Scholarships

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America's Farmers Grow AG Leaders program

Sponsored by the Bayer Fund, offering students an opportunity to earn a $1,5000 scholarship in an ag-related field of study, helping to grow the next generation of ag leaders. Agriculture offers a variety of job opportunities in fields such as science, technology, business, engineering and more. The USDA projects an average of nearly 60,000 annual job openings in ag, and not enough grads to fill them.

  • Go to AmericasFarmers.com for more information and official rules.
  • Apply at FFA.org/scholarships - applications accepted from Nov. 1, 2019 - Jan. 15, 2020.
  • More than $500,000 in scholarships awarded with winners announced in April/May.

 

BBB - Northern Indiana Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics

One High School Student of Integrity across Northern Indiana will be awarded, by BBB, a $2,000 scholarship to a college or university in 2020! This recipient will have distinguished herself/himself as a role model of integrity and ethical behavior in her/his school and community. Student must be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of Indiana. Student must be in the Spring 2020 graduating class. Deadline to submit:  December 12, 2019!  Application details are in the Counselors Office.

 

Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship

HOW TO APPLY

The 2020-2021 application will be available in ScholarTrack beginning September 1, 2019 and will close on November 30, 2019.

https://www.in.gov/che/4680.htm 

 

James W. and Betty Dye Foundation, Inc.

Any senior from the participating Indiana high schools in Lake, Newton, Porter, and Jasper Counties who satisfies the following criteria is eligible to apply for a Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship.

Applicants that do not meet the minimum eligibility will not be considered.

 Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must live and attend high school in Lake, Newton, Porter, or Jasper County, Indiana
  • Must have a minimum composite 1200 SAT or 25 ACT (tests may be super-scored).
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 (out of 4).
  • Must be admitted unconditionally as an undergraduate degree-seeking student to one of the following universities:
    • Indiana University Bloomington (IU)
    • Indiana University Northwest (IUN)
    • Purdue University West Lafayette (PU)
    • Purdue University Northwest (PNW)
    • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
    • Ball State University Muncie (BSU)

https://dyescholarships.org/index.php/application/

 

 

Scholar Snapp

Scholar Snapp makes applying for scholarships faster and easier. Scholar Snapp is a free, simple to use solution that allows students to reuse their application information- including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc.—from one application to another thereby streamlining any application process.

https://www.scholarsnapp.org/admissions-offices/

 

 

Bezos Scholars Program

The Bezos Scholars Program application opens October 21, 2019 and closes at midnight Friday, January 31, 2020. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply! Applicants need time and input from others in order to submit a competitive, thoughtful application.

The application is open to U.S. students who are currently high school juniors attending a public high school with a 30% or greater free and reduced lunch rate. We encourage talented, driven, smart, and compassionate young people to apply.

https://www.bezosscholars.org

 

 

Indiana State University

The Networks Scholarship, created through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., is for students studying for a career in business and financial services. A student must have applied and been accepted to Indiana State by December 1st  to access the application.

1. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.50

2. An 1140 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) or 23 ACT

3. Ranking in the top 15% of the senior class

Additional information, along with the online application can be found at www.indstate.edu/apply

 

Heisman High School Scholarship

TO ACHIEVE AWARD ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 2019 HEISMAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP, STUDENTS MUST BE SENIORS DURING THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR, GRADUATING WITH THE CLASS OF 2020. APPLICANTS MUST:  

*Have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.

*Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassmen.

https://heismanscholarship.com/application/are-you-eligible/

 

 

The Ultimate List of Scholarships for Women and Girls

https://thescholarshipsystem.com

 

Carver Teaching Initiative

CTI Scholars have the opportunity to receive up to $33,000 in scholarships as undergraduate juniors and seniors. Scholars who accept this scholarship commit to teaching 2 years for every year that scholarship money is received. Scholarship recipients earn a 4-year degree from the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI and teaching certification from the IUPUI School of Education. Supported STEM majors are biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, and physics. CTI Scholars must be accepted into or enrolled full-time in an eligible IUPUI or Ivy Tech degree program. Scholars must also be citizens or permanent residents of the US. 

