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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.

Best of luck.



Scholarships from your achievements in High School!

Scholarship Database

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College Scholarship Information/Sites
NameDate dueLinkAppDescriptionEmailAmount
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship ProgramJun. 14, 2019http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

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?

AES Engineering ScholarshipOct. 6, 2018http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

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

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. 

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

Rise of SigmaDec. 30, 2018http://www.riseofsigma.com/Rise-of-Sigma-Scholarship

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.

ISPE Capital Chapter Scholarship2019 Scholarship Application ISPE

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. 



ACT Student Champion AwardOct. 31, 2018http://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
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.
B. DavisMay 24, 2019http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

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. 
WACE National Co-Op Scholarshiphttp://www.waceinc.org/

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. 

Eugene McDermott Scholars Program for UT DallasDec. 7, 2018http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/
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.
Hy-Vee Foundation ScholarshipFeb. 8, 2019https://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx

You are eligible for consideration if:

  • A high-school senior employed with Hy-Vee (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary locations who began employment on or before September 15, 2018 or a high school senior son 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, 2018,

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

2018 Honorsgradu ScholarshipMar. 23, 2019http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship/

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.

William Randolph HurstOct. 3, 2018https://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspx
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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 2-9, 2019, 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

ACF Visionary Scholarshiphttps://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/Register.aspx

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"

Tuck Sleep Foundation Scholarship Opportunitieshttps://www.tuck.com/sleep-scholarships/

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

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

Eastern Illinois President Doudna Memorial ScholarshipMar. 15, 2019https://www.eiu.edu/honors/Doudna_Scholarship.php

Dr. Quincy Doudna was president of Eastern Illinois University from 1956-1971, and guided the growth of the university. In his memory, each year a scholarship of at least $1000 is awarded to an incoming freshman student. 

To apply simply complete the form below, and upload an essay that you have written. Students must be graduates of an Illinois High School and have a GPA of at least 3 on a 4 point scale. 

The deadline for the Fall 2019 scholarship is Friday March 15th, 2019. 

Study Pug Scholarshiphttps://www.studypug.com/scholarship.html

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.

Acorn Equality FundSep. 21, 2018http://www.acornequalityfund.org/

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

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 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.

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 2018-2019 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.

Selection Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the IACAC Scholarship Committee

  • Academic credentials, resume, personal essay, and the counselor’s recommendation will be evaluated

UNCF ScholarshipsSep. 28, 2018https://www.uncf.org/the-latest/scholarships

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship
The scholarship was established to support students who are majoring in disciplines within the Arts—Art or Art History (excluding performing arts), in any four-year institution. The award amount is up to $4,500. Closes 9/28.

Also: The UNCF General Application is now available for students attending a UNCF-member institution. Apply now!

Dean Ritter Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarshiphttp://www.deanritter.org/2018-scholarship/

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.  

Kids Chance Scholarshiphttp://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships/
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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.

Health Care Leaders Scholarshiphttp://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/

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.

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.


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.

Community Foundation Scholarships for the Land of LincolnMar. 1, 2019http://www.cfll.org/RECEIVINGbrbgrantsscholarshipsb/HowToApplyForAScholarship.aspx

Various scholarships 

for Springfield students. Ranging from $500-$5000  2019 scholarship applications will be available from January 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019. 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

12th Annual Create a Greeting Card $10,000.00 ContestMar. 1, 2019http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.

  • Contest submissions accepted from: May 31st, 2018 - March 1st, 2019.

  • Winner will be announced May 1st, 2019.

  • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.

  • The finalists will again be decided by voting!


Good360 Sustainability ScholarshipOct. 31, 2018http://good360.org/sustainability-scholarship/

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.

We the Students Essay ContestFeb. 14, 2019http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/

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?

Dell Scholars Program scholarshipDec. 1, 2018https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/criteria/

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 Click here for more information on eligibility requirements." title="">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

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

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.

Springfield American Legion Post 32Apr. 15, 2019https://www.legion.org/scholarships

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.

