Scholarship Guide

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship is for high school seniors honors students who have excelled in extra-curricular activities, the community or the workplace. The focus is on non-academic achievement.  

Best Buy awards scholarships annually. Range $1000- $25,000. Community Service, Academics, and Essay evaluated.

Black Excel has presented gateways to well over 1000 Scholarships for minority students nationwide.

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) Sponsors scholarship endowment funds for college bound students in Central Indiana.  Their website has good links to information about college, financial aid, and scholarship searches beyond their program.  Some of the scholarships are specific to area high schools, some are specific to certain intended college majors or even specific colleges.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides 250 college scholarships for high school seniors in the fall.  Deadline annually is Oct 31st.  50 scholarships are for $20,000 each and 200 are for $4,000 each.

The Congressional Award is about challenge. It is a fun way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you would like to try for the first time. To earn the Award, you set goals in four Program Areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. You select an adult advisor who will help you set challenging but achievable goals and plan activities to reach those goals. 

Goedeker's Scholarship offers a unique approach to scholarships. This is one you certainly don't want to pass up. There are a few different scholarships offered so don't wait. 

Hoosier Heroes scholarship competition for 11th and 12th graders is sponsored by the Indiana Dollars for Scholars. You can get details and an application form at the linked site.

Kohl’s Kids Who Care Program An annual program for Kohl’s to recognize and reward kids, ages 6-18 who volunteer in their communities.

The NFIB Education Foundation. The NFIB Free Enterprise Scholars program is a national effort to identify and recognize high school seniors who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur awards given through NFTE to young entrepreneurs.

Navy ROTC Scholarship covers 100% tuition, regardless of school or major. Like the Naval Academy, this program guarantees a Commission as a Naval Officer upon graduation from college. However, NROTC affords the student over 150 Universities to choose from nationwide.  Basic program information, eligibility requirements, and the application can be found at the site.  NROTC Project Coordinator: AMS2(AW) Marvin Vinluan.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The President’s Volunteer Service Award The VSA is a Presidential recognition program for Americans of all ages, who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer service. The program recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours served over a 12-month period.   Your local support group or the service organization could validate your hours for this award.

Simon Youth Foundation Awards community scholarships for seniors who are planning to attend a 2 or 4 year accredited institution.  You can pick up applications at area Simon Malls in the fall.  Deadline is December 1st. 
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana

Wal-Mart has a scholarship program for associates and dependants of associates.  They no longer run the Sam Walton Community Scholarship that they used to.


Future Problem Solvers Competition FPSP features curricular and co-curricular competitive, as well as non-competitive, activities in creative problem solving.

Hoagie’s List A great list of contests and awards can be found on this site.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Contest Voice of Democracy is an annual national audio essay contest that is designed to foster patriotism by giving high school students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to voice their opinion about their personal obligations as an American and address their responsibility to our country.