National, Local & Private Scholarships

National, Local & Private Scholarships
The following are some of the scholarships available to Elkhart Central High School students. Check the daily
announcements for information and additional scholarships. Ask the Guidance secretary, Mrs. Bradshaw, for
scholarship applications. Most applications can be downloaded and/or applied for online. Many scholarships are not
available until January of each year. A number of scholarships & applications will ask for Elkhart Central High
School’s CEEB code. It is 150-915.
Scholarships with 2015 (or Fall 2014) deadline dates are accurate. Scholarships that have deadlines from Spring 2014 were left in for you to have an idea of
when they might be due in 2015—however, the dates could be very different. Check the deadline date that is on the application that you pick up!
Alpha Phi Alpha-Theta Xi Lambda Chapter: Candidates for scholarships will be selected from African American, Hispanic,
and Native American males of the South Bend and Elkhart community. Emphasis will be placed on academic ability, need, and
the potential to succeed in postsecondary education. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Deadline: May 31st
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Program: Earn $1500 scholarship to further your agricultural
education. Agriculture is more than just farming – it’s thousands of exciting and rewarding career opportunities in a variety of
fields. Learn more at Apply online at between November 15, 2014 thru
February 1, 2015.
American Association of University Women Alice Fox Scholarship: A scholarship for a Central girl who is committed
to completing a Bachelors degree and may need financial assistance. Deadline: March 28, 2014.
American Legion: (Legion Programs, Resources): offers numerous scholarships. Visit
website for details and deadlines.
Angie’s Angels, Inc. Scholarship: In memory of Angela (Blondell) Wenzel, will award scholarships to individuals enrolled in
accredited colleges or universities who have had their lives affected by cancer. Deadline: 4/1/14
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund: provides numerous scholarship opportunities to Asian and Pacific
Islander Americans with financial need. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7. Apply online at Deadline:
January 9, 2015
AXA Achievement Scholarship: Will award $10,000 scholarships to 52 students (one in each state) who demonstrate
outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. To qualify you must demonstrate ambition
and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family, and community; and the ability to succeed in college. To
learn more about the scholarship program and to apply online go to Deadline: December 15,
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Offers $2,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who have
demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.
Deadline: October 15, 2014.
BAEC Women’s Council Scholarship: The Women’s Council of the Builders Association of Elkhart County (BAEC) is
offering five $1000 scholarship to a member of the BAEC, or immediate family member, or a member’s employee, or their
immediate family member who will be attending an accredited university, college, junior college, technical, or trade school. Due:
Ball State University –
Ball State University—Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship ®: For any entering full time freshman whose
parent, grandparent, or guardian is an active member of the Ball State University Alumni Association. Applications must be RECEIVED BY the first Friday in February.
Ball State University – Cardinal Alumni Recruitment Team Scholarship: available to any admitted and
entering full-time Ball State freshman. Applications are available at . Applications must be
RECEIVED BY 5:00 p.m. on the first Friday in February.
Ball State University – Department of Journalism: scholarship opportunities for students entering Ball State and
majoring in journalism, public relations or advertising. Deadline: February 1st
Ball State University—Phi Gamma Delta Scholarship: Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded to incoming
male students planning any major of study. They are looking for a well-rounded high school graduate who is committed
to high standards in his life. You are not obligated to join Phi Gamma Delta. Deadline: August 13.
Beta Sigma Psi: Beta Sigma Psi, National Lutheran Fraternity Educational Foundation is offering $1500.00 Christian
Leadership scholarships to confirmed male members of a Lutheran congregation planning to attend Purdue University, Indiana
University, or the University of Illinois. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi. Deadline: 2/15/14
Beta Sigma Psi: Beta Sigma Psi, National Lutheran Fraternity Educational Foundation is offering a $2000.00 Martin Luther
scholarship to confirmed male members of a Lutheran congregation who will be attending their first year at any accredited 4-year
college or university. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi. Deadline: 2/15/14
Bethel College: Numerous Scholarships opportunities. Visit for details and deadlines.
The Billy Kirk Leadership Award is designed to assist minority culture students in their pursuit of a Christian education at
Bethel College. The award ranges from $6,000 to $8,000 and is renewable. Factors considered are academic
achievement minimum GPA 2.5 or top 1/3 of class, personal interview, outstanding leadership activities and references.
You must apply for admission and complete the application process by March 1st.
Bowling Green State University: $1,000 - full ride scholarships are available at Bowling Green. Visit their website for
details and a question and answer section.
Bristol Elementary PTO Alumni Scholarship: $500 scholarship to a senior who attended Bristol Elementary for a
minimum of four years; maintains a 2.75 GPA; and plans on continuing his/her education at a college, university, trade school, or
in one of the armed forces. Deadline: April 1
Brown Mackie College: Brown Mackie College, South Bend is offering scholarship opportunities for their students looking
for postsecondary education opportunities in business, healthcare, legal studies, and technology.
Buick Achievers: renewable scholarships to recognize students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom.
Qualified applicants must be enrolling for full-time study at a 4-year college or university, plan to major in one of the following:
science, technology, engineering, math, business admin, finance, marketing or design and are interested in a career in the
automotive or related industries. This is a nationwide scholarship opportunity. Apply online at
Deadline February 28, 2014
Burger King Scholars: Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities
and/or community service. Students do not have to be employed by Burger King to be eligible. Apply online at Deadline: December 10, 2014
Cass County Conservation Club: The Emil Schmeling $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to pursue an
area of study in conservation or agriculture. Deadline: May 30, 2014.
