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Scholarship Bulletin 8

Scholarship Bulletin #8

May 8, 2023

This bulletin is available in the Counseling Office and from Misters Bennett & Richey, the Taylor web page, & senior email. Updates can be found on the “Daily Announcements.” Pick up applications in the CO. Entries marked with an * need to be returned to the CO.

Plummer Nursing from the April Bulletin is due May 15.

Manning is the best legal scholarship around. Two or three new scholarships are awarded annually worth $5,500/year. Renewable is for up to seven years. It can be started with the freshman year all through law school. It can also be used for paralegal. Though need and grades are considered, the applicant’s personal qualities and commitment to a law degree are most important. Deadline is June 1.

Izaak Walton is offering its $500 renewable for students interested in a career in wildlife, conservation, veterinary, firearms, or agriculture. Applicants must submit an essay on their goals and the 2nd Amendment. Previous winners were Daryl & Jason Maple and Sarah & Ashleigh Hafley. Call the clubhouse. Deadline is open.

Filip Janitorial is offering its $500 grant to a Taylor senior in memory of its founder Mrs. Frances Filip. Applicants must have a ”B” avg. First winner was Cree Anders ’22. Deadline is May 19.

Financial Center First CU, 1935 Dixon Rd., is offering $5,000 in scholarships. You must join, but the process is free and easy.

Dunham House in Kempton is offering its $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships, possibly renewable. Originally for students interested in the area of history, it now accepts applications for elementary. Nick Nguyen ’16 was a recipient.   Deadline is May 25.

The DAV (Disabled American Vets) are offering their $500 scholarship to students who have a veteran relative, due June 1.

Bowen Nursing & Medical is extremely generous. Medical grants are limited to grad school, but Nursing includes LPN, RN, and RN-Bachelors with possible renewals. Need and grades are important. Audia Anders was a recipient. Deadline is May 15.

  1. Reminders:  Be sure to return your Scholarship Survey to me by May 17, Wednesday. We want to recognize you for all your scholarships at Senior Awards Sunday—church, union, clubs, etc. Colleges, for instance, rarely notify us,; this is how we get that information!
  2. Sit in the first two rows of the Cafetorium at Senior Awards Sunday by 1:50 on May 21st. Over thirty of you will receive the Presidential Academic Achievement award, plus Sellers, Spanish and Historical Society cords, etc., etc. Be sure to bring your extended family.

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Scholarship Bulletin 7
Scholarship Bulletin #7
April 12, 2023

This bulletin is available in the Counseling Office and from Misters Bennett & Richey, the Counseling Office on the Taylor web page, & senior email. Updates can be found on the “Daily Announcements.” Pick up applications in the CO. Entries marked with an * need to be returned to the CO.

There are two carryovers from the March Bulletin; applications are in the CO:
*Sellers $1,200 April 17
  MLK $1,000 April 17

Kokomo Country Club has some changes from the March Bulletin There will be seven @ $1,000. Golfing is still preferred but not required. Deadline is now May 1. These changes will benefit lots of you!

Plummer scholarships are awarded to about six students/year to prospective doctosr (including pre-med) and registered nurses. They pay between $500 to $1,500/year, possibly renewable. Criteria are academics, desire for a medical education, and need. Previous recipients have been Allison Lipchik ’10 (four times), Taylor Pemberton ’15,
and Audia Anders ’19 (twice). Go to by May 15.

The Kokomo Kiwanis Foundation is offering one $1,000 to a Taylor senior. (We already had the Kokomo Kiwanis a couple months ago.) Criteria for this grant are parents’ income, school & community activities, in-state. Parents’ membership is preferred but not required. ONE THS senior is guaranteed! Deadline is April 24.

Haynes Credit Union is offering three $1,000 scholarships. Criteria are grades, SAT, and activities. Past recipients are Molly Peterson ’15 and Audia Anders ’19. Applicants must be members at the time of application. Be sure to include any difficulties you have overcome, due April 14.

