Scholarships

IMPORTANT:  Please note that if you need letters of recommendation, or guidance counselor comments, you will need to have your application to the counselor and ask teachers for letters at least 1-2 weeks before the deadline. (We need to allow at least 4 days for the mail process and time for the paperwork.)

In addition to those we list below, many websites have lists of available scholarships.  Below are a few popular sites:

www.fastweb.com

www.learnmoreindiana.org

www.goingmerry.com

www.StudentScholarships.org

Remember that individual colleges also offer their own scholarships.  Go to any college website and click on Scholarships and/or financial aid to find a list of specific college scholarships for the colleges to which you are applying.  Scholarships specifically available for Greene County students are available from the Greene County Foundation.  They typically post the applications in February.  Go to their website:  www.greenecountyfoundation.org.


CollegeBoard Opportunities Scholarships

College Board created a scholarship program for the Class of 2020 (and classes graduating after them)! It rewards EFFORT and ENGAGEMENT while students are still in high school.

There is no essay, no GPA requirement, no application, no income limit!

Approximately half of the scholarships are reserved for students whose families make $60,000 or less per year, so this is a good way for our Scholars to earn extra money.

There are 6 individual categories with lots of small monetary raffle drawings…and if students complete all 6 categories, they are in the running for one of the $40,000 scholarships!!!

 Categories are:

1.       Build your college list

2.       Practice for the SAT & take it (SSP requirement!)

3.       Improve your SAT score

4.       Strengthen your college list

5.       Complete the FAFSA (SSP requirement!)

6.       Apply to Colleges (SSP requirement!)

https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/


NEXT GENERATION HOOSIER TEACHERS 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. 

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.

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



Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: 
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
 


AmeriCorps NCCC
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, 10-month, residential, national service program in which young adults - all 18-24 years old--serve nationwide each year.  The NCCC program oversees two service tracks--NCCC and FEMA Corps - and members in these programs serve in teams of 8-12 on 3-7 service projects during their service.

NCCC members serve on projects that address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvements, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development.

FEMA Corps is for young adults who want to gain professional skills in emergency management while serving with the FEMA staff on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

During their service, members are provided housing, food, uniforms, and the equipment that they will need to be successful in the field.  They will receive a modest bi-weekly stipend for personal expenses and if they successfully complete the program, they are awarded a $5,775 Education Award.  This award can be used for future tuition costs or to pay back student loans.

Graduates of AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps gain marketable skills and receive preferential hiring status for over 200 Employers of National Service which includes organizations such as Disney, Comcast, American Red Cross, United Way, Arizona State University, and the National Park Service.

There are three cycles; summer, fall, and winter. Those interested need to apply online by the deadline of the cycle they are interested in serving in. (Summer Start - April 1; Fall Start - July 1; Winter Start - Nov. 1)

For interest or questions, email:  ncccnorthcentral@cns.gov

INvested Indiana

The scholarship is open to any student ages 16 and up and is for $1,000! If an underclass man wins, we will hold the money for them till they graduate and head to college.
Application is at investedindiana.org/1000

 

Workforce Development Scholarship Applicant Criteria

Application must be submitted online.

A. ELIGIBILITY

1. Applicant can be anyone who is planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction, including a high school senior, military member, or postsecondary student.

2. Applicant MUST desire a career in the construction industry.

3. Applicant can be a full-time student or part-time student.

4. Applicant MUST be enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved accredited program. Approved programs include:

a) ABET accredited

b) ACCE (accredited or non-degree recognized)

c) COE accredited

d) ANSI accredited

e) IACET accredited

f) NCCER accredited

g) Registered Apprenticeship program (federal or state registered)

h) Other programs as approved by the Foundation

5. Applicant MUST pursue degree, certificate or credential in a construction discipline or construction-related studies/programs.

6. Applicant MUST be a U. S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States (i.e. must possess a "permanent resident" card).

B. REQUIREMENTS

1. Applicant is responsible for ensuring that all of the following items are submitted within the application period, March 1 – June 1 of current year.

