General Scholarships

For many high school students who plan on attending a two or four-year college or 

university, finances may be an issue. However, there are many ways to reduce the 

cost of tuition, fees, books, and housing at those prospective institutions. 

The Prairie Heights School Counselors receive many scholarships throughout the 

year- please stop by the office to take a look at available scholarships! 

This section of the Guidance Department website is a useful tool for both 

parents, guardians, and students to access scholarship information. 

We would like to provide the following websites which are great resources for 

families of students who are college-bound to research different scholarship 


2017-2018 Scholarships

Dr. James P. Spink Memorial Scholarship

Graduating senior from DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, or Steuben County

Public, private or home school

Studying nutrition in conjunction with his/her college coursework

Full-time student in accredited post-secondary education institution

This scholarship is available for PH students through the Noble County Community Foundation


Due January 31, 2018 

Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

Cameron Hospital will offer 2 scholarships this year. 2 -$1,000 scholarships to students in Nursing. 2- $1,000 to students in any other medical field (allied Health Professional).

Come to guidance office for applications.


Deadline: April 6, 2018

Health Professions Scholarship Program

Students pursuing a career in the health care field

Must reside in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells or Whitley county

Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale

Must attend one of the following colleges: Huntington University (Huntington), Indiana Tech (Fort Wayne), IPFW (Fort Wayne), Indiana School of Medicine (Fort Wayne), Indiana Wesleyan (Fort Wayne), Ivy Tech Community College (Fort Wayne), Manchester University (North Manchester), Trine (Angola & Fort Wayne), University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne).

Ackerman Scholarship (Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo)

A one-time $2,000 award for a college-bound high school senior pursuing an animal-related career. Award is based on applicant’s character, commitment to stewardship of animals, financial need, and scholastic achievement. Applications are available in guidance or online at  

Due February 1, 2018


Nancy Jaynes memorial scholarship

The scholarship of up to $1,500 for college or post-secondary technical schooling is awarded to an Indiana High School senior whose parent is battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer. Applications available at


Due February 2, 2018


Lagrange County Community Foundation has several scholarships for all Prairie Heights students regardless of the county you live in.

Amanda Lou Crotts Memorial- Band of choir for 2 years & plan to study teaching or music. 

Howe-Notestine - Planning to attend a full-time at a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university

Kevin Lewis Purdue Agriculture - Planning to attend Purdue School of agriculture

Life Scholarship - involved in community service

Perkins Family Scholarship - Minimum of 2.0 GPA and completed FASFA 

Prairie Heights Scholarship - open to all seniors at PHHS 

Apply at 

2017-2018 U.S. JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program

     Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.
     From September to November of each year, each JCI Senate state organization (or foundation) distributes to schools and boards of education throughout their state the necessary application forms for determination of the recipients of scholarship grants. The deadline for return of the completed application forms to the state chairperson is January 5, 2018. Do not submit the application to any address on the web page except those under the State Scholarship listing section (packages submitted to the wrong address will not be forwarded). Additional information is included in the Application instructions. Visit for a copy of the scholarship and where to mail the completed application. 

Deadline: January 5, 2018

2017 Scholarship Essay Contest

Presented by The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association’s College of Fellows& The Indiana Historical Society

Essay topic: Why is the right to trial by jury (the seventh amendment) critical to ensuring justice and democracy?

Scholarship amount $4000. See Guidance, Mr. Schmidt, or Mrs. Hammell for more information. 

Deadline: December 17, 2017

Knights of Pythias     ***NEW***                                                                                 Must have a "B" GPA (transcript must accompany application).  ACT or SAT scores need to be submitted with application. Must be sregistered in accredited college prior to funds being distributed. A 600 word or less essay about your goals after graduating from college as well as 600 words or less about your need for financial help, please type and attach to application. Copies available in guidance or found online at:               DUE January 25, 2018       
Floyd Deetz Food Service Scholartship              ***NEW***                                                                                                    Criteria: graduating senior, be accepted in a food service program i.e. Restaurant & Institutional Management, Culinary Arts or similar program. Brief autobiography including future goals and objectives. Be prepared to interview if necessary.                                   Applications available in guidance.                                                              DUE February 1, 2018.  
Kiwains Club of 101 Lakes Angola         ***NEW***                                                                                                            Criteria: Must attend a college in Indiana, copy of transcript to accompany application.                                                                    Application can be found at or copies are available in guidance. DUE: February 16,2018 
National Lutheran Fraternity BETA SIGMA PSI       ***NEW***                                                                                                Available for Male, confirmed members of a Lutheran congration, and starting college in the fall.                                                      Information available at                          DUE February 17, 2018             
ACT Student Champion

      Applicants must be members of the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT. The ACT College and Career Readiness Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place. Applications are due on December 31, 2017. 
· A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
· Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
· Preference will be given to underrepresented or first-generation college students.
Visit to apply. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Deadline: December 31, 2017 

Discover Student loans

 A $2,500 Scholarship Award is still available for eligible students and parents through December 31, 2017. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deadline: December 31, 2017

World Class Scholarship Program

     Mediacom Communications is again offering 55 $1,000, non-renewable scholarships through its World Class Scholarship Program to senior high school students in the 21 states where it provides cable, internet and telephone services. All completed scholarships applications must include an essay on leadership, the applicant’s school transcript and two filled out recommendations forms. Visit or pick up an application in the guidance office
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Deadline: February 16, 2018 

PHP Scholarship Program


·         High school senior planning to pursue a career in a health-related field at a post-secondary college, university or technical school

·         Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalence)

·         Be a PHP member or attend high school in the PHP service area

·         Complete a Scholarship Application form and a typewritten, double- spaced 1,000 word essay on the chosen topic, both available at

·         Applications are available in guidance

Deadline: February 23, 2018

Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum: Jim Kelley Memorial Scholarship

· Students must be in their senior year of high school
· Have at least a 3.0 GPA
· Accepted at an accredited public or private institution 
· Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in a field related to aviation
Application can be found in the guidance office. 

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Beacon Scholarship Program

Beacon Credit Union in making available eight $500.00 Scholarships to eight students who are entering their freshman or sophomore year of college in the fall of 2018


-Parents, guardian, or applicant must be a member of Beacon Credit Union at the time of application.

-Applicant must use the financial reward toward college fees in any college, university or technical school of his/her choice.

-A student may receive a scholarship from another source and still be eligible to receive this award.

-Students applying for the scholarship will apply on a form authorized by the Board of Directors fo Beacon Credit Union

-Completed form, essay and most recent academic transcripts from your school/college and mail postmarked no later than January 31, 2018

See guidance office for more information

Deadline: January 31, 2014