• Scholarships and Requirements

    Along with searching scholarship information online, students are encouraged to check with guidance to see if there are any new scholarships that may be available to them.
    The following is a list of scholarships and their requirements (students are advised to check with scholarship website to obtain full information regarding the application process):
    Scholarships with February Deadlines:
    Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Award
    • Have a parent battling breast cancer or has lost a parent to breast cancer.
    • Be a high school senior, reside within and attend high school (or be home-schooled) in Indiana. (If you do not reside in Indiana, your application will not be considered.)
    • Plan to pursue a degree, either full-time or part-time, in any accredited post-secondary institution in Indiana.
    • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Be a U.S. citizen, or documented permanent resident of the U.S. Race, color, creed or sex will not be factors in choosing the Award winner(s).
    • Recipients will be asked to provide proof of acceptance to a college or university before receiving payment of the Award.
    • Deadline: February
    • http://www.breastcancerplate.org/scholarships/
    Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals
    • Applicants must have completed two (2) or more business educational courses (four (4) semesters within four (4) years of high school from among the following: computer programming, accounting, finance, business (management, law, co-op, etc.), computer science, or classes comparable to these courses.
    • The applicant shall be enrolled, having made application to an institute of higher education (two (2) or four (4) year college, university, business college, or school of vocational technical education).
    • The applicant must maintain at least a 2.8 (of a possible 4.0) G.P.A.
    • Deadline: February 1
    • http://www.indianaaeop.com/scholarship-information.html

    The Indiana Academic All Star Scholarship
    • One nominee per school
    • Students will be scored on their first 7 semester grades, and either an SAT or ACT score. An official school transcript and verification of SAT/ACT scores must accompany the nomination form.
    • Each student nominee must select an influential school corporation employee to honor, and write an essay about that person (200 words or less).
    • Nominees should submit 2 photograph of themselves, which may be used in the recognition publication. (Photo should be of reproducible quality).
    • Deadline: February
    • http://www.iasp.org/index.php/student-programs/allstar/
    Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship & Principal's Award

    Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship
    • Overall High School Grade Point Average of 2.0 or better
    • High school senior status
    • Accepted at a 2-year or 4-year college or university
    • Nominated by a high school coach
    • Participate at the varsity level in athletics for at least one year
    • Has not accepted any scholarship funds or grants to participate in college athletics
    • Is not the son or daughter of current or retired NFL player
    • Deadline: February

    Scholarships with March Deadlines:
     Carolyn B Mosby Scholarship
    • Must graduate from a Lake County High School
    • GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Must have been accepted into a four-year college
    • Deadline: March

    James W. and Betty Dye Foundation, INC
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1650 or ACT of 24
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 (out of 4)
    • Must be admitted unconditionally as a full-time undergraduate student to one of the following universities: Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University Northwest, Purdue University West Lafayette, Purdue University Calumet, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Ball State University Muncie
    • Deadline: March 1
    • http://jimandbettydyescholarships.org/index.php?page=pur.inc

    Construction Advancement Foundation

    • Must be residents of Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper, or Starke Counties in Indiana
    • Must be pursuing a career in construction or related field
    • 3.0 GPA or greater
    • Pass a annual hair follicle drug test
    • Evaluation of applicants participation in extra curricular activities in school and/or community
    • Must be U.S. Citizen
    • Deadline: March
    • http://www.cafnwin.org/
    Sheriff John Buncich Scholarship
    • Resident of Lake County
    • Must have a letter of acceptance for the next school year from an accredited college or university
    • Must have participated in extracurricular, community, and volunteer activities
    • 2.5 GPA or higher
    • Must plan to major in criminal justice, pre-law, law enforcement, forensics or a related field
    • Financial need
    • Deadline: March

    Dr. Mary Steele-Agee Scholarship
    • Must have a "disability" that required accommodations while in high school
    • Must have participated in extracurricular, community, and volunteer activities
    • 2.5 GPA or higher
    • Must have a letter of acceptance from an accredited college or university
    • Financial need
    • Special consideration will be given to students pursing careers in education or related fields, counseling, social work, and/or psychology
    • Deadline: March
    Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez Scholarship
    • Resident of Lake County
    • Must have participated in extracurricular, community, and volunteer activities
    • 2.5 GPA or higher
    • Must have a letter of acceptance from an accredited college or university
    • Financial need
    • Must plan to major in criminal justice, pre-law, law enforcement, forensics or a related field
    • Deadline: March

    Eloise Gentry Scholarship
    • Must have participated in extracurricular, community, and volunteer activities
    • 2.5 GPA or higher
    • Must have a letter of acceptance from an accredited college or university
    • Financial need
    • Deadline: March
    Orthodontic Specialists Scholarship
    • Must be a current or former patient of Dr. Koufos and Albright.
    • Must be a graduating high school senior who plans to attend a college or trade/technical school.
    • Minimum GPA 2.5
    • Deadline: March
    • http://www.orthospcs.com/scholarships

