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.)

FREE RESOURCE for students and parents looking for help with college planning and financial aidwww.ISMCollegePlanning.org


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/