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|Farm Credit Agriculture Scholarship||Feb. 28, 2013||For students planning to pursue an agriculture-related academic major or career||$1,500.00|
|Margaret Johnson Special Education Scholarship (CFLL)||Mar. 1, 2013||For students who plan to pursue a degree in special education.||$600.00|
|Frontiers Int'l Springfield Club Scholarship (CFLL)||Mar. 1, 2013||Preference is given to African American applicants with financial need. Must have a "C" average.||$500.00|
|IL Women in Leadership Chrysalis Award (CFLL)||Mar. 1, 2013||Female, who graduated or earned GED at least 5 years ago.||$1,000.00|
|IL Women in Leadership High School Scholarship (CFLL)||Mar. 1, 2013||For high school senior females exhibiting leadership and a desire for professional growth||$1,000.00|
|Kashmer Scholarship (CFLL)||Mar. 1, 2013||Seeking a degree in NURSING, HEALTH or MEDICAL CAREER, or VETERINARY MEDICINE||$5,000.00|
|CIELO Medical Scholarship (CFLL)||Mar. 1, 2013||Applicant must be of Latino descent pursuing a degree in the medical field at an institution within Sangamon County||$1,000.00|
|Service Scholarship (CFLL)||Mar. 1, 2013||Must be nominated (see your Academic Asst. Principal, senior dean or postsecondary coach)||$1,000.00|
|Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship (CFLL)||Mar. 1, 2013||Must be of Latino descent||$2,000.00|
|WWII IL Descendants Scholarship (CFLL)||2013 WWII Student Form||Mar. 1, 2013||Must be direct descendant of WWII IL Veteran & have a 4.0 GPA|
Must be nominated (see your Academic Asst. Principal, senior dean or postsecondary coach). Student must turn in preliminary form to nominator.
|University of Illinois: Psi U Scholarship Program||Aug. 2, 2013||Males planning to attend University of Illinois and exhibit the highest moral, intellectual, and social excellence.||$2,000.00|
|Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program||Jun. 14, 2013||Submit a 500-1000 word essay by email. Topic: What have you done outside the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by the post secondary institution that you are hoping to attend? Also, which of these qualities means the most to you? |
Open to high school juniors, seniors, or college students.
|Acorn Equality Fund||Download||Sep. 28, 2013||Scholarships supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students, allies or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered parents. Two essays are required.||$1,000.00|
|AES Engineering Scholarship||Oct. 4, 2013||Submit an essay (1000 words or less) in answer to one of the two questions that you will find on the AES website, www.aesengineers.com||$500.00|
|Best Buy Scholarship||Feb. 15, 2013||One thousand scholarships of $1000 will be awarded. Open to 9-12 graders with solid grades and community service or work experience. Opens 12-26-12.||$1,000.00|
|Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran Alumni Scholarship||Feb. 15, 2013||To financially assist Lutheran students planning to attend University of Illinois, Purdue, Nebraska-Lincoln, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri-Rolla, Missouri-Columbia, Ohio State, Indiana, Concordia College-New York, and Midland Lutheran College||$1,500.00|
|Brilliance Award (Over the Moon Productions)||May 6, 2013||For students interested in majoring or minoring in theater.|
Interested students must submit 2 letters of recommendation, an essay, and a sample of their work with the application.
|CBAI Foundation for Community Banking||Feb. 4, 2013||Students must contact one of the following banks and ask to be sponsored (do NOT need to be a member):|
Bank of Springfield
Athens State Bank, Springfield (Branch of Athens)
Write an essay "How do Community Banks make dreams come true?" and turn in to sponsoring bank.
