Scholarships & Financial Aid

February 21st - March 6th

From the Guidance Office at Hobart High School

This scholarship newsletter contains information compiled by the Guidance 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.

NEW! Hobart High School Alumni Association Scholarship

The HHS Alumni Association Scholarship is a $500 scholarship available to HHS seniors!


To be eligible, students must:

- continue his/her education through an accredited apprenticeship program, trade school, college, or university of their choice

- there is not GPA or SAT requirement

- have a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor, coach or administrator

- have qualities of good citizenship, favorable attitudes and habits, and a desire to succeed


Applications are available in the Guidance Office!


Deadline: March 31, 2020

NEW! Regional Federal Credit Union NEXT Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to all students in our community that will be attending a university, college or trade school in the fall of 2020. REGIONAL offers a $500 Next Generation Scholarships that the winner can use for any purpose necessary. To be considered, interested students must complete an application and submit a 250-word essay using the prompt of "Why Saving Money is Important."


Return to the high school Guidance Department by the deadline.


Deadline: March 13, 2020

NEW! Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Grant

The Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (a national honorary of women educators) is again offering an educational grant of $500 for a graduating senior girl who plans to enroll in a teacher preparatory program beginning in the fall of 2020. The completed grant packet should be sent to the Professional Affairs Committee by the deadline.


Please mail to:
Toni Sulewski

972 Pawnee Drive

Crown Point, IN 46307


Applications are available in the Guidance Office.


Deadline: April 24, 2020

NEW! Construction Advancement Foundation Scholarship

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & SELECTION CRITERIA

  • 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)

USE OF FUNDS

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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)

Deadline: March 31, 2020

NEW! Women's International Network of Utility Professionals STEM Scholarship

Our STEM scholarship committee is offering a $500 scholarship to students planning to attend school after high school in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics curriculum.

Our application can be found at https://www.winup.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=537788&module_id=371848. Selecting the blue $500 STEM Scholarship button will open the scholarship pdf that can then be downloaded. Instructions for completion are included in the scholarship pdf. If students don’t want to print the form, then write in answers by hand, and lastly scan it to send back to us, they can use this tool to easily fill in their downloaded form.


Deadline: Friday, April 3rd at 5 PM EST.

NEW! Hoosier Coho Club Scholarship

The Hoosier Coho Club is offering a $1000 scholarship. The Coho Club is a non-profit organization which encourages ethical fishing in Lake Michigan and the tributaries for anadromous fish.


To be eligible the applicant must be:

- accepted to an accredited college/trade school AND


Meet one of the following criteria:

- a member of the Hoosier Coho Club

- a relative of a HCC member in good standing

- a member of a recognized high school fishing club/team

- a student in Lake, LaPorte, or Porter counties if not affiliated with HCC


Application is available in Guidance.


Deadline: April 3, 2020

US Steel Scholarship Program

United States Steel Foundation, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist children of U. S. employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs in the United States.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the U. S. Steel Scholarship Program must be:

  • Children* of active, full-time U. S. employees** who have completed at least one year of service with United States Steel Foundation or United States Steel Corporation (including any wholly-owned, direct or indirect, subsidiaries located in the United States) as of the application deadline.
    *Children include natural children, stepchildren, legally adopted children and legal wards.
    **Employees include exempt, nonexempt and union-represented.
  • Current high school seniors or students who graduated high school in 2017, 2018 or 2019 who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U. S. for the entire upcoming academic year. Students attending U. S. service academies, or foreign colleges or universities are not eligible.

Current High School Seniors: If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to 15 renewable awards will be granted. Awards will be divided among U. S. Steel locations or groups of locations as defined by U. S. Steel Foundation, Inc. and united States Steel Corporation. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree or certificate from a vocational-technical school is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and conduct and full-time undergraduate enrollment.


Apply online at https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/ussteel/


Deadline: February 26, 2020

Dreamers & DACAs - Various Opportunities

Visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/?utm_source=Common+App+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6d22fc2e8a-REACHHIGHER_COMMONAPP&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_685c1cb33f-6d22fc2e8a-49957257 for opportunities! Must meet immigration eligibility criteria - check website for details!


Deadlines: January 30th and February 27th, 2020

Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship

Purpose


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.

Eligibility


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 and currently attend high school in Lake, Newton, Porter, or Jasper County, Indiana
  • Must have a minimum composite 1200 SAT or 25 ACT (tests may be super-scored).
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 (out of 4).
  • 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 http://dyescholarships.org/index.php/application/


Deadline: March 1, 2020

Indiana Association of School Psychologists Scholarship

The IASP High School Scholarship ($500) is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who has an interest in pursuing a career in the field of psychology.

