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Many scholarship applications referenced in the documents below are available in the Counseling Center lobby.

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Scholarship Announcements  



Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship 

Students interested in enrolling in Career and Technical Education programs for Fall 2018 are invited to apply for the Horatio Alger Association Career and Technical Scholarship Program.  The Association will award 1020 scholarships in 2018 with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the cost of the program and the need of the student. 

To be eligible, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or equivalency credential) by Spring 2018
  • Be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall 2018 that will lead to employment 
  • Attend a not-for- profit post-secondary institution
  • Demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell Grant eligible
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Application opens March 15.  First priority deadline will be June 15, 2018.  Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org


Fortville Club of the Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded to a young woman whose residence of record is within the boundaries for Mt. Vernon Community Schools and who is a graduating senior at Mt. Vernon High School or will complete Indiana high school graduation requirements through qualified home or on-line schooling. 

Applicants will be evaluated on documented academic performance, community volunteer activities, and extracurricular activities listed on the application, and on their written essay.

Please carefully read the instructions and return the application and required attachments to the counseling center by Monday April 16, 2018.

Instructions and Application


2018 Rabe-Vermillion Scholarship 

Students who plan to attend IU at any campus other than Fort Wayne may apply for this scholarship.  Students must be enrolled full time and must be a graduate of a Hancock County high school.  The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year, but no scholarship will be issued under $1000. To be considered for this scholarship, please complete the application below and return it with the required attachments to the counseling center by April 13, 2018.





2018 Chuck Rutledge Memorial Scholarship

Students applying for this scholarship must be a graduating senior of a Hancock County school, must have maintained at least a "C" average, and must include a copy of transcripts signed by the principal or counselor.  Please the the application below for instructions.  

Applications must by returned by mail no later than April 1, 2018



Hancock County Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship

Students applying for this scholarship must be in the top 50% of their graduating class, be a 2018 graduate of a Hancock County High School, and be interested in post secondary education (college or vocational).  Please see the attached application for instructions.

Applications must be received by April 27, 2018.



Hancock County Extension Homemakers High School Scholastic Award

The Hancock County Extension Homemakers Association is offering a $750 scholastic award to a Hancock county resident who who will be graduating from High School.

The Applicant must be a resident of Hancock County.

Please see the attached forms for instructions and application. 

Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2018

Hancock County Extension Homemakers application


Personality Type Scholarship

TypologyCentral.Com is offering an opportunity to win up to $2000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students.  This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems.  

Undergraduate and graduate student who will be attending an accredited university or college are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications in all major fields of study are eligible.  Applicants will be judged on the essay they provide, contributions to the study or application of personality type, their academic and non-academic achievements and participation on the Typology Central forum.  This is a merit-based scholarship and is not based on financial need.

Please submit your applicaiton via email. The deadline is June 23, 2018

Rules of submission, details, and instructions can be found here.

Genevieve Roberts Memorial Civics Award

Hancock County Farm Bureau will present this annual award to a Hancock County student graduating during the 2017-2018 school year. The award recognizes excellence in community affairs and citizenship activities as determined by the Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee.  

Applicants must fill out the attached application and return it along with the supporting exhibits to the MVHS counseling center by April 9, 2018.  The counselors will select the top five applicants and forward those to the Hancock County Farm Bureau office no later than April 16th.

A winner from each Hancock County school will be selected as well as an overall county winner.  The county winner will receive a cash award of $2000 and each of the runner-up school winners will receive a cash award of $250.  


  • Must live in and be enrolled in a Hancock County School District or, if home-schooled, live in Hancock County
  • Must be accepted to an Indiana college or trade school with plans to enroll in the fall of 2018
  • Winners need to be available to pick up the check in person at the Hancock County Fair in June



Greenfield Sertoma Club

The Greenfield Sertoma Club is awarding a scholarship in the amount of $1000 to an individual who plans on attending an Indiana college or university to pursue a career that assists individuals having speech, hearing or develpmental impairments such as, but not limited to, special education, speech therapist, audiolologist, etc. Requirements are as follows:

  • The individual must be a Hancock County resident.
  • The individual has been accepted into and plans to attend a college or unversity in Indiana.
  • The individual must major or minor in some area that impacts individuals with speech, hearing or learning impairments.                

Application and instructions can can be found here.

Applications must be received by April 15, 2018.



PSI IOTA XI Scholarships

The Alpha Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi is a local philanthropic sorority comprised of women in the community dedicated to furthering charitable enterprises especially in the areas of art, literature and music. They are offering three scholarships for $1000 each.  Applications and instructions are below.  Applications are also available in the counseling center.  Applications are due in the Counseling Center by April 10, 2018.