See your post-secondary coach for the application.
|Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation||Oct. 31, 2013||For all motivated, dedicated high school seniors. 3 million a year is awarded to 250 deserving students.||$20,000.00|
|Davey Scholarship||Davey Scholarship.pdf||Jun. 15, 2013||Need based scholarship/loan open to students between the ages of 16 and 25|
|Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.||Application|
|Mar. 1, 2013||Open to African-American students with at least a "C" average. 3 letters of recommendation and an interview required.|
5 different scholarships, see instructions.
|Eastern IL Presidential Scholars Program||Feb. 1, 2013||Students in top 10% or a 3.5 GPA & a 30 ACT or|
students in top 5% or 3.75 GPA with a 28 ACT interested in attending Eastern IL University should check out this scholarship.
|Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program||Dec. 7, 2013||Applicants must have both a high ACT score and a high level of participation in community service. Entries will be eligible for both the National Elks & Illinois Elks Competitions. Up to 500 four-year awards will be given.||$15,000.00|
|FIRE "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contest||Jan. 2, 2013||Write an in-depth essay explaining why free speech and First Amendment rights are crucial to higher education and how abuses of these rights harm the college experience.||$5,000.00|
|Focus on Your Future Scholarships||Feb. 10, 2013||Details TBA. See website.|
|Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois||Nov. 1, 2013||If you are interested in becoming a teacher, this scholarship is for you! You must be nominated. See your post-secondary coach for nomination information.||$18,000.00|
|Henry Bunn Memorial Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2013||For superior students with financial need||$5,000.00|
|AMVETS Scholarships||Mar. 1, 2013||Five different scholarships available through AMVETS. See the guidance office for a brochure and application information regarding the Foundation SShip, Nursing, ROTC, Trade School, and Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships.||$0.00|
|Elks Scholarship for Phys/OCC Therapy||Mar. 8, 2013||College scholarships for Physical & Occupational Therapy majors||$500.00|
|IL Lumber & Material Dealers Association Educational Foundation||Mar. 15, 2013||Any student enrolled full time in a certificate or degree program at an accredited trade school, 2 year or 4 year college or university in an industry related field. Financial need may be considered. See application.||$2,000.00|
|IL Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship||ioof_scholarship-1-2(1)(2).doc||Mar. 1, 2013||Need based scholarships for students planning to attend post-secondary, vocational, or technical schools who have at least a C-average.|
|IL PTA Lillian Glover Scholarship||Feb. 15, 2013||Students majoring in education or an education-related field (school nurse, school psychologist, librarian, etc.)|
See your Asst. Principal, Guidance Counselor, or Post-Secondary Coach for application.
|IL Society of Professional Engineers||Jan. 21, 2013||Students interested in engineering with a 3.0 GPA on 4 pt. scale and 29 math and 25 English on ACT or 600 Math and 500 Verbal on SAT may apply. (Essay required)||$3,000.00|
|JFK Profiles in Courage Scholarship||Jan. 5, 2013||Students must write an original essay describing how an elected official demonstrated political courage by addressing an issue at the local, state, or national level. Essay must include a bibliography with a minimum of 5 sources.||$13,500.00|
|KFC Colonel's Scholars Program||Feb. 8, 2013||Students must attend a public college in IL. Application must be done online.||$20,000.00|
|Leroy & Rachel Cantrall Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2013||Students graduating from a Springfield public school and entering the teaching field may apply. Must plan to teach in a public IL high school and maintain a B average in college.|
|Lincoln Land Foundation Scholarships||Apr. 10, 2013||This packet contains numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend LLCC. |
The Honors College application is in the packet as well.
|Mensa Scholarship Program||Jan. 15, 2013||Write an essay (550 words or less) describing your career, vocational, or academic goals toward which the scholarship is providing aid||$1,000.00|
|National Commission for Cooperative Education||Feb. 15, 2013||Student must apply, be accepted, and attend one of the eight NCCE Partner Colleges & Universities. An essay is required. Check the link for more information.||$6,000.00|
|National Defense Transportation Association||Mar. 1, 2013||Open to high school seniors or college students|
Priority given to students planning a career in business, transportation logistics, or physical distribution
|Orthopedic Center of IL Foundation Scholarship||Mar. 15, 2013||Four-year renewable scholarship for students planning to major in a healthcare-related field||$1,000.00|
|Phi Beta Sigma||Download||Jul. 1, 2013||Minimum 2.5 GPA|
3 letters of recommendation
2 essays required
|Plato & Flora S. McCourtney Foundation Scholarship||Mar. 31, 2013||Unweighted GPA no less than 3.0 and a one-page essay describing intended educational and career goals. For students entering a scientific or technical career.||$3,000.00|
|Polly Roesch Vocal Music Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2013||Potential vocal music majors should apply. An audition is required.|
Applications must be picked up and returned to the guidance office.
