Scholarships & Financial Aid

August 27th - September 10th

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! Gates Scholarship


The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

To learn more watch this video.


Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.


To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.


An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

Apply online at

Deadline: September 15, 2021

NEW! Questbridge National College Match

The 2021 National College Match application is now open! Apply by September 28 >>

The National College Match

Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college. Watch our video to learn more:

Why apply through QuestBridge? The National College Match application gives you extra space to tell your unique story as a student who has excelled academically despite financial hardship. Our college partners are actively seeking students like you. If admitted to a college partner through the Match or QuestBridge Regular Decision, you will join a supportive community of thousands of other QuestBridge Scholars currently attending our college partners.

Attend a Top College for Free

The Match Scholarship

Match Scholarship Recipients are granted early admission to one of QuestBridge's college partners with a full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000. Our college partners use a combination of their own funds as well as state and federal aid to fund the scholarship. Please view each college partner's Financial Aid section for further details and see a glossary of financial aid terms.

The Match Scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the college that covers the cost of attendance, including:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Travel expenses

All Match Scholarship packages:

  • Have NO parental contribution
  • Have NO student loans
  • May contain a student contribution in the form of Federal work-study, summer work, or student savings

Admission through the National College Match

Last year, over 1,400 Finalists were matched (admitted early with a Match Scholarship). Finalists who do not match can apply through QuestBridge Regular Decision to be considered for admission and generous financial aid. Approximately 2,000 Finalists were admitted through QuestBridge Regular Decision last year.

To date, over 30,000 Finalists have been admitted to a college partner through QuestBridge, including over 8,500 who were admitted with full four-year scholarships. Finalists who attend our college partners are supported in their college years and beyond through on-campus chapters and nationwide opportunities offered through the QuestBridge Scholars Network and QuestBridge Alumni Association.

Apply online at

Deadline: September 28, 2021

NEW! Heisman High School Scholarship


  • Have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.

  • Participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association. The full list of qualified athletic events in alphabetical order includes:

    Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Biathlon, BMX Racing (or Freestyle), Bobsleigh, Boccia, Bowling, Boxing, Breaking, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Futsal, Goalball, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Mountain Bike, Nordic Combined, Powerlifting, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Skeleton, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Sports Climbing, Surfing, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

  • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.

  • All students will be recognized who apply; however; only one male and one female will be chosen to move on and receive scholarship money in Indiana.

Apply online at

Deadline: October 19, 2021

NEW! Louie's Tux Shop Model Search

Louie's Tux Shop will be awarding (2) college scholarships in conjunction with our 8th annual statewide Model Search. We will be bringing together a 100% local cast to participate in our annual photo shoot in October and two students will be named "Top Model" and will receive a $1,000.00 college scholarship. A total of 20 students will be participating and all will be featured in our next prom magazine to be published in the spring.

Ten students will be chosen by their peers during the online voting period in September and October. These students will receive automatic entries to the photo shoot. Another ten students will receive special invitations from Louie's Tux Shop and Act ll Modeling Agency to round out the cast with all students having an equal chance at winning the scholarships.


  • Entries can be made until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, 2021
  • You must be enrolled in high school when voting begins
  • You must live in Indiana or a county that directly borders Indiana.
  • Images must meet quality standards. We hold the right to reject any image.
  • Images taken with mobile devices are usually not accepted
  • Image should not have any watermarks or text
  • Professional images are recommended - Avoid Selfies - No Modified Images or Filters
  • Placeholder size is 315 x 430 pixels and image size cannot exceed 1MB
  • Only individual entering Model Search may be in the photo - No couples/groups
  • We are not responsible for the editing of any submissions.
  • Non tasteful, inappropriate, filtered or silly submissions will not be posted. Don't bother.
  • There are no height requirements, we only ask to ensure good parings at the photo shoot.

Register online at

Deadline: October 10, 2021

NEW! CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships - Class of 2022

Practice for the SAT

Open Through October
Students who use Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy® and begin personalized practice are eligible for this scholarship. Ensure your students:

•Create a Khan Academy account on and link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts.

•Click the prompt to agree to send their scores from the College Board to Khan Academy to successfully link accounts.

•Complete at least one Timed Mini Section (if they have a PSAT/NMSQT® or SAT score) or one Diagnostic Quiz (if they don't yet have a score) on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to be eligible for a $500 scholarship.

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

Mrs. Victoria Hamilton, Last Names A-E

Mrs. Peggy Orchard, Last Names F-J

Ms. Shelby Clindaniel, Last Names K-Q

Mrs. Amanda Hensley, Last Names R-Z

Financial Aid Night

Monday, Oct. 18th, 6pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

This is a presentation for seniors and their parents providing an overview of the financial aid process, highlighting key areas of the FAFSA, discussing filing deadlines and common errors.

Urban League Scholarship Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 9am-1pm

530 West 61st Avenue

Merrillville, IN

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.