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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, newspaper articles, and the financial aid offices of college campuses.

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 recommendations for applications should provide the person writing the letter with the type of information requested.  If the writer is to mail the letter, provide an addressed stamped envelope.  At times a recommender may provide a copy or allow the student to review the letter, but this is the writer's choice.  After a letter is written by the teacher or community person, the student should write a thank you for their assistance.

Applying for scholarships takes work and effort, but it hopefully pays off.
Current Scholarships
#35 Kiwanis Indiana Foundation
•          Academics
•          Going to an Indiana college next fall
•          Activities and service
•          Goals
·         (3) different awards available
o   (1) $1,000
o   (5) $1,000
o   (1) Golden K $1,000
*Please attach a transcript. 
The application will be picked up at the counselor's office by a club member on February 16, 2018
The application may be found online but must be printed for submission or you can pick up an application in the Student Services office:
Deadline: February 18, 2018

There are numerous scholarships available for Northwestern High School through Community Foundation. Please view the attachment to view all the different scholarships and their requirements for eligibility.


The number and award amount of scholarships shall be at the discretion of the Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc.


All other CF Scholarship - March 2, 2018




#62 Howard County School Employees FCU Darrell Rider Scholarship
•          At least one parent is a member at the   Credit Union
•          Two letters of recommendation
•          Activities
•          GPA, Rank, SAT/ACT scores
$500 towards tuition
Deadline: Must be turned into the credit union by April 13, 2018
Please see your guidance office for an application.





 1.  The applicant must be a Howard County Indiana high school

           Senior planning to prepare for a career in education.


2.  The applicant must complete the accompanying two-page

          application and have a school counselor complete the last


3.  The applicant is to submit a copy of his/her high school transcript.


4.  Letters of reference from two individuals are to    

          accompany this application.


5.  The completed application must be mailed,

         postmarked on or before April 6, 2018 to:


                             Howard County Retired Teachers Association

                             C/O Daniel W. Carter

                             8436 W. 500 S.

                             Russiaville, IN  46979


6.  If the applicant has any questions, s/he may call 883-5696 or email    


#73 Indiana Sheriffs' Association
·                     Indiana resident
·                     Committed to pursuing an education and career in law enforcement
·                     Will attend Indiana college or university full time
·                     Member, dependent child or grandchild of a member of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association (can join at time of application)
·                     Has taken SAT or ACT
40 - $500
Deadline: Must be received by Indiana Sheriffs’ Association by April 1, 2018.
147 East Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608
#74 Carroll White REMC


  • Live in Carroll White REMC service territory
  • Must submit application with essay on topic listed on application
  • Have been active in school and community activities while in high school. 
  • Have written a 500 word essay using guidelines provided in the scholarship application. 
  • Submit the completed scholarship application along with a transcripr of their grades and two letters of reference, 





DEADLINE: Must be received by the Delphi or Monticello REMC office no later than March 18, 2018

 Carroll White REMC 

P.O Box 599

Monticello, Indiana 47960

#78 Howard County Ext Homemakers
·                     Past or present 4-H member OR child or grandchild of present Extension Homemaker Club member
·                     Senior
·                     Accepted for study in any school at Purdue OR major in Family and Consumer Science at another Indiana college
Deadline: May 1, 2018
#83 Dwaine & Louise Plummer Scholarship
·         Majoring in one of these:

     ·            Pre Med

     ·        Nursing 2, 3, 4-year program                             ending in RN

·         Graduate of Howard County High School
·         Academic merit
·         Financial need
·         Sincere interest in fulfilling the medical needs of society
·         GPA of “C” average
·         Transcript
Award amounts are based on need
you may request application via email at: 

Deadline: Application must received at the following address by April 12,2018



Plummer Scholarship  Fund


C/O College Now Greater Cleveland       


50 Public Square Suite 1800


Cleveland, OH 44113  


#86 Kokomo Morning Musicale Competition



Please see the attached entry form for all rules and eligibility requirements.


