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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 .




                                                                                                                                                              Fourteenth Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Application 2015-2016:  The National Co-Op Scholarship Program only applies to the ten institutions listed:  Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State Univeristy of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, The University of Toledo, and the Wentworth Institute of Technology. 
                                                                                                                                                                    Qualifications:  Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Apply for the 2015-2017 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed. 
                                                                                                                                                                      Instructions:  Please complete the National Co-Op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page essay (200-words) describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program and mail it to:
                                                                                                                                                                      WACE, 600 Suffolk Street, Suite 125, Lowell, MA 01854
                                                                                                                                                                        For general questions, please contact:  Marty Ford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
                                                                                                                                                                          For a scholarship application or to complete your application online, please visit www.waceinc.org.  We do not require transcripts or recommendations.  Please do NOT send.  Early applications are highly encouraged.  Application deadline:  February 15, 2016* (Postmarked)
                                                                                                                                                                            * Please note deadline exceptions for Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, SUNY Oswego and University of Massachusetts Lowell.
                                                                                                                                                                              Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors Association Scholarship:  $1,000 scholarship for students who attend or intend to enroll in a four-year college or university as an undergraduate with a major in the mechanical construction field, including, but not limited to engineering, construction management or other mechanical construction related field of study.  This scholarship is being provided through the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.  To apply, you must be a resident of the counties served ty the Wabash Valley Mechanical Contractors Assocation.  This includes Greene County.  Beginning October 1st, the application, which is part of the foundation's unified application may be found online at www.wvcf.com.  Please contact the WVCF offce at 812-232-2234 or toll free at 877-232-2230 with any questions.  The application deadline is November 16th at 2 p.m. 
                                                                                                                                                                      Wabash Valley Community Foundation Scholarships:  The Wabash Valley Community Foundation would like to make you aware of three (3) scholarships that are available to students who are Greene County Residents:  Dorothy Wurst Porter Scholarship for students intending to pursue a degree in liberal arts at a private liberal arts institution; James F. Jackson Scholarship for students who demonstrate an excellence in the areas of math and science AND are well-read in the area of non-fiction books/publications; and Rex Buntaine Tribune Star Scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, preferably print or online journalism.
                                                                                         James Root Scholarship: The Owen County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that application process is open now for the James Root Scholarship. Residents of Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, and Owen County, Indiana are eligible if they will be attending a Christian based college or seminary to pursue a career in Christian ministry or to gain a Christian perspective for any career of their choosing. Highlights pertaining to this scholarship are: Scholarship materials are accessible from our website at http://www.owencountycf.org/ www.owencountycf.org on the Scholarships page. By following the links for high school seniors or links for persons pursuing post-secondary education, these files are available: Instructions on Scholarships Pre-Application for 2015/16 Scholarships 2015/16 Scholarship Application Applicants must complete the Pre-Application, indicating that they intend to apply for the James Root Scholarship, and complete the Application, enclosing a letter from their pastor. Applicants have important deadlines for submitting material to OCCF: Pre-Applications are due on Wednesday, October 31, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. Applications from graduating high school students are due on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. Applications from students already pursing post-secondary education are due on Friday, January 15, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. By submitting an application, a high school student authorizes OCCF to obtain their transcript and SAT and/or ACT scores from their high school early in January 2016. Adults will submit their college transcripts with their applications. This scholarship requires an EFC from the FAFSA. OCCF will contact students in January with instructions to document their financial need through FAFSA.
                                                The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computinghonors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. This multi-tiered competition includes recognition at the national level (sponsored by Bank of America) and at the local level (sponsored by Microsoft), serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.

                                                Each local award taps into the powerful network of NCWIT Alliance members: teams from academia, non-profit organizations, startups, and corporations come together to build a community of support for young women interested in computing.

                                                Quote from Award RecipientApplications for the 2016 Award for Aspirations in Computing are open from September 1 to October 26, 2015 (8:00 p.m. EDT).


                                                Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply, if she also meets both of the following criteria:

                                                • She attends a high school in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen attending a high school in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. military base.
                                                • She has a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number.

                                                Aspirations Award recipients are chosen for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education.


