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Scholarship Database

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College Scholarship Information/Sites
NameLinkApp up arrow iconDeadlineDescriptionEmailAmount
Farm Credit Agriculture Scholarshiphttp://fcsillinois.com/resources/community/scholarships/Pages/default.aspx
Feb. 28, 2018

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

Baumgartner Law Firm Car Accident Scholarshiphttps://baumgartnerlawyers.com/houston-car-accident-lawyer/#scholarship-application
Aug. 31, 2018

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

Janice M. Scott Memorial Awardhttp://scholarshipmentor.com/janice-m-scott-memorial-scholarship

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 32https://www.legion.org/scholarships
Mar. 1, 2018

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.

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 2018.Completed applications may also be emailed to Stacey Young: syoung4@ameren.com. Scholarship winners will be notified by April , 2018.  UPDATE

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.

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.

We the Students Essay Contesthttp://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/
Feb. 15, 2018

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?

VapingDaily Scholarshiphttps://vapingdaily.com/scholarship/
Oct. 2, 2017

We here at VapingDaily.com are excited to offer $6,000 in scholarships every year to three people, who share the issue about the hazards of smoking.

Essay (1,000–1,500 words) The winning candidates will be chosen based on their creativity, content, and style. The judges will be looking for essays which are logically written and most related to the topic.

SIU-E ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPShttps://www.siue.edu/alumni/scholarships/scholarship-program.shtml
Jan. 31, 2018

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.

Good360 Sustainability Scholarshiphttp://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12558/good360_sustainability_scholarship_scholarship.php
Oct. 31, 2017

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.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - Scholarshipshttp://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8850/stephen_j_brady_stop_hunger_scholarships_scholarship.php
Dec. 5, 2017

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are designed to recognize and reward the great steps students are taking to fight hunger in our communities across the United States. By submitting an application, you agree that what you send will be deemed non-confidential and you grant Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Sodexo, Inc. (along with its subsidiaries and affiliates) the right to use, copy, modify, edit, publish, transmit, and display your submission via any media, and that Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Sodexo, Inc. will be free to use your name and other identifying information, unless you specifically request in writing that we not do so.   Applications close on Dec. 5, 2017.   Scholarships

11th Annual Create a Greeting Card $10,000.00 Contesthttp://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm
Mar. 1, 2018

Contest submissions accepted from: May 30th, 2017 - March 1st, 2018.  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

Community Foundation Scholarships for the Land of Lincolnhttp://www.cfll.org/RECEIVINGbrbgrantsscholarshipsb/HowToApplyForAScholarship.aspx
Mar. 1, 2018

Various scholarships 

for Springfield students. Ranging from $500-$5000 The 2018 scholarship application period is January 1, 2018 to March 1, 2018. Please visit this website to during that period to complete and submit your scholarship applications. Students may apply for and be awarded multiple scholarships. -Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship

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.

AynRand InstituteMay 1, 2018

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.

McGraw-McDonald's Crew Scholarship

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.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarshiphttp://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
Jan. 4, 2018

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

FormSwift $1,000 Scholarshiphttps://formswift.com/startup-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.

GreenPal Business Scholarshiphttp://yourgreenpal.com/scholarship
Oct. 16, 2017

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.

Beta Sigma Psi Scholarshipshttp://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-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 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. 

Frontiers Int'l Springfield Club Scholarship (CFLL)https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/34356-Community-Foundation-For-The-Land-Of-Lincoln
Mar. 14, 2018

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

SEIU Scholarshipshttp://www.seiu.org/members#scholarships
Mar. 14, 2018

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, 2018

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 Scholarshiphttp://meijerscholarship.egrant.net
Jan. 1, 2018

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.

Illinois Sheriffs' Associationhttp://www.ilsheriff.org/index.php/scholarships
Mar. 16, 2018

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

Arborjet Taking Root Scholarshiphttp://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/arborjet/index.html

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)  Check back in April 2018

James Chad Young Scholarship

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

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.

