Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar

SCHOLARSHIPS

Visit us in the counseling center today for more information!

 

Scholarships

Throughout the year the MVHS Counseling Center receives notification for local and national scholarships in addition to specific scholarships for colleges/universities. Please visit this page regularly for updated scholarship postings. For specific information or questions, please contact your guidance counselor.

 
 
 
2019 Elks National Foundation Scholarships
 

The Elks National Foundation has 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.

 

Scholarship information can be found at elks.org/scholars/ 

There are 3 types of scholarships that students can apply for:  

1.  The 2020 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 2020 contest are available now.   The 2020 MVS application deadline is November 5th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.  Applications are online, hard copies are not needed.

   The website to get this application is here.  

 

2.  ENF Legacy Awards – this is for children/grandchildren/or step-children or step-grandchildren of any living Elk.  The website for this is here.  If anyone is interested in this application and needs assistance, they can contact beth.willoughby@prideip.com . 

These applications must be submitted online by January 31st, 2020.  


3.  Emergency Educational Grant-  One other scholarship available for children or grandchildren of Elk members.  Information about it can be found here.


 

Golden Door Scholarship
 
The Golden Door Scholarship has been expanded to include undocumented students without DACA.  Scholarship recipients will be awarded large college scholarships to help cover tuition, room, and board for up to four year for a bachelor's degree. 
The application deadline will be Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. 
 
Eligibility requirements and application can be found here on the website.  
For more information, please click here.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
 
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW's) premier scholarship program.  Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives.  Students compete by writing and recording an audio message on an annual patriotic theme.  This year's them is, What Makes America Great. 
 
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.  Dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools are also eligible to participate.
 
Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level.  Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C, Feb 29-March 4, 2020 to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion of $154,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000.
 
Please click here to see rules and eligibility.
 
Please click here for the entry form.  All entries are due by October 31, 2019.
 
 
 

 

Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

Aspiring Indiana teachers can apply for up to $30,000 in financial aid with the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year of college (up to $30,000 total) for top performing Hoosier students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after earning their degrees.

Interested students should apply by Nov. 30, 2019 at ScholarTrack.IN.gov.

“Hoosier students deserve motivated, quality teachers, and this scholarship is designed to attract just that,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We continue to be encouraged by the commitment of these future educators and look forward to the positive impact they’ll have on their students.”

Entering its fourth year, the scholarship is awarded to 200 students across the state in a competitive process based on academic achievement, teacher nomination and an interview process. Last year, a total of 393 students applied, with applications coming from 212 high schools in 82 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

To qualify, students must either graduate in the highest 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. To continue earning the scholarship in college, students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year. Current college freshmen and sophomores are eligible for the scholarship, but priority will be given to high school students.

Finalists will be selected by Jan. 10, 2020 to be interviewed in Indianapolis on March 14, 2020. Students selected to receive the scholarship will be notified by April 3, 2020.

 

Visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/NextTeacher for more information and to apply and follow #NextTeacher on social media.


 


Mortuary Science Scholarship Program

Newcomer Funeral Service Group is committed to excellence in funeral service education. They annually award $25,000 in scholarships to mortuary science students who demonstrate the core values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth. 

The scholarship is open to:

  • All students enrolled in a mortuary science program during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • High school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study. 

Awards are for undergraduate study only and all institutions must be accredited with the American Board of Funeral Service Education. 

Scholarships in the amounts of $3,500 and $500 are awarded annually and will be paid directly to the recipient's institution.  Recipients are selected from applicants who meet all eligibility requirements.  

 

The application deadline is October 25, 2019.

For more information and to apply, please visit their website here.


 

 

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

Distinguished Young Women of Hancock County is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

Cash scholarships are awarded at the local level and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1 billion nationally). And local winners will advance to the state program in Kokomo, Indiana where they give away more than $27,500 in cash tuition scholarships.

Sign up by Friday, October 4, 2019

For more information, please click here.

 

 


Annual Scholarships

September

Shout It Out Scholarship- To enter, beginning September 30, 2018, submit a complete scholarship Application online at the Sponsor's Website (www.unigo.com/our-scholarships) no later than September 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. 
QuestBridge National College Match- Match Scholarship Recipients are granted early admission to one of QuestBridge's 40 college partners with a full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000.

Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholar- The main goal of the Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award is to encourage students to make a positive contribution to their individual communities, while providing scholarship awards to those who have done so over the previous 12 months.

October

National Young Arts Foundation Scholarship

Complete the YoungArts application on Acceptd, including required documentation and audition or portfolio materials, by October 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET (Eastern Time). ​Pay the $35 application fee or get a fee waiver. Learn more about fee waivers in our FAQ.

Burger King Scholars Program- Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation- The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in our future — offering college scholarships to exceptional high school students dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. We’ve done it for 31 years, changing the paths of more than 6,150 young people ready to change the world.

Horatio Alger Scholarship- Must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred), involvement in co-curricular and community services, minimum GPA

United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) William Randolph Hearst Foundation- The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is an intensive week-long educational experience and scholarship sponsored by the United States Senate for outstanding high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in public service. If you are a high school junior or senior already serving as an elected official in your student body or other state or community organization, you may already be qualified to apply.

November
Altice Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest- Altice USA was proud to bring the Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest to middle and high school students in the Optimum and Suddenlink service areas. The essay contest asked students to respond to the following topic with an original essay in 500 words or less; "Name a Latino, past or present, with whom you would choose to spend a day, and explain why." Winners in the 6-8th grade and 9-12th grade categories were selected and prize presentations were held at the winners' schools. Altice USA employees, school administrators, classmates and local elected officials participated in the local events to celebrate these students, where they were presented with their prizes and had the opportunity to read their essays aloud.
 
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation- An undergraduate scholarship program available to highachieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best fouryear colleges and universities. Scholars receive up to $40,000 a year to cover tuition, living expenses, books and other fees.
 
Ron Brown Scholar Program (Leadership)-  African-America, community service and demonstrate financial need. US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card Two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application): November 1st - application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers. January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY. 
 
December
AFSCME Family Scholarship Program

To be eligible, you must:

  • At the time of application, be a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member;
  • At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution; and
  • Have taken the SAT or the ACT.
  • Return complete application with all required documentation postmarked by December 31, 2019 deadline.
 

Anne Ford Scholarship- The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Footlocker Do Something Scholarship- 12th grader going to 4-year college, involved in HS sports or community based sports, GPA 3.0 

Most Valuable Student Scholarship, ELKS-  

Eligibility:

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates 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.

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!

Chech here to watch the Back To School: RaiseMe Welcome Video