Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship

Complete the application by January 25.

Purpose: The purpose of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Award is to provide financial assistance for a student(s) who has a parent battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer to attend a post-secondary educational program (technical school or college) through scholarship funds.

Eligibility Requirements: In order to be eligible for consideration, scholarship applicants must:

  • Have a parent battling breast cancer or has lost a parent to breast cancer.
  • Be a high school senior, reside within and attend high school (or be home-schooled) in Indiana. (If you do not reside in Indiana, your application will not be considered.)
  • Plan to pursue a degree, either full-time or part-time, in any accredited post-secondary institution in Indiana.
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, or documented permanent resident of the U.S. Race, color, creed or sex will not be factors in choosing the Award winner(s).
  • Recipients will be asked to provide proof of acceptance to a college or university before receiving payment of the Award.

Application Submission Instructions:  In order to be eligible for consideration, scholarship applications must:

  • Be typed (preferred) or printed in blue or black ink on only one side of the page. Essays must be typewritten.
  • Be clearly legible and submitted in English. IBCAT is not responsible for mistakes made due to illegible applications.
  • Be submitted in hard copy. Applications received by fax or email will NOT be accepted.
  • Be submitted in the same order as received. Applications may be paper clipped in their entirety, but please do not separate/group parts of the application by paper clipping or stapling certain sections.
  • Include current and accurate contact information. IBCAT will contact you at the phone number, email address, or physical address you provide.
  • Provide all signatures where indicated on the application.

Deadline: 1/25/19

Class of 2019 College Counseling Newsletter–October

  • COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINES: Please be aware of application deadlines for your schools. Most schools have an Early Action deadline and this gives you better consideration for admission and scholarship. It is best to have all of your applications submitted by November 1. Please remember that transcripts and letter of recommendations must be requested at least 10 days before the due date.  
  • CUMULATIVE GPA/PAST GRADES: You will need your cumulative GPA for college applications. In some cases, such as if you are applying to Purdue, you will also need to input all of your high school courses and grades. A copy of your current transcript was sent to your parent/guardian email address on file around noon on 10/18 to help you access that information. Your cumulative GPA is the one listed next to Grade 12.
  • TEST SCORES: ORDER YOUR TEST SCORES NOW. This is the number one thing that prevents students from meeting deadlines or being considered for specific scholarships. Test scores have to be ordered by the student directly from the testing service (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores; https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/sending-your-scores.html) and sometimes take 2-3 weeks to arrive to the colleges.
  • COMPLETE APPLICATIONS. As soon as you complete your information, please click submit on your applications. Do not wait for your teacher recommendations or counselor form.
  • COMMON APPLICATION: If you use the Common Application, transcripts are submitted automatically. Optional reports, midyear reports, and final reports do not need to be submitted at this time.
  • PARCHMENT:If you have colleges that are not on the Common Application, please submit transcript requests through Parchment. We do not receive notifications  from these schools, so you have to tell us what you need for non-Common App schools.
  • SCHEDULE CHANGES: Please remember that colleges admit you based on your schedule at the time of your application. If you make changes to your schedule after first semester, you will need to notify each college to which you have applied. 
  • REQUIRED MINIMUM GPA: Please remember that the Honors diploma requires all semester grades to be a C- or higher and your cumulative GPA to be above 3.0 at the time of graduation. 21st Century Scholars must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to receive those funds.
  • FAFSA: We recommend that you complete your FAFSA by 12/1. Many schools have priority deadlines. The deadline for the state of Indiana is April 15. ,
  • Scholarships on Fastweb.,
  • FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION: There will be a financial aid presentation at 6:30 on October 23 for senior parents in room 102.
  • CELEBRATE: When you are admitted to a college or receive a scholarship, please notify Mrs. Alerding or Mrs. Nixon. We need copies of all letters for school data purposes, as well as for Honors Night, the bulletin board in the hallway, the website, and recommendations for other outside scholarships. 

BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship

The BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship is open to US undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the finance industry. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be awarded based on academic merit and submission of a short essay to be titled How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved.

Requirements

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Major of study must support a career in the finance industry (e.g., finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management, and other related majors)
  • Must be a US resident
  • Must send in an official transcript
  • Must be a current or future college student (e.g., high school senior)
  • Scholarship must go to tuition purposes (will be paid directly to the university/college)
  • Complete an essay for submission (see essay guidelines below)

Important Deadlines

Please note the following deadlines:

  • Due Date: December 31, 2018
  • Announced: January 21, 2019
  • Awarded: January 31, 2019

Essay Guidelines

Please adhere to the essay guidelines below:
  • Essay Topic/Title: How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved. This essay will explore current issues in today’s credit landscape and various ways to offset the negative implications that affect many Americans’ ability to access capital.
  • The essay should be 500-900 words.
  • Any resources should be carefully noted and cited appropriately using the MLA format.
  • Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify the applicant from award disbursement.
  • The essay should be written in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 1-inch margins.

How to Apply

To apply, please mail your official transcript and original essay to the following address:

BadCredit.org
Attn: Wealth Wise Scholarship
15 SE 1st Ave
Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601

For further questions on the Wealth Wise Scholarship, please submit your inquiry via our online contact form.

UNCF Scholarship Workshop

MSD of Pike Township’s Pre Collegiate Initiatives, in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha /Alpha Mu Omega, will be sponsoring a UNCF Scholarship Workshop for high school juniors & seniors and their parents on Thursday, September 20m from 5:30 P.M. – 8:00 PM at the Pike Freshman Center, 6801 Zionsville Road, 46268. There is no cost to attend, but you must RSVP by emailing Dr. Ruth Woods at rwwoods@pike.k12.in.us. For more information on UNCF scholarships, programs, internships, and fellowships, visit https://www.uncf.org/scholarships.