Central Indiana Community Foundation: CICF offers numerous scholarship opportunities to students. Check out their list
of available scholarships many offered to students statewide. Apply online at Deadline: RECEIVED BY March 2,
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based
scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and
their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Over $3 million annually in scholarships is
awarded to young leaders. Current high school seniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA may apply online using the following
link through October 31:
College Scholarship Opportunities – Fortune 500 Companies: Provides valuable college resource information and
numerous company provided scholarships. Visit for details.
Community Foundation of St. Joseph County: Various scholarship opportunities; check website for details, deadlines, and
Conclave Scholarship: For seniors who want careers in any area of the broadcasting field—air personality, advertising,
management, writing, TV, news Sports, and production. They award 3 Radio-TV Broadcasting scholarships, to attend one of the
following schools: Broadcast Center (MO), Brown Institute of Minneapolis, The Specs Howard School of Broadcasting in
Southfield, MI, McNally Smith College of Music (MN), or the Keane University (NJ). Visit
Davenport University Scholarship: Numerous scholarship opportunities are available to Davenport students.
Davidson College Bryan Scholarship: Honors scholar athletes, who have an outstanding academic record, are strong leaders
both in the classroom and in their sport. Deadline: September 21
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority: The South Bend Alumnae Chapter is sponsoring this one-time award of $1000 ($500 per
semester) open to any female African-American graduating high school student who has exhibited community service and has
demonstrated commendable scholarship during their high school tenure. Students must also be planning to attend an accredited
two or four-year college or university in the fall. Deadline: RECEIVED BY: March 31, 2014
Delta Theta Chi Sorority Scholarship: National scholarships in the amount of $3500 will be awarded to students with high
scholastic achievement and evidence of financial need. Deadline: February 1, 2014.
Eagle Scout Scholarships: Must have been granted the rank of Eagle Scout to enter competition. Online at
Application deadline: December 31, 2014.
Elkhart Breakfast Optimist Club Scholarship: Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Factors considered in selecting
recipients are: financial need; leadership; citizenship; and academic record. Deadline: April 11, 2014.
Elkhart Central High School-Blazer Club Music Scholarship: Graduating senior planning to enroll in a post-secondary
education after graduation. To be eligible you must have been in a band, orchestra, or choir for all four years of high school and
your parent/guardian must be a current member of the ECHS Blazer Club. Deadline: Received by 3:30 p.m. April 25, 2014.
Elkhart Central High School Commemorative Scholarship Foundation: Scholarships including the Commemorative,
Likens, Irions, and McClinchy will be awarded to students based on character, leadership, school and community involvement,
academic record, and mental attitude. Students must intend to pursue advanced education or training at an accredited college or
school. Deadline: December 13, 2013.
Elkhart Central High School-Dollars for Scholars: These scholarships are made available to our students through
donations from community businesses, individuals, and organizations. All students planning to pursue a secondary education are
encouraged to fill out an application. Online applications will be available February 1. Deadline: March 28, 2014
Elkhart City Bar Association: Scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000 will be awarded to graduating seniors from area
high schools. The primary criteria are academic performance and financial need. Deadline: Received by June 9, 2014.
Elkhart Civic Theatre: The Lillian Conley Scholarship and the Glenn Gosling Scholarship will be awarded to a student who
has been active in at least one Elkhart Civic Theatre Production. Applicants must be pursuing a degree at an accredited college or
university. Deadline: June 15.
Elkhart County Community Foundation: Several scholarships are offered through this foundation. The universal
application for all of them is available online at They are all due (except for Lilly) on March 1, 2014. (You can also contact the Community Foundation
( where you will be attending college for MORE scholarship opportunities.)
John Blakesley Mathematical Excellence: Resident of Elkhart County minimum of 1 year. Graduating senior with
mathematical excellence. Attaining a Core 40 or Honors diploma with successfully completed math honors coursework
and notable achievement in math on the ACT/SAT. Pursuing a degree in mathematics or the sciences. This is a 4-year
Philip T Christ Scholarship: Ranked upper half of academic class. Dependent of a CTS Corporation employee. This
is a 4-year award.
Donald and Margaret Covert Scholarship: Resident of Elkhart County minimum of 1 year, graduating HS senior
attaining a Core 40 or Indiana Academic Honors Diploma or equivalent, pursuing a science-oriented degree. This is a 4year award.
Ivy Tech Community College: Resident of Elkhart County for at least one year, One year award. Students may reapply annually.
IUSB Elkhart County Scholarship: Must be a resident of Elkhart County for at least one year, enrolled as a student
at IUSB in good standing pursuing a degree, and be a high school graduate by June 2014. Students may re-apply
Jenkins Automotive Scholarship: Resident of Elkhart County minimum of 1 year. Graduating senior planning to
enroll in a 2-year automotive technician certificate program. This is a 2-year award.
Claude S. and Hanna M. Kegerreis Scholarship: Resident of Elkhart County minimum of 1 year. Graduating
senior attaining a Core 40 or Honors diploma. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a 4-year program. This is a 4year award.
Jane Fryer McConaughy Memorial Scholarship: Indiana resident. Pursuing a major in ministry, missionary or
education. Students may re-apply annually.
The Charles Milton and Miriam Nance Miller Nursing Scholarship: Resident of Elkhart County for at least
one year. Graduating high school senior pursuing a nursing degree. This is a 4-year award.
Henry and Alice Pederson Educational Fund: Resident of Elkhart County minimum of 1 year. Graduating senior
attaining a Core 40 or Honors diploma. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a 4-year program. This is a 4-year
Todd Putnam Memorial Scholarship Fund: Resident of Elkhart County minimum of 1 year. Graduating HS
Senior from Elkhart Community Schools (Elkhart Central preference). Student must be pursuing a career in health care or
special needs education in a 4-year program at an accredited college. This is a 4-year award.
Cpl. Aaron L. Seal Memorial Scholarship: 1st generation college student. Resident of Elkhart County for a
minimum of 1 year. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a 4-year program. This is a 4-year award. Awards 1
new scholarship every 4 years, available 2016.
