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Scholarship Opportunities Check out the following web sites www.fastweb.com , www.collegeboard.com , www.collegenet.com/mach25 for free scholarship search information as well as financial aid information. It's free to use. Reminder: never pay anyone for a scholarship search! University of Alabama Scholarships To apply for scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year, complete the scholarship application online at www.mybama.ua.edu. Click on the “Academics” tab and find the application under the Scholarship section. For scholarship consideration, both a completed admissions application and a scholarship will need to be submitted by December 1. College of Business at Indiana State University Scholarship The Gongaware Center at ISU’s College of Business is offering a four-year scholarship in the amount of $30,000 in addition to a laptop computer, a $3,000 personal development account, and direct involvement in a personalized leadership development plan. Any interested senior must exhibit leadership experience and potential, earn a minimum GPA of 3.5, rank in the top 10% of their class, and have a combined SAT score of at least 1500 out of 2400. If you meet the above criteria and are interested, applications are available online at www.indstate.edu/gongaware and the deadline is December 1, 2011. The AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program The AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program will award up to $670,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors across the country. Go to www.axa-achievement.com to learn more about the scholarship program and to download an application. Apply by December 1, 2011. The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship The Elks National Foundation awards $2.296 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest and 250 ENF Legacy Awards to children or grandchildren of Elk members. Applications are available online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars and in the Guidance Office and must be submitted on or by December 2, 2011. High schools seniors who are US citizens will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. They may be dropped off at the Mt. Vernon Elks located at 4th and Walnut Tuesday through Saturday from 3-9 p.m. or mailed to them c/o Connie Seifert at 5411 Waterstone Drive, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620. If you have questions, contact Connie Seifert at 812-480-5151. 2011 SAE Engineering Scholarships Students who intend to earn a degree in engineering should visit www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm for information. SAE is proud to be able to offer more than 60 corporate- and university-sponsored scholarships in the study of engineering and related sciences, including the University of Evansville. Applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2011. No Essay Required NextStepU gives away up to $10,000 twice a year for college. All you have to is register at www.NextStepU.com/WinFreeTuition. Entries must be received by January 2, 2012. 2011 IHSAA/C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Award Applications are available online at www.ihsaa.org for a one-time $2,500 scholarship for a student-athlete who is a positive role model and has demonstrated excellence in academics, school and community involvement, character, sportsmanship, and citizenship. From the applications that are submitted, one will be chosen by the scholarship committee to be the nominee for North Posey. Applications are due Mrs. Lamble no later than Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Any questions please see Mrs. Lamble. Burger King Scholars Program The Burger King Scholars Program is offering $1,000, $5,000, $25,000, and $50,000 scholarships. Application period is Nov. 15, 2011 to Jan. 10, 2012. Students should apply at www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html. Scholarship Opportunities IAHPERD Scholarships The Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) will award four $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend an Indiana college or university and major in health education, physical education, recreation or dance education or sport administration at an Indiana college or university. The application must be postmarked by January 15, 2012 and is available online at www.inahperd.org and in the Guidance Office. Vincennes University Foundation The Dorothy M. Walters Scholarship ($8,000/year) is available to an outstanding student majoring in Education. The Children of the Alumni Scholarship ($1,000/year) is available to any major. Visit www.vinu.edu/foundation for applications and more information. General scholarship information and applications are also available at this web site and are due by January 15, 2012. The Washington Crossing Foundation If you are a history buff, enjoy politics, or if government or military service is in your future consider applying for the Washington Crossing Foundation’s scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $5,000. Apply online at www.gwcf.org by January 15, 2012. Northern Illinois University Out-of-State Huskie Scholarship The NIU Out-of-State Huskie Scholarship will be awarded to students from Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa who will be new incoming undergraduate students in the fall of 2012. Applications are available online at http://www.niu.edu/scholarships/out_of_state/index.shtml and are due by January 15, 2012. The scholarship is valued at $9,200 for the 2012-13 academic year and $36,800 over four years at current tuition rates. Western Kentucky University There are several scholarships available to incoming freshmen who plan to attend Western Kentucky University. Access their web site at www.wku.edu/finaid/faforms.htm. Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2012. POSEY COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS 1. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program will award one applicant with a scholarship that covers four years of undergraduate study at an accredited Indiana college or university and an allowance for required fees and books. The application and submission instructions are available online at www.poseycommunityfoundation.org and are due by January 19, 2012. Please read the submission instructions carefully. Eligibility requirements are as follows: 1. Be a resident of Indiana and be a resident of or attend high school in Posey County. 2. Be a graduate of an accredited Posey County or Indiana high school or academy by June 2012 and begin as a full-time college student in the fall of 2012. 