High-achieving, underrepresented minority high school juniors and seniors are also encouraged to apply. We can and do reserve space for promising incoming freshmen and also provide support in helping promising high school students to obtain additional scholarships.

https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJVpHGgTZW9RE7r

 

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight US Senators who put the nation's interests above their own. They were guided by integrity and conscience, not party pressure or fear of losing the next election. CONTEST TOPIC:  Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth. 

jfklibrary.org/essaycontest

Deadline for submission:  January 17, 2020.

 

Posse Scholar

"Posse taught me that where I grew up did not determine where I would end up.” The Posse model works for both students and college campuses and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for individual and community development. As the United States becomes an increasingly multicultural society, Posse believes that the leaders of the 21st century should reflect the country’s rich demographic mix. The key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems. Posse’s primary aim is to train these leaders of tomorrow.

https://www.possefoundation.org/

 

CollegeBoard Scholarship Search
 
Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches. Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.
 
 
 
 
Foundations of East Chicago Scholarship
 
The 2020 FEC scholarship will be available online starting November 21, 2019; the application submission deadline is February 21, 2020. For more information on the different scholarships FEC offers and for access to the application once it is available click the link below. Their Mission is to support local schools, churches, municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in East Chicago. To advance this mission, the Foundations of East Chicago will provide financial support through educational assistance in the form of scholarships; the awarding of grants that are strategic to achieve our objectives and by our service and leadership within the community.
 
The Foundations of East Chicago are committed to improving the lives of every resident of our city. Conceived by the citizens of East Chicago to be independent, citizen-run, private foundations, we derive funding from East Chicago’s local casino, and use this money to support local churches, schools, municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations who know the community best and put the money in action where it can do the most good.
 
 
Foundations of East Chicago 
100 W. Chicago Avenue,
East Chicago, IN 46312

Telephone: 219-392-4225
Fax: 219-392-4245

 

Imagine America Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships for Trade Schools in Indiana:  This is a new resource sponsored by UTI, Universal Technical Institute, designed just for high school students in Indiana. They have compiled a list of all the participating career colleges that offer scholarships worth up to $1,000 toward tuition.

Candidates must graduate in the calendar year 2020.

2.5 GPA or above.

Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate a commitment to community service and/or financial need.

Apply using our mobile app! Search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. If you do not have a mobile device, you can apply online at https://www.imagine-america.org/high-school-scholarships-trade-schools-indiana/.

Please contact us at 571.267.3010
or studentservices@imagine-america.org.

 

Education is Freedom Scholarship Program

Number of Scholarships: 200+

Scholarship Amounts: $2,000

www.educationisfreedom.com

 

College Fund/UNCF

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs and applying for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  All you need to know about the scholarship, internship, and fellowship programs offered by UNCF and how to apply is at your fingertips. Again, each of these programs, as well as dozens of other internships, fellowships and faculty development opportunities comes with its own eligibility criteria, application requirements and deadlines. You can apply for as many scholarships for which you are eligible.

https://scholarships.uncf.org/?_ga=2.176263910.279158881.1569935937-782657641.1569935937

https://www.uncf.org/scholarships

 

 

 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 500+

Scholarship Amounts: $1,000 - $15,000

www.elks.org

 

Gates Millenium Scholars

Number of Scholarships: 1,000

Scholarship Amount: Full Tuition

www.gmsp.org

 

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program

Number of Scholarships: 100+

Scholarship Amount: $5,000/year

www.kfcfoundation.org

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Number of Scholarships: 40

Scholarship Amount: Up to $40,000

www.jkcf.org

 

Questbridge

Number of Scholarships: 500+

Scholarship Amount: Up to Full Cost

www.questbridge.org

 

U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 10+

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

www.usjaycees.org

 

Our First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest

First Place:  $5000

Learn more at chicago.adl.org/fivefreedoms 

All entries must be postmarked or submitted digitally by September 27, 2019

Written entries submitted to ADL First Amendment Contest

c/o ADL Midwest

120 LaSalle, Suite 1150

Chicago, IL 60603

 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

Founders' Centennial Scholarship

$100,000 to one high school senior who exhibits personal integrity and excellence through academic achievement and community involvement, and demonstrates a moderate to significant need for financial assistance in attaining her educational goals. Affiliation with any members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority or any of its auxiliary organizations is not a requirement.

