Students & Parents

Scholarship Process

Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation administers scholarships ranging from $200 – $16,000 and are made possible by ordinary individuals, families, and business exhibiting extraordinary generosity.  In a climate of soaring higher education costs, every scholarship dollar counts for local families and serves as a message that the Fishers Community stands behind our students!

If you are interested in creating a scholarship, please find the current HSEF Scholarship Agreement HERE.

Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation, along with both local high schools, are proud to offer an online Uniform Application for Community Scholarships (UACS).  This means a single application will allow a students to apply to any or all of the HSEF administered scholarships and most community based scholarships for which s/he qualify.  Although this “smart” platform will remember contact information and details related to employment, extra-curricular activity, and volunteerism, students must remember to submit all required documents for each scholarship.

For eligibility details associated with all scholarships, please visit your guidance office for hard copy descriptions of the Uniform Application for Community Scholarships.  If you do not have internet access, please contact your high school’s guidance office.

IMPORTANT:  Only students should set up an accounts and apply for scholarships. Parents may utilize the preview button in order to support their student, but should not register an account. Doing so creates duplicated entries in the system that could result in errors in evaluating your student’s application. Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships in which they are eligible. Simply click on the link to access the application for each scholarship. Additionally, students are encouraged to apply early.

To protect the integrity of the process, deadlines will not be extended due to uploading, website, or other issues. If you should have questions, please direct them to Hamilton Southeastern Education FoundationKristen Wolf (HSEF Director of Programs), or to your high school guidance office.

Scholarship awards are issued to the educational institution and mailed directly to students. Students are responsible for meeting all requirements and deadlines (HSEF Scholarship Award Policy and Procedure). Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. Scholarships may fluctuate including, but not limited to, award amounts. HSEF and our donor partners may choose not to award a scholarship in any year. Additionally, scholarship offers may be rescinded if student eligibility changes or can not be confirmed.

Follow this link to access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA encourages students to check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline – whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

Student athletes are encouraged to confirm scholarship eligibility with NCAA requirements.

NOTE: HSEF is not responsible for changing or inaccurate FAFSA or scholarship deadlines or links.  Please confirm information  yourself. While HSEF administers many scholarships, donors may choose to alter the number of or amount of award. In rare events a donor may choose not to award a scholarship in any given year.

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