David Gordon LawDec. 7, 2018https://www.davidgordonlaw.com/scholarship-program/

Essay and video contest - First Place: $1,000.00, Second Place: $500.00

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018

BEZOS SCHOLARS PROGRAMFeb. 8, 2019https://www.bezosscholars.org/accounts/login/?next=/apply/application/welcome/

The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership development program for rising high school seniors and their educators from public schools. The program begins with a trip to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following school year when Bezos Scholars return home to participate in virtual trainings and launch sustainable community change projects which transform their schools and communities. Since 2005, Scholar teams have mobilized communities around a range of critical issues and go on to tackle impressive challenges in college and career.

Micklin Law Group ScholarshipJul. 1, 2019https://www.micklinlawgroup.com/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.

Back 2 School IllinoisMar. 1, 2019http://b2si.org/college-sch

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. 

Recipients of our 2019 College Scholarships will be awarded at our Back 2 School kickoff event on May 2, 2019 at Galleria Marchetti.

AEA aircraft electronics scholarshipshttps://www.aea.net/educationalfoundation/scholarships.asp

multiple options, rewards and deadlines

Blake Rubin scholarshiphttps://www.blakerubinhighschoolscholarship.com/
college board opportunity scholarshiphttps://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM87919-&rid=47749804

The program launches in December 2018.

Northen Illinois UniversityDec. 1, 2018https://www.niu.edu/features/2018/aim-high/index.shtml

Illinois seniors set to graduate in May and transfer students who attended a high school in the state are the focus of new scholarship incentives announced by Northern Illinois University.

Kicking off fall 2019, the AIM HIGH program increases NIU’s available awards nearly 30 percent—thanks to more than $5 million in new scholarship funds.

Many students could cover full tuition and fees by stacking these new awards on top of NIU’s existing Merit Scholarships and other grants or financial aid. In some cases, recipients will have extra funds that can be applied to NIU housing, books and other educational expenses.

Qualifying new freshmen and transfers could receive an additional $1,000 to $2,500 annually. To be eligible, students must have attended an Illinois high school and must also:

  • Qualify for one of NIU’s Merit Scholarships based on high school GPA and test scores.

  • Meet AIM HIGH standards for household income and other factors set by the state.

  • File a (FAFSA) by Dec. 1, NIU’s priority deadline.

Pound Coffee ScholarshipDec. 31, 2018https://poundcoffee.com/scholarship-opportunity/

Experiencing that alluring smell of freshly roasted coffee first thing in the morning is good, but being able to pay for your education – and reap the future benefits thereafter – is even better. This is exactly why we’ve created this $600 essay scholarship opportunity, which we sincerely and wholeheartedly hope will help both existing and future students to get at least one step closer to finding their dream careers.

In fact, education is a unique investment in that it brings an exponential positive value the sooner you get it done. If coffee is your passion, and concise writing is your forte, then you’ve come to the right place!


To become eligible for this scholarship contest, you will need to craft a compelling, research-backed, and original essay on any of these 3 topics:

1. How Coffee Exports Help Third-World Countries Thrive
2. Use Of Coffee And Its Correlation To Academic Success
3. Are Coffee Drinkers More Productive In The Workplace Than Non-Coffee Drinkers? Why Or Why Not?

Pick one subject, do an extensive research, and get back with us as soon as you complete your piece. The essay has to be written in English and have a 1500-2000 word count.

Tip: you can also perform a quick spell-check with any of the available free grammar tools online to find and correct any grammar mistakes. If you’re citing studies, please provide the link to the original source of that exact study.

Reedsy National Creative Writing ScholarshipFeb. 1, 2019https://blog.reedsy.com/scholarship/

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:

  • United States, Canada or Australia Citizens or Permanent Residents; and

  • Accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States, Canada or Australia.

OppU Achievers ScholarshipDec. 31, 2018https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/

other deadlines March 31, and June 30.

UIC Chancelllor's Fellows - College of EngineeringJan. 15, 2019http://engineering.uic.edu/free-uic-education-for-chancellors-fellows/
Jeffcoat Firm ScholarshipDec. 7, 2018https://scinjurylawfirm.com/scholarship/
UIC Chancellor’s Fellowship Program merit scholarshipNov. 1, 2018https://admissions.uic.edu/undergraduate/requirements-deadlines/deadlines/priority-scholarship-date

The Chancellor’s Fellows Program is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

  • First-time college students with a minimum unweighted high school grade point average of 3.8 and a minimum SAT score of 1360 or minimum ACT score of 30.
  • Illinois residents who are also U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and who come from families with a household income no greater than six times the federal poverty rate, as indicated in the relevant AIM HIGH legislation
  • High school valedictorians, without reference to grade point average and standardized test scores

To be considered for the Chancellor’s Fellows Program, students must apply to UIC by the university’s November 1 early action deadline.