Walter O. Wells Scholarlship: Resident of Elkhart County minimum of 1 year. Graduating senior attaining a Core
40 or Honors diploma. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a 4-year program. This is a 4-year award.
Ira Whitlock Scholarship: Resident of Elkhart County minimum of 1 year. Graduating senior attaining a Core 40 or
Honors diploma. Planning to enroll in an accredited college in a 4-year program. This is a 4-year award.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship: Resident of Elkhart County, graduating senior attaining a Core 40 or
Honors diploma. Must be a 1st generation college student planning to enroll in an accredited Indiana college in a 4-year
degree program. This is a four-year full-tuition scholarship. Deadline 1/22/14
Elkhart County Farm Bureau: $300 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be a student whose family is a current
member of Farm Bureau. Membership with Farm Bureau must have been carried for at least two years prior to application. Received by: 4/15/14
Elkhart General Hospital Auxiliary Dee Watson Nursing Scholarship: Scholarships for students interested in pursuing
a career in nursing. Deadline: RECEIVED BY May 1.
Elkhart Kiwanis Club Scholarships: Five $1000 scholarships are provided for students based on academic achievement,
extra-curricular activities, and financial need. One of the five scholarships is reserved for a qualified minority student in memory
of Colonel Leonard Johnson and another for a student who plans to pursue theology or some other Spiritually-based endeavor.
Recipients may reapply making them potential 4-year scholarships. Deadline: March 28, 2014.
Elkhart Lions Club Walter Lerner Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded based on student’s academic achievement,
community service, and good citizenship. Application available at Deadline: March 15, 2013.
Elkhart Luncheon Optimist Club Scholarship: This service club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to assist high school
students with financial aid who intend to further their education. Scholarship requirements are a GPA of 3.0 or above and SAT of
800 or above. Deadline: April 24, 2014.
Elk’s Legacy Awards: A $4,000 scholarship issued over four years. You must be a high school senior and a child, grandchild,
step-child or step-grandchild of an Elk in good standing. Award is based on leadership development and civic responsibility.
Submit an online application at Deadline: noon on January 30, 2015.
Elk’s National “Most Valuable Student” Award: They award 500 scholarships ranging in value from $1,000/year to
$15,000/year. You must be a high school senior and a U.S. citizen. Award is based on financial need, leadership and academic
ability. Applications can be downloaded from Deadline: Received by
December 5, 2014.
Alfred H. Free Scholarship: This scholarship is for a graduating senior who plans to major in Chemistry or Chemical
Engineering. Deadline: April 15, 2013
Gates Millennium Scholars: Scholarships will be available to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian
Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American student with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, who has demonstrated
leadership abilities through community service, extracurricular or other activities and has a significant financial need. Apply
online at by January 14, 2015 .
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship: Program honors the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President by rewarding
college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue
higher education. Through the generous support of GE, this national program annually awards $10,000 renewable scholarships to
up to 20 students. Apply online at Deadline: January 8, 2015.
John A. & Dorothy H Geyer Scholarship Fund: The John and Dorothy Geyer Scholarship fund aids students of limited
financial resources who, by their academic achievements, character, and personal contributions, clearly indicate a potential to
benefit from higher education. Requires Parent/Guardian Financial Statement/FAFSA and 3 letters of recommendation.
Deadline: April 1, 2014.
Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship: Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships
on a competitive basis to Gleaner Insurance family members who are attending college or programs of higher education.
Recipients are judged based on the following: academic record; leadership; quality of activities; letters of recommendation;
financial need; overall quality and completion of application. Members can download applications online at
Deadline: February 1, 2015.
Melvin W. Glendening Scholarship ®: Criteria: high moral standards, leadership, character, and citizenship, scholastically
in the upper half of their class, and who will not receive a full scholarship from another source. Deadline: May 1.
Thomas E. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship: This $1000.00 scholarship is for a senior going into the Law Enforcement
Field or a related field of study. Deadline: April 4, 2014.
Goshen College: Offers numerous need-based and merit-based aid/scholarships. Apply online at
Hazen H. Haggerty Scholarship ®: Criteria: high moral standards, leadership, character, and citizenship, scholastically in
the upper half of their class, and who will not receive a full scholarship from another source. Deadline: May 1.
Harrington Orthodontics: A $1000 scholarship will be awarded. Any college-bound past or present Harrington Orthodontic
patient will qualify. Essay is required. Deadline: April 7, 2014.
Hasseur-Stutzman-Hahn Scholarship-Elkhart Elk’s Lodge #425 ®: two $750 and two $600 scholarships one of each to
a male and one of each to a female to be renewable up to three years. The applicants are judged on service to the school and
community, scholarship and financial need. Deadline: April 1.
Heart City Kiwanis Kauffman-Wells Teaching Scholarship®: Majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education. Award
is to be made on the basis of academic merit, citizenship and intent to attend an Indiana college or university. Deadline: May 15.
High School Heroes Scholarship: sponsored by the South Bend Medical Foundation, One $1000 educational scholarship will
be provided to a student who has donated at least one unit of blood during his/her high school career. Eligibility includes a
minimum 2.5 GPA, copy of your completed FAFSA, and intend to pursue a full-time associate or baccalaureate course of study at
an accredited public or private college or university. This is a renewable scholarship. Applications available at or Deadline: March 1
Hispanic Scholarships: There are numerous scholarships designated for Hispanic students. Application requirements, due
dates, and eligibility varies with each scholarship. Information and applications are available online. See or Deadlines: See individual scholarships.
Russ Hohman Scholarship: Plan to study law enforcement or criminology. Awards are made on the basis of academic
achievement, citizenship, and the intent to attend college. Applications are also available through the Bristol Police Department.
