FRANKLIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
Scholarships And Financial Aid Information 2015-2016
Financial Aid Information Most students will need financial aid to help pay the costs of obtaining education and training beyond high school. There are two types of financial aid: based on need and based on merit. Need-based financial aid is accessed by filing the FAFSA form. Merit-based aid depends on many factors, but is primarily based on your high school performance. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the form most commonly used to determine financial need. It is used by colleges, by the Indiana State Student Assistance Commission, and by all Federal Financial Aid Programs. Filing the FAFSA is required in these programs so that the amount of aid needed can be determined. FAFSA forms are only available on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You may print off a copy or submit the form on-line. In either case, forms cannot be submitted until after January 1st of the senior year. FAFSA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid Need analysis form required by all colleges to access federal and state aid. DEADLINE IS MARCH 10 Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. to access the form.
Help with FAFSA
Financial Aid Night is in January, 2017 in FCHS Cafeteria FAFSA Help Program is in February at Central Nine Career Center
NOTE: 21st Century Scholars Program – You must have enrolled in middle school; students must graduate with at least a 2.5 GPA, attend college and submit the FAFSA form by the March 10 deadline.
Checklist for Financial Aid Use this sheet as a personal record and a reminder of the steps to take in order to obtain financial aid. Check off each step as you complete it. 1. Apply to college before the end of first semester of you senior year. 2. Tell each college if you are applying for financial aid. Usually this is done by checking the appropriate box on the application. A college may have its own financial aid form for you to complete in addition to the FAFSA. 3. Parents should attend financial aid night at FCHS in January 2017. 4. File federal income tax forms as soon as possible (preferably in Feb.) in order to provide accurate data on financial aid forms. 5. Complete the financial aid form (FAFSA) anytime after January 1. Create your PIN (and Parent PIN now by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov. On-line applications are processed sooner than mailed applications. Must be received at the processing center or submitted online by March 10th.
6. Since most financial aid offices will not award aid to new students until they are admitted, apply early to the college. 7. Check for scholarships for which you are eligible: From your college or university. Those posted on the Scholarship Board in the Guidance Office and on Naviance. Internet sources such as FastWeb and SchoolSoup. Corporations where parents are employed. Church or civic organizations such as the Elks, Masons, Etc. Military sources for those joining the National Guard, ROTC, etc. If you have properly filled out the financial aid form, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in approximately four weeks, (sooner if you applied on-line). It will give your eligibility index for federal and state aid. You will be asked to sign an acceptance of the amount received, and the money will be sent to the college/post-secondary institution.
SCHOLARSHIPS The following pages contain a sampling of available scholarships. Further information about these and other scholarships can be found on the FCHS Guidance bulletin board or on Naviance. The counselors are willing to help students find out about scholarships; however, ultimately it is the student's responsibility to decide what scholarships he/she is eligible for and to make application correctly and on time.
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY. Your counselor is not responsible for your errors.
Apply well before the published deadlines.
Request recommendations AT LEAST two weeks in advance from teachers, counselors, etc. If necessary, supply a stamped, addressed envelope for your recommender. Ask your recommender to keep a copy of the recommendations in case you need another one.
PROOF READ your application, essays, etc. Be sure you followed directions.
ALWAYS make copies of your application, including any essays or original art work, etc. Keep these materials on file. Chances are you will use this information again.
SUBMIT your application on time. If it needs to be mailed, be sure to mail it several days in advance of the deadline.
SCHOLARSHIPS AT FRANKLIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL The following scholarships are those for which FCHS received applications last year. The deadlines are subject to change. Complete information about these scholarships is available on Naviance. NOVEMBER Club Z Awards
Indiana Jaycee Senate
Good academic standing
NCWIT Award in Computing
Girls with an aptitude in IT/Computing, 3.0 GPA
Susan G. Komen
Breast cancer survivor or loss of a parent
DECEMBER CenturyLink Scholarship
Community Service, academics
Elks National Foundation
Senior & U.S. citizen
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
Seniors who are entrepreneurs
JANUARY Burger King Scholarship
For details & how to apply: burger_king_scholars_program.html
IN Assoc. for Health, PE
Health, PE, related majors
Johnson County R. E. M. C.