1. Completed online application.

2. Evaluation form completed (online) by instructor or employer (supervisor).

3. Official or unofficial transcript of most recent grades. Unofficial transcripts are accepted if they clearly indicate the institution and student's name. Text versions cut and pasted from the school's web site ARE NOT acceptable.

2. Incomplete application packages will NOT be considered.

C. AWARDS

1. Scholarships are for a maximum of $1,000 per student per year and may be renewable if certain criteria are met as outlined below.

2. Applications will be reviewed and recipients selected by the AGC Education and Research Foundation.

3. Scholarship recipients will be notified in August of the application year and award(s) will be announced on the AGC Foundation website.

4. Checks will be sent directly to recipients in late September. Checks will NOT be sent to the recipients' educational facility.

5. To be considered for renewal annual award installments, the scholarship recipient is required to provide indication of continued enrollment and good standing (min. 2.5 GPA or equivalent). Grade transcripts and upcoming class schedules MUST be forwarded at the conclusion of each academic period. Recipients will not be reminded to provide this information; failure to do so will result in non-renewal of scholarship award.

6. Recipients are encouraged to seek employment in construction if they are not currently employed.

For more information, call Courtney Bishop, AGC Education and Research Foundation Associate Director at (703) 837 5356, email courtney.bishop@agc.org


2019 Spirit of Caring Scholarship
 $1000 
Who doesn’t need help paying for tuition and books? If you are a high school senior or college student pursuing a college education at any two-year to five-year institution in Indiana, you may win a $1,000 scholarship thanks to the team at Cohen & Malad, LLP. 
https://www.cohenandmalad.com/scholarship/ 

Wabash Valley Herb Society

The Wabash Valley Herb Society, Inc. will be awarding Martha Daniel-Joan Stevenson-Marty Mertens Memorial Scholarships int he amount of $1000 for the 2020-2021 academic year. These scholarships are available to high school seniors, college students, and adults pursing a course of study in an herb-related field. This may include a wide variety of careers, such as medicine, journalism, culinary arts, restaurant management, agriculture, nutrition, pharmacy, etc. Students interested in applying should stop by the Guidance Office for an application. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.

 

Ivy Tech Volunteer Firefighter Scholarship

Please see the following link for information on Ivy Tech's Volunteer Fightfighter Scholarship. If eligible, you may receive free (yes, FREE!!) tuition at Ivy Tech!!

https://www.ivytech.edu/32579.html 

 

Bedford Board of Realtors Scholarship

Bedford Board of Realtors is pleased to continue the Scholarship Fund for the 2019-2020 school year. Scholarships will be presented to up to 2 senior students ($250/each student). Students must be a child, stepchild, grandchild, or legal ward of a primary or secondary member of the Bedford Board of Realtors and live in one of the following counties: Lawrence, Orange, Greene, Washington, Martin, Monroe, or Jackson . Please see the Guidance Office or check the Class of 2020 classroom for an application. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.

 

Joseph B. Williams Memorial Scholarship

The Central Indiana Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is sponsoring our 6th Annual scholarship open to all Indiana graduating high school seniors that plan to pursue a career related to the plastics industry. Please note that due to low applicants in past years the scholarship committee approved a modification of the eligibility criteria allowing a broader range of STEM majors for both 2 year and 4 year degrees. The detailed requirements and application are attached. Please see the Guidance Office or check the Class of 2020 classroom for the application. The Deadline for candidates is April 15, 2020. 

Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust

The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust is currently accepting applications for the Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship of up to $2,500 is awarded to an Indiana High School Senior(s) whose parent is battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer. Please see the Guidance Office for an application. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.


HENDRICKSVILLE AREA ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Hendricksville Area Association is giving away a $600 scholarship to a student of Beech Creek Township to assist with school expenses. You must be graduating high school from an accredited Indiana High School, a full-time Beech Creek Township resident, maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 (include transcripts/grades), and have already been accepted by a 2- or 4-year university or trade school. Please see the Guidance Office for an application. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020


Vincennes Scholarship

Attention seniors planning to or thinking of attending Vincennes University in Fall 2020!

