate Member at the same cost. Descendant must be attending their first or second year of an accredited higher education school, college, university, trade school, vocational school or apprenticeship program in the United States.

The Dr. Patty Martone Education Scholarship

Description

Any descendant of a Fort Wayne Central High School attendee/graduate can apply. The graduate of Fort Wayne Central High School has to be a member of the Alumni Association, if no surviving relative is available a relative may join as an Associate Member at the same cost. The applicant must be a junior level Education major or Postgraduate Education major registered in an acrredited college or university in the United States.

Frontline Families Scholarship

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Open to high school students who have a parent or guardian who have been on the frontline this past year. Frontline workers are food delivery and supply chain workers, paramedics, EMT/EMS, firefighters, police, teachers, nurses, doctors and those serving in our military.

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ScholarTrack is Indiana’s one-stop shop for state financial aid. To access ScholarTrack, you must first create an account.
Creating A ScholarTrack Account

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the form that determines your financial aid from the government and most colleges. The form collects personal and financial information from students and parents, and applies a formula to determine your Expected Family Contribution, or EFC.
How to Fill Out the FAFSA

FastWeb

Description

FastWeb is the leading online resource for finding scholarships to help pay for school, developed by Monster. FastWeb has the ability to match students with scholarships based on their strengths, interests, and skills. www.fastweb.com

Description

The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), formerly the Career College Foundation, was established in 1982 as the research, scholarship and training provider for the nation's career colleges.
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