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ALL students who are considering attending college or any educational institution after high school should file a FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid).   There has been a recent change to the FAFSA process.  Filing now opens on October 1st and the deadline is still March 10th.  The most significant change is that the FAFSA will be based on taxes that are already filed.  For example: this year's seniors aide will be based on family's taxes from 2015.  FAFSA is done online at  Here is a web resource for students and parents to learn more about the FAFSA  As always, see your counselor with questions.
The world of scholarship searching is a big one.  There are many websites and people out there that could potentially be helpful to you in your scholarship search.  We post scholarships to this website that we receive in our office, and many of these are local in nature.  Please do not stop your search here because this is only a very small portion of what is out there.  
The BHSS Counseling Center doesn’t specifically endorse or recommend any one website, but we do know that many of our students have used and to build profiles and search for scholarships.  We have also had students use,finding this to be a unique scholarship website.  The following website: is newer and specializes in connecting students with atypical scholarships.  The site has amassed a list of free scholarship websites with brief descriptions of their offerings.  
For general college information, other good websites to check out are and  Here is another that past students have found helpful: Lastly, check out this site for advice on applying for scholarships and financing college: The Simple Dollar. additionally provides a free app, and a variety of student resources:  Their five most requested documents include the Academic Calendar & Financial Aid Reference Guide for Juniors, the Academic Calendar & Financial Aid Reference Guide for Seniors, the Top 10 Student Resources, their Scholarship Application Checklists, and their College Application Checklists.
Also, don't forget that you should check with the schools you are applying to for school-specific scholarships...their websites are a great resource.
Our only piece of advice regarding scholarship searches and/or websites is to be aware of any website, organization, or individual offering to help you find scholarships for a fee.  Although not always the case, this can be very indicative of a scam.  Never pay a fee to an organization offering to help you find scholarships.  

Scholarships below have been sent directly to our office for posting. 

They are listed chronologically by deadline.

  • Army National Guard ROTC Minuteman Scholarship 

     School             See link for schools with ROTC programs
     Value $1,200


    • Be a US citizen 
    • Have a valid MEPS physical
    • Currently in the USAR
    • Complete SF86 to obtain secret security clearance
    • Pass a valid APFT
    • Be in compliance with AR 600-9 HT/WT standards
    • Pass MSC CDR interview process (if applicable)
    • Pass PMS interview process (PMS should be involved early in the process to avoid problems)
    • Proof of acceptance into participating University of attendance
    • Proof of academic major
    • Proof of SAT/ACT scores (min. 920 SAT or 19 ACT)
    • Must have an approved academic major and be a current drilling USAR member. 
    • They must, at a minimum, be accepted into a participating institution.
    • USAR members currently in their first or second year of college are also eligible for consideration, based on the determination of each MSC CDR.
    • Be able to commission before reaching the age of 31• 
     Deadline August 2017, apply ASAP
    Comments (-1)
  • Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

     School             High school, college, or graduate school
     Value $1,000


    + A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
    + A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 

    This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

    Attachement -
    June 30, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Sleep Scholarship

     School              Accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
     Value $1,000


    • Applicants must be current high school seniors attending school in the United States OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens
    • Applicants must be anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma / GED
    • Applicants must be planning to or already currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
    • Applicants must be carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA currently or at the end of their senior year
     Deadline May 19, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program


     School             Accredited, nonprofit college university, vocational, or technical school in the U.S.
     Value Base award of $1,000
    • Full-time highschool senior
    • 2.8 GPA or higher 
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities
    • Commitment to community service 
    Attachement Comcast Leaders and Achievers
     Deadline  December 1, 2016


    Comments (-1)
  • Crane Credit Union Scholarship

     School             Secondary Education
     Value $1000


    All graduating high school seniors who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply:

      Applicants must be members of Crane Federal Credit Union for a minimum of three months prior to the date of the scholarship award.  The applicant must be the primary member on the account.

    · Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the fall, at a technical, two-year or four-year college or university.

    ·Applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0.

    Link -
    Attachement CCU Scholarship
     Deadline March 1, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • CrossLites Scholarship

     School             High school, college, or graduate school
     Value $150-$4,000


    There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship contest. Any student that is currently enrolled in a high school, college, or graduate school may apply.
    Attachement -
     Deadline December 31, 2016
    Comments (-1)
  • New Horizons Scholarship

     School              Ivy Tech
     Value  $1,000
    Students must:
    • Be a graduating senior at BHSS or another qualifying high school
    • Apply and be accepted to Ivy Tech
    • Complete the attached application and required materials
     Link  N/A
     Attachment New Horizons Scholarship
     Deadline  May 5, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship and Essay Competition

     School             Accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

    $1,000 Scholarship, $200 reward for essay 


    1. Students must be a graduating high school senior from an accredited public/private Indiana school.
    2. Students must be enrolled at a four year college / university or a two year community college degree program. Have a minimum of six credit hours per semester which is toward pursuing a career directly related to plastics such as; Plastic Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Science, Packaging Engineering, Material Engineering, Material Science, Composite Materials and Structures, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering.
    3. Applicants must have maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8/4.0 scale from the prior school year.
    4. Applicants must demonstrate a high degree of intent to pursue a career in the Plastics Industry.
    Attachement SPE ScholarshipSPE Essay ContestEssay Info
     Deadline March 3, 2017 for Essay and May 1, 2017 for Scholarship 
    Comments (-1)
  • SP Scholarship 

     School              Any accredited institution
     Value  $10,000
    • Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2015 at the latest.
    • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.
     Attachment  N/A
     Deadline  April 30, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • The Robert E Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program
     School             Accredited College or Univerity 
     Value $1,000



     Be an Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) member in good standing with your IMCU account opening date no less than six months prior to the time of application.

    Be intending to study full-time (minimum of twelve (12) credit hours) at an accredited college or university in a two or four year undergraduate degree program, for the fall semester. 

    Have a weighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 

    Be between the ages of 17 and 24.

    Attachement -
     Deadline April 30th, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • Top Medical Assistant Programs Healthcare Scholarship

     School             Accredited College or University 
     Value $500-$1000


    • Currently enrolled in college or in their senior year of high school.
    • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of disbursement
    • All applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • See link below for additional details
    Attachement -
     Deadline June 30, 2017
    Comments (-1)
  • VIP Scholarship

     School             Accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
     Value $5,000


    A) Must be at least 13 years of age or older.

    B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.

    C) You can submit multiple entries by following the instructions on the sponsors website.
    Attachement  -
     Deadline January 30, 2017
    Comments (-1)