Deadline: RECEIVED BY July 1st.
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship ®: Scholarship opportunities for a student who have demonstrated integrity,
perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a
college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Up to $22,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior with a
minimum 2.0 GPA, a U.S. citizen, demonstrates financial need, and intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Apply online by
October 25, 2014 at
Earl & Mildred Hudson Scholarship: This scholarship is available to residents of the state of Indiana pursuing a degree in
the field of education at an accredited post-secondary institution. Financial need will be considered. Online at Deadline: January 9, 2015
Immigrant Scholarship List: A list of scholarships for students regardless of immigration status. These scholarships do not
require a social security number, legal residency, or citizenship in order to apply. Visit Deadline: See
individual scholarship.
Indiana Algebra Project College Scholarship: Must be seeking a college degree in Math, Science or Technology
Education. The scholarship is applicable to elementary and secondary education majors. The fund will provide resources for full
and/or partial scholarships. This is a renewable scholarship. Must attend an Indiana state-funded 4 year college or university.
Declare a major in math, science, or technology education, be 1st generation college student, have taken some AP courses in high
school, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and make a five-year commitment to teach in an underserved community in the State of
Indiana.!faq/clyp Deadline: 4/15/14.
Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc. Scholarship: This scholarship
annually awards four $500 scholarships to college-bound seniors who plan to attend an Indiana college or university and pursue a
major in health education, physical education, recreation, dance education, or sport administration. Minimum GPA 3.0. Deadline: January 15.
Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals, Inc. Scholarships: These scholarships will be awarded in the
memory of Past President Elizabeth T. Jones to assist business education students who wish to continue their education in officerelated careers. Deadline: February 1. Application upload available at
Indiana Association of School Psychologists: $500 scholarship to a graduating senior planning to pursue studies in
psychology or a related field. Deadline: March 1
Indiana Black Expo Scholarship®: The IBE Circle City Classic Scholarship Program is designed to encourage the pursuit of
higher education for Indiana residents. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5and be attending a college or technical
school full-time in the fall. Family members of the IBE Board of Directors and staff are not eligible. Apply online at Deadline: April 4, 2014.
Indiana Broadcasters Association Scholarship Program: For students who have a 3.0 G.P.A., live in Indiana, plan to
attend an Indiana college, and have participated in a high school broadcast facility or worked or interned at a commercial
broadcast facility while attending an Indiana high school. You must have received credit in a Broadcasting, Electronic Media,
Telecommunications or Broadcast Journalism course. Online at Deadline: March 1, 2014.
Indiana Burglar and Fire Alarm Association: Indiana Burglar and Fire Alarm Association will award a $1,000 scholarship
to the state’s first place winner. This is a high school youth scholarship program for graduating children of first responders active Police and Fire Personnel, or Volunteer Fire Department Personnel. Deadline: March 31
Indiana Conservation Officers: Indiana Conservation Officers Organization gives out four $500 scholarships every year for
graduating seniors or college students who are studying or going to study Law Enforcement or Conservation Law Enforcement. Deadline March 14, 2014
Indiana Consortium of State and Local Human Rights Agencies; Student Education Assistance Award: A $500
award to a State of Indiana high school senior based on Leadership, Academics, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations, and
Essay. Deadline: May 28, 2013
Indiana’s Dream Initiative Scholarship: To provide Latino students in Elkhart County with further help in paying for
college tuition or books. Two $600 scholarships will be awarded. Selection criteria includes Latino student or of Latino heritage,
GPA of 3.0 or higher, extracurricular/community involvement, financial need, attending a two or four year accredited
college/university. Deadline: RECEIVED BY March 2
Indiana Oil & Gas Association Scholarship: For seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who have financial need, shows an
interest in the oil & gas industry, and pursuing a bachelor degree in Earth Sciences, Petroleum or Chemical Engineering, or
Geology majors. Deadline: April 1, 2014.
Indiana School Counselor Association: Has your life been impacted by a school counselor or counseling program? The
ISCA would like to hear about your experience and will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior. Applicant must be a
resident of Indiana. Essay required. Application & essay must be emailed to [email protected] and must be received on or before
April 15, 2013.
Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship: Forty (40) $500 scholarships will be awarded to deserving students who are
pursuing an education and career in the criminal justice field at an Indiana College or University. All Applicants must be a current
member of the Association, or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the Association (application for
membership available). Deadline: RECEIVED BY April 1
Indiana State Student Assistance Commission ®: Applications are available online at
Minority Teacher Scholarship: The program provides renewable scholarships up to $1,000 per year, but not to
exceed a total of $4,000, to minority students, pursuing a course of study that would enable the student upon graduation to
teach in an accredited school in Indiana. Upon certification as a teacher, agrees to apply for a teaching position in an
accredited school in Indiana, and if hired teaches at least three years. Due: October 4, 2014
Indiana State Teachers Association: Online at
ISTA Career Scholarship: $1,000 renewable scholarship will be given to a dependent of a current member of ISTA.
Based on academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community
involvement. Deadline: Received by March 1
ISTA Educator Scholarship: $1,000 renewable scholarship will be given to a dependent of a current member
of ISTA who is pursuing a teaching license. Based on academic achievement and leadership as express through
co-curricular activities and community involvement. Deadline: Received by March 1.
Damon P. Moore Scholarship: $1,000 to be awarded to an ethnic-minority high school senior who plans to
pursue a teaching certificate. Deadline: Received by March 1.
Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: This $1,000 renewable is granted to an ethnic-minority high
school senior who endeavors to further his/her education in the area of industrial technology, vocational education, or
technical preparation at an accredited post-secondary institution. Deadline: Received by March 1.
