Scholarship Information

SCHOLARSHIPS

*21st Century Scholarship- for more information on 21st century scholar requirements, how to create an account, parent access

*Valparaiso University-Students that are Pell Eligible & 21st Century Scholars, receive FULL TUITION!!!
For more information, go to: Valpo University 

 
*Big Future Scholarship Search:

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totally $6 Billion! you just have to answer a few questions and this search engine will list all of the scholarships available to you!
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

*Optimist Oratorical Contest: Win up to $22,500 . The official topic of this year’s contest “Where Are My Roots of Optimism?” Contestants must speak on the subject between four and five minutes.
For more information, go to: Contest Info
Application: Optimist contest
Deadline: 2/14/18

*National Co-Op Scholarship Program: 
   
If you plan to apply to Clarkson University, Drexel University, Merrimackl College, RIT, State University of New York Oswego, The university of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell or Wentworth Institute of Technology; you may be eligible for the WACE scholarship. 
For more information, go to: WACE
Application: WACE Application 
Deadline: 2/15/18

*Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship Opportunities: (click on title for flyer) Several scholarships where seniors can earn up to $2,000. to apply online for : The Martin Luther Scholarship, Christian Leadership Award-Purdue, Christian Leadership Award-Indiana and/or the Christian Leadership Award-Illinois; go to:
 http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships/
Deadline: 2/17/18

*Legacy Foundation Common Application (click on title for flyer):  
1 Application, 20+ scholarships available! The window to apply to the Legacy Foundation Common Application (for multiple scholarship opportunities)
Scholarships for graduation Seniors: Legacy Foundation 
For a list of scholarships and eligibility requirements, go to: 
Scholarship Booklet
Deadline: 2/19/17

*Peoples Bank Scholarship (click on title for flyer): 2- $1,000 and 1-$500 scholarship. Must of GPA of 2.5 or higher, minimum SAT score of 900 or ACT score of 19. 
**Part of Legacy Foundation Common App
To Apply, go to: http://www.legacyfdn.org/scholarships.php

Deadline: 2/19/18

*Hammond Hispanic Minority Scholarship:  2-$2,500 awards for attendance at a college/university, 2- $1,000 awards for attendance at a technical or trade school, 1- $1,000 award towards obtaining Certified Nursing Associate accreditation. Awarded to minority students of Hispanic or latino heritage who will graduate from HS. 
For more information, go to: https://www.hhccin.com/  
Requirements: HHMS
Application: Hammond Hispanic Scholarship
Deadline: 2/23/18

*Lake County Right to Life Oratory Contest:   $200 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place: Speech contest on one of the following topics: Abortion, Infanticide, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Sex-selective Abortions, or Euthanasia. 
When: 3/24/18 11 AM- 3 PM
Where: Griffith-Calumet Public Library (1215 E. 45th Ave Griffith IN)
For more information/application, go to: Right to Life
Deadline: 3/1/18 - Application form and speech must be submitted by

*Blacks at Microsoft scholarship: Renewable $5,000 scholarship for outstanding black high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. Must be a high school senior of African descent, have a GPA of 3.3 or higher, apply for FAFSA, plan to attend a 4 year college/university in the fall of year following HS graduation, pursue a bachelors degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs, and show a passion for technology and leadership at school or in the community. 
For more information, go to: Microsoft scholarship
Deadline: 3/1/18

*The Generation Google Scholarship: $10,000 to High School seniors who are from an underrepresented group and intend to study computer science. Must plan to be enrolled full-time at a university in the US/Canada, be pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, exhibit high academic achievement. 
For more information, go to: Google Scholarship
Deadline: 3/2/18

*2018 Prom Genie Scholarship:   
Must fill out the application completely, have 3 letters of recommendation (2 from school & 1 from the community), must complete the 1 page essay & have a parent/guardian signature if you are younger than 18. 
For more information & application: Prom Genie
Deadline: 3/9/18

