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Herff Jones Believe In You Scholarship

Scholarship and Principal Award. Must be nominated


visit herffjones.com/buischolarship or call 855.670.4787

Scholarship Database

Click on Name in a column and the database will sort that column alphabetically. Click on Deadline and it is arranged by date. Click to change the order from most recent to earliest. Click on Amount and it is arranged by amount.

College Scholarships
NameLinkAppDeadlineDescriptionEmailAmount
Farm Credit Agriculture Scholarshiphttp://fcsillinois.com/resources/community/scholarships/Pages/default.aspx
Feb. 27, 2017

For students planning to pursue an agriculture-related academic major or career.

$1,500.00
Margaret Johnson Special Education Scholarship (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34369-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 1, 2017

For students who plan to pursue a degree in special education.

$600.00
Frontiers Int'l Springfield Club Scholarship (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34356-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 1, 2017

Preference is given to African American applicants with financial need. Must have a "C" average.

$500.00
IL Women in Leadership Chrysalis Award (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34359-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 1, 2017

Female, who graduated or earned GED at least 5 years ago.

$1,000.00
IL Women in Leadership High School Scholarship (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34360-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 1, 2017

For high school senior females exhibiting leadership and a desire for professional growth

$1,000.00
Kashmer Scholarship (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34368-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 1, 2017

Seeking a degree in NURSING, HEALTH or MEDICAL CAREER, or VETERINARY MEDICINE

$5,000.00
CIELO Medical Scholarship (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34354-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 1, 2017

Applicant must be of Latino descent pursuing a degree in the medical field at an institution within Sangamon County

$2,500.00
Service Scholarship (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34351-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 1, 2017

Must be nominated (see your Academic Asst. Principal, senior dean or postsecondary coach)

$1,000.00
Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34375-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 1, 2017

Must be of Latino descent

$3,000.00
WWII IL Descendants Scholarship (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34382-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 1, 2017

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.

$1,000.00
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Programhttp://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Jun. 12, 2017

Open to high school juniors, seniors, or college students. Submit a 500-1000 word essay by email. Topic: Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?

$1,000.00
Acorn Equality Fundhttp://www.acornequalityfund.org/scholarships.html
2015AcornEqualityFund
Sep. 15, 2016

Scholarships supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students, allies or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered parents. Two essays are required. Scholarship award range $1,000 to $5,000

$1,000.00
AES Engineering Scholarshiphttp://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Oct. 6, 2017

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
Brilliance Award (Over the Moon Productions)http://www.overthemoonproductions.org/2015_brilliance_award
May 15, 2017

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.

$1,000.00
CBAI Foundation for Community Bankinghttp://www.cbai.com/index.php/education-foundation-2?showall=&start=2
Feb. 1, 2017

Students must contact one of the following banks and ask to be sponsored (do NOT need to be a member):
Bank of Springfield
Marine Bank
Security Bank
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.

$1,000.00
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundationhttps://connect.coca-colascholars.org/page.aspx?pid=1179
Oct. 31, 2017

For all motivated, dedicated high school seniors. 3 million a year is awarded to 250 deserving students. At least a 3.0 GPA Please follow the link for more details.

http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

$20,000.00
Davey ScholarshipDavey
Jun. 15, 2015

Need based scholarship/loan open to students between the ages of 16 and 25

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.http://www.deltasigmatheta.org/home.htm
Application
Delta Sigma Theta 2017 Scholarship Cover Letter - 1-31-2017
Mar. 9, 2017

Open to African-American students with at least a "C" average. Application must include photo, two letters of recommendation, official high school transcript, ACT/SAT score/s, an essay, and an interview is also required.

Eastern IL Presidential Scholars Programhttp://www.eiu.edu/honors/Freshman_scholarships.php
Jan. 11, 2017

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.

$11,000.00
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Programhttp://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
Nov. 30, 2016

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. Please follow the link for more details

$15,000.00
FIRE "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contesthttps://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/
Jan. 1, 2015

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.

$10,000.00
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinoishttp://www.goldenapple.org
Dec. 15, 2016

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.

$23,000.00
Henry Bunn Memorial Scholarship (CFLL)https://goo.gl/FLpokz
Mar. 1, 2016

For superior students with financial need. Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.

$5,000.00
AMVETS Scholarshipshttp://www.amvets.org/amvets-in-action/scholarships/
May 1, 2017

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.

$1,000.00
Elks Scholarship for Phys/OCC Therapyhttp://iea-ccc.info
Mar. 7, 2015

College scholarships for Physical & Occupational Therapy majors

$500.00
IL Lumber & Material Dealers Association Educational Foundationhttp://www.ilmda.com/education
Mar. 14, 2017

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.

$1,000.00
IL Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarshiphttps://ioof-il.org/
Mar. 1, 2018

Need based scholarships for students planning to attend post-secondary, vocational, or technical schools who have at least a C-average.

$1,000.00
IL PTA Lillian Glover Scholarshiphttp://www.illinoispta.org/scholarshipapplication.html
Feb. 15, 2016

Students majoring in education or an education-related field (school nurse, school psychologist, librarian, etc.)
.

$2,000.00
IL Society of Professional Engineershttp://www.illinoisengineer.com/chapter-capital.shtml
ProfessionalEngineersScholarship
Apr. 1, 2017

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 Scholarshiphttp://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Eligibility-and-Requirements.aspx
Jan. 4, 2017

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 Programhttp://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/scholarships/kfc-colonels-scholars-program.php
Feb. 8, 2017

Students must attend a public college in IL and be a KFC Team Member. Application must be done online. Application available Feb. 15th, 2015

$20,000.00
Leroy & Rachel Cantrall Scholarshipleroy and rachel cantrall 2015
Mar. 1, 2017

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 Scholarshipshttp://www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships
Mar. 1, 2017

Numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend LLCC or current LLCC student.
The Honors College application is included.