Star Bank is offering five $1,000 ag. Scholarships due April 17. Apply online to Star; web site is in the Scholarship box.

Indiana Heartland Credit Union is offering two $1,000 scholarships. As mentioned in the November bulletin, you must have been a member by December 31, due April 14.

Indiana Black Expo (Kokomo Chapter) is searching for students who have been active in school/community. Chris Ellison ’09, Makayla Peters ’09, and Spencer Arnett ’17 received $350. Deadline is April 14.

Solidarity CU is offering 13 $1,000 scholarships (including vocational schools). You must be a member at the time of application. Deadline is April 30

*The Sgt. Brad Atwell scholarship is offered to honor the memory of a brave soldier and great Titan. Brad ’03 gave his life for our country fighting in Afghanistan in 2012. He was the first Taylor grad to lose his life in combat. He is remembered fondly by Mr. Bennett for his work ethic and personality. Students must have a “C” avg. Two $500 awards will be given. Last year’s recipients were Truman Howerton, Kendall Lanning, and Nathan Keene. Applications are due in the CO by May 1.

Ball State local alumni are offering a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman, based on academics, activities, and especially need. See the links in the Scholarship box and submit by May 1.

*Gohil Family scholarships of $1,000 will go to three Taylor seniors. Two will be based on academics and extracurricular achievements. The third will include those criteria with need strongly considered. The family established these awards in 2008 in appreciation of the education they received. Anisha is an asst. professor in pediatric endocrinology at Riley. Ishan graduated in first place at Taylor and St. Joseph College and almost first at IU Medical School. He is now at Community Howard’s office in Greentown. Deadline is May 1 in the GO.

*The Scholarship Committee is offering its own scholarships. It will award $500 grants to three seniors, submitting essays on the topic “My Lifetime Goals.” The writers’ names should only appear on the back page, so that the Committee can review the essays anonymously. (One of the three will be partly based on need; anyone interested in it should also submit a copy of their FAFSA showing family income.) Deadline is the first May Monday in the CO.

Alpha Kappa Alpha offers six different $500 African-American scholarships with up to six recipients. Students may apply for one or up to six. Previous Taylor winners have been Skylar Denman ’10, Tyler Ellison ’11, Mia Taper ’14, Darius Taper ’16, and Brooke Morris ’19. Go to and click “Scholarships” by April 21 or send by email to akaopo1.

City of Firsts Credit Union is offering its $1,000 scholarship who have been members since at least Dec. 31 last year as explained in the November newsletter. Winners have been Tyler Marler, ’04 and Shannon Stockdale ’13, due April 21.

Wyman IUK is offering its $500 for a future IUK student who has contributed to community service, due April 14.

Howard Co. Home Extension Service is offering its $500 scholarship to a past or present 4-H member or the child or grandchild of an Extension Homemaker Club member. The applicant must be accepted at Purdue or in the School of Health & Human Sciences in another Indiana college. Deadline is May 1.

Kokomo Men of Note has a $1,000 music education grant, particularly vocal. A brief letter from Mrs. Decker is required. Highlight of the 2011 and 2015 Awards programs was the Barber Shop Quartet’s musical presentation to Marrissa Tuttle and Heather Street. Deadline is April 30.

The Koontz Scholarship is in memory of Deputy Karl Koontz, who was killed in the line of duty. The Koontz Scholarship Committee, composed of Sheriff Dept. employees, is looking for students who are and will be involved in the commun-ity. One Taylor senior will receive $1,500. Recipients have been Jessica Shumaker ’18, Liz Marden ’19, Madison Estok ’21, and Jordan Sandefur, ‘22, due May 5.