3. Demonstrate high academic achievement in completed course work with at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale). Have either a minimum SAT score of 1700 or a minimum ACT score of 25. 4. Have completed the college prep curriculum in high school upon graduation. 5. Demonstrate commitment to school activities, community service, and/or employment. 6. Be available for an interview with the scholarship committee if selected as a finalist. 2. The Community Scholarship Program is made up of several scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and individual requirements. The application and submission instructions are available online at www.poseycommunityfoundation.org and are due by February 1, 2012. Please read the submission instructions carefully. Please see Mrs. Lamble in the Guidance Office if you have any questions. Indiana State Elk’s Vocational Grants The Indiana State Elk’s Association can award grants ranging in value between $575 and $1,000 to 12 males and 12 females who are pursuing a two year or less vocational/technical program culminating in an associate degree, diploma, or certificate but less than a baccalaureate program (bachelor’s degree). Applications are available in the Guidance and online at www.IndianaElks.org and must be received no later than Friday, January 20, 2012. Applications may be dropped off at the Mt. Vernon Elks located at 4th and Scholarship Opportunities Walnut Tuesday through Saturday from 3-9 p.m. or mailed to them c/o Connie Seifert at 5411 Waterstone Drive, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620. If you have questions, contact Connie Seifert at 812-480-5151. 2011-12 Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of Indiana Applications are available in the Guidance Office and online at www.knightsofpythiasofnewcastle.com . Applications must be postmarked by January 25, 2012 and no handwritten applications will be accepted. Students must have a GPA of a B or above, submit SAT or ACT results, and be registered in an accredited college or university with proof of registration prior to disbursement of funds. Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union Scholarships ETFCU is offering ten $2000 scholarships to graduating seniors in 2012. To qualify, seniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 at the end of the fall semester. Also, applicants or parents/guardians must have been members of ETFCU for at least one year prior to February 1, 2012. Those seniors who meet the above criteria must submit their completed application (available in the Guidance Office now and online at www.etfcu.org/scholarship) to Mrs. Lamble by January 22, 2012. 2011 KFC Colonel’s Scholars Graduating seniors maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher planning to enroll in a public Indiana college or university who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree should apply online at www.kfcscholars.org between December 1, 2011 and February 8, 2012. Scholars may begin their college by entering either a 2- or 4-year accredited, public college or university within their state of legal residence, as long as they stay on track to complete a bachelor’s degree program. University of Dayton – Leadership in Service Scholarship Any senior interested in attending the University of Dayton should see Mrs. Lamble by February 10, 2012. The Leadership in Service Scholarship is worth $10,000 over four years, but you must be nominated. While the chosen student needs to meet UD’s admissions standards, the scholarship does not need to be awarded based on GPA and test scores. They are looking for a student who has an innate desire for personal development and is committed to service within his or her school, church, or community. The National Co-Op Scholarship Program Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better should submit the application and essay online by visiting www.co-op.edu by February 15, 2012. To be eligible for one of these scholarships, students must attend one of the following NCCE Partner Colleges and Universities: Drexel Univ., Johnson & Wales Univ., Kettering Univ., Rochester Institute of Technology, Univ. of Cincinnati, Univ. of Toledo, or Wentworth Institute of Technology. Hoosier Horsepower Essay Contest The Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) and the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA), in conjunction with the Indianapolis Colts, have created the Hoosier Horsepower Essay Contest. Indiana High School seniors can enter the contest and win cash prizes to help fund their college education. Colts tight end Dallas Clark will once again serve as spokesperson for the program. On behalf of Indiana’s corn and soybean farmers, the Colts will donate $100 to the program for each catch Clark makes this season. Clark has thirteen (13) receptions entering Sunday’s game against Kansas City. Four (4) Indiana high school seniors will each receive $2,000 to help defer college education related expenses. To be eligible for the essay competition, applicants must be a high school senior in Indiana and plan to enroll in an accredited college or university within the United States pursuing either an associate or bachelor degree for the 2012-2013 school year. Essay competition winners will be awarded based on a combination of factors. Academic achievement, leadership and community service will be considered in addition to their essay detailing how today’s farmers are working to tackle tomorrow’s needs for food, fiber and fuel. All essays must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 17, 2012. Parents and students can go to www.colts.com/hoosierhorsepower to learn more. GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program annually awards roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient. For more Scholarship Opportunities information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline is February 17, 2012. Kyle L. Parker Memorial Scholarship The Kyle L. Parker Memorial Scholarship will award a $4,000 one time scholarship for post-secondary education. Applicants must meet the following criteria: resident of Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Gibson, or Henderson County; be a graduating senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2012; demonstrate a commitment to community service and provide documentation of the service; and at least one parent or legal guardian must be deceased – evidence may be requested. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be received no later than Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. 