College Scholarships


Scholarships are awards granted to students to help pay for academic pursuits beyond high school. Each scholarship has its own application criterion and process, deadline, and selection committee or path. Scholarships are gifts to the selected students, and are not intended to be paid back to the gifting agencies.

Every college and university governs its own scholarship programs. Interested students must reach out directly to target institutions, though the Marian Counseling Department and Athletic Department, if applicable, are happy to guide and assist students in this process.

Likewise, the Marian Counseling Department seeks to aid students in discovering applicable scholarships but does not assume responsibility for the scholarship process. Each student must govern his or her own scholarship application process and is ultimately responsible for this important task.

A list of available scholarships can be found in Naviance, in the “colleges” tab under “scholarship list” in the Scholarships and Money section.

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The Marian High School Counseling Office occasionally receives scholarship information from various local and regional organizations. We are pleased to post this information below. Students should regularly check Naviance for a comprehensive listing of all available scholarships.
Scholarship Tips:
  • Ask your counselor
  • Check out the board outside of the Counseling Office
  • Check all local high schools’ websites
  • Double-check deadlines
See more college scholarship opportunites at these sites:

Scholarship Postings

Louie's Tux Shop
2 $1,000 college scholarships in conjunction with 7th annual Model Search
October photo shoot for 20 locals to be featured in prom magazine
Horatio Alger Association
Scholarship Value: $10,00 - $25,000
Application Deadline: October 25, 2019
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.
KidGuard High School Scholarship
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Award Deadline: October 31, 2019
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
U.S. Citizen Senior
Scholarship, Leadership, Financial Need
Apply online:
Due November 5, 2019
Bethel University Field Scholar Program
Partnership with local employers to provide a commuter, no loan or debt option for students to obtain a bachelor's degree
2.8 GPA
Campus Interview
Work 15-20 hours a week during the academic year; 40 hours a week during the summer
$3,000-$5,000 retained per year for personal spending
McDonald's Tuition Assistance
IU Cox Scholarship
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Free Source for College Scholarships
Saint Mary of the Woods Scholarship
Seton Hall Scholarships
College Scholarship FAQs:

What is a merit-based scholarship?

Merit scholarships are awarded to students for their academic excellence either overall or in specific categories, regardless of their financial background.

What is a need-based scholarship?

Need-based scholarships are awarded to students based on a variety of terms, but usually includes a component of financial need.

What is an athletic or talent-based scholarship?

Athletic or talent-based scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated a specific, unique ability. This ability could be athletic prowess or a gift such as artistic or musical talent. Often colleges and universities reach out to these students during their high school careers as their performances garner attention. Other times, the students make the initial contact with a coach or professor.

How do I pursue participation in collegiate athletics?

The process and timeline for participation in collegiate athletics are established by the NCAA, including Divisions I, II, and III schools. The registrar at Marian High School coordinates with Marian’s Athletic Director to assist student athletes in this process. Students interested in pursuing an athletic career while attending college should meet with both the registrar and the athletic director for guidance.