College and Scholarship Newsletter
FAFSA Information Night
NEW - Vincennes University PreVU Days
Saturday December 10th (Virtual Visit Only)
Saturday February 25th
Friday March 31st
Saturday April 22nd
For more information and to register for a PreVU Day, click here.
Any Senior who is passionate to attend IU Bloomington who is a 21st Century Scholar and/or receiving textbook assistance may be eligible for the IU Groups Scholars Program. This 4-year program offers tremendous academic and financial support to eligible students along with the ability to earn 7-8 credit hours at no cost to jumpstart college during the Groups Summer Experience. The admission GPA requirement for this program is a 2.5 which is significantly below the average GPA for incoming IUB students. Please see Mrs. Freshour for an information packet if you believe you qualify for this opportunity and it is your dream to attend IU.
Counseling Center Interactive Calendar - sent out through Parent/Student Square weekly
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Information in this section of our newsletter will change frequently. Scholarships listed here are either new, approaching deadlines, or specific to our school/community. Check back often!
After the featured section, there is a link that will take you to a longer list of available scholarships and other helpful resources.
NEW - Indiana State Networks Scholarship
- 4 year, $9,000 Scholarship
- $3,000 Professional Development Account
- Paid Internships and Career Preparation
- International Travel and Professional Conferences
- Professional and personal growth through hands-on learning, industry relationships and coaching.
To be eligible to apply, students must be admitted as an incoming freshman to Indiana State. Qualified students should possess one of the following three criteria:
- A cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale
- An 1140 SAT or 23 ACT
- Ranking in the top 15% of the senior class.
Additional information, along with the online application can be found at www.indstate.edu/apply. A student must have applied and been accepted to Indiana State by December 1st to access the application. The completed application, including all required materials are due by December 15th.
NEW - The Indiana Latino Institute
NEW - Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards' Michelle Obama Award for Memoir
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2023 3:00pm CT or when 1,000 applications have been received. Click here to see all eligibility requirements and to apply.
NEW - Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship
To qualify for the scholarship, students must meet one of the following academic requirements:
- Rank in the top 20% of their high school graduating class
- Have a top 20th percentile score on the ACT (26) or SAT (1130)
-Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
Interested students are encouraged to act quickly as there are only 200 scholarships available. Students should apply by January 31, 2023. Click here for more information on how to apply.
NEW - FORUM Foundation Collegiate Scholarship
· FORUM members between the ages of 17-24, including high school seniors and college students
· FORUM members with a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
· FORUM members intending to study full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) at an accredited college or university in a two-or four-year undergraduate degree program beginning in the fall semester
· FORUM members in good standing whose FORUM Credit Union account opening dates occurred no less than one year prior to the time of application. Alternately, applicants may have a parent/legal guardian who is a member in good standing.
· FORUM members who are U.S. citizens
All scholarship applications are due by January 31, 2023. Click here to learn more!
2022-2023 BCSF Scholarship Applications
Link to the BCSF scholarship site All applications due by March 1, 2023
Louise J. and Wells H. Fish Scholarship: $500
Educators with a combined total of 75 years teaching experience in Indiana and Florida, Louise and Wells were committed, generous and hardworking teachers who touched many lives during their careers. Louise additionally had the distinction of being a founding member of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation in 1955. Established in memory of Louise and Wells in May of 2008 by family members, the scholarship fund will provide a one-time financial award of $500 to a graduating North and a graduating East senior each year who demonstrate a financial need, plan to major in education at a post-secondary institution, and possess the character traits that Louise and Wells exemplified. The guidance department at each school will choose the recipient from nominations made at each school. Click here to apply for the Louise and Wells Fish Scholarship
Chef Gregory Scholarship: $500
Guidelines for the Chef Claire Gregory Scholarship:
The student applicant must have completed a minimum of 2 years of the C4 Culinary Arts Program (Intro to Culinary is not included in that 2-year minimum).
The student applicant must have maintained an average grade of a B for each year that they are a student in the Culinary Arts program.
The student applicant must not have accumulated more than 2 unexcused absences per year for each year they are a student in the Culinary Arts program.
The student applicant must be in good standing with their home school. “Good standing” is defined as having maintained good attendance, no serious behavior issues/reports, and the student’s grades must all be a C or better in their general education classes.
The student applicant must have participated in at least 1 extracurricular activity with the C4 Culinary Arts program for the purpose of either raising funds for the Chef Claire Gregory scholarship or as a community outreach.
