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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
#60 Balanced Man Scholarship


  •          Male Senior in Indiana high school

On no more than three pages, address the following in outline form . Be sure to include dates and positions held (if applicable):

  • List honors, awards, or scholarships
  • List extracurricular activities and positions held
  • List community involvement
  • List work experience
  • List three reason for advancing your studies at Ball State. 

Please return all applications to Jared Roy, or mail to:

1101 West Riverside Ave. 

Muncie, IN 47306

Deadline: July 31, 2018




#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



  •          Applicant must reside in Howard County
  •          Applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in an undergraduate program in a post-secondary institution in Indiana
  •          Application must be enrolled or enrolling in a minimum of 12 hours per semester
  •          A character reference letter written by a non-relative must be submitted
  •          A one page (or less) essay on why you want to pursue your chosen career
  •          Official transcript


Application must be submitted no later than the first Monday in June.

Completed application must be mailed to:

                Altrusa Scholarship Committee

                P.O. Box 6028

                Kokomo, IN 46904-6028


The scholarship will be given to the recipient ($250 each semester) and may be used for anything related to school.

#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 2018.
  •          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, 2018:

  •          An online application at application
  •          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 2018 with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the length and cost of the program.


Deadline: JUNE 15, 2018

#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

#215 Pinnacle Peak Recovery Scholarship

Please write an essay telling us what you’re doing to fight or how you plan on fighting issues surrounding substance abuse or addiction. Examples could include your future career path, volunteering for a related cause, or even helping someone you love seek treatment. However you plan to contribute, we would love to hear from you.

Upon reviewing the essays, Pinnacle Peak Recovery will award one individual a $500 tuition scholarship. We’ll announce the winner on August 1, 2018.


  • All applicants must submit a 500-1,000-word essay in English explaining what they’re doing or what they will do to combat substance abuse and addiction. The essay must be grammatically correct and 100% original.
  • High school or college students (18+) who are scheduled to attend an accredited college or university in 2018 are eligible to win.

Deadline: All applicants must submit their essays by June 30, 2018 

#217 Boise Realtors College Scholarship

Real Estate By Design Idaho is happy to announce our $500 annual scholarship for college students or Seniors in high school planning to attend college in the next school year anywhere in the United States. At Real Estate By Design Idaho, we are all about helping our local community in Boise. Tell us about how you’ve helped in your local community through volunteering or making an impact on others. Our staff will choose our favorite essay submission and that student will receive a $500 scholarship.


Submit a short essay (500 to 1000 words) describing your passion and volunteer work for your local community. Essays must be submitted through this form.


Students (18 years old+) who will attend an accredited college or university in 2018.


Real Estate by Design Idaho is offering a $500 tuition scholarship. Winner will be announced on December 15, 2018.


Please submit no later than November 30, 2018. 

#218 BigRentz Engineering Scholarship

How to Apply:

Please follow each of the following 3 steps to complete your application:

1. Essay Submission

Essay submissions must be 750-1500 words in length and include a title page with all of the following:

  • Your Name
  • Contact information (phone, email, mailing address)
  • The name, address, and contact details of your school
  • Your current grade level (e.g., Junior, Senior)
  • Engineering discipline that you are currently studying (or plan to study)

Essay Topic:

The future of engineering: How do you see technology changing or impacting your specific discipline of engineering over the next 5+ years? What excites you most about these changes? What challenges (if any) will this create?

2. Student Questionnaire:

All scholarships applicants are required to complete the following survey to be eligible for the award.

Questionnaire answers will not be used for consideration when selecting a winner. These answers are strictly for our own research and all personal information will be kept confidential and separate from your application.

3. Completing Your Submission:

Once your essay is ready, please email the essay and title page in a PDF format to Please make your subject line “Engineering Scholarship Application for Firstname Lastname”. Please name your PDF file as “Lastname_Firstname_Eng”.


All essays must be received by August 3, 2018 deadline by 11:59 PM EST. Essays received after this date will not be considered.

The winner will be announced on August 15th, 2018.


  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Currently be pursuing, or plan to pursue, an engineering degree with a discipline related to design, construction, and operation of machinery or structures (e.g., civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, agricultural engineering, industrial engineering, transportation engineering).
  • You may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate student to be eligible.

For application and more information: 

#219 K9 Carts 2018 Annual Scholarship

Application Instructions

Please response to one of the essay questions and email your essay as a PDF to with the following information on the cover page:

  • Name
  • School
  • Year in School
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number

Please name your file as:

  • lastname-firstname-essay1.pdf (for Essay #1)
  • lastname-firstname-essay2.pdf (for Essay #2)


Please complete the short survey linked here (survey will NOT be used in selecting a winner, but is required.)


The scholarship award winner will be contacted by e-mail in September and the scholarship check will be sent directly to the winner’s financial aid office.

Essay Questions

Please answer one of the following essay questions. Essays should be no more than 3 pages.

Essay 1

Studies have shown there are countless ways a veterinary practice can benefit from understanding human psychology. Key areas of psychology that directly link to the well-being of pets include proper education for human caregivers on pet health maintenance, managing pet illness, and end-of-life care. As a future veterinarian, how will you incorporate human psychology into your practice? What do you feel will be the biggest challenge when interacting with human caregivers?

Essay 2

A recent pattern in the veterinarian industry is the corporate buy-out of individual practices and recruitment to work in corporate veterinary hospitals. As a future veterinarian, what pros and cons do you see emerging in the quality of pet care if individual vet practices continue to get bought-out by veterinarian hospitals? Would you want to work in a corporate-owned animal hospital? Why or why not?


Entry Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018 at Midnight

#220 Redfin Scholarship

How to Apply

The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year. Complete the following form within the designated application periods.


  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
  • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

Scholarship Link: 

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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.