National Defense Transportation Associationhttp://www.ndtascottstlouis.org/charities/scholarship/applicant-info
Mar. 1, 2015

Open to high school seniors or college students. Priority given to students planning a career in business, transportation logistics, or physical distribution

$4,000.00
Orthopedic Center of IL Foundation Scholarshiphttps://www.orthocenterillinois.com/scholarship.html
Mar. 15, 2017

Four-year renewable scholarship for students planning to major in a healthcare-related field

$1,000.00
Phi Beta Sigmahttp://www.springfieldsigmas.com
Phi Beta Sigma Scholarship App Rev
Apr. 7, 2017

Minimum 2.5 GPA 3 letters of recommendation Volunteer experience 2 essays required

$500.00
Plato & Flora S. McCourtney Foundation ScholarshipPlato & Flora McCourtney Scholarship Application
Mar. 31, 2017

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 ScholarshipRoesch Vocal Scholarship Application
Mar. 27, 2017

Potential vocal music majors should apply. An audition is required. Renewable for 4 years. Applications must be verified by a music instructor and returned to the guidance office.

$1,500.00
Prudential Spirit of Communityhttp://spirit.prudential.com
Nov. 8, 2016

If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community, apply for this award. Please follow the link for more details

$1,000.00
Scottish Rite Scholarshipshttp://www.aasr-spi.org/Scholarships.htm
Apr. 1, 2015

Visit the website for individual applications and information. 7 different scholarships available.

$1,000.00
Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship (IEA)http://www.ieanea.org/region/47/content.asp?active_page_id=183
Application
Mar. 13, 2015

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.

$500.00
Sherel Nutt ScholarshipApplication
Apr. 21, 2017

2 letters of recommendation and a written essay on "What Lake Springfield Means to Me".

$1,000.00
Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarshiphttp://illinoissigeps.com
May 1, 2016

Males planning to attend University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign should apply.

Other colleges/universities may have a SigEp chapter and this scholarship, check individual institutions.

$1,000.00
Skelton ScholarshipSKELTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND Application
Mar. 1, 2018

Scholarships awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and involvement. This award is an annual award.  Applications will be accepted each year for a renewable opportunity.

Please direct any questions and or correspondence to Amy Segatto Perrin at (217) 753-7365.

Sons of Confederate Veterans ScholarshipMar. 15, 2015

Must be a descendant of a male who served in the Army, Navy, Judicial, Executive, or Civil service of the Confederate States of America. (paper application)

$1,000.00
Springfield Noon Lions Clubhttp://www.Springfieldnoonlions.com
Apr. 1, 2015

Pursuing an education in health care, highest consideration to sight and hearing fields

$1,000.00
Springfield Urban League Scholarshiphttp://www.springfieldul.org
May 18, 2016

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)https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html
Nov. 15, 2017

Students interested in majoring in computer science or electrical engineering may apply. Must have a GPA of 3.0 and a minimum SAT/college board score of 1200 (600 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 600 Math) or ACT of 25.

You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements: Please follow the link for more details.

*Minority students are encouraged to apply. 

$30,000.00
US Bank Internet Scholarship Programhttps://www.usbank.com/student-lending/scholarship.html
Nov. 30, 2016

Students must apply online. Open to graduating seniors and college undergraduates.

$1,000.00
Wendy's Heismanhttp://www.wendysheisman.com
Oct. 4, 2016

Seniors who participate in at least one sport and are a leader in school and the community can apply online.

$500.00
Zonta Young Woman in Public Affairs Awardhttp://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/YoungWomeninPublicAffairsAwards.aspx
Zonta 2014 Application
Apr. 1, 2014

Open to pre-college women ages 16-20
Volunteer work, leadership, and dedication to the advancement of women

$1,000.00
Gates Millennium Scholarshttp://www.gmsp.org
Jan. 13, 2016

Open to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students graduating from high school in 2013 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

M2, The Place for Prom and Pageanthttp://www.m2prom.com
May 2, 2015

Register (beginning Jan. 2) 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 2, 2015.

$500.00
Hansen Secretarial Scholarshiphttp://go.illinois.edu/HansenScholarshipApplication
Feb. 23, 2015

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 Programhttps://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/application-information/
Dec. 15, 2017

For students enrolling in college or tech school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. $1000-$50,000

$1,000.00
SIU C Saluki First Scholars Scholarshiphttp://firstscholars.siu.edu
Mar. 1, 2016

Scholarship and First Scholars Program is open to all first generation college students at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Follow the link for more information.

$5,000.00
Helen and June Hamilton Teacher Loan ProgramHamilton Loan Application
Apr. 1, 2015

Must be a resident of Sangamon County and entering a Teacher Education program. Low-interest loan for teachers.

William McElroy Trust ScholarshipMcElroy Scholarship Applications
Apr. 1, 2016

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.

GM Women's Automotive Retail Scholarshiphttp://www.gmsac.com/applyhere.html
WRN_Scholarship_Application
Apr. 15, 2015

Open to women pursuing a college degree in automotive retail or service management.

$5,000.00
Illinois Municipal Utilities Assoc. & CWLPhttp://www.cwlp.com/online/onlineforms/IMUAScholarship2015.pdf
CWLP 2016 Scholarship Packet
Mar. 11, 2016

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 ScholarshipSangamon County Bar Association
May 3, 2013

Application, 2 letters of recommendation, intending to go to law school, essay (2 pages).

$1,000.00
Lincolnland Illini ClubLLCC Scholarship.rtfd
May 23, 2015

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?"

$500.00
Springfield Civic Garden Clubhttp://www.scgc-il.org/education/scholarship-application/
SCGC Scholarship Application
May 1, 2014

For students majoring in horticulture, landscape design, conservation, botany, environmental concerns and/or allied subjects.

$1,000.00
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundationhttp://www.csu.edu/financialaid/documents/IL-BlkCaucus_ScholarshipForm.pdf
Apr. 1, 2015

For African American students. Personal statement and letters of recommendation required.

$1,000.00
Illinois Hospital Research and Educational Foundationhttp://www.ihatoday.org/Member-Groups/Affiliate-Societies/Administrators-of-Volunteer-Resources.aspx
2014IHREFscholarship
Apr. 15, 2014

For students in an accredited health-related program of study. Bachelors, Associates, and Certificate programs are eligible

$1,000.00
Washington University at St. Louis: William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarshttp://admissions.wustl.edu/scholarships/programs/pages/danforth.aspx
Jan. 15, 2017

Student must be nominated by a person who has considerable knowledge of the student's accomplishment and goals.

United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Hearst Scholarshipwww.ussenateyouth.org
Oct. 3, 2014

For outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Must be a junior or senior currently serving in an elected or selected position. Attendance at the United States Senate Youth Program from March 7-14, 2014 determines who is awarded the scholarship. Contact Sally Veach via email for more information.

