Local and State Scholarships

BHS Scholarships and Deadlines

The following scholarships were available during the 2019-2020 school year.

If a specific deadline date is not listed, the BHS Guidance Office has not received this year’s scholarship information yet. 

An abbreviated form of requirements is listed. Please read the detailed requirements when they are available.

Updated scholarships will be added to the BHS Guidance Scholarship website throughout the school year.

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Jen Steinkamp at jsteinkamp@batesville.k12.in.us or (812) 932-4384

FAFSA Questions?
Contact INvested at 317-715-9005 or Outreach@INvestEdIndiana.org
Website:  InvestEdIndiana.org



Local or State

Scholarship Name

Requirements Scholarship Deadline Website Information if Available



Franklin County Lilly



Lilly scholarships are designed to increase the level of educational attainment in Indiana and increase the awareness of the potential of Indiana Community Foundations to improve the quality of life of Indiana’s residents.  Each scholarship provides full tuition to an accredited college or university.

Franklin Lilly

September 3, 2019

Ripley County Lilly


Ripley Lilly

Mandatory Essay Session

August 14, 2019

at BHS





Horatio Alger Open to students who exhibit financial need and plan to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years). April 15, 2020


Horatio Alger Scholarship Flyer

DAR NSDAR awards a variety of scholarships through the DAR scholarship committee.  Please visit website for more information. February 15, 2020

Application Submission Portal http://dar.academicworks.com

DAR Info Flyer

Wells Academically strong students who intend to attend IU should notify a BHS counselor in August. October 1 https://wellsscholarship.indiana.edu
National Merit www.nationalmerit.org October 9 Nominated by NMSQT per PSAT results from Jr year
VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.  The top national winner receives a $30,000 scholarship. October 31 Voice of Democracy Entry Form 19-20
Prudential Spirit of Community Open to students who are making a difference through volunteer service. TBA spirit.prudential.com
Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship Open to students wishing to pursue a degree in education. November 30, 2019


General Scholarship Information

Application Procedures and Requirements

Hoosier Excellence Richard Lugar Minority Scholarship program open to minority high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 22. December FundForHoosierExcellence.org
Gongaware Scholarship at Indiana State University Approximately $40,000 over 4 years and a $3,000 Professional Development Account
Scholars selected based on leadership potential, academic achievement, and interest in a career in insurance and financial services.
Applicant requirements: Cumulative GPA of 3.5, 1140 SAT or 23 ACT, and rank in the top 15% of the graduating class.
November 20, 2019


Gongaware Scholar Flyer

Gongaware Scholarship

Knights of Pythias Applicant must have a B or above GPA and be able to submit SAT or ACT scores. January 25, 2020


Knights of Pythias Scholarship

HomeGrown Scholarship Open to graduating high school seniors pursuing 2- or 4-year degrees in agriculture and/or science January 31, 2020

Apply online at www.helenahomegrown.com

Helena Acre Homegrown Scholarship

Indiana Breast Cancer

Nancy Jaynes Memorial

This scholarship is awarded to an Indiana High School Senior whose parent is battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer. January 31, 2020


Scholarship Info

Zimmer Tractor Open to FFA or 4H members.  Preference is given to students pursuing an Agriculture related career. February 15, 2020

2020 Scholarship Form


Kiwanis Batesville Applicants must attend a school in Indiana for their post-high school education. Due no later than 4pm to Mrs. Wallpe February 20, 2020

Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Application


Beta Sigma Psi Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation offers Scholarship and Grant opportunities for Beta Sigs and for other members of the Lutheran community. February 15, 2020


Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship Info

Franklin County Community Foundation Myriad of scholarships available.  Please check website for qualifications. February 27, 2020 Online Scholarship Application
Foundation for Rural Service General $2500 FRS scholarship are awarded to one student within each of the NTCA’s sic geographic membership regions. March 6, 2020


Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship Application

Ripley County Community Foundation Myriad of scholarships available.  Please check website for qualifications. March 1, 2020 www.rccfonline.org
BCEF Common Application James E. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship, Mary C Horstman Scholarship, and Sgt. Chad Keith Memorial Scholarship. March 2, 2020 BCEF Common Scholarship Application
IU Alumni Association of Greater Cincinnati Scholarships available to students enrolling at Indiana University living in either Franklin or Ripley counties. March 10, 2020 Greater Cincinnati Alumni Scholarship Info
IASP High School Applicants should be in good academic standing and interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology. March 1, 2020 http://www.iasponline.org/page-1862824
Rising Sun Regional Foundation Applicants should have a 2.75 GPA or higher and live in Ripley County or the City of Batesville. 4pm – March 23, 2020

2020 RSRF scholarship application

Scholarship Info

Kyle L. Harrop Scholarship

Open to students planning to attend Purdue University and have participated in at least one academic competition -Spell Bowl, Academic Super Bowl, Academic Decathlon, Quiz Bowl and/or Future Problem Solvers.

March 31, 2020

2020 KLH Scholarship Application


Vincennes University Mathematics Education Scholarship

Scholarships to be awarded to new students enrolling at Vincennes University for the 2020-2021 academic year as Mathematics Education majors.

March 31, 2020

Scholarships VU Mathematics Education 2020-2021


Delta Kappa Gamma Mu Student (male or female) must have a B or above GPA and be interested in pursuing a career in education. March 13, 2020

2020 Delta Kappa Gamma Mu Scholarship


Phi Beta Psi Sorority Applicants must wish to pursue careers in Medical Technology, Radiology Technology, Cytotechnology, Nuclear Medical Technology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography. April 1, 2020

Phi Beta Psi Scholarship


ETC Awards of up to $5000 are available to graduating seniors from each of the following counties in ETC’s fiber and/or wireless markets:  Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland, and Union. March 27, 2020


ETC Scholarship Application

Scholarship forms are also available in the guidance office.

Nurse Scholarship – Ripley County Voiture Open to students pursuing a nursing degree. Open to students who live in Ripley County. March 15 of the current year

Ripley Nursing Scholarship Application


Indiana Hands and Voices Scholarship Scholarship open to all Indiana residents who are deaf and/or hard of hearing who are currently enrolled in or plan to attend a college or university. March 20, 2020

Application Link


K of C Council Youth #1461 For students attending college or trade/technical school. March 31, 2020

Knights of Columbus Scholarship Application


Nurse Scholarship – Voiture 612 Open to students pursuing a nursing degree. Open to students who live in Dearborn, Ohio, Franklin or Switzerland Counties. TBA

Nursing Scholarship Application


Bar-Cons Credit Union

Judy M. James Scholarship

Applicant’s families must be members of Bar-Cons FCU. March 31, 2020

Bar-Cons Scholarship Application


Central Indiana American Society of Safety Professionals Scholarship (CIASSP) CIASSP annually offers three $1,000 scholarships to Indiana high school seniors seeking a career in Occupational Health and Safety. Minimum 2.8 GPA requirement. March 31, 2020

Scholarship Application 2019


Margaret Mary Health Open to students pursuing a healthcare career. March 31, 2020



Ripley County Farm Bureau Applicant’s family must be members of the Ripley County Farm Bureau and Ripley County residents. April 1, 2020

Scholarship Application


Major Samuel Woodfill Applicants must be the children of U.S. Army Soldiers or U.S. Army veterans. April 1, 2020

Major Samuel Woodfill Scholarship Application


Students Making an Environmental Difference Applicants must be involved in recycling efforts.  Please contact a BHS Guidance Counselor if interested in applying for this scholarship. April 1, 2020

2020 SEIRD Scholarship Application

Scholarship Flyer


Franklin County Farm Bureau Applicants should be Franklin County residents.  Primary consideration will be given to the child of a Farm Bureau member.  Secondary consideration will be given to a student pursuing a degree in agriculture. March 30, 2020

Franklin County Farm Bureau Application 2020


Ripley County

Sheriff’s Office

Applicants must be Ripley County residents and plan a degree in law enforcement / criminal justice. TBA

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship App

Wilke S. and James W. Lemon Open to seniors who demonstrate a commitment to community service. April 3, 2020

2020 Announcement Letter

Scholarship Application

S&O Farmers Mutual Scholarship 5 scholarships will be awarded.  Must be a graduating senior from Ripley, Jefferson, Ohio, Dearborn, or Switzerland County.  Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university, trade/technical, or vocational school. *Deadline extension!  Now due May 1, 2020

Scholarship Application


The Brookville Foundation

Richard & Helen Maley Scholarship

Please review information on the Brookville Foundation website for information.