|Prudential Spirit of Community||Nov. 6, 2013||If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community, apply for this award.||$1,000.00|
|Robert E. Von Behren Student of the Month/Year||Mar. 1, 2013||Students interested in the home building industry with a C+ grade average or higher||$1,000.00|
|Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award Program||Mar. 4, 2013||For outstanding scholar athletes|
Criteria for awards are based on academic performance, athletic excellence, leadership, community service, and milk experience.
|Scottish Rite Scholarships||Apr. 1, 2013||Visit the website for individual applications and information. 7 different scholarships available.||$1,000.00|
|Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship (IEA)||Application||Mar. 8, 2013||For students aspiring to teach in the public school system.|
See application or talk to your post-secondary coach or guidance dean for more information.
|Sherel Nutt Scholarship||Instructions|
|Apr. 5, 2013||2 letters of recommendation and a written essay on "What Lake Springfield Means to Me".||$1,000.00|
|Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship||SIUE Balanced Man.pdf||Jun. 1, 2013||Males planning to attend schools with a Sig Ep chapter should apply. The first link is for the University of Illinois. The second link is for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.|
Other colleges/universities may have a SigEp chapter and this scholarship, check individual institutions.
|Skelton Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2013||Scholarships awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and involvement (up to four years)|
|CSBG (SLICE)||SLICE Scholarship.pdf||May 3, 2013||For college-bound high school seniors with at least a "C" average who are Sangamon County residents. Must demonstrate financial need. Requires transcript, 3 letters of reference, and a paragraph essay about your most rewarding experience.|
|Sons of Confederate Veterans Scholarship||Mar. 15, 2013||Must be a descendant of a male who served in the Army, Navy, Judicial, Executive, or Civil service of the Confederate States of America.||$1,000.00|
|Spfld Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Female Leadership Scholarship||2013 DCCW Scholarship.pdf||Mar. 30, 2013||Open to Catholic female high school seniors.|
Application must include a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation.
|Springfield Noon Lions Club||Scholarship App||Apr. 1, 2013||Pursuing an education in health care, highest consideration to sight and hearing fields||$1,000.00|
|Springfield Urban League Scholarship||May 11, 2013||For minority students who have maintained a 'C' average during junior and senior years of high school.|
Essay required. In 300-500 words:
Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
|Stokes Scholarship (NSA)||Nov. 15, 2013||Students interested in majoring in computer science or electrical engineering may apply. Must have a GPA of 3.0 and ACT of 25.|
|Susan Cook House Student of the Month||Susan Cook App||Nov. 21, 2013||Seniors with outstanding citizenship and academics graduating in June 2013 planning to attend college.||$10,000.00|
|US Bank Internet Scholarship Program||Mar. 31, 2013||Students must apply online. Open to graduating seniors and college undergraduates.||$1,000.00|
|Wendy's Heisman||Oct. 2, 2013||Seniors who participate in at least one sport and are a leader in school and the community can apply online.||$500.00|
|Young Authors 2013 Writing Competition||Download||Jan. 25, 2013||9th-12th graders interested in writing may submit up to two manuscripts in each category: fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or short plays.||$200.00|
|Zonta Young Woman in Public Affairs Award||APPLICATION YWPA.doc||Mar. 12, 2013||Open to pre-college women ages 16-20|
Volunteer work, leadership, and dedication to the advancement of women
