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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, 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
#88 Kokomo Men of Note
·                     Male or female graduating senior
·                     Attends Eastern, Kokomo, Lewis Cass, Maconaquah, Northwestern, Taylor, Tipton, Tri-Central, Western High Schools, or home schooled
·                     Accepted by an accredited college or university to major in music education with an emphasis on vocal music
·                     Letters of recommendation from high school choral director
·                     Three character references, not from the family
Deadline: Applications must be received by April 30, 2017.
Charles Rose, Kokomo Men of Note
125 South US 31
Tipton, IN 46072
#94 Kokomo Country Club Scholarship


  •                     Howard Country high school senior
  •                     Involved in golf related activities or
  •                     Employee of KCC or child of employee of KCC
  •                     CANNOT be a child of a member of KCC



  •                     $1,000 per year ($500 per semester)


You may obtain the application online at your school website or in your guidance office.


Deadline: Applications must be received by the KCC by April 10, 2017.


Kokomo Country Club

KCC Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 2886

Kokomo, IN 46904-2886

#103 Farm Bureau Insurance
·                    High school senior
·                    Must reside in the household of a minimum 2 year Howard County Farm Bureau member
·                    Transcript
·                    Letter of recommendation from school principal, guidance counselor or teacher
·                    Must possess great leadership ability
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Applications are to be remitted to:
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
PO Box 2184
Kokomo, IN 46904-2184
#108 Indiana University ACP


  • High school senior
  • Must have completed an ACP class (W131 or L202)
  • A letter of recommendation from ACP teacher



  • $500

Please return completed application to the following:


Indiana University Kokomo

Attn: Admissions Office

PO Box 9003

Kokomo, IN 46904

#112 The Salon Professional Academy
·                    Meet application Deadline
·                    Essay (no more than 2 pages) about why you want a career in the beauty industry
·                     2 Letters of Recommendation from a non-family member
·                    All scholarships are awarded for the June 20, 2017 or August 29, 2017 for Cosmetology courses or June 26, 2017 for barbering course.
·                   Transcript
·                   $1,000 off tuition
Deadline: JUNE 1, 2017
send to : 1012 S. Reed Road
                Kokomo, IN 46901
·                    Resident of Howard County
·                    Planning on enrolling full time in college in Indiana
·                    A character reference letter written by a non-relative
·                    Community/school service
·                    Official Transcript
·                   $500 for four consecutive years based on student maintaining a C+ GPA and a minimum of 12 hours per semester
Deadline: Application must be submitted no later than June 1, 2017 
Mail application to:
Altrusa Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 6028
Kokomo, IN 46904-6028
#120 Northwestern Memorial
·                    Senior at NHS
·                    Involved in activities
·                    Good citizenship record
Deadline: Application must be turned into guidance no later than May 5, 2017
#164 Deputy Carl Koontz Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been created to honor the life of Deputy Carl Koontz. He was a Northwestern High School Liaison Officer that was killed in the line of duty on March 20, 2016.




-      Completed application

-      Letter of recommendation from a non-relative.

-      Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)

-      1,200 word essay on the topic

-      A minimum of 15 hours community service. 

“What does the word community mean to you?”


Application due date: May 12, 2017

Please turn into the Student Services Office

#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: 

#187 Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholarship

The Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program provides financial support toward the cost of attendance for up to six years at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  In addition, the program covers fees and books and provides a living allowance of $2,750 annually.  There is academic and life skills support for scholars from the Program Director, Program Assistant, and mentors.  In order to be eligible for the Nina Scholars program a student must file a FAFSA prior to applying and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Incoming freshman age 18-25 who has been raised in the foster care system and has no form of financial support.
  • College-age youth or adult with a physical disability
  • Adult, age 25 years or older who has dependents in the family unit.

 Application at

#189 EGC Women in Law Scholarship


The applicant must be enrolled at an accredited college, university or law school at the time the scholarship is awarded, will not have graduated by Fall 2017, and must be attending classes. This scholarship is only open to women. The scholarship will be awarded based on merit, need and commitment to helping others. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A transcript must be attached to the application for consideration.



Completed application must be submitted online by June 30th, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The award recipient will be announced by September 1st, 2017.

Click link to apply:

#191 Student Education Assitance Award


  • The contest is open to any graduating senior that currently attends any State of Indian high school.
  • Assistance award will be based on five points (all given equal weight)






  • A copy of high school transcripts, recommendation letters from two teachers and an essay must accompany entry essay forms. The essay must address the above-cited topic. The essay must not exceed 300 words. NO Exceptions. The essay must be typed double-spaced on plain paper.

Deadline: May 19, 2017

Mailing address: 2310 Parnell Ave

                     Fort Wayne, IN 46805

#192 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered eligible for the Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program, applicants must:

  •          Have completed high school or plan to complete high school          by Spring 2017 with plans to enroll at a non-profit post-                secondary institution by fall 2017.
  •          Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a                career or technical program 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)
  •          Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity.
  •          Be involved in community service activities.
  •          Be 30 years old or younger.
  •          Be a United States citizen.


Application Requirements:

To apply for the Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program, the following must be completed by June 15, 2017:

  •          An online application at
  •          A copy of the full Student Aid Report (SAR). Income                    documentation must be submitted online.
  •          Proof of citizenship (if not born in the US)


There will be up to 1020 scholarships in 2017 with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the length and cost of the program.


Deadline: JUNE 15, 2017

#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, 2017

#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

#196 The Redefining Ready! National Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded in the following categories:

  • One (1) National First Place Winner ($5,000)
  • One (1) National Runner-Up ($4,000)
  • Seven (7) Regional Winners, representing each AASA region ($2,000)
  • Seven (7) Regional Runner-Ups, representing each AASA region ($1,000)

Scholarship Application Link

Click here for application:  2017 National Redefining Ready! Scholarship Application

Important Dates

  • Deadline for entry is Monday, May 22. 
  • Winners will be announced in June.

Scholarship Criteria

Application materials must include one 30-second video posted to Twitter and uploaded to our official scholarship entry portal (details available April 10), and a 250-word answer to the prompt, "Explain why you know you are college, career and life ready and how that has shaped your postsecondary plans." 

Winners will be determined by an AASA-selected committee based on the 30-second video entry and 250-word essay. Creativity counts, but so does honest, genuine content. 

We want to know your story. Make sure your message is clear and effectively illustrates the Redefining Ready! movement.

Redefining Ready! criteria can include:

  • 2.8 minimum GPA
  • 3+ score on an AP exam
  • Completion of AP or dual-credit classes
  • Completion of Algebra II
  • Completion of an industry credential
  • Identification of a career pathway
  • Participation in a workplace learning experience (internship program)
  • 2+ organized co-curricular activities
  • 25+ community service hours
  • 90 percent attendance

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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.