Caring.com understands the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. Various scholarships are available to provide financial assistance to students who are caring for an adults.
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.
- 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.
Pomeroy Scholar (21st Century Scholarship): If you are a 21st Century Scholar and graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, you will receive a $21,000 renewable scholarship towards Saint Mary-of-the-Woods tuition and fees (2.5 GPA = $15,000).
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Catholic Faith Scholarship: Awards up to $20,000 for students living on-campus and up to $16,000 for commuter students. Apply at www.smwc.edu.
Academic & Other Awards: Amounts vary for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Trustee, Presidential, Dean’s, and Wood’s Scholarships. For details on all opportunities, visit www.smwc.edu
Performing & Visual Arts Scholarships: Amounts vary for Musician of Promise, SMWC Performing Arts Scholarship, various endowed Music scholarships, and SMWC Visual Art Scholarships. For details on all opportunities, visit www.smwc.edu.