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.
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College Scholarship Information/Sites
|JFK Profiles in Courage Scholarship||Jan. 14, 2022|
Students must write an original essay describing how an elected official demonstrated political courage by addressing an issue at the local, state, or national level. Essay must include a bibliography with a minimum of 5 sources.
|Lincoln Land Community College Foundation Scholarships||Mar. 1, 2022||Scholarship info|
Numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend LLCC or current LLCC student. The Honors College application is included.
The application is available online annually between December 1st and March 1st for the following academic year.
We would love for you to apply for our upcoming awarding period for Fall 2022-Spring 2023 awards! Visit https://llcc.academicworks.com/opportunitiesfor information about our opportunities that only requires 1 online application to apply for them all!
For information on external scholarship opportunities, please visit: https://llcc.academicworks.com/opportunities/external
QUESTIONS? Please contact Michelle Burger at 217-786-4502 or at email@example.com.
|Washington University at St. Louis: William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholars||Jan. 4, 2022|
|Horatio Alger Association|
For students with critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family). Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be involved in community and co-curricular activities. Award value range from 7,000 to 22,000. Various Need-based Scholarships.
|University of Illinois: Fred S. Bailey Scholarship||Feb. 28, 2022|
For students going to Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have shown a commitment to community engagement, service, leadership and academics. Requirements and application on the website. Scholarship may be renewable.
|United Negro College Fund|
The UNCF manages various scholarship programs. Check out their website for more information.Various Scholarships with various deadlines. Be sure to periodically check this page.
|Simon Youth Foundation||Feb. 16, 2022|
For a student who has financial need, strong academic performance, leadership skills and who shows evidence of participation in school and community activities. Simon Mall Property in Springfield is the White Oaks Mall.
|Mu Delta Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship||Mar. 31, 2022|
For African American students. Requires 2.75 GPA, letter of recommendation, 1-page essay, "What have you had to overcome to achieve success?"
|Google Scholarships and Programs|
Enroll as a full time student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related major. See website for more information.
|Tyrian Masonic Lodge||Apr. 2, 2022||Tyrian Scholarship|
For students with financial need. Award will be made directly to the college or university to pay educational expenses.
|Heartland Credit Union||Apr. 29, 2022|
2022 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.
|Ron Brown Scholar Program||Jan. 9, 2022|
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:
|Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarships|
Minority Teachers of Illinois Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Nursing Education Scholarship A scholarship is a type of “gift aid” that rewards a student for grades, athletics, a unique skill, a special talent, financial needs or even a specific career interest.
|Illinois Society of Professional Engineer||Apr. 1, 2022|
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.
|GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship|
For students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.
|Springfield American Legion Post 32|
Decendent of current or past member of a veteran organization: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Veterans, etc. 3 letters of recommendation, essay, transcript. Go to website, click on announcements, then scholarship application.
|12th Annual Create a Greeting Card $10,000.00 Contest||Mar. 22, 2022|
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.
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.
|B. Davis||May 21, 2022|
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
|Eastern Illinois President Doudna Memorial Scholarship||Mar. 15, 2022|
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.
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 scholarship is March 15th.
|Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship||Jan. 30, 2022|
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicants must:
|Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship||May 1, 2022|
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.
|VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship||Feb. 15, 2022|
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?
What are the Scholarship Deadlines?
|VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patiotic Art Contest||Mar. 31, 2022|
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|EIU Scholarship Programs|
|UIS - Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association|
Student scholarship is offered to an Illinois student attending an Illinois school who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in land surveying or a baccalaureate degree in a related science including at least 24 semester hours of land surveying courses from theIllinois Department of Professional Regulation Land Surveyors Licensing Board approved curriculum of an accredited institution. Scholarship is for $1,000 and applications are available on their website at http://www.iplsa.org.
|college board opportunity scholarship|
The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
|AEA aircraft electronics scholarships|
multiple options, rewards and deadlines
|Micklin Law Group Scholarship||Nov. 30, 2021|
The award is granted two times per year and is needs-based. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited college in the United States.
|Mike Rowe work ethic scholarship|
Calling all skilled workers! This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar. It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.
Along with your submission please include a picture of yourself which we can post on our site to go along with your essay
The winner will be required to provide proof of successful acceptance to a Higher Institute of Learning, College or University. Payment will be made directly to the applicant’s college.
|Culinary Institute of America||application|
The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs, will award two scholarships each year. Each recipient will receive $2,500 per year for four years to be applied directly
to the student’s account at the institution.
