SPS 186: We Want to Support Your Goals
Springfield Public Schools wants to support your college and career goals, and we know those come with a price. To support you in your post secondary efforts, we have provided this site where you can find scholarship opportnities. Click on the scholarship link for opportunities that support your college dreams and apply. For application process and deadlines, click on the scholarship links.
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College Scholarship Information/Sites
|Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program||Jun. 12, 2020|
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?
|CBAI Foundation for Community Banking|
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.
|Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation|
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.
|Eastern IL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INCOMING HONORS STUDENTS||Jan. 10, 2020|
For exceptionally strong incoming freshman students, Pine Honors College offers three different competitive scholarships.
Please note: Applicants for the Pemberton Presidential and the Presidential Scholarship are also considered as applicants for the Honors Award. You do not need to complete an additional application for the Honors Award.
Successful applicants will be offered only one of these three scholarships.
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. Application cycle will open Jan. 1, 2020
|JFK Profiles in Courage Scholarship||Jan. 17, 2020|
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.
|Lincoln Land Community College Foundation Scholarships||Mar. 1, 2020|
Numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend LLCC or current LLCC student. The Honors College application is included.
The application is available online annually between December 1st and March 1st for the following academic year.
We would love for you to apply for our upcoming awarding period for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 awards! Visit https://llcc.academicworks.com/opportunitiesfor information about our opportunities that only requires 1 online application to apply for them all!
For information on external scholarship opportunities, please visit: https://llcc.academicworks.com/opportunities/external
QUESTIONS? Please contact Michelle Burger at 217-786-4502 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Plato & Flora S. McCourtney Foundation Scholarship||Plato & Flora McCourtney Scholarship Application|
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.
|Prudential Spirit of Community|
If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community, apply for this award. Please follow the link for more details
|Scottish Rite Scholarships|
Visit the website for more information. One application will be used for all scholarship programs. Seven different scholarships available.
|Springfield Noon Lions Club|
Pursuing an education in health care, highest consideration to sight and hearing fields
|US Bank Internet Scholarship Program|
Students must apply online. Open to graduating seniors and college undergraduates.
|Zonta Young Woman in Public Affairs Award|
Open to pre-college women ages 16-20 Volunteer work, leadership, and dedication to the advancement of women
|Burger King Scholars Program|
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
|Springfield Civic Garden Club|
The LLCC Scholarship $1,200 is ongoing. It is offered to an interested student who is a U.S. citizen residing in the LLCC district and is majoring in environmental or horticulture studies.
|Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation|
For African American students. Personal statement and letters of recommendation required.
|Washington University at St. Louis: William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholars||Jan. 2, 2020|
|NAVAL ROTC||NROTC Scholarship Application Instructions - Application year 2|
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|
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.
|University of Illinois: Fred S. Bailey Scholarship|
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.
|United Negro College Fund|
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.
|Simon Youth Foundation||Feb. 19, 2020|
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.
|Mu Delta Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship|
For African American students. Requires 2.75 GPA, letter of recommendation, 1-page essay, "What have you had to overcome to achieve success?"
|Google Scholarships and Programs|
Enroll as a full time student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related major. See website for more information.
Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage or African American. Major in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts. Have a 3.0/4.0 GPA
|Tyrian Masonic Lodge||Apr. 2, 2020||Tyrian Scholarship|
For students with financial need. Award will be made directly to the college or university to pay educational expenses.
|Heartland Credit Union||2019 Scholarship Application|
2019 application process will open in January.
For Heartland Credit Union members who plan to attend a 2 yr., 4yr. college, vocational or technical school full-time. Essay.
|"This I Believe"|
This I Believe Illinois is our annual essay program for Illinois high school seniors. An expression of where their minds are as they prepare to enter the adult world. 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. Sorority|
3 scholarships available for graduating seniors. Essay, letters of recommendation, and interview required. See application for more information.
|Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists Scholarship|
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
|Ron Brown Scholar Program||Jan. 9, 2020|
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:
Applications postmarked by November 1 will be given early consideration for the Ron Brown Scholar Program.
