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Scholarships are available in a variety of ways...


OPEN TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS - These scholarships can be applied to the college of your choice. Each scholarship has specific requirements to be met.


CAREER (MAJOR) SPECIFIC - These scholarships apply to a career field or college major. Some of these must be used at a specific college, while others can be used at the college of your choice.


REQUIRE NOMINATION - These scholarships require the high school to nominate candidates. If there is a scholarship in this category for which you feel you should be nominated please see your counselor.


SCHOOL SPECIFIC - In order to receive a scholarship from a particular college or university you must send an application to and be accepted by that college. The scholarship can only be used at that institution.



Check for available scholarship opportunities through student/parent employers and faith-based, military, or community organizations!

Visit our sister page entitled, "Online Scholarship Searches" c/o the HHS Guidance site for REPUTABLE websites that assist with finding additional scholarships via the web.

CAUTIOUSLY use social media to find scholarships.  Follow/Like scholarship providers and colleges online via Twitter and Facebook.  Make sure YOU have a professional online presence/profile FIRST!  Check out our tab "Smart Social Media" for helpful tips!



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Currently Available Scholarships...
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Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where applicants must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

Deadline: Rolling



The entry shall consist of three illustrations done by the entrant in a color or black-and-white medium created from the artist's imagination. Use of gray scale in illustrations and mixed media, computer generated art, and the use of photography in the illustrations are accepted. Each illustration must represent a subject different from the other two

The Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public. The ultimate eligibility criterion, however, is defined by the word "amateur"-in other words, the artist has not been paid for his artw


The Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Award is named in honor of the founder of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT), Nancy Jaynes.  Nancy lost her battle with breast cancer in March 2008.  Nancy was a Plymouth (Indiana) High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher.  She envisioned the breast cancer license plate to be a traveling billboard and reminder about the importance of early detection and prevention of breast cancer.   The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust is to increase awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and support services throughout Indiana.  To date, IBCAT has funded nearly $4 million in grants supporting our mission.

IBCAT is currently accepting applications for the Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship of up to $1,500 for college or post-secondary technical schooling is awarded to an Indiana High School Senior(s) whose parent is currently battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer.  

Eligibility Requirements: In order to be eligible for consideration, scholarship applicants must:

¯  Have a parent battling breast cancer or has lost a parent to breast cancer.

¯  Be a high school senior, reside within and attend high school (or be home-schooled) in Indiana.  (If you do not reside in Indiana, your application will not be considered.)

¯  Plan to pursue a degree, either full-time or part-time, in any accredited post-secondary institution in Indiana.

¯  Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

¯  Be a U.S. citizen, or documented permanent resident of the U.S.  Race, color, creed or sex will not be factors in choosing the Award winner(s).

¯  Recipients will be asked to provide proof of acceptance to a college or university before receiving payment of the Award.

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by February 2, 2018



The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation was established to provide scholarships toward tuition for qualified high school graduates at selected high schools in Northwest Indiana. Jim and Betty Dye Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors to recognize academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and future potential.
Applicants must complete an online application, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or above, have a minimum composite SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 25. In addition, applicants must be admitted to one of the following universities: Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University Northwest, Purdue University Northwest, Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, or Ball State.

Deadline: March 1, 2018



Established by the family of Martin and Julius Alberico in 2007, the Alberico Scholarship Foundation seeks to improve the path to education for deserving college-bound students through the administration of educational grants to students of talent, merit, and need. The Foundation will award $2,500 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors with financial need who have demonstrated both academic achievement and leadership in their school and community.


In order to be an Alberico Foundation Scholarship recipient, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must rank in the top 20% of his/her class
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0
  • Must show evidence of participation in extracurricular involvement, community service, or other leadership activities within his/her school
  • Must submit letters of recommendation from 2 teachers
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must complete the online application form and all attachments


Deadline: April 15, 2018





  • The contest deadline is January 4, 2018.
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
  • Essays must be the original work of the student.
  • John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.
  • Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Topic and Information and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.
  • Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given. 
  • Essays about the senators in Profiles in Courage will be disqualified.
  • Essays must have a minimum of five sources.

Source Material

  • Essays with fewer than five listed sources will be disqualified.
  • All participants must cite sources they used to research their topic throughout their essay. Please use parenthetical citations within the text. We can not accept citations in footnote form.
  • Essays must include a bibliography. Accepted formats include APA, MLA, or Turabian. You must use a minimum of five selected sources. Please refer to Guidelines for Citations and Bibliographies.

Essay Submission

  • Students have the choice of either submitting their essay online (preferred) or of mailing their essay. All students must complete and submit a registration form online for student and school information. For instructions on how to submit your essay, see Registration and Submission.
  • Mailed in essays for the 2018 contest must have been postmarked by January 4, 2018