If you are planning to attend or undecided about attending Vincennes University in the fall, PLEASE make sure you fill out this scholarship application ASAP. The deadline is next Friday, January 17th. If you are filling out the paper version, I need to have those turned in to me no later than Wednesday because the back side of the page must be completed by me.

https://alumni.vinu.edu/s/1390/index.aspx?sid=1390&gid=1&pgid=1161&cid=2619 


Rural Health Scholarship (Indiana State University ONLY)

2020-2021 Scholarship Information:

  • Full in-state tuition
  • Ten (10) awards available
  • Renewable for up to three additional years
  • Open to Indiana residents only
  • Admission deadline: December 1
  • Requirements (listed below) must be satisfied by December 1.
  • Scholarship application must be submitted by December 15. Application opens October 1.
  • To be awarded this scholarship, students must be entering ISU fall semester.

Indiana State University, in partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, offers a unique scholarship opportunity designed specifically for applicants who have a strong interest in providing care to family and friends in rural Indiana, specifically as a primary care physician. This program is not designed for students interested in becoming nurses, physicians' assistants, or any other allied health occupation.

For consideration for this award, candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, a 1270 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) or a 27 ACT, and reside in rural Indiana.

Selection is HIGHLY competitive and based upon academic and personal accomplishments, as well as performance in a winter interview competition. 

Please visit https://indstate.academicworks.com/opportunities/97998 for the scholarship application.


NEXT GENERATION HOOSIER TEACHERS 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. 

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.

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


EG Special Achievement Scholarship

These scholarships are intended for graduating seniors from each Greene County high school who intend to enroll as full-time students at an accredited college or university.

The Special Achievement Scholarships were established by the Greene County Foundation Board of Directors to honor the special achievements of graduating high school seniors in Greene County, IN.  One award shall be given for each Greene County high school. Please apply through Greene Co. Foundation! Deadline is February 27, 2020.


Paul D. Myers Scholarship

The Paul D. Myers Scholarship is intended for a graduating senior from Eastern Greene High School who intends to pursue a two- or four-year degree in business or a related field.  Applicants should be planning to attend an accredited Indiana college or university, and should have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The Paul D. Myers Scholarship was established in 2015 by Mr. Myers’ children in honor of his legacy, and their wish to support Eastern Greene students and their educational pursuits. Please apply through Greene Co. Foundation! Deadline is February 27, 2020.


Ivy Tech/Mutual Bank Scholarship

The MutualBank/Ivy Tech Scholarship is intended to honor a graduating senior from Greene County, Indiana who will be attending Ivy Tech Community College.  Awarded to individuals who exhibit achievement through the exercise of good character, perseverance, and determination.  Students must be planning to attend Ivy Tech Community College.

Stanley Barkley of Bloomfield established the MutualBank/Ivy Tech Scholarship Fund in 2005 to honor a graduating senior from Greene County who will be attending Ivy Tech Community College. Please apply through Greene Co. Foundation! Deadline is February 27, 2020.


Hollee Lent Nursing Scholarship

The Hollee Lent Nursing Scholarship is intended for graduating high school seniors from any Greene County high school who intend to enroll in a nursing program at Vincennes University, Ivy Tech, Indiana State University, or Lincoln Trail College.

The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student presents written documentation of their acceptance into a nursing program and has maintained a “C” average.  50% of the annual scholarship award amount will be awarded the first year of the scholarship; 150% of the amount will be awarded the second year upon the recipient’s acceptance into a qualifying nursing program.

Hollee Lee Lent was a registered nurse at Bloomington Hospital when she passed away on August 19, 2005 at the age of 30.  The Hollee Lent Nursing Scholarship was established by members of her family who wished to remember her and her caring spirit.

Note: The Hollee Lent Nursing Scholarship will only be online and available for applicants in even-numbered years (e.g. 2018, 2020, etc.) Please apply through Greene Co. Foundation! Deadline is February 27, 2020.


FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Faith Christian Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors that attended any Greene County high school at the time of graduation; it is also open to home-schooled students who are graduating.  Applicants must be planning to attend a two- or four-year accredited post-secondary institution in the state of Indiana.