Knights of Pythias
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Service, Leadership Application is due January 10 ONLINE @ www.jccf.org/scholarships Simon Youth Foundation
Need, service, grades
www.simonyouth.scholarshipamerica.org Wal-Mart Foundation GPA, Rank, SAT, Career
FEBRUARY Ball State Alumni Scholarship
Child of Active Alumni Association Member
Ball State CART Award
Admitted to Ball State University
Four year college, see website for more information
Dollars for Scholars
Heritage Fund Scholarships listed online @www.heritagefundbc.org Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Parent is battling breast cancer, or lost a parent to breast cancer KFC Scholars
2.75 GPA, Online application
Kiwanis Club of Franklin
Must attend an Indiana college
Ronald McDonald House Charities
on-line application: www.rmhc.org.
Also for Asian, Hispanic, and African American students USA Funds Need
Go to www.usafunds.org/scholarship
JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS:
Students were given a reference booklet on December 4 that lists almost forty scholarships that our students may be eligible to apply online only. The scholarships are accessed with one application form. Other attachments including essays or recommendation letters may be required. Applications are due ONLINE by February 28. MARCH National American Legion Auxiliary: The following are specific and may require membership in the American Legion.
National Presidents Scholarship: Male/female of someone who has served in Armed Forces. Must complete 50 hours of verified volunteer service within the community
Past Presidents Academic Gift: Applicant must be female and daughter, granddaughter or great-daughter of an American Legion Auxiliary member (or deceased member) planning to attend school for any medical training.
Veteran’s Children Education Gift: A High School senior who is a member of the American Legion. Planning on a technical school, junior college or community college. At least a 2.0 GPA.
Edna M. Barcus Memorial: applicant must be child, grandchild or great grandchild of a veteran. Need 1,000 word essay, great financial need
Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members: Applicants must hold a junior membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for 3 years and have at least a 3.0 GPA
Academic Gift for American Legion Auxiliary Junior Members: Applicants must hold a junior membership in the American Legion Auxiliary. 3.0 GPA
Bar-Cons Credit Union
Member of Bar-Cons
Delta Theta Tau
All majors, in-state
Indiana Association for the Gifted
SAT/ACT scores, 500-1000 word essay
Indiana Conservation Scholarship
Major in conservation law or law enforcement
Indiana Nursing Scholarship
Nursing, Attend Indiana College
Indiana State Teacher's Association Child of ISTA Member Matinee Musicale
High school music student, music major, “B” average
National FFA Scholarship
Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy
Financial need, attend Ivy Tech or IUPUI, write an essay
Old National Bank
Commitment to community service
Phi Beta Psi Sorority
200 word essay, medical field
University of Southern Indiana
GPA-3.25 & Essay Indianapolis Alumni
APRIL/MAY American Legion Auxiliary
Four year college, GPA 3.5, Essay
American Legion Auxiliary
Two-year, community college or technical school
Delta Theta Tau
Attend a four year college
Harmening Memorial Scholarship
Attend a four year college, 3.0 GPA, member of basketball or golf team
Indiana Golf Foundation Scholarship 4 yr. college, participated in Junior Golf Tour Indiana Sheriff’s Association
Pursuing a career in the law enforcement field
Indiana University Alumni
Attend IU, Top 30%
Scholarship Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority
Kappa Kappa Sigma
Johnson County Bar Association
Four year college, community service
Johnson County Farm Bureau
4-H or FFA and member of JCFB
Johnson Memorial Hospital Guild
Judge Fremont Miller Scholarship
All majors, attend an accredited college, or post secondary institution
3.00 GPA (Awarded in odd years)
Attend a four yr college, 3.0 GPA
Umbarger Show Feed Scholarship
User of Umbarger feed, FFA &/or 4-H activities
Union Township Alumni Scholarship Resident of union township, B average Brian K. Waymire Scholarship
3.0 GPA, wrestling, track, workday
American Legion Elizabeth Duhamell 100 word essay, at least C average Cummins Scholarship
IUPUC, technology major
Cecil Head Fine Arts
Works of art
Creekside PTO Scholarship
Former Creekside student
Delta Theta Tau
All majors, community service
Child of FCTA member
Franklin Lions Club
Community service, 3.00 GPA
Indiana Oil and Gas Foundation
Engineering, earth sciences major
Johnson County Bar Association
Attend a four year college, Academic standing, every odd year
Former Needham Student
Sons of the American Legion
Open to all, parent or grandparent with military service
JUNE Johnson County Fair Board
10 year 4H member
NOTE: This list is based on those scholarships which were received in our office last year. Due dates might change for the current year. This is not a complete listing of scholarships available. New scholarships arrive periodically which we will add to our files. Many scholarships from private sources must be contacted directly. (Refer to resource material for listings.) Scholarships sponsored by specific colleges are sent sometimes to Franklin Community High School, but it is best to request scholarship information directly from the colleges.