Illinois Society of Professional Engineerhttp://www.illinoisengineer.com/IllinoisEngineer/Aspiring_Engineers/Scholarships/IllinoisEngineer/Scholarships.aspx
Mar. 31, 2018

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 Communicationshttp://www.awcspringfield.org/scholarship/index.html

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

Illinois Department of Public Health Nursing Scholarshiphttp://app.idph.state.il.us/RuralHealth/nesp/
Apr. 30, 2018

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, 2018

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.


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.

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/.

Springfield Road Runners Club Scholarshiphttp://srrc.net/programs/srrc-scholarship/
May 1, 2018

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."

EmPOWERED to Serve Scholarshttp://www.empoweredtoserve.org/
Jan. 2, 2018

Upload a 60 second or shorter video stating why you should be an EmPOWERED to Serve scholar. Hashtage your video #TakeMeHome. Tell the health story of your community in the video. Application details can be found at www.empoweredtoserve.org 

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


  • 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


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

Celebrating High School Innovatorshttp://chsinnovators.org/

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 Universityhttp://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/scholarships/institutional.html

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. 

Dell Scholars Program scholarshiphttps://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/criteria/
Jan. 15, 2018

To be eligible to apply for the Dell Scholars Program scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria:

  • Participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12

  • Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year

  • Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA

  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance

  • Eligible to receive a federal Pell grant in first year of college

  • Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school

Eastern Illinois Ambassador Scholarshiphttps://www.eiu.edu/panther-scholarship/
Mar. 15, 2018

How have you been a role model for students at your high school and peers in your community?

How would you continue being a role model as an EIU student?

Please provide examples of involvement, leadership, community service, and recognition.

There are no requirements for GPA or test scores. Ten students will be chosen for this award. Students must be admitted to EIU and turn in all scholarship application materials by March 15, 2018.

Aspiring Nurse Scholarshiphttps://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2018-aspiring-nurse-scholarship
Aug. 31, 2018

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarshiphttp://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship
Jan. 30, 2018

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicants 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.

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.
Scholarship Program by Autozinhttps://www.autozin.com/scholarship.html
Nov. 15, 2018


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!

  • All submissions must be received by November 15, 2018

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarshiphttps://www.developingcareer.com/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship/?zn=1
Jan. 30, 2018

Digital Responsibility is pleased to announce the Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship. The program is open to high school freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, college, and graduate school student of any level. There is no age limit, home-schooled students are also eligible. In order to apply, the applicants will submit a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.

Jewish Studies - Indiana UJan. 17, 2018

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 Scholarshiphttps://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx
Jun. 1, 2018

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 Scholarshiphttps://www.redefiningready.org/national-scholarship
Apr. 2, 2018

  • One (1) National First Place Winner ($5000)

  • One (1) National Runner-Up ($2500)

  • Seven (7) Regional Winners, representing each AASA region ($2000)

  • Seven (7) Regional Runner-Ups, representing each AASA region ($1000)

Sigma Phi Epilson Balanced Man Scholarshiphttps://forms.illinois.edu/sec/7346666
May 1, 2018

Three $1,750 scholarships for male students attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics and community service. 

Must be a full time student at U of I in the fall of 2018. 

Scholarship does not obligate you to join Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. 

Rise of Sigmahttp://www.riseofsigma.com/Rise-of-Sigma-Scholarship
Dec. 30, 2018

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.

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. 
Health Care Leaders Scholarshiphttp://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/
Jan. 29, 2018

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.

Tuck Sleep Foundation Scholarship Opportunitieshttps://www.tuck.com/sleep-scholarships/
Jan. 31, 2018

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.

Illinois PTA Scholarshiphttp://illinoispta.org/scholarshipapplication.html
Feb. 15, 2018

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.

UNCF Stem Scholarshttps://scholarships.uncf.org/program/details/c0c83a41-abc6-42ef-a607-fd59560fc229
Jan. 17, 2018

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

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.

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

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.


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.

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. 

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. 

AES Engineering Scholarshiphttp://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
Oct. 6, 2018

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, 2018

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"

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.​

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.

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.

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.
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.

Moody's Mega Math Challengehttps://m3challenge.siam.org/participate/important-dates
Feb. 23, 2018

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.

