Current Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

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CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Seniors Young Women: The American Legion Auxiliary offers two $500 scholarships to current Seniors. The applicant must be the daughter, stepdaughter, granddaughter, step-granddaughter, great granddaughter, or step-great granddaughter of a Post #121 American Legion Auxiliary (Washington, Indiana) member or deceased member. They will need a transcript, a brief paragraph or two stating why you think that patriotic organizations, such as the Legion Auxiliary, are important in the world today and 3 letters of recommendation (one from Principal or Guidance Counselor, one from a minister or clergyman and one from a reputable businessperson). An application form is available in the Main Office. The completed application and all other required information is to be received by the president of the American Legion Auxiliary of Post #121 at 501 East Main Street, Washington, IN no later than April 10, 2017

SENIORS: The Daviess County Republican Women offer the Bonnie Evans Memorial Scholarship valued at $500 for a high school student who is a resident of Daviess County. In the past only student majoring in specific fields were eligible. That is no longer the case. ALL majors are now eligible. Both young men and young women are eligible to apply. Application deadline is receipt by the organization by Friday, April 14th. Applications are available in the Main Office. You can contact Elaine Wellman if you have questions at 812-698-1221 or ewellman@nwcable.net.

SENIORS: HonorsGradU offers a Multimedia Scholarship in Art, Music, Photography, Writing and/or Video (the Video category is for current college students only). Five $1,000 Awards will be given. These awards are based on creativity and require no essay and have no gpa minimum requirement. The prompt for this year’s application is “Represent your views about the concepts of education vs. learning. Stop by the Main Office or go to https://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship for specific information. Projects must be submitted by April 16, 2017 at 11:59 MST.

SENIORS: The Kappa Kappa Scholarship (Tri-Kappa) offers an award of $750 based on academics, leadership and financial need. The recipients cannot be related to a member of Tr-Kappa Sorority. The application must include the application form, a transcript, Senior schedule, one reference (not a family member), a resume/brag sheet and an essay of 300 words or less. Application forms are available in the Main Office.  All materials must be in the Main Office by noon, April 17. You can contact Angie Steiner, Scholarship Chair at 812-486-9731 or asteiner@rtccom.net.

SENIORS: Washington’s 20th Century Chevy, Inc. offers a $500 scholarship to Seniors in the Daviess, Knox, Martin and Pike County area. They must plan to attend a school seeking a degree in an automotive or related technical field. Programs may include but are not limited to the following: automotive technology, diesel mechanics, collision repair, engineering, automotive design, etc. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 gpa. Applications are available in the Main Office and must be received by 20th Century Chevy, Inc. by April 21 or have an April 21 postmark. A letter of recommendation and transcript are also required. The application and required documents should be mailed to: 20th Century Chevy, Inc., ATTN: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 371, Washington Indiana 47501. If you have questions or need additional information, please send inquiries to the above address or e-mail armescm@gmail.com.

SENIOR YOUNG WOMEN: Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority offers a $500 scholarship to a young woman in in Daviess, NE Dubois and Pike counties. The applicant must be planning to enroll in a college that will enable her to be actively working toward a career in education. A letter of recommendation from a teach, principal or counselor is required as well as the application form and a transcript. Applications are available in the Main Office. The deadline is receipt of the application and all documents to the Main Office at WC no later than April 21. If you have questions you can contact Elizabeth Schaffer, Scholarship Committee Chair at 812-444-9958.

SENIORS, JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES AND FRESHMEN:  Gill Funeral Home announces their Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest which is open to ALL High School students. A total of three prizes will be awarded--$500, $300 and $200. The topic of the Essay must be “The True Meaning of Memorial Day” and must be in the format of a personal essay, between 500-525 words, using a double-spaced 12 point font and must include a bibliography (not included in the word count). The Bibliography must cite at least two references which could be from library resources, Web URLs with access dates and personal interviews. The application deadline is April 30. Essays should be mailed or delivered in person to Gill Funeral Service, Attn: Jennifer Wheeler, 308 East Walnut Street, Washington, IN 47501. Entries will not be accepted by e-mail and must be accompanied by a 3 x 5 index card, attached but not stapled to the essay containing the contestant’s name, mailing address, phone number, name of school, grade level, student ID number, name of parent/guardian. You can contact Megan Pride at Gill Funeral Home (812-254-5650) if you have questions.

SENIORS: BestMattressReviews.com Sleep Scholarship offers a$1,000 Scholarship. Applicants must be current high school seniors or current college students; U.S. citizen, and have a minimum gpa of 3.0/4.0. They are looking for creative video applications that answer “How important is sleep as a public health issue?” using research and statistic to back up your opinions. AND “describe your current relationship with sleep and assess the quality of that relationship” again using research and cover at least two to three ways you think you could change your lifestyle/sleep hygiene habits to improve sleep health and how you implement them over the next year. Video should be no more than four minutes in length and upload it to Youtupe (http://www.youtube.com) with the title “Best Mattress Reviews-Sleep Scholarship Application. Applicants must also answer a series of questions and e-mail the answers applications@bestmattressreveiws.com. A list of questions is available in the Main Office as well as additional details. Application deadline is May 19th.

SENIORS: Students who intend to pursue postsecondary education at a community college or technical school this Fall can apply for the Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship. The Association will award up to 1,020 scholarships in 2017 with a maximum award of $2,500. You can apply online at https://applicaiton.horatioalger.org. Application deadline is June 15. For additional information regarding this program please visit their website at: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical.

 

JUNIORS & SENIORS: The American Red Cross would like you to join their High School Leadership Program where you can make a difference at school and in our community and have a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. You can sign up at https://leader.redcrossblood.org and click on “Create an Account.” Washington Catholic’s first Blood Drive is already scheduled for October 31. The High School Leadership Program has three levels of achievement: blood and/or platelet donation, volunteerism and donor recruitment. Students can work to achieve the following levels of recognition: Level 1: Make three blood or platelet donations. At least one of the donations must be made during a critical timeframe which are defined as the summer months of June, July and August or over the winter holidays between December 15 and January 15. Level 2: Complete Level 1 and volunteer eight hours for the Red Cross. To submit volunteer hours, you must provide the first and last name of the Red Cross employee that you worked with. If your volunteer hours were done in conjunction with a school blood drive, you can provide the name of your school blood drive coordinator in place of a Red Cross employee. Level 3: Complete Level 1, Level 2 and recruit five donors to donate blood or platelets through the Red Cross. These donors must be new (first-time) donors or have not donated in at least 3 years. Referrals may only be reported once and cannot be reported by any other program member. They are subject to review and must be verified in the Red Cross system using the information provided at the time of submission.