    Salvation Army of Gary-Merrillville Scholarship

    • 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Resident of Gary, Hobart, Merrillville, Crown Point, Lake Station or New Chicago
    • Must have completed 100 hours of documented volunteer service during their academic career
    • Deadline: March

    Indiana Association for the Gifted Scholarship

    Construction Advancement Foundation Scholarship
    • Resident of Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper or Starke Counties
    • Must pursue a career in construction or related field
    • 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Deadline: March
    Kohl's Cares

    St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary 2013 Scholarship
    • Must be pursuing a postsecondary degree in the healthcare field
    • 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Deadline: March
    Gilbraitti Scholarship

    Brown Mackie College 2013 President's Scholarship
    • 2.0 or higher GPA
    • Must be involved in extra-curricular activities and/or involved in community activities
    • Deadline: March

    Mid-Lake Republican Women's Club Scholarship
    • High school senior
    • Resident of Lake County
    • Must plan to seek a degree in one of the following: Political Science, Criminal Justice, Education (to teach History/Social Studies) or Pre-Law
    • Deadline: March

    Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship
    Scholarships with April Deadlines:
     INOGA (Indiana Oil & Gas Association)
    • Be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program.
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • Have a financial need determined by the scholarship committee.
    • Show an interest in the oil and gas industry.
    • Be attending college in the fall of 2013.
    • Be a resident of Indiana or attending an Indiana college.
    • Be pursuing a bachelor's degree, with preference given for Earth Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Geology majors.
    • The submission of an essay describing applicant’s interest in the oil and gas industry.
    • Deadline: April
    • http://www.inoga.org/scholarship/scholarship.htm
    The American Legion Family Scholarship
    • Enrolled in or have been accepted for enrollment at an Indiana institution or higher learning
    • Must be a child or grandchild of a current paid member of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of The American Legion: and the child or grandchild of a member who is deceased and who, at the time of death, was a current paid member of the above organization.
    • Deadline: April
    • http://www.hoosierlegionnaire.org/index.php/children_family/al-family-scholarship/
    Circle City Classic Scholarship
    • Must be high school senior or an undergraduate student
    • Must be an Indiana resident
    • Must have demonstrated academic success with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • Must enroll full-time at an accredited college, university, community or junior college or vocational/technical program in the fall of 2013
    • Must demonstrate a financial need and/or must be a first generation college student (first to enroll in post-secondary education in your immediate family)
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident in possession of a valid Alien Registration Receipt Card
    • Deadline: April
    • http://www.indianablackexpo.com/pdf/2012%20paper%20scholarship%20application.pdf
    Dr. John Maniotes Memorial Scholarship
    • Lake County high school senior whose parent is a current employee of Lake County, Indiana at the Government Center in Crown Point or another site.
    • Deadline: April

    "Don't Be a Bully, Be a Friend" Knights of Pythias Poster/Visual Arts Contest
    • Open to all grades
    • Deadline: April

    Purdue Alumni Club of NW Indiana Book Scholarship
    • High School senior planning to enroll at any Purdue University campus
    • Must reside in Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton or Jasper counties
    • Deadline: April

    Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship
    • High school senior
    • Must be an active affiliate or associate member of the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, or a dependent child or grandchild of an active affiliate or associate member of the association.
    • You can apply for membership for the Association at the same time as applying for the scholarship
    • Deadline: April
    Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
    • Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work
    • Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater
    • A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline.
    • A student must submit an essay on this year's topic
    • Deadline: April
    • www.usbbgcommunications.com

    D.J. & Rose Nidetz Scholarship
    • High school senior in Lake, Porter, or La Porte counties
    • Must show proof of having worked in or on a production with a Foundation Member Theater
    • Must Major in Visual & Performing Arts, Dance, Theatrical Design, Dramatic Arts, Fine Arts, Music or Theater Arts
    • Deadline: April
    Roger Begnoche Scholarship
    • Senior male pursing a degree in Nursing or Education
    • SAT score must be higher that a 900 for Nursing or an 850 for Education
    • Preference will be given to students enrolling at Purdue Cal, IU Northwest, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Ivy Tech or University of St. Francis
    • Deadline: April
    Hobart Kiwanis Club Scholarship
    • Senior at HHS, Edison or River Forest
    • Plan on attending an accredited college
    • Deadline: April
    Healthy Choices Scholarship
    • Be attending an accredited post-secondary institution, 2 years or longer, by the Fall of 2013
    • Student must be Canadian or U.S. resident
    • Deadline: April
    • www.chiropractorkelowna.ca/
    The Power of Children Awards
    • Only individuals are eligible for nomination
    • Youth/Nominees must be enrolled in Grades 6 to 11
    • Youth/Nominees must have actively participated in the projects during the 2012–2013 school year
    • All nominees must certify that, if selected as an award recipient, they will attend the awards presentation at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2013. Failure to attend will result in forfeiture of the award.
    • All Nomination Forms and Nominee Statements must be submitted electronically no later than midnight on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
    • Deadline: April
    • http://www.childrensmuseum.org/poca-rulesandcriteria
    Zach Gives Back Scholarship
    • Applicant must be a student enrolled at Purdue University Calumet.
    • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (attach an official copy of transcript to this application).
    • Applicant must be a computer science, computer engineering or math major.
    • Deadline: April