Psi Iota Xi Art Scholarship

Psi Iota Xi Literature Scholarship

Psi Iota Xi Music Scholarship


WiNUP Scholarship

WiNUP (Women's International Network of Utility Professionals) is offering a $500 scholarship to a young lady interested in pursing a degree related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.) Please see the attached flier for details. 

The deadline for submission is March 30, 2018 at 5pm ET.

WiNUP flier


Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship Program

The association will be awarding forty (40) $500 scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing an education and career in the criminal justice field. 


  • All applicants must be a current member of the Indiana Sheriffs' Association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association.  (If you do not meet the membership requirement, an application for membership is attached below.  Just complete the application and return it with this Scholarship Application to meet the requirement.)
  •  All applicants must be  an Indiana resident.
  •  All applicants must be committed to pursuing an education and career in a law enforcement field at an Indiana college or university.
  • All applicants must enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).                       

Click here for information, application, and membership forms

Deadline - April 1, 2018


Guardian Scholars Scholarship

The Ball State University Guardian Scholars Program is designed for Indiana students attending Ball State University who are either current or former foster youth.  Eligibility requirements for scholarship applicants are as follows:

  • Be accepted to Ball State University
  • Be a first-time Ball State freshman, current Ball State student, or a transfer student
  • Be a full-time student
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale as an incoming freshman, current BSU student, or transfer student (academic GPA as calculated by Ball States's Office of Admissions)
  • Have experienced foster care** (Applicants must provide documentation of foster care and length of time in foster care.)
  • Qualify for "independent student status" under federal financial aid guidelines
  • Be pursuing first baccalaureate degree
  • Must apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA by the March 10th deadline prior to Fall Semester (and update annually for continuation) and demonstrate financial need
  • Must complete Education and Training Voucher application (if eligible) by deadline prior to Fall Semester, update as needed, and follow ETV guidelines
  • Be an Indiana resident (with preference given to individuals under 30 years of age at the time of application)                     

A complete Guardian Scholars Scholarship application is due April 1st for Fall 2018 enrollment. 

Please see the flier below for more information or visit the website.

Guardian Scholars flier

2018 Hospitality Scholarships

Three scholarship opportunities are available for high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in the hospitality field or for college students currently enrolled in a hospitality, tourism and events program. 

Marriott - $5,000
Westin - $5,000
Omni - $1,000

Applications are due March 1, 2018. 

Funds will be dispersed directly to the scholarship winners by the sponsoring organization.  

Click here for more information




IASP High School Scholarship

The IASP High School Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who has an interest in pursuing a career in the field of psychology.  To be considered for this scholarship the candidate must:

  • Be accepted by a college for enrollment
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology
  • Be in good academic standing

The application postmark deadline is March 1.  Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee.  The committee will consider many factors in reaching their decision, including the completeness of the application; the applicant's experience and interests; the applicant's personal statement and accomplishments; the applicant's letters of recommendation; and the applicant's degree of scholarship.

The IASP High School Scholarship is for the amount of $500, paid directly to the bursar at the college the student will be attending.  The scholarship recipient will be notified on or before March 30, and will be recognized at the IASP Fall Conference. 

Download an application for the IASP High School Scholarship, or contact Angela McKinney at angela.mckinney@indstate.edu for additional information. More information about IASP can be found here.

Please return completed application packet to:

Indiana Association of School Psychologists

125 W. Market Street, Suite 300

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


Warren M. Anderson Diversity Scholarship

The Warren M. Anderson Diversity Scholarship offers FULL IN-STATE TUITION for students for 4 YEARS!  This is an Indiana State University exclusive scholarship.  Please see the link below for more details.

Warren M. Anderson Diversity Scholarship information

Admitted students can apply through their MYISU Portal, click on The Branch and upload their answers to the supplemental questions. 

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2018


BestMattressReviews.Com Sleep Scholarship

At BestMattressReviews.com, we value education highly and want to give back to our community at large.  We are also passionate about promoting sleep awareness and created this scholarship to both help further that cause and to help students pay for the increasing costs of higher education.  This scholarship is intended to be used for tuition during the 2018-2019 school year.

Amount awarded- $1000

Deadline- May 19th, 2018

Non-Renewable-However, BestMattressReviews.com will run a new scholarship every year.

Eligibility and application requirements can be found here.



EVERFI Student Scholarships

Many scholarships are available to EVERFI students during the current 2017-2018 school year.  Please see the link below to determine which scholarship you are eligible for.  