*The J. Coady Graves Memorial scholarship offers $1,000, renewable over four years, amounting to $4,000. Criteria are grades (at least a “C+” avg.) and school activities. Applicants wishing to have need considered must include the FAFSA page with family income. Coady’s brother Dr. Nathan Graves ‘04 and April (Mc Nutt) Graves ’02 are offering the scholarship in memory of Coady, who died tragically just before his junior year in 2001. Coady had a joyful spirit and loved Taylor, especially Track and Band. Elizabeth Newlin ’22 will receive her renewable for next year.

*Gohil/IUK is offering four $10,000 scholarships with one of them renewable for three years. The Gohil family has been very generous with scholarship funds since 2008 through the Gohil family scholarships on the other page. Students will need a “B-“ avg., school and community activities, and integrity. Need is not required but may be considered; students wishing to show need must include the FAFSA page showing family income. Kelsi Langley ’22 will receive her second scholarship this year. There will be one $10,000 renewable this year and two $10,000 non-renewable. The family goal is to help Taylor students have a better life and to help those who come after them. Applications are due May 1.

Senior Awards will be Sunday, May 21, 2:00, in the Cafetorium. All seniors with an “A” or “B” avg. (over 30 seniors) will receive at least the Presidential Academic Achievement Award. Be seated by 1:50 in the front two rows. Bring your extended family!! Be sure to watch for the Senior Survey. We’ll ask you to list all of your awards!
Scholarship Bulletin 6

(Note: This is the largest bulletin of the year! Be sure to APPLY!   Many guarantees ONE Taylor recipient meaning there is no competition with students in other schools.)

Scholarship Bulletin #6 March 14, 2023

This bulletin is available in the Counseling Office and from Misters Bennett and Richey, the Taylor web page, & senior e-mail. Updates can be found on the “Daily Announcement;” for parents to receive them daily, contact Mrs. Lambert, E190. Pick up applications in the CO. Entries marked with an * need to be returned to the CO.

Deegan applications from senior women are still open till March 16. Info. is in the GO.

*Sellers applications have been slow to come in. This is basically automatic if you have a “C” avg. The amount will be based on the balance in the Fund and the number of applicants. Estimate is $600. Due date is April 15 in the CO.

*Class of ’70 is looking for three $1,000 recipients for their new scholarships. Criteria are grades (7.9), extra-curricular, community, and character. One each will be based on need, recommendation of a ’70 grad, and general. (You may apply under one or all three categories). Previous recipients were: Sean Davis, Brooke McGuire, Alison Pemberton ’20; Kendall Lanning, Madison Estok, Nathan Keene, ’21, due in the GO April 7.

The American Legion Auxiliary has a $500 local scholarship. Criteria are grades, activities, and an essay on your desire for college. Answer each question carefully. Deadline is April 10. The applicant must show a family veteran connection. Previous recipients have been Marrissa Tuttle ‘11, Caleb Copp ‘14, Heather Street ’15, Liz Marden, ’19.

The American Legion Auxiliary also has a $500 district scholarship. Criteria are similar to the local, including the need to show a veteran connection.  Previous recipients were Ron Johnston, Amanda Barton, & Emily Dill. Deadline is April 10. There are also other ALA scholarships available at

Howard County Retired Teachers are again offering their $1,000 scholarship for a future teacher. Alyssa McElwain ’12 and Caleb Copp ’14 were recipients. Application is due April 6.

Tri Kappa offers four scholarships: Two general scholarships of $1,000 stress academics. The two Barb Peele of $500 focus on need. Both look for community service and leadership. A student may apply for both. Recent winners have been Courtney Schroeder and Marrissa Tuttle ’11, Mc Kenna Deckard ’14, Ashley Nguyen ’16, and Destiny Booth ’20. E-mail the application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. by March 31.

The Kokomo MLK Memorial, open to all races, is offering $1,000 to one Taylor senior based on grades, awards, school/community activities. Need will be considered if student includes his/her FAFSA showing family income. Deadline to submit is March 27.

*The Andrew Fernung scholarship. in memory of Taylor’s first superintendent, will go to deserving seniors.  The two $1,000 grants are based on academics, activities, choice of occupation, and need (if student submits family income on the FAFSA). Consideration is given to children of Taylor employees (not limited to teachers). Return to the CO by April 7.

