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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  


2019 Spirit of Caring Scholarship

Are you an Indianapolis student who will be enrolled in an Indianapolis two-year to five-year institution in 2019?  Do you need help paying for schooling or supplies?  You are not alone.  At Cohen & Malad, LLP we have experienced first hand the benefits of higher education and have the desire to help one student go to college, law school or another institute of higher education with a $1,000 scholarship. 

This scholarship is open to any high school senior or college student in Indiana.  He or she must be enrolled at a two-year to five-year institution in 2019.  A minimum GPA is not required.  Read the instructions and terms and conditions for more eligibility information.

To apply create a short video OR submit an essay, using the following prompts:

1. What does community mean to you?

2.  Cohen & Malad, LLP takes value in helping others, how have you given back and helped your community become a better place? 

Video Application: Upload your video to You Tube.  Fill out the application with a short supporting essay and include a link to your video on You Tube.  There is no word requirement for the supporing essay.

Essay Application:  Fill out the application and include a full essay (500-1000 words).

Applications are due May 31, 2019.

Read the Instructions, Terms, and Conditions before proceeding.


Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship


Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.  Contest submissions will be accepted from May 31, 2018 to March 1, 2019.  The winner will be announced May 1, 2019.  You must be 14 years or older at the time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool. Finalists will be decided by voting.  For more information and official rules, please click here.

Rover Scholarship

Higher education:  that magical time when deadlines are tight and budgets are tighter.  Whether you're living off of insta-coffee or insta-noodles, we get it- and we'd like to help fund your brain fuel for the coming school year.  Just write a 400-500 word essay for you chance to win $2500!

How to enter:

  1. Answer our scholarship question in 400-500 words (responses must be written in English).
  2. Put your answer in a Google doc with your name and year in college at the top (high school seniors allowed).
  3. Fill out our form.
  4. Submit by May 1, 2019

In 400-500 words, answer the following question:

Has technology caused you to feel more included in your community, or excluded?

We're looking for essays that incorporate unique ideas, person stories, and feelings about the role technology plays in your life.

  • Here are some questions to get you going:
  • How do you use technology in your professional or academic life?
  • How do you use technology in your social life?  How do those around you use technology?
  • Does technnology assist or hinder your productivity?
  • Are you required to use technology?  In what ways?

To be eligible:

  • You need to be a resident of the United States.
  • You must by a graduation high school senior or currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college in pursuit of an associates degree, bacchelor's degree, or master's degree.  We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or university enrollment.
  • If you're a graduating high school senior, your GPA must be 3.0 or above.
  • You can't be related to anyone on the Rover staff, but you can be related to someone who's a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover. 

For a list of rules, click here.

Your essay will be judged based on:

  • 50%= Thoughtfulness of response
  • 30%= Relevance to prompt
  • 15%= Quality of composition
  • 5%= Grammatical accuracy

There will be one winner, who will receive a check for $2,500.

We will choose and notify the winner by May 31, 2019.


VFW Scholarship

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation.  If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship, this scholarship might be for you. 

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.  

For more information, rules, and eligibility requirements please click here.

To download the entry form please click here.

Student entry deadline is October 31, 2018


AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.  Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship.  In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner's school.

The 2019 program year is now open until December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received.

AXA Achievement Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers.  They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college

Applicants to the AXA Achievement Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington DC or Puerto Rico.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievent in school, community or work-related activities. 
  • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness.

For more information and to apply, click here.


FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Each year, through our National Scholarship Competition, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) awards more than 28 scholarships, including eight full one-year scholarships worth $31,500 each- that's more than $300,000 in scholarships in total.

This year, television personality and entertainment manager Kris Jenner will select the winners for the National Scholarship Competition in the following majors:

Apparel Industry Management

Fashion Design

Interior Design 

Merchandise Product Development

Visual Communications

Beauty Marketing & Product Development

Graphic Design

Merchandising & Marketing

Social Media

The National Scholarship Competition deadline is March 29, 2019

Visit bit.ly/FIDMscholarship for entry details and the most up-to-date information.


WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

To be eligible for this scholarship you must apply to one of the following 9 WACE Partner Institutions listed:

Clarkson University

Drexel University

Johnson & Wales University

Merrimack College

Rochester Institute of Technology

State University of New York Oswego

The University of Toledo

University of Cincinnati

Wentworth Institute of Technology



  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at institution(s) you select on the scholarship application
  • Meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the instution(s) selected on the application

Applicants must be current high school seniors or transfer students.  To complete your application online, please visit:  www.waceinc.org

Early applications are highly encouraged.  WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship.  Please note the selection of scholarship recipients is decided by each partner institution.  All scholarships are non-transferable.  Recipients will be notified between March and May of 2019.

Application deadline:  February 15, 2019 (postmarked)   Please note deadline exceptions for Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College and SUNY Oswego (located on the website).


Tradition of Caring Mortuary Science Scholarship

Since 1999, Newcomer Funeral Service Group has supported continuing education through our Scholarship Program.  We have awarded over $375,000 in scholarships to more than 300 students.

Our company is committed to excellence in funeral service education.  To support the growth and development of future funeral directors, we annually award $25,000 in scholarships to mortuary science students who demonstrate the core values of Excellence, Trust, Care, and Growth.  Six (6) $3,500 scholarships and eight (8) $500 scholarships are awarded to the most qualified applicants from across the country.

Scholarship applications and all required materials must be received by October 26, 2018.  Selection is comptetitive and recipients must meet all eligibility requirements.  All awards are non-renewable; however, past recipients may reapply annually, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.

*Awards are for undergraduate study only and will be paid directly to the institution.  All institutions must be accredited with the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).


