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

Helpful websites:

Scholarship Deadline Information


8th - Maryville University Scholarship Opportunities. 
Visit to apply.

TBA – Camp Care-A-Lot Education Scholarship: former camper, application, FAFSA, financial need, 300-500 word essay “What Education Can Do For Me”, two letters of recommendation, interview.

31st - ACT Student Champion Award:  Students in the Class of 2108 who have taken the ACT with a score of 22 or higher, who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions, a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.  Go wo to apply. 

31st - 2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship: Three $2000 scholarships will be awarded.  Eligible students must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question "How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?"  Details can be found at on the assisted living page.  



2nd - Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver at U of I: 
this is a four year in state-tuition waiver that may be used at any U of I campus.  Visit for more information.

4th - GE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: ​  High school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship.  Apply online at or at

8th - Western Catholic Union Scholarship Quincy University: Extracurricular activities, community activities, leadership roles, service to church, WCU activities, essay, 3 letters of recommendation.  Go to for an application and a list of all of QU scholarship opportunities.  

​10th - Eureka College Ronald Reagan Leadership Scholarship Program:​  GPA of 3.0 or higher, service and leadership.  Go to to apply. 

15th - Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship:  Awards from $300 to $2,500 based on an online essay of 550 words or less describing your academic and career goals.  Quick and easy.  Go to

17th - U. of Michigan Geisinger Engineering Scholarship: Awarded to a non-Michigan resident.  Go to

19th - IL. Society of Professional Engineers Capital Chapter Scholarship:  high school senior, U.S. citizen, 3.0 GPA or higher, SAT of 600 Math/500 Verbal or ACT of 29 math/25 English, enroll in an engineering program, live within Cass, Christian, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon,and Scott counties, application, two teacher letters of recommendation, one employer recommendation (optional), 500 word essay, transcript with test scores.  Application available in Student Services.

23rd - Quad City Engineering and Science Council School of Engineering Scholarship:​  High school senior, plan to study engineering at a accredited four year university, less than 24 hours of college credit, apply and accepted to Western IL. University, ACT score of 20 or higher, GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Apply at 

​26th - CNB Bank and Trust Scholarship Program:​ Essay writing contest open to all high school seniors.  Up to a two page essay with a paragraph on each of the three topics: the impact/importance of community banking to me or someone I know, the impact/importance of community banking to a business or agricultural concern in my area, and the impact/importance of community banking to my community in general.  Scholarship applications are available in Student Services.

27th - Ball State University Miller Scholarship: High grades and test scores, leaders in school and community, honors and AP classes, motivation and work ethic.  Application at 

31st – Culver Stockton College Pillars for Excellence Scholarship: first-time freshmen admitted to Culver Stockton, 26 ACT/1240 SAT, 3.5 or higher GPA or rank in top 10%, Essay, tour campus, attend Pillars session. Go to to apply.



9th - Bezos Scholar - ​Apply to be a Bezos Scholar.  Submit and application online, attend the Aspen Ideas Festival in June, Act by impacting your community in the 2018-19 academic year.  Go to 

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

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


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

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

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

TBA – 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.


TBA – DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Program: ONLY DAR Good Citizen recipients

            can apply.   Visit for an application. 

            Other State and National Scholarships offered through the DAR local

            chapter or national website.

TBA – Illinois PTA Scholarship for Education: GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, graduating

            Senior preparing to enter into education, completed application.



1st – Illinois AMVETS Scholarship Programs: Visit for more

         Information regarding numerous scholarships. 

1st - Lincoln Land Community College Scholarship program.  One application for all 
           the foundation scholarships at

1st - The Illinois Odd Fellow and/or Rebekah Scholarship: ​Need based scholarships.  Students must have a C average and make an application at  Attend any post-secondary school including technical and vocational schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities.  Use the 11-13-17 application date in the lower left hand corner of application.

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.  Visit for more information.  

15th – McLain 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. 


15th – Herman 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. 

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

31st - Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF):  Visit 

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, complete application


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, decendant of a male who honorably served, lineal family lines.


TBA – 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.



2nd – Helen C. and Orville N. Foreman Scholarship: narrative of post-secondary

           plan,  list of school and community activities (hours served, offices, etc.)


6th – NAACP 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 with questions.


TBA – 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.


16th – Rusty Vernor Award for Hunanitarian and Academic Excellence in

           Mathematics and Computer Science: JHS graduating senior who has

           financial need and pland 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


30th – Brenda J. Turner Memorial Scholarship: Mr. John’s School of Cosmetology

           full tuition scholarship. 



TBA – MCS Community Services Block Grant Scholarship: financial need,

            academics, community service, school and community activities.


TBA – Morgan County Garden Club Scholarship: high school graduate or college

           Student with a 3.0 GPA majoring in a field of horticulture.  Go to

  and email to

  or mail to the Morgan County Garden Club

           c/o Amanda Fox, P.O. Box 99, Woodson, IL  62695


TBA – Independent Order of Odd Fellows Scholarship: school, extracurricular,

            community service, work experience, hobbies/interests.


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



TBA – 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.


TBA – 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.


TBA – Newton Bateman Scholarship: graduating senior, financial need, pursuing

            a degree in science, math, or technology at an accredited college or




​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.




​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  Click the banner on the right-hand side of the website homepage.





  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

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 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

Southeast Missouri State University is offering Show Me Days on: Oct. 7th, Nov. 11th, Nov. 13th, Feb. 17th, Feb. 19th and April 7th.  Schedule a tour at


C2C (Culture to Culture) is a study abroad or host a student exchange program.  Visit for more information about studying aboard or 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 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.  

Columbia College is hosting two Nursing Pulse program's where you can learn which nursing program is right for you on Oct. 26th and March 13th.  Students will receive a $50 gas card upon arrival to the program.  Go to Columbia College website to rsvp. 

McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is offering a one week Pharmacy Camp this summer for high school students interested in investigating a career as a Pharmacist.  For more information visit  Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.  

Yale Young Global Scholars Program will offer seven unique interdisciplinary sessions over the course of the summer.  Need based financial aid is offered.  Current high school sophomores and juniors are invited to apply.  Science and engineering, international affairs, science and technology, sustainable development and entrepreneurship, biomedical science, politics and law, Asia in the 21st century are the programs offered.  Apply online at no later than Feb. 6, 2018.

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

Augustana College Art Scholarship Portfolio Review Days on November 18th and January 13th.  To schedule a portfolio review on campus, go to  

Illinois State Police 100th Anniversary Logo Contest.  Deadline is March 1, 2018.  Logo must: be professional, state the 100th anniversary theme, all colors acceptable, be original work, and be nostalgic.  Send designs to  Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

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.  

Visit MacMurray on Feb 19th or March 24th.  For a reservation contact  Scholarship deadline is December 15th.  Apply by completing an application and the FAFSA, and submitting your transcript and SAT/ACT test scores.

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

Lincoln Land Community College is offering psychology 101 during the spring semester.  

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

Discovery Days at Quincy University Nov. 18th and March 24th.  Go to to make a reservation. 

 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 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 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

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