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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
#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 5, 2017



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
  •          Must be attending an Indiana University in the Fall of 2017
  •          Scholastic Achievement
  •          Extracurricular Activities
  •          Community Service
  •          Athletic Involvement


Deadline: May 1, 2017





#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 5, 2017
#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, 2017
#81 Kyla Bell
  •                      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 28, 2017 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, 2017.
Charles Rose, Kokomo Men of Note
125 South US 31
Tipton, IN 46072
#89 Deegan Scholarship
·                     Single female resident of Howard County
·                     Enrolling in 2 or 4 year accredited college program at an Indiana college
·                     Academic and personal merit
·                     Financial need
Applications can be found in the student services office
Deadline: Applications must be received by April 27, 2017.
Deegan Scholarship
Key Private Bank
Attn: Patti Thompson
100 Public Square, Suite 600
Cleveland, OH 44113
#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

#98 Wisconsin Alumni Scholarship
·                    Top 50% of class in rank
·                    Financial need
·                    Plans to attend a college or university in Wisconsin
·                    Goals
·                    Extra-curricular, service, work
·                   Personal references
       Student resume including description of educational and career goals, financing of education, work experience and community service
Deadline: April 28, 2017
Applications are to be remitted to:
Gene R Miller
Vice President – Scholarship
4838 South 200 West
Kokomo, IN 46902
(Phone 765-453-3636)
#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

#111 Brian S Hemmerly Memorial
·                    Good character, humility, courage
·                    3.2 (8.5) GPA
·                    Two or more varsity letters in athletics
·                    School and Community involvement
·                    Recommendation of a faculty committee
·                    Application including short essay
·                   $1000
Deadline: Return to Student Services office by 4/28/2017 by 2:35pm
#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
#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
·                   $600
Deadline: Application must be mailed no later than April 22, 2017

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 5, 2017
Mail to:    
Klub Kokomo Golf Club   Attention: Mr. Clarence Grier
465 N 400 E
Kokomo, IN 46901
#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
#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 5, 2017.

#123 Coca Cola Teen worker Application

See attached application

Application Due Date: May 5, 2017 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 5, 2017 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 28, 2017.
#130 Cassville Lions Club


  •               Attended Howard Elementary K-6th grade
  •               Current senior at Northwestern High School
  •               Financial Need
  •               Goal to attend 2 or 4 year college or tech school to prepare                for career


  •             $500 

Deadline: Must be turned into your guidance office no later than the end of school on 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

#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:

#190 Indiana Blood Center Scholarship


  •  Must be a graduating senior.
  •  Must participate in at least one blood drive during the 2016-2017 academic year at the school, as either a student coordinator or recruiter.
  •  Student must provide a 250 word statement on what blood donations means to them.
  •  Must attend an institution of higher education in Indiana during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Please bring 250 word statement to the Student Services Office to be nominated. 

Deadline: April 28, 2017

#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

#193 Indy Pride Scholarship

Application Requirements:

  1. The application is an online submission.
  2. Applicants must complete all sections of the scholarship application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. Please provide one (1) academic, professional, or community service-related letter of reference. Include the reference’s contact information in the space provided on this form. Your reference should be able to talk about your academic performance, professional/volunteer work or involvement with the LGBT community.
  4. Please do not include any additional supplemental materials beyond what is requested.
  5. If you have received a scholarship from Indy Pride, Inc. in the past year, you must wait one year before applying again.
  6. Each short essay response is limited to 750 words.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2017 – 11:59pm



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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.