The student applicant must be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary culinary arts program.
Upon completing the first semester (or trimester) of the post-secondary culinary arts program, the student awardee will submit their official transcript and a letter from the financial aid office indicating where the check is to be submitted.
Jean McClellan Scholarship: $500
Established in 2007 by her children, this fund honors Jean McClellan, retired educator, community volunteer and author. The Jean McClellan Scholarship Fund provides a one-time financial award of $500 to a graduating North and a graduating East senior who plan to continue their education at a post secondary institute of higher education who exemplify the character values of caring, self-discipline, and determination that Jean McClellan lived by each day. The guidance department at each high school determines the process by which the scholarship recipient is chosen from nominations made at each school. The financial award is issued to the higher education institution each student attends.
Hazel McKain Scholarship: $500
Originally established by contributions from Jean McKain Schoff and John McKim, M.D., the Hazel McKain Scholarship Fund provides a one-time financial award of $500 to a North High School student with a financial need pursuing higher education in the health care field at a vocational or trade school, nursing school, college or university. Click here to apply for the Hazel McKain Scholarship
New! The Lynn and Janice Montgomery Future Educator Scholarship: $500
Lynn and Janice Montgomery have taught over 75 years in the field of education ranging from pre-K education to post-graduate work with most of their work in K-12 classrooms. To this day, they each continue to work in education. They are dedicated to encouraging young people to learn and join the field as educators. Lynn was raised in Bartholomew County and was eager to return here to continue his years of teaching and coaching in middle schools, summer high school work and many years as a driver’s education instructor. Janice has experience in K-12 as teacher and administrator while adding instructional time at IUPUC and Ivy Tech with education students. She also enjoys substituting in K-12 and working as a school marm at the Simmons One Room Schoolhouse. Both Lynn and Janice believe education is a key in developing a successful life! They are so proud of their former students, family members and friends who have become educators.
This scholarship is to encourage students seeking opportunities the field of education. Students in our region have such a great access to our local educational institutions.
Plans a career in education by attending Ivy Tech or IUPUC
Has average or higher grades in high school
Demonstrates leadership in high school
Completes an essay as to the importance of education in today’s world
$500 paid to the institution for texts, tuition, course expenses.
Parkside Laura Cox Memorial Scholarship: $500
The Parkside Laura Cox Scholarship was established in spring 2017 and is funded initially by the Parkside Parent/Teacher Organization. The main purpose of the scholarship is to help a graduating senior in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation who attended Parkside School for at least two full years to receive college, trade school or military enlistment funding. The basis of selection will be to a senior who attended Parkside one or more years and plans to attend college, junior college, trade school and or enlist in the military. The scholarship will be based on leadership skills and/or academic merit and/or financial need and/or athletic talents. The award is $500 for one BCSC senior in high school.
The Tony London Company Scholarship: $500
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Tony London Company Scholarship, established in 2020. The Tony London Company, established in 1991, embraces the philosophy of giving back to the community. The Tony London Company Scholarship Fund will award $500.00 to 2 graduating seniors from any BSCS high school program to help with expenses for college, trade school and/or military enlistment. Click here to apply for the Tony London Scholarship
Bill Stearman Scholarship: $1,000
This fund was established by the friends and supporters of Coach Bill Stearman upon his retirement from teaching and coaching in 1995 in recognition of his 47 years of service to education. The objectives of the Bill Stearman Scholarship Fund are to recognize and honor a senior student at a Columbus high school who has a defined financial need and exemplifies the following characteristics so long recognized and admired in Mr. Stearman: Outstanding character and attitude; Community service; Leadership skills; Extra and co-curricular participation; Well-rounded academic record. There is a selection committee convened by the superintendent with representation from the high schools. The award is for $1000 and will include a name on plaque. Click here to apply for the Bill Stearman Scholarship
The Bill Stultz Music Scholarship: $500
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Bill Stultz Music Scholarship. The Bill Stultz Music Scholarship was established and funded to honor Mr. Stultz's dedication to the Columbus North Band since 1988. This scholarship will award two $500 scholarships to two graduating seniors from Columbus North that is pursuing post-secondary education with a concentration in music. Click here to apply for the Bill Stultz Scholarship
BCSF's Leroy Nelson Memorial Scholarship: $1,000