EVERFI Scholarship Guide


Regions Riding Forward Scholarship

In honor of Black History Month and those who changed history, Regions is giving students an opportunity to embrace their own legacies.  Tell about an African-American who has inspired you by entering the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest, and you could earn a $5,000or $3,500 college scholarship.  Your essay should, in 500 words or less:

1.  Address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life and

2.  Discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you.

Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 academic school year.

More information can be found here

Applications are due by February 28, 2018.  Applications can be found at applyists.net/ridingforward



Blumberg Center Scholarship

The Blumberg Center Scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman majoring in either special education or communication disorders at Indiana State University.  The scholarship includes an award of $1,500.00 per year for a maximum of four years with a maintained GPA of 3.5.  Applications are due by March 1, 2018.  Please see the flier below.  Additional information and a scholarship application form can be found on the Blumberg Center website at https://www.indstate.edu/education/blumberg/events-and-servieces/student-services.

Blumberg Center Scholarship flier

College Raptor Scholarship

To help students take a thoughtful approach to the college decision process and pay for college, College Raptor is awarding a $2,500 scholarship. Applications must be submitted before the January 31, 2018 deadline.  Applications can be found at www.collegeraptor.com/2500scholarship


IAG Scholarship 

Indiana Association for the Gifted educates and advocates for meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of high ability youth.  The IAG members recognize the benefits in supporting high ability youth and contributing to their futures.  With their mission in mind, IAG has established a scholarship program for high ability students who will enter college the following fall.  Up to three scholarships will be awarded annually in the spring to college-bound Indiana students attending any accredited college or university. 

  To enter, visit www.iag-online.org

Please review the guidelines and start collecting materials for your entry today!

The deadline for entries is Friday, March 23, 2018


Hancock Health Foundation Scholarships

Many different scholarships are awarded by Hancock Health Foundation.  Please note the deadlines for application of each scholarship:

  • Healthcare and Wellness Scholarship (deadline March 1, 2018)
  • Jill Carr Memorial Scholarship (deadline March 1, 2018)
  • Edith Zike Nursing Scholarship (deadline March 1, 2018)
  • John F., Stickford Nursing Scholarship (deadline March 1, 2018)
  • School of Radiologic Technology Scholarship (deadline April 13, 2018)
  • School of Radiologic Technology Scholarship, Mt. Vernon (deadline May 10. 2018)

Each scholarship has its own criteria for selection.  For more information about any of these opportunities or to get an application, please contact Hancock Heatlth Foundation by calling (317) 468-4106, emailing asmith@hancockregional.org or visiting us online.

Hancock Regional Hospital Scholarships


FirstChoice Scholarship

If you're a high school senior or college student, you could be chosen to receive a $1,000 schoarship from First Dakota. Eighteen scholarships will be awarded this year.  Don't miss your opportunity, pick up your  application today or download it at FirstDakota.com

They do require the student has a FirstChoice Checking account in order to apply. If the student does not currently have a FirstChoice checking account, they are  invited  to open a new account and apply for the scholarship. There is a special offer for students to receive $10 cash when opening a new First Dakota FirstChoice checking account.

Applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 5, 2018

FirstChoice Scholarship Application

$10 Coupon for Checking Account




The TRI KAPPA Scholarship is to assist a deserving graduate in securing higher education.  The scholarship must be used at an accredited college in the State of Indiana or at an acceptable Technical or Vocational School in Indiana. 

To be eligible an applicant must

1. Be enrolled full-time as a senior at one of the four Hancock County high schools with intentions of graduating in the spring of 2018

2. Be a citizen of the United States and resident of Indiana from within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring chapter.

Please see application below.

Application must be postmarked on or before March 20, 2018

Tri Kappa Scholarship Application


Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship 

Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. (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 battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer.  Information on downloading the Scholarship Application, guidelines, and instructions are listed below.  

The Nancy Jaynes Memorial Schlorship Award is named in honor of the founder of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Nancy Jaynes.  Nancy lost her battle with breast cancer in March 2008.  A Plymouth (Indiana) High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, Nancy 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 access to breast cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana.  To date, IBCAT has funded over $4.0 million in grants supporting our mission.


Application Download Information:

1.  Visit our website at www.breastcancerplate.org.

2  Click on the Scholarship tab.

3.  Follow the link to download the complete application.


Application deadline is February 2, 2018.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications and Recommendation Forms must be Postmarked no later than February 2, 2018.  Faxed and or/emailed applications will not be accepted.



