10 Local Scholarships for Fort Wayne Students

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/16/16 8:00 AM

Scholarships for Fort Wayne studentsThere are hundreds of scholarship opportunities available to help students and their families finance a college education (and reduce the amount of loan repayments after graduation). So why don’t more students take advantage of these opportunities?

A common misconception about scholarships—and one that often prevents students from trying to get them—is that they are only available for the highest achievers, those with perfect GPAs, or the soon-to-be professional athletes. But it’s simply not true: you don’t have to be at the top of your class rank or rising sports star to get money for school.

One of the best ways to take advantage of scholarship opportunities is to look locally. We’ve compiled a list of scholarships available just to students living in the Fort Wayne area to help get you started.

Bill C. Anthis Scholarship

Available to high school seniors from Fort Wayne Community Schools who plan to attend a public, degree-granting Indiana college. Requires an SAT score of 1000 or higher, along with the ability to make the best use of your time and talent in class, extracurricular activities, and outside work experience. To learn more, contact your guidance counselor.

Kasey Harter Scholarship

Available to Fort Wayne Community Schools seniors ranked in the upper half of their graduating class. To apply, contact your guidance counselor.

IPFW Business Education Scholarship

Available to IPFW students majoring in business. To apply, contact the Richard T. Doermer School of Business at 260-481-6472.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Available to Allen County high school seniors in the top 40 percent of their class who have overcome significant hardships. To apply, contact your guidance counselor for application and deadline information.

New Haven High School Scholarship

Available to New Haven High School seniors pursuing a two- or four-year college degree. To apply, contact your guidance counselor.

Dr. C. James and Susan Owen Scholarship

Available to IPFW students pursuing a career in public service. To learn more, contact the IPFW Department of Public Policy at 260-481-6351.

Mark and Helen Schoeff Memorial Scholarship

Available to Northrop High School seniors planning to attend a public, degree-granting Indiana college. Contact your guidance counselor for more information.

Al Sheldon Memorial Scholarship

Available to South Side High School seniors planning to attend IPFW, Indiana Institute of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College, or University of Saint Francis. To learn more, contact your guidance counselor.

John F. Young Scholarship

Available to Fort Wayne Community Schools seniors ranked in the upper half of their graduating class, who are pursuing a four-year degree. To apply, contact your guidance counselor.

Caroline Zwick Scholarship

Available to Fort Wayne Community Schools seniors ranked in the upper half of their graduating class, who are pursuing a four-year degree. To apply, contact your guidance counselor.

Even if you’re not from the Fort Wayne area, there are many scholarship opportunities available to Indiana high school students—many of which are overlooked by other students who don’t take the time to do their research.

There are hundreds of places students can (and should) look online for ways to fund a college degree, and it pays to start looking early (and often). How much you save on your education is ultimately up to you, as these scholarships operate on a first-come, first-served basis—but you’re free to apply to as many as you’re eligible for.

A few evenings of research and applications could pay off in thousands of dollars saved down the road.

Looking for more scholarship resources? Be sure to download our Scholarships eBook below for more places to search for scholarships and tips on how to apply.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Scholarships


 

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