BCSF is pleased to announce the creation of the Leroy Nelson Memorial Scholarship, established in 2018. This $1,000.00 scholarship has been initially funded by family and friends to honor Mr. Nelson. Mr. Nelson has the distinction of being the first principal of Columbus East High School when it opened in 1972, and later serving as principal of Columbus North High School until his retirement in 1990. He was named Outstanding Secondary Principal of the 6th District; was elected to the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Hall of Fame; and the Columbus East High School library is named after him. As an education administrator, he always put the needs of his students first, knew every student by name, and was respected by his peers for fairness and honesty. This Scholarship is tailored to a graduating seniors(s) of East/North/New Tech who plan to pursue a post-secondary education. The guidance department at each high school determines the process by which the scholarship recipient is chosen from nominations made at each school. The financial award is issued to the higher education institution each student attends. Click here to apply for the Leroy Nelson Scholarship
Xavier Scrogham Memorial Scholarship: $500
This scholarship was created as a result of a 2020 Senior Project. Xavier Scrogham was a football player, track runner, and competitive cheerleader. He loved working on cars and cooking. Xavier passed away in 2016, but his legacy and infectious personality will live forever. Xavier made those around him want to be a better person with his constant acts of service, kind words, and ability to make anyone smile or laugh. This scholarship fund will provide a one-time financial award of $500 to a graduating senior from any BCSC high school program to help with expenses for college, trade school and/or military enlistment. Xavier Scrogham Memorial Scholarship Click here to apply for the Xavier Scrogham Scholarship
Taylorsville Bears Scholarship
The Taylorsville Bears Scholarship was established in 2016 and initially funded by the Taylorsville Student Council & PBIS Committee. The main purpose of the scholarship is to help a graduating senior in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation who attended Taylorville Elementary School for at least two years. The scholarship will be based on leadership skills and/or academic merit and/or financial need and/or athletic talents. Click here to apply for the Taylorsville Bears Scholarship
CSA Lincoln PTO Scholarship: $500
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the CSA Lincoln PTO Scholarship. This onetime $500.00 scholarship is initially funded by the CSA Lincoln PTO to offer a scholarship to help a past Huskies achieve their dreams. To be considered for this scholarship, the applicant must have attended CSA Lincoln for at least two full school years, graduated 6th grade from CSA Lincoln and current GPA must be 3.0 or above. This scholarship can be applied to help with expenses for post - secondary college or university, military, or post-graduation employment. Click here to apply for the CSA Lincoln Scholarship
The Cole Morgan Memorial C4 Scholarship
This year, 2 - $500.00 scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships are funded by family and friends to honor the life of Cole Morgan. Cole lived all of his life in Bartholomew County where he attended school, had lifelong friends, was a member of FFA and 4-H. He went to Hauser High School through his sophomore year and then enrolled in the C4 program and transferred to Columbus North High School, graduating in 2016. Cole found value in the skills he learned in the C4 program and the opportunities those skills provided when entering the skilled trades workforce. He and his family believe the C4 program gives high school students an opportunity to explore different career fields before entering into higher education or the workforce.
This Scholarship is tailored to a graduating C4 senior that has participated in C4 classes at BCSC and plans to pursue a post-secondary education at college, university, trade school or pursue military service. Click here to apply for the Cole Morgan C4 Scholarship
BCSF's Andrea Quick McDowell Education Center Scholarship: $1,000
BCSF is pleased to announce the creation of the Andrea Quick McDowell Education Center Scholarship established and initially funded by her family in 2018 to honor her retirement from Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation. This Scholarship is tailored to graduating seniors of the McDowell Education Center in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation who plans to pursue a post-secondary education or choose military service. Click here to apply for the Andrea Quick McDowell Education Center Scholarship
Heritage Fund Scholarships
Patrick Bowman Memorial Music Fund - Established in memory of Patrick Bowman by his parents, Rick and Judy Bowman, as well as family and friends, to honor Patrick's love of music. This fund may be used for tuition and/or music-related expenses such as music/songwriting lessons, equipment, travel, recording fees, etc. Click here for eligibility requirements and to apply. Application deadline is December 31, 2022 at 4:00pm
Andy Critzer Memorial Scholarship - Established in memory of Andy Critzer, a member of the Columbus North High School Golf Team, who died in an automobile accident in 1985. Click here for eligibility requirements and to apply. Application deadline is Wednesday Jan 4, 2023 at 4:00pm
HFBC Brown Music Awards for Vocal & Instrumental Excellence - applications are now available online. This is open to any Bartholomew County resident who is a high school sophomore, junior or senior. The deadline for submitted applications and all required materials is Friday December 9th at 4:00pm. Competition date is Saturday February 11, 2023. The application can be found here along with the complete listing of all scholarships. Please read all instructions at the start of the application before beginning to apply.
