School news – June 8

Applications being accepted for scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is accepting applications for the Secure Indiana Scholarship Program.

Deadline to apply is July 1. Eighteen scholarships are available to Hoosiers. The scholarships reward those who volunteer with public safety organizations and are available to full-time and part-time college students.

The scholarships are funded through the sale of “Secure Indiana” license plates.

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

•Attend or will be attending an accredited Indiana college

•Have at least a 2.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

•Volunteer with a public safety organization such as a fire department, emergency management agency, law enforcement agency or emergency medical services. This must be confirmed by the agency’s chief executive.

•A full-time student with at least 12 credit hours is eligible for a $2,000 scholarship. A part-time student with at least six credit hours is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. At least one scholarship is available in each of the nine congressional districts.

To obtain an application, email grants@dhs.in.gov.

For more information, call 317-234-6713.