Scholarships

Seniors: Saumil Thakkar 
Juniors:  Megan Waterstraat
Sophomores: Sherri McLaughlin
Freshmen A-G : Saumil Thakkar
Freshmen H-P: Sherri McLaughlin
Freshmen Q-Z: Megan Waterstraat

Helpful websites:


Scholarship Deadline Information

March

1stIllinois AMVETS Scholarship Programs:   Information regarding numerous scholarships.  

1st - Lincoln Land Community College ScholarshipOne application for all foundation scholarships.

1st - The Illinois Odd Fellow and/or Rebekah Scholarship: 
​Need based scholarships.  Students must have a C average. Attend any post-secondary school including technical and vocational schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities.  

1st - Jacksonville Promise Scholarship:  "Last dollar" tuition assistance to all eligible students.  The amount of the award depends on the fundraising efforts.  Students must: lived in the District 117 area during 3 - 12 grades (additional K-3 years adds more dollars), attended Jacksonville, Routt, Westfair, 2.0 GPA, complete the FAFSA, be admitted to IC, LLCC, or MacMurray, complete the Jacksonville Promise Application available in Student Services.  

​1st - National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Scholarship Awards: ​To be eligible:  reside in Illinois or Missouri, high school graduating senior, full-time college student with priority given to those students majoring in business, transportation logistics, or physical distribution.  Mail application, transcript, SAT/ACT, two letters of recommendation, essay abut your chosen field of study and future career to:
     NDTA, Scott/St. Louis Chapter
     Attention:  Scholarship Committee
     P.O. Box 25486
     Scott Air Force Base, IL  62225-0486 

1st - 2018 Country Financial Community Scholarship: Current and former graduates of high schools in Sangamon, Menard, Macoupin, Montgomery, Cass, Morgan, and Greene counties who have demonstrated excellence in community service, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on an non-weighted 4.0 scale, scheduled to attend college full-time, must be a 1st -4th year student in the fall.  

5th - Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship: High School Seniors planning to pursue a degree in the office professional, secretarial, or business related fields at the University of Illinois, a resident of Illinois, U.S. citizen, and involvement in extracurricular and community activities.  

9th - Elks Association Physical and Occupational  Majors and Therapy Assistant Program:  Application available online beginning December 2017.  Submit the application to the local Elks Lodge.  

15thMcLain Family Scholarship:
JHS high school graduate planning to attend a college or trade school.  Financial need, grades, attitude and service are important factors in determining this award. 

15thHerman Dieckamp University of Illinois Scholarship: Accepted to U of I, complete FAFSA, complete scholarship application, scholarship based on merit, financial need, and the personal statement.  Emphasis will be given on personal statement.  Applications are available in Student Services. 

15th - Microsoft disAbility Scholarship: High school seniors with a disability planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college,   university or tech school that will major in engineering, computer science computer information systems, law, business, or a related field with at GPA of 3.0 or higher requiring financial assistance. 

15th -  EIU Scholarships https://eiu.academicworks.com 

19th - Future Leaders of Springfield Scholarship:  Robert Morris University incoming freshman leadership scholarship.

23rd - Jacksonville Rotary Scholarship: ​Service activities, leadership activities, two letters of recommendation, 300 word essay that describes intended major and plans after college. 


30th – Ladies Education Society Scholarship: 
Female graduating senior pursing a degree in education who demonstrates a financial need.  Write a letter requesting an application including: personal and family information,     academic record and work experience, future plans, estimated cost per year, and plans for meeting that cost.

30th - SDWCC Scholarship:  Catholic female high school senior.


31st - Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF):  High School seniors with Hispanic heritage.  Award amounts from $500 to $5000.

TBA – Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau Foundation: Member or dependent of Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau, enrolled in post-secondary school to study ag, exhibit potential for success, resident of Illinois.

TBA – IL. Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans, IL Society, Military Order of Stars & Bars: IL graduating senior, enrolling in jr. college, college or university, descendant of a male who honorably served, lineal family lines.

 

 April

1st - The Valley of Springfield Scottish Rite Scholarships:  Several scholarships are available for high school seniors.

2nd – Helen C. and Orville N. Foreman Scholarship:
narrative of post-secondary plan,  list of school and community activities (hours served, offices, etc.)  Return form to Student Services.

7thNAACP Eric Woods Scholarship: U.S. citizen, accepted to a post-secondary school, one letter of recommendation from a teacher, two page essay, meet income requirements based on federal NAACP guidelines.  Contact Ruth Linear at jaxnaacp@hotmail.com with questions.

 – ILAVESNP (Illinois Association of Vocational Education Special Needs Personnel Scholarship: Identified as a special needs student pursuing post-secondary education for a career in vocational/technical area, enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

16thRusty Vernor Award for Humanitarian and Academic Excellence in Mathematics and Computer Science: JHS graduating senior who has financial need and plans to further his or her education in math or computer science.

 16th -  Brandon Lee Bork Memorial College Scholarship: JHS graduating senior, 3.35 GPA minimum, participate in at least one JHS athletic team.

