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Written by Christina Crane   
Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:16

2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Please remind students who have filed their 2015-2016 FAFSA by the March 10, 2016 deadline to check their status on eStudent (http://www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/eStudents/). eStudent is an online system that allows students to view issues with their FAFSA and current and historical financial aid rewards. Students also may use this system to change their college choice, address or phone number. Students must correct any issues, known as edits, on the 2015-2016 FAFSA by May 15, 2016. If a student fails to correct FAFSA edits, he or she will be removed from the application pool for state financial aid. Questions may be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


2015 WestGate@Crane College Fair Scholarship:  The WestGate@Crane College Fair Committee is pleased to announce up to three $1,000 scholarships to be awarded on September 29, 2015, at the 2015 WestGate@Crane College Fair. Senior students (home schooled students included) attending the college fair will be eligible. The scholarship winners will be announced at the college fair and students must be present to collect their certificate (scholarship monies to be distributed at a later date). The committee is asking students to submit an essay by choosing a world issue that could be solved or mitigated through the improvement of an area of science, technology, engineering, or math, and discuss how this improvement could be accomplished.

 Please note the following scholarship guidelines:

• Must be a senior attending the 2015 WestGate@Crane College Fair

• Letters of Recommendation: Required (1) from an academic mentor and (1) from a non-academic mentor o Family members are not permitted

• Word Limit: No minimum, 2,000 maximum (not to include footnotes or citations)

• Format: APA

• Contingencies: Winners to provide proof of acceptance in the form of their first bursar bill from the university in order to receive their check (directly to student)

• Topic: Choose a world issue that could be solved or mitigated through the improvement of an area of science, technology, engineering, or math, and discuss how this improvement could be accomplished.

• Cover sheet should include full contact information (address, home and phone number), essay title, student name, high school name, and date. Students name should not appear anywhere on the essay other than the cover sheet.

• The deadline for receipt of essays is 5:00 p.m. September 11, 2015.

Winning entries will have the opportunity to be published in the WestGate@Crane Newsletter.

For questions regarding the scholarship guidelines, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please send submissions to:

Battery Innovation Center (BIC), Inc.

C/O 2015 Scholarship

7970 S Energy Drive

Newberry, IN 47449

or by e-mail in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Subject line should read 2015 WestGate@Crane College Fair Scholarship.

AVAILABLE SOON:  GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program:  "We're looking for students with Leadership-Drive-Integrity-Citizenship."  Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships.  Apply online through www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships or http://facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships.

AVAILABLE SOON:  Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program:  Graduating high school seniors, visit www.rmhc.org fr more information or apply today at https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC.

LinkedIn Scholarship: They are giving away $100,000---$10,000 Grand Prize and 10 $5,000 1st prizes.  Here's how to win:  1)  Get started with your decision board; 2)  Add a university or field of study; 3)  Share your board with a friend or family member.  For more information, check out the official rules at: http://linkedin.promo.eprize.com/scholarship/public/fulfillment/rules.pdf.  Just be sure to enter by November 7, 2015.   

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1ST:  Elk's Scholarship:  The Linton Elk’s Lodge is once again offering a onetime $1000.00 Most Valuable Student Scholarship to a student attending Bloomfield High School. Applications can be downloaded from the Elk’s website at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/applymvs.cfm.

Once downloaded, the application can be filled out on the computer. Please read the instructions on how to prepare and submit the application before returning to the Elk’s Lodge. All applications must be turned into the Linton Elk’s lodge on Hwy. 54 in Linton by 6:00 pm on December 5, 2015. The winners from each school will also be submitted for consideration at our district level also. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 812-875-2031 during regular business hours.

The Networks Scholarship through ISU's Scott College of Business: Full In-State Tuition for 4 years valued at $33,000; $3,000 Professional Development Account; and Laptop Computer.  Selection Criteria:  Individuals planning on majoring in business at ISU are eligible for this scholarship.  Student must meet 2 of 3 of the following academic requirements:  Rank in the top 15% of their senior class; Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale; and/or 1070 SAT (CR/MATH) or 23 ACT (Composite).  Students must apply by December 1, 2014.  Apply to ISU at www.indstate.edu/apply.

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1ST:  NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Award:  Are you a young entrepreneur?  Do you know a young entrepreneur?  Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2015 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation.  Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information and to apply online between October 1 and December 18, 2015. 