$5,000.00
NAVAL ROTChttp://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html
NROTC Scholarship Application Instructions - Application year 2
Jan. 31, 2016

Full tuition and other financial benefits at over 160 colleges and universities. The local coordinator is Jason Henderson at (217) 670-9108

Horatio Alger Associationhttps://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/

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. Award value range from 7,000 to 22,000. Various Need-based Scholarships.

$7,000.00
CO-OP Scholarship Programhttp://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/
Feb. 15, 2017

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:
Clarkson University
Drexel
Johnson and Wales
Kettering
Rochester IT
State University of New York Oswego
University of Cincinnati
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Toledo
Wentworth IT

Must pursue a college CO-OP program

$6,000.00
Greenhouse Scholars Programhttp://www.greenhousescholars.org/application.html
Dec. 1, 2016

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 Scholarshiphttp://www.universityymca.org/bailey/scholarship_awards.html
Feb. 16, 2017

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 Fundhttps://scholarships.uncf.org/?_ga=1.164001725.381869175.1479320008
Jan. 13, 2017

The UNCF manages various scholarship programs. Check out their website for more information.Various Scholarships with various deadlines. Be sure to periodically check this page.

$1,500.00
Sigma Nu Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship - University of Illinoishttp://www.sigmanuillinois.com/pursuit-of-excellence-scholarship
Jun. 1, 2015

Males entering University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 3.0 or higher GPA. Seeking men who are intellectually, morally and physically capable of leadership. NO obligation to join Sigma Nu if awarded

$2,500.00
Simon Youth Foundationhttp://www.syf.org/our-initiatives/scholarships/community-application/
Jan. 10, 2014

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 in Springfield is the White Oaks Mall.

$1,400.00
Mu Delta Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha ScholarshipMu_Delta_Lambda__Scholarship_application_2017
May 12, 2017

For African American students. Requires 2.75 GPA, letter of recommendation, 1-page essay, "What have you had to overcome to achieve success?"

Generation Googlehttp://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programhub.asp?sort=FEL-GoogleCompScSummInstitute-Scholarship

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 Scholarshiphttp://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.156/default.asp
Mar. 1, 2014

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
Tyrian Masonic Lodgehttp://www.tyrianlodge333.org
TyrianLodge333_Scholorship_2014
Apr. 2, 2014

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 Scholarshiphttp://promo.regions.com/RidingForward/default.htm
Feb. 27, 2014

500 word essay that addresses how an African-American individual, living or deceased, has been an inspiration in your life.

$2,500.00
DCFS Scholarshiphttp://www.state.il.us/DCFS/docs/CFS438.pdf
Youth In Scholarship 2015 Application
Scholarship_Luncheon_Press_Release_071516
Mar. 31, 2017

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 Unionhttp://www.hcu.org/community/scholarships.aspx
Apr. 14, 2017

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 Foundationhttp://www.sangamonfb.org/
Mar. 17, 2017

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.

$1,000.00
Central Illinois Women's Bar Associationhttp://www.ciwba.com/Scholarship.html

Offered every other year to a female pursuing an undergraduate degree with an intent to pursue law

$2,000.00
Ministerial Alliance of Springfield and Vicinityhttp://www.springfieldministerialalliance.org/index.php
Jan. 13, 2014

Essay Contest: Write 300-400 words on the topic, "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King
Essay and contact information mailed or delivered by 3:00p.m. to:
Pastor Silas Johnson
Calvary Baptist Church
2208 Kansas St.
Springfield, IL 62703

$700.00
Family Service Centerhttp://www.service2families.com/fsc-scholarship/

For students who have been in foster care or who are adopted.

$1,000.00
Washington Crossing Foundationhttp://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.html
WCF_AwardsRequirements_2017
Jan. 15, 2017

National scholarships for students interested in history, politics or who have government or military service in their future. $500-$5000.

$5,000.00
Jackie Robinson Scholarshiphttp://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/
Feb. 15, 2016

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.

Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarshiphttp://www.herffjones.com/biuscholarship
Feb. 8, 2016

For students who have demonstrated leadership, academic performance, or community service.

$2,000.00
Diabetes Scholars Foundationhttp://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/college-scholarship-application/

Multiple scholarships. For students with diabetes attending an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. Application opens in January

$1,000.00
AXA Community Scholarshiphttps://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-community/
Feb. 1, 2016

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 Lincolnhttp://www.cfll.org/RECEIVINGbrbgrantsscholarshipsb/HowToApplyForAScholarship.aspx
Mar. 1, 2017

Various scholarships for Sangamon County residents. Follow link for more information.

Student-View Scholarshiphttp://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html
Apr. 21, 2017

Complete a 15-20 minute survey about colleges in the area and win a chance at one $4000, two $1000 or eight $500 scholarships.

$4,000.00
"This I Believe"http://wuis.org/topic/wuis-i-believe
Jan. 29, 2015

Essay on the topic of "This I Believe" in 350-500 words. Must be submitted as a Word document on the website listed.

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Sororityhttp://www.akabakersfield.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Grad-Awards-Application.pdf
Mar. 13, 2017

3 scholarships available for graduating seniors. Essay, letters of recommendation, and interview required. See application for more information.

1st Mid America Credit Union Scholarshiphttps://www.1stmidamerica.org/new/1stMidAmerica%20Scholarship%20Application_2017.pdf
1stMidAmerica Scholarship Application_2017
Mar. 31, 2017

Applicant must be a 2014 senior and a member of 1st MidAmerica with an account in good standing.

$1,000.00
SEA Sue Handy Scholarship for Teachershttp://www.ieanea.org/local/sea/
ScholarshipApp.2015
Apr. 15, 2016

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 Scholarshiphttp://ahepa.org/ahepa/EducationScholarships.html
Mar. 31, 2015

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.

Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists Scholarshiphttp://www.ihda.us/education.html
Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists
Apr. 14, 2015

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. Short essay. Must be postmarked by April 14 and sent to
Penne Beckett
IHDA Education Committee Chairman, 2013
804 Fairview Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801-1627

$1,000.00
Springfield Road Runners Club Scholarshiphttp://srrc.net/programs/srrc-scholarship/
SRRC Application
May 1, 2017

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
Springfield Urban League GB Winston ScholarshipGB Winston Scholarship
Apr. 11, 2014

For minority seniors in Sangamon County. Application form, essay, transcript, and acceptance into a college or university required.

