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External Scholarships

Follow the links below to learn more about the available scholarships, requirements, and application information on external scholarships:

Community Foundations of Howard, Carroll, and Clinton Counties Scholarships
For more information on scholarships for high school graduates and residents of Howard, Carroll, and Clinton counties, click here.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship

At Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship we're committed to helping seniors stay happy and healthy longer so they can continue to live independently. We also believe seniors play a vital role in our communities — especially through sharing their stories and life lessons. Our 2016 scholarship aims to highlight these life lessons and how seniors inspire us in our everyday lives. 

Three winners will be chosen:
1st place: $2,500
2nd place: $2,000
3rd place: $1,000

Deadline to submit is March 31st, 2017. Please see link for more information and requirements. 

Become An Educator Scholarship

Become An Educator Scholarship

Committee chooses (2) deserving candidates that meet the following criteria:

  • Funds awarded must be used for current education.
  • Candidates must be applying to or currently attending a teaching educational program.
  • Candidates must be willing to share their stories on on how they used the scholarship to enhance their career path potential.

The Becoming an Educator $1,000 Scholarships are awarded on the 15th of January every year, however all applications must be submitted and received by November 1st.

Best Colleges: 40 Nursing Scholarships
Please visit for further information on 40 various nursing scholarships.
Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship

Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship 

Crown and Caliber is an advocate of the entrepreneurial spirit and because of this passion we’re offering one student a $1,000 scholarship based on their entrepreneurial abilities!

Please visit the website for guidelines and further information.

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Dukes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
  • Must be a resident of Miami County
  • Must be accepted by an accredited school
  • Must be pursuing an education in a Health Care Field

You may pick up an application in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid or the Human Resources Office at Dukes Memorial Hospital.

The application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Dukes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of Miami County
  • Must be accepted by an accredited school
  • Must be working toward an RN degree
  • Applicants for the Nursing scholarship must appear before the committee for a personal interview

Applications will be available in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid as well as the Human Resources Office at Dukes Memorial Hospital.

The application deadline is April 1, 2017.

The Dunham House Educational Foundation

The Dunham House Educational Foundation is pleased to announce for 2017 the $1000 Senatorial and $2500 Presidential Scholarship available to all Indiana high school seniors and post high school students.

The Dunham House Educational Foundation provides funding to candidates with a career goal in any area of History who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals and to aid in building that bridge for those in pursuit of attending the educational institution of their dream.

For eligibility and deadlines please see their website.

Elkhart County Retired Teachers Association

The Elkhart County Retired Teachers Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to an education major. This scholarship is based on GPA and financial need. To be eligible you must be a resident of Elkhart County and have successfully completed the sophomore or junior year in college.

You may pick up an application in the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. The application must be postmarked by May 1, 2017.

Faye Riddleberger Scholarship
  • Applicants must be residents of Cass County
  • Applicants must be attending Indiana University Kokomo full time
  • The scholarship is for one year in length, and it can be received only once
  • The scholarship is based on academics, financial need, extra-curricular activities and church activities.
  • $1000 for one year only
  • Deadline: March 15, 2017

Please come to the IU Kokomo Financial Aid Office KC 230 to pick up your application.

Frame My Future 2017 Contest- Presented by Church Hill Classics
  • You must fill out the online entry form located here and upload an original entry piece that is your own work.
  • The entry deadline is March 1, 2017. Only one entry per contestant.
  • Be thoughtful in your accompanying description, but don't exceed 500 characters.
  • All submissions are final, no changes can be made to your entry after submission.
  • Your entry piece MUST be in JPG/JPEG format or PNG file format. Any other format will not be accepted. Maximum file size allowed is 2MB.
Graphic Design Scholarship is sponsoring the Most Promising Logo Design Scholar scholarship.


  • Completed one year of coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing
  • Demonstrated unique promise in logo design and developing visual identities

Applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Completed one year of coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing
  • Submit one original logo design for the following3 industries:
    • Automotive
    • Construction
    • Beauty & Massage
  • Tip: The most popular placements for the company's logo designs are websites and business cards

To apply, send an official copy of college transcript and logo designs to:

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Click here for further information.

Great Clubs

Great Clubs is offering a $1,000 annual scholarship 3.0 GPA 600 word essay or create a YouTube video "where you see yourself in ten years. Annual College Scholarship Program
HeadsetPlus, an on-line retailer for Plantronics office headset, would like to help an ambitious college student toward his/her college expenses with a $1000 scholarship. The contest requires you to create a short YouTube video about yourself, your past achievements and how you can help shape the world around you, why college education is important, and tell us what motivates you? Give us examples what you have achieved in school and outside of school.
Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
For eligibility requirements and more information on the selection process please click here.
Indiana Association of Environmental Professionals

Multiple $1,000 or $2,000 scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students.  Deadline: March 17, 2017

  • Enrolled as a full-time student at an Indiana college or university (must have sophomore status or higher)
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an evironmental-related field
  • Possess a 2.9 GPA or higher
  • Plan to reside/work in Indiana following college graduation

Scholarship application

Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship Program
  • Resident of Indiana
  • Must be committed to pursuing an education and career in a law enforecement field at an Indiana college or university
  • Must be a current member of the association OR a dependent child OR grandchild of a current member of the association
  • Enrolled as a full-time student

Scholarship applications are available in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Indiana Wildlife Federation

The Indiana Wildlife Federation is offering the Charles Holt Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Resident of Indiana
  • Accepted to or already enrolled in Fall 2017 semester
  • Full time undergraduate -sophomore or above at an accredited college or university
  • Must be taking coursework to major or minor in a field related to natural resourse conservation or environmental education

You may pick up an application in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid or you may also locate the application online here.