Dell ScholarsDec. 1, 2018https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/

While many students dream of obtaining a college degree, life sometimes gets in the way - particularly for those dealing with personal responsibilities at home or in their communities. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created the Dell Scholars program with the understanding that it takes more than financial help to support students to college graduation. From the start, Dell Scholars was designed as a college completion program that offers support services that go beyond a scholarship check.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarshiphttp://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

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.

UIS - Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Associationhttps://www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/localareascholarships/

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.

EIU Scholarship Programshttps://www.eiu.edu/aimhigh/

I wanted to let you know about the 3 brand new scholarship programs at Eastern Illinois University. We believe they are truly extraordinary and will help many students around the state.

These programs are funded with the AIM HIGH Grant signed into state law in August, and we’re using those funds both to make higher education more accessible to students around the state and to encourage them to stay in Illinois.

Here’s a quick description of each of the three programs:

  • EIU Promise
    EIU will offset the remaining balance of a student’s tuition and fee costs for resident families with an income of $61,000 or less.
  • EIU Cost Match
    EIU will match the out-of-pocket cost of attendance of any regionally accredited public university in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio or Wisconsin. For example, if a student’s out-of-pocket cost at EIU is $5,000 and it’s $3,000 at a qualifying university, we’ll provide them with a $2,000 scholarship to match the difference.
  • EIU Merit Scholarship Bonus< br /> Any student who qualifies for our automatic Merit Scholarships will receive a $500 bonus per year if they are an Illinois resident. That makes the 4-year value of the scholarship anywhere from $10,000 to $18,000
VFW Voice of Democracy ScholarshipOct. 31, 2018https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
Rules and Eligibility

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post. 

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post. 


VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patiotic Art ContestMar. 31, 2019https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/


Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
  • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

What is the Scholarship Amount?

  • The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $29,500.

What are the Scholarship Submission Requirements?

  • Two-dimensional art must be on canvas or paper. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen, ink, oil, marker or other media taught may be used.
  • Do not frame two-dimensional pieces.
  • Submit canvas entries on a stretcher frame or canvas board. Other entries must be
    matted in white. Do not use color mats. Reinforce the back with heavy paper. Mounted and floating mats may also be used.
  • The art should be no smaller than 8” x 10” but no larger than 18” x 24”, not including mat.
  • Three dimensional art can be paper, papier-mâché, pottery, clay, metal work, fabric, etc.
  • Pieces should be no smaller than 8” in any direction and no larger than 24” in any direction.
  • Art cannot be more than 5 lbs. in weight.
  • Digital art, photography and jewelry are NOT ACCEPTED.
  • Complete entry form and attach to back of entry.
  • Submit a typed explanation of patriotism expressed in art (150 words or less).

What are the Scholarship Contest Deadlines?

  • March 31: Student Entry Deadline to Local VFW Auxiliary.*
  • April 10:  Local VFW Auxiliary and District Judging Complete.
  • April 15:  Local VFW Auxiliary and District Winners to Department (state) for Judging.*
  • May 5:  VFW Auxiliary Department (state) Winners to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.*

* required deadlines

VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education ScholarshipFeb. 15, 2019https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/continuing-education/
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must be one of the following:
    • Current VFW Auxiliary Member*
    • Spouse of current VFW Auxiliary Member*
    • Son of current VFW Auxiliary Member*
    • Daughter of current VFW Auxiliary Member*
    • *Qualifying member must have been a member of the VFW Auxiliary for one (1) year by the application submission deadline.

What is the Scholarship Amount?

Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year, one in each of the four VFW Auxiliary Conferences.

What are the Scholarship Submission Requirements?
Each applicant must:

  • Answer all questions on the application.
  • Write a brief essay (no more than 300 words) describing their commitment to their goals and how this scholarship will help them attain these goals.

What are the Scholarship Deadlines?

  • July 1: Application process begins.
  • February 15: All applications must be submitted to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.*
  • May 1: Scholarship recipients are notified.
QuestbridgeSep. 27, 2018https://www.questbridge.org/

National college match for high-achieving low-income students

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.