Indiana State University: Numerous scholarships are available for entering freshmen;
Indiana State University – Blumberg Center: This is a $1,500 per year/4 years scholarship awarded to an incoming
freshman majoring in either special education or communication disorders. Deadline: RECEIVED BY February 1
Indiana State University – Gongaware Scholar: The Gongaware Scholarship is valued at $30,000. Scholars are
selected every year based on leadership, academic achievement, and interest in a financial services career. This
scholarship is available to insurance and risk management and financial services majors. Deadline: December 1
Indiana State University-Networks Scholarship: A four-year full-tuition scholarship to Indiana State University
for qualified incoming freshmen who choose to pursue a career in financial services. Application deadline December 1
Indiana State University – President’s Scholarship: will award the prestigious President’s Scholarship to a select
number of entering freshmen. This scholarship is worth $15,000 and is renewable. Students must have 3.7 GPA, 1100
SAT and 24 ACT. Student’s leadership, activities, and community service will also be taken into account.
Indiana State University – Sycamore Technology Academics and Recruitment Scholarship: $5,000
renewable scholarship for a financially disadvantaged student majoring in Computer or Mechanical Engineering
Technology. Deadline: February 15
Indiana Tech: Many scholarship opportunities including a full tuition Dean’s scholarship are available at Indiana Tech. The
Dean’s application requirements include a minimum 3.5 GPA, 1200 SAT or 26 ACT, acceptance into Indiana Tech, a two page
essay, and a letter of recommendation. Students can apply at
Indiana University Alumni Association: IUAA offers more than 100 scholarship opportunities to IU students.
Indiana University Scholarships: or
Indiana University Kelly Scholars—IU School of Business Scholarship: Must indicate business as your
intended major on your application. Rank in the top 10% or higher in your class, achieve a 1270 SAT (30 ACT) or
Indiana University—Paul E. Klinge Scholarship: For undergraduate students preparing for careers in the Sciences
and Science teaching.
Indiana University—Phillip Peak Scholarship: Education major, planning a career in teaching.
Indiana University-South Bend Scholarships or
CTS Freshman Scholarships: A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student studying full time at IUSB toward a
degree in physics. Recipients of this scholarship will be eligible for the CTS Continuing Student Scholarship for up to
three additional years of study at IUSB
IUSB Alumni Honors Scholarships: These scholarships, worth $4,000 each, will be awarded to a freshman enrolling
in the IU South Bend’s Honors Program. Applicants should have a 1200 SAT, rank in the top 10% of the class, and have
a 3.5 GPA. Deadline: March 1
IUSB Sueňo Alumni Scholarships: These scholarships are available from the IUSB Alumni Association. Preference
is given to Hispanic-Latino students, but the scholarship is open to qualifying students of all ethnic and cultural
backgrounds. Applicants should have a minimum 2.0 GPA and show financial need. Deadline: March 1
Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts//music: Visit for information about auditions and
scholarships or contact them by email at [email protected]
Indiana-Purdue University-Fort Wayne Scholarships.
IPFW Alumni Association: is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a son, daughter, or stepchild of an IPFW graduate.
The sponsoring alumnus must be a dues-paying member of IPFWAA, IUAA, or PAA.
IPFW Anniversary Scholarship: Superior academic achievement & leadership
IPFW Ross Caldwell Architectural Engineering Scholarship: Specifically for newly enrolled students in the
Architectural Engineering Technology program.
IPFW Freshman Scholarships: IPFW offers numerous scholarships to incoming freshmen.
IPFW Scholarships for Excellence: For the School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science. The
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and achievements.
IPFW Department of Mathematical Sciences Alumni Scholarship: $1200 per academic year for a maximum 4
years to a full-time IPFW freshmen majoring in mathematics such options as Actuarial Science, Business, Computing,
Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics Teaching.
Northeast Indiana IU Alumni Chapter: is offering two $500 scholarships to IPFW students pursuing an IU degree
who is a son, daughter, or stepchild of a dues paying member of the IU Alumni Chapter.
Northrop Grumman Company: Scholarships with possible internships available to full-time students majoring in
computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering. Recipients may reapply annually for these scholarship
awards. (see Company-Sponsored Scholarship with Possible
Sidney & Viola Hutner: Superior academic record, students with disability given 1st consideration.
Indiana-Purdue University-Indianapolis Scholarships:
Incoming freshman admission-based scholarships may be available to students who apply to IUPUI by February 1, 2013 and
competitive scholarship available via online application until February 15, 2013.
IUPUI Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program: Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis is offering the Bepko
Scholars and Fellows program. This scholarship provides tuition support through graduate or professional study as well
as books, and on-campus housing. Candidates’ key characteristics include excellent academic abilities, commitment to
the chosen field and lifelong learning, and a remarkable community service ethics. Deadline: November 15
Indiana Veterans: Scholarships available to children of eligible Indiana veterans. See Division of Student Financial Aid for
information on the various scholarship opportunities available.
Italian American Heritage Society of Notre Dame/Michiana: $1,000 one-time scholarships to be awarded to outstanding
students from the local area. The awards are based upon academic achievement and involvement with the community and school,
without regard to nationality, race, color or creed. Deadline: RECEIVED BY May 16, 2014.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. This
scholarship program is available to high-achieving seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best 4-year colleges
and universities. Receive up to $40,000 per year. Minimum criteria: intend to enroll full time in an accredited 4-year college,
minimum 3.5 GPA, score in the top 15% on standardized SAT/ACT, and demonstrate financial need. Apply online at Deadline: November 4, 2014.
Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship: Up to $1,500 awarded to an Indiana High School senior whose parent is battling
breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer, and plans to pursue a degree in any accredited post-secondary institution in
Indiana, has a minimum GPA of 2.8, and is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: 2/7/14
Kids Chance of Indiana: Kids Chance of Indiana is a local organization offering up to $6,000 scholarships per year to
students 16 years and older to assist in their education. The main criteria to grant this scholarship is that one of the student’s
parents (resident of Indiana) has suffered a worker compensation injury causing major permanent disability or fatality. Kid’s
Chance has money to help your education if your parent has been injured. Contact for additional
Laura Kindig Scholarship®: Students pursuing careers in nursing or a medical helping profession. Deadline: RECEIVED
BY April 15th.
Kiwanis Indiana Foundation, Inc Scholarship: This one time $1000 award is for a graduating senior who plans to enter an
Indiana school in the fall of the same year. Deadline: March 2.
Knights of Pythias: $1,000 educational assistance scholarship. Applicants must have a B or above average, must submit SAT
or ACT results and write a short essay about your goals and financial need. Deadline:
January 25, 2015.
Kohl’s Kids Who Care: Kohl’s scholarship program recognizes and rewards young volunteers whose efforts have made a
positive impact on their communities. Deadline: March 15.
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for America’s Latino Students. Information is available at
Literacy League of Elkhart County: is offering one-year $1,000 scholarships to female students in the top 25% of their class
who are graduating from Elkhart County high schools and plan to attend a four-year college. Deadline: RECEIVED BY 4/15/14.
Mary Beck PTA Scholarship ®: This renewable $200 per year scholarship will be awarded to a student who attended Mary
Beck Elementary School during the 6th grade, plus two additional years. The recipient will pursue advanced training at a college,
trade or technical school. Deadline: May 1
Matinee Musicale Scholarship: is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior planning to major in Music, including
music performance, music education, music theater, or music technology. Audition required. Deadline: RECEIVED BY April
17, 2013
Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship: Eligible applicants must be a full or part-time Meijer Team Member or a child of a full or
part-time Meijer Team Member. Awards are based on financial need, academic standing, a statement of aspirations and goals, and
the applicant’s community involvement. Submitted application online by 5:00 on April 1, 2015 at
Michiana Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Scholarship: two scholarships for a male or female student who
plan to major in any area of Family and Consumer Sciences (Home Economics). Deadline: March 15, 2014.
Michiana Walleye Association: $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who will be attending an accredited college
program and a field of study for preparation in a career that involves Fish or Wildlife Conservation and/or research. You must
have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Deadline: RECEIVED BY April 1.
Mishawaka Pilots Club Aviation Scholarship: The Jerry Thornton Scholarship is being offered to promote aviation and
student’s interest in obtaining an F.A.A. private pilot’s license, or attaining a higher rating, aviation degree or advanced
certification in an aviation field. Scholarship may be reapplied for in successive years. Deadline: April 18, 2014
NAACP: Apply online at for numerous scholarships. See online applications for
deadline dates.
National Art Honor Society Scholarships®: Seniors are eligible to compete for tuition scholarships ranging in value from
$2,500 to $25,000. Must be a member of the National Art Honor Society, be able to submit 2 slides of your work, submit a
written statement describing your artistic career goals and be planning to attend an Art Institute. Go to or call 1-800-275-2440 for application. Deadline: March 1.
National Co-op Scholarship Program--National Commission for Cooperative Education: The National Commission
will award 155-$6,000 renewable merit scholarships to seniors. Seniors must have a 3.5 GPA and complete an essay on why you
have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program. Go to for an application and a list of qualifying
schools you must be attending. Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2015.
National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Student Athlete Scholar: The National Interscholastic
Athletic Administrators Association will award one male and one female a $1,000 scholarship, available to current juniors and
seniors. Applicant must have achieved at least two of the following (a) minimum of B+ average; (b) ranked in the top 25% of
class; (c) ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1100; must have participated in two sports for two years and have earned at least one
varsity letter in each of two sports. Deadline: January 10, 2015.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society: scholarships are available to students who have MS or have a parent with MS, are a U.S.
citizen, and plan to enroll in an accredited two or four year college, university, or technical school. Application period: October 1,
2013 - January 15, 2014 Apply online at
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award ®: The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB, the nation’s largest small
business advocacy organization) has committed $100,000 to assist enterprising students to further their education. At least 100
up-and-coming entrepreneurs will receive $1,000 Young Entrepreneur Awards next spring from the National Federation of
Independent Business Education Foundation. Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible.
Apply online at between October 1 and December 18, 2014.
Niccum Educational Trust Foundation: The Niccum Foundation aids students of limited financial resources who, by their
academic achievements, character, and personal contributions, clearly indicate a potential to benefit from higher education. This
is a renewable scholarship. Deadline: April 1, 2014.
Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program: Available to students who have been raised in the child welfare system
and are responsible for their own financial support or students with a physical disability. This scholarship partners with Ivy Tech
Indianapolis campus or IUPUI. Online at or
Application deadline is March 1
Northern Indiana Quail Unlimited Scholarship Fund: NIQU Conservation will be awarding $500 scholarships to college
bound seniors. Applicants must major in one of the following areas: Biology; Botany; Conservation Law Enforcement;
Environmental Engineering or Science; Forestry; Horticulture; Marine Biology; Parks Management; or other related fields.
Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline is April 15, 2013.
OSMC Student Athletic Trainer Scholarship: $750 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior student athletic
trainer from a local Michiana high school. The award is to be used toward the recipient’s post high school education in his or her
chosen field. Deadline: Received BY: April 10, 2013.
Par Putter Golf League Scholarship Application: Scholarships will be awarded with major emphasis placed on
academic ability, need and the potential to succeed in postsecondary education. Applicants must be enrolling in any accredited
vocational college or university. Deadline: RECEIVED BY May 15.