Application deadline is June 15, 2017.

Indiana Women's Education Foundation Scholarships
Six scholarships available to women with financial need.  Further information and scholarship applications can be found here.
Low VA Rates presents a semiannual $1,250 college scholarship to a deserving military student.
Lucy's Health Body Image Scholarship Program
  • Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Open to High School Seniors, Undergrads, College Students, & Graduate Students
  • Must have application submitted before May 31, 2017

To apply for this scholarship please visit their website here.

Maude Kelley Scholarship

Community Howard Regional Health Foundation

The purpose of this scholarship fund is to establish an ongoing source of financial encouragement and motivation to students pursuing degrees and certificates in health care professions. Application forms are available at the Howard Community Foundation office, in the IU Kokomo Financial Aid office, and online here.

Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship

Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship will award one (1) talented student a $1,000 scholarship this year. We will choose a winner based on a creative multi-media piece or well-written essay entry that relates back to the subject of moving. You only need to pick one! Deadline: 6/15/2017.

Please visit the link for more information.

Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship
The Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship will award one $2500 scholarship that is renewable for up to three additional years. For more information on eligibility and how to apply please see their website.
Rocky Mountain Mattress

Rocky Mountain Mattress's offering an annual $1,000 scholarship Complete the Mark A Forester essay contest.

Siegfried & Jensen

Valued at $1,000, the Bud Siegfried Scholarship is intended to help students pursuing a professional degree cover the costs of tuition. It is meant to enable them more time to study, rather than work, so that they can achieve their degree in a more timely manner.

To be considered for this scholarship you must:

  • Currently be enrolled in a college / university in the USA
  • Write a 500 – 700 word essay about how an injury attorney can make a difference in any of the following situations:
    • Automobile Accidents
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Product Liability
  • Write a 300 – 400 word essay about an act of service you have performed in the last 3 weeks that has made a difference in your life.
    • You must not have received any payment (money, food, or otherwise) for this act of service
    • If you don’t have an example from the last 3 weeks you can get in touch with your university service organization and perform a 1-2 hour service project to report on
Simon Youth Scholarships
The Simon Youth Foundation is offering three scholarships wtih varying requirements. To see if you fit the criteria for one of these scholarships please see their website here.
Sleepopolis Scholarship

Create a 2-5 minute video explaining how the Internet has changed the way student's research and buy products, how the Internet has changed old-school industries (mattresses, newspapers, television, etc.).  If you could change an established industry for the better using the Internet, which would it be and what would you do to change it?


Submit scholarship application:

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Versitas Education Scholarship

Scholarship Application Instructions:

  1. Check your eligibility (see Eligibility Details section of this page).
  2. Fill out the Versitas Scholarship Survey.
  3. Write and Email a 400 word essay to Versitas (note: winning essay may be published on website).

Complete the Versitas Scholarship Survey

Complete this short survey first (Note: this survey is required but not used in the scholarship decision process).

Write an essay on the following topic in 400 words or less.

Essay Topic: You’ve accepted an internship for a medium sized company. Your division’s group of 10 employees have varying degrees of business software knowledge which leads to inefficiencies. How would you convince your manager to get software training for your team?

Please include the following information on your cover page:

  • Name
  • School
  • Field of Study
  • Year of School
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

Email the essay

  • Name your essay file as follows: [first name]–[last name]-versitas-scholarship-essay.pdf
  • Email your essay in PDF format to with the subject of the email reading “Versitas Scholarship Essay – [first name][last name]

Questions? Email

Waterlogic's Clean Water Scholarship
Waterlogic is awarding a $1,500 scholarship to the student in or entering college who submits the best essay. We are now accepting entries and the winner will be chosen at the close of the contest in May 2017. All submissions must be received by Waterlogic by April 30, 2017 to be eligible for entry.
Webucator Scholarships for Computer Science Students

Webucator's Scholarships aim to support students who are studying Computer Science. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who show the greatest potential for leadership in the field of computer science.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually.

Scholarship Criteria

  1. Student is enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university in the United States.
  2. Student has completed at least one computer science class* with a grade of at least 3.4 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
  3. Student has concrete plans to take at least one computer science class in the upcoming school year.
  4. Student has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
  5. Student agrees that Webucator may announce his/her name and college on its website and social media.

* If it is unclear by the title of the class, students must explain how the class relates to computer science.

For application and further instructions, please click here

Last updated: 09/14/2018