16th - Alfano/McKinnon Big Brother/Big Sister Memorial Scholarship: Member of JHS Bigs Program, volunteer at BBBS throughout school year, participate in Bowl for Kids Sake.

16th – Newton Bateman Scholarship: graduating senior, financial need, pursuing a degree in science, math, or technology at an accredited college or university.

20th – Leo Alfano Memorial Scholarship: JHS graduating senior, showing a passion for life, family, and friends, possessing leadership qualities, and showing a respect for administrators, teachers, and peers. 

30thBrenda J. Turner Memorial Scholarship: Mr. John’s School of Cosmetology full tuition scholarship. 

30th - Kid's Chance Inc:  College scholarships to children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job.


May

1st – Fran Center Robert Cleveland/Kenneth Dodge Memorial Scholarship:  
Awarded to a graduating high school senior with a determined specific learning disability that plans to attend a two or four year college or trade school, resident of IL, financial need, application, essay, IEP, letter of recommendation.

1st - U of I Sigma Psi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship: Three $1,750 for incoming male students who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics, community service.  Application can be found at www.illinoissigeps.com/scholarship 

18th - Marquis Energy has developed a scholarship program for skilled trades at four community colleges: Black Hawk, Black Hawk East, Illinois Central, and Sauk.  To access the scholarship application and learn more visit http://marquisenergy.com/scholarship-application.  

19th - Best Mattress Review.com Sleep Scholarship: Non-renewable $1,000 scholarship for tuition.  High School seniors or current college students, US citizens, high school diploma or GED, planning or enrolled in an accredited US post-secondary institution, 3.0 or higher GPA.  BestMattressReviews.com is looking for creative video applications no longer than four minutes answering the questions: How important is sleep as a public health issue? and Describe your current relationship with sleep and the quality of that relationship.  Upload the video to youtube.com with the title Best Mattress Reviews.  Create a single page google word doc answering a number of questions.   

25th – JEA (Jacksonville Education Association) Teacher Scholarship: a child of a JEA member who is a college junior, personal recommendations, essay of interest in entering into the field of education, school and community activities.

​25th - Bryan Cameron Education Foundation: ​Class of 2019: merit based, 4 year full-tuition.  3.7 GPA or higher, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurriculars with a desire to make a positive impact on the world around them. 

TBA – Morgan County Garden Club Scholarship: High school graduate or college student with a 3.0 GPA majoring in a field of horticulture.  Email:

amandafoxdesign@yahoo.com or mail to the Morgan County Garden Club c/o Amanda Fox, P.O. Box 99, Woodson, IL  62695

15th – Independent Order of Odd Fellows Scholarship: school, extracurricular, community service, work experience, hobbies/interests. 


June

​​1st - MCS Community Services Scholarships:  ​Low income levels, resides in Morgan, Cass or Scott County, is enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited Illinois institution.  Application available in Student Services or call 243-9404 for an application.  

15th - Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship:

​completing or completed high school, enrolled in an eligible program, strong commitment to pursue a career or technical program, demonstrate financial need, completed FAFSA, overcome adversity, under age 30, and a U.S. citizen.  Apply online at application.horatioalger.org.

30th - Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program: 
​ Illinois Department of Public Health for  student studying to be nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives.  Financial need is a factor.  Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Rural Health at 217-782-1624 ask for Bronwyn Jones-Leach.

 July

 

 August

​31st - Aspiring Nurse Scholarship: Eligibility:  academic excellence in science and mathematics, a passion for nursing and the overall healthcare field.  Must be pursuing a degree in nursing and be a high school senior.  Go to www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com.  Click the banner on the right-hand side of the website homepage.


September

1st - Jacksonville Chapter of P.E.O. International Letter of nomination and recommendation for female senior required, formal interview by the chapter, chapter approves one candidate for the online application between Sept 1st and Nov 1st.  The student portion must be completed 30 days after she receives the link for the PEO International STAR Scholarship.

12th- Just a quick reminder that FINAL APPLICATIONS for the Class of 2019 are due for the Cameron Impact Scholarship on September 12th, 2018.  We accept applications on a rolling basis, and limit the number we will review to 3,000.  The link to our application is below.


21nd -Acorn Equality Fund Scholarship: LGBT persons, their children, and allies in Illinois' downstate counties. Vist www.acornequalityfund.org

25th
Horatio Alger Association- One Scholarship Endless Opportunities

 

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen



27th Quest Bridge National College Match: 

The 2018 National College Match application is now open. 

We are looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges.
Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply to the National College Match in the fall of 2018, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2019 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2019.

The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all:

  • U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents or
  • Students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States.

Additional Citizenship Requirements

Important considerations for students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, but are attending high school in the United States: Only some of our colleges will consider non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents for admission and full scholarships through the College Match. 