$500.00
Juarez Latino Scholarshiphttp://www.elcielo.us/juarezscholarship.html
Juarez Scholarship
May 15, 2016

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
Kappa Alpha Psi FraternityWilliam J Baldon Scholarship Application 2015
Jul. 11, 2015

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 11.

John and Alicia Boyd Scholarshiphttp://theboydsisters.blogspot.com/
BoydScholarship

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 SororityZPB scholarship_blue & white legacy - 2015 Final
Jun. 30, 2015

For college bound students with a 3. GPA whose parents are financial members of this sorority or Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Submit application, essay, 3 letters of recommendation(see instructions), transcript by June 30. A college acceptance letter will be needed.

Springfield Rotary Club ScholarshipSpringfield Rotary Club Scholarship Information
Jun. 29, 2014

For students who have completed one year of college or trade school, or received 24 credits. Essay, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation required. Must be studying one of the six areas of Rotary emphasis: Water and Sanitation, Basic Education and Literacy, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Maternal and Child Health, Economic and Community Development, or Peace and Conflict Resolution/Prevention.

$5,000.00
Ron Brown Scholar Programhttps://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description
Jan. 9, 2018

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.

RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:


  • Must be Black/African American.

  • Must excel academically.

  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.

  • Must participate in community service activities.

  • Demonstrate financial need.

  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.

  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.  NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.

  • To Apply Click Here: Ron Brown Scholarship Application

Early consideration deadline November 1, 2017.

Regular deadline January 9, 2018.

$40.00
Beta Sigma Psi Christian Leadership AwardFeb. 17, 2017

For Lutheran men who plan to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, or Purdue University. 500 word essay required.

Various Scholarship you can apply for

$1,500.00
Beta Sigma Psi Martin Luther Awardhttp://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org/
Martin_Luther_Scholarship_2017
Feb. 17, 2017

For Lutheran men who plan to attend any accredited 4-year college/university. 500 word essay required

$2,000.00
Sangamon Valley Mensa Scholarshiphttp://www.mensafoundation.org/foundation/?LinkServID=B6AAB0C0-E081-4C23-C4B1342278718DA2&grp=627&part=y
Jan. 15, 2018

Merit-based scholarship to any accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, trade/vocational). 550 word essay on applicant's career, vocational, or academic goals. Scholarship winners will receive awards of $300 to $2,500. 

$2,500.00
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - General College Scholarshiphttp://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships
Mar. 30, 2016

For graduating high school seniors or current college students of Hispanic Heritage. $1000-$5000

$1,000.00
Moody's Mega Math Challengehttps://m3challenge.siam.org/participate/important-dates
Feb. 17, 2017

Online scholarship competition held on March 8 or 9, 2014 for high school teams of 3-5 juniors and/or seniors plus a faculty sponsor. Teams have one day to solve an applied math problem.

$1,000.00
SEIU SCHOLARSHIPhttp://www.seiu.org/members#scholarships
Mar. 3, 2016

Several scholarship opportunities for SEIU members and their children.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarshipshttp://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/
Mar. 1, 2015

Minority Teachers of Illinois
Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver
Nursing Education Scholarship

Meijer Scholarshiphttp://meijerscholarship.egrant.net
Apr. 1, 2016

For students who work at Meijer or whose parent(s) work at Meijer. Awards based on financial need, academic standing, a statement of goals and community involvement. Apply online by 5:00p.m. (EDT) on April 1, 2014.
Over 100 $2,500.00 scholarships and two $10,000.00.

$0.00
GreenPal Business Scholarshiphttp://yourgreenpal.com/scholarship
May 30, 2016

For business major who aspires to be an entrepreneur. Requires high school GPA of 3.0 minimum. To apply for the GreenPal Scholarship, email your essay (500-1000 words) along with a photo to scholarship @yourgreenpal.com . They will announce the winner on this page by June 1st, 2016.

$2,000.00
Illinois Sheriffs' Associationhttp://www.ilsheriff.org/index.php/scholarships/63
Mar. 15, 2016

Sangamon County Sheriff will be awarding two $500 college scholarships. Application, essay question. Students must attend an Illinois school.

$0.00
James Chad Young ScholarshipMar. 1, 2015

Have an immediate family member in the armed forces, have a 3.5 GPA, be accepted to a college. E-mail to get application.

Camp Care-A-Lot Scholarshiphttp://www.campcarealot.org/scholarship.htm
Apr. 16, 2015

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.

Sangamon County Community Resources Scholarship for Low-Income College Entries (SLICE)http://www.co.sangamon.il.us/CR/CSBG.asp
SANGAMON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES SCHOLARSHIP
May 5, 2017

The purpose of the CSBG Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors and adults who qualify by income for the purpose of providing financial assistance to deserving undergraduate students for education and training leading to employment.

All new scholarship applicants must be enrolled in education or training leading to employment in a local high-growth employment sector. See your guidance administrator or post secondary coach for a list of eligible careers.

Illinois Society of Professional Engineerhttp://www.illinoisengineer.com/IllinoisEngineer/Aspiring_Engineers/Scholarships/IllinoisEngineer/Scholarships.aspx
Apr. 1, 2016

Several scholarships for engineers, including for those attending SIU-E, SIU-C, UIUC, and Bradley University, for female engineers, for minority engineers, and a general engineering scholarship.

$1,000.00
Association for Women in Communicationshttp://www.awcspringfield.org/scholarship/index.html
Mar. 1, 2015

For college junior or senior women from or attending college in Central Illinois and majoring in communications, journalism, public relations, or related fields

$1,000.00
Illinois Department of Public Health Nursing Scholarshiphttp://app.idph.state.il.us/RuralHealth/nesp/
May 31, 2016

For students enrolled or enrolling in a nursing program leading to an associate's or bachelor's degree. Recipients must work in an Illinois hospital as an RN or LPN within 6 months of graduation, or will have to repay the scholarship. Must submit application, transcript, and current Student Aid Report to apply.

Athnet Sports Recruitinghttp://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm
Jun. 1, 2016

For students who have been high school athletes. Write an essay that best demonstrates how the lessons learned through sport have positively impacted them as they pursue their college education.

$1,000.00
Arborjet Taking Root Scholarshiphttp://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/arborjet/index.html
Jun. 30, 2017

For graduating seniors who plan to purse a forestry course of study or related major (e.g., Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or other related major)

$1,000.00
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarshiphttp://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
Jan. 5, 2017

For students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.

