Scholarship Newsletter

February 22-March 8

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!

NEW! Hobart High School Alumni Association Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is available to graduating seniors planning to continue their education through an accredited apprenticeship program, trade school, college, or university of their choice. There is no GPA or SAT requirement. ALL seniors are eligible for this award. **Students must have a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor, coach or administrator.**

Deadline: March 31, 2019 (Applications may be turned in to the HHS Guidance Office on Monday, April 1st)


Regional Federal Credit Union Next Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to all students in our community that will be attending a university, college or trade school in the fall of 2019. REGIONAL offers a $500 Next Generation Scholarships that the winner can use for any purpose necessary. To be considered, interested students must complete an application and submit a 250-word essay using the prompt of "Why Saving Money is Important."

All applications and essays must be received by March 14, 2019.

St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

This scholarship is open to seniors with a 3.0 GPA and higher pursuing higher education in any St. Mary Medical Center related medical field. Applications are available at or in the HHS Guidance Office.

Deadline: March 28, 2019 by 4:00 pm to the St. Mary Medical Center Gift Shop

Hobart Kiwanis Scholarship

Kiwanis is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who has demonstrated community service and leadership skills and plans to attend college. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Students may drop their application off at the Hobart Family YMCA c/o of Sharon Tarry or send it to the address included on the application.

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Construction Advancement Foundation Scholarship

The Construction Advancement Foundation is delighted to invest in the future of the construction industry by awarding scholarships to Northwest Indiana students who are pursuing a career in construction management, engineering, or a related field within construction. The scholarships for undergraduates are $2,500 per year and can be renewed for up to four years for a maximum of $10,000.


  • Recipients must be Indiana residents of Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper, or Starke Counties

  • Recipients must be pursuing a career in construction or related field (Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Project Management, etc.)

  • High school GPA > 3.0

  • Pass an annual hair follicle drug test

  • Evaluation of applicants participation in extra curricular activities in school and/or community

  • Recipient must be U.S. Citizen

  • Full or part-time students are eligible. Part-time students will be funded on a proportional basis

  • No restriction as to school the student attends (applications from students attending online schools are discouraged from applying)


Scholarship funds are restricted to tuition, fees, books, and room and board only. Payments will be made to student with submission of receipts, or directly to the school upon receipt of an invoice.


  • Completed application form

  • Letters of Recommendation from 3 people (teacher, employer, coach, scout leader, church leader, etc.)

  • Copy of SAT/ACT scores

  • Proof of acceptance / enrollment in college / university

  • Declaration of major field

  • An essay on “Why I am interested in a career in the Construction Industry" (300 words)

Applications are available at or in the HHS Guidance Office.

Deadline: March 29, 2019 (Applications should be mailed to the Construction Advancement Foundation)

Urban League of Northwest Indiana Scholarships

See attached flyer for more information.

Apply online at

Deadline: March 20, 2019

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Applicants to the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Current high school seniors with a cumulative 3.5 or above GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 3.0 or above GPA.
  • Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be willing to consider a paid internship with Lockheed Martin following freshman, sophomore or junior year of college, other circumstances notwithstanding. (Note: The internship is not required to receive a scholarship.)

Provided there are qualified applicants, an effort will be made to give preference to applicants who:

  • Are attending or plan to attend a Lockheed Martin partner institution
  • Have taken Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes in high school.
  • Have demonstrated leadership capabilities (evidenced by volunteerism, mentoring younger students, STEM-focused extracurricular activities, work experience)
  • Have a compelling personal story and/or family circumstances (i.e. military family).
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Apply online at

Deadline: March 12, 2019

BP Global STEM Academies Scholarship

BP and AFS have partnered to develop the BP Global STEM Academies and BP has provided funding for 100 full scholarships. Why? Global competencies and STEM education are critical for student success in today’s global economy. The goal of these scholarships is to provide this study abroad opportunity to students from diverse backgrounds and in need of financial support.

For the 2019 BP Global STEM Academies, AFS is identifying and selecting scholarship recipients from Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Mexico, South Africa and the USA. If you are from one of the above countries and meet the eligibility criteria below, click on the “Apply now” button to start your application!

  • Must be born between December 1, 2001 and June 1, 2004
  • The ability to participate fully in a classroom and program conducted entirely in English
  • Demonstrated interest in STEM, study abroad and interacting with different cultures
  • Willingness to attend all three Academy destinations – Brazil, Egypt, or the USA
  • Ability and willingness to travel unaccompanied abroad

Talented young people from all backgrounds who reflect the diversity of populations around the world, particularly young women and students with financial need, are encouraged to apply!

Apply online at

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Mid-Lake Republican Women's Club Scholarship

Application Guidelines:

The Mid-Lake Republican Women’s Club Scholarship is awarded annually to an individual(s) who are pursuing their first undergraduate college degree that meets our requirements for eligibility, which are:

-Graduating high school senior (class of 2019) and/or a college undergraduate student.

