Counseling Curriculum

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

  • Academic Planning
  • Career and Technical Exploration
  • College Application Process
  • Diploma Types
  • FAFSA:  financial aid
  • Graduation Pathways
  • Graduation Requirements
  • 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

Scholarships *scroll through to the bottom of the page to view all opportunities*





SigEp is offering more than $300,000 in scholarship opportunities at over 140 campuses nationwide, including schools like Ohio State, Cleveland State, Toledo, Cincinnati, Purdue, Indiana, and so many more. To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students should submit an online application and enroll full time at any of these universities for the fall 2020 term. Final deadlines vary by school, but the early application deadline for most scholarships is June 1, 2020. Applicants have no obligation to affiliate with or join SigEp to be eligible. This resource is intended to assist with college affordability, while introducing students to campus life opportunities. Student Scholarship and Resource Center

Included are the top free online tools for financial aid, college readiness, productivity, savings, and more. It includes 320+ detailed reviews from high school students and each resource is vetted carefully both by students and by the Bold team. It’s a great list to help high school students get the best-in-class free resources and tools for their education, especially now as they need to conduct most of their education and college research online.




Application deadline has been extended to May 10, 2020
Winners will be announced on National STOP THE BLEED® Day – May 21, 2020.




Please be advised that due to the difficulties students may be experiencing to COVID-19, we are extending our scholarship application deadline to June 1, 2020.  Kindly refer to our website for details.



Zippia - Dream Job Scholarship

Tell Zippia in 500 words or less, what your dream job would be. Describe your dream job to us and tell us WHY this is your dream job. Consider the following in your essay:

    • Why is this your dream job?
    • Is it more about money or happiness? Or both?
    • What are you doing to reach your dream job goal?

Send your essay in the body of the email (no attachments) to with the subject line: "My Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry".

DEADLINE:  December 31, 2020 at 11:00 PM EST. The winner will be contacted directly.

Terms And Conditions Apply



To be eligible for the Kappa Alpha Psi scholarship, you must be a graduating male high school senior and meet the following criteria:  Attend high school in the Northwest Indiana region (i.e. 219 area code)

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 
  • Submit a completed application packet which is located in the Counselors Office
  • All materials must be received no later than Friday, March 1, 2020 for consideration


PB&J Scholarship

Priority Deadline:  May 31, 2020

Amount:  $500 - $1,000

Apply at

Who is the scholarship for? Students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. 

Eligibility?  Open to all college-bound seniors at East Chicago Central High School who will be attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020.

Contact:  Traven Watase for questions at (808) 450-9988 or e-mail


REGIONAL Federal Credit Union Next Generation Scholarship

Applications are in the Counselor's Office

REGIONAL federal credit union is once again offering our $500 Next Generation Scholarship to students who are attending a university, college or trade school in the fall of 2020. 

To apply, each student must submit a short essay:

  • 250 words or more not to exceed 750
  • Typed double-spaced
  • Answer the following question: Why is saving money important?

Essay must be completed and turned into a REGIONAL office by March 13, 2020.

The winner will be selected by REGIONAL Board of Directors and will be notified on May 1, 2020 during school hours. The winner of this scholarship will be required to take a picture with a REGIONAL representative and open up a savings and checking account. Scholarship winnings will be electronically deposited once accounts are established.


Project Stepping Stone

The 2020 PSS Application is OPEN

Project Stepping Stone is pleased to kick off the New Year by announcing that the  2020 College Prep Program application is now open. PSS Week will be June 14-20, 2020 and is open to High School Sophomores and Juniors. Spread the word and apply today!

Ambassador and Intern positions are also open. Deadline is March 13th.


Construction Advancement Foundation Scholarship Program

Application deadline is March 31, 2020. For application form and requirements visit

  • Recipients must be Indiana residents of Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton Jasper, or Starke Counties
  • Recipients must be pursuing a career in construction or related field (Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Project Management, etc.,)
  • High school GPA > 3.0
  • Pass an annual drug test
  • Evaluation of applicants participation in extra-curricular activities in school and/or community
  • Recipient must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Full or part-time students are eligible. Part-time students will be funded on a proportional basis
  • No restriction as to school the student attends (applications from students attending online schools are discouraged from applying)


Healthcareer Career 2020-2021 Scholarship Applications

Scholarships will be competitively awarded to qualified applicants who are pursuing a higher education in a healthcare field! Applicants must be a citizen of the United States and reside in St. Catherine's Hospital primary service areas:  EAST CHICAGO, HAMMOND, WHITING. St. Catherine Hospital employees, Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana employees based at St. Catherine Hospital, St. Catherine Auxiliary members, or the dependents of a St. Catherine Hospital employee or Auxiliary member are exempt from the hospitals primary service area rule. 