*The Harland family scholarships will award three $1,000 grants based on academics, school and community involvement. Applications are due in the GO by April 7.

Kokomo Country Club is again offering at least two $1,000 scholarships. They are meant for KCC employees (past or current), their children, and area golfers (but not children of members). Other criteria are grades, activities, and jobs. Due April 1.

Community Howard is offering the Maude Kelley scholarship to future health care workers. This is very broad, including dentistry, radiology, etc.) Approximately half of the twenty usually given annually are for new applicants. They usually range from $500 to $1,000, renewable for four years. Besides academics, preference goes to applicants interested in employment in/near Howard County. Applications are due no later than April 3 at the hospital’s foundation office. There have been 18 grants to Titans (sometimes more than once/person). In 2014, we had Tyler Marler, Amy Lipchik, Carly Moore, and Casey Moore.  In 2015, we had Ashley Nguyen. In 2016, Ashley repeated plus Nick, also Savannah Delgado and Isabella Smith. In 2017,
Cami Hansen was a winner.

Apprenticeship programs are great for students who like to work with their hands. The education to get a journeyman’s card is usually very inexpensive. Leave your name in the CO to see Mr. Short.

Financial Builders Credit Union offers four $1,000 scholarships based on need, grades, community, & jobs. These are worth the trouble as there are few applicants willing to write the essays. (Student does not have to be a member.) App. is due April 1.

Tip: Check your parents’ employment, church, union, sorority, etc. for scholarships!

Awards Sunday, May 21, 2:00-3:30, Cafetorium: Over fifty seniors will be recognized!

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Scholarship Bulletin 4

Scholarship Bulletin #4                                                     
Jan. 15, 2023

This bulletin is available in the Counseling Office, Misters Bennett & Richey, Taylor web page, & senior email. Updates can be found on the “Daily Announcements;” to subscribe to them, see Mrs. Helvie, Ext 190). Pick up applications in the CO. Entries marked with an * need to be returned to the CO for the Scholarship Committee or the sponsoring organization.

Peace Essay Scholarship—The three traditional peace churches—Friends, Mennonite, and Brethren are offering two or three $500 to $700 scholarships. Winners are determined from an essay entitled “Opportunities for Peacemaking in Our Lives.” Students are asked to look for peace within themselves, their families, schools, communities, country, or the world. Grades, SAT’s, activities, and need are NOT considered. A letter of recommendation is required. Taylor has a great track record with this one: Erin Rodriguez, Danielle Glick, Amy Truong, Ishan Gohil, Hannah Akers, Katie Pendergast, & Marie Owens. Essay is due Jan. 23.

The Howard Co. Sports Hall of Fame is offering a $500 scholarship to an outstanding Titan boy or girl. Criteria are C avg., citizenship, and need. Deadline is Feb. 28 to Mr. Leicht. Applications are in the Scholarship Box in the GO.

*Sellers applications are now available. Requirements are: Taylor diploma, citizenship, and “C” avg. Graduates back to ’69 are eligible to apply. Nearly 1,000 have been granted since 2006. This year’s amount will depend on the Trust’s value and the number of applicants. Our best estimate is $600. Applications are available in the Counseling Office and Supt’s Office, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They need to be returned to the CO by April 15.

Community Foundation of Howard County is offering over twenty local scholarships on one application THS seniors may apply for. This application is a “must” because you file only one application for nearly all the local scholarships.   Be sure to go into detail on the application, so that you will be considered for everything you have an interest in! The Foundation is the largest source of local scholarships! Last year’s recipients were: Alana Johnson, Adams Rotary; Karmin Banter, Carl Anderson; Alana Johnson and Chloe McKay, Lilly Runners Up; Alana & Owen Shimer, Tony Gabriel; Alana, June Brown Hill; Karmin, Sierra Fritsch, Hough; Michael Pemberton, AFL-CIO; Alana, Shuckstrong; Karmin, Thacker; Michael, Wideman.