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Application Deadline January 16, 2020

Scholarships@ZetaPhiBetaSororityHQ.org

 

Fast Web scholarships 

It's just that easy. Once you complete your profile you'll have access to Fastweb's database of more than 1.5 million scholarships. That's $3.4 billion dollars in funding - all available to students like you! They make it simple to keep track of your scholarship search. You can indicate which scholarships you want to apply for, which ones you are not interested in and those you have already completed.

https://www.fastweb.com

 

FAFSA

  • Heads Up! The FAFSA application opens on October 1, 2019.  The new 2020–21 FAFSA form is almost here! To upload this new and improved version, fafsa.gov will be unavailable: Sunday, Sept. 29, from 4:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Eastern time (ET) and Monday, Sept. 30, from 9 p.m. through 1 a.m. ET, Oct. 1

  • Customers who are using an Apple device (mobile and/or desktop) may encounter errors on some FAFSA fields if the “smart punctuation” feature is enabled. This feature changes apostrophes and quotation marks to invalid characters that the FAFSA form cannot recognize. Learn about solutions for this error.

  • Check out the myStudentAid app for iOS and Android.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

 

Cappex

Multi-billion agency that helps you create the best college list by surfacing new schools that are interested in you and getting you on the radar of your top choices. They dig into the details and provide you with tools to determine your major, calculate your admissions chances, fine-tune your applications and even arrange college visits. And, because figuring out how to pay for it is often the hardest part, they match you with scholarships and give you detailed financial aid information to find the best combination of funding available to you.

https://www.cappex.com/

 

Black Scholarships

The Online Guide to Scholarships, Financial Aid and more for African American Students.

blackscholarships.org

 

USHLI

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

https://www.ushli.org/category/scholarships/

 

GenM Scholarships

 $5,000 - 4 Awards

Deadline:  September 30, 2019

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

  • Currently be in high school, college. or university
  • Be at least 16 years of age on the day of the deadline

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/16080/genm_5_000_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.dWPpC8CN.dpbs

 

Money Metal Exchange Scholarship Program

$2,000 - 5 Awards 

Deadline:  September 30, 2019

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be a high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student
  • Have an interest in economics.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14472/money_metals_exchange_scholarship-program_scholarship.pho#sthash.MvTMNlBF.dpbs

 

Capstone Scholarship

$1,000 - 1 Award

Deadline:  September 30, 2019

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the U.S.
  • Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15371/capstone_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.Uk6Yj4bI.dpbs

 

Scholarship Points

https://www.scholarshippoints.com

 

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

$5,000 - 1 Award

Deadline:  September 30, 2019

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2020
  • Have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9919/odenza_marketing_group_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.SF401Ms9.dpbs

 

VP Scholarship

$5,000 - 1 Award

Deadline:  September 30, 2019

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a U.S.-based high school or college
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14805?vp_voice_5_000_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.F150pnK8.dpbs

 

Scholly

Their adaptive scholarship matching engine connects you with scholarships tailored just to you. Scholly Search turns the process of finding money for college from months into minutes.

 https://myscholly.com/

 

USA Grant Applications

They want to help you find the most suitable, helpful and beneficial scholarship/grant with the least amount of time and effort.

https://usagrantapplications.org/free-college-grants/index-v2.php

 

Scholarships.com

Students are connected with tools to aid in researching and finding financial aid for college, as well as choosing a campus that is right for them.

https://www.scholarships.com/

 

Scholarship America

The organization runs their own national and community-based scholarship and support programs to lower barriers to a college education and give students the support needed to succeed.

https://scholarshipamerica.org/

https://www.instagram.com/scholamerica/

 

Schoolhouse Connection Youth Scholarship Program

$2,000 scholarship award. A minimum of 10 scholarships are awarded.