|Annette Walker Memorial Scholarship (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.)||Annette Walker Memorial Scholarship.pdf||Jun. 30, 2013||Must be a college bound high school senior (2.5 out of 4.0 GPA minimum) or current full-time college student pursuing an undergraduate degree. Must submit: 300-500 word essay, official high school transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, and letter of admission from college/university.|
|Formals Next Top Prom Gown Designer Scholarship||Oct. 22, 2013||Open to 9-12 graders. Create an original design and sketch for a prom gown; gown will be manufactured||$500.00|
|Gates Millennium Scholars||Jan. 16, 2013||Open to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students graduating from high school in 2012 who have demonstrated leadership through community service, extracurricular, or other activities|
Must have an UNWEIGHTED GPA of 3.3/4.0 and meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
|AXA Achievement Scholarship||Dec. 1, 2013||High school seniors who have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in an activity at school, in the community, or in the workplace.||$2,000.00|
|Michelle's Bridal Shoppe/M2, The Place for Prom||May 4, 2013||Register (after Dec. 26)to win one of two $500 scholarships to the college of your choice. You must register at M2, The Place for Prom at 2210 N. Willow Rd., Urbana, IL. Drawings will be held May 4, 2013.||$500.00|
|Hansen Secretarial Scholarship||Feb. 11, 2013||Major in a office professional, secretarial, or business related field at a college in Illinois. Preference is given to U of I students. Five Hundred word essay is required.||$500.00|
|Burger King Scholars Program||Jan. 10, 2013||Minimun GPA of 2.5/4.0 and enroll in a college or tech school. Based on financial ned.|
|SIU C Saluki First Scholars Scholarship||Feb. 1, 2013||Scholarship and First Scholars Program is open to all first generation college students. Follow the link for more information.||$5,000.00|
|Helen and June Hamilton Teacher Loan Program||HJHamilton.pdf||Apr. 1, 2013||Must be a resident of Sangamon County and entering a Teacher Education program.|
|William McElroy Trust Scholarship||McElroy Trust Scholarship.pdf||Apr. 1, 2013||Male students from Sangamon County. Preference is given to Pre-Med, Medical and Science students who show high aptitude and interest in the research of heart disease and cancer. Must have a GPA of 3.6 or higher.|
|Township Officials of Illinois Scholarships||Mar. 1, 2013||Seven scholarships are awarded. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00. Must submit an essay that will include information obtained from an interview with a current township official. Enroll at an Illinois school as a full-time student.||$1,500.00|
|GM Women's Automotive Retail Scholarship||Apr. 15, 2013||Open to women pursuing a college degree in automotive retail or service management.||$5,000.00|
|AHEPA Hellenic Association Scholarship||Mar. 15, 2013||Minimum of 3.0 unweighted GPA|
Be a member of the 13th district AHEPA or be of Greek lineage.
|One in a Million Inc. Essay Contest||Feb. 3, 2013||Open to Springfield African-American high school seniors. 300 word essay regarding "What am I going to do to write my name in History?" This contest is in celebration of Black History month and the 5 finalists will be invited to the Black History Ball in February.|
Mail essay to:
One in a Million Inc.
P.O. Box 20202
Springfield, IL 62708
See your guidance office for more information.
|Illinois Municipal Utilities Assoc. & CWLP||Mar. 8, 2013||For high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of IMUA-member utilities (CWLP included). 500 word essay||$500.00|
|Sangamon County Bar Association Scholarship||Sangamon County Bar Association.pdf||May 3, 2013||Application, 2 letters of recommendation, intending to go to law school, essay (2 pages).||$1,000.00|
|Ameren Illinois Minority Scholarship||Apr. 8, 2013||Details TBA||$2,500.00|
|Springfield Education Association, Sue Handy||Mar. 6, 2013||For students planning a career in public school teaching. Essay, 3 letters of recommendation (2 from current or former teachers) and proof of acceptance at college or university.||$200.00|
|Lincolnland Illini Club||LincolnLand Illini Scholarship.pdf||May 17, 2013||For Sangamon County seniors planning to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Typed essay of no more than 200 words on the topic, "Why U of I?"||$1,000.00|
|Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists||Apr. 1, 2013||Scholarship to an artist going to college next fall. Submit 6-10 photos of artwork completed within the past 4 years. A letter of recommendation from your art teacher must accompany the application.||$1,000.00|
|Springfield Civic Garden Club||SCGC Scholarship Application||May 1, 2013||For students majoring in horticulture, landscape design, conservation, botany, environmental concerns and/or allied subjects.||$0.00|
|Will to WIn||Apr. 30, 2013||Senior with ASTHMA|
|Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation||Apr. 1, 2013||For African American students. Personal statement and letters of recommendation required.||$1,000.00|
|Illinois Hospital Research and Educational Foundation||IHREF.pdf||Apr. 15, 2013||Details TBA||$1,000.00|
|Washington University at St. Louis: William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholars||Oct. 15, 2013||Student must be nominated by a person who has considerable knowledge of the student's accomplishment and goals.|
|Illinois College Heritage Scholarship||Oct. 15, 2013||For students attending Illinois College. Must be nominated. See Asst. Principal, Guidance Counselor, or Post-Secondary Coach.||$13,000.00|
|WiseChoice Scholarship||May 31, 2013||Online scholarship. Go to website for details.|
|United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Hearst Scholarship||Oct. 5, 2013||For outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Attendance at the United States Senate Youth Program from March 9 - 16, 2013 determines who is awarded the scholarship. Contact Sally Veach via email for more information.||$5,000.00|
|University of Chicago||Jan. 2, 2013||This scholarship is ONLY for students enrolled in the Springfield Public Schools. All District 186 students who complete the Common Application and UChicago supplement will be considered for these merit-based scholarships. Awards are from $10,000 to full tuition.||$0.00|
|NAVAL ROTC||Jan. 31, 2013||Full tuition and other financial benefits at over 160 colleges and universities. The local coordinator is Jason Henderson at (217) 670-9108|
|Horatio Alger Association||Oct. 25, 2013||For students with critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family). Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be involved in community and co-curricular activities.|
|Camp Care-A-Lot||Apr. 30, 2013||Must be a former Camp Care-A-Lot camper, accepted into college or post-secondary program, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, 300-500 word essay entitled "What This Education Can Do For Me", list of extracurriculars and volunteer or community service.|
|CO-OP Scholarship Program||Feb. 15, 2013||To qualify for this scholarship students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 and be admitted to one of the following institutions:|
Johnson and Wales
State University of New York Oswego
University of Cincinnati
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Toledo
Must pursue a college CO-OP program
|Bud and Helene O'Shea Construction Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2013||Pursuing a degree in construction, engineering or architecture. Demonstrate financial need.||$1,000.00|
|Greenhouse Scholars Program||Jan. 21, 2013||Available to high school seniors with a 3.5 GPA and an annual household income no greater than $70,000.||$5,000.00|
|University of Illinois: Fred S. Bailey Scholarship||Feb. 7, 2013||For students going to Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have shown a commitment to community engagement, service, leadership and academics. Requirements and application on the website. Scholarship may be renewable.||$3,000.00|
|United Negro College Fund||Mar. 10, 2013||The UNCF manages various scholarship programs. Check out their website for more information.|
|Buick Achievers Scholarship Program||Feb. 28, 2013||Planning to major in engineering or technical sciences.|
Interest in a career in the automotive or related industries.