$0.00
SIU-E ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPShttps://www.siue.edu/alumni/scholarships/scholarship-program.shtml
Jan. 31, 2017

SIU-E Alumni Association is offering 3 scholarships: Legacy,for the children, grandchildren,siblings, spouses or partners of an SIUE alumni; the Board of Directors Scholarship based on leadership and community involvement; Stahlschmidt Family scholarship based on financial need, GPA, ACT scores, community service, school activities and answers to essay questions.

Illinois Children of Veteran's Tuition Waiverhttp://www.osfa.illinois.edu
U of I Children of Veterans Tuition App
Jan. 2, 2018

The Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver is a four-year in-state tuition waiver at the University of Illinois. The recipient may use his/her Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver at any of the University of Illinois campuses (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Health Sciences Center, Springfield). Up to six tuition waivers are awarded per county - one for each of the following wars/conflicts: World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Southwest Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specific information regarding the required service dates and medal eligibility is provided on the application itself. Candidates must submit the completed application with photocopies of both the veteran parent’s service papers (DD Form 214) and the student’s ACT scores to our office. Office of Student Financial Aid University of Illinois 620 E. John Street MC-303 Champaign, IL 61820 Customer Service 217.333.0100 Electronic Fax 217.265.5516

McGraw-McDonald's Crew ScholarshipApr. 10, 2015

Senior employees of the local McDonalds who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year tech or trade school or college and who have been employed from at least Jan. 1, 2015 through August 1, 2015. Must be in top half of class.

$0.00
AT&T Community Network 2015 Scholarshipshttps://www.cappex.com/scholarship/listings/AT%26T-Community-NETwork-Scholarship/-s-d-48877
Apr. 7, 2017

Seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA:2 page essay, letter of recommendation, transcript, photo.

Janice M. Scott Memorial AwardJMSMSF_APPLICATION_FORM_2012A (1)
Mar. 31, 2015

3.0 GPA on a 4. Parent income less than $60000; 2 letters of recommendation; copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report; Picture; transcript. See Post Secondary coach for full list of requirements and essay options.

Springfield American Legion Post 32http://www.springfieldamericanlegion.com
May 1, 2015

Decendent of current or past member of a veteran organization: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Veterans, etc. 3 letters of recommendation, essay, transcript.
Go to website, click on announcements, then scholarship application.

$0.00
American Association of Blacks in Energy(AABE)http://www.aabe.org
Feb. 3, 2017

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) announces it will provide $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

The Southeastern Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE SMSI) is accepting applications for 10- $2000.00 monetary scholarships. This scholarship opportunity is available to minority high school seniors in Illinois and Missouri that are pursuing studies at the collegiate level in a field related to science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
Students interested in applying for this opportunity may access an application at www.aabe.org. To qualify, applications must be completed and postmarked by March 27, 2015.Completed applications may also be emailed to Stacey Young: syoung4@ameren.com. Scholarship winners will be notified by April 9, 2015.

$2,000.00
Sigma Phi Epsilon, EIUBMS Final Application 2015
May 23, 2015

Males planning to attend EIU who exemplify scholarship, leadership, athletic accomplishment and community service. No obligation to join the fraternity.

$600.00
Nursing Schools Almanachttp://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/2015-aspiring-nurse-scholarship

For students entering any kind of nursing program who show academic excellence and a passion for nursing.

$1,000.00
Zeta Phi BetaZPB scholarship_Annette Walker - 2015 Final
Jun. 30, 2015

For students with financial needs. Must have a 3.0 on 4. GPA, 3 letters of recommendation(see directions), resume, essay.

Springfield Youth Performance GroupSYPGscholarAPP
May 26, 2015

For students involved in the creative and performing arts. Must be nominated by a teacher and funds must be used for continuing education enrichment in the creative arts.

$1,000.00
Apartment List Scholarshiphttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrkhWOjKs0LAORYCgt9lnACaLm1ZxQRgqPlfcCNbyrM6VENg/viewform
Mar. 1, 2017

Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college at least eighteen (18) years old who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 2015 is eligible to apply. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

$500.00
The Carpenter Bus “Extra Mile” Scholarshiphttp://www.carpenterbus.com/scholarship/
Dec. 31, 2015

Scholarship Information:

Institution: Any college or university
Total Scholarship Amount: $1,000 to be awarded to one male and one female
Eligibility: Any graduating senior or undergraduate student
Award Date: Recipients will be notified by email and/or phone by March 1, 2016. The winners will be announced on our website, Twitter and Facebook on March 2, 2016.
Payment: Monies will be paid directly to applicant’s college/university on applicant’s behalf after applicant provides letter of acceptance to Carpenter Bus Sales.

Requirements to Apply:

Applicant must show good character, excel in academics, and be involved in community service.
Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
In addition to the application for scholarship, applicants will be required to write an essay according to the following criteria:
Essay Question: “What does it mean to go the extra mile for others?”
Must be 500-650 words
Essay must be typed Double Spaced and
Submitted along with documentation listed below.

Required Documentation to Be Submitted with Application:

Most recent transcript showing GPA
One letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, administrator, pastor, or community leader
Verification of community service

Winning Criteria Based on Combination of:

GPA (25% of the score)
Community Service Experience (25% of the score)
Completed Essay (50% of the score)

$1,000.00
We the Students Essay Contesthttp://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/
Feb. 5, 2017

In 500-800 words, answer the following question:
The Founders believed in the sanctity/vital importance of the individual liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. To what extent (or in what ways) has our government compromised on these liberties in the name of security or the general welfare?

$5,000.00
Baumgartner Law Firm Car Accident Scholarshiphttps://baumgartnerlawyers.com/houston-car-accident-lawyer/#scholarship-application
Aug. 31, 2016

Baumgartner Law Firm is pleased to announce the Baumgartner Law Firm Car Accident Scholarship for the 2016 school year. We work closely with car accident victims and their families every day & understand the difficulties of overcoming the affects of these injuries. We would like to help a student who’s been affected by an car accident & is committed to helping others in their career path

$1,000.00
QuitDay Scholarshiphttps://quitday.org/scholarship
Dec. 9, 2016

Quitday.org awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for a smoke-free world.
Smoking has killed more people than every American war combined, and more than 10 times over. Many victims of tobacco addiction feel as though they are fighting a war themselves.

