Scholarships and Grants
With college costs rising, here are some general guidelines to keep in mind:
- Don’t limit the colleges you are considering based on cost alone. Many schools offer need-based aid or work-study programs.
- If you need money to pay for school, federal loans may be a good choice.
- If your circumstances change, contact your college’s financial aid office. You may be eligible for an adjusted aid package. For federal aid applications, visit FAFSA Federal Student Aid.
See the FWCS Scholarship Application for full details on all FWCS scholarships.
For all high school seniors:
- John F. Young - $1,500 per year, renewable for four years for a total of $6,000.
- Grace Hogan - $1,500 per year, renewable for four years for a total of $6,000.
- Caroline Zwick - $1,500 per year, renewable for four years for a total of $6,000.
- Kasey Harter - up to $1,000 one-time award
- Bill C. Anthis Scholarship - Students must plan to attend a public, degree-granting Indiana college. SAT score of 1000 or higher is required, along with ability to make the best use of time and talent in class, extracurricular activities and work experience. This is a one-time award. Award varies between $1,000 - $1,500.
- Clarence & Josephine Biedenweg Scholarship - the award is between $20,000 and $26,000 dollars for applicants intending to pursue a vocation as a teacher.
- Noel M. Hupp Entrepreneurship Scholarship – a $500 one-time award for applicants intending to pursue a vocation as an entrepreneur.
For North Side High School seniors only:
- John and Maryann Chapman - $3,000 per year, renewable for four years for a total of $12,000. Applicants must be entering a medically-related field including pre-med.
- Alice MacPherson - $1,500 per year, renewable for four years for a total of $6,000.
- Lee Family Scholarship – North Side High School students only. Students must exhibit leadership potential, be in financial need, show academic accomplishments and are involved in extracurricular activities. Award is $2,500 per year, renewable for four (4) years given to two students each year.
For Wayne High School senior only:
- Charles Baker - $400 to $500 per year, renewable for four years (amount varies based on financial return. Applicants must rank 3 through 10 in their graduating class.
For Northrop High School seniors only:
- Shahnaz Shipchandler Scholarship – a $2,500 one-time award for applicants intending to pursue a vocation as a study biology, English, or economics in college.
National scholarships available through these free scholarship search engines.
- Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
- Fast Web
- Questa Education Foundation
- Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
- Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students
- Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
- Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program
- Green Home Improvement Scholarship
- VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Patriotic Art Contest
- Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
- Diabetes Scholars Foundation
Helpful Web sites
- Financial Aid tips
- ISM College Planning
- My LRAP
- National Center for College Costs
- Scholarship Help
- Simple Dollar - College Scholarship Guide
- State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
- Student Advantage
- The Common Application
- Trip To College
- Varsity Tutor Scholarships
All scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, scholarship, leadership and initiative displayed during high school years. Applicants should rank in the upper half of their graduating class and plan to attend a four-year college or university.