Solutions Scholarship

Twenty students will be recipients of a one-time $1,000 scholarship based on the following criteria:

  • Student plans on graduation this spring
  • Their parents or grandparents are members of one our our five member co-ops (Midland, Impact, LaPorte, or Excel)
  • They will study agriculture in college
  • The strength of a 500 word minimum essay on the topic of believing in agriculture and how they plan to change it.

Below is a link to the required application materials and more information.  Please note that students are expected to provide a recent high school transcript in order for their application to be considered complete.  The Deadline for application is March 1, 2018.  The application can be found on the website at www.co-alliance.com. 


The School of Radiologic Technology Scholarship for Mt. Vernon High School Graduates

This scholarship is awarded to an individual who graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and is enrolled in Hancock Regional Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology. The scholarship was made possible through the generous contributions of a local radiologist.

Scholarship recipients are selected annually by the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation Scholarship Committee and the director of the School of Radiologic Technology. Criteria include academic standing and school and community involvement.

The amount of the scholarship covers the student’s full tuition and books for two years of the program, as long as the student remains in good academic standing in the school. Funds are paid directly to the School of Radiologic Technology.

Application deadline is May 15, 2017. Applications must be mailed or delivered in person to the foundation office by 4 p.m. on this date.

Download the guidelines and the application for 2017 here. Contact Peggy Welage at (317) 468-4468 for information.




Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation

(National Lutheran Fraternity)

Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation is an organization that serves the Lutheran community as part of the National Lutheran Fraternity for collegiate men and alumni. We are pleased to announce several scholarships that are available to Lutheran men who will be starting college in Fall 2018.  Alumni from our chapters at the University of Illinois, Indiana University, and Purdue University will select well-qualified individuals to be honored with our Christian Leadership Award, a $1,500.00 Scholarship towards the cost of tuition at the respective campus they will be attending. 

Our National Fraternity is also offereing the Martin Luther Scholarship. This $2000 award is open to young men who will be attending their first year at any accredited 4-year College or University.  

Applicants should be male, confirmed members of a Lutheran congregation, and starting college in the Fall 2018 semester in order to receive the award.  There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member in order to be considered.  Students may apply for multiple awards.  Applications Due February 17 for priority consideration!


Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship



Knights of Pythias

The Knights of Pythias of Indiana restructured our edcational assistance program in 2002 by now offering high school seniors a $1000 scholarship.  There are up to 30 up for grabs each year with a guarantee of two awarded to each Pythian district in the State of Indiana.  We certainly are looking forward to the applications coming in so that we will know how much interest this program will continue to generate and how to plan for the future as it continues to grow. 

Below are forms for this scholarship. Students are permitted to compter scan the form or computer reproduce the form in order to expand the size of the answer areas.  Please note...the application deadline of JANUARY 25, 2018!  ALL entries MUST be postmarked on or before this date to be deemed eligible for the scholarships!  No exceptions for ANY reson!  Please make note that high school transcripts MUST accompany the applications! 

Knights of Pythias Scholarship


Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge

The American Theatre Wing, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and in collaboration with Playbill and Disney Theatrical Productions is currently accepting submissions for the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge.  There are still two months left to submit an original song.

  The Songwriting Challenge is a great way for students to showcase their talents for a chance to win the opportunity to work on their song with musical theatre professionals in New York City!  In order to make the application process easier, we have compiled a list of resources designed to walk students through the process of writing a musical theatre song and to help spark their imaginations and creativity. Click below to check them out!





To learn more about the songwriting process, stay tuned for a how-to video and Q&A with composer and lyricist Sam Willmott, coming soon!


For more information about the program, please visit our website. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.

We hope you or someone you know is interested in submitting a song for the Songwriting Challenge! If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please email songwriting@americantheatrewing.org or call our office at 212-765-0606. 


Learn More Indiana Contest

The Commission for Higher Education sponsors contest and grant opportunities during its annual Learn More Indiana campaigns. One student in each grade across the state will be chosen from the entries to win $529 in an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 savings plan, and schools can win $1,000 college-readiness grants by sharing how they utilize Learn More Indiana materials to boost college and career readiness. The deadline to submit these entries is December 31, 2017. More information on how to apply for the annual grants can be found here, on the Learn More website.

Indiana State Elk's Vocational Grants

There is now an Indiana Elks Vocational Scholarship available to anyone attending a Vocational School for the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.     The information about the scholarship is attached.  The scholarship is due back to the lodges by February 2nd, 2018.


Elks Scholarship 

ESA Foundation

The ESA Foundation Board of Directors offers more than 200 scholarships a year for deserving United States and International students who meet the criteria of individual endowments.  

