Note: Many scholarships are available from the college or university you plan to attend. Be sure to check individual college websites for specific scholarships.
Scholarships Available in the Main Office
First, read through the list of scholarships below. If you find a scholarship that interests you, go to the small file cabinet in Kay Wehner’s office located in the counseling office and look for the scholarship listed. Take it with you. Remember, there are many scholarships available from the college or university you plan to attend. Be sure to check individual college websites EARLY for specific scholarships. Here is another great website to check out: http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/ If you have a website you would like to share with other students please let me know. Google is your friend.
Please remember that you must apply and be accepted to the college or university to accept and use the scholarship money towards your college education.
MOST SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE APPLICATION DEADLINES. BE AWARE OF THESE!
Students - please go online and make sure you meet the eligibility criteria of the scholarship. Is your GPA high enough? Is your information correct before spending your time on applying for a scholarship that you will not qualify for later? Know the terms used in researching scholarships and make sure you understand what you are applying for. I have included a GLOSSARY OF SCHOLARSHIP TERMS I thought would be helpful. Please Google “How do I know if a scholarship is legit?” and learn about SCAMS. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Walker in the counseling office room M111.
Scholarships available- Due Thursday, February 28th at midnight- no one has applied:
Carl Bonge- participated in track or crass country
George and Nancye Hawes- 2.5+ GPA
Interstate Warehouse- plan to attend Anderson University, Purdue Polytechnic or Ivy Tech, 3.0+ GPA
Soroptomist- between 1.8- 2.8 GPA
Bernice Surratt- plan to study musical arts(major or minor)
Rachel Lakes- plan to pursue a degree in religious studies, attend a 4 year accredited program
Madison County Community Foundation
33 W 10th St, Ste. 600
Former-First Merchants Bank Building
Anderson, IN 46016
ANDERSON ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP:
The Rotary Scholarship application is now available online at the Anderson Rotary website at the Scholarship tab.
The Anderson Rotary Club will again award this year four(4) $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Two of the scholarships are awarded to current/active members of the Anderson High School Interact Club.
The deadline for submitting an application for the Rotary Scholarship is Friday, April 19th. The application is a fillable form. Each student needs to submit an electronic transcript and also submit an essay. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The scholarship award ceremony will be held at May 21, 2019 at the Anderson Country Club.
Please let me know your questions.
Anderson Rotary Club
PJ'S COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY
Deadline: April 30, 2019
$1000 scholarship towards your cosmetology education
Please see Mrs. Wehner in the main office for the application packet
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc./Zeta Phi Chapter:
The Zeta Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. awards scholarships and grants to outstanding graduating minority male students each year. These students will continue their education at an institute of higher learning.
Interested male students need to complete the application online or fill one out and mail it to the address indicated by April 30, 2019
Omega Scholarship and Grant Program
Zeta Phi Chapter
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
P.O. Box 691
Indianapolis, IN 46206
*Applications are in the main office at the high school. Please see Mrs.Wehner
Online Scholarship Search
Popular Searches: The following words are frequently used in finding scholarships: achievement, African-American, art, athlete, athletic, business, computer, disability, engineering, health, Hispanic, history, journalism, law, management, medical, merit, military, minority, music, nurse, performance, science, sports, teaching, technology, theatre, women, writing
GOOGLE your interests to search for scholarships: music, art, football, baseball, etc.
Below are very helpful websites to use in your search for scholarships and financial aid.
Other Scholarship Sites
This is not an all-inclusive list! You may also want to check in your local area through church organizations, local newspapers, magazines, banks, high school counselors and clubs such as Kiwanis, American Legion, and the Eagles.
*Pay attention to deadlines
*Never pay for a scholarship application
*Public libraries have additional information regarding scholarships
*You will never know IF you qualify unless you apply
2019 NEW SCHOLARSHIPS:
Anderson Federation of Teachers: Please see Mrs.Wehner in the main office for the applications. Several to chose from with different qualifications.
LULA BOONE SCHOLARSHIP: $1000 scholarship named in honor of the first Extension Homemaker County President, Mrs. Glen Boone. Please see Mrs. Wehner in the main office for more information.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarship
: Please go to: www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants
Deadline is February 1st. The application submission process is done online.
Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship: Deadline is: February 8th. No applications will be accepted if they are postmarked after the deadline!! Please see Mrs. Wehner in the main office for application and information.
Madison County Master Gardner Association: Deadline is March 1, 2019. At least one $1000 scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Madison County and is accepted to an accredited school to major in a horticulture related field. See Mrs. Wehner in the main office for the application.
Carolyn Bolles Memorial Scholarship: Available for students interested in a nursing career. A renewable 4 year scholarship of $1500 will be awarded to a student with at least a "B" average. See Mrs. Wehner in the main office for more information.
Purdue Club of Anderson/Madison County
Five (5)- $1000 scholarships, one year, non-renewable grant for tuition only.