To be considered by the scholarship committee, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
|The Caring.com Scholarship||Dec. 31, 2020|
At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.
Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.
|Digital Responsibility||Jun. 30, 2022|
Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.
Deadline: June 30, 2022
How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
|The Morgan Law Group, P.A. Scholarship||Jan. 31, 2021|
The award is granted per year
Must be Accepted into a U.S.university as a pre-law undergraduate or law school attendant.
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|National Merit Scholarships|
|The Dream.us scholarship|
DACA and TAP and if you came to the country before November 1, 2014 (5 years before our round opens).
Scholarship search engine
|Rover.com||May 1, 2022|
Just write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $2500!
How did caring for a pet growing up help shape you to be the adult you are today?
|Jackie Robinson Scholarship||Jan. 12, 2022|
SAT combined score 1000+
Show financial need
Graduating minority high school senior
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|American Welding Society||Mar. 1, 2022|
|Retention of Illinois RISE Act|
As described in the Legislation “a student who is an Illinois resident and who is not otherwise eligible for federal financial aid, including, but not limited to, a transgender student who is disqualified for failure to register for selective service or a noncitizen student who has not obtained lawful permanent residence, shall be eligible for state financial aid and benefits…”.
The application will open the week of January 6th on the link provided.
|Atlantic Housing||Mar. 31, 2022|
Since 2006, AHF has awarded over 300 deserving young men and women academic and housing scholarships totaling over $6,000,000.
|CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois||Apr. 1, 2022|
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
|Herman J. Neal Scholarship||$4,000.00|
|Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Scholarships||Mar. 1, 2022||$500.00|
|Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program||Mar. 1, 2022||$5,000.00|
|Eta Psi Sigma Chapter Scholarship||Mar. 27, 2022||Eta Psi Sigma Chapter Scholarship Application 2020|
Build Your College List: $500 Get started by exploring colleges you’re interested in on BigFuture
Practice for the SAT: $1,000
Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day.
Improve Your Score: $2,000Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score from your PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT, or a previous SAT score.
Strengthen Your College List: $500 Make sure your college list on BigFuture has a mix of safety, match, and reach schools.
Complete the FAFSA: $1,000 Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid.
Apply to Colleges: $1,000 Apply to colleges you want to attend.
Complete Your Journey: $40,000 Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.™. 2. ® ® 3. ™ ® 4. 5. 6.
|Il Sheriffs' Association||Mar. 15, 2022|
In 1979, the Illinois Sheriff’s Association established a scholarship program for college-bound students. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and character qualifications. Each Illinois county awards at least one $500 scholarship each school year. The scholarship program is open to Illinois students attending an Illinois higher learning institution. College scholarship applications are available beginning in January each year and winners are announced in May.
|Wm McElroy Scholarship Application||Apr. 1, 2022||Wm McElroy Scholarship Application|
|Helen and June Hamilton Teachers Scholarship Application||Apr. 1, 2022||Helen and June Hamilton Teachers Scholarship Application|
|Equitable Excellence℠ Scholarship Program||Dec. 17, 2021|
The program closes on December 17, 2021 3:00 pm or when 10,000 applications are submitted, whichever occurs first.
Applicants to the Equitable Excellence℠ Scholarship Program must:
Students who have made an outstanding achievement related to reducing risk in areas such as financial, environment, health and/or emergency preparedness or an achievement around empowering society to better face risk, are encouraged to apply.
Employees, associates, financial professionals, or immediate family members of employees, associates, or financial professionals of Equitable, Equitable Advisors and all Equitable affiliated companies or Scholarship America, or their affiliates, subsidiaries, or advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible to apply to this program.
|CWLP||Mar. 11, 2022|
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY for High School Seniors: The Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), in partnership with CWLP and other IMUA members, is offering a scholarship program to eligible high school seniors for four $1,000 awards.
|Affordable Colleges Online|
The staggering 1.6 trillion student debt rings in the ears of prospective students hoping for the opportunity of education in America. But many are unaware of the racial disparities hiding within this astronomical number. In a study from the American Sociological Association, it was found that Black students tend to borrow the most, have higher loan balances and have the highest rates of default & delinquency while in repayment.
AffordableCollegesOnline.org produces resources and tools related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. Helping students and prospective students make the right choices for their unique situations.
|Robert Castro, lead attorney at Law Office of Robert Castro|
Law Office of Robert Castro is awarding a $500 scholarship to a qualified pre-law undergraduate or student entering law school, anywhere in the United States.
