Scholarship Newsletter

November 29 - December 13

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! Legacy Foundation Scholarships (Local Opportunities!)

Open to Northwest Indiana students only!!!

Legacy Foundation’s Common Application is NOW OPEN!

Check out our website:

Click here to apply:

  • 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.

NEW! CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships - Class of 2021

  1. 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


    Students should join the program by signing in with their existing College Board account (same one they used for the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT®) or they can create an account if they don’t have one.


    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 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

    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

    Complete Your Journey: $40,000

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

BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship

The Better Business Bureau will offer one $2,000 scholarship to a student who has distinguished herself/himself as a role model of integrity and ethical behavior in his/her school and community. This scholarship is only open to students located in Northern Indiana counties. The value of each application component is: Essay - 60%, Letters (2) - 10%, Leadership - 15%, and Community Involvement - 15%.

Please submit applications to the HHS Guidance Department no later than Friday, December 6th, 2019. We will choose one applicant to nominate for the BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship. Copies of the scholarship are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline: December 6, 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

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

Deadline: December 15, 2019

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

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


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


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

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.

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

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.

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

Deadline: February 1, 2020

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

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Hobart High School Guidance Office

Mrs. Danielle Adams, Director of Guidance

Mrs. Victoria Hamilton, Seniors A-F

Mrs. Peggy Orchard, Seniors G-M

Ms. Amanda Hensley, Seniors N-Z

FAFSA Completion Event

Tuesday, Feb. 11th 2020 at 8-11am

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

On Tuesday, February 11th, 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.