Valley Of Springfield, AASR SCHOLARSHIPS PAGEhttps://www.aasr-spi.org/

Illinois Grand Lodge and Scottish Rite Masons provide scholarships to help individuals better themselves through the pursuit of knowledge.   Health Career Fields: Masonic relationship is not required. The recipient must intend to enter the field of health care. Health care includes (but is not limited to) nursing, physical or occupational therapy, radiology, anesthesiology, etc.    Sherwood and Evelyn Kresin: Masonic relationship is not required. This scholarship has an exception for the “undergraduate only” restriction. The recipient may be in an undergraduate or a graduate course of study. There is no restriction regarding the recipient’s course of study.

IL PTA Lillian Glover Scholarshiphttp://www.illinoispta.org/scholarshipapplication.html
Feb. 15, 2018

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

Sigma Nu Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship - University of Illinoishttp://www.uni.illinois.edu/sso/scholarships_sigmanu.shtml
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

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.

United Negro College Fundhttps://scholarships.uncf.org/?_ga=1.164001725.381869175.1479320008
Jan. 19, 2018

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.

University of Illinois: Fred S. Bailey Scholarshiphttp://universityymca.org/bailey/
Feb. 18, 2018

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.

Greenhouse Scholars Programhttp://www.greenhousescholars.org/application.html
Dec. 1, 2017

Available to high school seniors with a 3.5 GPA and an annual household income no greater than $70,000.

CO-OP Scholarship Programhttp://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/
Feb. 15, 2018

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

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.

Springfield Noon Lions Clubhttp://www.Springfieldnoonlions.com

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

Zonta Young Woman in Public Affairs Awardhttp://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/YoungWomeninPublicAffairsAwards.aspx
Apr. 1, 2018

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

United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Hearst Scholarshiphttps://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspx
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). Delegates will be immersed in Washington activities throughout their week-long stay.

Washington University at St. Louis: William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarshttps://admissions.wustl.edu/Financial_Aid_Scholarships/First_Year_Academic_Scholarships/Pages/Danforth-Scholars-Program.aspx
Jan. 2, 2018

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

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundationhttp://www.ilbcf.org/

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

Springfield Civic Garden Clubhttp://www.scgc-il.org/scgc-sponsored-awards/
Mar. 1, 2018

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. 

Springfield Urban League Scholarshiphttp://www.springfieldul.org

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

Order of AHEPA Scholarshiphttps://ahepa.org/Education-Scholarships.htm#

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.

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

Simon Youth Foundationhttp://syf.org/scholarships/
Feb. 15, 2017

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.

Hansen Secretarial Scholarshiphttp://publish.illinois.edu/secretariat/secretariat-scholarship/about-the-scholarship/
Mar. 6, 2018

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.

Google Scholarships and Programshttps://google.onlineapplications.net/applications/default.asp

Enroll as a full time student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related major. See website for more information.

Jackie Robinson Scholarshiphttp://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/
Feb. 1, 2018

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.

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


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Sororityhttps://akaeaf.org/scholarships
Apr. 16, 2018

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

"This I Believe"http://nprillinois.org/programs/i-believe-illinois#stream/0
Jan. 31, 2018

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.

Student-View Scholarshiphttp://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html
Apr. 20, 2018

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

AXA Community Scholarshiphttps://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Dec. 15, 2017

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.


Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage or African American. Major in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts. Have a 3.0/4.0 GPA

Diabetes Scholars Foundationhttp://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/college-scholarship-application/
Apr. 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

Ministerial Alliance of Springfield and Vicinityhttp://www.springfieldministerialalliance.org/index.php
Dec. 29, 2017

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

Sangamon County Farm Bureau Foundationhttp://www.sangamonfb.org/uploads/5/3/2/9/53299949/scholarship_app_2018__web.pdf
Mar. 31, 2018

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must: - Be a high school senior graduating in 2018 or a first-year student in a postsecondary school. - Be a Sangamon County Farm Bureau member, spouse of a member or child of a member. (Minimum 1 year) - Be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at a post-secondary school. - Exhibit potential for successful completion of course studies. - Be a resident of Sangamon County, Illinois. - Past recipients may reapply, but no student may receive more than two (2) scholarships from the Sangamon County Farm Bureau Foundation.