|Sigma Nu Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship - University of Illinois||May 22, 2013||Males entering University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 3.0 or higher GPA. Seeking men who are intellectually, morally and physically capable of leadership.||$2,500.00|
|Simon Youth Foundation||Jan. 11, 2013||For a student who has financial need, strong academic performance, leadership skills and who shows evidence of participation in school and community activities. Simon Mall Property is White Oaks Mall.||$1,400.00|
|Mu Delta Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship||Mu Delta Lambda_application 2013.pdf||Apr. 15, 2013||For African American students. Requires 2.75 GPA, letter of recommendation, 1-page essay, "What have you had to overcome to achieve success?"|
|Generation Google||Apr. 20, 2013||Enroll as a full time student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related major. See website for more information.||$10,000.00|
|Marriott Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2013||Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage or African American. Major in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts. Have a 3.0/4.0 GPA||$9,000.00|
|Career & Technical Education Scholarships - EIU||Mar. 1, 2013||For incoming freshmen at Eastern Illinois University who plan to major in Career and Technical Education.|
|Tyrian Masonic Lodge||Tyrian Masonic Lodge.pdf||Apr. 2, 2013||For students with financial need. Award will be made directly to the college or university to pay educational expenses.||$1,000.00|
|Regions Riding Forward Scholarship||Feb. 28, 2013||500 word essay that addresses how an African-American individual, living or deceased, has been an inspiration in your life. Application opens January 21.||$2,500.00|
|DCFS Scholarship||Mar. 31, 2013||Must have court ordered legal guardianship through the DCFS or must be in the Subsidized Guardianship or KinGap programs. Scholarship includes tuition waiver to an Illinois college or university, a monthly stipend and a medical card.|
|Heartland Credit Union||Apr. 27, 2013||For Heartland Credit Union members who plan to attend a 2 yr., 4yr. college, vocational or technical school full-time. Essay.||$1,000.00|
|Sangamon County Farm Bureau Foundation||Mar. 15, 2013||Student must be a member or child of a Sangamon County Farm Bureau member and be accepted in a post secondary school.|
See post-secondary coach or guidance dean for application.
|Central Illinois Women's Bar Association||Mar. 1, 2014||Offered every other year to a female pursuing an undergraduate degree with an intent to pursue law||$1,500.00|
|Ministerial Alliance of Springfield and Vicinity||May 15, 2013||Details TBA|
|Visine Students With a Vision||Apr. 16, 2013||Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and demonstrated vision or goal.||$5,000.00|
|Family Service Center||Apr. 30, 2013||For students who have been in foster care or who are adopted.||$1,000.00|
|CSO Opportunity Scholarship||May 25, 2013||Details TBA||$0.00|
|TG's Charley Wootan Grant Program||May 1, 2013||Grant program for students who are Pell Grant eligible. Must be enrolled at least half-time at an approved institution.||$1,000.00|
|Ernest Qunitana Scholarship||Application||Sep. 30, 2013||Four $500 scholarships for students entering a curriculum related to or supporting conservation and who would look forward to a career in the National Parks. 3.0 GPA, 500 word essay.||$500.00|
|Washington Crossing Foundation||Jan. 15, 2013||National scholarships for students interested in history, politics or who have government or military service in their future. $1000-$5000.||$1,000.00|
|Jackie Robinson Scholarship||Feb. 15, 2013||For minority students who plan to attend a 4-yr. university; show leadership potential;show community service; have financial need; be a U.S. Citizen; have a minimum 21 ACT.|
|Robert E. von Behren Memorial Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2013||For students pursuing a career in the building industry||$1,000.00|
|Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship||Feb. 8, 2013||For students who have demonstrated leadership, academic performance, or community service.||$2,000.00|
|Diabetes Scholars Foundation||May 15, 2013||Multiple scholarships. For students with diabetes attending an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school||$1,000.00|
|ABUSE Prevention Magazine Scholarship||ABUSE mag.pdf||Mar. 15, 2013Sep. 30, 2013||High school senior with minimum 2.5 GPA. Write 600-800 word essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with abuse.||$500.00|
|AXA Community Scholarship||Feb. 1, 2013||An AXA Achiever must demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college.||$2,000.00|
|Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln||Mar. 1, 2013||Various scholarships for Sangamon County residents. Follow link for more information.|
|Student-View Scholarship||Apr. 21, 2013||Complete a 15-20 minute survey about colleges in the area and win a chance at one $4000, two $1000 or nine $500 scholarships.|
|"This I Believe"||Jan. 31, 2013||Essay on the topic of "This I Believe" in 350-500 words. Must be submitted as a Word document on the website listed.|
|State Journal Register/Central Illinois African American History Museum||Feb. 11, 2013||Essays up to 300 words answering the question "Who do you admire in relation to contemporary or historical African-American history? And why?" Include first and last name, school/grade, address, phone number, and email address when submitting the essay.|
May be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Who do you admire" in the subject line
OR typed and mailed to
The State Journal Register/"Who do you admire?"