Patient Advocate Foundation’s Scholarships for Survivors: Will be awarding (11) $3,000 scholarships to students which
are or have been diagnosed with cancer or a critical/life threatening disease/illness. Application
deadline: February 27, 2015
The Peeples Foundation Trust Scholarship: This scholarship is for students majoring in nursing or dietetics or teaching in
the field of Industrial Arts/Technology. The scholarship ranges in value from $500-$4,000 per academic year. Applicants must
be planning to enroll in college, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Deadline: March 1.
PHANTOSCOPE – The Indiana High School Film Festival: A film festival for Indiana High School filmmakers.
PHANTOSCOPE is an opportunity for you to show your short film and win a $1000 award. PHANTOSCOPE is also a great way
to get a bit of exposure in the world of film, and to see which colleges are offering programs designed to make you the best
filmmaker you can be. For additional information visit .
Deadline for film submission is February 1, 2013.
Physicians Health Plan Scholarship: PHP will be awarding three scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $3,000. You
must be a high school senior planning to pursue a career in a health-related field, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have applied to an
accredited post-secondary college, university, or technical school and submit an essay; the topic is on the application. Deadline:
February 20, 2015
Purdue University
Alpha Phi Omega Outstanding Student Scholarship: $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has
demonstrated leadership, friendship, and service in their community & school. The student must be accepted and enrolled
at Purdue for the fall semester.
Entomology Scholarship: Incoming & continuing students in Entomology. Criteria is a combination of scholastics,
character, and financial need. Contact Amanda Pendleton, [email protected], 765-494-9061
Gemini Cooperative House: (2) $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior male achieving at least a 3.0 GPA,
participated in at least one varsity sport or school activity, and shows evidence of leadership. Deadline: 2/20/11
Purdue Club of Elkhart County Scholarship ®: For seniors planning to attend Purdue University in the fall as a
full time student. Applicant must be residents of Elkhart County. Go to for an
application. Deadline: April 1
Purdue University: Presidential Scholarship: A $5,000 per year scholarship applicants must be an Indiana
resident, high school senior with SAT scores of 1240 to 1330 or 27-29 composite ACT and a 3.8 GPA or a class rank in
the top 5%.
Purdue University – Trustees Scholarship: Renewable $8,000 scholarship for a high school senior with SAT
scores of at least 1340 or 30 composite ACT and a 3.8 GPA or a class rank in the top 5%.
Regency Beauty Institute Scholarship Competition: Are you planning a career in cosmetology? Show Regency your
creative styling skills and you could win a $2500 scholarship towards tuition to Regency. Email [email protected]
for details or see . Deadline: Received by November 29, 2013.
Remission of Fees for the Child of a Disabled Veteran: If you are the child of a Veteran who was disabled during military
service, you could be eligible for a benefit that covers tuition and mandatory fees charged by state-supported institutions. FAFSA
must be filed along with a Remission of Fees for the Child of a Disabled Veteran application.
Joe C. and Mary Louise Rice Scholarship: Scholarship is awarded to a senior who ranks in the upper half of his or her
class and plans to enroll in a college, university or trade school. The applicant will be considered for favorable attitudes, financial
need, habits, qualities of good citizenship, and the ability to succeed in college or technical school to which he or she has been
admitted. A copy of your completed FAFSA is required. Deadline: March 24, 2014.
Riverview School PTO Scholarship ®: A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding graduate of Riverview
School. The senior must have attended Riverview for at least 3 years including 6th grade and be enrolling in an accredited
educational program. Deadline: 4/16/14.
Ronald McDonald House Charities: The RMHC scholarship program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role
models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Visit for complete program
details and eligibility requirements or apply at Application deadline: January
20, 2015.
Gary Rupel Memorial Scholarship: This award is for a senior who will be attending Purdue University. The university
makes the selection based on academic achievement and financial need. A copy of the FAFSA is required. Deadline: February 28
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship: This renewable scholarship recognizes senior girls enrolling at St. Mary-ofthe-Woods College in the fall that have used their experiences, aptitudes and abilities to make a difference in their communities
and beyond. This scholarship ranges from $2500 to full tuition. Apply online at Application Deadline:
December 31.
SAE (Society of Automotive Engineering) Foundation Engineering Scholarships: Offering more than 60 scholarships
to high school seniors who intend to earn a degree in engineering or related sciences. Online at Deadline: January 15.
Shire ADHD Scholarship Program: This scholarship is intended for US citizens who are accepted to or attending an
approved college, university, vocational school, or technical school as an undergraduate student who has been diagnosed with
ADHD and is under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD. This scholarship offers a $2000 monetary award
and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services to assist recipient with the transition to higher education. Online at Application deadline is March 27.
Sigma Delta Pi Teaching Scholarship: The Elkhart Chapter awards a $1000 scholarship on alternate years (even years) to a
graduating senior who plans to attend an accredited college or university in the State of Indiana and is selecting teaching as a
career. Deadline: April 1, 2014
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, IU Beta Chapter, The Balanced Man Scholarship: SigEp presents the Balanced Man
Scholarship for those who excel in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. A number of scholarships will be
offered to outstanding freshmen males entering IU in the fall. Deadline: June 10, 2012
Society of Women Engineers, Chicago Regional Section Scholarship: Applicant must be a female accepted into an
engineering or computer science program at an accredited college or university. GPA 3.0 or above. Deadline: April 15, 2013
Apply online at
Southwestern Michigan College: Offers numerous scholarships including Academic Achievement Awards, Fine and
Performing Arts Scholarships, a $2,500 scholarship for a student studying conservation or forestry, and Intramural Leadership
Scholarships. Contact admissions at SMC for deadline dates and applications.
SMC, School of Business Scholarship: Minimum GPA of 2.5, pursuing one of the following School of Business
degrees: Associate of Applied Science – Business, Accounting, IT, Health Information Technology, or Office
Administration-Executive Assistant.
