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                SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    SENIORS: Over the next two months numerous scholarships will become available through the Guidance Office. Most of these scholarships, given through local organizations, will be awarded to students at Honors Night in May. Please read through the criteria for each scholarship carefully! Scholarship applications must be submitted by their appropriate deadlines. No late scholarship applications will be accepted. Please feel free to stop down to the Guidance Office on a regular basis to pick up new scholarships! If you have any questions about a given scholarship don’t hesitate to talk with your guidance counselor!

     

    Attached is the most up to date list of when College Admission Counselors will be visiting Hamilton Heights. Juniors and Seniors are welcome to come down to the Guidance Office and learn more about universities and colleges from throughout Indiana!

     College Visits

    Fall 2018

    10:09 am (SRT)

    Most College Admission Counselors will be visiting HHHS during SRT (10:09am) this fall. This is a convenient opportunity for Juniors and Seniors to learn more about the admission requirements of local colleges and universities. Please report directly to the Guidance Office after being released from class.

     October 2           University of Indianapolis

    October 8          Manchester University

    October 22       Depauw University

    October 29         St. Francis

     

    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 volunteered over the past year feel free to fill out an application at: spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit. Applications must be submitted by November 6, 2018. HHHS will then select a top student volunteer for for state-level honors by certifying his/her application by November 16, 2018.
     
    Seniors: Are you interested in attending the University of Dayton next fall? Please feel free to stop by the Guidance Office before October 26th to learn about scholarship opportunities offered by the the University of Dayton!
     
    Seniors: Are you interested in the fields of Residential Property Management and Hospitality and Food Management? The Buckingham Companies Career Day held at Ball Sate University on September 27, 2018 might be of interest to you. Please stop by the Guidance Office by Monday September 24th if you would like more information. 
     
    The Horseshoe Prairie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)  is pleased to sponsor the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Competition. If you are a senior who is dependable, service oriented, involved in leadership positions, and patriotic this competition might be of interest to you. Each high school in Indiana may select one senior. The selected student enters the Indiana Statewide Competition. Each state winner will win a $250 scholarship. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity please see Mr. Trachtman in the guidance Office before October 1, 2018.

     

    Seniors: This year the Wendy's High School Heisman program is awarding over $60,000 in scholarships to the nations most accomplished scholar-athletes. Do you have above a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the the International Olympic Committee or by an IHSAA sanctioned sport? Go to www.wendysheisman.com  to learn more about the Wendy's Heisman Scholarship Program. All applications must be submitted by October 17, 2018.
     
     
    Seniors: The Wells Scholars program is one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate awards offered by an american university. Are you a highly academic student who has been involved with numerous community and extra curricular activities? Are you thinking about attending Indiana University? Please stop down to the Guidance Office before September 4th if you are in this scholarship opportunity.
     
     
    Seniors: Have you displayed integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity? Do you have critical financial need ? ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). Are you involved in co-curricular and community service activities? The Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship program may be of interest to you. To apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, you must complete all required materials by October 25, 2018. An online application can be found at: scholars.horatioalger.org
     
    Are you a senior interested in entering the automotive industry? The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Program may be of interest to you. Online applications will be accepted at: www.sema.org/scholarships from November 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. 
     
    The Stratford, a retirement community located in Carmel Indiana, is proud to offer the Silver Pen Writing Competition again for the 2018-19 school year. The Silver Pen Writing Competition is open to all seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of The Stratford. There is no GPA requirement for this writing competition. The 2018-19 Essay Topic is: What is the best advise you have ever recieved. Who gave it to you and how has it affected your life. For more information or to apply online visit: silverpen-slc.com. Scholarship winners will receive monetary awards between $500 and $1,500! The application deadline is December 14th, 2018. 
     
     
     
    GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
     
    Are you interested in attending a Christian College? On Wednesday Sept. 26 from 6:30-8:30pm there will be a Christian College Fair at Heritage Christian School in the Elementary Gym. The admission is FREE! Go to christiancollegefairs.org to learn more. 
     
    Are you interested in learning more about Indiana University Kokomo? IUK will be hosting VIP Days on September 27, October 19, November 16, and December 8.To RSVP go to: iuk.edu/VIP or by calling 765-455-9217. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The program starts at 9am and concludes at 12:30pm.
     
     
     
    Seniors: Are you planning on attending Ivy Tech Community College (Hamilton County) next year in Software Development, Informatics, Building Construction Technology, or Business Administration? The Hamilton County Innovation Network Scholarship might be of interest to you. Scholarships are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so follow these steps: Apply at Ivy Tech Community College for free at: ivytech.edu/applynow. After applying go to: bit.ly/HCscholarship and fill out a quick form. Complete your enrollment steps listed at: ivytech.edu/newstudents.
     
    Seniors: The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is pleased to announce that the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship application for the 2019-20 academic year is now open in Scholar Track. This scholarship offers 200 students interested in teaching a scholarship of $7,500 (renewable up to four years) in  exchange for agreeing to teach in Indiana for 5 consecutive years after graduation. Students interested in applying must be in the top 20 percent of their class or have a top 20 percent ACT/SAT score. Applications will be accepted on Scholar Track until November 30, 2018. Please feel free to stop by the Guidance Office if you would like more information.
     
    Learn more about Indiana University Kokomo during Visit in Person Days! ! VIP Days will be held on: October 19, November 16, and December 8. RSVP at: iuk.edu/VIP. Attend this event and IUK will waive the $35 application fee for seniors who plan on applying! 
     
    Senior Parents: On Wednesday October 24th at 7pm  there will be a Financial Aid Meeting held at HHHS in the Media Center. Kelsey Richey, a Financial Aid Specialist from IU-Kokomo, will be our guest speaker. Numerous topics will be covered:  Helpful hints on filling out the FAFSA, scholarship information, understanding the differences between grants, loans, and other financial aid, and much more! Please feel free to come prepared to ask questions. 
     
    On October 10th (7:30-11:30am) Sophomore and Junior students will be taking The Preliminary/SAT (PSAT) at Hamilton Heights High School. The PSAT is an assessment given to 10th and 11th grade students that is delivered in the fall and designed to help prepare them for the SAT, college, and careers. All students who take the PSAT receive free, personalized SAT practice information. Test results will be returned to HHHS  in December. 
     
    Seniors: SAGE Scholars is the nation's oldest and largest private college college preparation and funding organization. SAGE Scholars is rolling out a new "Student Direct" program where students are encouraged to register and fill out an online profile to earn between 500 and 3000 redeemable Tuition Reward points. Students need to go to www.tuitionrewards.com/studentdirect and register their Student Direct account and complete their online profile.  Also, SAGE Scholars is hosting a College Fair on October 28th at the University of Indianapolis from 2 - 4pm. Students can register for the College Fair at: register.gotocollegefairs.com. 
     
    Seniors: Are you interested in learning more about Purdue University- Fort Wayne? PFW will be hosting a Campus Visit Day on Sunday October 21 at 11:30am. Register at: PFW.EDU/FCVD.