Applications will be available beginning February 13, 2020 in the St. Catherine Hospital Gift Shop. You can also download a printable application in PDF format. Follow this link to the scholarship awards: Applications must be received by April 1, 2020.


Indiana Chapter of Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (WiNUP)-STEM Scholarship Application

This STEM scholarship committee is offering a $500 scholarship to students planning to attend school after high school in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics curriculum.  We have been offering this opportunity for several years now and are happy to make this offer again for 2020.

 Our application can be found at  Selecting the blue $500 STEM Scholarship button will open the scholarship pdf that can then be downloaded.  Instructions for completion are included in the scholarship pdf. The newest 2019 version of Adobe Acrobat Reader has a tool called Fill & Sign that allows for creation of an expandable text box anywhere on a pdf. If students don’t want to print the form, then write in answers by hand, and lastly scan it to send back to us, you can use this tool to easily fill in your downloaded form.

 The deadline for submission of the application and other requested documents is Friday, April 3rd at 5 PM EST. 

 Please contact Jeanette Surratt, Power Supply Analyst, if you have any questions. 

Phone: (317) 481-2846       

Cell: (317) 771-2826 

6702 Intech Blvd     

Indianapolis, IN 46278

The Polish Heritage Association of Michigan City
Applicants are eligible for 1st Place ($1,000), 2nd Place ($500) or 3rd Place ($250) awards. 
Eligibility:  Open to any high school or college student legally residing in Northwest Indiana (Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, St. Joseph Counties). Applicants do not need to be of Polish ancestry. Applicants should submit an essay of no more than three pages if single-spaced and six pages if double-spaced on the topic of "The Polish-Soviet War and the 'Miracle on the Vistula'".
Application Submission: Applications should be submitted by mail or electronically to Prof. Janusz Duzinkiewicz at no later than March, 21, 2020.
Hard copies of the informational handouts are available in the Counselor's Office.
Foundations of East Chicago Scholarship
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


 2019-20 E’Twaun Moore Foundation Scholarship Information

The E’Twaun Moore Foundation will award a scholarship to two seniors graduating in 2020. Value of the scholarship will be $1,000 per year, and renewable for 3 additional years ($4000 total value).

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior from East Chicago Central High School with 3.0 accumulative GPA (B average).
  • Must be admitted and plan to attend a four-year regionally accredited college or university.
  • Must maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher while attending college.
  • Must be a current U.S. citizen.

 How to Apply:

  • Submit a typed essay of 400 words or less answering the following question, “How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your college and career goals?”
  • Submit a copy of your high school transcript that includes first semester senior year.
  • You may submit additional information (list of extra-curriculars, community service, etc.) but it is not required.

 **Please submit all documents (essay & transcript) via email to by 5pm on Monday, March 16, 2020. 

**Be sure to include your full name and contact phone number in the email.

**Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than Friday, April 17, 2020.

 If you have any questions, please email us at


Scholarships available for December Grads

Ivy Tech Community College has a one-time funding opportunity in Lake County for any December graduates where they will pay for tuition and books for the Spring 2020 term.

  • Student must be a December graduate
  • Submit an application to Ivy Tech:
  • Complete FAFSA


College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Scholarship opportunities for juniors and seniors!!! There are steps to help students prepare and scholarships to help them pay. 
This unique scholarship program is open to all students, regardless of income, citizenship status, GPA, or test scores. It guides students to complete six essential steps that move them closer to college with the chance to earn scholarships ranging from $5oo to $40,000, for two- or four-year institutions. Half of all scholarships will be awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year. Learn more about scholarship details and student eligibility at . It is important that you pay attention to the timelines in the ACTION WINDOW! 
College Board 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.




1. One scholarship of $500.00 will be awarded to one (1) graduating MALE or FEMALE senior of African American descent who plans to attend a Historical Black College or University (HBCU). 

