Scholarships & Financial Aid

February 25th - March 11th

From the School Counseling Office at Hobart High School

This scholarship newsletter contains information compiled by the School Counseling Department at Hobart High School. Please contact us with any questions!

Scholarships that are new to the newsletter will be posted at the TOP; after the new scholarships, they will be listed by order of deadline.

Learn More Indiana Magazines and Scholarship Opportunity for Grades 11-12

2021-2022 Learn More Indiana magazines are available in both English and Spanish online at Juniors and seniors are encouraged to enter the Next Indiana magazine student scholarship contest for a chance to win $1500. To enter, students simply need to fill out the entry form here.

NEW! Partners for Clean Air Scholarship

Up to three scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to qualified high school seniors in Lake, Porter or LaPorte counties to assist with post-secondary education expenses. Qualified students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, attend an accredited college, university or trade school in the fall of 2022, and pursue a two- or four-year college degree or two-year trade school certification or degree. Indiana institutions are preferred, but not required. Any applicant will be considered provided they demonstrate how their planned field of study supports the goals of Partners for Clean Air. Preference may be given to students pursuing a course of study in the environmental sciences.

Apply online at IDEM: Partnerships and Recognition: Partners for Clean Air Scholarship (

Deadline: March 7, 2022

NEW! IHSAA Scholarships

The IHSAA Foundation is happy to announce the opening of the application window for an additional 10 scholarships available to IHSAA Member-School Student-Athletes this spring. We will be funding $40,000 for 22 total scholarships this year.

The IHSAA Foundation will once again be offering post-secondary scholarships which consist of the following 10 scholarships worth $10,000:

  • Six (6) Total $1,000 General Post-Secondary Education Scholarships
    • Four (4) $1,000 Bobby and Kathy Cox Endowment Fund Tuition Scholarships
    • Two (2) $1,000 Sparks Foundation Tuition Scholarships (in partnership with Team IP)
  • Two (2) $1,000 Lee Lonzo Champions Together Scholarships
  • Two (2) $1,000 David Cranfill Truehearted Teammate Award Scholarships
    • We are proud to announce the creation of the David Cranfill Truehearted Teammate Award Scholarship, which will be given to one male and one female student-athlete who best exemplifies what it means to be a Truehearted Teammate.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

NEW! Purdue Alpha Phi Omega Scholarship

My name is Josh Martin and I’m the President of Alpha Phi Omega, a community service-oriented gender inclusive organization at Purdue. I have a scholarship offer of $500 for High School Seniors planning on attending Purdue this upcoming semester. There is no requirement to join our organization if awarded. There is a 500-word essay requirement which asks students to write about their daily work in service, leadership, and friendship. There is also a requirement for 2 references. The scholarship is due by email, or by mail by March 15th, 2022. Please email the completed form to, or mail it to:

ATTN: Josh Martin, President

Purdue University

Stewart Center . G14 . Box 602

West Lafayette, IN 47906

Application attached below.

Deadline: March 15, 2022

NEW! Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association Scholarship

The Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association would like to offer an opportunity to Indiana high school seniors to receive our 2022 annual scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who would pursue a degree program in a public works related field. Such fields would include Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Parks and Recreation, Municipal Planning, Public Administration Public Works/Municipal Operations and Fleet management among others. The degree may be through a university or technical school course of study. The scholarship awards $1000.00 annually for 4 years provided that the student demonstrates continued progress toward a public works field degree. A paid annual membership to the American Public Works Association is included in the award. Interested high school seniors should complete the attached application. For additional information please go to our website at

Deadline: May 3, 2022


Applications are open now to all undocumented students with DACA or TPS, or who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2016, and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria.

TheDream.US has two programs:
The Opportunity Scholarship is an undergraduate scholarship worth up to $80,000, for undocumented students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they can’t get in-state tuition. Applications close on January 31, 2022.

The National Scholarship is for first-time college students or community college graduates to attend a partner college in their state and worth up to $33,000. Applications close on February 28, 2022.

