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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
#42 Howard County Township/Trustee Association

The Howard County Township Association will be awarding a Five Hundred ($500.00) dollar scholarship to a Howard County graduating senior.  The scholarship will be issued to the student and his/ her selected Indiana (Accredited) University, College or Vocational School either a two (2) or Four (4) year program.



Information & Instructions for Applicant:


  •   Submit a brief essay explaining your education and career goals
  •   High school transcript must accompany completed application.
  •   Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or community   member.
  •   Applicant must plan to continue their post-high school education   in Indiana to qualify for this award.


Send Application submission to:


Howard County Township/Trustee Scholarship

Joyce Ancil/Harrison Township Trustee

4057 S Webster Street

Kokomo, IN 46902



Deadline: Must be received by Friday April 26, 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







 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    


#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 3, 2019
#81 Kyla Bell Scholarship
  •                      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 26, 2019 by end of school day
#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  


#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 23, 2019.


Kokomo Country Club

KCC Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 2886

Kokomo, IN 46904-2886

#105 Young America Lions Club
·                    High school senior
·                    Must submit an application
·                    Accepted to accredited 2 or 4 year college
·                    Must maintain a C- (3.7 GPA on a 12.0 scale)
Community Service
·                    $1,000 ($500 per semester for 1 year)
Deadline: By end of school day May 3, 2019
Mail scholarship application by May 3rd to:
Sheila Eversole
7194 East 475 North
Camden, IN 49617
#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


  •          Applicant must reside in Howard County
  •          Applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in an undergraduate program in a post-secondary institution in Indiana
  •          Application must be enrolled or enrolling in a minimum of 12 hours per semester
  •          A character reference letter written by a non-relative must be submitted
  •          A one page (or less) essay on why you want to pursue your chosen career
  •          Official transcript


Application must be submitted no later than the May 1, 2019

Completed application must be mailed to:

                Altrusa Scholarship Committee

                P.O. Box 6028

                Kokomo, IN 46904-6028

#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
#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 3, 2019.

#123 Coca Cola Teen worker Application

See attached application

Application Due Date: May 3, 2018 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 3, 2018 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 Student Services Office by April 26, 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

#188 Refreshing Springs Women's Ministry Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  •          Must be a Howard County Resident
  •          Must be a high school graduate or complete an equivalent            G.E.D. of the year applying.
  •          Must be accepted to an accredited University, College, or              trade school.
  •          Must have a minimum 2.75 GPA (4.0 scale)
  •          Must be an active, faithful and committed member of a local          church congregation.
  •          Must submit all required scholarship application documents            in one package postmarked by April 10, of the year                      applying.

Selection Criteria

  1.        Completed scholarship application
  2.        Copy of official high school or G.E.D. transcript with GPA
  3.        A minimum 250 word essay entitled, "Why serving God has made a difference in my life and how I've been the SALT in my community."
  4.        A college or higher learning acceptance letter.
  5.        One Pastoral Letter of Recommendation – to be emailed or          mailed in by your Pastor
  6.        One Personal Letter of Recommendation – to be emailed or          mailed in by the person giving the recommendation
  7.        One Academic Letter of Recommendation – to be emailed or       mailed in by a school official/teacher

 Postmarked no later that April 30, 2019

Send Application Packet and Recommendations to:

Ms. Michelle Colbert – Chairperson

RSWM Scholarship

3010 Terrace Drive

Kokomo, IN 46092

Or scan and email to (with student name in subject line)

For all questions please call (765)438-1369

#214 Jennifer Drost Memorial Scholarship


  • Current Senior
  • Science Major in college 
  • Essay, please see description on application

Applications are available online or you may pick them up in the Student Services office. 

Deadline: May 10, 2019

Please turn application into Student Services office or Mrs. Wilson. 

#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

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

#226 Indiana’s Governor's STEM Team Awards

For more information please click the link below: 

#228 Scholarships for Student Caregivers

Please use the link below for more information and the scholarship application. 

#229 Savannah Graggs Scholarship

Wanted- third grade classmates of Savannah Graggs (Taylor Primary School '09-10). Taylor and the family want to award of over $750.00 to each classmate, regardless of what high school they now attend. 


  • Minimum GPA of C-
  • Interested students will be invited to complete and application, including a mandatory 200 word essay on their personal and education goals.

Must be mailed to Taylor HS

                         3794 300 S

                       Kokomo, IN 46902


Must be postmarked by 4/14/2019

#230 Sunny Sinnamon Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Background Sunny Sinnamon lived for agriculture, 4-H, and the entire fair season. He was a supporter of youth livestock programs and 4-H serving as a club and project leader for many years. Easy to find at several county fairs with a smile on his face, cowboy hat on his head, and prepared to have a lengthy chat with any friend within a yelling distance. He served eight years on the Indiana State Fair Board, two of which were president over the fair. Sunny supported the Indiana Junior Swine, Sheep, and Beef Cattle Associations, and was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash. He was a huge ambassador for the 4-H program through the relationships he cultivated over the course of 80 years of life. Sunny left a legacy of a deep love for 4-H through his friends and loved ones and the county fair season will miss him in the years to come.


Scholarship Submission Due Date: Application is due May 1, at 11:59 pm to

Eligibility: Open to all graduating seniors in Carroll, Miami, and Howard county who have participated in 10 years of showing livestock in 4-H.

Award: A panel of judges will select one $500 scholarship recipient.

General Information: There is no limit to the number of applicants from any one school or county. A completed submission will include an essay and a completed application form.

Judging will take place the week of May 6 and all applicants will be notified by May 31.

#231The Kyle L. Harrop Memorial Scholarship

Kyle L. Harrop was the Indiana Association of School Principals Department of Student Programs Director from August, 2000 to September, 2018, when he passed away unexpectedly. Mr. Harrop’s passion for student success was unrivaled, and during his tenure as Student Programs Director, academic competitions participation grew tremendously. Mr. Harrop was truly the face, voice and spirit of IASP academic competitions. To honor Mr. Harrop’s passion for student success, and create a legacy in his honor to continue that support, the Kyle L. Harrop scholarship has been created. To apply for the scholarship
($500 for two successive school years), please see the criteria below, complete the attached application, and submit with the necessary documents as a.pdf file to

Diane Abel at no later than April 22, 2019. Financial need will be considered when awarding
this scholarship, although it is not the main criteria.

The scholarship recipient will:
 Be a student at an IASP Department of Student Programs member school;
 Have participated in one of the following Dept. of Student Activities programs while in
high school: Academic Spell Bowl, Academic Decathlon, and/or Academic Super Bowl;
 Enter and attend Purdue University as an admitted student in the Fall, 2019;
 Submit a letter of recommendation from a school employee;
 Submit a short essay, up to 250 words, on the affect music in general, or a specific piece
of music, has impacted you throughout your life, or during a specific moment of your
 Submit an official school transcript;
 Provide information regarding your participation in extra-curricular activities, community
service, and employment.
 Please include a brief paragraph to address how this scholarship will assist you in
attending Purdue University
 Are you a 21st Century Scholar _____Yes _____No
 List any additional scholarships you are receiving, etc.


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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.