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





3rd  – Wendy High School Heisman Award: High school senior athletes can

           nominate yourself for the Wendy Heisman Award at    


 17th – Morgan McKinnon Memorial Scholarship: High school senior female

           Volleyball players who demonstrates good sportsmanship, leadership,
            and a strong commitment to volleyball.

25th – Horatio Alger Association – One Scholarship Endless Opportunities

            Full-time high school senior, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and

            complete a bachelors degree, demonstrate a financial need, be involved

            in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and

            perseverance in overcoming adversity, 2.0 GPA minimum, U.S. citizen.

            Apply at 


27th – Quest Bridge National College Match: low income high achieving student

            with financial need, essay, transcript, two letters of recommendation

            from teacher, secondary school report from counselor, ACT/SAT test score


31st – VFW Patriot’s Pen Scholarship Program: theme “American History: Our

           Hope for the Future” is open to students in the 9 – 12 grades.  This is an

           Audio essay contest of 3 to 5 minutes in length.  Entries are submitted to

           the Morgan County VFW Post 1379.  Go to for more info.


TBA – Jacksonville Rotary Scholarship



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 for more information.


27th – Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships:  U.S. Citizen high school senior

           Judged on: scholarship, leadership, financial need.



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 – Culver Stockton College Pillars for Excellence Scholarship: first-time

           freshman admitted to Culver Stockton, 26 ACT/1240 SAT, 3.5 or higher

           GPA or rank in top 10%, Essay, tour campus, attend Pillars session.




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


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. 

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.  

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 – Jacksonville Promise Scholarship:  Morgan County graduate that attend

           entire school career in Morgan County school system, accepted to Illinois

           College, MacMurray College, or Lincoln Land Community College, essay

           “Why I Choose to Attend a Local College”, transcript, attendance, FAFSA.


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









  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.


The National Portfolio Day Association offers portfolio day events throughout the year across the nation.  On October 29th the NPDA will host an event in St. Louis, Missouri.  Bring your works of art and share your work.  Participating colleges could offer you admission and possible scholarships.  Go to for more information.


Discover Duke information session will be hosted in St. Louis, MO, on Monday, October, 9th at 7:00 p.m. at MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) on 101 N. Warson Road.  Register to attend at


SIU-Edwardsville invites all interested students to their Explore Academic Excellence Day for the college of Nursing.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 16th at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in the SIUE Morris University Center and Alumni Hall 2nd Floor.  Pre-register at or call 800-234-4844.


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


UIS is hosting a Nursing Information session for high school juniors and seniors on Sept. 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Memorial Center for Learning, 228 W. Miller Street.  RSVP at


The Holland School of Visual Arts and Performing Arts is hosting an Open House from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26th at SEMO.  RSVP by Sept. 18th 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.  

Western Illinois University is hosting the College of Arts and Sciences College Days this Fall.  Attend lectures, meet faculty and students, and learn about careers in multiple majors.  October 27th and November 10th from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m.  RSVP at

Culver Stockton College is hosting a Presidential Preview Day for juniors and seniors on October 6th at 9:30 a.m. in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center.  RSVP by Oct. 3rd at

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. 





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