October 
 1st  
The NHS Scholarship

About the Program

Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

2018–19 Application Process

October 1—Online applications open
December 7—Deadline for student applications
December 14—Deadline for recommendations

2018–19 Award Distribution

575 national semifinalists – $3,200 scholarship
24 national finalists – $5,625 scholarship
1 national winner – $25,000 scholarship
600 total recipients

NHS Scholarship Fund



17th- Wendy High School Heisman Award: High School senior athletes can nominate yourself for the Wendy Heisman Award at www.wendyhighschoolheisman.com

AES Scholarship
Purpose of Scholarships: AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria: 
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. 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.
How to Apply: 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

 

November
1st Ron Brown Scholar Program: Students who make significant contributions to society, excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on their community through service to others. Must be a U.S. citizen, Black/African American, current high school senior, demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community service, and have an academic need. Go to www.ronbrown.org for more information 

 

15th- Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: 

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.

  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.



December

1st: The Golden Apple Scholars
This Illinois Program is now recruiting high school seniors to apply for our teacher preparation program. Scholars are provided with extensive teaching experience and advanced preparation to supplement their college curriculum, academic support throughout college, college tuition-assistance and support (up to $23,000), and mentoring during their first years of teaching. In return, Scholars commit to teach in Illinois schools-of-need for five years after college graduation from an Illinois partner university. 

Scholars may be referred for the program or apply directly. Detailed information on program eligibility requirements for the scholarship are below. Please also help us spread the word about the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program by sharing this e-mail with your network. 

  • Applicants complete an online application along with two references and essays.  Unofficial ACT/SAT scores and transcript are uploaded into the application. 
  • Priority Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Regular Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Golden Apple educators will review online applications, choose the finalists to be interviewed and select the new class of Scholars in Spring 2019. Interviews for qualifying applicants will be held in Chicago and Central Illinois during March and April 2019.



1st: Lincoln Land Scholarships

Application Available December 1st
Application due March 1st, 2019


For more information please visit: llccfoundation.org/scholarships

January 

1st: 

Helena Acre  Home Grown Scholarship Program

Criteria:
1. Graduating 2019 high school senior who will pursue a two- or four-year degree in an agriculture and/or science major
2. Apply online at www.helenahomegrown.com. Please submit a professional photo for publication usage.
3. Applications are due January 31st, 2019
4. Winners will be notified by March 1, 2019

January 25th:

In 2018, ISCA awarded two ($1,000) scholarships to two (2) high school seniors. We are excited to be able to offer the scholarship again to members' students in the Class of 2019. Students who will be completing high school in 2019 are eligible for this non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship can be used to support the following post-secondary options: 4 year college/university, 2 year college/university, trade school or apprenticeship program.

Two scholarships will be available!!

Application Deadline:

All applications must be submitted by Friday, January 25, 2019.

Winners will be invited to attend one of the two ISCA Annual Conferences in April (Rosemont or Bloomington) to receive their award and to recognize their school counselor. By submitting a completed application, participants agree to allow the Illinois School Counselor Association to use their responses on its website for recognition purposes or for other communications about Illinois School Counselors. 

Application Questions:

Students are asked to provide a description of post-secondary plans

Essay Questions:

In 500 words or less, write responses to the following questions. Applicants must answer all Essay Questions.

1. What are three qualities your school counselor possesses and why are these important to students?

2. Explain a time when your school counselor helped you work through a situation and how this made an impact on you.

3. What is an obstacle you have overcome in your high school career?

30th

Laura J. Janus Scholarship in Accounting

 The Department of Accounting and Finance is pleased to announce an exceptional scholarship is available to an incoming freshmen for the 2019-2020 academic year.  This scholarship is a progressive scholarship award, beginning with $2000 in the first year; $3000 in the second year; $4000 in the third year and $5000 in the fourth year if the student meets the maintenance requirements each year.  Funding will be disbursed (½ fall and ½ spring).

 Initial Scholarship Criteria:

  • Entering WIU as a Freshman in Accounting
  • Cumulative High School GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Evidence of Community Service
  • Demonstrated Financial Need using the FASFA

Maintenance Criteria:

  • Continue as an Accounting Major
  • Maintain a 3.0 or higher Accounting and Cumulative GPA
  • Participate in Accounting program student group activities
    • The Student Chapter of the IMA
    • The Zeta Beta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi
  • Demonstrated Financial need using the FASFA
  • Remain active in community service
  • Remain a student in good standing
 The application period is open until January 30, 2019

30th

Samuel N Oliva Scholarship in Accounting

 The Department of Accounting and Finance is pleased to announce an exceptional scholarship is available to an incoming freshmen for the 2019-2020 academic year.  This scholarship is a progressive scholarship award, beginning with $2000 in the first year; $4000 in the second year; $8000 in the third year and $10,000 in the fourth year if the student meets the maintenance requirements each year.  Funding will be disbursed (½ fall and ½ spring).

 Initial Scholarship Criteria:

  • Entering WIU as a Freshman in Accounting
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Cumulative High School GPA of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 25 ACT or 1200 SAT
  • Exhibits leadership
  • Evidence of Community Service
  • Extracurricular Activities

 

 Maintenance Criteria:

  • Continue toward a degree in accounting
  • Maintain a 3.2 GPA or better
  • Exhibits leadership
  • Community Service
  • Extracurricular Activities

 The application period is open until January 30, 2019

 *Any student receiving this scholarship, who has completed 60 SH and who remains eligible for renewal of the scholarship will automatically qualify for an accounting internship at ECS Financial Services.  Internships include housing, if needed.

