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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


  •          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 am on Friday, November 16, 2018

Your application must be submitted on or before December 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST



#30 Peace Scholarship
·         Seniors of Howard County
·         Write an essay on a Peace topic (See attachment with more information and the application)
          *Please make sure you do not put your        name on your essay
*Send completed application form and essay to
·         $500 - $700
Deadline: January 18, 2019
#35 Kiwanis Indiana Foundation
•          Academics
•          Going to an Indiana college next fall
•          Activities and service
•          Goals
·         (3) different awards available
o   (1) $1,000
o   (5) $1,000
o   (1) Golden K $1,000
*Please attach a transcript. 
The application will be picked up at the counselor's office by a club member on February 19, 2019
The application may be found online but must be printed for submission or you can pick up an application in the Student Services office:
Deadline: February 15, 2019

There are numerous scholarships available for Northwestern High School through Community Foundation. Please view the attachment to view all the different scholarships and their requirements for eligibility.


The number and award amount of scholarships shall be at the discretion of the Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc.


All other CF Scholarship - March 1, 2019




#59 Knights of Pythias


  •          Senior in Indiana high school
  •          Submit ACT or SAT
  •          GPA of B – 3.0 (7.9)  or better
  •          Financial Need -
  •          Registered in accredited college with proof of registration before money is sent
  •          Application postmarked by January 25, 2019
  •          Official Transcript must accompany application
  •          Short essay of 600 words or less describing financial need (attach separate sheet)
  •         Short essay of 600 words or less describing your GOALS AFTER GRADUATING COLLEGE (attach seperate sheet)


Award: 12 winners will recieve a $1000 for college expenses, such as books, room & board, tutition, etc will be distributed directly to the college or university office by the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Indiana in the name of the student. 


Deadline: Must be post marked on or before January 25, 2019 – NO EXCEPTIONS to:

Dennis Adams, Chairman

P.O. Box 365

New Castle, IN 47362-0365


Phone: 765-529-7712

All winners will be posted on 

See guidance office for more information or you can get a copy of the application on your high school guidance website.

#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 Febraury 15, 2019
Please see your Student Services office for an application.
#97 Goodfellows - Jean Kay Deluise Scholarship


  •  The applicant must be a graduating Howard County high school senior.
  • Volunteer ONE night at the Goodfellows shopping dates at Meijer. Dates are December 3, 4, 5, or 6. Volunteers go through the north-east door at Meijer at 6:00 pm.      
  • Financial need.
  • Community involvement
  • School involvement
  • Grade point and class ranking     


  •          The applicant must be accepted at a two-year or four-year College or University
  •          The applicant must have a minimum of C+ grade point average (6.0 on a 12 scale).
  •          The applicant must show promise for success in post-secondary training.

Other Considerations:

  •          Applications must be made through the Counseling Department of their respective High School. The counselors will select the recipients.
  •          The Scholarships cash award is currently set at $1,000.00 per scholarship awarded.
  •          Two scholarships per each of the listed school corporations. One scholarship titled, Jean Paul Lushin/Goodfellows Scholarship and one titled, Kay Delouise/Goodfellows Scholarship.
  •          The scholarships are  non-renewable

Deadline: Must be received by your guidance office March 15,2019.

#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: March 1, 2019
Applications are to be remitted to:
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
PO Box 2184
Kokomo, IN 46904-2184
#201 Ceres Solutions Scholarship


  • Complete two-page application document and complete 500-word essay. Print and save a copy. 
  • Submit these requirements to or have postmarked by US mail before March 1, 2019. 
  • Be advised, recipients are notified in Spring 2019. Checks are issued to the academic institution. Bursaw address will be required. A senior photograph will be requested and the announcement will be shared via social media and press release. 
  • Application and eligibility requirements can be downloaded at 


Student must reside in our trade area, and demonstrate leadership through 4-H, FFA or volunteering. This is a one-time award. 

#202 Luther Lee Scholar Award


Luther Lee Scholar Award offers a full-tution scholarship after federal, state and instututional sources of aid have been applied. 


  • First generation college student
  • Student of color
  • Low-income student
  • Rank in top 10 percent of graduating class or  GPA of 3.7 or higher. 
  • Apply to Indiana Weslyn University by March 1, 2019


Please see attached application for essay and more information. 

Deadline March 1, 2019

For more information:  



#204 Harrie and Marty Lanning Memorial Scholarship

  The application can be found on our website and our online scholarship application.  Students should select Miami County and complete the application.