Forms must be postmarked by March 2, 2018

#87 Charles W Franklin Memorial - City of Firsts
·                     Senior
·                     Member of City of First Credit Union prior to January 1, 2018
·                     At least a “C” grade point average
·                     Good citizen
·                     School service and/or activities
·                     Community service
·                     Financial need
Deadline: Applications must be received by the Credit Union prior to April 1, 2018.
#97 Goodfellows - Jean Kay Deluise Scholarship


  •  The applicant must be a graduating Howard County high school senior.
  • Volunteer ONE night at the Goodfellows shopping dates at Meijer. Dates are December 4, 5, and 7. Volunteers go through the north-east door at Meijer at 5:30.      
  • Financial need.
  • Community involvement
  • School involvement
  • Grade point and class ranking     


  •          The applicant must be accepted at a two-year or four-year College or University
  •          The applicant must have a minimum of C+ grade point average (6.0 on a 12 scale).
  •          The applicant must show promise for success in post-secondary training.

Other Considerations:

  •          Applications must be made through the Counseling Department of their respective High School. The counselors will select the recipients.
  •          The Scholarships cash award is currently set at $1,000.00 per scholarship awarded.
  •          Two scholarships per each of the listed school corporations. One scholarship titled, Jean Paul Lushin/Goodfellows Scholarship and one titled, Kay Delouise/Goodfellows Scholarship.
  •          The scholarships are  non-renewable

Deadline: Must be received by your guidance office March 16,2018.

#141 Community Women's Guild

The Community Women's Guild, a service organization of Kokomo-Howard County is offering scholarships to Kokomo, Taylor, Eastern, Western, and Northwestern graduating high school seniors. The value of this one-time scholarship is $400.00 per award.

Applications are available in the office of the Counselor

The following information is required to be considered for the scholarship:

1. Completed Community Women’s Guild Scholarship Application
2. Transcript of Grades

The Community Guild Scholarship Committee will make selections for the award based on the following Criteria:

1. Educational/Vocational interest
2. Post-Secondary School Program interest
3. Financial Need
4. Grades
5. Community Service

Please type or print all requested information on the Scholarship Application and return application to your Counselor by Monday April 9, 2018. Please contact Mrs. Tarita Brown (Phone/text - (765)432-2955 or email ) if you have any questions. 


#162 Co-Alliance Scholarship

Our Solutions Scholarship Program is designed to benefit college-bound high school seniors who are the children and grandchildren of our local cooperative members and who intend to study agriculture. We award 20 one-time scholarships of $1,000 each to students who meet our qualifications. Awards are announced in May and June at the schools. Deadline for application is March 1, 2018.

Application Qualifications

•Must be a high school senior planning to graduate in spring 2016
•Must have a parent or grandparent who is a member of one of the local cooperative in the Co-Alliance partnership: Midland, IMPACT, LaPorte County Co-op, Frontier, and Excel Co-op (Member ID # required)
•Must be planning to enter the agriculture field
•Must print and mail this application with other required documentation

Application Instructions

•Use printed application available from school guidance counselor or local Co-Alliance branch or use the form fillable PDF available at
•Print application and mail with other required documentation to address on application by March 1, 2018.

#184 Martin Luther Scholarship

Martin Luther Scholarship

This is a $2000 award open to young men who will be attending their first year at any accredited 4-year College or University. 

*Applicants should be a male member of a Lutheran congregation who is interested in living up to the ideals of being a Christian Gentleman. 

Apply Online: 

Application is due February 17, 2018

# 185 Christian Leadership Award

Christian Leadership Award

The Christian Leadership Award winner will receive $1,500.00 as a scholarship towards tuition and fees at Purdue University – West Lafayette.  Runner-ups will be eligible for $500.  Scholarship finalists will be invited to interview on campus and will be contacted with more information concerning the interview.  There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award.

This application form, an attached essay, and the letter of recommendation should be postmarked by February 17, 2018 for full consideration.   If you have any questions or issues arise, email the scholarship committee at:

*Applicants should be a male member of a Lutheran congregation who is interested in living up to the ideals of being a Christian Gentleman. 

Apply Online: 

#194 Dunham House Educational Foundation Scholarship

The Dunham house is offering a $1000 Senatorial and $2500 Presidential scholarship


  •          Must be pursuing a degree in college in which history is an important component.
  •          Student must be in good standing with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  •          Student must complete the free application for federal student aid at . A copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) must be submitted with your DHEF scholarship application.
  •          Must write a one-page essay on the topic of: “What made me interested in history and how I will use this interest in the future.”
  •          Attach your high school transcript with SAT/ACT scores through your guidance department.