Deadline is Jan. 31!. All college-bound seniors should apply. Some are based on character, some on athletics, some (not all) on need, etc. Don’t forget the financial aid form, transcript, and references. Go to For more info., call Ms.Blakenship @ 454-7298.

Purdue College of Technology (Kokomo) is again offering $500 to $5,000 in 20 scholarships for students with at least a “B” avg. Logan Wade ’08 received $1,500. Last year, several were difficult to fill. Students need a goal statement, transcript, and three recommendations. The main application covers the 11, and there are separate applications for GM and Project Lead the Way.   To apply, go to, or call 455-9339. Deadline is Feb. 1.

Next Generation Teacher Scholarships of $7,500/year, renewable, will be given to 200 prospective teachers. Applicants must graduate in the top 20% or be in the top 20% of SAT scores. You must teach in Indiana for five years. This $30,000 grant is the largest teacher scholarship available! Apply on by Jan. 31.

*The IHSAA is offering thirteen $2,500 Cato scholarships to students who have participated in one or more of the IHSAA-sanctioned sports. Taylor is allowed one nominee. Students must have a “B’ avg., good sportsmanship, and involvement n school and community. Also, they must be good role models to younger athletes. Interested students should submit a paragraph describing their involvement in Taylor sports, including awards, to the GO by Feb. 1.

New scholarship—The Wooldridge family is working on a new Taylor scholarship. It will recognize their parents, Jerry & Katybeth for their years of service to Taylor Township and Taylor Schools. (You may have noticed the Trustee’s office across from school has been renamed after Jerry.) I’ll have details later.

Howard Co. School Employees Credit Union is again giving a $500 scholarship, plus several grants of $250 to its members or their children in the four county school systems. You must be a child of a member or a member yourself. Criteria are academics, jobs, and school/community. Winners have been Shelby Brown ’13 (three times), Tyler Marler ’14, Mc Kenna Deckard ’15, Isabella Smith & Paige Welsh, ’16, Sistine Dishon ’18; Audia Anders & Mindy Peterson, ’21. Deadline is Feb. 10. (See me if you need an app. for someone in college.)

Hudson-Holland scholarships are available at IU-B for $6,000/year renewable. Primarily for ethnic students, the program requires a “B” avg, M & V SAT of 1,100, and activities. Need is not considered. Participants are automatically allowed to take small-size Honors classes. Erin Rodriguez, Missy Troyer, Amy Truong, Ashley Nguyen, Alandra Riley-Hobbs, Nick Nguyen, & Brooke Martin have received this. Apply online at and click “Prospective Students.” Apply for early admission or by Feb. 15.

The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution is offering a $500 state scholarship. Students must complete the application and contact Ms. Russell 631-2697 by Jan. 31.  

The national DAR offers a large number of scholarships. If any senior is interested, see Mr. Short or go online at for the complete list or call the above. Deadline is Feb. 15 online PHP is giving scholarships for health-related fields. Go to by Feb. 23.

Christian athletes are invited to contact by Feb. 1.

Section 529 College Savings Plans offer a great opportunity for families to accumulate college funds and receive tax benefits. Funds are deposited in an account where they grow tax free as long as they are spent for higher education. Indiana offers an additional bonus: Whatever funds are deposited earn a 20% Indiana tax credit. If a family deposits $1,000, they receive an Indiana tax refund of $200. For info., contact any financial advisor, go to, or call Mr. Short.