Sue Handy ScholarshipSue Handy ScholarshipSue Handy Scholarship

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. 

AASA Redefining Ready Scholarshiphttps://www.redefiningready.org/national-scholarship

  • 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)

Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarshiphttp://lakespringfield.us/
Sherel_Nutt_Scholarship_Application 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.

Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade ScholarshipJun. 1, 2019https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx

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.

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.

Scholarship Program by Autozinhttps://www.autozin.com/scholarship.html


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

American Association of Blacks in Energy(AABE)Mar. 15, 2019http://www.aabe.org

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

Janice M. Scott Memorial AwardMar. 31, 2019http://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.

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

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.

Springfield Noon Lions ClubApr. 15, 2019http://www.Springfieldnoonlions.com

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

Greenhouse Scholars ProgramDec. 17, 2018http://www.greenhousescholars.org/application.html

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

CO-OP Scholarship ProgramFeb. 15, 2019http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/

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.

NAVAL ROTChttp://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html
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

United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Hearst ScholarshipOct. 3, 2018https://www.isbe.net/Pages/United-States-Senate-Youth-Program-Hearst-Scholarship.aspx

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 ScholarsJan. 2, 2019https://admissions.wustl.edu/Financial_Aid_Scholarships/First_Year_Academic_Scholarships/Pages/Danforth-Scholars-Program.aspx
  • Submit an application for admission to the Class of 2023.
  • Log in to your WashU Pathway account to submit the separate application for the Danforth Scholars Program.
  • Write a brief answer (250 words) to the following question:
    The Danforth Scholars program is looking for students with a strong commitment to community, and demonstrated initiative in leadership and service. Please share an example of your personal experience as a leader that would clarify why you would be a good fit for this community of scholars.
  • Write a short essay (250-500 words) on the following topic:
    What matters to you?
  • Submit an additional (third) letter of recommendation from a member of your community who knows you well. If you submit an "other" letter of recommendation through the Common Application or Coalition Application, that letter may be used.
  • The application and letter of recommendation must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on January 2, 2019
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundationhttp://www.ilbcf.org/apply

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

Springfield Civic Garden ClubMar. 1, 2019http://www.scgc-il.org/scgc-sponsored-awards/

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. 

William McElroy Trust ScholarshipApr. 1, 2019McElroy Scholarship Applications

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.

Burger King Scholars Programhttps://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/application-information/

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

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

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

Wendy's HeismanOct. 17, 2018https://www.whshapplication.com/menu-help.aspx?comp_id=522585B0-66B7-4459-9B3A-889E604C595F

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

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

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

Skelton ScholarshipSKELTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND Application

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.

United Negro College Fundhttps://scholarships.uncf.org/?_ga=1.164001725.381869175.1479320008

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.

Scottish Rite Scholarshipshttps://www.aasr-spi.org/

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

Prudential Spirit of Communityhttp://spirit.prudential.com

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

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.

Plato & Flora S. McCourtney Foundation Scholarshiphttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1MX38V-3cb1QShZqJkZt00nSf-By3bXmK/view
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.

Phi Beta Sigmahttp://www.springfieldsigmas.com
Phi Beta Sigma Scholarship App Rev

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

Lincoln Land Community College Foundation ScholarshipsMar. 1, 2019http://www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships

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

The 2019-2020 scholarship application period is December 1, 2018 to March 1, 2019. Please visit this website during that period for information on how to complete and submit your scholarship application.

Leroy & Rachel Cantrall ScholarshipCantrall Application 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. 

JFK Profiles in Courage ScholarshipJan. 18, 2019http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Eligibility-and-Requirements.aspx

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.

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, 2019

Golden Apple Scholars of IllinoisDec. 1, 2018https://www.goldenapple.org/apply

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.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship ProgramNov. 15, 2018http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

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

Eastern IL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INCOMING HONORS STUDENTSJan. 11, 2019https://www.eiu.edu/honors/Freshman_scholarships.php

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. 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundationhttps://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

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.


University of Illinois: Fred S. Bailey Scholarshiphttp://universityymca.org/bailey/

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.

Simon Youth FoundationFeb. 20, 2019http://syf.org/scholarships/

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.

