April Scholarship Opportunities

Washington Catholic Guidance Office

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

Click here for more information and the application

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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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: www.uproducers.com/scholarship


• 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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Daviess County Right to Life - 2021 Donna Gentry Memorial Scholarship

Daviess County Right to Life is offering a Scholarship in Honor of Donna Gentry to a Daviess or Pike County High School Senior who presents the best essay to the theme “What is happening to America because of abortion”. Donna Gentry leaves a long list of accomplishments, not only in the Right to Life Movement and the Pregnancy Care Center, but also in other community organizations. Donna Gentry, who was the founder of the Pregnancy Care Center touched many lives and by her many accomplishments in the Pro-Life Movement she will long be remembered. This Scholarship is one way the local Right to Life Organization would like to see her legacy carried on.

Due April 9, 2021

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Society of Plastics Engineers - Central Indiana Section Joseph B. Williams Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship serves to honor a long-time member and friend to the Society of Plastic Engineers, Dr. Joseph B. Williams. Student must be a graduating HS senior from an accredited public/private Indiana school. Must be enrolled at a 4-year college/university or a 2-year community college degree program. Enrolled in one of the following majors: Plastic Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Science, Packaging Engineering, Material Engineering, Material Science, Composite Materials and Structures, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Design Technology, or Polymer Technology. Other majors may be eligible if the candidate submits a description of how that major relates to the Plastics Industry and the scholarship committee approves.

See Miss Birchler for more information

Deadline: April 15, 2021

Summer Immersion Opportunities

Summer Seminary Immersion Program

The Congregation of Holy Cross on the Notre Dame University campus will be hosting a Summer Seminary Immersion Program for Juniors and Seniors interested in Theology, Philosophy, and the Catholic priesthood and religious life. Young men interested in pursing Vocations are encouraged to apply.

Program runs June 26 - July 10

Click here for more information and registration

School-Specific Scholarships and Aid

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 www.ivytech.edu/evscholarships 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.

Purdue University - FarmHouse Fraternity Achievement Scholarship​

Any young male 4-H member residing in Indiana who is (or will be) enrolled as a freshman at Purdue University.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of : 1. Scholastic Ability 2. Leadership Qualities 3. Community Activities Amount of Scholarship - $1,000.00 The scholarship will be awarded upon successful completion of one semester at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Click here for the application and more information

University of Evansville - Aces Opportunity Grant

With the Aces Opportunity Grant, freshmen entering in the Fall of 2021 who meet the following criteria will not pay any tuition out of pocket. No special application is needed to be awarded the Aces Opportunity Grant. It will automatically be offered to qualified Indiana students who:

  • Have a household adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Are eligible for Indiana state grant funding
  • File the FAFSA by April 15, 2021
  • Live on campus

How It Will Work

UE will first combine the student’s UE Scholarships, Indiana State Grant Funding, and Federal Grant Funding. Any remaining gap between this combined amount and full-time tuition and full-time fees will be covered through an Aces Opportunity Grant. In this way, UE ensures the student will have no out of pocket tuition costs.

What to do:

  1. Apply online to UE
  2. Receive official notification of admission
  3. Apply for financial aid by filing your FAFSA by April 15, 2021

Renewability Requirements

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Annually submit the FAFSA by April 15
  • Meet credit hour requirements for on-time state award
  • Continue to meet adjusted gross income criteria threshold reported on the FAFSA

UE will renew the Aces Opportunity Grant up to four years for students meeting these requirements.

Click here for more information and to apply