The scholarship is designed to offset the costs of tuition or the miscellaneous expenses associated with preparing for the winner’s future as an attorney.
|American Association of Blacks in Energy||May 1, 2022|
The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE®) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.
The purposes of AABE are the following:
AABE: Energy Knowledge for our Community, our People and our Tomorrow
We would like to extend an 2nd opportunity for your students to apply for a $2,000 scholarship offered by the local Southeastern Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter of American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). This scholarship aims to assist African American, Hispanic and Native American students within the Southeastern Missouri & Southern Illinois region with the cost of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in S.T.E.M. related fields at an any accredited college or university.
The SMSI Chapter of AABE awards selected high school students throughout the Southeastern Missouri & Southern Illinois region who excel in STEM with financial assistance for post-secondary education. Additionally, those students who are pursuing specific energy-related careers also have a chance to be selected for a National award. Please encourage your students to apply by the deadline to be considered.
Scholarship Application Deadlines:
· The 2022 scholarship application submission deadline is Monday, May 1, 2022 @ 11:59PM EST.
· 500 word essay is required to be eligible for scholarship opportunity
· Students can apply online through Scholarship Central by using the link below. No mailed and/or emailed applications will be accepted. Please consult the application link below for more details.
· GPA: 3.0
· SELECTION CRITERIA
· Unweighted academic average of B or better (3.0 on 4.0 scale)
· Graduating high school senior who intends to enroll next semester in an accredited college or university
· Pursuing a major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field
· Underrepresented minority (African Americans, Hispanic or Native Americans)
|OCI Foundation Scholarship Application||Mar. 18, 2022||https:::orthocenterillinois||$5,000.00|
|Springfield Lion's Club||Apr. 15, 2022||lions club||$1,000.00|
|The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, Communications Scholarship Fund||Mar. 1, 2022|
1 - Open to college Juniors, Seniors or graduate students as of fall semester registration.
|Camp Care-A-Lot Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
1 - Be an former participant in Camp Care-A-Lot as a camper.
|COUNTRY Financial Community Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022||$2,000.00|
|Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
The 2022 Springfield-Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship application is now available. We partner with the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln to provide 10 graduating seniors college scholarship opportunities, $500 each. Requirements include status as a student of African American descent who is a graduating senior, full time enrollment in the fall of 2022 at an accredited community or four year college, and a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Students should also demonstrate Delta’s core values of sisterhood, scholarship, and service. Graduating students who are interested need to go to CFLL.org and complete the application by March 1, 2022.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact co-chairs Lisa Scott Bradford (217-855-8009) or Leuwania Baker (217-341-8891).
|Don W. Casper Memorial Scholarship - SHS only||Mar. 1, 2022|
This scholarship is for a graduate of Springfield High School, in Springfield IL who participated in varsity athletics and demonstrates sportsmanship and character. Athletic ability is NOT a determining factor.
• Be a graduate of Springfield High School, Springfield, IL with a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or greater grade point average
|Don W. Estaque, Jr. Scholarship-LHS only||Mar. 1, 2022|
This scholarship fund is for graduating high school students from Lanphier High School who are selected with the endorsement of the Principal and Athletic Directors. Candidates must have lettered three (3) out of four (4) years as a male member of the men's cross country team or track team, attended four (4) years at Lanphier High School with a "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or greater grade point average, and show leadership and be in good standing and of good moral character.
1 - Graduating from Lanphier High School, Springfield, IL
|Farrell and Ann Gay Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
The Farrell & Ann Gay Scholarship supports students graduating from a Springfield, Illinois high school who exhibit good character traits, have a good work ethic, and demonstrate financial need.
1 - Graduating senior from a public or private high school located in Springfield, Illinois.
|Frontiers International - James Forstall Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
This scholarship concentrates on assisting African-American students, although any graduating high school senior who resides in Sangamon County may apply. The Frontiers encourage scholastic achievement, leadership skills, community service and good citizenship, and the scholarship will assist students who exhibit those characteristics.
1 - Graduating high school student at the end of the current school year.
|Girls on the Run Founder Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist Girls on the Run of Central Illinois program alumnae with college or vocational training expenses. The award was established in 2013 by Deb Shultz, the founder of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois, and her family, and is not solely based on financial need.
1 - Be an alumna of the Girls on the Run of Central Illinois Program (Family members of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois staff and Board members are ineligible.)
|Henry Bunn Memorial Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
The purpose of the Henry Bunn Memorial Scholarship is to assist worthy students residing in Sangamon County who need financial assistance in order to be able to attend college.
