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9/27/17 University of Dayton Students must be nominated by a counselor to be eligible to receive this University of Dayton Scholarship worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years).While the chosen students need to meet admission standards, the scholarship does not need to be awarded based on GPA and test scores. Graduating seniors interested in attending the University of Dayton Speak with a school counselor by 10/6/2017
8/4/17 INvestED Do you live in Indiana? Are you thinking of going to college in the near future? Are you at least 16 years old? If so, this is a chance for a $1,000 scholarship, no essay required.https://www.investedindiana.org/literacy/1000-invested-scholarship-giveaway/
 8/23/17 Horatio Alger Scholarship To be considered eligible for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship Programs, applicants must:
-Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer 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 a n 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 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
-Be a United States citizen  
Please visit scholars.horatioalger.org for more information

 Students who graduate in spring/summer, demonstrated critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and United States citizenship.  10/25/17
 8/24/17  Prudential Spirit of Community Awards All students who have participated in community service activities over the past year need to fill out an online application at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit
 Students who have participated in a volunteer service activity in the past year can apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award  11/7/17
9/6/17 Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship The program offers 200 renewable scholarships of $7,500 each year (up to $30,000) to students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years upon graduation. Students interested in applying need to be nominated by a teacher and submit a nomination form with their application. Students are encouraged to complete the nomination form before starting their application. Learn more at LearnMoreIndiana.org/NextTeacher.
Students may apply at ScholarTrack.IN.gov
Students who either graduate in the highest 20 percent of their class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT  11/30/17
9/12/17 Danforth Scholars Program This program is open to prospective undergraduate and graduate students applying to Washington University. The selection process differs: Undergraduates must be nominated to receive consideration, while all students admitted to graduate study are automatically considered for a graduate Danforth Scholarship. See a Counselor if interested in being nominated. Students interested in attending Washington University  11/15/17
9/22/17 U of L Woodford R Porter Scholarship This scholarship annually provides over 200 Black/African American students with a variety of awards ranging from $2,000 to full in-state tuition, plus a stipend to cover room, food and book expenses. Students must be nominated by a counselor.  Learn more about the Woodford R. Porter Scholarship. Black/African American Students with 3.0  GPA and 20 ACT 12/15/17
9/22/17 U of L Martin Luther King Scholars Program In this mentored scholar program, students have the opportunity to explore issues surrounding peace and social justice through course work, service learning, and a unique immersion trip. In addition to a specialized academic track and other unique opportunities, the program provides full in-state tuition plus an $8,000 stipend to cover other university expenses. Students must be nominated by a counselor   Learn more about the MLK Scholars Program and criteria for consideration. Black/African American or Hispanic/Latino Students with 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT or 1240 SAT 12/15/17
10/3/17 Bedford Board of Realtors  The Bedford Board of Realtors will present scholarships to two (2) area senior students ($250.00 each) for the 2017-2018 school year. Students must reside in one of the following counties: Lawrence, Orange, Greene, Washington, Martin, Monroe or Jackson. Student must complete BBOR Scholarship Application and submit to the Scholarship Committee at the Bedford Board of Realtors Office, located at 1835 Steven Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421.  A copy of transcripts/grades must be attached to application, as well as proof of SAT scores. A 3.0 grade point average will be considered. For an application and a complete list of criteria, see the Guidance office. Student must be the child, stepchild, grandchild or legal ward of a primary or secondary member of the Bedford Board of Realtors. (Affiliate members are NOT eligible). 3/15/17
10/5/17 WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000. Must attend one of the following WACE Partner Institutions: Clarkson University, Drexel, University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, The University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology. For a scholarship application or to complete your application online, please visit www.waceinc.org. Students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Students must apply for the 2018-2019 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed.  2/15/2018 
10/18/17 Richard G Lugar Minority Scholarship In the spring of 2018, two Indiana students will receive $20,000 scholarships and eight Indiana students will receive $4,000 scholarships. To be eligible the students must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a minority high school senior (African American, Hispanic, or Native American)(Only members of these groups will qualify).
  • Intend to enroll in an Indiana college or university.
  • Have minimum combined critical reading and math SAT scores of 1000 or ACT composite score of 22.
  • Have a 3.0 gpa or higher on a 4.0 scale.
One male and one female may be nominated by the High School Guidance Councelor from the school.  Please note that the recipients will become members of a very select group as they are chosen for academic excellence and leadership potential – not on the basis of financial need. Student will be required to submit a typewritten ONE PAGE essay titled "Why I Should Be Selected As A Lugar Scholar."
For more information, see the guidance counselor.
Minority H.S. Senior who intends to enroll in an Indiana college or university, who has a minimum combined SAT score of 1000 or ACT composite score of 22, and has a gpa of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 12/8/2017
10/18/17 Hagan Scholarship Foundation The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide, need based, merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents.  The student must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college to be eligible. Student must also complete the FAFSA in 2017. EFC must be less than $6,500. Student must apply for eligible Federal and State grants. Student must not have been convicted of a felony. Three hundred fifty scholarships can be awarded each year. Two-thirds of finalists interviewed are awarded scholarships. Each finalist interviewed and not awarded a scholarship will receive $1,000. For more information visit hsfmo.org. Must be a U.S. citizen, attend an eligible public high school, be a student in the high school graduating class, have achieved a 3.5 CGPA or higher, score 23 or higher on the ACT; or 1,200 or higher on the SAT, enroll at an eligible four year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation. 11/15/2017

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Dollars for Scholars:  
All must read:  Click the link below to complete the Dollars for Scholars profile/application.  Profiles can be completed during grades 9-12 and post-secondary.  Information must be up-to-date during your graduating year/year of submission to be considered/eligible for scholarships. College students must update profile to reflect college level, grades, and activities (high school grades and activities will not be evaluated).  If eligibility requirements are met, you will have the opportunity to submit your profile to the East Washington Dollars for Scholars.  High School GPA:  3.0 (non-weighted).  College GPA:  2.75.  The application will become available February 1.  Due date is April 1.  Your profile must be complete before you can submit the Dollars for Scholars application.  Submitting the application is separate from the profile.  The financial section is not necessary for East Washington Dollars for Scholars.  However, multiple national/matching scholarship opportunities are also available, including FastWeb, that may require you to complete the financial section.  Due dates vary for national scholarships.  HS students must read:  HS students will have a transcript uploaded from Guidance once the request is submitted. HS students will also have a recommendation uploaded from a HS faculty member once the request is submitted. Guidance will not complete recommendation forms.  College students must read:  College students must upload an updated college transcript. Recommendation forms must be from a university professor/counselor and requested through the profile.  Letters of Recommendation will not be accepted.
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21st Century ScholarTrack:  
The Scholar Success Program includes activities that will help you stay on track for college and career success. Each grade level has three activities to complete. Scholars can complete the specific steps for their grade level and track their progress using ScholarTrack.  Here, you can see all 12 requirements Scholars must complete during high school to receive their 21st Century Scholarship.
Create/sign into account at: https://secure.in.gov/apps/che/scholartrack/

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