2. Four $1000.00 each per scholarship, two females and two males.

3. Must be a resident of East Chicago or Hammond, Indiana.

4. Provide an official transcript with a  2.5 or above GPA.

5. Include two (2) letters of recommendation.

6. Submit a one-page typed essay (font:  Arial 12, single space each paragraph and double space between paragraphs). Using the three forms of bullying listed (physical, verbal or mental), how would you address bullying?

7. Enclose a photo of yourself; it may be a copy or a scanned photo (PHOTO NOT RETURNABLE).

8. Complete the attached personal data forms located in the Counselor's office.


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

Zeta Phi Beta, Inc. Sigma Theta Zeta Graduate Chapter

The Laura L. Hicks Thomas Memorial Scholarship:

Laura was a teacher, an advocate for education and alumni of EC Central High School's Class of 1992. 

This scholarship is available to any graduating female seniors who attend Central High School. To the successful applicant, $500 will be awarded to meet financial needs or expenses toward their education. 

Acceptance criteria includes the following: 

  • Be accepted into a 2 or 4 year college/university
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Provide a current copy of high school transcript
  • Provide two letters of recommendation
  • Provide a copy of acceptance letter from college/university
  • Submit a 350 word essay of the provided topic

Contact us here with any questions or concerns:

The Ultimate List of Scholarships for Women and Girls

Including scholarships for STEM, Teaching, Business, Medicine and more. College can be expensive, that's why scholarships are so valuable. They help lower the cost of going to school, which is worthwhile in itself. They are only open to female students, making them potentially less competitive.


 AABE Scholarship - American Association of Blacks in Energy

1625 K St. NW, Ste. 405
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 371-9530


Applications are due to the local Chapter by March 15, 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Unweighted academic average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Graduating high school senior who intends to enroll next semester in an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field
  • Underrepresented minority (African Americans, Hispanic or Native Americans)


Advance Financial Federal Credit Union - Win a $1,500 College Scholarship!

  • Applications available January 1 - deadline to apply is March 31.
  • Must be a member of AFFCU or immediate family of an AFFCU member as of June 30, 2018.
  • Applicant must be a Lake or Porter County high school graduating senior planning to attain a four-year degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Apply online at


University HQ

University Headquarters is a resource for finding top rated colleges, scholarships, potential salaries and helping you find the right career.


The 7 Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications from students between January 15, 2020 and January 31, 2020.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. National Beta Scholarship - January 22, 2020 (250 Awards - $20,000)

2. Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship - January 22, 2020 (500 Awards - $20,000)

3. Live Mas Scholarship Program - January 23, 2020 (200 Awards - $25,000)

4. De Novo Scholarship - January 31, 2020 (1 Award - $1,000)


5. SP Scholarship - January 31, 2020 (10 Awards - $10,000)

6. YDI Scholarship - January 29, 2020 (1 Award - $1,000)

7. GenM Scholarship - March 31, 2020 (4 Awards - $5,000)


Reach Higher

Two scholarship opportunities

The Dream.US offers two scholarship opportunities for students. Deadlines are coming up soon, so please be sure to follow the links below for more information.

  • The Opportunity Scholarship, an up to $80,000 scholarship, for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition will be closing on January 30th, 2020.
  • The National Scholarship, an up to $33,000 scholarship, for first-time college students or community college graduates will be closing on February 27th, 2020.

For more information, visit



The 2020 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes:

  • One $5,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

It's quick and easy to apply:

  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average
  • No essay required
  • No Lengthy application forms
  • No application fee

Log on to and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2020.


Crown Point Community Foundation

The Crown Point Community Foundation will start accepting online scholarships applications beginning Friday, January 10, 2020. All applicants will apply and submit applications through a link on the website or Facebook page, Crown Point Community Foundation. Deadline for applying for scholarships will be Friday, Feb. 21, 220. Questions about the application process should be made to the Foundation office at 219-662-7252.


Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Award

Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship of up to $2,500.00 for college or post-secondary technical schooling is awarded to an Indiana High School Senior(s) who parent is battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer. 

Application Deadline is January 31, 2020. Forms must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2020. Faxed and/or emailed applications will not be accepted. Visit the website at

Click on the Scholarship tab, follow the link to download the complete application.


