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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
#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




#57 Beta Sigma Psi
•          Male Senior
•          Confirmed member of a Lutheran church
•          Starting college in the fall of 2019 at an accredited 4-year college or university
•          Completed application form
·         $1,500 or $2,000
Deadline: Postmarked by February 16, 2019
#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 3, 2019



Attn: Kristy Parrish

Howard County School Employees

Federal Credit Union

105 Southway Blvd. West

Kokomo, IN  46902

(765) 453-6688


#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.





 1.  The applicant must be a Howard County Indiana high school

           Senior planning to prepare for a career in education.


2.  The applicant must complete the accompanying two-page

          application and have a school counselor complete the last


3.  The applicant is to submit a copy of his/her high school transcript.


4.  Letters of reference from two individuals are to    

          accompany this application.


5.  The completed application must be mailed,

         postmarked on or before April 12, 2019 to:


                             Howard County Retired Teachers Association

                             C/O Daniel W. Carter

                             8436 W. 500 S.

                             Russiaville, IN  46979


6.  If the applicant has any questions, s/he may call 883-5696 or email    


#73 Indiana Sheriffs' Association
·                     Indiana resident
·                     Committed to pursuing an education and career in law enforcement
·                     Will attend Indiana college or university full time
·                     Member, dependent child or grandchild of a member of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association (can join at time of application)
·                     Has taken SAT or ACT
40 - $500
Deadline: Must be received by Indiana Sheriffs’ Association by April 1, 2019.
147 East Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608
#74 Carroll White REMC


  • Live in Carroll White REMC service territory
  • Must submit application with essay on topic listed on application
  • Have been active in school and community activities while in high school. 
  • Have written a 500 word essay using guidelines provided in the scholarship application. 
  • Submit the completed scholarship application along with a transcripr of their grades and two letters of reference, 





DEADLINE: Must be received by the Delphi or Monticello REMC office no later than March 15, 2019

 Carroll White REMC 

P.O Box 599

Monticello, Indiana 47960

#82 Maude Kelley Scholarship
·         Senior accepted in a health care degree program
·         GPA of “C” average
·         Transcript
·         Essay (less than 300 words) on “My Reasons for Choosing a Health Career”
$1,000 renewable
You may pick up an application in your guidance office.
Deadline: Applications must be received by Community Howard Regional Health Foundation no later than April 1, 2019 4:00 p.m.
Foundation address: 
3611 South Reed Road Suite 107
Kokomo, IN 46902
Online applications available at 
#83 Dwaine & Louise Plummer Scholarship
·         Majoring in one of these:

     ·     Pre Med

     ·        Nursing 2, 3, 4-year program                             ending in RN

·         Graduate of Howard County High School
·         Academic merit
·         Financial need
·         Sincere interest in fulfilling the medical needs of society
·         GPA of “C” average
·         Transcript
Award amounts are based on need
you may request application via email at: 

Deadline: Application must received at the following address by April 14,2019



Plummer Scholarship  Fund


C/O College Now Greater Cleveland       


50 Public Square Suite 1800


Cleveland, OH 44113  


#86 Kokomo Morning Musicale Competition



Please see the attached entry form for all rules and eligibility requirements.


Forms must be postmarked by March 8, 2019

#87 Charles W Franklin Memorial - City of Firsts
·                     Senior
·                     Member of City of First Credit Union prior to January 1, 2019
·                     At least a “C” grade point average
·                     Good citizen
·                     School service and/or activities
·                     Community service
·                     Financial need
Deadline: Applications must be received by the Credit Union prior to April 1, 2019.
#90 Community First Bank Scholarship
Community First Bank of Indiana provides scholarships for Howard
County graduating high school seniors. These scholarships are funded by
the Community First Bank of Indiana, founded in Kokomo, Indiana in
2003. Each scholarship will be based on academic achievement and
financial need. The recipient will be determined without regard to race,
age, gender, religion, national origin, marital status or handicap. The
scholarships are general and not renewable.
All dependents of employees, directors and shareholders of Community
First Bank of Indiana are not eligible for consideration of this scholarship
To qualify, a student must be:
1. A graduating senior from any Howard County, Indiana High School
2. Be accepted into a program leading to a bachelors or associates
degree, or accepted into a technical or vocational education program at
any accredited post-secondary education institution.
The scholarship award shall be based generally on the following criteria:
1. Financial need
2. Pursuit of post-secondary education
3. Strong commitment to school and community through extra-curricular activities
4. Academic achievement
Applications must be received by April 1st of each year. Please submit 2 copies of the application along with your original application.
Application must be received by April 1st. Please submit 2 copies of the application along with the orginal. 
Applications should be submitted to:
Scholarship Program
Community First Bank of Indiana
201 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
(765) 236-0600

#91 Psi Iota Xi
·                     Howard Country High School Senior
·                     Plans to major in Speech and Hearing; Music; or English, Literature, or Journalism
·                     Application
·                     Essay explaining why you should be considered for this scholarship
·                     2 letters of recommendation
·                     Transcript
Applications can be found below online or in the guidance office.
Deadline: Applications must be received by March 30, 2019.
Scholarship Applications should be sent to:
Phylliss Harris
3324 Emerald Place
Kokomo, IN 46902
#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 student services office. 