Applications are reviewed and processed by the Regional Scholarship Committee with a final review by the Scholarship Coordinators who submit them for judging to judges throughout the United States.  These judges are professionals selected from the education and business communitites.  They are not members of ESA Foundation or Epsilon Sigma Alpha International.

Information about scholarships, requirements and applications are available on our website:  www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants.  The application submission process is done online.  To find scholarships currently available, click on the current list of ESA Foundation Scholarships availabable by State you reside.  Click on the State to learn which scholarships are available to Indiana residents. 

Completed applications are accepted online beginning October 1, 2017 and ending February 1, 2018 to be considered for the scholarships this academic year. 

Please see the attachments for more information and tips for applying. 


ESA Foundation 



USI Alumni Association Greater Indianapolis Scholarship

Below you will find the letter of application and criteria for selection for the University of Southern Indiana Greater Indianapolis Alumni Association Scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who attends USI beginning the 2018-2019 academic year. 


 2018 graduating seniors who have attained a cumulative 3.25 grade point average or better may apply.  The scholarship recipient will receive a $3,000 scholarship awarded in $750 allotments each fall semester for a maximum of four years of eligibility.  The award will be applied by USI Financial Assistance toward the recipient’s tuition, fees and books beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.


Our alumni selection committee looks forward to receiving applications from your school.  We request that all applications be submitted online. If you have questions, contact Alumni Relations and Volunteer USI at 812-464-1924 or alumni@usi.edu.

USI Scholarship


MV Optimist Club

The MV Optimist Club offers scholarships to current year graduates of Mt. Vernon High School.  The dollar value of the scholarship will be announced by the Director of Counseling when this application is distributed.

ELIGIBILITY:  Any current year graduate, including mid-year graduates of Mt. Vernon High School, Fortville, Indiana, who seek financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education on training at an appropriately accredited university, college, or other training institution, may apply.

SELECTION:  Selection criteria include consideration of character, scholarship, school and community activities, leadership potential and good citizenship.  Selection will reflect an appreciation of the applicant’s potential for deriving maximum growth and achievements without assigning preponderant value to any single criteria.  Applications will be evaluated by a section committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the MV Optimists Club.From all the applicants, the committee will select an unidentified number for interview.Interviews will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018.From among those interviewed, the committee will select the winner of the scholarship.


APPLICATION:  Submit completed application (Parts I & II) to the Mt. Vernon High School Counseling Center by 3pm on March 30, 2018.

PRESENTATION:  The winner will be announced at the Senior Honors Night.  

AWARD:  The award must be used toward tuition, room and board, books or supplies and will be paid to the university, college or other training institution the student will be attending.

Optimist Scholarship Application



The Coolidge

The Coolidge Scholarship is among America's most generous:  A full-ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  Unlike other top scholarships the Coolidge can be used by recipients at any accredited U.S. college or university.  The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit.  More information, including the application, is available at Coolidgescholars.org.


Any high school Junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2019 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).  All applications must be received by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, January 24, 2018.  Note: this year's deadline is earlier than last year's.

All applications must be completed online.  Unlike some other competitive merit scholars programs, there is no limit on the number of students who can apply from any single high school.  Indeed, any student of any background, planning to pursue any academic discipline of study in college, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. 


The scholars program is administered by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, the official foundation dedicated to America's thirtieth president.  The competition for our Scholar slots is indeed significant.  Yet even students who do not win have told us they are glad they went through the application process because it helped prepare them for college application later on.  Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites the top 45-50 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washingtion, D.C. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one-time finalist award of $5,000.  


The scholarship is available on this website: Coolidgescholars.org.

HCCF Scholarships

The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) is a nonprofit organization that works with community partners to build a future for Hancock County, Indiana.  HCCF receives gifts from individuals, families, organizations, corporations and other foundations.  It invests the gifts and then distributes income as designated by the donor or to meet the needs of the community. The distribution of income can be in the form of scholarships to individuals or grants for charitable institutions and worthy causes.  HCCF holds nearly 90 endowed scholarship funds, each one with a unique purpose. Many of these scholarships are named in honor or in memory of a loved one.  


HCCF offers scholarships to graduating high school students, college students, and non-traditional students who are pursuing a post-secondary education credential.  HCCF uses a common application.  The common application is designed to allow students to apply for several different scholarships through one application.  The common application saves students time by requiring them to fill out sections 2-13 only once for most HCCF administered scholarships and saves school officials time by simplifying the application process.  Completing the common application alone does not grant consideration for scholarships.  Applicants must complete and submit each unique application for which they are eligible in order to be considered.