1 - Student residing in Sangamon County and attending college; student may be a graduating high school student or may be currently enrolled in college.
|Illinois Women in Leadership High School Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
Scholarship provided by Illinois Women in Leadership to assist Sangamon County women in post-secondary education by encouraging them to set and pursue career goals.
1 - Graduating female high school student from a school in Sangamon County.
|Jamie K. Patino Math and Science Scholarship- SSHS Only||Mar. 1, 2022|
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Springfield Southeast High School who will be pursuing a degree in engineering, math, science or technology.
1 - Graduating student from Springfield Southeast High School.
|Girl Scouts of Central Illinois||Mar. 1, 2022|
Scholarship for a nationally registered Girl Scout in good standing with the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. This scholarship is named in memory of Linda S. Culver, a prominent Girl Scout leader and area business leader for many years.
1 - Be a nationally registered Girl Scout.
|Lori L. Kashmer Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
Scholarship established to give financial assistance in memory of Lori L. Kashmer, who had a passion for learning and helping others. It is available to either a part-time or full-time student who is pursing a degree in nursing, a health or medical career or in veterinary medicine.
1 - Graduating high school student from a school in Sangamon County.
|Margaret Johnson Special Education Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
This scholarship was established in memory of Margaret Johnson to honor those who work in special education.
1 - Graduating high school student from a school in Sangamon County.
|O'Brien Scholarship for the Study of Nursing||Mar. 1, 2022|
The purpose of the O’Brien Scholarship for the Study of Nursing is to assist worthy students who need financial assistance in order to be able to attend college in pursuit of a degree or certification in nursing.
1. Be pursuing a degree or certificate in nursing
|Pearl Fairfield Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
The purpose of the Pearl Fairfield Scholarship is to assist worthy students residing in Sangamon County who need financial assistance in order to be able to attend college.
1 - A graduating senior from a public high school in Sangamon County, Illinois.
|Reverend Kenneth H. White and Evelyn N. White Scholarship-LHS only||Mar. 1, 2022|
Scholarship awarded to a Lanphier High School graduating student who plans to obtain a State Teaching Certificate and intends to teach in the public school system. Rev. White was a self-sacrificing man who generously spent his life in service to others and viewed it as his calling - this Scholarship honors his memory.
1 - Graduating high school student from Lanphier High School.
|Roland Machinery Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
The purpose of the Roland Machinery Scholarship is to offer financial assistance to a student pursuing a profession in the mechanical or technical trades (heavy machinery, welding, diesel engine mechanics etc.).
1 - Must be a graduate from a high school within the CFLL service area (Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery counties).
|SAHBA Construction Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
This scholarship award is open to students pursuing a career in the building industry (such as engineer, architect, interior design, green industry, or construction management) in the following counties: Sangamon, Christian, Montgomery, Macoupin, Scott, Morgan, Cass, Menard, Mason and Logan.
1 - Graduating high school student from a school in the ten-county area which is served by the Springfield Area Builders Association(which includes Mason, Logan, Menard, Cass, Morgan, Scott, Sangamon, Christian, Macoupin, and Montgomery)
|Spanish American Cultural Center||Mar. 1, 2022|
This scholarship is available to students of Latin American descent who are high school graduates, graduating seniors or who are obtaining a GED from an institution located in any of the following Illinois counties: Sangamon, Cass, Douglas, Champaign, Macon, McLean or Morgan. The Spanish American Cultural Center has worked hard to make funds available to benefit Latino students.
1 - Student must be of Latin American descent (1st, 2nd or 3rd generation) with either the applicant, a parent or grandparent born outside the USA.
|Susan G. Conner Special Education Scholarship||Mar. 1, 2022|
Scholarship established to give financial assistance in memory of Susan G. "Suzi" Conner, a dedicated teacher who taught her students how to believe in themselves and achieve success. It is available to a graduating senior from a Sangamon County high school, who is pursing a degree in special education.
• Be a graduating senior or former graduate from one of the following high schools: A-C Central, Athens, Auburn, Chatham Glenwood, Greenview, New Berlin, North Mac, Pawnee, Pleasant Plains, Petersburg PORTA, Riverton, Rochester, Tri-City, Virginia, or Williamsville.
|BLDD Architects||Mar. 31, 2022|
There’s still time for your students to apply for the 2022 Because Life Deserves Design Scholarship! BLDD Architects is excited to offer your school district this exclusive opportunity to recognize your graduating seniors for their potential in contributing to the world of architecture, interior design, or graphic design with up to $5,000 in scholarship awards. Follow the link below to learn more and encourage your students to apply today. The deadline has been extended to March 31!