Deadline: Applications must be received by the KCC by April 8, 2019.


Kokomo Country Club

KCC Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 2886

Kokomo, IN 46904-2886

#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
#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
·                   $750
Deadline: Return to Student Services office by 5/3/2019 by 2:35pm
#115 Ball State University- Howard County Alumni
·                    Senior
·                    Admitted to Ball State
·                    Planning to attend Ball State fall, 2019
·                    Complete Application
Deadline: Application must be emailed no later than April 15, 2019
Link to Application: 
#120 Lost Tiger Scholarship
·                    Senior at NHS
·                    Involved in activities
·                    Good citizenship record
• $500.00      
Deadline: Application must be turned into Student Services no later than May 10, 2019
#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 Student Services Office by April 26, 2019.
#141 Community Women's Guild

The Community Women's Guild, a service organization of Kokomo-Howard County is offering scholarships to Kokomo, Taylor, Eastern, Western, and Northwestern graduating high school seniors. The value of this one-time scholarship is $400.00 per award.

Applications are available in the office of the Counselor

The following information is required to be considered for the scholarship:

1. Completed Community Women’s Guild Scholarship Application
2. Transcript of Grades

The Community Guild Scholarship Committee will make selections for the award based on the following Criteria:

1. Educational/Vocational interest
2. Post-Secondary School Program interest
3. Financial Need
4. Grades
5. Community Service

Please type or print all requested information on the Scholarship Application and return application to your Counselor by Monday April 8, 2019. Please contact Mrs. Tarita Brown (Phone/text - (765)432-2955 or email ) if you have any questions. 


#162 Co-Alliance Scholarship

Our Solutions Scholarship Program is designed to benefit college-bound high school seniors who are the children and grandchildren of our local cooperative members and who intend to study agriculture. We award 20 one-time scholarships of $1,000 each to students who meet our qualifications. Awards are announced in May and June at the schools. Deadline for application is March 1, 2018.

Application Qualifications

•Must be a high school senior planning to graduate in spring 2019
•Must have a parent or grandparent who is a member of one of the local cooperative in the Co-Alliance partnership: Midland, IMPACT, LaPorte County Co-op, Frontier, and Excel Co-op (Member ID # required)
•Must be planning to enter the agriculture field
•Must print and mail this application with other required documentation

Application Instructions

•Use printed application available from school guidance counselor or local Co-Alliance branch or use the form fillable PDF available at
•Print application and mail with other required documentation to address on application by March 1, 2019.

#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, 2019

Please turn into the Student Services Office

#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. 

#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 

#224 The Mary Jean Deegan Scholarship Fund

Eligible Students

  • Must be resident of Howard County, IN. 
  • Must be a single woman. 
  • Must be a full-time student in a pell-eligible degree seeking program for the upcoming academic year, 
  • Must demonstrate financial need. 
  • Must not be a KeyBank employee

How to Apply

  • Visit hhtp:// and click scholarship link to complete the online application.

Supporting documents you will bee to submit include

  • A copy of your most recent academic trancsript, 
  • 2019-2020 Student Aid Report (SAR) from
  • 2019-2020 Financial Aid Award Letter. 
  • Any other materials College Now may require. 

Application Dealine: March 17th 2019

#225 Lloyd and Laura Swartzendruber Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the friends, colleagues, parishioners, and former students of Lloyd and Laura Swartzendruber for their over forty years of dedication to music and Christian Education in Kokomo and Howard County.  The couples’ tireless work in music and youth education within the church has inspired many people to strengthen their beliefs, sustain their dedication, and promote future careers in both music and Christian education.  It is the intent of this scholarship to honor the Swartzendrubers and inspire future students to pursue careers in music and Christian education.

Terms and Conditions:

  •          The applicant must be a graduating senior from any Howard County, Indiana High School.
  •          The applicant must have applied to and been accepted in a four-year music and/or Christian education program at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  •          The scholarship will be first awarded in May 2019 in the amount of $750.
  •          Starting in 2020, the scholarship will be $1000 per year and given to a graduating student or prior recipient.  Only one scholarship will be given per year with preference for new applicants.
  •          Selection will be made by the scholarship committee.
  • Qualifications:  The scholarship will be open to any graduating senior in Howard County or prior recipient who:

Qualifications:  The scholarship will be open to any graduating senior in Howard County or prior recipient who:

  •          Is in the top half of his/her graduating class and shows promise for success in post-secondary learning.
  •          Has demonstrated skills and interest in music and /or Christion educational programs by participating in community, high school, church, and/or related activities.
  •          Has attached a 250+ word essay describing a person who has influenced and inspired the applicant’s interest in music and/or Christian education through interactions and life lessons.  The essay should include the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a career in music  and/or Christian education.

DEADLINE: 4/15/2019


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