 (PDF format)

  •          Attach two teacher letters of reference. (PDF format)
  •          Complete the online common DHEF scholarship form at 

Deadline: May 31, 2018

#195 Parentinn's Scholarship 2016

Parentinn's Scholarship 2016 has achieved a major impact on raising awareness of Cyberbullying to all students, we decided to increase the prize pool up $2500 this year. 

In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High school students.

Award: $2500 ($1250 for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students - $1250 for High School students).

Deadline: Feb 28th, 18 - We run this scholarship annually.

 Please check the scholarship page for more information.

Link to our Scholarship page

#197 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

#200 Hayden Vint Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship will be a one-time annual award of $1,000 to be distributed to the college of choice in $500.00 semester increments. Student must maintain a C or higher for the fall semester to receive the spring distribution and a traffic violation would make the scholarship void. 

Completed application must be postmarked by the stated deadline and submitted to:

Kenny and Heidi Vint

7538 East 300 South

Kokomo, IN 46902

Application Criteria:

1. Applicant must be a graduating senior or attending accrediated college

2. Applicant must have a GPA of a "C" or higher

3. Applicant must show social responsibility and commitment through community service (or service to their community)

4. Applicant must have participated in Agriculture as a hobby or profession( ex. 4-H animal showing, working on a farm)

5. Applicant must be willing to sign a sf and distraction-free driving agreement


DEADLINE: May 5th 

#201 Ceres Solutions Scholarship


  • Complete two-page application document and complete 500-word essay. Print and save a copy. 
  • Submit these requirements to or have postmarked by US mail before March 1, 2018. 
  • Be advised, recipients are notified in Spring 2018. Checks are issued to the academic institution. Bursaw address will be required. A senior photograph will be requested and the announcement will be shared via social media and press release. 


Student must reside in our trade area, and demonstrate leadership through 4-H, FFA or volunteering. This is a one-time award. 

#204 Harrie and Marty Lanning Memorial Scholarship

  The application can be found on our website and our online scholarship application.  Students should select Miami County and complete the application.

  •            Harrie and Marty Lanning Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Harrie and Marty’s family. They resided on a farm west of Mexico, Indiana for 35 years and were long standing members of First Christian Church in Peru. The Family would like for Harrie and Marty to be remembered as a generous and giving couple.


Resident of Howard or Miami County in Indiana who is graduating or graduated within the previous 5 years from any Howard or Miami County High School in Indiana. A GPA between 2.7 and 3.5 (4.0 scale); class rank of 87% or higher; good citizenship in school, work, community; deserving of financial assistance.

Additional Required Information

¨ FAFSA’s Student Aid Report (SAR). EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number must be included.

¨ Essay Question A. Describe your plans for the future and the importance of receiving a post-high school education.

Deadline: 3/2/2018

Please contact me with any questions!

Alison Heyde

NICF Scholarship Coordinator



#205 Robert M. Larrison - First Farmers Bank & Trust Scholarship

The application can be found on our website and our online scholarship application.  Students should select Miami County and complete the application.

  •            Robert M. Larrison – First Farmers Bank & Trust Scholarship: Robert was a beloved Miami County resident and involved in his community. He was a retired CEO and board member of First Farmers Bank & Trust. His friends at First Farmers Bank & Trust created this scholarship to celebrate his life and love of community.


Current resident and graduating senior from any Grant, Howard or Miami County High School likely to succeed as college, university or trade school students. Student’s family income must be low to moderate as defined by Federal Regulation. GPA of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 scale, participated in athletics during high school, involved in community service, employed during high school career.

Additional Required Information

¨ 2 letters of recommendation from school officials.

¨ FAFSA’s Student Aid Report (SAR). EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number must be included.

¨ Copy of 2014 or most recent tax form (Form 1040-pages 1 & 2; Form 1040A-pages 1 & 2; Form 1040EZ-page 1). This must be your parents’, (the family you live with) tax form not yours unless you are deemed a non-dependent student.

Deadline: 3/2/2018

Please contact me with any questions!

Alison Heyde

NICF Scholarship Coordinator



#207 Howard County Township Trustee Association Scholarship

 The Howard County Township Association will be awarding 2 Five Hundred ($500.00) dollar scholarship to graduating seniors that live and attend a school in Howard County. One Scholarship will go to a male graduate and one to a female graduate. The scholarship will be issued to the student and his/ her selected Indiana (Accredited) University, College or Vocational School either a two (2) or Four (4) year program.

