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Throughout the year the MVHS Counseling Center receives notification for local and national scholarships in addition to specific scholarships for colleges/universities. Please visit this page regularly for updated scholarship postings. For specific information or questions, please contact your guidance counselor.  


Community Foundation of Hancock County Scholarships

CFHC is a nonprofit organization that words with community partners to build a future for Hancock County, Indiana.  More than $500,000 will be awarded in scholarships in 2024!

Please click here for more information.

To create an account on the CFHC Scholarship site, please click here.


USI Scholarships

If you are considering attending the University of Southern Indiana, these scholarships are open for application.  You do not have to commit to the University before applying for these scholarships.

Harolyn Torain Multicultural Leadership Scholarship
Application Deadline:December 8, 2023
Amount: $5,000 per academic year for four years
Description: Awarded to students who demonstrate academic achievement and leadership in diverse organizations, environments and leadership capacity for civic engagement and within the workplace.

Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Info
USI Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
Description: Funded through the generosity of private donors. There are approximately 100 USI Foundation scholarships reserved for new, incoming freshmen. Students' applications match them with any scholarships for which they meet the criteria set forth by the donor. Students access the application through their myUSI account that is created once they are admitted to USI.

Learn more about the steps to submit a USI Foundation Scholarship application.


McCordsville Police Department Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships will be awarded to Hancock County, Vernon Township residents pursuing careers connected to the criminal justice system. 

To apply, please click here.

Applications are due March 15, 2024.


2024 NineStar Scholarship

The NineStar Scholarship awards $2,000.00 to 15 different students graduating in 2024.  To be eligible for this  scholarship as of February 1, 2024 the student's principal residence must be with said student's parent or legal guardian who is a member of NineStar Connect or a customer of NineStar Communications in good standing.

For more criteria and the application, please click here

Please read the application instructions carefully! 

Applications must be submitted no later than 3:00pm on February 9, 2024.  Applications must be submitted to NineStar Connect at its principal place of business in Greenfield, IN or online at 


2024 TUBC High School Scholarship

Tricoci University's Annual High School Scholarship application is now open for submissions.  They award one $3500 scholarship per Tricoci University campus and there are 15 campuses across Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.  

Seniors and Junior Grads interested in an education and career in the beauty industry can learn more about Tricoci here.

To apply, please see the flyer here.  Applications are due on March 1, 2024.


Ron Brown Scholarship

The Ron Brown Scholarship awards 45 to 50 four-year scholarships to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.  Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship must be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents and a current high school senior at the time of their application. 

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2023.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $35,000 over four years to supplement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars receive extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, and attend JRF’s annual multi-day "Mentoring and Leadership Conference" in New York City and other regional events throughout the year. 

Applications are due by January 10, 2024.

Please click here for more information.


Big Future Scholarship

No essay, no minimum GPA or test score, no citizenship requirements. Just follow the steps for chances to win! The more steps you complete and earlier you start, the more chances you have to win. If you win, your scholarship can be used at any two- or four-year college. If you don’t win, your entry rolls over for the next month.

How to Qualify-

Earn entries in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships by completing steps on BigFuture. Log in to your account, complete steps on your dashboard, and earn entries to win. One step completed = one entry in each monthly scholarship drawing. There are scholarship drawings starting January of your sophomore year until February of your senior year. 

Click here to apply.

INACAC Scholarship

The Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling (INACAC) Scholarship is open to high school seniors that attend an Indiana high school and are planning to enter an Indiana college or university in Fall 2024.  Applications are due January 8, 2024.

Scholarships will range from $500-$1,000 and will be awarded for the students' Freshman Year (non-renewable). 

For more information and to apply, please click here.


The Hagan Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarship provides up to $7,500 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters, providing recipients with the opportunity to graduate from college debt-free. 

For more information, please  see their brochure here.

To apply, please click here.  The deadline to apply is December 1, 2023.


Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $10,000 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship.

The 2024-2025 application is available in ScholarTrack beginning November 2023 until January 31, 2024.


Jack and Bev Falkenberg Memorial Scholarship

The Falkenbergs were huge supporters of Mt. Vernon students for nearly 48 years.  Their sons and daughter set up a scholarship in memory of Jack and Bev in 2022.  A winner will be awarded a one time $1000 scholarship.

To qualify for this scholarship you must have attended Mt. Vernon Middle School for 7th and 8th grade.  You also must have done one of these three things:

1.Participated in the MVMS Talent Show in 7th and 8th grade

2. Have a parent who is an active member or veteran of the US military

3.  Have a parent who is currently a teacher at a Mt. Vernon school (K-12)

Click here for the application.  There are also applications in the Counseling Office.

Due date is December 15, 2023.