Must be enrolled as a full-time student at any Purdue Campus. Application is due April 16th. Please see Mrs. Wehner for application and questions.
MLK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Application deadline: April 19, 2019 at 4pm
See the main office for more information and the scholarship packet. Sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Commission.
STEM Scholarship opportunity offered by the Indiana Chapter of WiNUP (Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals). This $500.00 scholarship will be available to any high school senior planning to attend college or technical school for a STEM career. The scholarship opportunity also includes current college student attending an Indiana College with a STEM major. Requirements can be found on the first page of the application.
Application available at: www.winup.org/chapterindiana
Once the application is completed emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Email any questions to email@example.com along with a phone number if you would like a return phone call.
We appreciate your help in providing this STEM scholarship opportunity to qualifying students.
STEM Scholarship Committee
THE LITTLE 500 FESTIVAL SCHOLARSHIP:
The Little 500 Festival committee would like to extend an opportunity to females at your school to enter the Queen Contest and take part in exciting events surrounding the Little 500 Festival and Race during the month of May.
The selected Queen will be awarded a $1000 scholarship and the first runner up a $500 scholarship provided by the Little 500 Festival. The Queen and Runner-up will lead and participate in several events that take place in the community in May.
Former Queens include young ladies from all around Madison County including Anderson High School, Anderson University, Pendleton Heights High School, Lapel High School, Liberty Christian High School, and others.
We thank you in advance for promoting this opportunity within your school and we hope you are able to provide several applicants. Should you have any questions feel free to call 765 642 0206.
11TH GRADERS ONLY:
A full ride presidential scholarship covering tuition, room, board and expenses for 4 years of undergraduate study and leadership training. This one of a kind scholarship may be used at any accredited American University!! Please see Mrs. Wehner in the main office for further information. DEADLINE: JANUARY 23, 2019!!
ADDITIONAL NEW SCHOLARSHIPS:
45 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Attention to all Senior College-Bound students who are looking for scholarships and free money to attend college. Please log on to www.madisonccf.org then click SCHOLARSHIPS
. You will find 45
scholarships offered to students in the Madison County area. Watch for deadlines, and if you need a transcript, please see your counselor or email AHS registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
INDIANA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION, INC:
All applicants must be committed to pursuing an education and career in a law enforcement field at an Indiana College or University. Deadline is April 1st. 40 Scholarships in the amount of $750 each will be awarded.
ALL INFORMATION MUST BE TYPED OR HAND PRINTED NEATLY. APPLICATIONS ARE IN THE MAIN OFFICE. See Mrs. Wehner
I hope everyone had a great summer break and is ready to start the new school year!
The 2019 Madison County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application will be available beginning tomorrow, August 1. The application will be available online just as our general scholarships were in 2018. The link to access the application along with the step-by-step instructions is on our website here: https://www.madisonccf.org/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship
I have attached the timeline, instructions and application for you to reference. As with our general scholarships, you will be asked via an email request to submit transcripts from the applicants.
If you would please send these documents to your eligible students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or above on a 4.0 scale I would greatly appreciate it. You are my direct contact for reaching the eligible students!
The requirements are the same as last year:
- Who are residents of Madison County or are a student of a Madison County school for 12 months prior to the date of application (STUDENTS MAY ONLY APPLY IN ONE COUNTY), and;
- Who will graduate from an accredited Indiana high school in 2019 and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2019. (a high school is considered accredited for purposes of the program if it is accredited by the State Board of Education or by a national or regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the State Board of Education)
- Who intend to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana, and;
- Who have achieved a minimum SAT score of 1300 (use highest math and highest evidence based reading score for your highest composite score) or an ACT composite score of 24 or above, and;
- Who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or above on a 4.0 scale
Please don’t hesitate to call and ask questions. I’m happy to walk you or your students through the process.
As a reminder, the application will be available beginning tomorrow, August 1st at 8 am!
Madison County Community Foundation
33 W 10th St, Ste. 600
Former-First Merchants Bank Building
Anderson, IN 46016
LILLY SCHOLARSHIP INFO:
FACT OF THE MONTH
The state of Indiana has increased its state grants rather noticeably, good news for Indiana residents attending accredited Indiana colleges and universities. Here is a sample of the changes:
With a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC), here are the new maximum state grants:
Private Colleges: Last year’s $7,400 grant has been increased to $9,000
Public Universities: Last year’s $3,700 grant has increased to $4,500
Ivy Tech/Proprietary Colleges: Last year’s $3,100 grant has increased to $3,400
Please Note: If you are eligible for a state grant and have an Academic or Technical Honors Diploma, you receive an additional “Incentive Grant” of $800. So looking at the amounts above, $9,000 becomes $9,800; $4,500 becomes $5,300; and $3,400 becomes $4,200. AN HONORS DIPLOMA CAN PAY YOU!!