College Scholarships

College Scholarships 

Below is a list of available scholarships as well as a PDF of other scholarships. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Vicky Geisler at (260) 483-1102, ext. 230 or at in the School Counseling (Guidance) Office (Main Office). 

Scholarship Available during the 2020-21 School Year

Also, check the Daily Bulletin for updates on new scholarships. 
Click here Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne scholarships. 

Deadline April 1, 2021

This scholarship is to be administered by the Martin Fischer Memorial Fund of the Concordia Educational Foundation (CEF) in accordance with the guidelines established. The scholarship is to be awarded annually by CLHS to a worthy and deserving CLHS student to be used during the student’s four undergraduate college years. The scholarship further stipulates that the student must study a Humanities-related field, which includes the fine and performing arts, languages, philosophy, religion, history, education, journalism, many more, etc., branches of learning having primarily a cultural character. The scholarship shall be for $8,000 annually, renewable for three years, for a total of up to $32,000. 

Deadline April 1, 2021

This $1500 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating CLHS Senior who will attend a Lutheran college or university to prepare for a career in Christian Education or the pastoral ministry. It is renewable for three more years if the conditions of the Scholarship are met. Applications are DUE IN March each year and are available from Mrs. Vicky Geisler, Guidance Assistant, in the CLHS main office. 

Due Yearly in the Fall (Second Week of September)

We have made a few minor changes to the application:

  • Removed SAT scores from the application & scoring materials
  • Removed gender references from the application

Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • be a resident of Allen County, Indiana
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • graduate during the 2020-21 school year with a diploma from an accredited high school in Allen County
  • Intend to apply to an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study by the start of the fall 2021 semester
  • The applicant has overcome obstacles that created barriers to academic achievement.
  • The applicant’s family has demonstrated financial need shown through the completion of the FAFSA, eligibility for subsidized school lunches, or other extenuating circumstances, such as multiple children in secondary and postsecondary school or a single-parent household.

Pick up your application in the MAIN OFFICE.

DEADLINE: Monday, Sept. 7.

If you live in another county, they may have their own Lilly Endowment requirements and deadlines.  Be sure to check that out.

Deadline: Feb. 18, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be high school seniors at high schools located within the corporate limits of the City of Fort Wayne, IN, or the schools located outside such corporate limits, but within Allen County, IN
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be affiliated with or a member of a church or religious organization.
  • Applications must be residents of Allen County, IN for at least one year prior to March.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must demonstrate qualities of leadership and initiative.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Rank in the top 50% of the graduating class.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Apply online at:

Deadline: Applicants must submit the requested information via the website and by mail. If you would like to see more info. in the Main Office there are a Questions and Answers sheet.

Deadline: Feb. 18, 2021

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Applicants must be a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors at a Fort Wayne Community School.
  • Applicants must earn or contribute part of the cost of their education each semester.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Rank in the top 50% of the graduating class.
  • Demonstration of financial need and scholastic ability



Applicants must submit the requested information via the website and by mail.  You may pick up a question and answer sheet in the Main Office.

$5,000 annual Questa-HLCNI Forgivable Loan and/or 1,500 HLCNI Scholarship.

Deadline: March 15

Who Qualifies:

  • 1st or 2nd generation Hispanic high school seniors and returning college students from Northeast IN. •Accepted to and attending an IN college or university during the coming school year. •Working toward an associates or bachelors •Proof of positive academic performance. •Live and work in Northeast IN 5years after graduation •Application requires: essay, FAFSA submission or proof of income, and community service. Questions? Call (260)222-7099 or For details about Questa visit: Questions over Questa contact Jana Grothaus: (260)407-6494 or

This scholarship is available to students preparing to be servants of the church on a full-time basis (ministry, teaching, DCE, parish work, etc…) and are enrolled in an LCMS synodical university or seminary for next year.

Applications are online:

DEADLINE: March 2021

*Be graduates of public or parochial high school in the Ft. Wayne< IN area.

*Have a Cumulative grade pt. average of 2.0 to 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

*Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited 2 or 4 yr. college of univ., a vocational tech. or a trade school for the entire 2020-21 academic year.