Visits–IUK for a tour and a chance to meet students & observe classer 455-9217. Ivy Tech, 459-0561 (7252)

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Scholarship Bulletin 3

Scholarship Bulletin #3                                           

November 17, 2023

This bulletin is available from the Counseling Office, Misters Bennett & Richey, also Taylor website and senior 
email.  Updates can be found on the “Daily Announcements; for parents to subscribe, call the office (ext 1190).
Pick up applications in the GO.  Entries marked with an * need to be returned to the GO for the Scholarship

21st Century students receive 100% free tuition at any Indiana public college and partial tuition at Indiana private or technical schools.  However, different colleges offer more.  Univ. of Evansville, St. Mary of the Woods, and Marian College, private colleges, grant full tuition.    IUPUI is offering $2,500 for books and housing.  Likewise, ISU is offering an extra $2,000.  The very best deal is at IU-Bloomington and Purdue-W. Lafayette: Besides the usual free tuition, you can also receive free books, room, and food!  When housing and books are added to tuition, this opportunity is worth $24,000 this year.  With usual price increases, it could easily reach $100,000 over the life of your four years of college! 

 Info. on the above and other “extra” benefits  is available  online Click “Resources,” “Financial Aid,” and “Scholar Incentives.”  For overall info., you can call 888-528-4719 or regional rep. Amy Parraga at 317-617-0223.  

 21st Century seniors are required to complete the ScholarTrack and carry a B- avg. (6.5 gpa).  As in the past, they are required to apply for the FAFSA by April 15.   They need to read their 21st Century newsletters!  

Burger King is again planning to award over 2,000 scholarships of $1,000 or much more. BK gives three in Kokomo.  

In ’15, all three went to Titans!  (A Tri- Central student received $50,000). Recent winners were Nick Nguyen, Paige Welsh, & Liz Marden. Students do not have to work at BK. Criteria are grades, work, school & community activities. Applications must be submitted online by Dec. 15.  Go to “Burger King Scholars Application.”

*Goodfellows is planning to give two $1,000 scholarships at Taylor.  Since the two are guaranteed, it is worth the trouble.  Recent previous recipients have been Rebecca Foesch, Trey Gonzalez, Grace Cavazos, Madison Estok, Elizabeth Newlin, Karmin Banter, Cody Groves, & Alex Collins. Before applying, you must help with the Goodfellows clothing giveaway one night between Dec. 3-7 at Kohls.  You must make a shopping appointment with the director John Wiles by Tue., Nov. 21 at 438-9545.   You will receive a signed form after working, which you will attach to the scholarship application.  Besides the chance to win a scholarship, you will be blessed by the experience!  The application and work attachment are due in the Counseling Office by Dec. 15.  The phone call is due NOW!

IUK-Diversity scholarship is $1,500 renewable.  The essay asks future IUK students to discuss their commitment to diversity at IUK, due Dec. 1. 

Check with your parents’ employers.  For instance, Haynes International and Chrysler give several scholarships, to children of employees.  Applications are available in the plants’ HR Departments. 

Looking for something to do over vacation?  

--Why not complete the FAFSA?  You can get information by calling 800-4-Ed-Aid (800-433-3243).  You can file online at To get a head start on your FAFSA and an idea of how much financial aid you will get, go online to  If you need additional help, see Mrs. Marler. 

FAFSA Nite at Taylor—Dec. 12, Tue., 6:00, Media Center.  Complete your FAFSA with a financial aid expert.  Bring your parents, along with their and your 2022 tax returns.

Get started on the Community Foundation application.  

Go to www.cfhoward.organd www.howardclintoncarrollscholars.communityforce. 

21st Century Scholars, if you would like to take the ACT and SAT without charge, see Mrs. Marler. 

To visit, call: IUK, 455-9217; IVTC, 459-0561 (7252), or Kokomo Purdue Polytechnic, 456-7804. 

TIP: Two Credit Unions require that applicants have membership BY THE END OF THE YEAR.  That means if you decide to apply for their scholarships in 2024 you will be ineligible if you haven’t joined by the end of December! There is no charge to join! There are few applicants, thereby increasing your chances! They are: City of Firsts and Indiana Heartland.  City of Firsts, which gives a $1,000 scholarship, is located at 1120 S. Main St.

