Now that seniors are officially in their last semester of high school, things can start to get a little crazy. Despite all of the homework, tests, applications and senioritis that is going to come your way this semester, it is important that you apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can. Whether it is a scholarship for academics, athletics, community involvement, your intended major or financial need, there is almost always at least one scholarship that you can apply for.
Roughly every two weeks Student Services send out a message on Canvas with an updated scholarship list. In this message there is a PDF of scholarships with requirements and a link for the application. Below is a list of scholarships that Student Services has sent out:
- The Community Foundation of Boone County Scholarships – A variety of scholarships awarded within Boone County that students can apply for based off of major, academics, athletics, or financial need. Applications must be submitted by 1pm Thursday, February 7th.
- Lebanon Educational Foundation Scholarships – A variety of scholarships awarded within Lebanon that students can apply for based off of major, academics, athletics, or financial need. Applications are due to Student Services by 3pm Friday, February 8th.
- Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Award – This is a scholarship valued up to $1,500 for college or post-secondary schooling for an Indiana High School Senior whose parent is battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer. Applications must be submitted by Friday, January 25th.
- Knights of Pythias – Grand Domain of Indiana Educational Assistance Program – Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to selected Indiana high school seniors who meet the application criteria and follow all submission directions. Applicants must have a B average or above (minimum GPA of a 3.0) and have been accepted into an accredited college or university. See your counselor for an application and instructions or visit the website. Applications must be submitted by January 25th.
- Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship – Applicants must be a senior with a 3.2 GPA or higher, plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college/university, have participated in at least one year of varsity level athletics, must be nominated b a coach and have NOT accepted any scholarship funds or grants to participate in college athletics. See your counselor for more information and an application. Application deadline is February 8th.
- National Co-op Scholarship Program by WACE – Thihs is a merit based scholarship program. Scholarships are $6,000 per year, renewable. Applicants must be attending one of the following schools and have a 3.5 GPA: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York OSWEGO, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo or Wentworth Institute of Technology. Applications must be submitted by February 15th.
- Beta Sigma Psi Christian Leadership Award – The Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity is awarding $1,500 scholarships. Applicants must be male, confirmed members of a Lutheran congregation and attending college in the fall of 2019 at either Purdue University, Indiana University or the University of Illinois. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi. Applications must be submitted February 16th.
- Beta Sigma Psi Martin Luther Scholarship – The Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity is awarding $2,000 scholarships to young men who will be attending their first year at any accredited 4-year college or university in the fall of 2019. Applications must be submitted by February 16th.
- National Charity League Scholarship – The Crossroads Chapter of the National Charity League, a nonprofit mother/daughter organization dedicated to the initiation and encouragement of charitable endeavors, is offering a $500 scholarship to a female high school senior in Hamilton or Boone County that has shown consistent involvement in community service and leadership. Applications must be submitted by March 1st.
- Indiana Farm Bureau Scholarships – The Indiana Farm Bureau offers a variety of scholarships to members that are high school seniors and recent graduates. Scholarships open January 1stand the application deadline is March 1st.
- Witham Hospital Volunteer Organization’s Health Career Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship offered to a Boone County senior who is entering a health career field. Financial aid is not a factor. Applications are available in Student Services. Applications must be submitted to Student Services by March 4th.
- LHS Ambassadors Scholarship – The LHS Ambassadors program is offering a $500 scholarship to one male and one female senior. For more information and an application go to the Student Services office. Applications are due to Student Services by March 15th.
- Zonta Scholarship – A scholarship up to $1,500 for a girl planning to attend an accredited 2 or 4-year college. This scholarship is awarded to the applicant who demonstrates academic excellence, social involvement, extracurricular activities, and activity in her selected career choice. Applicants must have at least a 2.49 GPA and two letters of recommendation. Applications are available in Student Services. Applications are due to Student Services by April 12th.
- 2019 Spirit of Caring Scholarship – If you are an Indiana high school senior or college student are enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution in Indiana in 2019. This scholarship is open to any high school senior or college student in Indiana. There is no minimum GPA required. Applications must be submitted by May 31st.
- Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarships – This is a $1,000 award for any junior or senior (at least 16 years of age.) Application requires an essay response of 1,000 words or less to one of two questions. Applications must be submitted by email, due on June 14th.
For any additional information on scholarships, or how to apply for scholarships, see your guidance counselor for advice. Scholarships can be difficult and intimidating but it is important to apply for as many as possible. An hour’s worth of work applying for a scholarship might just save you $1,000.