The Washington Times-Herald
---- — Indiana State University Gongaware Scholarship: Since 1999, The Gongaware Center for Insurance and Financial Services has provided access to top internships and jobs and prepares scholars to become successful leaders in the insurance and financial services industry. We offer our scholars support in the amount of: full in-state tuition, wireless laptop computer, $3,000 professional development account (may be used for study abroad or other leadership purposes). Eligible students must: exhibit leadership experience and potential, earn minimum GPA of 3.5, achieve a ranking in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes, have a combined SAT score of at least 1500 or equivalent ACT of 21. Must be nominated (if interested, see Mr. Barnard).
Deadline: Nov. 1
AXA Achievement Scholarship: Attention high school seniors: Are you active in your community? Have you led a project that benefits others? Have you overcome personal challenges? AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report is offering scholarship of $10,000 and $25,000. Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. A winner in every state, Washington, DC & Puerto Rico. For applications and information visit www.axa-achievement.com.
Deadline: Dec. 15
Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarships: The RMHC Scholarship Program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Graduating high school seniors, visit www.rmhc.org for more information or apply today at https://aim,applyists.net/RMHC.
Deadline: Jan. 21
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship: Rural students have the opportunity to earn a $1,500 scholarship to further their agricultural education. The application period runs November 15 – February 1. Students apply at FFA.org/scholarships and must have three farmers endorse their application to be eligible for the scholarship. Criteria: reside in one of the 264 eligible counties, endorsed by three farmers, minimum GPA of 2.5, if a college student must be pursuing a degree in an agriculture related field from a two or four-year program and majoring in one of the programs listed.
Deadline: Feb. 1
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Seniors may apply. They must be active in the community, led a project that benefits others, overcome personal challenges. There will be up to 375 winners nationwide. Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded. Visit this website for more information and applications: www.axa-achievement.com.
Deadline: Feb. 1
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships: Numerous scholarships are available through the NSDAR. Amounts vary by scholarship. A list of the scholarships and applications are available in the Counseling Office.
Deadline: Feb. 15
Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship: Award amount is $500. Criteria: US citizen, attend or plan to attend an institution of higher learning within the state of Indiana. Selection is based on academic excellence, extra-curricular participation, community involvement, commitment to field of study and financial need. Applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR Chapter. More info and applications are in the Counseling Office.
Deadline: March 1
Indiana University Foundation Larry Jones Scholarship: Requirements: Must be a WHS student, attend IU, at least part-time student, financial need considered, academic performance of 3.4 or above. Three letters of recommendation that attest to such qualities as to the applicants good citizenship, moral character, service to others, honesty, and compassion. Award amount of at least $5,000 – may vary from year to year. PDF application – send completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: by 11:59 p.m. March 10
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards: Students must be in grades 9-12. Students must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring Ladies Auxiliary. Home-schooled students are eligible. National winners of the past contests may not compete. Art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil may be used. Digital art is not accepted. Prizes: 1st - $10,000, 2nd - $5,000, 3rd -$2,500, 4th -$1,500, 5th-8th -$500. For more detailed information, come to the Counseling Office.
Deadline: March 31
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship: Criteria: US citizen or permanent resident of US, GPA of 3.0 or higher, high school senior, full-time student at a US accredited four-year college or university, demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities, combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $60,000, required documentation – application, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, financial document, senior picture and 500-1000 word essay. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
Deadline: March 31
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship: Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write a 500 -1000 word essay on a topic found on their website. http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline: June 14
Big Sun Scholarship: All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. 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 or in the community. Amount of award - $500. Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
Deadline: June 20
SCHOLARSHIPS FROM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS.ORG
Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award: One award - $500. To be eligible for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award a student must: over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work, over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater, a student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.studentscholarships.org/volunteer.php
Deadline: Nov. 29
Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship: One award - $500. To be eligible a student must: be between the ages of 16 and 22 on December 30th, 2013, possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher in his/her last academic year, must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.studentscholarships.org/college.php
Deadline: Dec. 30