ELIGIBILITY

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

Please return completed application packet to:
Indiana Association of School Psychologists
Attn: Kim Williams
125 W. Market Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone # 317-472-6955
Toll-Free # 866-518-4472


Deadline: March 1, 2020

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Scholarship

High school seniors who are dependents of a Boilermaker in good standing are eligible. (Includes retired, disabled and deceased members) Scholarships are awarded based on each student’s academic record, extracurricular activities, career goals, and performance on a written essay. Awards totaling $50,000 will be distributed among successful applicants as determined by the Scholarship Committee.


For complete application guidelines and program requirements please visit scholarships.boilermakers.org


Deadline: March 1, 2020

Partners for Clean Air Scholarship

Partners for Clean Air (PCA) is a coalition of Northwest Indiana businesses, industries, local governments and community groups committed to providing overall air quality and public health through voluntary actions. This $2,500 scholarship opportunity allows PCA to give back to the Northwest Indiana community by helping qualified students succeed in postsecondary education goals aligned with clean air and public health.


Qualifications:



  • Be a senior in Lake, Porter, or LaPorte counties
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Be attending an Indiana accredited college, university of trade school in Fall 2020
  • Be pursuing a two-year or four-year college degree or two-year trade school certification or degree. Any applicant will be considered provided that the applicant demonstrates how his or her planned field of study supports the goals of PCA.


Deadline: March 2, 2020

Marines Scholarship Program

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attending post–high school, undergraduate, and career technical education programs.

The foundation is 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 or Navy Corpsmen. In the 2019-20 academic year alone, they awarded over $8.2 million to more than 2,360 students, and will provide a similar level of support in the 2020-21 academic year.

Their scholarships are for students currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, an undergraduate degree or career-focused program. Scholarship awards are need-based, and every eligible applicant receives a scholarship.

The scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year opened on January 1, 2020, and will close on March 3, 2020. For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit mcsf.org/apply.


Deadline: March 3, 2020

AAUW Calumet Branch Scholarship (For females currently attending PNW or Purdue)

The Northwest Indiana Calumet branch of AAUW will be accepting applications for $1000 scholarship that will be awarded to a qualified candidate in May. Any female Purdue Northwest or Purdue W. Lafayette student may apply.


Deadline for applications is March 6, 2020.

AABE Scholarships

AABE Scholarships


Through the work of various members of the AABE National Scholarship Committee, Chapter Presidents, Regional Directors, local Scholarship Committees and many AABE volunteers nationwide, the AABE Scholarship Program is advertised and applications are solicited from eligible candidates nation-wide. AABE local chapters review the applications received and select local scholarship winners, from which the top ranked candidates are forwarded to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of regional and national awards.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Unweighted academic average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Graduating high school senior who intends to enroll next semester in an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field
  • Underrepresented minority (African Americans, Hispanic or Native Americans)

Apply online at https://scholarship.aabe.org/?fbclid=IwAR217Ao5h3xOZ16JVYgA_UgELcfj6ylmIauGF7ggOYRAJy5S5qbHS22w3fA


Timelines

Applications are due to the local Chapter by March 15, 2020.

UNCF Stem Scholars Program

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To qualify, applicants must: - Be African American - Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States - Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale - Pursued a rigorous course of study in high school in math and science courses, including precalculus - Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university - Show evidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue STEM majors, including biological/life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science/engineering, information sciences, engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical or chemical), mathematics - Complete all of the application essays - Arrange for a letter of recommendation to by submitted via the UNCF application portal - Be enrolled for the first time at a U.S.-located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma while taking college-level courses) in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student


Apply online at https://scholarships.uncf.org/Account/LogOn


Deadline: March 19, 2020

Urban League of Northwest Indiana Scholarships

Available scholarships:


Horizon Bank Scholarship - 5 $1000 scholarships to students in Lake, LaPorte or Porter counties


Chester Arthur Jones and Robert L. Buggs, Sr. Engineering/Construction Scholarship - $500 scholarship to a Lake County Senior


National Hook-Up of Black Women Scholarship - $250 scholarship to a Northwest Indiana student


Timothy Lamar Johnson Foundation Scholarship - $1000 scholarship to a graduating Lake County High School student


Northwest Indiana Corvette Club's Anthony Courtney Scholarship - 2 $1000 scholarships for seniors in Lake, LaPorte or Porter counties


Apply online at https://ulofnwi.communityforce.com


Deadline: March 20, 2020

St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

This scholarship is open to seniors with a 3.0 GPA and higher who are pursuing higher education in any St. Mary Medical Center related medical field. Applications are available at www.comhs.org/ASA or in the HHS Guidance Office.