*CVS Pharmacy Inc.-Business  Scholarship: Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need and pursuing undergraduate degree in business. 
For more information, go to: CVS Pharmacy Scholarship
Deadline: 3/30/18

*Hammond Tri Kappa Scholarship: Must be a US citizen, Senior in high School and admitted as a full time student to an accredited college, university, vocational school, or junior college for the fall term following HS graduation. 
For more information: Tri Kappa
Deadline: 3/30/18

*Hispanic Scholarship fund: May be awarded anything from $500 to $5,000. Must be a high senior that will be graduating this academic year, be of Hispanic heritage, GPA of 3.0 or higher, plan to enroll to a 4 year university in the fall following HS graduation, be a US citizen and complete FAFSA. 
For more information, go to: HSF Scholarship
*Applications open 1/1/18!!!!
Deadline: 3/31/18

*The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC)  Scholars program: A renewable scholarship of up to $10,00 per year for Hispanic students pursuing a STEM-related 
degree. Must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community; have GPA of 3.0 or higher; demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership & campus/community activities; be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree; be enrolled in an accredited undergrad program for the preceding fall semester at an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university in the US.
For more information, go to: HENAAC
Deadline: 4/30/18

*The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship: A variety of 1-time & renewable scholarships offered to incoming freshmen women pursuing a degree in engineering. Female student must be a US citizen, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher(unweighted), complete FAFSA, be a full-time student.
For more information, go to: SWE scholarship
Deadline: 5/1/18

*The Polish Heritage Association of Michigan City: 1st place-$1,000, 2nd place-$500, 3rd place-$100. This years topic is "Ignacy Jan Paderewski and the Re-Birth of Polish Independence in 1918". 
Open to any HS senior. 
For more information: Polish Heritage Scholarship
Application: Essay form
Deadline: 5/3/18

*College Bound:     If you are a Hammond resident, you might be eligible for a up to 4 years of your college tuition paid for! 
Application: College Bound
For more information, go to: http://collegebound.gohammond.com/about/ 
Deadline: 7/6/18


*UNCF Scholarships: Multiple scholarships available through UNCF member institutions. Must have 2.5 GPA or higher, completed FAFSA, verification of unmet financial need. 
For more information, go to: UNCF

*Scholarships for left handed students:
https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships-for-lefties/ 



More Scholarships links:

*UNCF scholarships:   Scholarship List

*https://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants/scholarships/results/?state=Indiana

*USA Scholarships: 
http://usascholarships.com/category/scholarships/

*http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/cost/financial-aid-and-scholarships/other-indiana-scholarship-programs/

*https://www.studentscholarships.org/2017scholarships.php#sthash.Xed8Ld0K.dpbs

*https://www.raise.me/ -list credentials/extra-curriculars and get free scholarship money! Check to see if your college in a participant!

*Scholarship owl: https://scholarshipowl.com/

*http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/the-weirdest-scholarships

*https://lendedu.com/blog/weird-scholarships/

*myscholly.com 

* http://www.college-scholarships.com/free-scholarship-searches/

*www.collegeboard.org 

*www.fastweb.com    -scholarship & college database, career planning

*www.scholarshipexperts.com

*www.scholarships.com

*www.studentaid.ed.gov

*https://getschooled.com/dashboard/tool/2540-nhs-scholar-dollars  -scholarship database

*http://www.finaid.org/    -scholarship database, info on student loans


MISSED SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

*Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship: $500. Must have 3.0 GPA or higher and complete an essay on the follow topic: Describe at least 3 ways physical therapy can make a difference in an individual's ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. 
For more information, go to: Arctic Physical Therapy
Deadline: 8/31/17
*Latino Scholarships: for a complete list of Latino-based scholarships, go to:  
2016 Indiana Latino Education Summit Scholarship List 
*New Harvest Mission 153:From $300 to $25,000 scholarship award opportunities-  http://www.newharvestmission153.com/educational-scholarships/
*We the Future Contest: $2,000. Must submit one of the following: speech, short film, essay,song, greeting card, or poem.
For more information, go to: We the Future