With the QuitDay.org Scholarship, we want to challenge current and prospective college students to share their story on how we can make the world smoke-free.

$3,000.00
Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awardhttp://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarships/10422/youth_scholarship_award_scholarship.php
Nov. 29, 2015

To be eligible for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship you must:
A.) Over the past 2 years completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work.
B.) Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
C.) A student must be under the age of 21 years on the day of the deadline.
D.) A student must submit an essay on the topic prior to the deadline.

$500.00
Good360 Sustainability Scholarshiphttp://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12558/good360_sustainability_scholarship_scholarship.php
Nov. 30, 2015

We want to hear how sustainability has touched your life. If you’re a high school senior applying to college, or you’re currently a college student, and you have an interest in sustainability and the environment, then we’d love to hear your thoughts on what sustainability means to you. Thus, we’re sponsoring a college scholarship with an award of $1,000 to go towards tuition.

In order to be considered for the Good360 sustainability scholarship, we want to hear from you: What do you do to live sustainably? Post a photo on Instagram with your 200-300-word essay explaining what sustainability means to you and complete the form below. We’ll choose one winner to receive our environmental scholarship, which is open to all majors.

$1,000.00
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - Scholarshipshttp://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8850/stephen_j_brady_stop_hunger_scholarships_scholarship.php
Dec. 5, 2015

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.


Scholarship Eligibility:

1. Applications for Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are accepted from October 5 through December 5, 2015.

2. Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to students ages 5-25 (Kindergarten through graduate school) enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must meet the age requirement by October 5, 2015.

3. Applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.

4. Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

5. Multiple applications of the same student will not be accepted; if more than one application for an individual is received, the first application received will be the application accepted and reviewed.

6. Applicants must obtain a Community Service Recommendation as part of the application process.

7. Recommenders must be at least 21 years of age, may NOT be your parent, guardian or family member, and must submit their recommendation by December 11, 2015.

8. All applicants and recommenders must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

9. Employees of Sodexo are not eligible to apply for the Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships; but they may refer family members who are not employees of Sodexo.

10. Previous national Stop Hunger Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

11. Previous regional Stop Hunger Honorees are eligible to apply.

$5,000.00
The 10th Annual Create a Greeting Card $10,000.00 Contesthttp://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm
Mar. 2, 2017

Contest submissions accepted from
May 26, 2015 - February 25, 2016
Only 1 entry per person is allowed
Submit photo, artwork or computer graphic for
the front of a greeting card
Designs should be appropriate for business and
consumer use. Browse our site for different
examples of Birthday, Get Well, Thank You,
Anniversary and Christmas Cards
Photo, art or graphics submitted must be your
own original work/creation
Please be sure to read our:
Full Official Scholarship Rules
Monthly Voting Rules

$10,000.00
Community Foundation Scholarships for the Land of Lincolnhttp://www.cfll.org/RECEIVINGbrbgrantsscholarshipsb/HowToApplyForAScholarship.aspx
Mar. 1, 2017

Various scholarships for Springfield students. Ranging from $500-$5000

$5,000.00
Kellsey B. Proctor Twesme Scholarship for Women in Engineering and ScienceProctor Scholarship
Apr. 8, 2016

• A one time $1000 scholarship will be awarded and issued in the recipient’s name to the college or university the student will attend.
• The applicant must be a female senior attending Southeast High School.
• The applicant must be entering an engineering or scientific field.
• GPA will be taken into consideration.
• A release of information authorization must be signed to allow evaluators to verify any information submitted.
• The applicant must submit a 1 page essay describing her intended educational and career goals.
• The applicant must provide 2 letters of recommendation ( 1 may be from a teacher/counselor, 1 may be from clergy/community advisor/employer).
• The applicant must provide proof of acceptance to a college or university.
• The applicant should be available for a personal interview.

$1,000.00
Mary Sue Allen ScholarshipMary Sue Allen Scholarship-3
May 1, 2017

This scholarship is available to Southeast seniors who are attending any accredited postsecondary
institution (college, university, or trade/vocational school). ALL majors and course of study are
eligible to apply. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and provide a transcript with the
application. An essay of approximately 500 words on one of the following topic is required

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMENhttp://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/scholarships-and-resources-for-women/

In the 2015-2016 academic year alone, women accounted for 11.5 million of the 20.2 million students expected to attend an American college or university. But as more and more women pursue their degrees, the harsh reality of paying for an increasingly expensive college clouds the experience. In a time when student loan debt has skyrocketed to $1.34 trillion, reliable sources of financial aid are an essential part of containing student debt.

Healthcare Leaders Scholarshiphttp://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/
Jan. 29, 2017

The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.
All applications must be received by January 29th, 2017. Finalists will be notified in February and must provide proof of enrollment and GPA (letters of acceptance, transcripts, etc.) before the scholarship recipient is selected.

$1,000.00
AynRand InstituteMar. 29, 2017

Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes.

ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for thirty years. This year we will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $90,000.

To stay informed about contest deadlines and other student updates, register here. Questions? Write to us at essay@aynrand.org.

$1,000.00
Scholarships.comhttps://www.scholarships.com/scholarship-search

Scholarships.com is a resource to help you find various scholarships with various deadlines. Make a profile and get scholarships directly in your email inbox.

FormSwift $1,000 Scholarshiphttps://formswift.com/startup-scholarship
Jun. 15, 2017

Our team here at FormSwift, a young startup dedicated to creating personal and legal templates that are customizable, easy to use, and highly professional, wanted to let you know about our $1,000 Scholarship Contest, which we have made available for high school seniors and college students across the country. You can give it a look at the link below:

$1,000.00
Job Application Scholarshiphttp://jobapplicationdb.com
Apr. 25, 2017

Eligibility: Scholarship is open to all students who will be enrolled in an Educational Institution by the award date.
Winner will be announced by May 31st, 2017.

Scholarship amount will be paid directly to the University / Institution.

How to Apply?

Please answer the following question. Use up to 100 words for each question. Your application should be between 500-1000 words. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Send your completed application to scholarship@jobapplicationdb.com. Use “Scholarship Application” as the subject for your email.

What is your field of education? Why did you choose this field?
What motivates you?
What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in the last year?
Tell us about a time when you failed and what you learned from it.
In your view, what is the most important thing to be successful?
Have you done internships, part-time work or full-time work before? If so briefly describe the key learning you took from your experience if not, what would you looking to learn from your first such experience
How did you find about the scholarship?
Have you received any other scholarships or financial aid for the current year or for the previous year?
What is your career goal?
Which company would you like to work for and why? (Assuming you don’t start your own company)
All submitted materials become the property of jobapplicationdb.com and may be reprinted online.