Wabash Valley Community Foundation Scholarships (Deadline is November 17, 2015):

Rex Buntain Tribune Star Scholarship:  Eligibility requires that:  1) You intend to pursue a career in journalism, preferably print or online journalism; 2) Your high school resume and transcript demonstrae an aptitude for success in journalism; and 3) You are a resident of Clay, Greene, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, or Vigo c County in Indiana, or Clark, Crawford, or Edgar County in Illinois.   

James F. Jackson Scholarship:  Eligibility requires that: 1) You are a resident of Vigo, Sullivan, Knox or Greene County, Indiana or of Crawford County, Illinois; 2) Preference given to students demonstrating excellence in the areas of math and science; 3) You are well-read in the area of non-fiction books/publications.

More information can be obtained by calling the Wabash Valley Community Foundation or by visiting their website, www.wvcf.com.  You can complete the application at www.wvcf.com.  All applications are due no later than November 17, 2015 at 12:00-Noon.  

Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors Association:  WVMCA announces schlolarship opportunities for students entering a four-year college with an interest in mechanical construction or engineering.  WVMCA will offer three (3) - $1,000 scholarships through the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.  Beginning October 1, 2014, the application, which is part of the Community Foundation's unified application may be found online at www.wvcf.com.  Application deadline is November 15, 2015. 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarshipshttp://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp5052-jack-kent-cooke-foundation-invites-applications-for-undergraduate-scholarships 

The Christian Connector provides a FREE Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing.  Students can simply log into www.ChristianConnector.com to request information and automatically be entered in the $2,500 scholarship drawing.  The FREE web resource allows students to search for the different types of scholarships that are of interest. 

Seniors:  Apply for the Wendy's Heisman Award! at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com by October 3, 2015.

The Wendy's High School Heisman Program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors. To achieve award eligibility for the 2015 Wendy's High School Heisman Program, students must be seniors during the 2015/2016 academic years, graduating with the class of 2015. Applicants must:

Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.

Participate in at least one of 27 eligible school-sponsored sports, including baseball, basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, and/or Volleyball; and be a leader in school.

VU Scholarships:  Application deadline is January 15, 2016.  Application is available online at www.vinu.edu/scholarships .  Honors diploma and Technical Honors diploma graduates automatically receive $1,250/year award; however the scholarship application must be submitted by the deadline to receive this award.

ISU Scholarships:  http://www.indstate.edu/scholarships/

IU Achievement Scholarships:  For more information about scholarships at IU, visit     www.scholarships.indiana.edu.

Ivy Tech Scholarships:  Go to the following link for all campuses:  http://www.ivytech.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.html .

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Public Safety Volunteers Scholarship: Who can apply?  An Indiana resident who is an incoming or continuing student who: 1.  Attends or will be attending an accredited Indiana college; 2.  Has a GPA of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale; 3.  Volunteers at a public saftey organization such as a fire department, law enforcement agency (EMA), or emergency medical service (EMS).  IDHS will determine eligibility.  To complete an application which consists of a completed Foundation Scholarship Application Form, official college transcript, recommendation letter from public safety agency, resume, 500-word minimum essay, and completed Vendor Information Form (State Form 53788); contact Mary Fields at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Nursing Scholarship Fund:  Based on a student's financial need, nursing scholarships up to $5,000 per year are available for full- or part-time enrolled nursing students.  To receive the award, an applicant must agree to work as a nurse in Indiana for two years after graduation.  Applications are available from the Learn More Indiana Helpline (1-800-992-2076).

Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarship:  This scholarship is available to minority students studying to become Indiana teachers or students seeking a special education, occupational therapy or physical therapy certification.  An application is required and is available from the Learn More Helpline (1-800-992-2076).

Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant:  A grant that provides up to 100% of certain tuition costs will be provided by the state of Indiana for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard who attend Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, University of Southern Indiana or Vincennes University.  The student must be certified by the Indiana National Guard and can begin the process at the unit command level, and must also file the FAFSA yearly by the March 10 deadline, and not have used four years of SSACI aid or exceeded the ten year eligibility time frame.

Child of Certain Veterans and Public Safety Officers Supplemental Grant Program: This program provides tuition and fee assistance at public colleges for eligible children of disabled Indiana veterans and eligible children and spouses of certain Indiana public safety officers and Indiana National Guard members killed in the line of duty.  As a supplement to other state financial aid, the grant pays 100% of tuition and fees.  It does not cover room and board.  An application is required and is available from the Learn More Helpline (1-800-992-2076).



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