SMC Creative Writing Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded based on students’ creative writing talent. The
scholarship covers one-half of the student’s tuition and fees.
SMC National Honor Society Award : Up to $1200 open to students who are in good standing with the National
Honor Society and have a minimum GPA of 3.0
SportQuest Playing with Purpose: Offering scholarships to Christian Student Athletes. Current high school sophomore,
junior, or senior, with a minimum “C” GPA or higher, currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports, and a committed
follower of Jesus Christ can apply. For a complete listing of benefits and opportunities and to fill out the online application, visit . Deadline: February 1, 2015.
Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship ®: Scholarships are for students pursuing a major or minor degree in music at any
accredited college or university. Awards are based on academic record, audition, character, and music ability. Deadline: the first
Friday in January.
Student-View Scholarship Contest: $10,000 in scholarships from Student Insights. Log on to and
complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarships will be awarded via a random drawing
of all completed applications. Deadline: April 20, 2014.
Target All-Around Scholarship: 4-$10,000 scholarships and 1500 -$1,000 scholarships are offered by Target to seniors who
are truly committed to their communities through volunteer service, education and family involvement. Students must pick up
application at the Target Stores.
Three C’s Memorial Scholarship®: A $1000 scholarship to a high school senior who is active in the school or the
community, has a minimum GPA of 3.0, and has completed six athletic seasons as an athlete, a trainer, a manager, a cheerleader,
etc. Deadline: April 15.
Tri-Kappa Sorority Scholarships: Application Deadline: March 28, 2014
Ruth Marie Work Scholarship: This $1,500 award is for a senior girl with average grades who needs financial
assistance and has the potential to do well at college.
Kristy Ann Sabo Scholarship: This $1,500 award is for a senior girl having an outstanding academic and activity
Sally Walker Memorial Scholarship: (number of scholarships awarded & amount of each to be determined by the
scholarship committee) will be awarded to a senior boy or girl exhibiting outstanding academic achievement, and have
been active in school, church or community activities.
Alpha Rho Tri Kappa Scholarship: (number of scholarships awarded, and amount of each to be determined by
scholarship committee) will be awarded to an outstanding senior girl or boy, exhibiting average to above average grades,
with financial need a consideration.
The Truth in Education Scholarship: $500-$1,000 scholarship for high school seniors who are interested in pursuing
journalism, photo-journalism, and graphic design. Deadline: April 13.
Tylenol Scholarship®: Ten $10,000 grants or 150 $1,000 grants for students in health-related fields of study. Apply online at Applications are available in the summer before fall college semester.
The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program: 20 scholarships will be awarded to people with epilepsy and 10
scholarships are for family members or caregivers of epilepsy patients. Apply online at Deadline: May 5, 2014
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana, Inc. Book Coleman, Foster Dow and Irma Dow
Scholarships: To assist a graduating senior with cerebral palsy in his or her academic efforts to pursue further education or
training. Contact 1-800-723-7620.
United States JCI Senate Foundation: $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating seniors who plan to continue their
education at an accredited college, university, or vocational school. Must be a U.S. citizen. See for
application and details. Deadline: January 9, 2015.
University of Cincinnati: All application materials must be submitted by December 1, for special
scholarship consideration.
University of Dayton: dayton/ Students at the University of Dayton are encouraged to look
beyond next year to their future and their plan for life. Create and post a video on Facebook that tells them about your future for
an opportunity to win $40,000 in scholarships to the university.
University of Evansville: Numerous scholarship opportunities are available at the University of Evansville, see
A full tuition scholarship to the University of Evansville can be awarded to a student from Central participating in the
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program. This student should excel academically earning a Core 40 or Core 40 Honors
diploma, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and achieve a SAT score of at least 1500 or 21 on the ACT. See your
Counselor to be nominated.
University of Indianapolis: UIndy offers numerous scholarships. Merit-based and service-based; Major scholarships; and
matching & legacy scholarships. Contact the Admissions Office 1-866-421-7173
University of Mount Union Minority Achievement Award: Scholarship for incoming minority freshmen. Ranking in the
top 20% of their high school class or a minimum GPA of 3.5, ACT score of 25 or minimum SAT score of 1130. Apply online at .
University of Saint Francis: This is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors interested in attending the University
of Saint Francis to submit a portfolio or audition for talent scholarships. Portfolios and auditions will be individually critiqued by
a School of Creative Arts faculty member. From this review, outstanding students will be awarded talent scholarships to attend
USF. Music Technology students can audition for the University Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, or Pep Band. To
participate in the Talent Scholarship Day, call 260-399-7700 ext. 8001.
US Bank Internet Scholarship Program®: Visit from October through March to register.
Forty $1,000 scholarships are awarded in a random drawing.
Valparaiso University Presidential Scholarships: Range in value from $6,000 to $11,000.
Preference is given to those who apply by November 1.
Vincennes University-Dorothy M. Walters Scholarship: $8,000 per year for four years awarded to an outstanding student
majoring in education. Must have an 1100 SAT or 25 ACT, rank in top 10% of their class, prepare for a career in education,
active in high school activities, and a student leader. Visit for details. Deadline: February 1
Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship: Awards for seniors who are planning careers in government service.
Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States. Application received by January 15, 2014.
Wendy’s High School Heisman: Recognizes the nation’s most esteemed high school senior men and women for excellence in
academics, athletics, and leadership. Visit for more information and to apply. Deadline: October 3,
Western Michigan University Scholarships:
Women of the Moose Scholarship ®: For a senior, whose mother is a member of the Elkhart Chapter #73, and is interested
in a medically related field. (Examples: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, Anesthesia,
Respiratory Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Pharmacy Programs) Deadline: May 1.
Visit (Guidance) for updates.
Revised: 10/6/2014