Ben Davis College News

Scholarships Galore!

Indy Westside College Fair!

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7pm

1200 North Girls School Road

Indianapolis, IN

The Indy Westside College Fair will be held on October 1 from 7:00 - 8:30 in the MPA. Last year over 80 colleges, universities, trade schools, and military representatives were in attendance. In addition to visits with the representatives, break out sessions will be offered to help students and families at all grade levels navigate the world of college admissions.

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Calling all hackers, coders, and technical women!

Apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing by 10/25!

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Applications judged on scholarship, leadership & need. Due 12/4!

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Have you overcome adversity? Apply for a state or national Horatio Alger Scholarship by October 25!

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Serving our community? Apply for a 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May!

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships

Awarded to students with financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.

Seton Hall Pirates Pitch

Grades 10, 11, & 12 - Submit an original business idea by 10/18 for a scholarship!

United States Senate Youth Program

Interested in politics and public service? Win a trip to D.C. & $5,000 scholarship. Postmarked by 10/2!

Voice of Democracy 'My Vision for America'

Students in grades 9-12 can share your vision for a chance at a scholarship! Due November 1.

YoungArts 2016

Young artists who are 15-18 can apply for this cash award and master class. Due 10/16!

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Requirements to Activate your Scholarship!

We had a great turnout for our College Go Week 21st Century Scholars meeting. The requirements for the Class of 2016 were explained. This link will take you to the handout which includes a description of scholar requirements.

Help dates at Ben Davis High School are as follows.

January 20, 2016 Class of 2016 Financial Aid Night 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

February 25, 2016 FAFSA Completion Workshop 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Media Center

February 29, 2016 FAFSA Completion Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Media Center

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Seniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue 10/19

Come to campus and learn about Purdue Engineering during a day specifically targeted to women! High school seniors are invited in the fall, and juniors in the spring. You will receive more information about two engineering disciplines of your choice, the first year engineering program, student life, and engineering in the "real world." Registration deadline is 10/12. More information and the application is fount at:
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Interested in Vanderbilt, Tufts, or Vassar?

The directors of admission from Tufts, Vanderbilt, and Vassar will be in Indianapolis for an information session on Monday, October 19 from 7:00 - 8:30 at the Indianapolis Marriott North. For more information or to register visit

Tufts is offering an overnight visit experience for prospective applicants. Financial assistance is available for qualified students. Applications are due by October 13 at 5:00 p.m. More information and the application is available at this link.

Ben Davis High School Student Services

Rodney Smith, Associate Principal

Sherman Woodard, Director

Anna Coyne, College Admission Coordinator

Mike Horning, Counselor

Andrea Norcross, Counselor

Jamika Jones, Counselor

Chelsea Zimmerman, Counselor

Susan Williams, Counselor

Brian Abney, Counselor

Sonya Hicks, Counselor