$1,000.00
Future Doctorshttp://www.futuredocs.com

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists is seeking high school students selected to become delegates by their teachers, principals, or counselors based on their dedication to entering the medical field to attend one of the annual summer congresses in Boston on June 25, 26, and 27, where they are mentored by leading figures in science and technology. For more information, visit www.futuredocs.com/.

Health Care Leaders Scholarshiphttp://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/
Jan. 29, 2017

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - Sponsored by Nurse.org
Nurse.org is seeking applications for the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. To be eligible for the $1000 award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29th. The scholarship is offered once a year and awards are paid directly to the student.

$1,000.00
Make College Happen Scholarship Contesthttp://makecollegehappenchallenge.com

Chance to win 15,000 for College
High School Students: Tell us how YOU plan to pay for college for a chance to win $15,000!
Meet the winners from last year's challenge.
With Plan for College, you and your family will learn how to prepare and pay for college in a straightforward, step-by-step way. Register to learn more today!

$15,000.00
Illinois PTA Scholarshiphttps://illinoispta.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form3_copy_copy

We are glad you are exploring the Illinois PTA Scholarship Program for college funding. Each year we award two scholarships to students in Illinois who are interested in entering the field of education. Please read these instructions carefully when completing the application.

This is a highly competitive program and will require that you take the time to fully and accurately portray yourself. The information you collect for this scholarship application will help you present yourself for other scholarships and for your college admissions applications.

$3,000.00
Kids Chance Scholarshiphttp://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships/
KCOI-Scholarship-Application-9-2016
Apr. 30, 2017

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

Applicant must be between the ages of 16-25 at the time of the full disbursement of the Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois, scholarship award.
Student applicant and/or deceased/injured worker are not required to be a legal resident of Illinois.
Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need.
Applicant must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award.
Applicant must be enrolled, accepted or applying for acceptance as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited university, college or technical school.

Dean Ritter Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarshiphttp://www.deanritter.org/2017-scholarship-online-submission/
Dean Ritter Scholarship-Application_2017-Final-
Mar. 17, 2017

The Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship is a scholarship open to graduating high school seniors who are deaf or hard of hearing in the state of Illinois. The Dean Ritter Trust Scholarship is intended to cover tuition or related costs for the selected recipients to an accredited technical school or university. Recipients may use the funds received for any semester, including summer sessions, during the awarded academic year. For our 2017 Annual Scholarship, we will award scholarships varying between $1,000 and $8,000 each. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need and school and community involvement.

$1,000.00
UNCF Stem Scholarshttps://scholarships.uncf.org/program/details/c0c83a41-abc6-42ef-a607-fd59560fc229
Feb. 23, 2017

General Eligibility: African American; 3.0 GPA; high school senior entering U.S.-accredited college or university Fall 2017; Demonstrated unmet or financial need; U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM GPA
3.0
ETHNICITIES
African American/Black
RESIDENCY STATUS
U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION
High School Senior
MAJORS
Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

$15,000.00
IACAC Scholarshiphttps://www.iacac.org/scholarship/?utm_source=IACAC+Members&utm_campaign=4e20bca7f4-scholarship&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b676bdf586-4e20bca7f4-311795221

IACAC is pleased to offer five $1,000 scholarships ($500 each semester, non-renewable) to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and/or community service involvement.

A separate $1,000 transfer scholarship is available from IACAC to a community college student to further his/her education at a four-year IACAC member institution.
Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be a graduating senior from an IACAC member high school (where at least one counselor is an IACAC member) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To verify if your high school is an IACAC member, contact Linda Haffner, (800) 829-0176;
The applicant must enroll as a full-time, college freshman at a post-secondary institution in the 2016-2017 school year (preferably at an IACAC member institution); and
The student must demonstrate involvement in high school, the community, or service to others with motivation to achieve personal goals.

$1,000.00
Acorn Equality Fundhttp://www.acornequalityfund.org/
Sep. 22, 2017

The Acorn Equality Fund is a grassroots organization that provides college scholarships for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) persons, their children, and allies in Illinois' downstate counties. Scholarships range from $1,000-$5,000

$1,000.00
Shine Bright Scholarshiphttp://diamondstorereviews.com/shine-bright-scholarship/
Nov. 1, 2017

In order to apply, candidates should write an 600 word essay entitled “The True Meaning of A Diamond Engagement Ring”.  We’d like to take this opportunity to help applicants thing beyond just the aesthetics of diamond rings, and focus on the true meaning and symbolism that comes with it.

Applicants must be high school seniors, Junior College, College, University, or Trade School students.

Application Deadline is November 1st, 2017.

The scholarship will be awarded by December 31, 2017.

 

Contest Rules


  • 750 word minimum.

  • Only one submission per applicant.

  • Must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada.

  • Must be enrolled and/or attending post-secondary education within the next year.

 

$500.00
Study Pug Scholarshiphttps://www.studypug.com/scholarship.html
Dec. 15, 2017

Complete a 500-1000 word article discussing how a math teacher, a math class, a math tutor, or a math lesson has changed how you see the world around. 

Applicants must complete the student information form below and submit their 500 to 1000 word essay on the selected topic in PDF format. The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.

The Scholarship will be awarded to the student who writes the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of educational professionals.

All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on December 15th, 2017.

The applicant of the winning project will receive a one-time scholarship of $1000, which may be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. The scholarship winner will be contacted via email at the address provided and must respond within five(5) days to receive the award. Scholarship funds are provided by StudyPug and will be paid via mail to the winning applicant.

$1,000.00
Tuck Sleep Foundation Scholarship Opportunitieshttps://www.tuck.com/sleep-scholarships/

On the attached link you will find more than 20+ scholarships and $500,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. Some of these awards target sleep-deprived individuals, while others are available to students pursuing degrees in sleep science and other areas of psychology and mental health.

A section for scholarships aimed at underrepresented student groups such as women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, students earning degrees in women’s health, and people with disabilities. All scholarships listed are still valid, though some are currently closed and will re-open the application process for the 2018 academic year. Each entry features application requirements, deadlines, contact information and other important details.