Apply online at Scholarships - TheDream.Us

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awards need-based scholarships to the children of Marines attending accredited colleges, community colleges, and career technical education programs. It’s the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military families, and their mission is to provide scholarship support to every eligible child of a Marine. The scholarship application for the 2022-23 academic year opens on January 1, 2022, and will close on March 1, 2022.

For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit Email with questions, or call 866-496-5462.

Indiana Association of School Psychologists Scholarship

The IASP High School Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who has an interest in pursuing a career in the field of psychology.


To be considered for this scholarship the candidate must:
  • Be accepted by a college for enrollment
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology
  • Be in good academic standing


The application must be postmarked or emailed by the deadline is March 1. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee. The committee will consider many factors in reaching their decision, including the completeness of the application; the applicant’s experience and interests; the applicant’s personal statement and accomplishments; the applicant’s letters of recommendation; and the applicant’s degree of scholarship.


The IASP High School Scholarship is for the amount of $500, paid directly to the bursar at the college the student will be attending. The scholarship recipient will be notified on or before March 30, and will be recognized at the IASP Fall Conference.


Download an application for the IASP High School Scholarship, or contact Kimberly Burns for additional information.

Please email the completed application packet to:
Indiana Association of School Psychologists
Attn: Kim Williams

Questions may be directed to:
Kimberly Burns, IASP Scholarship Committee Chair

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship program (local to NWI)

The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation was established to provide scholarships toward tuition for qualified high school graduates at selected high schools in Northwest Indiana. Jim and Betty Dye Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors to recognize academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and future potential.

The Foundation believes a better educated population will enhance the quality of life for all its citizens. The goals and ideals of the Foundation will be realized if those who benefited from the Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship program live and work in Northwest Indiana following graduation from college.

Any senior from the participating Indiana high schools in Lake, Newton, Porter, and Jasper Counties who satisfies the following criteria is eligible to apply for a Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship.

Applicants that do not meet the minimum eligibility will not be considered.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must live in Lake, Newton, Porter, or Jasper County, Indiana.
  • Must be a current senior at a participating high school in Lake, Newton, Porter, or Jasper County, Indiana.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 (out of 4).
  • Although test scores are optional, additional consideration will be given to applicants submitting a minimum composite 1200 SAT / 25 ACT or greater.
  • Must be admitted unconditionally as an undergraduate degree-seeking student to one of the following universities:
    • Indiana University Bloomington (IU)
    • Indiana University Northwest (IUN)
    • Purdue University West Lafayette (PU)
    • Purdue University Northwest (PNW)
    • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
    • Ball State University Muncie (BSU)

Apply online at

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Army ROTC Scholarships

Army ROTC provides full tuition and fees (or $10K for room and board) scholarships to over 2000 high school students each year. We intend to continue to sustain that same level of commitment into 2022. In addition to the tuition and fees, the scholarship pays $1200 annually for books and a stipend of $420 per months (for up to 10 months a year.)

Army ROTC Information

March 2 Success Program

Deadline: March 4, 2022

Kyle L. Harrop Scholarship

A scholarship was started in 2019 to remember the former Student Programs Director for IASP, Kyle Harrop, whose legacy of promoting student success through academic competitions will still impact students who receive this scholarship in the future. This scholarship is available to graduating seniors who will be attending Purdue University (West Lafayette) in the fall and who participated in our academic competitions (Academic Spell Bowl, Academic Super Bowl, and/or Academic Quiz Bowl, during their high school career.

The application can be downloaded here.

Deadline: March 11, 2022

Regional Federal Credit Union Next Generation Scholarship (Local)

It is my pleasure to announce that REGIONAL federal credit union will once again be offering two $500 Next Generation Scholarships available to all students in our community that will be attending a university, college, or trade school in the fall of 2022. To be considered, interested students must complete an application and submit a 250-word essay using the prompt of “Why Saving Money is Important.”

Graduating seniors will mail their completed applications directly to Bobbie R. Escalante, REGIONAL federal credit union, 7144 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323 or they may submit it electronically to The application may also be dropped off at any one of our convenient locations listed below.

