First Trust Credit Union Scholarships

First Trust Credit Union’s Board of Directors is excited to announce that the 2020 scholarship applications are now available. EIGHT $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2020, to graduating high school seniors based on the geographic location of their high school. First Trust branches in Michigan City, La Porte, Valparaiso, and Wheatfield will each award two scholarships.

The first $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior pursuing a four year degree. The second $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior pursuing an Apprenticeship, Associates, or Certification in a selected field.

A special one-time $1,600 scholarship will also be awarded in 2020 to a high school senior graduating from Michigan City High School who is planning to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Education.  This one-time scholarship is being awarded in honor of Dennis Knaup, long-time Board Member of First Trust Credit Union and retired Michigan City teacher.

Scholarship recipients must be a member of First Trust Credit Union to be eligible. Becoming a member is quick and easy. Membership information and an overview of the many products and services First Trust offers may be reviewed by clicking MEMBERSHIP and SERVICES. Scholarship recipients will be awarded at the student’s Senior Awards Night Program, and are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16th, 2020. (Please see scholarship applications below for additional information.)

Bachelor’s Degree Application

Apprenticeship, Certification and Associate’s Degree Application

Michael E Greene Memorial Scholarship

Master Trooper Michael E. Greene was an Indiana State Police Officer tragically killed in the line of duty on February 5, 1993, while making a routine check of a vehicle pulled over along I-65, north of Indianapolis.  Beginning with the year 1995, Michael E. Greene Memorial Scholarships were awarded to deserving, college-bound high school seniors from Jasper or Newton Counties.  For 2020, the scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000

QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. All applicants must be interested in pursuing further education in a Criminal Justice related field.
  2. All applicants must be graduating high school seniors who reside in Jasper or Newton Counties.
  3. Applicants who are the immediate family members of current FOP members, or active/retired law enforcement are encouraged to apply but are not required to seek a Criminal Justice degree. However, it is preferred that candidates seek a degree in Criminal Justice or Social Sciences.
  4. All applicants must have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).
  5. All applicants must be planning to enroll in the University or College of their choice beginning with the fall 2020 session and must maintain a full-time student status of 12 credit hours or more.

All information in the applications must be completed in full by the applicant and returned by April 24, 2020 to:

Memorial E Greene Memorial Scholarship Application

Horatio Alger Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarship(application open for high school seniors in Louisiana, Montana and nationwide for students interested in a select number of colleges/universities)
Eligibility Criteria

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Targeted Scholarships(application open for applicants in their freshman year of college at a select number of colleges/universities)
Eligibility Criteria

  • Be enrolled full-time as a college freshman at specific colleges/universities
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required and/or demonstrate Pell eligibility)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (check individual programs for GPA requirements); and
  • Be a United States citizen

Career & Technical Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Horatio Alger Scholarship Site

Demotte Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2020
CRITERIA:
  • One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.
  • Candidates must be a student of KV High School or Covenant Christian High School.
  • Candidate must show history of maintaining a cumulative grade point average of a C or above and must be a 2020 graduating senior.
  • This scholarship will only be applied to recognized Indiana trade schools, colleges or universities.
  • Proof of college acceptance is required and must be presented to DeMotte Chamber of Commerce before scholarship funds are dispersed to the college in the student’s name/student ID number.
  • This scholarship may be applied toward educational expenses.
  • Submit a paragraph explaining why you chose a business-related major.
 
 
PHP Scholarships

PHP Student Scholarship ProgramThe PHP Scholarship Program is offered to high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in a health-related field. Our goal is to provide today’s youth opportunities for continued success as tomorrow’s healthcare professionals. The scholarship winners will be awarded scholarship monies payable to the student and the accredited post-secondary college, university or technical school.
This year, 2018, marks the 30th year that PHP has offered academic scholarships to Indiana high school seniors pursuing careers in a health-related field with more than $180,000 awarded to students in healthcare career pursuits.

The selected winners have achieved a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher, are PHP members or have attended high school in the PHP service area, and have been accepted to an post-secondary college, university, or technical school. These winners also responded to a scholarship essay topic and were selected among their peers as the top candidates.These candidates completed a scholarship application to be considered for this award.
Scoring was based on the quality of the application and essay, including, but not limited to: Content, grammar, punctuation, spelling, research documentation and creativity. Also considered was community service including the length of commitment, quality of teamwork and leadership responsibilities in the community, and as well as academic studies, activities, awards, and honors.

PHP Scholarship site

Little Cousin Jasper Community Service Scholarship

Applicants must:
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
Have a letter of college acceptance
Complete application (see link below)
List of community service
High School transcript attached
Deadline of April 28. 

Little Cousin Jasper Community Service Scholarship Application 2020

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

College Board has a unique scholarship opportunity ALL of you should consider applying to if you’re college bound. It’s called the Opportunity Scholarship. No essay or minimum GPA. Half of the awards are income based. You complete 6 tasks and with each task you’re eligible for more $$.
Complete all 6 and you’ll be eligible for $40,000. In Indiana alone there have been 26 winners.
Check out cb.org/opportunity today!