Deadline: 9/17/17
*MyPrjectorLamps Scholarship:   $500. Applicant must be a HS senior. Must have 3.0 GPA or higher, provide a transcript, a 1 page essay, and "liking" MyProjectorLamps Facebook page are required.
For more information, go to: https://www.myprojectorlamps.com/scholarships.html 
Deadline: 9/30/17
*Horatio Alger Scholarship (click on title for flyer): Awards from $6,000 to $25,000 to students that have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Student must be a high school graduate, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted family income) and a US citizen. 
For more information: Horatio Alger Scholarship details
Deadline: 10/25/17
*Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship: 200-$7,500 renewable scholarships. Must rank in the top 20% of graduating class, plan to attend an Indiana institution as a full time student. For more information and addition eligibility requirements, please go to: http://in.gov/che/4680.htm
Deadline: 11/30/17
*2017 Essay Scholarship Contest:(click on title for flyer) $4,000 award. Must being a high school senior (class of 2018) and write an essay on "Why is the right to trial by jury (the Seventh Amendment) critical to ensuring justice and democracy? ". 
Deadline: 12/17/17
*Ziprecruiter Scholarship: 1-$3,000 Scholarship. The scholarship is offered every quarter (3 months: Dec. 31st, March 31st, June 30th and so on). They are looking for the most creative 1-page submission about job/internship opportunities in your hometown.  
For More information, go to: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship
Deadline: 12/31/17
* UNCF STEM Scholars (click on title for flyer): Offers a Tiered tuition scholarship. 
General Eligibility: Must be African american, GPA of 3.0 or higher, HS senior entering a US accredited college/university in fall of 2018, US citizen/legal perm. resident.  
For more information, go to: UNCF 
STEM Application: STEM(Science,math,technology,math)
Deadline: 1/15/18
*Knights of Pythias Educational Assistance: 30- $1,000 scholarships. Must have a 3.0 GPA, submit an ACT/SAT results register to an accredited college/university & provide proof of admission,  complete short essay.
For more information, go to: Knights of Pythias
For the application, go to: Knights of Pythias application
Deadline: 1/25/18
*Hammond Reads 17th Annual Essay Contest: (click on title for flyer)
1 page essay (up to 250 words) on "Name a book that makes you happy, and tell us why"-include title of book and author.
Deadline: 1/26/18
*Calumet Athletic Official Association Scholarship: 1- $500 scholarship. Must be a senior graduating this academic year, have or will be a varsity athletic award winner during the current academic year and will be attending a 2 or 4 year college in the fall immediately following High School graduation. 
For more information, go to: CAOA 
Deadline: 2/1/18
*Jackie Robinson Foundation: Up to $30,000 over 4 years. Must be a graduating minority High School senior, plan to attend an accredited & approved 4 year institution within the US, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, present evidence of financial need, be a US citizen, & have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combines math & critical reading) or composite ACT score of 21. 
For more information, go to: Jackie Robinson
To apply: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/  
Deadline: 2/1/18
*Nancy James Memorial Scholarship: (click on title for flyer) Up to $1,500 scholarship for college/post-secondary technical schooling.  Awarded to an Indiana HS senior whose parent is battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer.For more information, go to: http://www.breastcancerplate.org/
For a link to the application:  Breast Cancer Scholarship Application
Deadline: 2/2/18
*Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals Scholarship:$1,000
award. Must have completed 2 or more business educational courses (4 semesters) within 4 years of HS among the following: computer programming, accounting, finance, business (management,law, co-op, etc), computer science, or classes comparable to these course; must be enrolled or planning to attend a 2/4 year college/university; and have GPA of 2.8 of higher. 
For more information/application: IAEOP

Deadline: 2/10/18