Deadline: March 11, 2022

The Horatio Alger State Scholarship Program (CLASS OF 2023!)

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Apply online at

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Urban League of Northwest Indiana Scholarships

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana announces their scholarship portal is open. Read through the information to see which scholarships HHS students qualify for.

Apply online at

Deadline: March 27, 2022

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Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents Sagamore Scholarship

Introduction: The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) will award two $1,000 scholarships in April 2022.

Requirement: Indiana Public High school senior must be related to an active member of IAPSS. Candidate must be admitted and accepted as full time student at a four or two year college or vocational/technical school. One will be awarded to a high performing senior majoring is education and planning to become a teacher, and one to a academically high performing and ECA active senior.

Process: Applicant must fill out the cover sheet/application and email materials to: Dr. J. T. Coopman, IAPSS, One N. Capitol Avenue, Suite 1215, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Materials must be postmarked by March 31, 2022. Questions should be directed to Dr. Coopman at (317) 639- 0336.

Construction Advancement Foundation Scholarship (Northwest Indiana)

The Construction Advancement Foundation is delighted to invest in the future of the construction industry by awarding scholarships to Northwest Indiana students who are pursuing a career in construction management, engineering, or a related field within construction. The scholarships for undergraduates are $2,500 per year and can be renewed for up to four years for a maximum of $10,000.


  • Recipients must be Indiana residents of Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper, or Starke Counties

  • Recipients must be pursuing a career in construction or related field (Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Project Management, etc.)

  • High school GPA > 3.0

  • Pass an annual hair follicle drug test

  • Evaluation of applicants participation in extra curricular activities in school and/or community

  • Recipient must be U.S. Citizen

  • Full or part-time students are eligible. Part-time students will be funded on a proportional basis

  • No restriction as to school the student attends (applications from students attending online schools are discouraged from applying)


Scholarship funds are restricted to tuition, fees, books, and room and board only. Payments will be made to student with submission of receipts, or directly to the school upon receipt of an invoice.


  • Completed application form

  • Letters of Recommendation from 3 people (teacher, employer, coach, scout leader, church leader, etc.)

  • Copy of SAT/ACT scores

  • Proof of acceptance / enrollment in college / university

  • Declaration of major field

  • An essay on “Why I am interested in a career in the Construction Industry. (300 words)

Application is attached below.

Deadline: March 31, 2022

ICES Bridging Cultures Scholarship

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The ICES Bridging Cultures Scholarship is now accepting applications, and we're giving out more money than ever! If you know a globally-minded high school student who could use some cash for college, be sure and tell them about this. Details and the application can be found at

Deadline: April 1, 2022

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Go Green, Help Save the World 2022 Poster/Visual Arts Contest

The Knights of Pythias Poster/Visual Arts Contest entitled "Go Green, Help Save the World" is open to any student enrolled in high school in Indiana.

For a brochure with rules and regulations, please visit the School Counseling Office.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

2022 We the Students Essay Contest

We are excited to announce the launch of the Bill of Rights Institute's 2022 We the Students Essay Contest!

The grand prize is $7,500 and a scholarship to the Constitutional Academy summer program in Washington, DC. Submissions are due April 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

This year's topic is: How does an understanding of natural rights and respect build a free society?

Answering the question requires an understanding of natural rights and how they relate to the principle of respect and how the flourishing of a free society is dependent upon them. To truly explore this question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, students will need to go beyond "dictionary definitions," and express their understanding and reasoning about the connections among these principles. This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty "big ideas." What does it take to understand them? To build toward and maintain them? To see them with regard to each other? Why are these relationships important?

We encourage students to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples, and well-researched facts into what they write. A good essay will demonstrate how these principles are not just abstract ideas but are part of people's everyday actions and choices.

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Kiwanis "We Build" Scholarship (Local)

Hobart Kiwanis will be offering three $1000 scholarships to students in the area pursuing a college education. The application must be received by April 15, 2022. Students may drop their application off at the Hobart Family YMCA @601 West 40th Place, c/o of Sharon Tarry or send it to the address included on the application.