Information & Instructions for Applicant:

 All submissions must be received by Thursday March 29, 2018.

 Submit a brief essay explaining your education and career goals

 High school transcript must accompany completed application.

 Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or community member.

 The scholarship is a one-time award of $500.00. Applicant must plan to continue their post-high school education in Indiana to qualify for this award.

Send Application submission to:

Howard County Township/Trustee Scholarship

Joyce Ancil/Harrison Township Trustee

4057 S Webster Street

Kokomo, IN 46902

#208 Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

How to Enter


Click to enter the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest between January 15, 2018, and February 28, 2018. Complete and save all requested information.


Choose the African-American you want to write about. It could be someone famous, a relative or a person you know. Just make sure the individual inspires and motivates you. For guidance, review the “How to Enter” instructions and the “Contest Judging Criteria” in sections 4 and 5 of the Official Rules, and be sure your essay is 500 words or less. You can write your essay directly in the application or you can copy and paste it into the appropriate area in the application form.


Review your information, check your essay for spelling and submit your entry by 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time on February 28, 2018.


Winning essays are selected by an independent panel of judges who are not affiliated with Regions. Students with winning essays will be notified by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) in April or May 2018. If your essay is selected, you will need to respond to ISTS with the required information. Scholarship checks will be awarded by July 31, 2018.


To be eligible to enter this contest and to win an award, you must be either a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior and meet all of the following criteria.


  • Be a legal U.S. resident of either Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Texas
  • Be age 13 or older
  • Be enrolled in 12th grade in a public or private school (or home school) located in one of the states listed above
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Plan to attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 academic school year
#209 Ball State University Guardian Scholars Program

This scholarship is $2,500 per year, and is renewable for up to four years (contingent upon available funding). To receive this scholarship, individuals must have officially applied and been admitted to Ball State University. Individuals must complete the FAFSA by March 10, 2017. A complete Guardian Scholars Scholarship application is due April 1st for Fall 2018 enrollment. Please visit theGuardian Scholars website for the Guardian Scholars application package and more information.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a first time Ball State freshman, current Ball State student, or a transfer student
  • Be a full-time student 
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale as an incoming freshman
  • Qualify for "independent student status" under federal financial guidelines
  • Must apply for FAFSA by the March 10th deadline prior to Fall Semester
  • Be an Indiana resident


#210 James O. Allman Quality Scholarship

Two (2) $500 Scholarships are being offered to area High School Seniors.

Requirements to Qualify

  •          Applicant has been accepted into a degree-oriented post-secondary school

o    In the case of the Quality Through MST Excellence Scholarship, degree must be consistent with the Math, Science, Technology, Engineering, etc. intention

  •          Submission of the correct application form in provided MS Word document

o   includes a list of scholarship-related Achievements or Contributions (see form)

  •          Submission of a 250 word (minimum) essay in MS Word readable document
  •          Email submission (containing above documents) is received by committee members by April 22, 2018

o   Note: Email addresses are in the application footer

  •          Provide all information requested in form(s)

James O. Allman Quality Through Math/Science/Technology Excellence Scholarship

List of Math/Science/Technology-related Achievements (50% of rating weight)

Scored as the product of the following categories:

        • Quantity of achievements (relative to other applicants)
        • Lowest = 2 to Highest = 5
        • Quality  of achievements (relative to other applicants)
        • Lowest = 2 to Highest = 10

Essay (50% of rating weight)

Scored in the following categories:

        • Technical Content - 30%
        • Passion for excellence - 25%
        • Vision/Originality - 25%
        • Cohesiveness/Accuracy of Writing - 20%


James O. Smith Quality Through Community Service Excellence Scholarship

List of Community Service-related Contributions (50% of rating weight)

Scored as the product of the following categories:

        • Quantity of contributions (relative to other applicants)
        • Lowest = 2  to Highest = 5
        • Quality of contributions (relative to other applicants)
        • Lowest = 2  to Highest = 10


Essay (50% of rating weight)

Scored in the following categories:

        • Passion for excellence - 30%
        • Vision/Originality - 25%
        • Content - 25%
        • Cohesiveness/Accuracy of Writing - 20%

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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.