Combined Scholarships - This application is used to apply for the majority of the scholarships administered by the Heritage Fund. Individual scholarship descriptions and eligibility requirements are listed under the Scholarship Selection section. Some scholarships also have other requirements, listed under the Additional Requirements section. Click here to apply. Application deadline for Combined Scholarships is Thursday Jan 11, 2023 at 4:00pm
For a complete list of all available scholarships, click here .
Please remember to read ALL instructions at the start of the application before beginning to apply. There are several scholarships under the combined general scholarship, therefore it is important to read the criteria for each scholarship.
Indiana university scholarship opportunities
All students who apply by the November 1 early action (non-binding) deadline for fall 2023 will receive the highest scholarship consideration, regardless of whether or not they choose to have test scores considered as part of their application.
For more information, visit https://scholarships.indiana.edu/
Purdue university scholarship opportunities
#1 Indiana college in terms of graduate's ability to repay student debt. To ensure maximum consideration for all financial aid available to new Purdue students, high school seniors should:
- Apply by the Nov. 1 Early Action deadline
- Submit your FAFSA and submit the Supplemental Scholarship Application (if required by your college) by Dec. 15 at purdue.scholarshipuniverse.com.
Visit https://www.admissions.purdue.edu/costsandfinaid/scholarships.php for more information
Upcoming College Visits
IVY Tech Columbus Campus ASAP Program - January 13th during Advisory, Room 1004A
Visiting a College Campus
Juniors and Seniors are allowed three (3) days each year for a campus visit. Forms are available in the Dean's Office. Three signatures are required in order to receive and excused absence: the Dean, the parent and an official from the school visited. Upon returning from the visit, the student must return the signed form to the Dean's Office.
University of Louisville Information
Test-Optional Admissions: We have extended the test optional policy for the 2023 incoming class. If a student submits test scores below our automatic admission standards, we will not use the scores to make an admission decision. Test-optional admissions will be based on a comprehensive review of the student’s course choices, GPA (weighted if available), attendance and overall academic performance.
Scholarships: We offer a variety of scholarships and students may receive scholarships with or without test scores. Students without test scores will be considered through a comprehensive review of academic merit and rigor. Consistent Advanced Placement, Cambridge, International Baccalaureate, and/or dual credit coursework is required for consideration. We strongly encourage students with mid to high ACT/SAT scores to submit their scores to automatically receive additional awards.
New Academic Programs: UofL is excited to announce the addition of several new programs. Business Economics with a 3+3 Track to Law allows Economics majors to receive their bachelor’s degree and law degree in just a combined total of 6 years. Additionally, we have added minors in Entrepreneurship in Music Industry, Statistics and Data Science, and Strategic Communication and Social Media.
2023-2024 FAFSA forms are now available!
The new 2023–24 FAFSA form is here! Some states and schools have limited funds, so don’t delay! To begin your application, select the “START HERE” button on the FAFSA homepage.
Click here to complete the FAFSA form
There will be a FAFSA workshop on December 1, 2022 at 6:00pm in the CNHS cafeteria
Financial Aid - Slide Presentation
See slides for more FAFSA information:
The information in this episode is most timely for our seniors, however, we encourage all of our students to listen if they want to learn some information about the college application process.
Admissions Information - 1:20
Parchment/Common App/Letters of Recommendation - 4:01
College Terminology - 7:02
Financial Aid - 10:05
Online college applications
Seniors: Transcripts will be fulfilled through Parchment. This is an electronic exchange between high schools and colleges to send your transcript. Most all colleges are using this exchange. You may also request for one to be sent to you. Most all colleges are requesting transcripts be sent electronically. Create an account with an email you will use after you graduate. Your school email will expire after you graduate and you may need to access your high school transcript after graduation.
Your login information is as follows. It is NOT your email. It is your grad year, last name, first initial. EX: 18clarka Your password is your student ID number. Students can access a link to the Naviance log-in page below..
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Columbus North Counseling Center
Together with family, school, and community the CNHS Counseling Department commits to help students' academic, social/personal, and career development.
Patrick Pemberton- Director of Counseling, Counselor (A-Ce)
Sandy Freshour- Counselor (Cf-Hem)
MJ Shireman- Counselor (Hen-Men)
Karen Elliott- Counselor (Meo-R)
Emily Tucker- Counselor (S-Z)