Deadline: March 27, 2020 by 4:00 pm to the St. Mary Medical Center Gift Shop

(No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted)

2020 IAPSS Sagamore Foundation Scholarship Application

Introduction: The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) will award two $1,000 scholarships in April 2020.



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.


Deadline: March 31, 2020

Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.


The scholarship fund was established for the benefit of the members of the association and qualified individuals. The general qualifications for applicants are: to be an active affiliate or associate member of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association or a dependent child or grandchild of an active affiliate or associate member of the association, be an Indiana resident, attend an Indiana College or University, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).This year, the association will be awarding forty $750 scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing an education and career in the criminal justice field.


Application is attached below.


Deadline: April 1, 2020

Greater Gary American Jazz Association Scholarship

The Greater Gary Jazz Association will be awarding music scholarship(s) totaling $1,000 to a student in the greater Gary area school system. Each applicant must submit the following information:

- Completed application form (available in Guidance)

- An Official transcript of grades or credits including classes or courses in progress

- Record of extracurricular activities in school and/or community

- College entrance test scores

- List of other monetary scholarships or awards which have been or will be received by the applicant

- A 500 word essay on "Why I Want to Further My Education in Music"

- A letter of recommendation from a music teacher/instructor and one from a counselor

- A personal interview and a tape recording demonstrating the applicant's musical ability if interested.


Deadline: April 10, 2020

Kiwanis "We Build" Scholarship

Kiwanis is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who has demonstrated community service and leadership skills and plans to attend college. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Students may drop their application off at the Hobart Family YMCA c/o of Sharon Tarry or send it to the address included on the application.


Deadline: April 11, 2020

Mid-Lake Republican Women's Club Scholarship

Application Guidelines:

The Mid-Lake Republican Women’s Club Scholarship is awarded annually to an individual(s) who are pursuing their first undergraduate college degree that meets our requirements for eligibility, which are:

-Graduating high school senior (class of 2020) and/or a college undergraduate student.

-Must be a legal U.S. citizen that is a resident of Lake County, Indiana

-Must be seeking a degree in one or more of the following fields of study:

· Political Science

· Criminal Justice

· Education (to teach History/Social Studies)

· Pre-Law


Application attached below.


Deadline: April 15, 2020

CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships - Class of 2021


  1. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program opens in December for the class of 2021.

    Early efforts will get rewarded! Students who've already taken action to build their college list on BigFuture™ and link their College Board and Khan Academy® accounts to practice for the SAT® on Official SAT Practice will automatically earn a scholarship entry when they join the program once it opens.

    Getting Juniors Started in December



    1.

    Students should join the program by signing in with their existing College Board account (same one they used for the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT®) or they can create an account if they don’t have one.


    2.

    They should click on the yellow Earn Scholarships button at the top of the homepage.


    3.

    They should review the official rules on the Opt In screen and click Agree. Then they’re ready to start turning their efforts into scholarships!




    The Scholarships

    The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.



    1. Build Your College List: $500

    Get started by exploring colleges you're interested in. Learn More



    2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000

    Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day. Learn More



    3. Improve Your Score: $2,000

    Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score. Learn More



    4. Strengthen Your College List: $500

    Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, match, and reach schools. Learn More



    5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000

    Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid. Learn More



    6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000

    Apply to the schools you want to attend. Learn More



    Complete Your Journey: $40,000

    Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. Learn More




A memo from the U.S. Selective Service System and U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Selective Service System and U.S. Department of Education have requested help in communicating a reminder to students in Indiana of the registration requirements under the Military Selective Service Act, 50 U.S.C. 3801-3820. See also https://www.sss.gov/RegistrationInfo/Who-registration and https://www.sss.gov/Home/Resources.

Males are required to register beginning 30 days prior to their 18th birthday and extending 30 days thereafter. Late registration is accepted up to the 26th birthday. Failure to register prior to reaching age 26 may result in unfortunate life consequences, including:

 Ineligibility for employment by the federal government, the U.S. Postal Service, and many state and local governments;

 Ineligibility to receive federal and, in some cases, state student financial aid;

 Ineligibility to receive job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;

 Ineligibility for security clearances; and

 Delay in citizenship proceedings.

Hobart High School Guidance Office

Mrs. Danielle Adams, Director of Guidance dadams@hobart.k12.in.us

Mrs. Victoria Hamilton, Seniors A-G vbarnes@hobart.k12.in.us

Mrs. Peggy Orchard, Seniors H-O porchard@hobart.k12.in.us

Ms. Amanda Hensley, Seniors P-Z ahensley@hobart.k12.in.us

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