 

February

1st:
The IAA Foundation Scholarship Program
The IAA Foundation endeavors to enhance the future of agriculture by providing college scholarships to Illinois Farm Families, Illinois Farm Bureau members, spouses, or their children who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related course of study. The IAA Foundation is pleased to administer scholarships on behalf of agricultural partners and families who wish to support future generations and help assure a well-qualified and professional agricultural workforce in Illinois while supporting farming communities. 
SCHOLARSHIPS This year, the IAA Foundation offers 72 awards ranging from $1,000 to $7,500. Applicants may apply for more than one but can only receive one scholarship. In addition to the above guidelines, many scholarships have specific requirements which you will need to review. 
APPLICATION PROCESS Online application link and guidelines are found on the IAA Foundation website, along with a full listing of eligibility requirements and a FAQ section. For additional information please contact the IAA Foundation office at 309.557.2230 or email smoore@ilfb.org. 
The application period runs from December 1, 2018 to February 1, 2019. Completed applications must be electronically submitted on or before February 1, 2019. 
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY Applicants may have been the recipient of a previous IAA Foundation scholarship. All applicants must meet the following general criteria to be considered for an IAA Foundation Scholarship. Please see each scholarship for specific requirements, limitations, and guidelines. 
1. Must be a high school graduate or graduating in 2019 
2. Must be an Illinois Farm Bureau member, spouse of member, or member's child (except for Prairie Farms, St. Louis District Dairy Council scholarships, and Twin Creek Family Farm Scholarship)
 3. Must be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at an accredited college, university, community college or trade school majoring in agriculture, agribusiness or a closely related field (except for Ratermann, Prairie Farms, St. Louis District Dairy Council scholarships, Herman & Cecilia Wiedle Scholarship Fund) 
4. Must exhibit potential for successful completion of course of study 
5. Must be a resident of Illinois (except for Prairie Farms and St. Louis Dist. Dairy Council Scholarships)
 6. May not be a spouse, child, sibling, grandchild, son-in-law, or daughter in-law of an IAA Foundation trustee, employee, or current member of the Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors. 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION In addition to eligibility guidelines, the following is considered in selecting recipients: 1. Academic Performance (30%) 2. Activities and Leadership (30%) 3. Financial need and evidence of self-help (10%) 4. Strength of Personal Statement (20%) 5. Strength of References/Endorsements (10%) 6. Exceptional Circumstances (up to +10%) 7. Demonstrated interest in agriculture and agribusiness reflects in higher scoring (Exceptions include the Ratermann scholarship, Gourley, Southwell, and Capps Memorial scholarship (Prairie Farms Dairy), and the St. Louis District Dairy Council scholarship.
TERMS All scholarship funds are sent to the designated institution prior to the beginning of the academic year. Funds are applied by the institution to fund tuition, room and board and books. Scholarship recipients are not restricted from pursuing and accepting other forms of financial aid, assistantship, or tuition waivers.


Apply at: IAA Foundation Website

6th 

2019 CBAI Foundation For Community Banking Scholarship

Recipients are determined by an essay-writing contest and an impartial panel judges. All high school seniors, regardless of their financial need or plans for higher education, may participate. The price awarded for the overall winner is $1000 per year for up to four years of higher education, with up to 11 additional awards of $1,000 and up to 12 second place awards of $500.00 each, depending on the quality of the entries. Deadline: February 6, 2019 5pm at the CBA Foundation office. For more information see Mr. Thakkar

15th

VINA A. MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Conservation 2019 ($1000)

The following must be included WITH your application:

1. A statement describing your Field of Study in Conservation (Examples include but are not limited to: Environmental Studies, Landscaping, Horticulture, Agricultural,  Animal Rehabilitation, Wildlife, Forestry, Land Management, Ecology, Oceanography, Marine Biology, Recycling)

`           2.     Volunteer activities

            3.     Goals and ambitions

             4.     School transcripts, ACT or SAT scores

            5.     Two Letters of Recommendation – NO RELATIVES

 

STUDENT MUST ATTEND AN ILLINOIS college, university, technical or trade school for Fall Semester 2019


Payment of Scholarship will be made to the Student Financial Aid Office in the student’s name in one installment for Fall Semester 2019. The scholarship winner will be notified by 4/1/2019 and will be sent information regarding verification of enrollment procedure. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors, current college/trade school students, and/or adults returning to college/trade school. Preference is given to student majoring or minoring in the conservation field.

POSTMARKED BY February 15, 2019 to:  Judy Rader, 132 11th Street, Lincoln, IL 62656
Mail application with all supplemental materials in the same envelope. Emailed applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, contact Judy at (217) 732-1709 or judyrader51@gmail.com

15th

2019 GFWC ILLINOIS NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ($750)

The following must be included WITH your application:

   1.  Extracurricular activities

            2.  Volunteer activities

3.  Goals and ambitions, including why you are a good candidate for this scholarship

            4.  School transcripts, ACT or SAT scores

            5.  Two Letters of Recommendation – NO RELATIVES

 Tribal affiliation _______________________________   A copy of your tribal card is required.