The Faith Christian Scholarship is a donor-advised scholarship established by the deacons of Faith Christian Church in Bloomfield, IN as a result of a bequeath by Francis Gainey.  Ms. Gainey understood the importance of education and wanted to help those students attend college who might not otherwise have the family support or means to attend.  The scholarship will be renewable for up to four years, based on academic performance.  Students will need to show proof of their academic progress each spring semester to be considered for scholarship renewal; a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher will be considered adequate. Please apply through Greene Co. Foundation! Deadline is February 27, 2020.


Dale and Tillie Jessup Scholarship

The Dale and Tillie Jessup Scholarship is intended for graduating high school seniors who have attended a Greene County high school for all four years and who have been a resident of Greene County, IN or Clay County, IN for those four years.  Applicant must be planning to major, on a full-time basis, in agriculture or an agriculture-related field.

Dale and Tillie Jessup have established a unique scholarship fund for Greene County, Indiana high school graduating seniors.  The Jessup’s have donated 100 acres of farm land to the Foundation.  The land is leased for farming and the proceeds are used to provide scholarships to students in financial need.

Students awarded the Jessup scholarship as a graduating high school senior may re-apply in subsequent years for additional awards. Please apply through Greene Co. Foundation! Deadline is February 27, 2020.


Bart Burris EG Football Scholarship

The Bart Burris Eastern Greene Football Scholarship is for a graduating senior from Eastern Greene High School who was involved with the EGHS Varsity Football Program during their Senior year.

Paul Barton “Bart” Burris was a 2005 graduate of Eastern Greene High School. He tragically lost his life in an automobile accident on June 17, 2007. In order to celebrate the life of Bart, his family established the Bart Burris Eastern Greene Football Scholarship with the Greene County Foundation.

Bart was a sophomore at Vincennes University majoring in Business Management. At the end of his freshman year, he was inducted into Alpha Beta Gamma, International Business Honor Society and was on the National Dean’s List. He was later selected as a laureate scholar for the International Delegation of Business with the opportunity to study abroad in Australia, China, or Central Europe. It was his dream to graduate VU and continue his studies at Indiana University.

Bart and his family were very instrumental in getting the Eastern Greene Varsity football program and the community league started at Eastern. The scholarship established in his name will help to commemorate the love Bart had for football and the true character that he displayed both on and off the football field. Bart was described “as a friend to everyone.” He was always ready with a smile and a helping hand. The recipient of his scholarship will help to continue the dream Bart had of playing football and continuing his post-high school education. Please apply through Greene Co. Foundation! Deadline is February 27, 2020.

Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship

The Indiana Sheriffs' Association is seeking applicants for a scholarship for qualified students interested in pursuing an education/career in criminal justice. Applicants must be an Indiana resident committed to pursuing a career in law enforcement at an Indiana college or university AND applicants must be a current member, dependent child, or grandchild of a member of the Indiana Sheriffs' Association. Applications may be picked up in the Guidance Office. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.

Greene County Veterans' Council Scholarship

The Greene Co. Veterans' Council is happy to announce their 2020 project to award a $1,000 scholarship to a 2020 senior from one of the Greene County High Schools. This year's essay topic is:

"Is the American Dream still alive, does it still work, and is it worth pursuing?"

Students should type their essay in 750-1000 words. Entry deadline is Monday, April 6, 2020 at 4:00PM. Please see the Guidance Office for an application.

Greene Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for a student to further their education. The scholarship(s) is awarded based upon various criteria that reflect the values and purposes of Greene County Farm Bureau to promote and advocate for agricultural and rural needs. Please provide sufficient details and information about your qualifications to give the judges a clear picture of your future plans.

Qualifications: Applicants should be a student member or parent or guardian with INFB membership for at least 1-2 years, should be a high school senior, accepted or applied to career tech/vocational, 2-year, 4-year, continuing education, etc, career path in Agriculture or related field.

Deadline: All applications are due to the office by 4:30 p.m. EST March 2. Winners will be announced prior to the end of the school year. Please see the Guidance Office or GoogleClassroom for an application!