-Must be a legal U.S. citizen that is a resident of Lake County, Indiana

-Must be seeking a degree in one or more of the following fields of study:

* Political Science

* Criminal Justice

* Education (to teach History/Social Studies)

* Pre-Law

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

The scholarship fund was established for the benefit of the members of the association and qualified individuals. The general qualifications for applicants are: to be an active affiliate or associate member of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association or a dependent child or grandchild of an active affiliate or associate member of the association, be an Indiana resident, attend an Indiana College or University, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

Application is attached below.

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship

This $1500 per year scholarship is available to students in Lake, Newton, Porter and Jasper Counties. Students must have a 3.25 GPA and a 1200 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT. This scholarship is for students planning to attend IUB, IUN, Purdue, PNW, IUPUI or Ball State.

Each app is evaluated on academic, extracurricular, potential, and personal attributes. 21st Century Scholarship recipients are ineligible to receive the Dye Scholarship.

Deadline: March 1, 2019

2019 High School Poster/Visual Arts Contest

The contest entitled "Go Green, Help Save the World" is open to any student in grades 9-12. See attachments for details. First prize is $1,000!

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Indiana Farm Bureau Scholarships

Check out for information on Indiana Farm Bureau scholarships and the attachment below for the Lake County Farm Bureau scholarship application.

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Indiana Association of School Psychologists Scholarship

The Indiana Association of School Psychologists (IASP) is proud to support the next generation of our profession. Each year, IASP awards a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior in an Indiana High School, who has an interest in psychology or a related field. The application for the High School Scholarship must be postmarked by March 1st. Details and application forms may be found on the IASP website at under the Scholarships tab.

Deadline: March 1, 2019

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Diane Lewis Scholarship Award

Two $500 scholarships are available for students from Lake County planning to major in education. Scholarship is in memory of Diane Lewis.


1. Only students currently enrolled in an accredited high school are eligible to enter (Lake County, Indiana Residents Only)and must major in the field of education.

2. All submissions become property of Sons Of David to use, reproduce, or distribute as it sees fit in its sole discretion, although authorship will be acknowledged.

3. By submitting an entry, the contestant warrants that the work is original and does not violate the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. In addition, by submitting an entry, the contestant grants permission to Sons Of David to use her or his name for publicity purposes, including, but not limited to, announcing the results of the contest.

4. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word and may not exceed 1000 words in length (excluding references). English is the official language of the contest and only entries in English will be reviewed. The title page should be separate from the rest of the submission and the author’s name and identifying information should be set forth only on the title page. To ensure blind review, identifying information must not appear in the body of the submission itself.

5. References should follow the guidelines of the author-date system.

6. To be considered, entries must be received by March 31, 2019.

Entries should be e-mailed Only to Place “Breast Cancer Awareness Essay Contest” in the subject line.

Note: If and when more than 10 entries are submitted, Sons Of David reserves the right to stop accepting entries. An announcement will be made on the Sons Of David website when the 10th essay is received. Review of more than 10 essays is beyond the resources of our staff and volunteer reviewers.

UNCF Stem Scholars Program 2019


To qualify, applicants must:
  • - Be African American
  • - Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States
  • - Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale
  • - Pursued a rigorous course of study in high school in math and science courses, including pre-calculus
  • - Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university
  • - Show evidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue STEM majors, including biological/life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science/engineering, information sciences, engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical or chemical), mathematics
  • - Complete all of the application essays
  • - Arrange for a letter of recommendation to by submitted via the UNCF application portal
  • - Be enrolled for the first time at a U.S.-located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma while taking college-level courses) in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student

Apply online at

Deadline: March 3, 2019

Polish Heritage Association of Michigan City Scholarship

The Polish Heritage Association of Michigan City is offering its seventh annual scholarship/essay contest.

This year’s topic is “What was Haller’s Army (a.k.a. Blue Army) and why was it important?”

Polish-Americans formed an army of 40,000 to fight with the Allies in World War I. After extensive action on the Western Front, Haller’s Blue Army, as it was called, journeyed east to help other Polish forces secure the borders of the newly resurrected Polish state. Their experience is a fascinating part of American immigrant and Polish national history

The competition is open to any high school or college student, regardless of ethnic background, legally residing in Northwest Indiana (Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, St. Joseph Counties). Last year, first and third places were both earned by high school seniors.

We invite all your qualified students to compete for one of three prizes: 1st Place ($1,000), 2nd Place ($500), or 3rd Place ($250). The contest is also an opportunity to develop their thinking and writing skills, to engage in a friendly competition with their peers and to learn about a timely historical event. For some, researching the topic and writing the essay may become a journey of self-discovery.

Deadline: March 31, 2019

2019 FIDM National Scholarship Competition

More than 30 scholarships to attend FIDM will be awarded, including eight full one-year scholarships for the following majors:

  • Merchandising & Marketing
  • Beauty Marketing & Product Development
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Social Media
  • Visual Communications
  • Merchandise Product Development
  • Apparel Industry Management

Apply online at

All entries must be postmarked by March 29, 2019.

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

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