$1,000 Console and Associates Legal Scholarship for aspiring law, pre-law, and paralegal studies students

Since establishing his law practice, attorney Richard Console has looked for ways to give back to his community. In 2013, he launched an annual scholarship that would aid the future legal leaders of America. Current college students and accepted or current law school students who are pursuing any type of law, pre-law, paralegal studies, or other law-related degree may apply. Applicants must meet minimum GPA and citizenship requirements to be considered. Application requirements for the scholarship include an original essay, an unofficial transcript, and proof of college enrollment or acceptance. (A paid, official transcript is not required to apply.)

 Please visit the application link above for more complete instructions and application submission guidelines. The scholarship is open from now through June 15, 2020. Please make sure all application materials are submitted promptly, as we are not able to accept late submissions at this time.


The Dream.US Opportunity Scholarship

Immigrant students who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2014, will be allowed to apply. They must otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria (e.g., arrived before age 16 and have no lawful status or criminal background). Of course, students with DACA and TPS are still eligible to apply. The Opportunity Scholarship closes January 30, 2020.  Students who live in one of the targeted 13 locked-out states, meet our eligibility criteria and are graduating from high school in 2019-20 can apply for the Opportunity Scholarship. Click here for the eligibility requirements. If you know a student who is eligible, please send them to the website to apply: .

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 for more information and official rules.
  • Apply at - 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 Educators Scholarship


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


James W. and Betty Dye Foundation, Inc.

The Dye Foundation will give 250 scholarships to NWI seniors!

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)


 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.


 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.


 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


Heisman High School Scholarship


*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.


 The Ultimate List of Scholarships for Women and Girls


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.


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.

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.


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

Please contact us at 571.267.3010


Education is Freedom Scholarship Program

Number of Scholarships: 200+

Scholarship Amounts: $2,000


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  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.



 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 500+

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


Gates Millenium Scholars

Number of Scholarships: 1,000

Scholarship Amount: Full Tuition


KFC Colonel's Scholars Program

Number of Scholarships: 100+

Scholarship Amount: $5,000/year


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Number of Scholarships: 40

Scholarship Amount: Up to $40,000



Number of Scholarships: 500+

Scholarship Amount: Up to Full Cost


U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 10+

Scholarship Amount: $1,000


Our First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest

First Place:  $5000

Learn more at 

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


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.



  • 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, 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.



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.


Black Scholarships

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



United States Hispanic Leadership Institute


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


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.


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


Scholarship Points


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


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



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.


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.

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.


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.


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:



 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





SAT Test Dates


2020-21 SAT Dates

Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. ET, U.S. To see international SAT test dates, visit International Registration. To see dates when you can take the SAT on a school day, visit Taking the SAT in School.

2020-21 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
August 29, 2020 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date July 31, 2020

August 11, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

August 18, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Note: The late registration fee has been waived for the August administration.

August 18, 2020
September 26, 2020 SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date August 26, 2020

September 15, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 15, 2020
October 3, 2020 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date September 4, 2020

September 15, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

September 22, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 22, 2020
November 7, 2020

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date October 7, 2020

October 20, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

October 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 27, 2020
December 5, 2020

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date November 5, 2020

November 17, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

November 24, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 24, 2020
March 13, 2021

SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 12, 2021

February 23, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

March 2, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

March 2, 2021
May 8, 2021

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 8, 2021

April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 27, 2021
June 5, 2021

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 6, 2021

May 18, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

May 26, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 26, 2021

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.


Comer, Ashley ~ A through Ge (Grades 10-12)

219-391-4000 Ext. 74028


DeVine, Holly ~ All 9th grade students 

219-391-4000 Ext. 73066


Drayton, Stephanie ~ Gi-through O (Grades 10-12)

219-391-4000 Ext. 74024


Nieves, Eloisa ~ P through Z (Grades 10-12)

219-391-4000 Ext. 74025





ACT Test Dates


Test Dates

National test dates are for the United States, United States territories, and Puerto Rico. If you have missed the late registration deadline for a test date, you may be able to request standby testing.

All requests for accommodations and English Learner supports, including appeals, must be submitted by the late registration deadline through the Test Accessibility and Accommodations (TAA) system. Accommodations and English learner supports are not available for standby testing.



2020-2021 Test Dates (National)
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
September 19, 2020
August 31 No late fees
October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
October 5 No late fees
December 12, 2020 November 20 No late fees
February 6, 2021 January 8 January 9 - January 15
April 17, 2021 March 12 March 13 - March 26
June 12, 2021 May 7 May 8 - May 21
July 17, 2021* June 18 June 19 - June 25