Regular deadline January 9, 2020.
|Beta Sigma Psi Scholarships|
These Scholarships are a way of giving back to the Lutheran church and supporting her youth. Young men who wish to apply are under no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member for consideration. Applicants may apply for multiple awards if they are still deciding which school they plan to attend.
|Sangamon Valley Mensa Scholarship|
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.
The U.S. scholarship application process opens Sept. 15 and closes Jan. 15. No application forms are available at any other time. Applications will next be available from 09/15/2019 to 01/15/2020.
|Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarships|
Minority Teachers of Illinois Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Nursing Education Scholarship A scholarship is a type of “gift aid” that rewards a student for grades, athletics, a unique skill, a special talent, financial needs or even a specific career interest.
|Meijer Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2020|
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. Over 100 $2,500.00 scholarships and two $10,000.00.
The application will be available again December 1, 2019 and will be due March 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Employees with a start date on or before March 1, 2019 are eligible to apply beginning December 1, 2019.
|Illinois Sheriffs' Association|
Sangamon County Sheriff will be awarding two $500 college scholarships. Application, essay question. Students must attend an Illinois school.
|Sangamon County Community Resources Scholarship for Low-Income College Entries (SLICE)|
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 Engineer||Mar. 31, 2020|
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.
|Association for Women in Communications|
For college junior or senior women from or attending college in Central Illinois and majoring in communications, journalism, public relations, or related fields
|Athnet Sports Recruiting|
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.
|GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship|
For students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.
|SIU-E ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS||Jan. 31, 2020|
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.
Applications are accepted September 1 through January 31.
|Illinois Children of Veteran's Tuition Waiver||U of I Children of Veterans Tuition App|
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
|Janice M. Scott Memorial Award||Mar. 31, 2020|
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 32|
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.
|12th Annual Create a Greeting Card $10,000.00 Contest||Mar. 2, 2020|
|Community Foundation Scholarships for the Land of Lincoln||Mar. 1, 2020|
for Springfield students. Ranging from $500-$5000 2020 scholarship applications will be available from January 1, 2020 to March 1, 2020. Applicants should submit their scholarship applications via the CFLL website during this time period. Applicants should submit their scholarship applications via the CFLL website during this time period. Students may apply for and be awarded multiple scholarships. -Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship
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 Scholarship|
Create a Business Plan Infographic for a chance to win $1000 for school! Make a business plan infographic about one of the suggested topics.
|Health Care Leaders Scholarship|
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.
|Kids Chance Scholarship|
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.
IACAC is pleased to offer ten $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.
|ACF Visionary Scholarship|
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:
|Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship||Feb. 8, 2020|
You are eligible for consideration if:
You will need to submit by February of the current year:
|B. Davis||May 22, 2020|
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
|Celebrating High School Innovators|
Tell us about your idea and you might be chosen as one of the most innovative high school students in Illinois! Our top five winners will receive $1,000 cash and scholarships to Illinois State University and Millikin University.
Check website after January 1, 2018
|Southeast Missouri State University|
Southeast students receive over $17 million annually, in the form of institutional scholarships. Some of these are only awarded at the time of admission, while others offer an annual application process. Institutional Scholarships can be split into Academic, Endowed, and Participation scholarships.
|Eastern Illinois President Doudna Memorial Scholarship||$1,000.00|
|Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship|
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicants must:
|Scholarship Program by Autozin|
Essay style scholarship to help you get closer to your dream career. Education is our future and we would like to support and encourage you as a student by giving you a chance to win $1400 toward your tuition or any expenses you might acquire along your journey. If cars are your passion this contest is perfect for you!
|Jewish Studies - Indiana U|
Multiple incoming freshmen scholarships of up to $40,000 ($10,000 per year) for students committed to pursuing a Jewish Studies major at Indiana University Bloomington are available to students entering as first year beginners in Fall 2018 at IU Bloomington.
|Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship||May 1, 2020|
Open for students who have been accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school, or trade School. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.
|AASA Redefining Ready Scholarship|
|VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship||Feb. 15, 2020|
What is the Scholarship Amount?
Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year, one in each of the four VFW Auxiliary Conferences.
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|VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patiotic Art Contest||Mar. 31, 2020|
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|EIU Scholarship Programs|
|UIS - Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association|
Student scholarship is offered to an Illinois student attending an Illinois school who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in land surveying or a baccalaureate degree in a related science including at least 24 semester hours of land surveying courses from theIllinois Department of Professional Regulation Land Surveyors Licensing Board approved curriculum of an accredited institution. Scholarship is for $1,000 and applications are available on their website at http://www.iplsa.org.
|Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship||Sep. 21, 2019|
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship, a biannual award for writers and novelists in further education. As the world’s leading marketplace of book publishing talent, Reedsy is passionate about nurturing the next generation of fiction authors. We have designed this scholarship to award a student whose writing displays a clear and unique voice with the potential to thrive in the competitive literary landscape. Awarded twice a year, successful candidates will receive $1,000 towards educational expenses and be eligible for further sponsorship from Reedsy while they develop as a writer.
To be eligible for the Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship, applicants must be:
|college board opportunity scholarship|
The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
|AEA aircraft electronics scholarships|
multiple options, rewards and deadlines
|Back 2 School Illinois|
Each year we provide scholarships to deserving Illinois high school seniors so they can attend college. We offer $2,500 scholarships that can be applied to their freshmen year of studies.
|Micklin Law Group Scholarship|
The award is granted two times per year and is needs-based. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited college in the United States.
|Mike Rowe work ethic scholarship|
Calling all skilled workers! This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar. It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).
1. Round 1 April 1st: application deadline; winners announced 5/01/19
Along with your submission please include a picture of yourself which we can post on our site to go along with your essay
The winner will be required to provide proof of successful acceptance to a Higher Institute of Learning, College or University. Payment will be made directly to the applicant’s college.
|North American Building Trades Unions NABTU apprenticeships|
|Culinary Institute of America||application|
The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs, will award two scholarships each year. Each recipient will receive $2,500 per year for four years to be applied directly
to the student’s account at the institution.
To be considered by the scholarship committee, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
|The Caring.com Scholarship|
At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.
Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.
|Digital Responsibility||Jun. 30, 2020|
Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.
Deadline: June 30, 2019
How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
|The Morgan Law Group, P.A. Scholarship||Jan. 31, 2020|
The award is granted per year
Must be Accepted into a U.S.university as a pre-law undergraduate or law school attendant.
|Sonn Law Group Community Leader Scholarship||Dec. 1, 2019|
It’s simple; choose a cause, a charitable organization, or other group and dedicate your time and other available resources. This contest is NOT about donating money. Instead, you should give back to the community in a way that is meaningful.
|Regeneron Science Talent Search||Nov. 13, 2019|
TMCF offers four types of unique scholarships that are merit, plus need-based designed to address the financial needs of students attending TMCF member-schools. The awards process is highly competitive and the awards are given to outstanding and qualified students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, graduate or law degree from an accredited college or university. Occasionally, we may offer scholarships to students not attending one of our member-schools.
Since its inception, hundreds of companies and foundations have funded a TMCF scholarship. Our scholarship partners allow TMCF to award scholarships that are designed to complement the financial aid students receive from other sources for tuition and other education expenses, such as books and housing. As a result of our efforts, an increasing number of students are able to attend and complete college at an affordable cost.
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|National Society of Black Engineers||Jan. 4, 2020|
The Fall Scholarship Cycle opens September 1st, 2019 and closes January 4th, 2020
|National Merit Scholarships|