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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


  •          Must be a current Senior with at least a “B”  grade average
  •          Must participate in at least one school-sponsored sport

Judged on:

  •          Athletic accomplishments
  •          Academic achievements
  •          Extracurricular activities
  •          Community Leadership

Award Details:

  • One senior male and one senior female from every school will be selected as a School Winner. School Winners recieve a School Winner certificate and a Wendy's High School Heisman patch. 


Deadline: Apply online by October 2, 2017




  •          MUST intend to attend IU at Bloomington in the Fall of 2018
  •          Be nominated by your high school’s scholarship committee
  •          Something special that makes the candidate stand out
  •          Completion on time of the application
  •          Essay quality
  •          2 Letters of recommendation

Judged on:

  •          Academic achievements to include GPA, Class rank, SAT and/or ACT scores
  •          Extracurricular activities
  •          Community Involvement
  •          Leadership and Character
  •          Interest in the larger world

Award Details:

  •          Tuition and academic fees with a living expense stipend annually for four years
  •          Wells Scholar is required to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
  •          MUST maintain a GPA 3.40 to continue scholarship


You must notify your guidance department if you wish to be nominated. 

DEADLINE NHS COMMITTEE: Friday, September 1st 




  •          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 



  •          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 Friday, September 5, 2017


Nominated senior must complete application by November 30, 2017


The program is open to all Indiana residents who have graduated by the end of June 2018, with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school and who have been accepted to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning in the fall of 2018 at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.
·         To pursue four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at an Indiana College.  Keep the Community Foundation apprised of their academic status during college and post-graduation status (education and/or employment) for at least ten years after graduation.
*Please see the below attachments and/or the website for full eligibility and requirement information
·         The scholarships will provide full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
2018 Lilly Scholarship Deadline:
August 28, 2017, at 5 p.m.
#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

Created: Feb 5, 2009
Updated: Aug 17, 2017
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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.