                                                Each Affiliate Award winner receives recognition at an award event, an engraved award for both her and her school, scholarship and internship opportunities, access to a peer network of technical young women in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community (sponsored by Bloomberg), and various other prizes — computing resources, gadgets, sponsor swag, and more.

                                                Additionally, each National Award winner receives $500 in cash from NCWIT. Bank of America also presents National Award winners with a laptop computer, a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 5, 2016, and networking opportunities with Bank of America employees.

                                                Application Details

                                                To apply, high school women must first register online. Click here to begin registration.

                                                You may preview the application in English or in Spanish before you get started. You may also want to review the application how-to guide. Parents can review the approval how-to guide as well. For frequently asked questions about applying, approvals, and endorsements, please visit our FAQ page.

                                                Bank of America requires paperwork, including a notarized travel waiver and tax ID information. Failure by National awardees and/or her parent(s) or guardian(s) to return required paperwork, book travel in the allotted time or attend the Bank of America showcase and ceremony may result in forfeiture of all awards hereunder.
                                                NCWIT may require additional hard-copy, notarized paperwork, at its discretion.
                                                To the extent required by law, Bank of America will report the value of the gift/reward/travel expenses to the IRS on Form 1099.
                                                Any prize that is classified as taxable income must be reported to the IRS.  Taxes, where applicable, are the responsibility of the award winner.
                                                Immediate Family (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren and persons residing in the same household) of employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT are prohibited from receiving the award.
                                              • Scholarship for Christian Student Athletes:  Accepting Applications September 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016.   www.playingwithpurpose.org

                                              • Criteria: 

                                                • Currently a high school sophomore, junior, or senior;

                                                • Maintains a minimum of a "C" average or higher;

                                                • Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports; and

                                                • A committed follower of Jesus Christ

                                              • AMDA Scholarships for Performing Arts

                                                 AMDA: College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, L.A. Campus
                                                AMDA: The American Musical and Drama Academy, N.Y. City Campus 
                                                 Value  Individual annual awards range from $1,000 to $18,000 based on talent, merit, academic excellence, and financial need.
                                                Students must:
                                                • Participate in campus auditions, offered in a variety of cities for student convenience. Please see attached.
                                                • Have your Nominator send the attached nomination form to the campus of your choice, L.A. or N.Y.
                                                For more information, call 1-800-367-7908 or visit 
                                                 Deadline Ongoing. Students should apply and sign up to audition as soon as possible based on location and convenience.
                                              • United Cerebral Palsy Associations of Greater Indiana Scholarships

                                              • Knights of Pythias International Poster Contest

                                                 School              Not specified
                                                 Value  National prizes of up to $1,000 or more
                                                •  Any level (9 through 12) of student enrolled in high school in the U.S. or Canada
                                                • Posters MUST involve the theme: "Stay Alive, Don't Text and Drive"
                                                • See attached brochure for further details and how to apply
                                                 Link http://pythias.org
                                                 Attachment  Knights of Pythias Poster Contest Brochure
                                                 Deadline  See contact form at http://pythias.org
                                              • Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) - Full-tuition Scholarship Opportunity
                                                 School              NROTC units are located at over 150 of the nations leading colleges and universities.
                                                 Value  Full tuition and other financial benefits
                                                •  Be at least 17 years old and not older than 23 by June 30th of the year you start college
                                                • Complete high school/equivalent certificate
                                                • Applicants must meet minimum SAT or ACT score criteria:
                                                  • SAT:  Math 520, Verbal 530
                                                  • ACT:  Math 21, English 22
                                                 Link  https://www.nrotc.navy.mil
                                                 Attachment  NROTC Scholarship Fact Sheet 2014
                                                 Deadline  Depending on college selection


                                              Horatio Alger ScholarshipTo be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

                                              • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2016 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
                                              • 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

                                              Appy by October 25, 2015 at  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/


                                              Kenneth J. "KJ" Green Health Professions Scholarship:  The Kenneth J. "KJ" Green Health Professions Scholarship recognizes a graduating senior at Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, Indiana, who is interested in pursuing an education and career in a health profession.  This scholarship is to be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 to a single applicant as a non-renewable, one-time gift.  To aply visit the following website:  http://kjgreen.com/scholarship.html

                                              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.   

                                              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 2, 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).



                                              Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015 10:15