Taylor Community Schools

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 https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8843/cocacolascholarsprogram. 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 www.elks.org. 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 www.howardclintoncarrollscholarscommunityforce.com.
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 www.nhs.us/students 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 www.coxresearchscholars.iub.edu/. Admission before Nov. 1 is strongly urged.

Fastweb.com is a great way to search for scholarships.

Check out scholarship opportunities at www.iuk.edu.

See www. ScholarshipExperts.com.

Go to www.indianacollegecosts.com for excellent college financial information. Other scholarship sites are Chegg.com/scholarships, scholarshipexperts.com, and cappex.com/Scholarships.

The Community Foundation web site is now open at www.cfhoward.org
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 www.fafsa.ed.gov.    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..

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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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Working together as the Taylor Learning Community, we will distinguish ourselves as a premiere educational site, ensuring a life of success and continued growth for all of our students.