March Scholarship Opportunities

Washington Catholic Guidance Office

College Goal Sunday - Free FAFSA Help and a Chance to Win Money for College!

The first virtual College Goal Sunday of 2021 takes place at 2pm (ET) on March 7th.

Students and families are encouraged to checkout for information about the event, and items to get organized for a successful filing experience. Also on the website are resources to help you promote Indiana’s largest FAFSA filing event. On March 7th families will simply go to and click the link that will be displayed there to enter the virtual event. FAFSA experts from across Indiana will be available to assist with the FAFSA filing.

College Goal Sunday is once again having a drawing for 5 scholarships worth $1,000 each for students who attend virtual CGS and fill out a survey on March 7th.

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VU Jasper Virtual Open House

VU Jasper is hosting a Virtual Open House on March 5, 9:30-11 for potential students. Students can sign up at:: They can visit the zoom link (that will be sent to them after they register) between 9:30 and 11. They don't need to stay the entire time. Admissions will talk to them briefly and then they can enter a Zoom room and talk with faculty in the area that they are interested in. The departments that will be available are listed here:
Business/Law and IT
CAP (Technology),
Social Science (Psychology/Sociology/Social Work)
Undecided (General Education)

Please see Miss Birchler if you would like to attend!!!

March Deadlines

Build Your College List Scholarship - College Board

Students in the class of 2022 who build a college list with 6 or more colleges on our college planning site, BigFuture™, can earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.

College Board will award 500 Opportunity Scholarships every month in January, February, and March to students who build a college list, and 100 Opportunity Scholarships per month in April, May, and June.

How to Qualify

Sign in to your College Board account and build a college list on BigFuture with at least six colleges to earn one entry in the monthly drawing.

Get Started

  1. Join or log in to the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program.
  2. Search for colleges on BigFuture and save them to your list. Make sure you’re signed in to your College Board account to save your list.
  3. Add at least 6 schools to your list

Tips for Building Your List

  • What is a college list?

    A college list is a record you create of colleges and universities that could be a good fit for you. The list can include schools close to home or in other cities and states.

  • How can I build a strong list?

    Consider colleges that match your interests, goals, and what’s important to you. You can use average GPA and test scores, potential majors, and other factors to help you narrow it down.

  • How do I earn entries?

    Earn an entry by adding at least 6 colleges to your college list on BigFuture. Make sure to have at least 6 colleges on your list.

Increase Your Chances

More scholarships are awarded in January, February, and March. When you build your list early, you have a chance at a higher number of scholarships in those months.

Whenever students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year build a college list, they’ll earn an extra entry in monthly drawings and have double the chances at a scholarship.

Dates and Deadlines

Scholarships are awarded every month from January through June 2021. A new eligibility window starts on the first day of each month and ends at midnight on the last day of the month. The drawing occurs on the first day of the following month.

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American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority students who want to enter fields in the chemical sciences. Scholars are selected based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service. The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

Multiple Awards range between $1000 and $5000 Due March 1, 2021

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Ivy Tech Community College - Merit Scholarship

The Ivy Tech Community College Merit Based Scholarship is based on a GPA of 2.5-4.0, and only has a few requirements of the student.

Student Must:

-Have a FAFSA on file

-Must be a Core 40 or Academic Honors Student

-Provide their Fall Semester Senior Year Transcript

GPA Range Award

2.5-2.75 $500

2.76-3.0 $1,500

3.01-3.25 $2,500

3.26-4.0 $3,000

The inquiry form for this scholarship must be completed and turned in to show interest. After the form has been received, the student will receive additional instructions. The form can be found at and is titled “Attention All High School Students”.

The amount they are awarded will be split, and half will be given for the Fall semester, and the other half will be given for the Spring semester.

Crane Federal Credit Union Scholarship

All graduating high school seniors who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply: applicants must be members of Crane Federal Credit Union for a minimum of 3 months prior to the date of the scholarship award, must be the primary member on the account, be enrolled full-time in the fall at a technical, 2-year or 4-year college or university, have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Deadline March 1, 2021

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Daviess County Extension Homemaker Scholarships

This scholarship is offered to eligible Seniors who are - A daughter or granddaughter, son or grandson, or step-daughter/step-son of any Daviess County Extension Homemaker who lives in Daviess County or in the home of a member who lives in another county is eligible. A grade point average of at least 85% or 3.0 on 4.0 system - "B" average. A daughter or son of the Daviess County Extension Homemaker will be given first priority with a random drawing of remaining qualified grandchildren to select additional finalists.

Application due to office by March 1, 2021. Multiple awards of $100

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Indiana University Foundation Scholarships

The IU Foundation has scholarship opportunities available for students as they prepare for graduation and beyond. Follow the link that includes information about scholarships available and how to apply for them: Students must apply to IU to apply for scholarships.