 STUDENT MUST ATTEND AN ILLINOIS SCHOOL – Payment of Scholarship will be made to the Student Financial Aid Office in the student’s name in one installment for the fall semester. The scholarship winner will be notified by April 1, 2019 and will be sent additional information regarding verification of enrollment procedure.

 Mail application with all supplemental materials POSTMARKED BY February 15, 2019 to:  Judy Rader, 132 11th Street, Lincoln, IL 62656.  If you have any questions, contact Judy at (217) 732-1709 or judyrader51@gmail.com

15th

GFWC ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS

2019 PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The following must be included WITH your application:

  1. Extracurricular activities
  2. Volunteer activities
  3. Goals and ambitions
  4. School transcripts, ACT/SAT scores
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation – NO RELATIVES
  6. For Arthur Grant Smith Drama – Include details on drama/theater background such as private lessons, auditions, performances, etc.
  7. For Hamilton Ridge Music – (Instrumental or vocal) Include a performance disc or thumb drive with three audition selections, not to exceed a total of 15 minutes. Audition selections should be solo performances.  Detail musical background such as private lessons, competitions, performances, etc.

           

STUDENT MUST ATTEND AN ILLINOIS SCHOOL Fall Semester 2019 –Payment of Scholarship will be made to the Student Financial Aid Office in the student’s name in one installment for the Fall Semester 2019. The scholarship winner will be notified by April 1, 2019 and will be sent additional information regarding verification of enrollment procedure.

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors, current college/trade school students, and/or adults returning to college/trade school. Preference is given to student majoring/minoring in drama or music.

 POSTMARKED BY February 15, 2019 to:  Judy Rader, 132 11th Street, Lincoln, IL 62656.

Mail application with all supplemental materials in the same envelope.  Emailed applications will not be considered.

15th
                            GFWC ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS

2019 VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The following must be included WITH your application:

            1. Extracurricular activities

            2. Volunteer activities

            3. Goals and ambitions

4. School transcripts, ACT/SAT scores

            5. Two Letters of Recommendation – NO RELATIVES

 STUDENT MUST ATTEND AN ILLINOIS college, technical or trade school Fall Semester 2019 –Payment of Scholarship will be made to the Student Financial Aid Office in the student’s name in one installment for Fall Semester 2019. The scholarship winner will be notified by April 1, 2019 and be sent additional information regarding verification of enrollment procedure. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors, current college/trade school students, and/or adults returning to college/trade school.

 POSTMARKED BY February 15, 2019 to:  Judy Rader, 132 11th Street, Lincoln, IL 62656.

Mail application with all supplemental materials in the same envelope. Emailed applications will not be considered.

 If you have any questions, contact Judy at (217) 732-1709 or judyrader51@gmail.com

If you have any questions, contact Judy at (217) 732-1709 or judyrader51@gmail.com

15th

GFWC ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS

2019 LORADO TAFT ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ($1,000)

 The following must be included WITH your application:

            1.  Extracurricular activities

            2.  Volunteer activities

3.  Goals and ambitions

            4.  School transcripts, ACT/SAT scores

            5.  Two Letters of Recommendation – NO RELATIVES

            6.  Color photos or digital copies of three original art works – please include a description of each.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Materials submitted with application will NOT be returned.

 STUDENT MUST ATTEND AN ILLINOIS SCHOOL for Fall Semester 2019 –Payment of Scholarship will be made to the Student Financial Aid Office in the student’s name in one installment for the fall semester 2019. The scholarship winner will be notified by April 1, 2019 and will be sent additional information regarding verification of enrollment procedure. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors, current college/trade school students, and/or adults returning to college/trade school. Preference is given to student majoring/minoring in art.

 POSTMARKED BY February 15, 2019 to: Judy Rader, 132 11th Street, Lincoln, IL 62656.

Mail application with all supplemental materials in the same envelope.  Emailed applications will not be considered.

 If you have any questions, contact Judy at (217) 732-1709 or judyrader51@gmail.com

 

15th

GFWC ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS

2019 GFWC ILLINOIS CULTURAL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP  ($500)

The following must be included WITH your application:

 1.  A statement describing why you want to study in a foreign country, why you chose this particular country           and what you plan to gain from this experience.

  2.  Educational plans

               3.  Extracurricular activities

               4.  Volunteer activities

               5.  Goals and ambitions

               6. Two Letters of Recommendation- NO RELATIVES

 STUDENT MUST ATTEND AN ILLINOIS SCHOOL – Payment of Scholarship will be made to the Cultural Exchange Program in the student’s name in one installment. The scholarship winner will be notified by April 1, 2019 and will be sent additional information regarding verification of participation in the program.

Note:  Preference will be given to longer programs

 

Mail application with all supplemental materials POSTMARKED BY February 15, 2019 to: 

Judy Rader, 132 11th Street, Lincoln, IL 62656.

 

If you have any questions, contact Judy at (217) 732-1709 or judyrader51@gmail.com

Emailed applications will not be considered

 

15th – National Co-Op Scholarship Program:  GPA 3.5 or higher, Apply at one of the WACE Partner Institutions, 200 word essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.  