  •            Harrie and Marty Lanning Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Harrie and Marty’s family. They resided on a farm west of Mexico, Indiana for 35 years and were long standing members of First Christian Church in Peru. The Family would like for Harrie and Marty to be remembered as a generous and giving couple.


Resident of Howard or Miami County in Indiana who is graduating or graduated within the previous 5 years from any Howard or Miami County High School in Indiana. A GPA between 2.7 and 3.5 (4.0 scale); class rank of 87% or higher; good citizenship in school, work, community; deserving of financial assistance.

Additional Required Information

¨ FAFSA’s Student Aid Report (SAR). EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number must be included.

¨ Essay Question A. Describe your plans for the future and the importance of receiving a post-high school education.

Deadline: 3/1/2019

Please contact me with any questions!

Alison Heyde

NICF Scholarship Coordinator



#205 Robert M. Larrison - First Farmers Bank & Trust Scholarship

The application can be found on our website and our online scholarship application.  Students should select Miami County and complete the application.

  •            Robert M. Larrison – First Farmers Bank & Trust Scholarship: Robert was a beloved Miami County resident and involved in his community. He was a retired CEO and board member of First Farmers Bank & Trust. His friends at First Farmers Bank & Trust created this scholarship to celebrate his life and love of community.


Current resident and graduating senior from any Grant, Howard or Miami County High School likely to succeed as college, university or trade school students. Student’s family income must be low to moderate as defined by Federal Regulation. GPA of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 scale, participated in athletics during high school, involved in community service, employed during high school career.

Additional Required Information

¨ 2 letters of recommendation from school officials.

¨ FAFSA’s Student Aid Report (SAR). EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number must be included.

¨ Copy of most recent tax form (Form 1040-pages 1 & 2; Form 1040A-pages 1 & 2; Form 1040EZ-page 1). This must be your parents’, (the family you live with) tax form not yours unless you are deemed a non-dependent student.

Deadline: 3/1/2019

Please contact me with any questions!

Alison Heyde

NICF Scholarship Coordinator



#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. 

#221 NWTF Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship

1. Students should be graduating seniors with a 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent grade point average. (If transcript indicates
a scale other than 4.0, student should have a minimum of 3.75 on a 5.0 scale, 4.5/6.0 scale, 5.25/7.0 scale, 6.0/8.0
scale, 6.75/9.0 scale or a 7.5/10.0 scale).
2. Students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. Junior College, Community
College, Technical College, College or University).
3. Students must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports. A copy of
current hunting license is required.
4. Students must hold a current NWTF membership.
5. Students must be involved in school activities (i.e. FFA, Ecology Club, Science Club, Beta Club, Student Council, etc.).
6. Students must demonstrate ability as a leader among his or her peers.
7. Students must demonstrate community leadership and/or involvement (i.e. Scouting, 4-H, civic group or club,
volunteer work).
8. Students must submit an essay exhibiting dedication to conservation (see application).
9. Three letters of recommendation must be attached to the application (i.e. teacher, counselor, community leader).
10. High schools/students must submit complete applications to the local chapter by January 1. The local chapter
president’s name and address should appear on the application in the box provided.
11. Employees and board members of the NWTF and their family members are not eligible to participate in the program.


Selection Process:
1. High schools/students will submit applicant names and qualifications on an official NWTF scholarship application,
along with required attachments, to the local chapter by January 1.
2. Local chapters will forward winners to the state chapter president by February 1.
3. State officers will forward state winners to the NWTF headquarters by March 1, where the NWTF Scholarship
Committee will select the National winner.
5. Winners may not be notified until their high school awards banquet, as many chapters like to surprise students.
6. The national winner will be asked to attend the National Convention the following year to be recognized.

Scholarship Levels:
Most Local Scholarship Winners will receive a minimum of $250.
Most State/Provincial Scholarship Winners will receive a minimum of $1,000.
The National Scholarship Winner will receive up to $10,000.

#223 Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship


  • Applicant must be enrolled in and plan to attend a college/university during 2019-2020 school year.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • Attach school transcript to verify enrollment
  • Completed application must be submitted online by May 31, 2019. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.

How to Apply:

Via email, you will be required to submit the following:

  • Your personal information, including name and contact information.
  • A 450+ word essay about what “justice in our society” means to you and how you have or will work to provide peace and justice for all members of our society.
  • A digital copy of your school transcript.
  • Recommendation letter and/or resume. (Optional)

Deadline: May 31, 2019 

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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.