For applicants:

DEADLINE: March 2021

Eligibility requirements:

  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell eligible
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university. Gate Scholarship.

For more information, contact


The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at The application deadline is November 5, 2021.

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards are announced in April 2021.

Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States.

Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks, nor do they have to have an affiliation with Fort Wayne Elks Lodge #155.

Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please choose Fort Wayne Elks Lodge #155 as their sponsoring Lodge.

Legacy Awards

The ENF Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st. Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total 350 national awards. Like the MVS contest, the Legacy Awards application is entirely online at The application deadline is February 5, 2021 CST.

Friday, December 4, 2020
9 am – 5 pm

The University welcomes students to showcase their talent with portfolios or auditions on Talent Scholarship Day.  Students will meet one-on-one with a USF Creative Arts faculty member, and from this review, students may be offered talent scholarships.

Schedule an audition or portfolio review, call 260-399-8064 or email  For more information or to submit work online, visit

*Reside in Allen County

*Applicants must attend either Purdue Univ., West Lafayette or Purdue Fort Wayne.

DEADLINE: May 1st.



Deadline: January 11, 2021

Prizes: $1,000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd and $250 for 3rd place

Essay subject – “Voting: Then and Now”

To get the complete question for the essay and the rules pick up the sheet in the Main Office.

Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)

Award amount is $2,000

Deadline:  October 31, 2020

Go to:

Students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 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.

  • Must rank in the top 20% of high school graduating class or have a top 20% ACT or SAT score;
  • Must pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student to teach at an eligible Indiana school after college graduation;
  • Must maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA, complete 30 credit hours per year or their equivalent and meet all other requirements established by their program to renew the scholarship;

See the complete list on their website.

The 2021-2022 application will be available in ScholarTrack beginning October 1, 2020 and will close on January 31, 2021.

It is a one-time $2,000 award to a college-bound high school senior pursuing an animal-related career.

The award is based on applicant’s character, commitment to the stewardship of animal, financial need, and scholastic achievement. 

You may download an application at or pick up one in the Main Office.

Deadline:  February 1, 2021

Scholarships are for nursing, counseling, physical therapy, mental health, dental and medical programs.

In order to be eligible for a health professions or nursing scholarship, applicants must:
Reside in one of the following Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, or Whitley
Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Attend one of these eligible colleges or universities:
       Huntington University, Huntington

       Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne

       Indiana University, Fort Wayne*

       Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne*

       Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne*

       Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne

       Manchester University, Fort Wayne

       Manchester University, North Manchester

       Purdue University, Fort Wayne*

       Trine University, Angola

       Trine University, Fort Wayne

       University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne

       *Fort Wayne locations only; other campus locations not eligible

You do not need to be Lutheran to apply for this scholarship!Application:
Questions: Sue Faust or call (260) 458-2105.

Application Deadline - February 1 (noon)

Scholarship Essay Contest: As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., what better time to reflect on the meaning of equality and justice in our world today? The Bill of Rights Institute is offering an essay scholarship opportunity,  this year's We the Students essay contest in which we challenge them to tell us what they think the relationship is between these two principles. 

Sixteen student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes.  


Eligibility Requirements

  • First or second generation Hispanic high school seniors.
  • Proof of positive academic performance
  • Live and work in Northeast Indiana after graduation
  • Application requires: essay, FAFSA submission or proof of income, and community service
  • Scholarship application is open January 1 - March 15.
The Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Association has a scholarship available for descendants of a Fort Wayne Central High School graduate.  The scholarship can be used at an accredited school, college, university, trade school, vocational school, or apprenticeship program. The awards vary, minimum is $500.  The application may be picked up in the Main Office. Deadline; April 16, 2021

The LWML has a scholarship for those wishing ministry, teaching, to pursue careers in the parish work, DCE, Deaconess, etc…..

*Applicant must be a communicant member of a LCMS congregation in the Indiana District.

*Must be enrolling in LCMS synodical school.

Applicant may be picked up in the Main Office.  Deadline:  March 20, 2012.