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)

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Programhttp://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
Nov. 30, 2017

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

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority2018 Annetta Walker-1920
May 30, 2018

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.

Sangamon County Community Resources Scholarship for Low-Income College Entries (SLICE)http://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/a-c/community-resources/programs-and-services/csbg-slice-scholarship-program
scholarship info2018 H.S. App
May 4, 2018

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.

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. 



Illinois Municipal Utilities Assoc. & CWLPhttp://www.cwlp.com/online/onlineforms/IMUAScholarship2015.pdf
2018 Scholarship Packet
Mar. 9, 2018

For high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of IMUA-member utilities (CWLP included). 500 word essay 

American Legion, Otis B. Duncan, Post 809American Legion, Otis B. Duncan, Post 809 scholarship formAmericanLegionPost809Scholarship2018
Jul. 22, 2018

four (4) $1000 scholarships to be awarded at the Otis B. Duncan Day event on July 22rd, 2018

Dean Ritter Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarshiphttp://www.deanritter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Annual-Scholarship-Application_2018-Final-copy.pdf
Mar. 16, 2018

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 2018 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.  

Heartland Credit Unionhttp://www.hcu.org/community/scholarships.aspx
Heartland 2018 Scholarship Application
Apr. 13, 2018

For Heartland Credit Union members who plan to attend a 2 yr., 4yr. college, vocational or technical school full-time. Essay.

Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists Scholarshiphttp://www.ihda.us/education.html
Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists
Apr. 5, 2018

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

Juarez Latino Scholarshiphttp://www.elcielo.us/juarezscholarship.html
Juarez Scholarship
May 15, 2018

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.

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

Wendy's Heismanhttp://www.wendysheisman.com

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

William McElroy Trust ScholarshipMcElroy Scholarship Applications
Apr. 1, 2018

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.

FIRE "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contesthttps://www.thefire.org/fires-free-speech-essay-contest-open-for-entries/
Dec. 31, 2017

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.

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?"

IL Lumber & Material Dealers Association Educational Foundationchrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/https://www.sachs302.org/documents/guidance/scholarships/illinois_lumber___material_dealers.pdf
Mar. 15, 2018

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.

AMVETS Scholarshipshttp://www.amvets.org/amvets-in-action/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, 2018

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinoishttps://www.goldenapple.org/apply
Dec. 1, 2018

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.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/43608f78-fa5d-4ed6-ac50-a5d0aaf4e1b3
Feb. 23, 2018

Application must include a wallet size 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. 12, 2018

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.

JFK Profiles in Courage Scholarshiphttp://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Eligibility-and-Requirements.aspx
Jan. 4, 2018

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.

Davey ScholarshipDavey

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

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.


CBAI Foundation for Community Bankinghttp://www.cbai.com/index.php/education-foundation-2?showall=&start=2
Feb. 7, 2018

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.

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Programhttp://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Jun. 14, 2018

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?

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. UPDATE

IL Society of Professional Engineersfile:///Users/nplauer/Downloads/ISPE_Foundation_Scholarship.pdf
Mar. 31, 2018

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)

US Bank Internet Scholarship Programhttps://www.usbank.com/student-lending/scholarship.html

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

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

Plato & Flora S. McCourtney Foundation Scholarshiphttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1MX38V-3cb1QShZqJkZt00nSf-By3bXmK/view
Plato & Flora McCourtney Scholarship Application
Apr. 15, 2018

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.

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. 

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.

Leroy & Rachel Cantrall ScholarshipCantrall Application 2018
Mar. 15, 2018

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.

Deadline has been extended to 3/15 from the original 3/1 date as shown on the scholarship paperwork. 

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

Polly Roesch Vocal Music ScholarshipRoesch Vocal Scholarship Application
Mar. 27, 2018

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.