To begin the process of applying for the HCCF scholarships, please click here 



There is no application fee for the HCCF Scholarships. It is possible for students to be selected for more than one scholarship. Each scholarship application becomes valid only when completed in its entirety and by clicking "Submit" by February 1, 2018 at 4:00pm.


UEW Healthcare Scholarship

UEW Healthcare is a home healthcare agency with locations across the US. They are pleased to announce the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship which is available to any high school senior nationwide. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2018. The award amount is $1000. To apply please click here https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application


The Elks National Foundation Scholarships

The Elks National Foundation has 2 scholarships that they make available to high school seniors through the local Greenfield Elks Lodge #1720.  All of the applications are online.

 Who is Eligible?

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The website to find all of the scholarship information is  https://www.elks.org/scholars/  .   There are 4 kinds of scholarships that students could apply.  The scholarships are listed on the website on the left.   

The 2018 Most Valuable Student (MVS) scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest are available now.   The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship Application – They are done completely online this year.  No hard copies are needed.  The website to get this application is : www.enf.elks.org/mvs.   The application has to be submitted no later than 4:59 pm on November 27th, 2017.   

The 2nd is the ENF Legacy Awards – this is for children/grandchildren/or step-children or step-grandchildren of any living Elk.  The website for this is:  www.enf.elks.org/leg.  .  If anyone is interested in this application and needs assistance, they can contact me at beth.willoughby@prideip.com .    These applications must be submitted online byFebruary 2nd , 2018

There are 2 other scholarships available for children or grandchildren of Elk members – the Emergency Educational Grants and Weigel Medical School Scholarship.  They can also be found at   https://www.elks.org/scholars/ . 


TRL $20,000 Scholarship

TRL and Get Schooled are teaming up to give away FIVE $20,000 Tuition Request Live Scholarships. That's right, FIVE! This is the biggest, easiest, and fastest scholarship to apply for ... ever!

If you are one of the 15 finalists, we're going to contact you by phone and email  (so use your real number and real email)  starting October 4th. 

To win it all, the Top 15 finalists will have to do the following:
- Get on Instagram 
- Post a video on your Instagram story talking  about yourself,  your family, and why you deserve a scholarship no later than 2 days after notification
- TRL and Get Schooled MUST be able to see it, so use #TRL and @getschooled in your story

Deadline to enter is October 2, 2017 and all Winners will be announced no later than the week of October 13th. 

Before you enter, read the official rules here.

Ready, set, go!


Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships


General Scholarship Information:

Application Requirements

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.  DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. 

To apply, click below to download the necessary application forms:

Email completed DAR Scholarship Committee application forms to the email address listed under each scholarship.


  • Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, at 12 midnight (EST).

Only applications completed correctly and submitted in one email will be considered. No records are returned. Do not submit a personal photo. If your records feature a photo, it must be fully covered. Only winners are notified by the National DAR Scholarship Chairman following the approval of a ruling by the Executive Committee of NSDAR.

Consecutive-year renewals do not require additional Executive Committee rulings, but do require that an official transcript be sent from the school to the Office of the Reporter General, NSDAR, 1776 D Street NW, Washington DC 20006-5303 by July 1st of each year. Students are only eligible for one scholarship from the National Society.

Awards are placed on deposit with the college or university; any unused portion shall be returned to the National Society. Awards are based on academic merit, commitment to the field of study and financial need. No affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified. All applications must be received on or before the deadline indicated for each specific scholarship.

Note: The DAR Scholarship Committee does not process DAR Good Citizens, American Indian, DAR School or state scholarships.


 General Scholarships:

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship awards two scholarships in the preferred amount of $5,000 each year for up to four consecutive years to graduating high school students. The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.

This scholarship is renewable only after review and approval of the annual official transcript. Renewal transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General by July 1 of the year of renewal or the scholarship is forfeited.

Email completed scholarship application form to: REDeanScholarship@NSDAR.org 


 Medical Scholarships:

These awards are in the amount of up to $5,000. Students must be attending or accepted into an approved, accredited medical school (including Osteopathic Medical Schools), colleges or universities. An application form must be completed for each scholarship you are applying for.


Alice W. Rooke Scholarship

A $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student who has been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre–med, veterinarian, or physician assistant) at approved, accredited medical schools, colleges, and universities. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, applicant may reapply for up to four years.

Email completed scholarship application form to: AliceWRookeScholarship@NSDAR.org


Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship

The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.

This scholarship is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursing an approved course of study in the field of psychiatric nursing at the graduate level at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities. There is a preference to females "if equally qualified."

