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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


  •          Full time high school senior who will go to college in the fall of 2018
  •          Intend to pursue a 4 year degree (can start at a 2 year institution and transfer)
  •          Critical financial need 
  •          Involvement in extra-curricular and community activities
  •          GPA of 2.0 (C)
  •          U.S. citizenship
  •          Has shown integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, and a desire to contribute to society

Award Details:

  •          Scholarships range from $6,000 to $25,000


*To be considered each applicant must have their counselor complete a certifications form online.


Deadline: Apply online between August 1 - October 25, 2017 


Grades 9 – 12         


  •          Lots of community volunteerism service

Award Details:

$1000 & Trip to Washington, DC for some State & National awards


Deadline: November 7, 2017


Apply online at: or




  •          Only one senior may be nominated by NHS
  •          Going to 4 year or 2 year college (accredited and non-profit)
  •          GPA of 7.3 (2.8)
  •          Demonstrated leadership abilities through school activities or             work experiences
  •          Strong commitment and involvement in community service
  •          Family members of Comcast employees are not eligible
  •          Complete application

Award Details:



Deadline: Notify your counselor of your interest to be nominated by 8:00 a.m. on September 6, 2017


Nominated senior must complete application by November 30, 2017


#146 KT Youth to Watch

Kokomo Tribune - Youth to Watch


Nomination period: September 5 to November 13.
Kokomo Tribune readership schools include:
Howard County - Eastern, Kokomo, Northwestern, Taylor, Western and The Crossing
Miami County - Maconaquah and Peru
Tipton County - Tipton and Tri-Central

 Scholarship Program Details:  The top five outstanding students, whose leadership, drive and integrity have set them apart, will recieve recognition at our awards ceremony with a certificate of recognition. Categories include: academic excellence, agriculture, athletic, citizenship, community volunteer, fine arts, journalism, performing arts, philanthrophy, school spirit and sportsmanship.  

Ten $500 scholarships and one $1,000 journalism scholarship along with commemorative glass awards are given to the top youth in each category. One overall Youth Leader will recieve a $2,000 scholarship and commemorative glass award. 

Nominations can come from a student, peer, faculty and staff, or non-profit organization supervisor. If the nominated student is under the age 18, please ensure the nomination is a "sponsored" by an adult.




#165 IUK Creative Writing Contest.

Indiana University Kokomo and the English and Language Studies Department are announcing the inaugural Creative Writing Contest for area high school students. Students are encouraged to submit their poetry, short stories, or other creative writings to this contest. Submissions will be judged by English and Language Studies faculty and IU Kokomo English majors, who will then host an on-campus reading by students who submit their works. The judges will name first and second prize winners in both poetry and prose, each carrying a $500 and $250 renewable scholarship respectively. Additionally, these award-winning works will be featured in the English and Language Studies literary journal, Field. Participants in the reading will also receive a copy of Field and a recognition of their contributions to the event.


The deadline for submissions is October 20th.


The reading will occur at IU Kokomo on Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 pm. Campus tours, for those who are interested, will begin at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.


To submit your work and register for the event, please visit:


Questions? Please contact Stephanie Tinkel, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 765-455-9531 or at




The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship.


  • Must be an Indiana resident
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must be a current high school senior or college student in Indiana
  • Must have graduated or will graduate from an Indiana accredited high school or non-accredited nonpublic high school
  • Must be able to utilize the scholarship for at least two full academic years (effective for Fall 2017-2018 applicants)
  • Must rank in the top 20% of high school graduating class or have a top 20% ACT or SAT score
  • Must currently attend or plan to attend an eligible Indiana institution as a full-time student
    • In some cases, degree-seeking students may use the scholarship during the summer while enrolled part-time. Refer to the specific guidelines for using the scholarship during summer terms.
  • Must pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student to teach at eligible Indiana school after college graduation
  • Must obtain a license to teach in Indiana and serve as a teacher in an eligible Indiana school for five consecutive years after college graduation
  • Must maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA, complete 30 credit hours per year or their equivalent and meet all other requirements established by their program to renew the scholarship
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must not be in overpayment or default on a federal student loan or grant
  • Must complete the service requirement or have all funds provided converted to a loan that must be repaid

**Priority will be given to students graduating high school although current college students are eligible to apply.



The application for the 2018-19 academic year will be available beginning September 1, 2017 and will close on November 30, 2017.

  • Review the Application Procedures prior to applying
  • Complete the Nomination Form
  • Submit a complete and clean FAFSA (please allow 5-7 business days for processing)
  • Submit a complete Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship Application through ScholarTrack


#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

#198 National Honor Society Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 National Honor Society Scholarship program.

To be eligible to apply, a student must be a current high school senior and a member in good standing of an active NHS chapter. Eligible members must request application procedures from their NHS adviser.

2017–18 Award Distribution

475 national semifinalists - $2,850 scholarship
24 national finalists - $5,150 scholarship 
1 national winner - $22,650 scholarship

The application for the 2017–18 NHS Scholarship Program is now open.

January 30, 2018—Deadline for student applications

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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.