Danforth Scholars Programhttps://admissions.wustl.edu/pages/danforth-nomination.aspx
Nov. 15, 2017

For Washington University in St. Louis applicants by NOMINATION ONLY! Seeking candidates who have exhibited leadership in services, as well as academic excellence, and who will embrace the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum. 

Danforth Scholars may receive full or partial-tuition scholarships, renewed each year provided they progress academically and uphold their high standards of character. 

Once students are nominated, Washington University will send application materials to the students. 

AES Scholarshiphttp://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
Oct. 6, 2017

This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2017

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

ACF Visionary Scholarshiphttps://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/Register.aspx
May 1, 2018

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior(2021, 2020, 2019, or 2018); and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.

All applications for the American College Foundation's Visionary Scholarship Program will consist of:


  • A completed American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Application

  • A copy of the student's most recent unofficial high school transcript

  • A 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay on "Why College is Important to Me"

$5,000.00
William Randolph Hursthttps://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspx
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Oct. 4, 2017

High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for this program. The first phase of this program brings two students from each state to Washington, D.C., March 3-10, 2018, to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). 

The second phase awards both recipients a college scholarship of $10,000.00. The Hearst Foundation requires that to obtain scholarship funds, a student must participate in the Washington Week program and use the funds within four years of enrollment at an accredited U.S. college or university. Students are encouraged to include history, political science, or related subjects in their undergraduate program.

*To be eligible, a candidate must currently be serving in an elected or selected capacity in any one of the following student government, civic or educational organizations:



  1. Student body president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer




  2. Class president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer




  3. Student council representative




  4. National Honor Society




  5. Student representative to district, regional or state-level civic or educational organization



$10,000.00
Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarshiphttp://www.parentinn.com/scholarship
Feb. 28, 2018

Who can apply: A U.S. university or college for undergraduate or graduate studies. A high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college. 


  • $1250 will be given to Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students.


  • $1250 will be given to High School Students.​

$1,250.00
Voice of DemocracyVoice of Democracy ScholarshipVoice of Democracy 2017
Oct. 31, 2017

VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Opportunity: audio-essay program for students to express themselves in regards to a democractic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000. The one national winner earns $30,000! 

$16,000.00
2018 Honorsgradu Scholarshiphttps://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm
Feb. 11, 2018

Whether through essays or multimedia, students are to submit a proposal for how you'll better your community. Rigorous process with multiple rounds; providing five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! Will also fund the top project up to $5,000.

$10,000.00
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarshiphttps://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx
Feb. 10, 2018

You are eligible for consideration if:


  • Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2017 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2017, AND

  • Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.

You will need to submit by February 10 of the current year:


  • Completed application form.

  • Personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in your life and/or the life of your customer(s). Minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words.

  • Resume listing accomplishments in academics, activities, arts and athletics, community service and future post-secondary plans.

  • Official transcript, which should include present student status (for example, junior second semester), last semester’s GPA and cumulative GPA.

  • Test results from the ACT (American College Testing) examination.

  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or administrator. Although this is not a mandatory submission, it provides the judges with a more complete portrait of the applicant.

$1,000.00
Eugene McDermott Scholars Program for UT Dallashttp://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/
Jan. 3, 2018
The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation's most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.

Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

UT Dallas students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities. Learn more about our newest McDermott Scholars.
$250,000.00
WACE National Co-Op Scholarshiphttp://www.waceinc.org/
Feb. 15, 2018

Only for students choosing a college cooperative education program at one of the below schools: 

Clarkson Unviersity, Drexel Unviersity, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The Unviersity of Toledo, Unviersity of Cinncinati & Unviersity of Massachusetts Lowell & Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

$6,000.00
B. Davishttp://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
May 22, 2018

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
 

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

 

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

 

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. 
$1,000.00
ACT Student Champion Awardhttp://www.act.org/content/act/en/public-affairs/college-and-career-readiness-champions.html?cid=email:marketo:b2b-k12-high-school-none-counselor:11012017-domestic-SOC0000--mkto3922--organic----marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&utm_name=b2b-k12-high-school-none-counselor&utm_content=11012017-domestic-SOC0000--mkto3922--organic----marketing&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTTJRNU5qZ3dZek5oT0dNeiIsInQiOiJEWFJ6STZRazhXd0x5ZkRleldoMytxR1F5VENWaGNUS2hcL0wwXC9xM0lHUjM4R2liVlVqTFkzcXVjXC9uWTV6akV0enhOUUJ6XC9CQ3JwVURQTURHOTMyNE5uZ3RSV1pPeWtGVUJiZEIzQU8zaEg5OVRnMVZtTkhGQU1QNG9qcFRxTXMifQ%3D%3D
Dec. 31, 2017
ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

Students from the class of 2018 who have taken the ACT and fit the following criteria may apply: 
  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
$500.00
ISPE Capital Chapter Scholarship2018 ISPE Scholarship Application
Jan. 19, 2018

Eligibility requirements:

- High school senior

- US Citizen

- Minimum 3.0 GPA 

- Minimum SAT: 600 math, 500 verbal or ACT of 29 math and 25 English 

- Enroll in an engineering program at a college or university that has been accresdited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC) 

- Live within the Capital Chapter areas of Cass, Christian, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon & Scott counties. 

 

 

$3,000.00
Rise of Sigmahttp://www.riseofsigma.com/Rise-of-Sigma-Scholarship
Dec. 30, 2017

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please submit your essay or article complying with following requirements on ” How important is internet marketing?”.


  • Minimum of 750 Words.

  • Must be delivered in Word / Word pad format.

  • No plagiarism or duplicate article is allowed.

Winner will be announced on our website in Dec, 2018.

$3,500.00
"Home Is Where the Heart Is" Bicentennial Essay Contesthttps://www.cognitoforms.com/IllinoisAssociationOfREALTORS1/HomeIsWhereTheHeartIsBicentennialEssayContest
Feb. 15, 2018

REQUIREMENTS:

  • The contest is open to Illinois high school students in grades nine through 12 attending public, private or home schools.
  • Essays can be no more than 700 words but must be a minimum of 500 words.
  • Essays must be the original work of the student.
  • Essays reflect the theme “Home Is Where the Heart Is”
  • Winners will be notified by email April 1, 2018

AWARDS

$1,000 - 1 top scholarship award
$750 - 11 scholarship awards
$250 - 11 scholarship awards

$1,000.00