Email completed scholarship application form to: MacGregorScholarship@NSDAR.org


 Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship

The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, is awarded to two students  who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy).

Email completed scholarship application form to: OccupationalPhysicalTherapyScholarship@NSDAR.org


Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $2,500 award is given to three students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or is currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into a nursing program or a transcript stating the applicant is in a

Nursing program must be included with the application. 

Email completed scholarship application form to: CarolineEHoltScholarship@NSDAR.org


DAR Political Science, History, Government and Economics Scholarships

A separate application must be submitted for each scholarship in this group. The following scholarships are available in the areas of political science, history, government, and economics:

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger 
American History Scholarship

The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.  This scholarship is renewable. This award is intended to promote the study of our country's history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter.

The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is an award of $2,000 each year for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.

eMail completed scholarship application form to: PittengerAmerHistoryScholarship@NSDAR.org


Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship

The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two deserving college juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in political science, history, government, or economics. This is a one-time award in the amount of $5,000.

Email completed scholarship application form to: EnidHallMemorialScholarship@NSDAR.org


DAR Centennial Scholarship

The DAR Centennial Scholarship is awarded to two outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at a college or university in the United States.  This scholarship was established from a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Centennial Pin. This is a one-time award in the amount of $2,500.

Email completed scholarship application form to: DARCentennialScholarship@NSDAR.org


The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship

A one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to two graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advance interest in history and are planning to major in or pursue the study of history in a full-time accredited college or university in the United States.  The applicant must have a GPA of 3.25. 

Email completed scholarship application form to: LBFindleyHistoryScholarship@NSDAR.org


Many other scholarships may be available at the DAR website  https://www.dar.org/




Parentinn Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship

Parentinn's Scholarship 2016 has achieved a major impact on raising awareness of Cyberbullying to all students, we decided to increase the prize pool up $2500 this year.

In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High School students.

Award: $1250 for High School students.

Deadline: Feb 28th, 2018 - We run this scholarship annually.

Please check our scholarship page for more information.

Link to our Scholarship pagehttp://www.parentinn.com/scholarship



Next Generation of Hoosier Educators Scholarship

 This is a Scholarship open to all high achieving students throughout the State of Indiana. 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. Last year, a total of 642 students applied, with applications coming from 274 high schools in 85 of the Indiana’s 92 counties. The initial 200 recipients began using the scholarship in August.

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. Students may apply at ScholarTrack.IN.gov. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2017.

The Commission is partnering with local community, business and education leaders across the state, and will host interview sessions throughout Indiana with prospective scholarship recipients early next year.

If you have a high achieving student who wants to go into k-12 education please share with them this opportunity and submit a nomination form here.

For more information about the Scholarship visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/NextTeacher.



Frank O'Bannon Scholarship

If a student is eligible for a base award under the state’s O’Bannon grant program, they can receive an additional $800 for earning an Academic Honors or Technical Honors diploma. If a student earns both, they only receive the additional $800, not doubled.

The link below will take you to the grid showing the base O’Bannon grant amounts and the additional incentives.


Application coming soon!

Horatio Alger Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perserverance 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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 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 perserverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen                                        

Application Procedures

To apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, the following items must be completed by October 25:

  • An online application at scholars.horatioalger.org
  • One Support Form completed online. This must be completed by an adult over the age of 21 who is not related to the applicant and who is aware of the adversitites mentioned in the application. This form must be filled out online. Faxes, emails, or letters will not be accepted.
  • Online Certification Form. A login will be emailed to the applicant's counselor.
  • High School transcript. Applicants should upload a transcript through the application. Transcripts must be submitted online.
  • Income Verification. A copy of the first page of the applicant's parent(s) federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ or 1099 SSA Social Security form) or tax transcript (request a tax transcript here www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript) from 2016 is needed in order to verify income stated on the application.  If an applicant's parents were not required to file a tax return, include statement copies of any government benefits, such as Public Assistance or Disabitlity payment documents. Income verifications may be uploaded online or sent by mail. Applicants of divorced or legally separated parents need to submit tax forms from both parents. No emails or faxes accepted.


Scholarship Opportunities available to aspiring trades workers

Various scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in trades such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and other skilled labor, or students who plan to work in marketing, accounting, mechanical engineering, operations or other related positions within this type of business should look at the following link. 

Deadlines for some of these scholarships are 11/01/2017. Please check for specific deadline dates under each listing.




UNIGO Scholarships

If you’re the type of person who likes to weigh all available options, then look no further! Our full list of scholarships, awards and grants will give you fun, unusual, academic, need-based, student-specific, career, and even more types of scholarships. Browse through our full list and find new scholarships to add to your college fund. Or use our Scholarship Match to instantly find ones that are perfect for you. Millions of scholarships, a million times easier.

