Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be an Indiana resident;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • Must be a current high school senior or college student in Indiana;
  • Must have graduated or will graduate from an Indiana accredited high school or non-accredited nonpublic high school;
  • Must be able to utilize the scholarship for at least two full academic years;
  • Must rank in the top 20% of high school graduating class or have a top 20% ACT or SAT score;
  • Must currently attend or plan to attend an eligible Indiana institution as a full-time student;
    • In some cases, degree-seeking students may use the scholarship during the summer while enrolled part-time. Refer to the specific guidelines for using the scholarship during summer terms.
  • Must pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student to teach at an eligible Indiana school after college graduation;
  • Must obtain a license to teach in Indiana and serve as a teacher in an eligible Indiana school for five consecutive years after college graduation;
  • Must maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA, complete 30 credit hours per year or their equivalent and meet all other requirements established by their program to renew the scholarship;
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year;
  • Must not be in overpayment or default on a federal student loan or grant; and
  • Must complete the service requirement or have all funds provided converted to a loan that must be repaid.

**Priority will be given to students graduating high school although current college freshmen and sophomore students are eligible to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

The 2021-2022 application will be available in ScholarTrack beginning October 1, 2020 and will close on January 31, 2021.

  • Review the 2021-2022 Application Procedures and Requirements prior to applying.
  • Submit a complete application in ScholarTrack.
  • Submit a complete and clean FAFSA.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU APPLY

  • After the January 31, 2021 deadline passes, the Commission will review all applications and notify all applicants of their scholarship status via email by March 19, 2021.
  • Recipients and waitlisted finalists will be provided further instructions via email.

QUESTIONS?

Please direct any questions or inquiries to NextTeacher@che.in.gov or review the scholarship FAQs

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College Board Opportunity Scholarship

College Board has a unique scholarship opportunity that 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.

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Hugh and Eve Meeter Calvinism Award

Mr. Hugh and Mrs. Eve Meeter established these awards to stimulate interest in and knowledge of the Calvinistic world-and-life view among high school seniors.

Basic criteria:

  • entering freshman year
  • planning to attend one of the following colleges: Calvin, Dordt, The King’s University (Canada), Redeemer (Canada), Kuyper, or Trinity Christian
  • have written an 8-12 page research paper on a specified topic
  • financial need is not required

Renewal criteria: This scholarship is not renewable.

Prizes: $3,500 First Prize (one awarded); $2,000 Second Prize (two awarded)

Deadline: February 1, 2021

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INvested Scholarship

Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans, Inc. (“INvestEd”) is offering participants a chance to win one of five (5) $1,000 cash scholarships in the “$1,000 INvestEd Scholarship Giveaway” (the “Giveaway”). The Giveaway is governed by these Rules and any individual who enters, attempts to enter or in any way participates or attempts to participate in the Giveaway (“Participant”), agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules, as well as by all interpretations of these Rules by INvestEd and by all other decisions of INvestEd which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Giveaway. See full rules for more details.

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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 an 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
  • Demonstrate 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

Jasper Newton Foundation Scholarships

Looking for local scholarship options? The JNF portal is open which means a variety of local scholarships are now open for you!

Check out the list via the button below!

Highlights:

  • Pursuing Ag, Fine Arts, or Nursing? Check out Grace Pampel Education Scholarship.
  • Pursuing Construction or Engineering? Check out the Wilbert A. Hamstra Scholarship.
  • Pursuing a degree in medicine or other medically related field? Check out the Dr. Cecil and Gladys Johnson Memorial Scholarship.

JNF List for CCHS Students

First Trust Credit Union Scholarship

First Trust Credit Union’s Board of Directors are excited to announce that EIGHT $1,000 scholarships will again be awarded this year to graduating 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 for a graduating senior pursuing a four year degree. The second $1,000 scholarship will be for a graduating senior pursuing an Apprenticeship, Associates, or Certification in a select field. 

Scholarship recipients must be a member, or become a member of First Trust Credit Union to be eligible. Membership information and an overview of the many products and services First Trust offers may be found by visiting our website at firsttrustcu.com.  Applications are available at the buttons below. They may also access the application on our website. Scholarship applications are due by 5:00 p.m. cst on Friday, March 15, 2021. 

Bachelor’s Scholarship    Apprenticeship/Associates/Certificates Scholarship

Crown Point Community Foundation Scholarships

Check out the scholarships offered through Crown Point Community Foundation beginning January 8 with a deadline of February 19!

  • Charles and Marjorie Quickle Scholarship
  • Trinity Lutheran Crown Point PTL Scholarship
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Community School Scholarship
  • Youche Country Club Scholarship
  • Raph. E. Bennett Memorial Scholarship
  • Barney Family Scholarship

Check out these and their qualifications at www.thecpcf.org 

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