Scottish Rite Scholarshipshttps://www.aasr-spi.org/
Apr. 1, 2018

Visit the website for more information. One application will be used for all scholarship programs. Seven different scholarships available.

National Defense Transportation Associationhttp://www.ndtascottstlouis.org/charities/scholarship/applicant-info
Apr. 16, 2018

Open to high school seniors or college students. The Foundation annually awards scholarship money to high school or college students pursuing an education in logistics, transportation, or passenger travel.

Lincoln Land Community College Foundation Scholarshipshttp://www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships
Mar. 1, 2018

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

Orthopedic Center of IL Foundation Scholarshiphttps://www.orthocenterillinois.com/scholarship.html
Mar. 16, 2018

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

Students must be a graduating high school student, resident of Sangamon County and attend an accredited college or university in the coming fall as a full time student. 

Winner will be notified by April 27th, 2018. 

NAVAL ROTChttp://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html
NROTC Scholarship Application Instructions - Application year 2
Jan. 31, 2018

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

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

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contesthttps://www.regions.com/promo/black-history-scholarship
Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay ContestRegions Scholarship
Feb. 28, 2018

Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 school year. 

Students do not have to be African American to apply.

Students do not have to have accounts at Regions bank to apply.

Write a 500 word (or less) essay on how an African-American has been an inspirtaion in your life and discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you. 


Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association & Sangamon County Bar Association Scholarshiphttp://ciwba.com/Scholarship.html
Sangamon County Bar Association

Application, 2 letters of recommendation, intending to go to law school, essay (2 pages).For additional information, please contact Allison Richard at arichard@bhslaw.com or call Raylene Grischow at 527-7375.

Sharon Miller Memorial ScholarshipSharon Miller Memorial ScholarshipSharon Miller Memorial Scholarship 2018
Apr. 6, 2018

Applicants must be a graduating high school or college student who graduated from an Illinois Educatio Association (IEA) Region 11 or 47 school. Public school students whose parent or legal guardian has been employed by IEA Region 11 or 47 school distrcits for at least one year may also apply. 

Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarshiphttp://lakespringfield.us/
Sherel_Nutt_Scholarship_Application 2018
Apr. 20, 2018

All graduating seniors attending a public or private school in the Springfield, Chatham, and Rochester School Districts (districts that border Lake Springfield) are eligible to apply. The senior does not have to live on Lake Springfield. The only requirement is that the student must continue their education this fall, either at a community college or a four-year college or university.

Sue Handy ScholarshipSue Handy ScholarshipSue Handy Scholarship
May 4, 2018

The scholarship is available to any senior or graduate of District 186 who has attended a District 186 high school for at least one year, or to a student whose parent or legal guardian is an employ of District 186.  The student must be enrolled in a public school.


The scholarship is designed to assist a deserving student who plans to become a public school teacher. 


            A complete application includes the following:

  1. Background information sheet

  2. Essay – one page in length

  3. Three letters of recommendation – two of which must be from current or former teachers

  4. Proof of acceptance at a recognized college or university in a teacher preparation program


Please submit a typed copy of both the background and essay.  Submit your completed application to Springfield Education Association, 3440 Liberty Drive, Springfield, Il. 62704 no later than May 4, 2018.  You can also email your finished application to crystaw@mac.com


Finalists will be interviewed on Friday, May 11, 2018, after school.  You will be notified of the time for your personal interview prior to May 11. 

Tyrian Masonic Lodgehttps://www.tyrianlodge333.org/scholorship
Tyrian Scholarship
Apr. 2, 2018

For students with financial need. Award will be made directly to the college or university to pay educational expenses.

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

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! 

Washington Crossing Foundationhttp://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.html
Jan. 15, 2018

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

William Randolph Hursthttps://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspx
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Dec. 1, 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:  Student body president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer, Class president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer, Student council representative, National Honor Society. Student representative to district, regional or state-level civic or educational organization

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.

DCFS Scholarshiphttp://www.state.il.us/DCFS/docs/CFS438.pdf
Youth In Scholarship 2015 Application
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.

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.

Kids Chance Scholarshiphttp://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships/
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Apr. 30, 2018

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.