Applicant Eligibility Requirements

1.  Must have graduated high school/home school, or obtained a GED and currently enrolled in a mortuary science program, or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a mortuary science program. 

2.  Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours or 18 quarter hours in a program of mortuary science education at an institution accredited with the ABFSE for the semster for which the scholarship will be applied.  Part-time students may be elegible for a partial scholarship award of $500. 

3.  Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

4.  Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.

5.  Applicant must complete the online application and upload college or high school transcripts (if applicable), letters of recommendation and essay by October 26, 2018.

6.  To apply, visit www.NFSGI.com/scholarship.

Questions? Please email scholarship@nfsgi.com for more information.


The Elks National Foundation

The Elks National Foundation has several scholarships available. 

 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 2019 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 2019 contest are available now.   The 2019 MVS application deadline is November 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.  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 15th, 2018.   

The 2nd is the ENF Legacy Awards – this is for children/grandchildren/or step-children or step-grandchildren of any living Elk.  The scholarship is worth $4000.00.  The website for this is:  www.enf.elks.org/legacyscholarship. These applications must be submitted online by February 1st , 2019 at 11:59 am and will be available on September 1st, 2018. 

The other scholarship available for children or grandchildren of Elk members – the Emergency Educational Grants.  More information about this scholarship can be obtained by emailing to scholarship@elks.org  or beth.willoughby@prideip.com .   


The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship

The Final Fantasy Fan scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students who enjoy the Final Fantasy game franchise.  You have invested many hours in the world of Final Fantasy, and now you have the opportunity for Final Fantasy to invest in your world!

Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining their relationship with Final Fantasy games and how it has made them a better student. In 5 paragraphs or less, you should share whatever you think will help us understand your appreciation for Final Fantasy games and how it has made you a better student or person overall.  Include any lessons you have learned in any specific games, and the impact that they have had on your life. It's simple, it's open-ended, and what we are looking for is your raw passion for gaming and being the best student, leader, and person you can be!

It's open to any students studying in any field, as long as you are a passionate Final Fantasy gamer.  You must be attending any level of college next calendar year.  The criteria to win is the quality of your essay in communicating your love for Final Fantasy and personal growth!

This is a $1,000 Scholarship and is awarded on December 20th of each year.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15 of each year.  

To apply, click here


 Wendy's Heisman Scholarship


  • Must be a current senior
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Participate in at least one of the 43 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Winter or Summer Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school.
  • Be a leader in the school and community and serve as a role model for underclassmen

Do I have to attend a specific college or university? No, you may attend any accredited college or university.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000-$10,000

How to Apply: More information and the application can be found at https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/

Deadline: October 19, 2018


Horatio Alger Scholarship National Scholarship


  • Open to seniors
  • Must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Must have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity
  • Committed to pursuing and completing a bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2017
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Do I have to attend a specific college or university? No, you may attend any accredited college or university.

Scholarship Amount: Scholarship amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000

How to Apply: Apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/

 Deadline: October 25, 2018

 Endowment Community Scholarship


  • Must reside in Porter County
  • Must be a current senior
  • Must plan on attend a public or private college or university in Indiana
  • Must begin attending school in the Fall of 2018
  • Students will be evaluated on financial need, academic accomplishment, ability to communicate, motivation/desire to succeed, activities/leadership and capacity to succeed. The scholarship will be awarded to those that demonstrate that the scholarship will make a difference in their lives.
  • Applicant must be available for an interview by the interview committee in October 2017.

Do I have to attend a specific college or university? Yes, you must attend an accredited college or university located in Indiana.

Scholarship Amount: The scholarship covers a four-year degree program beginning in the fall of 2018 including full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment

How to Apply: Applications are available in the College & Career Center or you may download here. Scholarship guidelines may be downloaded here.

Deadline: Due to the College and Career Center by 3 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time. 

 We United States Service Acedemics Nominations


All candidates applying for a congressional nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to a service academy: 

  • Be a U.S citizen and legal resident of the State of Indiana.
  • Be at least 17 years of age and not past their 23rd birthday (25 for the Merchant Marine Academy).
  • Be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
  • The acceptance of an appointment to a United States service academy commits a candidate to five years of active duty service after graduation.

Do I have to attend a specific college or university? Yes, you must attend a U. S. Service Academy.

How to Apply: In order to be considered for admissions to one of the service academies, an applicant must attain a nomination. One type of nomination includes a letter from a U.S. Representative or Senator. When applying for a nomination to a service academy, applicants are also required to apply directly to the academies they wish to attend. The academy admissions process is initiated by filling out an application on their website.

To apply through U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly start at this link https://www.donnelly.senate.gov/help/student-resources/academy-nominations 

To apply though U.S. Congressman Pete Visclosky use this link https://visclosky.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations

 Deadline: If you are asking Senator Donnelly to sponsor your nomination, you must have your application to him by September 14, 2018.  If you are asking U.S. Congressman Pete Visclosky to sponsor your nomination, you must have your application to him by October 31, 2018. 

Wells Scholar Program at Indiana University

Successful nominees have typically ranked in the top 5 percent of their class, have compiled a GPA of 3.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have scored1400 or higher on the combined SAT Critical Reading and Mathematics tests or 32 (composite) orhigher on the ACT. Scholarship Amount:Tuition, academic fees, and living expenses stipend of $9,700/year.

Click here to visit the Wells Scholar Program website and learn more! 

Raise Me

Raise.Me helps students in 9th-12th grades to discover colleges and earn Micro-Scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. These achievements can include good grades, AP and Honors courses, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, or volunteering. This is a great way for students to earn money for things that they are already doing!

Click here to visit the Raise.Me website and learn more! 

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/