General questions contact:  Marty Ford at marty_ford@uml.edu

15th – DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Program Other State and National Scholarships offered through the DAR local chapter or national website.

15th– Illinois PTA Scholarship for Education: 
GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, graduating 
Senior preparing to enter into education, completed application.

15th- Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Illinois minority students pursuing a degree in teaching.  

16th -2019
Apply Online: Http://scholarships/betasigmapsi.org

Martin Luther Scholarship
$2,000 for any 4-year College or University Provided by the National Lutheran Fraternity

Christian Leadership Award- Purdue
$1,500 for Purdue University-West Lafayette
$500 for Finalists admitted to Scholars Program
Provided by the Beta Sigma Psi Purdue Alumni

Christian Leadership Award- Indiana
$1,500 for Indiana University- Bloomington 
Provided by Beta Sigma Psi Indiana Alumni

Christian Leadership Award- Illinois
$1,500 for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Provided by Beta Sigma PSI Illinois Alumni

16th - World Class Scholarship Program by Mediacom Communications​pplicant must live in an area that Mediacom services, include an essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation.  

17th – St. Norbert College Music Scholarship:  Schedule an audition date between January 27th and February 17th

​17th - Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation Scholarship: ​ Apply for the Christian Leadership Award and/or the Martin Luther Scholarship. Applicants must be Lutheran men who will be starting college in the fall of 2018, confirmed members of the Lutheran church. 

​23rd - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority African American High School Seniors Scholarship: ​Graduating African American seniors with a GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and attending a four year college or university.   

28th - Farm Credit Scholarship:  High school seniors considering a career in agriculture, food systems or natural resources - $2000 scholarship. 

28th – Bobby Hoffman Memorial Scholarship: attended JHS for 4 years, played JHS boys basketball for 3 years (one must be senior year), attending a junior college or 4-year college/university, trade school or military, examples of community service, embody Bobby’s super Crimson spirit.

March

1st: 2019

The Illinois Odd Fellow -Rebekah Scholarship Program

Students from throughout the State of Illinois who wish to Attend any post-secondary school or an accredited vocational or technical training school and who have maintained at least a C grade average may make application for a scholarship through the Grand Lodge Office in Lincoln Illinois

Website: www.ioof-il-.org

1st: 2019

Lincoln Land Community College Foundation

HOW TO APPLY

1. Go to www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships and click on APPLY NOW.
2. Click the “Sign Up” button in the upper right corner.
3. Enter your LLCC email address and a password of your choice.
Before you can sign up for a scholarship account, you must have applied to LLCC and have been
accepted for admission. If you are not a student at LLCC, if you have not taken classes at LLCC
for one year or longer, or if you have completed your academic program, you can apply for
admission to the college at http://www.llcc.edu/student-services/admission/.
4. Upon signing up for an account, you will receive a confirmation email to ensure your identity.
Once you have confirmed your account, you can begin accessing the system.
5. When you initially login, you will be directed to the General Application. Complete all the
fields/questions. Make sure you click on the Applicant Record link to ensure your information
on file with the college is correct.
6. Click the Finish and Submit button at the bottom of the page to submit your General Application.
You can take time to complete your application, by clicking the Save and Keep Editing button
which will save your work and allow you to return at a later time to finish and submit. Be sure to
submit your completed application and any additional information or documentation before the

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. Personal Statement
In 500-750 words, you will be asked to address the following:
 Tell us about your involvement in school or community organizations, teams,
work/employment, etc., listing honors, recognitions, awards, and positions held.
What did you learn about yourself from this involvement?
 What is your career goal and educational plan to meet this goal? What inspired you to
choose this field of study and career?
 Explain why you are applying for a scholarship and how you will benefit. Be sure to discuss
how you are financing your college education and include any special personal or family
circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.

2. Two References
You will be required to enter the name and email address for two references. References will receive an
automated email from the application system requesting they complete a recommendation form. Your
application will not be complete until your two references have submitted their recommendations.
References must submit their recommendations no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on March 1, 2019.
References can be teachers, faculty, staff, mentors, coaches, employers, etc. Do NOT ask family members
or friends.

3. Academic Transcript
You will be required to submit an unofficial transcript from your most recent high school or college. If you
are a high school senior or current college student, submit your transcript after fall 2018 grades have been
posted. Current LLCC Students - While using Mozilla Firefox to view your transcript in WebAdvisor....Choose
print from your browser file menu, select Adobe PDF, and then choose print again. This allows you to save a
PDF document of the transcript, with all formatting intact.




March 1, 2019 deadline.

15th:

High School Seniors Can Apply Now for an ICF Conservation Achievement Scholarship

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Applications are now being accepted by the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) for the 2019 Conservation Achievement Scholarship program.  The ICF annually awards scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who demonstrate effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection or enhancement of the state’s natural resources.  Up to three scholarships of $2,000 each are available for the current school year. 

"The ICF’s Conservation Achievement Scholarship program helps further the education of young people who have shown interest in being our future conservation leaders,” said Wayne Rosenthal, chairman of the Illinois Conservation Foundation Board of Directors and Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “The scholarships help reward a commitment to natural resources stewardship by students from throughout Illinois.” 