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Class of 2023 BigFuture CollegeBoard Scholarships

Class of 2023, Qualify Yourself for Scholarships!

All juniors: Make yourself eligible for $500 and $40,000 scholarships each month. Earn entries in monthly drawings for scholarships by completing steps to plan for college. The sooner you start and the more steps you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. This month’s entries will continue to be included in upcoming monthly drawings. Read the Official Rules here.

Earn your first drawing entry now by building your college list of six or more schools.

Start Here

How to Qualify

BigFuture offers tools to help you choose a college and career right for you. When you take steps on BigFuture to get ready for college, you’ll be entered in drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships. There are no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements. It’s easy to enter scholarship drawings each month. Simply complete one of the steps before the deadline, and you’ll be automatically entered to win $500 and $40,000 scholarships! Students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year have extra chances at BigFuture Scholarships because they’re eligible for two entries each drawing.


Build Your College List: $500 and $40,000

Explore colleges that interest you on College Search. Add 6 schools to your list to qualify.
Start Date: December 6, 2021

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Build Your List


Practice for the SAT: $500 and $40,000

Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day. Start with 1 Timed Mini Section or 1 Diagnostic Quiz to earn your entry.
Start Date: December 6, 2021

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Practice Now


Explore Scholarships: $500 and $40,000

Find other scholarships and aid to help you pay for college. Explore a personalized list of scholarships and select Go Apply for at least 1 to learn about requirements.
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Deadline: February 28, 2023


Strengthen Your College List: $500 and $40,000

Make sure your list has a mix of colleges – at least 3 reach, 2 match and 1 safety – to qualify.
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Deadline: October 31, 2022


Complete the FAFSA: $500 and $40,000

Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid. To enter, confirm that you already submitted the FAFSA or are ineligible to complete it.
Start Date: October 1, 2022

Deadline: February 28, 2023


Apply to Colleges: $500 and $40,000

Apply to 2 or more schools you want to attend to earn an entry.
Start Date: October 1, 2022

Deadline: February 28, 2023

By completing one or more of these steps, all current juniors (class of 2023) with a College Board account who attend high school or are enrolled in a homeschool in the United States or U.S. territories (including Puerto Rico) will be automatically enrolled in drawings.U.S. citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools abroad may also participate. To remove yourself from drawings, you can select not to participate at

Scholarship Drawings

Class of 2023 BigFuture Scholarship winners will be selected through random drawings each month from the end of January 2022 through February 2023. Two $40,000 scholarship winners will be selected each month along with hundreds of $500 scholarship winners.

CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships - Class of 2022

Explore Scholarships

Open Through February
Your juniors can find scholarships and other aid to help them pay for college for a chance at $500.

Complete the FAFSA

Open Through February

With the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, students who fill out the FAFSA will earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.

Apply to Colleges

Open through February

Students who apply to 2 or more colleges will earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.

Hobart High School School Counseling Office

Mrs. Danielle Adams, Director of School Counselors

Mrs. Victoria Hamilton, Last Names A-E

Mrs. Peggy Orchard, Last Names F-J

Ms. Shelby Clindaniel, Last Names K-Q

Mrs. Amanda Hensley, Last Names R-Z

Additional CollegeBoard College and Career Resources

BigFuture™ is home to so much more than just our College Search tool. Use the following free BigFuture tools to guide students on their college-going journey and to increase equity and access in your school:

College Search—Exploration tool for your students as they research colleges based on such preferences as location, majors, type, and campus life.

Scholarship Search—Matches students to scholarships based on the student’s background, achievements, and future plans.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships—Guides juniors and seniors through college planning steps with chances to earn money for college. No application or essay. No GPA or test score minimum. No citizenship requirement.

Student Search Service—The way thousands of colleges and scholarships connect with more than five million students. Students can opt in online or when registering for a College Board assessment to receive information from colleges and scholarship organizations.

Career Finder™—Career exploration tool that helps students make informed academic and career decisions based on what truly drives them and connects them to compatible schools.