2012 WIN Energy REMC Scholarship Applications for this scholarship are available in the Guidance Office and online at www.winenergyremc.com and are due by March 1, 2012. Qualifications include parents/legal guardians must be WIN Energy REMC members; applicant must be a 2012 graduating senior and have a cumulative GPA of a C or higher; provide a current high school transcript; and recipient must be able to enroll as a full time student in the fall of 2012. USI Alumni Association Leadership Award Any senior planning to attend USI should apply for this $1,500 award if you can show extensive leadership qualities and be in the upper 20% of your class. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be received by March 9, 2012. The American Legion Family Scholarship Applications are available online at http://www.indlegion.org/?page_id=550 for children and grandchildren of current paid members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of The American Legion; and the children and grandchildren of members who are deceased and who, at the time of death, were current paid members of the above organizations. Application deadline is April 1, 2012. IU 21st Century Scholarship Covenant Program – Indiana University Bloomington’s 21st Century Scholarship Covenant Program, offered to 21st Century Scholars, can help bridge the gap between debt and degree. To learn more, visit http://www.iub.edu/~covenant/. US Bank Internet Scholarship Program This is available to high school seniors and college undergraduates. Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing. The program runs October through March. Apply online at www.usbank.com/studentloans and click on Internet Scholarship. Purdue Promise Program A student must meet the following requirements: Be a resident of Indiana and a Twenty-first Century Scholar in good standing as confirmed by Indiana’s Twenty-first Century Scholars central office; Be an incoming freshman who will start his/her Purdue career for the first time in fall 2012 and come from a family with a combined family income of $40,000 or less per year; and Agree to participate fully in the Purdue Promise support program. For more information or to register for the program, go to http://www.purdue.edu/sats/purdue_promise/index.html MeritAid.com Merit Aid is awarded to student with a broad range of GPAs. Students with a 2.0 GPA or higher often qualify. There are merit aid scholarships for students based on their interests, their intended majors, leadership, and community service. Visit www.meritaid.com to begin your search. Scholarship Opportunities Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 5 th year and will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s). The scholarship deadline is June 15, 2012. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. BigSun Scholarship The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student in the amount of $500. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The deadline to apply is June 22, 2012. Visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution. Naval ROTC Scholarships The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens, physically qualified by Navy standards and score a minimum SAT: 530 Critical Reading; 520 Math, and ACT: 22 English; 22 Math. Visit https://nrotc.navy.com or call 1-800-NAV-ROTC for more information. Army ROTC Scholarships Army ROTC information is available at www.armyrotc.com. Marine Officer ROTC Program For more information about the Marine Officer ROTC Program and the Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship, visit http://officer.marines.com/marine/making_marine_officers/commissioning_programs/nrotc National Society Daughters of the American Revolution The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training. Visit http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm for the application and financial need form. Deadlines vary. Indiana State University Scholarships There are several scholarships available for freshmen who will be studying 12 or more credit hours per semester on the Indiana State University campus. Deadlines vary on the various scholarships; however, to receive full consideration for many of their scholarships, you must be admitted to ISU by December 1, 2011. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.indstate.edu/scholarships/freshman. University of Evansville Scholarships There are several scholarships available to incoming freshmen at UE. Visit their web site at http://www.evansville.edu/scholarships for more information. Priority consideration will be given to students who apply by December 1, 2011. Vincennes University Scholarships Applications are available online at www.vinu.edu/scholarships and must be submitted by January 15, 2012 for full consideration. Murray State University Scholarships Visit http://www.murraystate.edu/Students/Undergraduate/PayingForCollege/fas/FinancialAid/TypeOfAid.aspx for more information on scholarships. Priority consideration deadline is January 15, 2012. Scholarship Opportunities University of Southern Indiana Scholarships Any student interested in learning more about scholarships available to incoming freshman at USI should visit http://www.usi.edu/admissn/freshman/indianascholar.asp. March 1, 2012 is the deadline to ensure consideration for all scholarships. Ivy Tech Scholarship Applications The Ivy Tech Scholarship application is now available online at http://www.ivytech.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.html . The deadline for priority consideration is March 10, 2012. Wabash College Scholarships There are several scholarships available to students entering Wabash College in 2012. Visit http://www.wabash.edu/admissions/finances/scholarships for more information. Students in the top 10% of their class automatically receive a Top 10 Scholarship valued at $60,000 over four years. Students in the top 5% of their class will receive a $70,000 scholarship to Wabash over four years. Ball State University Scholarships There are several scholarships available to incoming freshmen at Ball State. Visit their web site at www.bsu.edu/admissions/scholarships for more information. Roger’s Academy of Hair Design Scholarships are available for $1,000 to current high school seniors. Visit www.rogershairacademy.com for more information. USA Funds Supports Other Scholarships Apply online at www.usafunds.org/scholarship for several scholarships including American Indian College Fund, Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, United Negro College Fund, and Scholarship Search.
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