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                SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship deadline is Monday November 27th, 2017. Applicants from Hamilton County schools must submit their application online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars .

     

    Are you a senior who plans to pursue a health related degree at an accredited post-secondary college, university, or technical school? Are you a PHP (Physicians Health Plan) participating member or attend a high school in the PHP (40 county) service area?  The PHP scholarship might be of interest to you. The application and additional information can be found at: www.phpni.com. The application deadline is February 23, 2018.

     

    Seniors: If you are a minority student (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) and have a cumulative GPA above a 3.0, the Richard Lugar Minority Scholarship might be of interest to you. You must have a composite ACT score above 22 and a combined ACT score above 1000. Please stop by the Guidance Office (before December 1, 2017) if you would like more information about this scholarship opportunity.

     

    Seniors: The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is open and available for students to submit their applications. The scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students, interested in pursuing a career in education, the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years! In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school. Students interested in applying must have a teacher complete a nomination form and upload the nomination form in their online application through Scholar Track.  Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on November 30, 2017. Please feel free to stop by the Guidance Office (before November 10) if you are interested in this opportunity!

    Seniors: November 1, 2017 is the deadline for IU Achievement Scholarships and Selective Scholarship consideration at Indiana University Bloomington for students applying as first-time freshman for the fall of 2018. Make sure you have applied to IUB, and that Indiana University Bloomington has received your SAT/ACT scores from the appropriate  testing agency before November 1, 2017.

     

    Seniors: November 1st , 2017 is the deadline for Purdue’s full range of academic scholarships and to be considered for Purdue’s Honors College. Make sure you have applied to Purdue University, and that Purdue has received your ACT/SAT scores from the appropriate testing agency.

     

    Seniors: The Stratford, a retirement community located in Carmel Indiana, is proud to offer the Silver Pen Writing Competition. Silver Pen is a unique opportunity to bridge the communication gap between younger and older generations. Scholarships range from $500 up to $1,500. Please feel free to stop by the Guidance Office to pick up information and to learn more about this opportunity. All essay submissions are due by December 9, 2017.

     

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program provides schools an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism throughout the student body and to recognize students who have distinguished themselves through community service. If you are a student who has participated in community activities, over the past year, please feel free to go online at: spirit.prudential.com  or nassp.org/spirit and complete an application. All applications must be submitted by November 7, 2017.

     

    Are you a senior interested in attending Washington University in St. Louis? The William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholars Program might be of interest to you. Please stop by the Guidance Office to pick information about the Danforth Scholars Program. The scholarship application deadline is November 15, 2017.

     

    GUIDANCE UPDATES

     

    Senior Parents: College Goal Sunday is  November 5th at 2pm! This will be a wonderful opportunity for high school seniors and their parents to  get assistance with filling out the FAFSA! The closest location to HHHS will be Westfield High School, but there will be 38 sites all around Indiana where financial aid professionals will be helping students and families! Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parents or guardians and parents’ should bring completed 2016 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 forms and other 2016 income and benefits information. Students and Parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at www.fsaid.ed.gov before coming to the event.  To get more information about College Goal Sunday go to: www.CollegeGoalSunday.org.

     

    Seniors: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University invites students and their families to “Family Day.” The event will be held from 9-11am at Beering Hall. No RSVP is required. For more information go to: cla.purdue.edu/familyday.  

     

    Seniors: Are you interested in attending Wabash College? Stop down to the Guidance Office to learn more about the “Wabash College Promise” and numerous scholarship opportunities.

     

    Sophomores: The Hugh O’Brien Leadership Conference (HOBY) is a program for outstanding sophomore leaders! HOBY’s mission is to develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. High Schools are allowed to select one (1) sophomore to attend this 3-4 day leadership seminar. All seminars take place between April and June 2018. Please stop by the Guidance Office before October 30th if you are interested in this opportunity.

    Senior Parents: On November 2nd at 7pm there will be a Financial Aid Meeting held in the high school Media Center. A Financial Aid representative from Indiana University-Kokomo will be our guest speaker. Numerous topics will be covered!  Understanding the differences between loans, grants, and scholarships; reviewing  deadlines for completing  the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid),  detailed helpful hints on filling out the FAFSA application and much more will be covered! There will be time throughout the meeting  to ask questions and to receive in depth answers from a financial aid professional.

     

    IUK has numerous VIP days set up (October 20 and 27, November 17, and December 9) for high school students interested in visiting IUK’s campus. Email IUK at: iuadmis@iuk.edu or call 765-455-9217 for more information.

     

    Seniors: The Plumbers, Steamfitters and HVAC Service Technicians Local 440 J.A.T.C. is now accepting applications for their apprenticeship program. Feel free to stop by the Guidance Office if you would like more information.

     

    Seniors: The Wabash College Promise is based on the institutions historic commitment to provide superior liberal arts education to qualified men regardless of their financial circumstances. Please feel free to stop by Guidance Office if you want to learn more about scholarship opportunities available at Wabash College.

     

    Juniors and Seniors: Mrs. Curnutt and Mr. Trachtman have been meeting with Seniors (on an individual basis) in the Guidance Office for the past month. Starting next week, the Guidance Department will be meeting with Juniors on an individual basis. SAT and ACT Test Preparation, Academic Progress Information, College Visitations Guidelines, and new access to Interest and Personality Surveys will be covered in these meetings. Mr. Trachtman and Mrs. Curnutt plan to meet with all juniors before the end of November.

     

    Indiana University-Kokomo will host its inaugural Financial “Fit” ness Workshop on Saturday, September 23rd from 9am to 1pm (Kelley Student Center). This free program is designed to help high school students understand and become aware of their financial footprint as they embark on their college or career path. IU Kokomo is also giving away two $500 scholarships at this event. RSVP to: ramoneroe@iuk.edu.