As a community credit union, it welcomes anybody who wants to join!  Indiana Heartland, which gives two $100 scholarships, is located at 402 S. Berkley Rd.  It is limited to families of certain groups, such as St. Joan of Arc and St. Pat’s churches, employees of Ascension Hospital, and a few other groups (to check on the smaller groups, call 765-854-3067.  These are good opportunities for students who follow the above suggestions!!! 

Don’t forget to do some volunteering over the holidays!  The Rescue Mission needs people to deliver gift boxes (456-3077).  The Salvation Army needs bell ringers, sometimes paid (456-3846). CAM can use help organizing toys, clothes, etc. (438-7547). 

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Scholarship Bulletin 2
Scholarship Bulletin #2                                                                                                          
October 14, 2022

This bulletin is available from the Counseling Office, Misters Bennett & Richey, also, Taylor web page, and senior email. Updates can be found on the “Daily Announcements”; to subscribe to them, call Mrs. Helvie (Ext 190). Pick up applications in the CO from the Scholarship Box. You will need to send in most of them. Entries marked with an * need to be returned to the CO for the Scholarship Committee.

Coke will again be awarding $3 million in scholarships, including two-year programs for leadership, com-munity, & academics. Several local people have won, including Ryan Nees, WHS--$20,000.   Ashley Nguyen ‘15 and Tori Gilstrap ’16 were semifinalists. Go to For information, call 800-306-2653. Deadline is Oct. 31. (Coke has some good info. on scholarships included with this in the CO Scholarship Box.)

*DAR Good Citizen is one of the oldest, most recognized high school honors in America. Criteria are dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Interested students need to complete part 1, no. 1. (Only the winner will need to do the complete app.) After the Scholarship Committee picks three finalists, seniors will be invited to pick the senior who best exemplifies the criteria. Amy Truong ’06. Ashley Nguyen ’15. Audia Anders ’19, and Rebecca Foesch ’20 went on to become county DAR Good Citizens. Return to the Counseling Office by Friday, Oct. 21.

Elks application is now available. The lodge gives 500 scholarships, ranging from $1,000/year to $12,500/year. Logan Kimbler ’13, Ashley Nguyen ’15, & Liz Foesch ’17 were winners. Criteria are academics, leadership, & need. Go to Click “Our programs,” “Scholarships,” and “Most Valuable Student Scholarships” by Nov. 14.

Abby Rethlake scholarship ($500) is looking for applicants interested in the field of Cosmetology. First winner was Kelsey Lanning ’11. Applicants must have a good work ethic and need. Submit application by Nov. 15 to the Community Foundation at
For more information, call Emerald at the Foundation office 454-7298.

National Honor Society is offering over 600 scholarships of $3,000 + to NHS members. Interested members should go to by Dec. 1.

Summit (Salon) Academy is offering several scholarships to current or future students. Call 454-9840.

IU Cox Research pays over $60,000 for a full ride. Students do research under a mentor’s guidance. Go to Admission before Nov. 1 is strongly urged. is a great way to search for scholarships.

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Go to for excellent college financial information. Other scholarship sites are,, and

The Community Foundation web site is now open at
As Taylor seniors, you are eligible to apply for over twenty of their scholarships.  (A copy is on the scholarship bulletin board in the Scholarship Office.) The great news is that you can apply for all 30 of them with ONE application. (There are 3 others that require a separate application.) This is a real time saver. It is extremely important that you apply for these. They are the majority of local scholarships. To skip these is to really shortchange your chances!

IUK “VIP Day” will be Tue., Oct 25, 9am to 12:00noon — tours, refreshments, free app. & more. Register at 765-455-9217.

Ivy Tech guided tours and information can be arranged by calling 765-459-0561.

Both colleges are offering FAFSA help! Take your 2021 tax papers and parent along! Financial aid advisers will help you get it done there. You do not have to be a prospective student at either college!

Ivy Tech is offering walk-in help.

