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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
#58 Blake Taylor Scholarship
  •          Must currently be a senior in class standing at Northwestern High School.
  •          Must have been enrolled in Business/CTE courses at Northwestern High School.
  •          Must carry at least 4.6 GPA on 12.0 grading scale.
  •          Scholarship must be used for business course work towards four-year,                                      post-secondary education.
  •          Scholarship recipients must use the award within a twelve-month period.
  •          Must have good citizenship and character qualities.
  •        Must submit official transcript to verify eligibility for GPA, rank, and test scores.




  •          $500


Deadline: Must be received by May 4, 2018



Attn: Kristy Parrish

Howard County School Employees

Federal Credit Union

105 Southway Blvd. West

Kokomo, IN  46902

(765) 453-6688


#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




#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.
#68 Northwestern Boosters
•          NHS Senior
·                     Outstanding in one of these areas:
o        Academics
o        Arts
o        Athletics
o        Technical
One scholarship in the amount of $500 will be given in each of the above categories.
Deadline: Must have completed application turned into your counselor by Noon on May 3, 2018
#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
#81 Kyla Bell Scholarship
  •                      Senior Female at Northwestern
  •                     Two sport athlete
  •            Honor Roll
  •            Financial Need
  •            One non-sport club/activity
Must complete application and provide a letter of recommendation from an adult non-relative.
Deadline: April 27, 2018 by end of school day
#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, 2018.
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 
  •                     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 23, 2018.


Kokomo Country Club

KCC Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 2886

Kokomo, IN 46904-2886

#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 Summit Salon Get Inspired Scholarship
·                    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 26, 2018 full time Cosmetology program 
·                   Transcript
·                   $1,000 off tuition
Deadline: May 15, 2018
send to : 1012 S. Reed Road
                Kokomo, IN 46901


  •          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.

#115 Ball State University- Howard County Alumni
·                    Senior
·                    Admitted to Ball State
·                    Planning to attend Ball State fall, 2018
·                    Complete Application
Deadline: Application must be emailed no later than April 15, 2018
Link to Application: 
#117 Kokomo Morning Musicale- Bernice Haynes Hillis Music
·                    Senior in Howard County High School
·                    Legal resident of Howard County
·                    Music Activities in school and/or community
·                    Submit good quality recording (audio, video, CD, or DVD) of performance
·                    Letters of recommendation
·                    Transcript
·                    Future musical plans
·                   $500
Deadline: Application must be mailed no later than April 21, 2018

Mail to: 
          Barbara Hobbs, Scholarship Chair
                   Kokomo Morning Musicale
                   4605 Stratford Drive
                   Kokomo, IN 46901
#118 Klub Kokomo Golf Club
·                    Senior in High School
·                    Must be active in community, church, and/or school activities
·                    Must have a 2.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale) or better
·                    Must supply basic information and submit an application to Klub Kokomo Golf Club
·                    Must provide high school transcript
·                    Must provide a picture of the applicant
·                    Must have high school counselor section completed by student’s counselor
Deadline: Application must be received no later than May 4, 2018
Mail to:    
Klub Kokomo Golf Club  
Attention: Mr. Clarence Grier
465 N 400 E
Kokomo, IN 46901
#121 Coca Cola Essay Scholarship


  •               Accepted to 2 or 4 year college or university, accepted to an apprenticeship, or entering a program for skills training for a career
  •               Good character, good citizenship record
  •               Write an essay not to exceed 1000 words that addresses this topic:
  •               How has my Northwestern experience prepared me to be successful in college and later life? What would I change at Northwestern to make my experience better?



  •              $500


Deadline: Application must be turned in to your student services office by 2:45pm on May 3, 2018.

#123 Coca Cola Teen worker Application

See attached application

Application Due Date: May 3, 2018 by 2:45pm.

·              Top half of class
·              Accepted to a 4 year college or university
·              Participation in at least one varsity sport with a record of good sportsmanship
·              Financial need OR has worked hard applying for scholarship but received none to date
·              Good citizenship record, good character
Deadline: Application must be turned in to your guidance office May 3, 2018 by 2:45pm.
#125 Gerald L. Hood Memorial
·              Senior who has taken 3- 4 years of college preparatory mathematics
·              Career goal in teaching. Student planning to be math teacher will get preference.
·              Will attend college or university next fall and has been accepted to that college
·              Well-balanced life style: good citizen, good grades, participation in school and outside activities
Deadline: Application must be turned in to your guidance office by April 27, 2018.
#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 3, 2018

Please turn into the Student Services Office

#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

#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

#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 

#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%
#212 Hoosier SWANA Scholarship

The Hoosier Chapter of SWANA

The Hoosier Chapter will be awarding a $3,000 scholarship in each of two categories:

  1. Current high school seniors that will be pursuing post-secondary education in the fall of 2018
  2. Currently enrolled college, university, or vocational student pursuing an undergraduate degree or certification program related to future employment

Applicants must be a Hoosier Chapter member, or the spouse, child, grandchild, nephew or niece of a current Hoosier Chapter member. Applications for the Chapter award program must be returned to the Hoosier Chapter no later than April 27, 2018.

Link to application: 

#213 Notes for the Future Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a high school sophomore, junior or senior
  • Plan to study music (to any extent, e.g., composition, performance, music minor) in college
  • Submit an audio or video recording of you singing and/or performing the instrument(s) with which you possess the most skill
 Deadline: April 27, 2018
#214 Jennifer Drost Memorial Scholarship


  • Current Senior
  • Science Major in college 
  • Essay, please see description on application

Applications are available online or you may pick them up in the Student Services office. 

Deadline: May 11, 2018

Please turn application into Student Services office or Mrs. Wilson. 

#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 

#216 Howard County Sheriff's Dept Carl Koontz Scholarship


  • All applicants must be an Indiana Resident 
  • All applicant must enroll as a full time student *12 credit hours 

All information must be typed or hand printed neatly, completed in full and returned to:

       Howard County Sherrif's Department 

         Attn: Carl Koontz Scholarship

         1800 West Markland Ave. 

          Kokomo, IN 46901


Deadline: April 30, 2018



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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.