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Kokomo, Indiana
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NHS Guidance receives and posts a number of scholarship opportunities.  All possible scholarships are not sent to high schools.  check with parent and student employers, organizations in which parents or students have membership, churches, and newspaper articles.  The majority of scholarships are focused during the senior year, but some are open to younger students.  Money opportunities open to freshmen, sophomores,and juniors are posted as "Contests."

When scholarship information is received by Northwestern, the materials are available as an attachment to students below the scholarship description.  If scholarships can not be downloaded, they may be requested by number in the guidance department.  Scholarship materials are also summarized and posted on the senior scholarship bulletin board in the hallway outside of the Guidance Department.

If scholarship applications need official transcripts, they need to be mailed through the high school.  The completed materials, appropriate envelope, and stamps should be given to the student's counselor two days before the due date.  This allows the optimum processing of the materials to ensure deadlines are met.

Students needing letters of recommendation for applications should provide the person writing the letter with direction on what kind of information is being requested.  If the writer is to mail the letter, provide an addressed stamped envelope.
Knights of Pythias Visual Arts Contest

The Knights of Pythias/ Visual Arts Contest entitled "Stay Alive, Don't Text and Drive", is open to any student enrolled as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in Public High School. 

Rules and Regualtions

1. Poster may be on any color cardboard, 14 inches X 22 inches uniformly. DO NOT DEVIATE

2. Any two-dimensional medium may be used. (computer graphics, photography, stenciling, drawing, painting, etc.)

3. All art must be ORIGINAL. No copyrighted material may be used in the development of, or in the actual entry. 

4. On the front of the Poster near the botton, in letters not over 1/4 inch high must appear the following

           "SPONSORED BY THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE KNIGHTS                                                 OF PYTHIAS"

5. NEW: New this year will be two contests in one. There will be equal prizes given for computer generated posters and for hand painted or drawn posters. This change should create a lot of new interest in 2016 contest!

6. The local Lodge will be in charge of the local contest in the jurusdiction. The local Lodge must recieve all entries by April 1st, and will then determine the local winner. 

7. All poster entered in any and all contests become the property of the Knights of Pythias. 

State Level Prizes

First Place $1000

Second Place $500

Third Place $250

4th thru 8th $100 each

Creative Project “Your Mental Health Matters”

Creative Project “Your Mental Health Matters”: 

Provide and support youth in completing a creative art project that continues the conversation about youth mental health and bullying. Youth will have a chance to win one of manycash prizes with a Grand Prize of $1,000 CASH, and have artwork displayed at the Indiana Statehouse during the entire month of May 2018. All submissions need to be submitted online at 


Deadline: March 1, 2018 4:30pm EST

The Coolidge Scholarship

"The Coolidge" is among America's most generous; a full-ride scholarship that covers tution, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This scholarship is open to High School Juniors ONLY. The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit. More information, including the application, is available at 


All applications must be recieved by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, January 24, 2018. 

Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

General Information:

Who should apply?
Any student enrolled in High School (grades 9-12) who demonstrates talent and a passion for writing musical theatre songs that could be part of a musical theatre production. 

Citizenship: In keeping with federal law, student competitors must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a valid tax identification or Social Security number. Tax identification or Social Security numbers are required to receive prizes, including cash payments or travel awards. Students are responsible for verifying their eligibility.   

What Kinds of Applications are Competitive?
Applicants (individuals or writing teams) who can demonstrate their talent through an audio submission and written narrative.

The application cycle will begin in the Fall of 2017:

  • October 2nd, 2017 – Application portal opens
  • January 5th, 2018 – Deadline to apply!
  • February 2018– Regional winner selections made by expert panel
  • April 2018  – Finalists Weekend in New York City! 

Cyber Security Contest for the Youth of Indiana

We have an exciting opportunity for the youth of Indiana! In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October), the Indiana Sharing and Analysis Center (IN-ISAC) is hosting TWO contests for the youth of Indiana to educate them about cybersecurity and internet safety. The contests are available until the end of December.

One of our missions is to educate the public about cybersecurity and staying secure online. With today’s technology the internet is often a scary place, and we want to create healthy habits for the youth of Indiana.


Contest 1: Photo coloring contest for grades K-12

Contest 2: Video contest for grades 9-12

Please see attached flyers for more information. 


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Mission Statement

Through the quality of its staff, curriculum, instruction, and extra-curricular offerings, Northwestern High School provides a positive and supportive environment that challenges each student to strive for excellence in developing skills in life-long learning, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, individual and social responsibility, and respect for others and self.