The ICF Conservation Achievement Scholarships have been awarded since 2005. Applicants must be an Illinois resident and a senior in an Illinois high school.  Applications must be received by the ICF by March 15, 2019.

Detailed instructions and the 2019 application form can be accessed through the ICF website at: 
http://www.ilcf.org/portal/sponsorship-opportunities

Contact the Illinois Conservation Foundation at 217-785-2003 or dnr.icf@illinois.gov for more information or to make a donation to support the Conservation Achievement Scholarship program.




April
LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker's Scholarship

What is the LaVern and Nola McEntire  Lineworker’s Scholarship?
This  $2000  scholarship  will  help  pay  for costs  to attend  the  lineworker's school  conducted  by  the  Association  of  Illinois  Electric  Cooperative  (AIEC)  in  conjunction  with  Lincoln  Land  Community  College,  Springfield, IL.  It was awarded  for the first time in 2011.
Who is eligible  to receive  the scholarship?
One  scholarship  a  year  will  be  awarded  to  an  individual  who  is  related  to  a  rural  electric  cooperative  employee  or  director  in  the  State  of  Illinois;  or  is  the  son  or  daughter  of  an  electric  cooperative member  in  Illinois;  or  is  enrolled  in  the  Lincoln  Land  lineworker’s  school;  or  has served  or  is  serving  in  the  U.S.  armed  forces  or  National  Guard.  The  applicant  must  have  a  high  school  diploma  or  a  GED  at  the  time  the  scholarship  is  awarded.  (Please  see  the  "LaVern  and Nola McEntire  Lineworker's Scholarship Official Rules & Regulations"  sheet  for all eligibility  requirements.) How are  the recipients selected? Scholarships are awarded  based  on an essay,  a biographical statement, and references that will  be submitted.
 How does  someone  apply?
To  apply,  the  applicant  must  meet  the  required  criteria  as  outlined  in  the  "Official  Rules  &  Regulations"  and  complete  the  scholarship  application  available  from  the  local  electric  cooperative  office.  Each  applicant  is responsible  for  submitting  all  information  required  to apply  for  a  scholarship and  for  returning  the  application to the  local  electric  cooperative  by April  30,  2019.

For information  on the electrical  distribution  lineworker  programs at Lincoln  Land  Community  College, please contact:    Thad France & Roger Larkin, Mgr of Lineworker & Apprentice Dev   P.O. Box 3787    Springfield, IL 62708  Phone:  217/820‐2487 E‐mail: tfrance@aiec.coop

  General Information

ISAC – Illinois Student Assistance Commission offers a free text messaging service where you can get your questions answered and receive important information about college planning events, financial aid, and deadlines.  Simply text your first and last name to 217-207-3265.  Visit www.collegegreenlight.com

 
Memorial Health System is hosting a number of hands-on sessions open to high school and college students, community members, and Memorial employees interested in learning more about healthcare careers.  Sessions are designed to engage participants with current healthcare professionals in interactive settings with various stations.  The sessions are free and open to the first 40 registered individuals.  The first session launches on September 28th.  Learn more at Jobs.ChooseMemorial.org under Students tab.

  

Lincoln Land Community College is offering credit courses at NO cost this fall semester: Landscape Lake Ecology, Agricultural Watershed Management, Landscape Lake Sampling, and Conservation Practices System.  For program information go to www.llcc.edu//registration.

 
C2C (Culture to Culture) is a study abroad or host a student exchange program.  Visit exchanges.state.gov for more information about studying aboard or hosting.state.gov to learn more about hosting an exchange student.  C2C is a part of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Scholarships are available for the study abroad program. 

 

Congress-Budestag Youth Exchange offers the experience of Germany by living with a host family and attending a local high school in Germany.  Students must be U.S. citizens, between the ages of 15 and 18.5, current high school student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants are accepted in the fall of each school year.  Scholarships are available.  Visit www.usagermanyscholar.org for more information.

 

The Child of a Veteran Grant is offered to any accepted child of a veteran on any of the University of Illinois campuses.  Check with the U of I financial aid office for an application.  It is a full tuition paid grant for four years as long as the student meets the GPA requirements.  


Samford University will host a one week Pharmacy Camp for interested high school students interested in pursuing a career in Pharmacy.  For more information visit www.samford.edu/pharmacy/bulldog-pharmacy-camp. 


The Jacksonville Promise Scholarship Program is available to graduating seniors that have attended Jacksonville high schools for four years, demonstrate they have applied for other scholarships, completed the FAFSA, and maintained at least a 2.0 GPA.  The amount of each award varies.  Deadline TBA.  


The University of Illinois - Springfield offer the Capital Scholars Honors Program.  For more information talk to Cortney Trencevski at cglan2@uis.edu or call 217-206-7240.  

Are you planning to start at a community college and transfer to a four year college or university?  Go to www.TransferREADY.org to get valuable information and questions answered.

 
 Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is offering the following majors:  Dental Hygiene, Health Care Management, Mortuary Science and Funeral Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiological Science.