Mental Health Scholarship for Women

The Mental Health Scholarship for Women is a quarterly recurring scholarship open to all student women who prioritize their mental health while attending school.  The next deadline to apply is February 1, 2024 and winners will be announced on February 29, 2024.

For more information, please click here.

First-Gen Futures Scholarship

The Top Nutrition Coaching First-Gen Futures Scholarship is a quarterly recurring scholarship open to all first-generation students whose parents did not receive a four-year bachelor's degree.  The next deadline to apply is December 1, 2023 and winners will be announced on December 31, 2023.

For more information, please click here.


Anderson University Visit Scholarship

The Anderson University Visit Scholarship rewards students a total of $4,000 for taking an official on-campus visit to campus. Some things in life just have to be experienced. For that simple reason, our award-winning programs take a real-life, explorative approach — and it’s also why you should schedule a visit. Come see for yourself what community, academic excellence, and outside-the-box learning opportunities are all about at Anderson University.

Award: This stackable scholarship is renewable over four years in the amount of $1000 per year for a total of $4000 for the four years, and is available to traditional, first-year undergraduate and transfer students, including those who do not submit the FAFSA, and those who do not live on campus. The scholarship is available for only one visit and cannot be combined with ensuing visits.


  • Must be a senior in high school and attend an individual visit with an admissions counselor at Anderson University no later than December 31.
  • Must enroll as a full-time student at Anderson University

For more information, please see the AU website here.


Louie's Tux Shop

Louie's Tux Shop will be sponsoring their 11th annual statewide Model Search this fall.  They bring together 20 students and at the completion of the shoot, two students will receive a $1,000.00 college scholarship.  All photo shoot participants will be featured in their prom promotions in the spring. 

For more information and to apply, please click here.



MAX Scholarship for Leadership

Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plummer Indy are offering five $1,000 scholarships for students attending high school in Central Indiana.  They value integrity, kindness and commitment.  These leadership attributes are pillars of performance that drive innovation, growth, and success.  The MAX Scholarships for Leadership are a way to celebrate and reward these qualities.

Please click here for more information and to apply.


LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship

The Lawntrepreneur Scholarship will grant $1000 to a student they believe has the potential to change the world through entrepreneurship.  If you are interested in starting your own business, please check out this scholarship.  

Lawnstarter Scholarship

A team at have put together several guides to help minority students find grants and scholarships. Here are some links to their guides which might be of interest to minority students.

- Scholarship Guide for Black Students:

- Scholarship Guide for Hispanic Students:

- Scholarship Guide for Asian-American Students:

Each guide offers a lists of scholarships specific to those students as well as a "unique circumstances" section for undocumented or first-generation students. The site also has a more extensive scholarship search tool, which you can find at:

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program 

Up to $1000 Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page. Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals 

American Legion Scholarships and Financial Aid Information  

 College can be affordable. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of help. It will only take a few minutes to understand the American Legion Scholarships available to you. This is a great source for scholarships and a helpful resource for parents and students. Various scholarships available at and

ISTA - Indiana State Teachers Association Scholarships 

 ISTA is proud of their members and the work they do. ISTA and the ISTA Foundation strive to recognize, honor and fund members and future educators to continue high-quality, public education in Indiana. Nominations and applications for scholarships are open to ISTA members and their dependents. There are a variety of scholarships available. Applications may be found online at


Life Lessons Scholarship Program 

For students who have lost a parent - Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people show in the face of such adversity, Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money.


Search here for additional scholarships

African American and Cultural Scholarships

Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship

Ball State University Scholarships

Business Degree Scholarships 

Butler University Scholarships

Burger King Scholars Program


Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Central Indiana Community Foundation Scholarships

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

College Board Scholarships

College Data

College Dollars

College Scholarships

DePauw University Scholarships & Aid

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway


FFA National Scholarships


Foot Locker

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Gates Millennium Scholars

Going Merry

Hamilton County Scholarships

Hancock County Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Huntington University Scholarships

Independent Colleges Indiana

Indiana State University Scholarships

Indiana Tech Scholarships 

Indiana University Scholarships

Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Indiana Wesleyan University Scholarships

IUPUI Scholarships

Ivy Tech Scholarships

Learn More Indiana Scholarships

Marian University Scholarships

Notre Dame Scholars Program

My College Scholarships

Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholar

Purdue University Scholarships

Quest Bridge National College Match


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Sage Scholars

Scholarship Guidance

Scholarships for Single Parents


Shout It Out Scholarship

Students Scholarships


Taco Bell Foundation Live Mas Scholarship

Trine University Scholarships

Unigo Scholarships & Grants

United Negro College Fund; Black Excel

University of Indianapolis Scholarships

University of Southern Indiana Scholarships

Wabash College Scholarships

Wendy's High School Heisman