Applicants must reside in Franklin County and pursue a nursing degree.



Scholarship Application


Nora Wonning Open to all BHS seniors. April 17, 2020 Wonning- Initial Cover Letter 2020
Wonning -Initial Application 2020
Wonning – Renewal Cover letter 2020
Wonning – Renewal Application 2020
Women in Medicine Open to females interested in pursuing a career in medicine. April 13, 2020

Women In Medicine Scholarship Application


We the Students Essay Contest Open to students grades 8-12, ages 14-19.  First prize is $5000 with 15 total scholarships available. April 15, 2020

Apply online at We the Students Essay Contest


Rush Shelby Energy Two $1000 scholarships will be designated for a resident of the Rush Shelby Energy service territory. April 11, 2020

2020 RushShelby Energy Scholarship


HCAC Hispanic Community Advisory Committee of Batesville:  Applicants must be of Hispanic or Latino descent OR majoring in a world language.  Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. May 22, 2020

HCAC Scholarship Application 2020


SEI Communications SEI Communications offers multiple scholarships for students who reside with a member of the Southeastern Indiana Rural Telephone Cooperative and also for students who reside with customers of SEI Data. April 10, 2020

SEI Communications Scholarship Application


Beta Sigma Phi

Theta Nu

Open to BHS students planning to attend college. April 17, 2020

Beta Sigma Phi Theta Nu Scholarship Application


Ivy Tech Scholarship 3.0 GPA Requirement
Applicants should be accepted to a degree seeking program at Ivy Tech’s Batesville or Lawrenceburg campus.

Ivy Tech Scholarship Information Packet


Ivy Tech Scholarship For students wanting to pursue public safety courses as a volunteer firefighter or emergency responder. Open Enrollment

Volunteer Firefighter & Emergency Responder Flyer


Steve Cochran Memorial Open to students majoring in education April 30, 2020

Cochran Scholarship Application (2020)


Indiana Retired Teachers Open to students majoring in education attending a college or university in Indiana. April 26, 2020

Online Application

Scholarship Application Form – 2020

Kiwanis Scholastic Awards Scholarship (Formerly Jaycees) Open to seniors who are scholastic four-year award winners. May 1, 2020

Scholastic Awards Scholarship Application – 2020


Burst Applicants should have a “B” average or above and live within the Batesville Community School Corporation boundaries. May 1, 2020

Burst Application


Nancy Hershman Scholarship Open to students living in Ripley County. May 1, 2020

Nancy Hershman Memorial Scholarship Application

Email application to: Nancyhershmanscholarshipfund@gmail.com

Nancy Carey Scholarship Open to candidates in pursuit of a nursing career. May 1, 2020

Nancy Carey Memorial Scholarship Application


Dr. Daftary Memorial Open to students in the top 15% of their class who plan to pursue a career in the medical field. TBA

Scholarship Requirements


Making Good Decisions Applicants should have community and/or school involvement relating to the Making Good Decisions message. May 1, 2020

Making Good Decisions Letter 2019

Make Good Decisions Scholarship Application Form 2019-2020

Additional Scholarship Information

Anthony Munoz Foundation Applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or a minimum composite ACT score of 18. Display a desire to overcome adversity and demonstrate a financial need. Must attend an eligible tristate college or university. May 1, 2020



United Way of Franklin County Students must be Franklin County residents.  This scholarship is designed to recognize individuals that have demonstrated a commitment to serving Franklin County by making a positive impact. May 10 of the current year

Live United Scholarship Application


Integrity Machine Tool Technology Scholarship Applicants must be attending or plan to attend Ivy Tech Community College and be enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology Program. TBA

Integrity Machine Tool Technology Scholarship Info

2019 Application

Doris Brelage Nursing Open to students majoring in nursing June 1, 2020

Scholarship Application

D Brelage Scholarship Info

The SEIMA Project Available to students 14-18 years of age that are instrumentalists and/or vocalists residing in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, or Switzerland Counties. TBA https://www.seimusic.org/news/2020/2/17/the-seima-project-inspiring-local-music