PO Box 219
Springfield, IL 62705
|Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Sorority||2013 AKA Scholarship||Feb. 22, 2013||3 scholarships available for graduating seniors. Essay, letters of recommendation, and interview required. See application for more information.|
|1st Mid America Credit Union Scholarship||Mar. 30, 2013||Applicant must be a 2013 senior and a member of 1st MidAmerica with an account in good standing.||$1,000.00|
|SEA Scholarship for Teachers||Mar. 6, 2013||Springfield Education Association is offering a scholarship for students pursuing a career in public school teaching. Requires an essay and three letters of recommendation.||$200.00|
|Order of AHEPA Scholarship||Mar. 15, 2013||Applicants must be a graduating high school senior must have a "B" average GPA and demonstrate financial need. Must also be able to prove Greek heritage going back to and including grandparents. See the website or your guidance dean, post-secondary coach, or assistant principal for more information.|
|Bernie Koch, Sr. Cosmetology Scholarship||Apr. 26, 2013||For cosmetology students planning to attend The University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts. $1000.|
Essay and optional video. Deadline is April 26, 2013.
|Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists Scholarship||Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists.pdf||Apr. 1, 2013||For college-bound seniors in art. Requires 6-10 photos of art work that has been completed in the last 4 years, as well as an application and letter of recommendation. Must be postmarked by April 1 and sent to|
IHDA Education Committee Chairman, 2013
804 Fairview Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
|Illinois Association of Minorities in Government||May 1, 2013||For African American students with minimum 2.5 GPA.|
Demonstrate leadership, community involvement and service. 3 letters of recommendation one from a IAMG member. Resume, essay.
|Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship||May 1, 2013||For seniors in Illinois with severe to profound hearing in one or both ears with financial need. Requires completed application, 2 letters of recommendation, short response and essay, and financial information.||$1,000.00|
|Springfield Road Runners Club Scholarship||SRRC Application||May 1, 2013||For graduating seniors who have participated in track, cross country, and/or road races. Submit application, 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, and 500 word essay on "What Running Has Meant to Me."||$250.00|
|Association of Illinois Township Committees on Youth Savino Award||AITCOY Application||Apr. 19, 2013||Applicant must demonstrate an interest in serving community youth, have a “B” GPA, and hope to pursue: social work, counseling, psychology, youth recreation, youth prevention, or sociology. Requires 2 letters of recommendation and 100 word essay.||$500.00|
|Springfield Urban League GB Winston Scholarship||GB Winston Scholarship||Apr. 19, 2013||For minority seniors in Sangamon County. Application form, essay, transcript, and acceptance into a college or university required.||$500.00|
|Juarez Latino Scholarship||Juarez Scholarship.pdf||May 15, 2013||For graduating seniors of Latino background with a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA, planning to attend an institution in Sangamon County or applicant must be a member of CIELO and live within 60 miles of Springfield, IL. Requires essay and 2 letters of recommendation.||$1,500.00|
|Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Scholarship||Sigma Scholarship.pdf||Apr. 30, 2013||For female high school seniors or continuing college students whose permanent address is in the Springfield or Decatur area. Must be in top 1/3 of high school and complete application, including personal statement and 3 recommendation letters.|
|Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity||Jul. 23, 2013||The William J. Baldon Scholarship is open to seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA, proof of acceptance at post secondary school, 2 letters of reference and completed application which is due July 23.|
|Psi U Scholarship Grant||Aug. 19, 2013||For males going to UIUC and who exhibit the highest moral, intellectual and social excellence. No obligation to join. Financial need is not a factor.||$1,750.00|
|John and Alicia Boyd Scholarship||BoydScholarship.doc||May 19, 2013||Current high school senior carrying a minimum 3.25 GPA or currently enrolled college student (undergraduate or graduate) carrying a minimum 3.25 GPA. Requires transcript, one letter of recommendation, and essay on the following topic: "What are your dreams and how will your short and long-term goals help you achieve it?"||$1,000.00|
|Zeta Phi Beta Sorority||For college bound students who have at least 2.5 on 4. Submit application, essay, 3 letters of recommendation, transcript and college acceptance letter by June 30.|