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Scholarships

 
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.
 
 
 

 


 
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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
These free sources can give you access to many scholarships.
www.absolutelyscholarships.com
www.zinch.com
www.scholarshipmonkey.com
www.fedmoney.org
www.supercollege.com
www.upromise.com
www.ihca.org
www.kidschance.org
www.nfb.org
www.niaf.com
www.soroptimist.org
www.scholarships.com
www.collegeboard.com
www.fastaid.com
www.collegenet.com/mach 25 Find scholarships based on your personal profile
www.princetonreview.com Choice of majors, careers, links to colleges and scholarships
www.keycolleges.com/indextwo.htm Link to information
www.freeschinfo.com Free scholarship search
www.collegescholarships.com Free college scholarship information
www.gmsp.org The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
www.scholarships4schools.com Scholarship 4 School
www.ayes.org/students/scholarships/ Automotive Youth Educational Systems
www.chsfoundation.org CHS Foundation
www.eadvisors.com Edvisors
www.thesalliemaefund.org Sallie Mae Funds Scholarship Program
www.studentscholarshipsearch.com Student Scholarship Search
www.uncf.org UNCF Scholarships
www.tuitionfundingsources.com Scholarship Database
http://usa.gov/ is a one-stop portal, leading to websites that allows for searching by topic rather than by agency

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. 
 
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:
COOLIDGESCHOLARS.ORG
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 rrogers@acsc.net
 
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS:
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 LILLY SCHOLARSHIP:

Good afternoon,

 

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!

 

Thank you,

 

 

Kari Sisk

Program Director

Madison County Community Foundation

33 W 10th St, Ste. 600

Former-First Merchants Bank Building

Anderson, IN 46016

Phone: 765.644.0002

Email: ksisk@madisonccf.org

 
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!!
 
 
 
 
 
WTF: What the FAFSA Scholarship

Navigating through the FAFSA application process can feel overwhelming and downright confusing. We’re here to help! We have created a comprehensive collection of FAFSA tools for you and your students, including:

  • Resources that will help students create an FSA ID
  • Step by step help in answering some of FAFSA’s most complicated questions
  • Information on what happens after you fill out the FAFSA
  • FAFSA infographics that you can print and share
  • The FAFSA Master Key badge where students can explore the ins and outs of the FAFSA
  • College text line that students can text into and get all of their college questions answered by a live person!
To spread awareness of FAFSA, Get Schooled is giving out a $1,000 scholarship via twitter to students who use #FAFSA. Winning has never been SO EASY! Let your students know that they have from now until October 31st to:
  • Follow @GetSchooled on twitter
  • Tweet #FAFSA and include @getschooled
  • They can also retweet any tweet from @getschooled that includes the #FAFSA until Oct 31st
  • EVERY tweet increases their chances
  • Here are the official rules

Use our FAFSA media kit for posters and digital banners to easily share all these FAFSA resources with your school.


 
 
Scholarships and websites:
 
- Tackling Unfair College Student Loan Practices - https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/unfair-college-loan-practices/
- https://www.in.gov/che/files/2018-2019%20Frank%20O%27Bannon%20Grant%20Schedule%20of%20Awards.pdf
 
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