One example of a scholarship from UNIGO:

Scholarships can be fun! Take a break from the boring application routine and make us laugh. Make Me Laugh is a fun scholarship that lets you cut loose and lighten things up. Looking for a scholarhip for comedians? Now is your chance to show us your funny bone. Perhaps you always have an embarrassing -but funny- story to share. Great! We promise to laugh with you, not at you. The point is that not all scholarships have to be serious. Relax and have fun! The only thing serious bout the Make Me Laugh Scholarship is the money you could win towards your college education. With $1,500 - you could be laughing your way to the bank!

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education


Submit an online written response to the question:
"OMG... finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it's time to lighten things up a little. We don't want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!" (250 words or less)

The Make Me Laugh Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around November 30, 2017.

Please note:  The Application Deadline for the Make Me Laugh Scholarship is August 31, 2017

Apply    http://www.unigo.com




Leading Informatics for Tomorrow (LiFT) Scholars Program

The LiFT Scholars Program is a program offered for incoming freshman students who are pursuing a major and future career in Informatics and computing at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (SoIC IUPUI) AND Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis campus (Ivy Tech). We will select 20 students each year from each school to be a part of this program and are excited to welcome our first cohort of students this Fall 2017! 

In order to apply students: • Must be a current graduating high school senior at the time of their application • Must be a first-time undergraduate student accepted at IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing or Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis campus • Must plan to enroll full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours each semester) in college-level coursework • Must pursue the bachelor’s degree in Informatics at IUPUI or any associate’s degree in the School of Computing and Informatics at Ivy Tech • Must plan to pursue a career in informatics • Must be a U.S citizen or eligible noncitizen • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need as defined for undergraduate students by the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria for need-based federal financial aid

How to apply:  

1. Complete the FAFSA to determine your financial need and eligibility for this program: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

2. Once students have received their Financial Aid Award Letter and see that they are eligible for need-based federal financial aid, review application and apply online at: http://soic.iupui.edu/undergraduate/lift-scholars/apply/ • Please be as detailed as possible in your responses!

3. Submit one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor – select someone who can write the strongest letter of support for you! Refer your letter of recommendation writer to the following document: http://soic.iupui.edu/files/lift-scholars-recommendation-letter.pdf

For more information, visit http://www.soic.iupui.edu/lift-scholars


Rove Pest Control Scholarship

This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education.  Deadline for application is December 31, 2017.  Award amount is $500.

Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/


FuriousGrill Eat Healthy Scholarship

The FuriousGrill is a outdoor cooking blog, specializing in grilling, smoking & barbecue articles, including recipes, tips, tricks, cooking tutorials and product reviews.

By being an online community, we recognize the power of the written words online, so we want to give an opportunity and help the creative minds exhibit their abilities in this area.

​So, we are happy to announce the opening of our annual FuriousGrill Scholarship Program to creative minds who share the same passion with us.

If you think you have what it takes to participate to this program, we highly encourage you to give it a try and send us all the requirements. Who knows? It might be for you and you maybe can win this award.

For more information, visit their website at http://furiousgrill.com/scholarship/

Deadline is November 15, 2017



Groth & Associates Attorneys at Law Scholarship

The Attorney’s at Groth and Associates have spent years in school learning how to help you in different aspects of law ranging from personal injury to business law. They understand the stresses of life and want to lend a hand outside of their normal duties.  Their time in school has helped them all understand the importance of education. It takes hard work and perseverance to earn an education and they would like to reward you for your hard work by offering a scholarship to relieve a bit of the financial stress that education can bring. The scholarship awarded will be for $1,000 to one student to use towards furthering their education.

To apply:

-Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
-Fill out the form with your contact information
-Attach school transcript to verify enrollment
-Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome
Application Deadline: July 31st, 2017

For more information, please visit http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/


Bane-Welker Service Technician Sponsorship Program

This scholarship will provide a student with $500 per semester.  There is not a real deadline.  Bane-Welker will work with any recipient with the funding of scholarship award.

For more information or to print the application, please visit http://www.bane-welker.com/career-opportunities/service-tech-sponsorship/




Indiana University School of Dentistry

Dental Assisting Program

Earn a certificate in Dental Assisting while completing an IUPUI Degree!  We offer a 9 month dental assisting program that goes together with 4 baccalaureate degrees on campus.  Applications are received January 2 - June 24.

Visit www.assisting.dentistry.iu.edu for more information.




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