    Scholarships with
    May Deadlines:
    Balanced Man Scholarship- Indiana Beta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Indiana University
    • Must be a male on track to graduate in Spring 2013 from an Indiana high school
    • Must be attending Indiana University Bloomington in Fall 2013 (full-time)
    • Deadline: May
    • www.tinyurl.com/BMS2013

    Great Clips Scholarship
    • Must pursue a career in cosmetology or barbering
    • High school senior
    • Deadline: May
    Scholarship by Design Award
    Michelle L. Bruchman "Day Maker" Scholarship- Paul Mitchell
    • High school senior apply for admission into Paul Mitchell The School Bradley
    • Deadline: May
    B. Davis Scholarship

    Lincoln College of Technology "High School Select Scholarship"
    • High school senior interested in one of the following fields: Automotive Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, Electronics System Technician or Medical Assistant
    • Deadline: May
    Caretenders Scholarship Program
    • Be attending an accredited university, college, trade, or technical school in the fall of 2013
    • In the fall of 2013, you must be attending a school in Canada or U.S.
    • Deadline: May
    • www.bellevilleretirementhomes.ca
    LM Scholarship Program
    • Currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September
    • 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Deadline: May
    • www.forklifttrainingvancouver.com

    Scholarships with
    June Deadlines:
    Abbot & Fenner Scholarship Program

    John V. and George Primich Family Scholarship
    • High school senior whose parent or grandparent is a full time employee of G.W. Berkheimer, South Central or Ross Supply
    • Deadline: June
    BigSun Scholarship
    • All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in
    • The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute
    • Deadline: June
    • http://www.bigsunathletics.com

    Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship
    • Must be attending school on a full-time basis during the fall of 2013 and be enrolled in an undergraduate program at any level
    • Must have contributed a minimum of 10 hours of non-paid volunteer service within your community during the last 12 months
    • Maintained a GPA of 2.5 or greater
    • Deadline: June 
    • www.southsurreydentists.com

    Sedary & Associates Scholarship
    • Be between the ages of 16-22 on the day your application is due
    • Be enrolled in college, university, trade or technical school by no later than the Fall of 2013
    • Deadline: June
    • www.burnabylawyers.ca

    Lift Parts Express Scholarship
    • A current high school senior or a freshman or sophomore in College/University
    • Resident of Canada or U.S.
    • Enrolled or expected to enroll by the Fall of 2013
    • Deadline: June

    Scholarships with
    October Deadlines:
    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
    • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DOD schools)U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program);Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees
    • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
    • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
    • 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school
    • Deadline: October of senior year
    • www.coca-colascholars.org
    Wendy's High School Heisman
    • High school senior
    • Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better
    • Participate in at least one of 27 eligible school-sponsored sports
    • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman
    • Deadline: October
    • http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/about/
    Scholarships with December Deadlines:
     The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
    • The American Legion State Oratorical Contest is open to any student within the State of Indiana who is enrolled in classes equivalent to the regular 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades.
    • All students must be under 20 years of age. All students must be enrolled in high school during any and all levels of participate in this contest.
    • All contestants must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
    • Deadline: December
    • http://www.hoosierlegionnaire.org/index.php/children_family/oratorical-contest/

    The Burger King Scholarship

    Scholarships with Unlisted Deadlines:

    I.B.E.W. Local Union #697 Dependent Children Scholarship
    • High school senior whose parent is a member of I.B.E.W Local Union #697
    • Deadline: Not Listed
    America's Homecoming Queen
    • You must be a high school homecoming queen, football or basketball, and have never participated in America’s Homecoming Queen Selection before
    • In order to be eligible, you must submit an official application to the national office
    • http://www.americashomecomingqueen.com

    US Bank
    Companies that Offer Several Scholarships:
    National Football Foundation- Joe Tiller Chapter of Northwest Indiana
    Legacy Foundation
    IHSAA (Indiana High School Athletic Association)


    Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
    Crown Point Community Foundation

    Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
    The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International

    ESA Foundation

    Ge-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

    Horatio Alger Scholarship

    Indiana State Teachers Association

    Department of the Navy/ ROTC
Last Modified on December 5, 2014