Western Illinois University is hosting the Ralph Dirksen Tech Expo on Friday, April 6th and 13th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Learn about degrees in: graphic communications, construction management, engineering technology, instructional design, and technology.  Demonstrations include: 3D printing, product design, graphics communications, robotics and manufacturing, computer aided drawing, and construction metalworking.  To register to to ma-houston@wiu.edu or call 309-298-1091.

The College Board launched the SAT Practice Recognition Award for students that increase their SAT score by 150 points or more and spend 10 or more hours on the official SAT Khan Academy Practice site.  Winners will be notified and can use the award on college applications and their resume to showcase their hard work.  Students learn by focusing on the knowledge and skills most essential to college while developing personalized study plans to pinpoint specific areas for improvement.  Email practice@collegeboard.org for more information.  

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will be taking applications for apprenticeships at 904 Brenkman Drive, Pekin, IL.  Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Requirements:  17 years of age or older, high school graduate or GED, physically able to do the work, live in Mid-Central Illinois, valid drivers license, and pass drug testing.

Imagine American is a scholarship site for students interested in trade/vocational schools.  Go to http://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/

MacMurray College announces the Central Prairie Award for high school students living and attending high school in a number of Illinois counties including Morgan County.  This $1,000 per year award is renewable to qualifying students.  Visit www.mac.edu/apply or go through the Common Application.  Questions can be direct to Tressman Goode at 217-479-7056 or tressman.goode@mac.edu. 


SIUE Engineering Summer Camps will run two sessions from June 3-8, 2018 and June 10-15, 2018.  The program is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and junior high school students.  The fee for the program is $450 and includes accommodations, food, transportation, and all necessary materials/supplies.  The sponsor is Philips 66 Wood River Refinery.  For more information, go to www.siue.edu/engineering/programs-departments/summer-camps.shtml.  The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

Imagine America Scholarship Program is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing career education in American.  Students interested in technical and vocational programs to go to the Imagine America website and complete an application at www.imagineandamericafoundation.com.  


New PTCB expanded their eligibility parameters to allow students nearing completion of high school to take the Pharmacy Tech Certification exam.  For more information visit ptcb.org.  

WIU Department of Engineering Technology will be hosting the 59th Ralph Dirksen Tech Expo on Friday, April 6th and 13th for prospective students.  For additional information and a link for registration go to www.wiu.edu/cbt/engineering_technology/tech_exhibit

Elmhurst College will host Spring Open House on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  

The University of Illinois in Springfield Pre-Nursing Program is hosting an information session on April 24th.  Learn about the UIC Pre-Nursing program on the UIS campus and how to meet UIS admission requirements.  Bring your parents/guests and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages while listening to the presentation.  RSVP by calling Cynthia Reese at 217-206-4847.  

Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation will be hosting a Hands-on-Healthcare program this summer for students, parents, teachers, and members of the community.  For more information to to the hands-on-healthcare link.

Passavant Area Hospital and the MacMurray College of Nursing are partnering to offer the Discover Healthcare Summer Camp for high school students interested in healthcare careers with an emphasis on professional nursing.  The summer camp will be hosted July 23-25.  Only 14 participants will be selected.  The application deadline is May 15.  Stop by Student Services for an application.  For more information, call Educational Services Department at Passavant at 479-5889.

Scribe America hires and trains individuals interested in a career in to become a Medical Scribe.  Apply now at www.ScribeAmerica.com/apply and search for SCRIBE - Springfield IL.  

McDonald's offers a program called Archways to Opportunity.   If you become a McDonald's crewmember, work a minimum of 15 hours a week, and after the first 90 days of employment, you become eligible for a annual $2,500 scholarship.  Visit the Jacksonville McDonald's Restaurant or text mcdworksforme to 36453.  For other programs and information to to archwaystoopportunity.com.  

Memorial Health System is offering hands-on healthcare sessions through the summer of 2018.  Additional information for these sessions can be found on their Hands-On-Healthcare website.  The following sessions will be offered: physical therapy, medical imaging, pharmacy, medical education, and nursing.  

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has scholarships for qualified students enrolling in BSC's Nuclear Power Technology program during the 2018-19 academic year.  The scholarship amount ranges from $5000-$10,000 for the 2018-19 school year.  Students enrolled at BSC earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, and also may be eligible to receive a Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program certificate.  BSC is regionally accredited and is the only fully online program authorized by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).  More information on the scholarship can be found at https://bismarckstate.edu/news/BSCnuclearenergyscholarhsip/

Lincoln Land Community College will host Campus Visit Day for prospective students and families on Tuesday, June 12, 20128 at the Lincoln Commons, LLCC, Springfield from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  Register at www.llcc.edu/campus-visit-day or call 217-786-2577.  

​ATTENTION JUNIORS......​CAMP COLLEGE will be held on July 10th-13th.  Friday, May 11th is the deadline to apply online for this FREE 4 day and 3 night program designed for current juniors.  Campers will gain valuable skills and tools they can use to prepare for college search, application, financing, and selection process.  This year students will visit SIUE, University of Missouri St. Louis, and Blackburn College.  Go to https://www.iacac.org/camp/ to apply.


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