The SHC Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program:

  • Awards scholarships to at least ten youth who have experienced homelessness.
  • Assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.
  • Builds a stable peer and adult support network for recipients, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce.
  • Offers young people meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life

Deadline: Nov. 10, 2019 before 11:59 PM (PST)

Apply here: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-program/

Contact: jordyn@schoolhouseconnection.org

 

  Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

The application will be available online August 1, 2019; Deadline is September 9, 2019

GPA of 3.25 unweighted

ACT of 22 or (P)SAT of 1050

http://www.legacyfdn.org/scholarships

 

 

 

 

SAT Test Dates

REGISTER AT sat.org

Aug 24, 2019     Regular Deadline: July 26   Late Registration Deadline: Aug 13

Oct 5, 2019        Regular Deadline: Sept 6     Late Registration Deadline: Sept 24

Nov 2, 2019       Regular Deadline: Oct 3       Late Registration Deadline: Oct 22

Dec 7, 2019       Regular Deadline: Nov 8      Late Registration Deadline: Nov 26

Mar 24, 2020    Regular Deadline: Feb 14    Late Registration Deadline: Mar 3

May 2, 2020     Regular Deadline: Apr 3       Late Registration Deadline: Apr 21

Jun 6, 2020      Regular Deadline: May 8     Late Registration Deadline: May 27

Professional Counseling Team: American School Counselor Association (ASCA) members

The Mission of the East Chicago Central High School Counseling Department is to provide all students with high quality, comprehensive services. As counselors, our goals are to enhance the development of our students' academic, social/emotional and college/career readiness. We strive to successfully accomplish this mission in partnership with stakeholders and the East Chicago community.


Drayton, Stephanie ~ GI-through O 

219-391-4000 Ext. 74024     

sdrayton@ecps.org

 

Fuller, Jacqualyn ~ 9th grade 

219-391-4000 Ext. 73066

jfuller@ecps.org

                                         

Nieves, Eloisa ~ P through Z 

219-391-4000 Ext. 74025

enieves@ecps.org

 

Rasala, Lali ~ A through GH 

219-391-4000 Ext. 74028

lrasala@ecps.org

 

 

 

ACT Test Dates

REGISTER AT act.org

Sep 14, 2019     Registration Deadline: Aug 16, 2019     Late Registration Deadline: Aug 30, 2019

Oct 26,  2019    Registration Deadline: Sep 20, 2019     Late Registration Deadline: Oct 4, 2019

Dec 14, 2019    Registration Deadline: Nov 8, 2019       Late Registration Deadline: Nov 22, 2019

Feb 8, 2020      Registration Deadline: Jan 10, 2020      Late Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2020

Apr 4, 2020      Registration Deadline: Feb 28, 2020      Late Registration Deadline: Mar 13, 2020

Jun 13, 2020   Registration Deadline: May 8, 2020       Late Registration Deadline: May 22, 2020

Jul 18, 2020    Registration Deadline: Jun 18, 2020     Late Registration Deadline: Jun 26, 2020

Counseling Curriculum

To meet with students and parents in small and large groups on a variety of topics, including:

  • Academic Planning
  • ACT/SAT
  • Career and Technical Exploration
  • College Application Process
  • Diploma Types
  • FAFSA:  financial aid
  • Graduation Pathways
  • Graduation Requirements
  • NCAA/NAIA
  • Scholarships
  • Trades

Counseling Program Rationale

The Counseling Department works collaboratively to provide a comprehensive developmental school counseling program to all EC Central students. The goals are:

  • To assist students in successfully navigating the high school process while helping to prepare them for post-secondary options
  • To advocate for students by acting as liaison to all academic departments, school services and the community
  • To provide academic advising, career and post-secondary counseling, and social/emotional support to all students

Responsive Services

To work with students — both individually and in small groups — in response to a variety of academic, emotional and personal/social needs, thus providing opportunities for students to develop coping skills and compensatory strategies.

Individual Planning

  • To meet with students on an individual basis to create and monitor a four year academic plan for high school
  • To meet with students individually to explore post-secondary options focusing on college/career readiness
  • To meet with students individually focusing on personal and social/emotional needs