College and Scholarship Newsletter

October 2022

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COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY! Indiana's largest FAFSA filing event!

Get FREE HELP with filing your FAFSA November 6, 2022 at 2:00pm. Click here for more information!
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NEW! Day in College at Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Juniors and Seniors! Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Columbus will be having Day in College on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8:00am. At Day in College, you will experience a "typical" day in college by attending short "college classes," taught by Purdue faculty at PPIC at Columbus. Parents are also invited to attend. In order to attend this event, complete the online registration per the QR code below before Friday November 4, 2022.
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Attention Seniors!

Any Senior who is passionate to attend IU Bloomington who is a 21sts 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.

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Information in this top section of our newsletter will change frequently.  Scholarships listed here are either new, approaching deadlines, or specific to our school/community.  Check back often!

SHOW ME THE MONEY!

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS are at the top of the list!

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.
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NEW - FORUM Foundation Collegiate Scholarship

Each year, FORUM awards seven, $5,000 collegiate scholarships renewable for up to four years, totaling $20,000 each!


Eligible Applicants:

· 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!

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NEW - Now Open: 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:

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. The student applicant must be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary culinary arts program.

  7. 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.

Click here to apply for the Chef Gregory Scholarship



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.

Click here to apply for the Jean McClellan Scholarship



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.

Expectations

  • 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.

Click here to apply for the Montgomery Scholarship



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.

Click here to apply for the Parkside Scholarship



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

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Heritage Fund Scholarships

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The following scholarship applications are now available online:


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 31st, 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


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 is Thursday Jan 11th 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.

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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. Eastern.
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Heisman High School Scholarship 2022

The Heisman High School Scholarship is proud to continue its 28-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country. The program recognizes and rewards male and female high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. Deadline to apply is October 22, 2022.



Winners from every school and scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000. The Heisman Trophy Trust is proud to reward community-minded scholar-athletes at the state and national level.



  • School Winners from every school*
  • 100 State Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship
  • 10 National Finalists receive a $2,000 scholarship
  • 2 National Winners receive a $10,000 scholarship
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Voice of Democracy - VFW

The Voice of Democracy scholarship is now open. This is open to any student in grades 9-12. This years theme is "Why is the Veteran Important?" The Patriotic Audio Essay top scholarship is $35,000. Entries must be received by the local VWF (215 N. National Rd. Columbus, IN 47203) by October 31st.
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Indiana university scholarship opportunities

We encourage all admitted students to seek out scholarships to help cover the cost of college, whether you’re a first-year student, a student transferring to IU, a nontraditional student, or even a current Hoosier.


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/

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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



Visit https://www.admissions.purdue.edu/costsandfinaid/scholarships.php for more information

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Upcoming College Visits

Franklin College - October 17th during Advisory Room 1004A

Indiana Tech - October 24th during Advisory Room 1004A

Valparaiso University - October 27th at 2:00 Room 1004A

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Visiting a College Campus

If you would like to visit a college/university, you will need to schedule the visit directly with that college/university.


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.

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The University of Kentucky College of Engineering

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering is hosting a series of one-hour informational webinars for guidance/college and career counselors and teachers! Join us via Zoom to learn more about our outstanding engineering and computer science programs. In this session, we will discuss academic programs, co-ops/internships, scholarships, housing, academic support, and more. We will walk you through information your students need to know if they are planning to seek an engineering or computer science degree all while sharing all the great things the UK College of Engineering has to offer!



The following dates and times are available for you to attend:

Wednesday and Friday, October 5 and 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST – Register here!

Wednesday and Friday, October 5 and 7, 3:00pm-4:00pm EST – Register here!

Thursday, October 6, 1:00pm EST – Register here!

Thursday, October 6, 4:00pm EST - Register here!


Registration is simple and free. To register for one of our informational webinars, please complete the brief form found at the links provided by each date above. Note: There is a specific registration for each of the dates and times, so please be sure you are registering for the correct date and time you would like to attend. Once the form is complete, you will be provided the Zoom link.

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University of Louisville Information

Border Benefit: We are excited to offer our Border Benefit award. This amount covers the additional amount for out-of-state students, lowering their rate to in-state tuition. Freshmen will automatically receive this renewable award upon admission to UofL. No additional application is required.


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.

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Ivy Tech Cyber Academy

The Cyber Academy at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) provides the opportunity to earn an associate degree in Cyber Security in 11 months. This program is offered by the Ivy Tech Community College Columbus Campus with students attending classes in person at MUTC. No previous computer experience is necessary to start the program. For more information, call 812-785-6191 or email CyberAcademy@ivytech.edu
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The FAFSA form is available October 1st and the latest you can file is April 15. Check with your college or colleges you hope to attend to make sure they don’t have an earlier deadline. Some colleges also have additional financial aid paperwork, so make sure you aren’t missing anything important. Click here to learn more about the FAFSA.

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 an information FAFSA meeting October 24, 2022 at 6:00pm in the CNHS cafeteria

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Episode 1: College Info For Seniors


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.

Topics discussed:

Admissions Information - 1:20

Parchment/Common App/Letters of Recommendation - 4:01

College Terminology - 7:02

Financial Aid - 10:05


Episode 2: All About Scheduling

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PSAT

Columbus North High School is offering an opportunity to take the PSAT this fall:

Test Date: Tuesday October 25, 2022

Test Location: CNHS Auditorium

Time: 7:45am-12:00pm

Test Cost: $2.00 for Sophomores & Juniors

$20.00 for Freshman & non-BCSC Students

Payment Information: Payments are to be made in the CNHS Bookstore, August 31-October 7, cash or check. (Make checks payable to: Columbus North High School)

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Online college applications

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Transcripts

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STUDENT SQUARE

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HOMEWORK HELP

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Civil Air Patrol

Are you considering joining the military after high school? Are you interested in aviation and flying? Do you want to find a way to serve your community? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then the Civil Air Patrol may be for you. The Civil Air Patrol is the auxiliary of the Air Force. To learn more about CAP, with your parent, contact Lt Brian Herbert, Squadron Commander at 317-902-2407 or brian.herbert@inwg.cap.gov, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com
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Columbus North Counseling Center

Don't miss a thing. Look for important information and announcements of the Columbus North Counseling Center facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts.

Contact Information

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)

pembertonp@bcsc.k12.in.us

Sandy Freshour- Counselor (Cf-Hem)

freshours@bcsc.k12.in.us

MJ Shireman- Counselor (Hen-Men)

shiremanma@bcsc.k12.in.us

Karen Elliott- Counselor (Meo-R)

elliottk@bcsc.k12.in.us

Emily Tucker- Counselor (S-Z)

tuckere@bcsc.k12.in.us

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