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Students in Indiana are eligible for many state run scholarship opportunities that were developed in order to make college more accessible to Indiana students. In addition a number of other funding opportunities are available to students who have Indiana roots. Some of these scholarships come from local businesses while others come from private organizations. Below is a list of Indiana scholarships that can help students make a college degree more affordable:
Selma McKrill Brown Scholarship provides awards of $1,000 to eligible Indiana students. Students may attend any college, university, or vocational school. In order to be eligible, students must be a citizen of the United States who lives in Kosciusko County in Indiana. Students must be actively involved in church and are required to obtain two letters of recommendation. The deadline is April 1st. More information is available at the following website: https://www.lakecitybank.com/#/site/scholarships/selma-mckrill-brown-scholarship/.
Shannon O’Daniel Memorial Scholarship provides a scholarship worth $1,000. A student who lives in one of the following Indiana counties is eligible to apply: Floyd, Harrison, and Clark. Students must be receiving treatment for epilepsy and must have demonstrated courage in handling their medical condition. Lastly, students must be planning to attend college. More information is available at the following website: http://www.epilepsy.com/.
Cecil Armstrong Foundation Scholarship is available to help students who are from Kosciusko County Indiana. These awards can be used to defray the cost of tuition. Students must be high school seniors. Applicants must provide a copy of their high school transcript, three letters of recommendation, and copies of either the ACT or SAT. More information is available at: https://www.lakecitybank.com/scholarships/cecil-armstrong-foundation-scholarship/
Indiana CPS Society Diversity Summit Scholarships provide undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain funding to attend college. In order to be eligible, students must be residents of Indiana and plan to attend an in-state university. Students must be studying Accountancy and be starting their junior year in college. More information is available at: http://www.incpas.org/cpa-candidates-students/students/education-foundation-scholarship.
Indiana Sheriffs Association Scholarship was created to help students interested in law enforcement afford a college degree. The applicants are evaluated by a Committee which is comprised of sheriffs and a university administrator. In order to be eligible for this award, students must be a member of the association, live in Indiana, and plan to attend a college or university in Indiana. Lastly, students must plan to enroll as a full-time student in a field related to law enforcement. More information and an application form can be found at the following website: http://www.indianasheriffs.org/ns/scholarships.php.
Indiana ScholarCorps AmericCorps provides students with up to $5,730 to fund their studies. In order to receive this award, students must volunteer full-time with AmeriCorps. The award money can either be used to pay for more education or can be applied to pay down student loans. Students will also receive a $17,500 for living expenses. Students also benefit from additional training and professional development opportunities. The application deadline is August 1st and more information can be found here: http://www.in.gov/21stcenturyscholars/2612.htm.
Author: Jeff Gitlen