Deadline: March 10

Daviess Community Hospital Health Career Scholarship

The awards will be made to students pursuing a degree in a healthcare field at any accredited school of higher learning. Students must live in Daviess, Martin, or Pike County or are a dependent of a DCH full or part-time employee, regardless of residence. Further information and scholarship applications can be found by visiting

Deadline: March 5

Indiana Conservation Officers Scholarship

Award amount: four-$500 scholarships. The scholarship is for graduating seniors or college students who are majoring in Conservation Law or Law Enforcement.

Deadline: March 14

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Sponsoring Group – The American Legion Department of Indiana

Purpose: To help fund secondary education for a graduating JHS senior

Eligibility: Children and grandchildren of current members in good standing of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and The Sons of The American Legion and also includes children and grandchildren of members who, at the time of death, were current members in good standing of any of the above organizations.

Applications must be received by March 15, 2021

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Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. – Judith K. Bobe Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to graduating senior(s) that were previous Head Start students. Up to two $500 scholarships will be awarded. Visit and click the “services” tab for application and further information.

Deadline March 27

Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship

The Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship is offered to people who play Magic: The Gathering. Eligible applicants must complete a FAFSA, be US students, and be pursuing undergraduate degrees. Preference is given to high school seniors, but some one-year scholarships on a case-by-case basis can be awarded. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Multiple awards in varying amounts Applications due March 31, 2021

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ASQ Scholarship

The American Society for Quality Evansville-Owensboro section 0915 is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating Senior living in this section area. Details are available on their website by clicking on the link below.

One $500 award Application due March 31, 2021

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Cognizant Pathways in Tech Scholarship

Cognizant’s Pathways in Technology scholarship aims to build an inclusive pipeline of tech talent by supporting students from underrepresented communities as they pursue a degree in computer science. As a leading Fortune 200 digital services and technology company, Cognizant knows that the jobs of the future require a solid foundation of relevant technological skills. For too long, though, systemic barriers have prevented many from having equal access to the education and advancement opportunities required to secure careers in technology. Investing in a diverse talent pipeline is not only a business imperative, but also the right thing to do.

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to complete both the narrative questions and video component demonstrating an interest in and commitment to advancing diversity in tech. The Cognizant U.S. Foundation will oversee the selection committee for this scholarship.

Criteria for eligibility include:

• Declared major and/or concentration in computer science or related field of study • A citizen of the United States, legal permanent resident or have current DACA or TPS authorization

• Enrolled at a two- or four-year accredited institution of higher education

• A student entering at least their second year of study in the fall 2021 semester • A student in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 grade point average • A student who self-identifies from populations that are underrepresented in the tech industry as: o Women

o Racial and ethnic minorities

o Individuals with a disability (The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.)

o Individuals that identify as LGBTQ

o Those that are first-generation college students

Amount: Scholarships are $5,000 and payable to the institution earmarked for the account of the student. The award is non-transferable, and the recipient may not receive cash.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

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April Deadline


Sponsoring Group – Medical Staff of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center

Purpose: The Bethany Volz Medical Staff Scholarship was created in memory of the late Bethany Volz, the daughter of former Medical Staff member Kim Alan Volz, M.D.

Eligibility: Scholarship will be awarded to two high school seniors in the Memorial Hospital service area who plan to enter a two or four year education program in a health related field.

Selection Criteria: In selecting a scholarship winner the following criteria shall be taken into consideration: scholastic aptitude including grades (maintaining a “B” average), SAT scores, etc., financial need and community involvement.

Amount of Award: Two scholarships of $500 will be awarded written to the college or university of recipients.

Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2021

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United Producer, INC 2021 Scholarship Program

United Producers, Inc. is offering up to 10 - $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students. The purpose of the scholarship program is to help and encourage deserving students to pursue higher education.

Application Can be found online at:


• Applicants can be a member or a child/ grandchild of a UPI member. Members market at least one head of livestock at UPI per year. Membership will be based on UPI’s 2020 records.

• Applicants can also be nominated by a member if they are not a child/grandchild of a member.

• Applicants must be a 2021 graduating high school senior planning to attend college or technical school.

• Applicants must submit a completed application and personal essay summarizing their college and career goals. Children and grandchildren of full-time UPI employees or the Board of Directors are not eligible.

Due April 1, 2021

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Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship Program

Students interested in pursuing an education and career in the criminal justice field are encouraged to apply for the Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship. Applicants must be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a member. Miss Birchler has copies of both the scholarship and membership applications.

Forty (40) $750 awards Applications due April 1, 2021

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