The Washington Times-Herald


December 24, 2013

Scholarships for January

Vincennes University Scholarships: New online scholarship application process. The Vincennes University Foundation announces the launch of its first-ever online scholarship application process. Incoming and current VU students should visit and click “apply for Scholarships” to apply for financial assistance. All students should complete a scholarship application, regardless of academic standing and financial status, according to the VU Foundation. Applicants are also urged to make note of deadlines and plan to turn in all applications no later than one week before each deadline. Although the Foundation awards scholarships throughout the academic year, applications received prior to the Jan. 15 deadline receive priority consideration for the following school year. Deadline: Jan. 15

4-H Scholarships: 4-H Scholarship applications are now available from the Daviess County Extension Office or they may be found at Any students with questions may call the Extension Office at 254-8668, 486-3535, or 687-7800, or they may email Jane Ann Beard at Any 4-H member in grades 10-12 are eligible to apply. Deadline: Jan. 15

Knights of Pythias-Grand Domain of Indiana Educational Assistance Scholarship: Requirements: senior in high school or home school, resident of Indiana, GPA of 3.0 or above, submit transcript and SAT/ACT scores, must be registered in accredited college or university. Scholarship award amount is $1,000. Applications available at (click on “forms” on the left buttons…then on public form/rules). Deadline: Jan.25

They are also offering a Poster/Visual Arts Contest. First place is $500. Open to any student enrolled in grades 9-12 in any Senior High or Parochial School in Indiana or homeschooled who are equivalent age. There is a flyer in the Counseling Office or for additional information visit Deadline: April 1

Foundation for Rural Service RTC Communications Scholarship: FRS will award thirty $2,500 college scholarships. Should a student from our service area (home phone number must start with 388, 444,486,644, or 687) be selected to receive one of these thirty national scholarships ($2,000 each); RTC Communications will make a $500 matching contribution to the scholarship, bringing the total one-time scholarship award to $2,500. It should be noted that preference will be given to individuals expressing an interest to return to work in a rural area following graduation. Students may also be eligible for four FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships valued at $5,000 each. Students who are majoring in math, science, engineering, or medicine are given preference for this scholarship. In addition, two $1,500 TMS scholarships will be awarded. Completed applications must be signed by RTC office for sponsor certification before they are mailed into FRS. Eligibility: graduating high school senior, US citizen, sponsored by a current NTCA member, accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school, C average, and express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation. Deadline: March 3

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