IUK is hosting “College Goal Sunday” with lots of staff to help you. It will be Sunday, Nov. 6, 2pm to 4pm, Library.

IUK is also offering help on Tue., Oct. 25, Wed., Nov. 9, and Tue., Nov. 15 from 5pm to 7 p.m. in Library 148.

To complete your FAFSA yourself, go to    Mrs. Marler can also help!

Open Houses give you a good chance to check things out:IUK “ViP Day”—tours, free app., lunch, & more—Tue., Oct 25, 9:00 to noon. Register at 455-9217

Purdue-Kokomo—“Purdue Preview Day”—tour, classroom time with profs., lunch-- Friday, Nov. 4, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Register at 765-496-7804

Ivy Tech—Call 765-459-0561 to schedule a day.

Seniors: Make sure you are using your spare time to accumulate volunteer hours. Volunteerism is a very important criteria for scholarships. Smart move is to do several projects but specialize in one, for example, helping regularly at the Rescue Mission cafeteria. Check the scholarship box in the CO.

Also, be sure to pick up information in the box for all the scholarships mentioned in the bulletins and listen to or read the Daily Announcements. You can also find them on the Taylor web page. Be sure to get copies of the flyers in the scholarship box, such as “How To Do” and “You’re a Senior” and the complete list of all Indiana colleges’ financial aid web sites. The individual colleges can alert you to a huge number of scholarships.

To see Mr. Short in the CO, leave your name with the secretary to be called from WIN. You may also e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scholarship Bulletin 1

Scholarship Bulletin #1                                                                                                                 September 24, 2022

 This bulletin is available from the Counseling Office, Misters Bennett & Richey, the Taylor web page, you will also receive it by email. Updates can be found on the “Daily Announcements”; for parents to subscribe, contact Mrs. Lambert (ext. 190). Pick up applications in the Counseling Office. You will need to send in most of them. Entries marked with an *need to be returned to the Counseling Office for the Scholarship Committee.

(Note: Several colleges are offering extremely generous scholarships for students with outstanding grades and SAT scores if they apply for early enrollment.)

IU-B is offering numerous four-year scholarships for students meeting guidelines for SAT scores and GPAs.  Annual, renewable grants range from $1,000 to $8,000. Sergiy Chernetsky, Kenlee Woodard, and Ashley Nguyen received $8,000/year from this program. No scholarship application is necessary…just the regular IU admission application. Priority goes to students who apply for admission by Nov. 1. Go to the web site

Purdue gives some of its best scholarships—Trustees ($10,000/yr.) and Presidential ($4,000 to $8,000/yr.) to students admitted by Nov. 1. These are automatic and not based on need. Requirements are outstanding grades and SAT scores. Tyler Barnes ’08 received $5,000/yr. Martin Pendergast ’08 won $10,000/yr. McKenna Deckard ’15 received $8,000/yr. Visit

IUK’s Early Scholars Program date is Nov. 15.

SAT Review (free) (enter “sat prep”)

SAT Test Dates Register at (If you are in the 21st Century program, see Mrs. Marler for free registration.)
Saturday, November 5th = (Western HS) Deadline is October 7.

(Be sure to take right away; your scores may be requested for college admission.)

Free scholarship searches, go to or or or Jack Kent Cooke Foundation at

For colleges, majors, and financial aid, go to

IUK “VIP Day”—tours, free app., lunch & more—Oct. 25 Tue., 9:00-12:00. Register at 455-9217.

Ivy Tech arranges visits and tours individually. Call 459-0561

FAFSA Night Purdue Polytechnic, Inventrek (7 00 E. Firmin/Home Ave.) Sept. 29, 5:30. This
info. session is open to all, not just Purdue applicants. Take a parent!

To see me to discuss scholarships, leave your name with Mrs. Brankle. I’ll see you next time I’m here.  You can call me at ext. 184 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Taylor School Community mission is to prepare and encourage our students for success in all life’s opportunities through the foundation of TITAN STYLE.

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