Illinois Children of Veteran's Tuition Waiverhttp://www.osfa.illinois.edu
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

Sangamon Valley Mensa Scholarshiphttp://www.mensafoundation.org/foundation/?LinkServID=B6AAB0C0-E081-4C23-C4B1342278718DA2&grp=627&part=y

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. 

SIU-E ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPSJan. 31, 2019https://www.siue.edu/alumni/scholarships/scholarship-program.shtml

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.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarshiphttp://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx

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

Athnet Sports Recruitinghttp://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm

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.

Illinois Department of Public Health Nursing ScholarshipApr. 30, 2019https://idph.illinois.gov/nespmis/tblApplicationInformation/Show-TblApplicationInformation.aspx?TblApplicationInformation=JLgUVGZ8lv%2fagUh%2bnsbCHQ%3d%3d

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.

The application submission period is March 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019.

Association for Women in Communicationshttp://awcspringfield.org/scholarship/educational-scholarship/

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

Illinois Society of Professional EngineerMar. 31, 2019http://www.illinoisengineer.com/IllinoisEngineer/Aspiring_Engineers/Scholarships/IllinoisEngineer/Scholarships.aspx

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.

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

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.

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.

Illinois Sheriffs' Associationhttp://www.ilsheriff.org/index.php/scholarships

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

GreenPal Business ScholarshipOct. 15, 2018http://yourgreenpal.com/scholarship

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

  • We will begin accepting entires for the 2018 award on March 1 st, 2018
    and will be awarding the 2018 award by October 30th, 2018.
  • This is a $2,000 evergeen scholarship and will be 
    renewed annually, Deadline to Apply is Oct 15th 2018
Meijer ScholarshipMar. 1, 2019http://meijerscholarship.egrant.net

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 scholarship application cycle is closed and will open again for 2019-2020 on December 1, 2018

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarshipshttp://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/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.

Moody's Mega Math ChallengeFeb. 22, 2019https://m3challenge.siam.org/participate/important-dates

November 2018 Registration OPENS - In mid-to-late November. Check back for a firm date.

Friday, February 22, 2019 4:00 p.m. ESTRegistration CLOSES.

Online scholarship competition held 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.

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.

Mu Delta Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarshiphttp://tmlcf.com/scholarship/

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

Ron Brown Scholar ProgramJan. 9, 2019https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

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

Applications postmarked by November 1 will be given early consideration for the Ron Brown Scholar Program.

Regular deadline January 9, 2019.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority2018 Annetta Walker-1920

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

Springfield Road Runners Club ScholarshipMay 1, 2019http://srrc.net/programs/srrc-scholarship/

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."

Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists Scholarshiphttp://www.ihda.us/education.html
Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists

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

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Sororityhttps://akaeaf.org/scholarships

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

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.

AXA Community ScholarshipDec. 14, 2018https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

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.

Jackie Robinson ScholarshipFeb. 1, 2019http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

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.

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Open November 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Washington Crossing Foundationhttp://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.html

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

Heartland Credit UnionApr. 12, 2019https://www.hcu.org/About/scholarships/
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.

Tyrian Masonic LodgeApr. 2, 2019https://www.tyrianlodge333.org/scholorship
Tyrian Scholarship

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


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

Google Scholarships and Programshttps://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/

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

IMUA-CWLP ScholarshipsMar. 9, 2019http://www.imea.org/IMUA_Scholarship.aspx
2019 IMUA Scholarship Program Application Packet


City Water, Light and Power (CWLP) and other Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA) member utilities, in partnership with the IMUA, are offering a scholarship program to eligible high school seniors for four $1,000 awards. Eligible students are asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice of one of four utility-related questions. Applicants must be high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of CWLP or another IMUA-member utility. This will be the 19th year IMUA has offered the program in cooperation with its member utilities.  

        The purpose of the program is to promote and recognize scholastic achievement, as well as to create greater awareness among young adults of the many issues facing municipally-owned and operated utilities. 

The deadline for submitting applications and essays is Friday, March 9, 2019. A committee of municipal utility officials will select a total of four finalists, each of whom will receive a certificate and a $1,000 scholarship award.  Winners will be announced in April. Application packets are available online, http://www.imea.org/IMUA_Scholarship.aspx. Applicants may contact DeeDee Bunch at (217) 789-4632 or dbunch@imea.org for more information.